Ironworks Consulting Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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  1. Great company to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ironworks Consulting

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    I worked as a consultant for couple of projects and work environment was really great and had fun working and learning every day

    Cons

    As this is a consulting firm, you need to work hard and meet the deadlines, so there will be some work pressure depending on the project


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    Ideal Consulting

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ironworks Consulting full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Consulting firm focused on doing the right thing for the client and for the employees. Value and good business decisions resulted in great people having fun with happy clients

    Cons

    The only real downside was that it could not last longer. the company was acquired in 2011.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on client management, value, delivering against expectations and treating your people well.


  3. Good overall experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ironworks Consulting full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting cross-section of technology, solid team members, team energy

    Cons

    Wish there was more opportunity for career advancement

    Advice to Management

    Word/deed alignment


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  5. Good environment, good projects, great people

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Vienna, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Vienna, VA

    I have been working at Ironworks Consulting

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This design/build IT consultancy has a strong balance among its three pillars: project management, user experience, and technical architecture. Employees get to work with experienced and talented mid- and senior-level co-workers. Work-life balance is flexible and good. The culture is fun, particularly if you like fantasy football, WII-night, and kegerators after hours. There's also a strong commitment to give back to the community, and employees get opportunities to contribute in immediate ways to local charities (e.g. in Northern Virginia we support Homestretch, which supports homeless families during transition).

    Cons

    If you're not at HQ in the Richmond office you need to make extra vigorous efforts to stay in front of senior management. Opportunities to lead in the company are limited from the satellite offices. The office in the Northern Virginia office is really a B-level building at best, though the company makes an effort to provide reasonable facilities on the inside.

    Advice to Management

    Knowledge sharing, mentoring, and more substantial support for career development are really needed. Leadership opportunities should be made available to the Northern Virginia office.


  6. Great people, immature firm

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Glen Allen, VA
    Current Employee - Associate in Glen Allen, VA

    I have been working at Ironworks Consulting

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart IT colleagues, Desired sense of community, 10 years of award-winning work, Strong work ethic, Friendly environment, Casual offices

    Cons

    Extremely "win" focused, lack of people management, lack of opportunities for career growth. Lack of work-life balance. Zero encouragement/compensation for continuing education.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the people - we produce outstanding work, but people management is suffering. The business consulting team is inadequately trained and prepared for an agile environment that will be expected moving forward.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Okay, but does not "translate" outside of HQ

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Ironworks Consulting

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - culture at HQ - exciting consulting opportunities - great people - decent pay

    Cons

    - some VP's are all-consumed in their own lives - advancement? forget about it - "we don't sell the 'A' team then use the 'B' team" - um, yes you do. - expectations are somewhat unreasonable >> if you don't know the answer it's your fault - stuck in neutral - IW will be a technology company forever - A large number of people hired in 2008-2009 are leaving

    Advice to Management

    Look back to iXL to not make the same mistakes twice. Don't get so deep in what you're doing that you will be a commodity tech consulting company. Invest in real business improvement (even, God forbit, hiring an outside consultancy to evaluate your current state).


  8. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Architect in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Architect in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Ironworks Consulting

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Terrific location, opportunities, and future growth potential

    Cons

    Still a small company with its limitations

    Advice to Management

    No feedback to management N/A


  9. Ok

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ironworks Consulting

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Small company and still has manageable size. Will need more focus on business development and client interaction. Overall a great Technical company.

    Cons

    Small Technical company. A lot of good people leaving. Need to address the situation.Also, the company needs to have more consulting approach.

    Advice to Management

    Consulting approach.



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