J. M. Waller Associates

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J. M. Waller Associates Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
17 Reviews
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  1.  

    Positive experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at J. M. Waller Associates part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice work environment and people

    Cons

    Can't think of anything negative.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Company could have grown on its own had owners made the right decisions, instead they sold to Versar

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at J. M. Waller Associates full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There were no pros to working at Waller the last couple of years before I left because it was obvious ownership was trying to sell and had no vision whatsoever about how to turn the company in to a success.

    Cons

    No cons to report are left since they sold out to Versar and now Versar is calling the shots.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Versar leadership buying this company for $13M proves P.T. Barnum was correct -- there is a sucker born every minute.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    JM Waller Acquired by Versar

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J. M. Waller Associates full-time

    Pros

    the people and the clients

    Cons

    lack of vision and focus by leadership

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  5.  

    Great company to work for. Strong leadership and clear strategic direction.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J. M. Waller Associates full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Leadership communicates with employees about vision and strategic direction.
    Competitive pay and benefits.
    The company strives for quality and excellence in services provided.
    Leadership listens to new ideas.

    Cons

    The company is small, which is both a pro and con. You are treated as a person, not just a number, but the small size of the company limits upward mobility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With the economy picking up, it might be a good time to expand into other market areas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    J. M. Waller is a great place to work. They treat employees well.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J. M. Waller Associates full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I’ve been fortunate to work at J. M. Waller. During my 5 years, I’ve been promoted twice. The company provides career development, training, excellent benefits—an HRA which the company funds as well as a matching 401(k). Their benefits broker advised us J. M. Waller benefits were like a Fortune 500 company’s and above average for their size.

    Cons

    Government contracting has been slow. J. M. Waller has lost some work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider teaming with larger government contractors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Job is Never Secure at JM Waller

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Analyst in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at J. M. Waller Associates full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most employees and mid-level managers are very professional and great to work with. Many employees have stuck with the company despite upper managements overwhelming poor business judgement and management.

    Cons

    The company is poorly managed and very top heavy. Recent firings have increased rumors about financial problems. Senior managers seem arrogant and show little regard for workers. There is one set of standards for the workers and one for upper manager and owners. Most employees feel used and no one is secure in their position. Pay is low and benefits are below industry standard. Everyone is just waiting for more layoffs. The company just feels unstable. It won't take much cause a mass exodus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read the company core values. Make more of an effort to truly engage employees. Most employes see what is happening so be honest about the company's future and take responsibility for the poor performance. Get rid of upper managers who drag the company down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Lack of training and communication

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J. M. Waller Associates full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most of the employees are friendly and professional. The employees are good at their jobs and delivery a good product/service.

    Cons

    Pay is low, increases or bonuses are basically non existent. There is very little training other than PowerPoint on the company website. There is also no communication from upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide basic training when hired so employees know how to enter time and expense report. Trying to figure it out on our own is not working. Keep employees informed about direction and state of the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Great Contract Job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at J. M. Waller Associates full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very competitive pay, good benefits, 10 holidays off, and flexible work schedule. You are your own boss.

    Cons

    Contract work so your contract may be pulled at any time. Very low or no bonus. No help from the main office as you are on your own (can be a good thing).. Getting expenses paid is a real pain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A christmas bonus would be nice, more than $500.00. Also, pay expenses timely within a couple of weeks. Put employees ahead of profits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Good company - successful, respected, very professional, highly ethical

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at J. M. Waller Associates full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Executive leadership keeps employees informed of where the company is and where it is going.
    Monthly meetings with and open door policy of the company President is a plus.
    Employee friendly, home-style atmosphere
    Company outings offer a great break to normal work routines.
    Senior executives have excellent reputation in the industry which helps with company name recognition and respect.

    Cons

    The economy has slowed the growth of the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the lines of communication open and diversify into other federal and commercial areas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Low paying but stable job with some benefits

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at J. M. Waller Associates

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    easy to request time off
    low stress environment

    Cons

    Health insurance is just below decent
    Low pay
    Poor salary increases
    No employee job recognition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote your talented people and get rid of poor performers and dead weight.

    Doesn't Recommend

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