JBS International

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JBS International Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
23 Reviews
3.6
23 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great company if you want to work in contracting

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    Former Employee - Technical Assistance Manager  in  North Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Technical Assistance Manager in North Bethesda, MD

    I worked at JBS International full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great company to start with little experience. Opportunities for advancement. Many friendly, welcoming, and kind people working there.

    Cons

    The office environment is rather boring. Most of the lower level positions are not challenging; however, they pay well for the amount of experience you come with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Organize events for staff to participate in and get to know one another.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at JBS International full-time

    Pros

    There are many good people working there. People work together to get the job done. Liberal environment with many volunteer opportunities.

    Cons

    Government contracts are up for renewal regularly. Make sure your contract gets renewed.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company with Great Intentions

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  North Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at JBS International full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    JBS serves clients that strive to improve health and human services domestically and internationally. This is a company with a purpose and a strong mission. Many employees choose to work at JBS because they believe in improving the lives of others and working for a growing company. JBS is family friendly and supports professional development.

    Cons

    The company is challenged with finding a balance between staying true to its mission while still being a corporate force in a competitive market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest in employees with potential and find creative ways to keep younger employees engaged.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    JBS

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at JBS International

    Pros

    Amazing co-workers, very friendly environment and everyone really knows what they are doing.

    Cons

    Office environment is a bit boring

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    The team managers are either really good or really bad.

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant  in  Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Rockville, MD

    I worked at JBS International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Innovative learning opportunities and interesting projects.

    Cons

    Overwork for the pay and open office layout.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lot of good people, no clear strategy for growth of company or path for advancement of staff

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  North Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at JBS International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some very dedicated, hard working, motivated people. Very much depends on the projects you work on and your team. Very accessible company, encourages teamwork. Friendly atmosphere. They have some very positive aspects, like promoting green/healthy initiatives, but they're pretty limited.

    Cons

    Though the company is more than 300+ people, functions like a small mom and pop shop. Not willing to invest to really strategically grow- in staff development, or in new areas. No clear path for advancement for staff- they lose a lot of good staff because of this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be equality in terms of treatment of different departments. Need to find ways to showcase the talent you have and invest in them and help them grow. Must establish clear pathways for advancement.

    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    So close to being a good place to work!

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    Former Employee - Middle Management  in  Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Middle Management in Rockville, MD

    I worked at JBS International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Dedicated, smart colleagues, interesting projects

    Cons

    No work/life balance, little opportunity to advance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is dazzled by a few favored employees, engaging the same six people and getting the same tired ideas. Look up and take advantage of your depth of talent!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    A lot of bright minds. A lot of uncertainty about the company.

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant  in  North Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in North Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at JBS International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of hard working, bright people here. Good benefits. Challenging but rewarding contracts and projects to work on. The company seems to truly care about it's employees and the field in which is works.

    Cons

    Little room for professional development and growth within the company. There's a lot of internal competition going on and egos to compete with, especially among the Research Associates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage employees on a more personal level, understanding their goals and aspirations in their careers and within the company. Inquire more regarding the skills and expertise each employees bring and ensure that those strengths are highlighted in proposals. Monitor and ensure the quality of proposals, especially to reflect staff expertise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Interesting work, unnecessarily challenging work environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at JBS International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some very capable colleagues who are also friendly and caring. Work can be interesting and there are opportunities for travel. Some truly great consultants.

    Cons

    Can be a toxic and belittling environment, with a "mean girls" mentality. Senior management lacks true management and leadership skills, thereby permitting such toxicity, as well as confusion about roles and responsibilities. There is no feedback. Ever. Pay is not commensurate with duties. It really isn't a good work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a desperate need for true leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at JBS International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I worked here for about 3 years and its a great place to work. Great location, great benefits, the work is interesting and I loved my colleagues.

    Cons

    Like many government contractors, they are feeling the effects of reductions in federal contracting. No way to move up or even laterally in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go after non-traditional contracts.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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