MacB Reviews

Updated September 4, 2014
Updated September 4, 2014
30 Reviews
3.5
30 Reviews
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Sid Fuchs
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  1.  

    Very positive. Good company culture. Paid training.

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    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at MacB full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Care about their people
    - Above average compensation
    - Feel like you're part of a team

    Cons

    Contract-driven for the most part so job security could be an issue

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management was good and fair for the most part. Listen more to the employees on site with the customer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very professional supervisors, positive work environment, and very customer driven.

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    Former Employee - Intelligence Analyst  in  Fort Walton Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Fort Walton Beach, FL

    I worked at MacB full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, ability to deploy, good communication

    Cons

    Personal time off was hard to get, limited 401k options.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good for entry level

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MacB full-time

    Pros

    Flextime, benefits and work atmosphere depending on program.

    Cons

    The growth is non existent, do not depend on any pay raises because there are little to non

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire within, current employes know the company and have the drive to take it to the next level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Bad experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MacB

    Pros

    work with a few a people I knew previously

    Cons

    Hired just to fill a position. Made promises upon hiring they did not keep. Upper management out of touch with on-site folks

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    This was a fabulous company to work for!

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    Former Employee - EOD Logistics Support Specialist  in  Panama City, FL
    Former Employee - EOD Logistics Support Specialist in Panama City, FL

    I worked at MacB full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I had a great supervisor, the upper management was wonderful as well. The compensation was not only enough to live on but enough to save as well. The benefits were great and they were always very understanding about time zones/reporting of hours when we had to travel internationally.

    Cons

    The only drawback was the location... Tyndall AFB in Panama City, FL. if you are a fan of the East Coast or a Florida resident, you would be perfectly happy but for a San Francisco girl it was like the dark side of the Moon.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good Company to work for in most cases

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    Former Employee - Logistics  in  Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Logistics in Tacoma, WA

    I worked at MacB full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Solid company good track record

    Cons

    Sight supervisor in my experience was not a manager and stated that he was a dictator and that was his method. When a new employee was hired and put in a position as a supervisor and became very verbal and disrespectful to those under her the management did nothing to curb the issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the situation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's a whole new ball game with Sid Fuchs

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH

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

    Pros

    - When MacB acquired my previous employer a few years ago, they went out of their way to employ everybody and offer them a decent deal. Unfortunately, those days are over.

    Cons

    - Sid Fuchs is the CEO now, not Charlie Schwegman. This guy plays hardball. He has made some intelligent decisions, such as spending the money to connect everyone to SharePoint/Outlook. But he also cancelled all raises in 2013 without warning the employees. There is no bench anymore in Dayton--if you don't have coverage, they furlough you or lay you off.

    - Opportunities for software developers are limited. MacB in Dayton has not been effective at marketing software development contracts.

    - MacB is not big on hiring from within. They don't give MacB employees first crack at job openings.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Macaulay-Brown Inc.

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    Current Employee - Engineer II  in  Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Dayton, OH

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

    Pros

    MacB has fantastically interesting work, pays well, and has good benefits.

    Cons

    Classified work is not for everyone.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Headed in the wrong direction

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH

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

    Pros

    The work can be interesting if you are on the right contract. They do a very good job of respecting work/life balance.

    Cons

    Average (at best) benefits. Low compenstation. No Bonus. No Merit Pay. You can be the best performer in your group and still receive same poor raises as your peers. Dramatically increased health insurance costs over the last three years.

    Raises cut company wide last year (2012) and blamed on the threat of sequestration and this year (2013) have been completey cancelled. All company functions including family, i.e. holiday party, summer picnic, golf outing have been cancelled.

    New president clearly never had any focus on the original Dayton area and appears to be moving operations primarily to a new DC office by hiring no fewer than 10 high profile BD types while the rest of the company suffers.

    Under this president, the yearly evaluations have become a joke. The employees now have no input into their evaluations, which is something I have never seen at any company. All employees, at a primarily engineering company, are now rated against Business Develpment metrics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the current president and get back to the small company, customer focused environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Bad experience glad to moved on

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MacB as a contractor

    Pros

    Not very many, 401K is great. Actually thats the only one I can think of and I did not want the review to be negative there had to be at least one positive thing in it.

    Cons

    Hire anyone that has a clerance, Supervisors are above the rules or so it seems, analyst should stay away from this company, dead end job no potential for advancement. They underpay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    supervisors should not bad mouth the company and should follow all rules which they currently dont.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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