MicroPact Reviews

Updated January 13, 2015
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  1. It's been a good small company to work for

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    Former Employee - Business Development in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Business Development in Herndon, VA

    I worked at MicroPact full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Family run, covers all Healthcare for employees

    Cons

    Growing through lessons learned, not outside experience

    Advice to Management

    Need to compliment the transactional experience with a more strategic and forward thinking approach. Real Relationship building for longer term and bigger deal scenarios need to be expanded.

  2. Company doesn't deliver on promises

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are far above industry standard. Flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Management not trustworthy. They will say what they feel employees want to hear but rarely act on what they say. Certain members of senior management have a tendency to bully rather than lead to get work done. Constantly over promise on what will be delivered to the customer which causes a heavy work load on project teams that is not rewarded or compensated fairly.

  3. Account Executive

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Reston, VA

    I worked at MicroPact full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Technology, program management, engineering talent seem to be stellar.

    Cons

    Be wary of sales management. Very clandestine type of behavior. I decided to leave after hearing VP of sales trashing sales staff to vendor in private during EXTENSIVE conversation. Additionally, lack of discipline in keeping scheduled internal meetings (so called mandatory) by management team really was disappointing

    Advice to Management

    No advice. Friends and family atmosphere. Seasoned sales job seeks should be VERY leery. You have been warned.

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  5. Helpful (5)

    Talent is less important than tenure ...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MicroPact full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The benefits are great, and the environment is laid back. The company promotes a 'team' theme that is catchy for new comers.

    Cons

    A culture of mediocre old boy network is setting in at the cost of talent and innovation. You have a small cadre in middle management promoted within the ranks based solely on their tenure as opposed to competence.

    Advice to Management

    Rewarding tenure is not a growth strategy, you need talented and innovative employees who are prepared to try new ideas. There has to be a better way to reward loyal employees that promoting them to positions they are not prepared to handle.

  6. Helpful (3)

    Account Executive's Be Careful

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Herndon, VA

    I worked at MicroPact full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Seems very friendly and supportive when first arriving. If part of the team of which the original owners will decide to add you into their following, then you might be successful.

    Cons

    I've seen many account executives get ready to close big deals which they worked on for 12-18 months and right before closing they were laid off. Millions of dollars of contracts were then scooped up by the team lead who is a friend of the family. This is a friends and family kind of business, so don't think that it won't happen, the question is "when it will happen" that they will let you go for their own desire to keep the revenue to themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Suggestions to management won't change because these folks have been high-school friends and they won't change.

  7. Helpful (2)

    MicroPact is a great place to work, I feel very lucky to be here

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    Current Employee - Director in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Director in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at MicroPact full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company was founded is run by CEO Kris Collo and CTO Mike Cerniglia. Both are young, bright, rational, generous and fair. The company pays 100% of premiums for an excellent healthcare plan -- that alone is worth at least an extra $10K in salary. The work environment is casual, friendly and fun. Catered breakfast is provided every Thursday. All employees are issued iPads as standard equipment. The company is in the process of building out an aggressive telework program, and it's easy to work from home whenever convenient. The company provides generous gifts and bonuses at the end of the year.

    Cons

    The company added more than 50 employees in 2012. This has left the headquarters a little overcrowded. There are a very limited number of offices. The open floor plan of the office can make for a noisy work environment with limited personal space. There are few meeting rooms, which although occasionally inconvenient tends to discourage unnecessary meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Kris & Mike - Never change. You've gotten where you are by being genuine, down-to-earth, and very generous. At times you seem slightly out-of-step with the rest of corporate America... stay that way, it's what makes you great.

  8. Helpful (5)

    Unprofessional -

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    Current Employee - Sales in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Sales in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at MicroPact full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Professional services group and HR are good to work with.

    Cons

    They use "family" environment a lot but its not. CEO and senior management monitor your office activities(who you talk to, when you come to office/leave, internet and corporate email). Although they have grown in number of employees, they behave like a tiny company. SVP and Director of Sales control everything. Account exec have no real authority or control.

    Whatever they say about flexible environment during interview process is not correct. Also do not believe what Sales management says potential for commissions.

  9. Helpful (2)

    Thoughts from an AE.

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    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at MicroPact

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Full benefits package. Work consists primary of developing on their software platform that is easy to use and versatile. Primary languages used is (in the order of least used to heaviest used) Velocity, Java, Javascript, and SQL.

    Cons

    Office politics. Communication between employees minimal. A fast growing company that may or may not be able to support the expansion due to a loose management hierarchy.

    Advice to Management

    No advice.

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