Monster Government Solutions

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Monster Government Solutions Reviews

Updated May 27, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Telling the truth

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA

    I worked at Monster Government Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Salary is above market. There are good people in the mix and you will certainly learn how to deal with politics designed to keep you from getting your job done if that is a skill that you want to add to your roster.

    Cons

    The company is riddled with the kind of people that have given politics a bad name. Finding ways to get other people to do your work and basking in the spotlight when corporate calls is the name of the game at MGS.

    Advice to Management

    Just give it up already. Cut the lego man haircuts and find a better place to shop than Men's Warehouse.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Not a good place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Monster Government Solutions full-time

    Pros

    i don't have anything to add.

    Cons

    Poor leadership - the culture is “toxic” b/c leadership sets unrealistic goals, micromanages and is non-inclusive with regard to the day to day of running a business..

    Advice to Management

    do something useful....


  3. Helpful (1)

    Business Analyst

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

    I have been working at Monster Government Solutions full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    There are a lot of very talented workers.

    Cons

    Senior executives do not care about the workers. They are consistently doing what they need to do to earn their bonuses without thinking of the consequences to other teams.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what your day to day staff has to say. They know what the issues are and they care. Management needs to also care about the company and staff and not just what benefits them.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    MGS Means Mediocre

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in McLean, VA

    I worked at Monster Government Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    It's software and long government contracts mean there's a bit more security than other parts of Monster

    Cons

    No support from corporate, internal politics prevent organization from progressing. No investment in marketing or innovation. Lack of business best practices--or interest in best practices

    Advice to Management

    Just retire instead of coming in between 9 and 5 and pretending to do work.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Lucky in the Marketplace

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Monster Government Solutions full-time

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

    Pros

    Generally better than average pay depending on the position Many good and talented people in all departments Ability to take care of personal issues without push-back, as long as the job gets done Benefits seem OK

    Cons

    Lack of go-to-market strategy, no real business model or at least can't be articulated, poor planning - very reactive, non-inclusive and marginal management, Peter Principle at work here, Best Practices? - haven't seen any, non-existent leadership, toxic environment where opposing opinions are not valued, some departments over-step their bounds creating unnecessary conflicts, groups of people required to make simple decisions, poor internal communications and complete dismissal of any of these issues by management.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are your most important customers, so provide them with full disclosure and trust them to do the work. Like any customer, they evangelize you or not - your choice. Ask questions and be prepared for the answers. Develop people skills and find good leaders. Replace executives and managers who don't cut it.


  7. Helpful (5)

    Mixed Corporate Culture and Direction

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technology Analyst in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Technology Analyst in McLean, VA

    I worked at Monster Government Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Salary ok Benefits ok Taking time off when needed ok Friendly coworkers and staff

    Cons

    No career path discussions No real empowerment to staff Some favoritism from certain senior managers that led to a toxic environment or low morale at times need more mentorship to new employees need more training (example: Monster University) treated like children at times rather than professional adults need to follow best business practices

    Advice to Management

    Empower employees more, follow best business practices more, have a clear direction on future projects, prioritize new projects better, be honest with your teams, better resource management and certainly budget better as a company to give your employees annual raises when deserved


  8. Confused corporate house but for employee positive, career transitioning, slow moving company with mix set of people.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Software Engineer in McLean, VA
    Former Contractor - Software Engineer in McLean, VA

    I worked at Monster Government Solutions as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    It is positive work environment, and busy enough to let you balance you work and personal life. Enough opportunity to learn and grow personally. Good salary, higher then the market

    Cons

    Can be bit complacent at times. Bit orthodox approach towards remote access to work. Should open up with remote access.

    Advice to Management

    Be little more proactive towards the product and let the talented team improve it rather then only thinking about $ to get from client to do those enhancements


  9. Helpful (1)

    Growing company with renewed direction

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Monster Government Solutions

    Pros

    Worklife balance, smart employees with industry knowledge

    Cons

    Length of time in bringing new and innovative products to market

    Advice to Management

    Create a succinct career plan for employees and provide valuable employee feedback


  10. Not bad not much on direction

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Monster Government Solutions

    Pros

    Flexibility, small teams, casual dress code

    Cons

    Lack of direction. No clear vision

    Advice to Management

    Open up for talented folks before they leave


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great way to start your career, had lot of experience.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Monster Government Solutions as an intern

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

    Pros

    Great company, lots of smart people, and a lot of growth potential

    Cons

    Not a good management, favoritism



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