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OST Global Solutions President Olessia Smotrova-Taylor

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    Good Experience in an Interesting Industry

    Business Development Research Analyst (Former Employee) Rockville, MD

    ProsYou can learn a lot about the government contracting industry, how a small to mid-sized company operates and other working experiences, depending on your position. The people here are friendly and even though they will not sit next to you all the time to show you how to do things, they're always available for questions. The CEO is very easygoing and I am so glad that I worked under her. The company has comfortable working environment in a nice building. Schedule is very flexible, especially for interns who might have schedule conflicts. Many people complain that this is an unpaid internship but it's not the case. First, most companies do so nowadays. Second, why would you complain when that is what you would have agreed on when you apply for the internship. Finally, isn't the purpose of getting an internship to gain experiences?

    ConsIt can be a little hard to adapt to the working culture at first. During the first week I had a lot to read but it was all about government contracts and bidding. However, they are implementing guidance for new employees so things are getting better.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt would be great if the company can document how things are done so that new employees can adapt to the working culture at OST Global Solutions quicker and more easily.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Experience

    Executive Assistant (Current Employee) Rockville, MD

    ProsThe thing about being an intern is that you get out of it what you put in it. I'm just now finishing my internship with OST and I have had a great learning experience. The thing is though, is that over the last three months I have actively sought things to do. Once I proved that I could take on more responsibility it was given to me and I moved onto more satisfying work. My advice for interns looking at OST is to come prepared to learn and work. If you're just doing this for something to do, then yes you are going to have a bad experience and you might as well stay home. However, if you show up on day one willing to put forth effort, and you can prove that you do quality work, you will be given interesting work to do. In three months I proved myself competent and was able to help edit, write, and prepare several proposals. Moreover, you will not get the level of mentorship and responsibility that I received anywhere else as an intern. I have learned more about business development and proposals than I would've at any of the large well-known consulting firms. The other people that have commented on this page were probably useless and thus were delegated useless work.

    ConsIt is kind of a long drive from DC during rush hour and there is a steep learning curve when you first start out.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThank you for being so flexible with my summer class schedule.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Decent Experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Rockville, MD

    ProsLearned a lot about the gov. contracting industry. Other interns were intelligent and good to work with. CEO is very competent and well known in the industry, with many insights into how to properly write winning proposals.

    ConsVery monotonous work; management can be very quirky at times.
    Some interns were unsatisfied with the diversity of work. It seemed to be less of a learning experience and more of a low income job (but without pay).

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire younger full time staff instead of simply a new batch of interns every semester/summer. It makes it seem as though there is no possibility of advancement.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I could have learned more investigating gov't contracting myself.

    Intern (Former Employee) Rockville, MD

    ProsI learned more than I thought I would, government contracting, silly office politics, dysfunctional company operations, and how not to run a business.

    ConsUnpaid internship,the interns do free work for the company, you learn more from the so called free course they give you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay your interns.... It borders on wage stealing. Additionally, define what you do, don't try to get your feet wet in all aspects, become more specialized in one thing. Lastly, be proactive in how you do things not reactive

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Interesting

    Research Analyst (Current Employee) Rockville, MD

    ProsClient service is very good. I learned a lot.

    ConsPeople are boring and strict.

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