Paragon Technology Group

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Paragon Technology Group Reviews

11 Reviews
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  1.  

    Enjoyed working there

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Paragon Technology Group full-time

    Pros

    Was able to work with minimal interference from the company.

    Cons

    Company did not want to invest in employees

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Can't sell work and too cheap to train employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Paragon Technology Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Most of the people want to do a good job and get along very well with the customers.

    Cons

    Some managers don't deal well with customers and cost us contracts. Current business development team is incompetent...they can't sell work. Corporate goes on and on about people being an asset then do NOTHING to back this up. Pathetic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace the entire business development team with successful people. Quit being so cheap with employee development funds or quit lying about us being so important.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Danger, Will Robinson!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC

    I worked at Paragon Technology Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Clients tend to know their stuff

    Cons

    Delusional senior management who talk an amazing game but fail to deliver. Limited opportunities for growth, due to contract losses and substandard education benefits. Some contract losses have been due to senior management failing to heed guidance from client-serving staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    A big disappointment

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Vienna, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Vienna, VA

    I have been working at Paragon Technology Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some of the original Paragon staff are hardworking and very good people. I have enjoyed the people on my team.

    Cons

    The new executives do not know how to run a company. It is a country club atmosphere since the new CEO came onboard. They have technology in the company name but have little concept of what it is. They are losing so much business that I doubt they will be around in a year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change everyone at the top if you want to stay in business.

  6.  

    What an Experience!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Vienna, VA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Vienna, VA

    I worked at Paragon Technology Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Paragon offered flexible work days. Some decent co-workers.

    Cons

    Hostile work environment, very poor management/leadership, untrained home office staff, terrible Human Resources, no professionalism, extreme abuse of nepotism, no career advancement.

    Paragon never established itself as a serious contender with the government. The recent loss of contracts is a result of this. The leadership is so terrible, unreliable and unprofessional.

    Most of the staff were not qualified PMs. Some of these unqualified staff was placed in Sr. positions with no real PM experience. Human Resources is laughable. Frankly, I'm surprised the company wasn't sued. The payroll department is equally unreliable and unprofessional.

    Paragon has poor benefits. Employees were not valued and received poor bonuses and perks. There are no values and no pride in working for this company. There is now a new CEO/Owner who made lots of promises but was never able to deliver.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Wake up and clean house! The very people who are supported by the new CEO do not understand best practices and should be replaced. 2. Change the name of your company to something else. Paragon is viewed negatively in government contracting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Small Company transitioning our of 8A

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tysons Corner, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tysons Corner, VA

    I have been working at Paragon Technology Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Direct access to the new CEO, new energy with new management, improved branding, lots of new business development staff, emphasis on human capital

    Cons

    Transition out of 8A is difficult. Lost a major contract recently. Company appears to be getting smaller at least for now. I think that the company is in for a tough few months

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing the right thing, keep to the course

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Paragon Technology Group is very dysfunctional and lack strong management leadership.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Paragon Technology Group

    Pros

    If you have low expectations and you need time to decide where you would like to be in your career, this company is suitable.

    Cons

    The owners of this company are simply cheap and they do not believe in investing any money or time on their employees. They boost about how much the company is making but will not spend money on proper computer equipment, software, training, and/or office furniture. The office is a dump! They do not compensate for travel or telephone expenses to clients. The health benefits you will end up paying close to 65%-70%. They promote the company as being a great working environment but morale is low and lack strong leadership (management need to take a course on how to manage or finding the right people to lead). If you are hired for a PM position do not expect to do PM work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To run a company, it takes a strong senior management team with the right skills to lead. Not because you own a company mean you have the skill set to run it. To make money you have to spend money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Some good/some bad

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA

    I have been working at Paragon Technology Group

    Pros

    The company has lots of opportunities, it is a growing company, there can be flexibility in work schedules, and I have some great colleagues

    Cons

    Unreasonable expectations from executive management make life difficult, resources to do the job aren't always provided like printers, decent pcs, and the company touts how well they are doing but then gives minimal raises. the management team doesnt seem to appreciate the staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a better job showing appreciation to the team. Make sure that the company infrastructure is in place when it needs to be.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A good holding place until something better comes along

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Vienna, VA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Vienna, VA

    I have been working at Paragon Technology Group

    Pros

    Company is financially stable. I have flexibility

    Cons

    President & CEO aren't respectful of the staff. Extra efforts are not rewarded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward good performance.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's a good place to get started.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Paragon Technology Group

    Pros

    Good people to work it, good location, great place to connect and to meet people, great management and friendly co-workers

    Cons

    Pay could be better, lack of personal space gets a little bit much once in a while, communication could be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The main thing would probably be to be in better contact with their employees about progress, better feedback would be nice as well

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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