Preferred Systems Solutions
3.4 of 5 12 reviews
www.pssfed.com McLean, VA 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Nov 5, 2013

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Scott M. Goss

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70% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Vienna, VA

I have been working at Preferred Systems Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

Prosgood work culture and environment

Conswork life balance at times

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

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Best company to work for!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Preferred Systems Solutions

ProsWonderful company to work for and the management truly care about their employees

ConsI don't have anything to say

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

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Great Growth Opportunity

Corporate Recruiter (Former Employee)
Vienna, VA

I worked at Preferred Systems Solutions full-time for more than a year

ProsThe company is willing to offer growth opportunities as long as you make it clear what you would like to do in the future. They offer tuition/certification reimbursement, which is a big plus.

ConsMore tuition reimbursement would be nice, but understandable that it's not possible in this economy.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on internal advancement, hire more "worker bees" and grow them into newer roles - the company is already doing a lot of this, but can always use more!

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

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A very positive work experience.

Systems Analyst (Current Employee)
Scott AFB, IL

I have been working at Preferred Systems Solutions full-time for more than 5 years

ProsA good solid company to for. The right mix of corporate support and mid level management. Great program managers to work with. Exceptional people to work with on a daily basis.

ConsThe only negative comment is not about PSS, but DOD contracting in general. Feels very insecure at the moment.

Advice to Senior ManagementBusiness development needs to be the highest priority, followed by helping employees maintain ongoing confidence in business prospects.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Scott AFB, IL

I have been working at Preferred Systems Solutions full-time for more than a year

ProsExcellent company to work for, great benefits, nice 401K, strong Leadership and Upper Level Management, excellent company for helping an employee grow within the corporation and also feeling like a team player.

ConsJob Advertising could be a bit more Open to public

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

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Good place to grow

Web Programmer (Current Employee)
Scott Air Force Base, IL

I have been working at Preferred Systems Solutions full-time for less than a year

ProsRegularly interact with upper management.
Good potential for career growth.
Management understands that the company rises and falls with its employees.

ConsBecause it's government work, you can only count on work until your contract is re-bid.

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

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Systems Operator (Current Employee)
Fairview Heights, IL

I have been working at Preferred Systems Solutions full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat group of people to work with! No micomanaging; do your job and you will not be "bothered". Decent benefits. Most people who call are extremely polite and grateful for our help. This helps make this a very LOW stress job!

ConsNO communication at all! NO face to face evaluations, reviews, etc. Project Manager is basically invisible until he passes out gift cards for meeting or exceeding your performance goals. This causes HIGH stress for everyone. Also, no accountability. No one in a supervisory role who can deal with behavioral issues - afraid HR will come down on them.

Advice to Senior ManagementAny advice is probably too late now....most feel they would not have listened anyway.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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bad

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
McLean, VA

I worked at Preferred Systems Solutions full-time for less than a year

Proslocation of the work near mall

Constreatly VERY VERY poorly by Senior Executive Management

Advice to Senior Managementneed more educated, qualified employees - ethics

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

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PSS is a hands off contracting company.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Reston, VA

I worked at Preferred Systems Solutions

ProsIf you perform your job well, you rarely hear from PSS. The benefits are great and the vacation time is slightly above average.

ConsPSS does not reward over-achivers. Training is not accessible, unless the contract is paying for your time to take training. Communication is non-existent. Many times you will not meet your "manager" more than once a year.

Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate with employees. Don't mis-advertise training. Treat employees like they are your product and you care.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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PSS is a good place to work if you work for a competent member of Senior Management. I did not.

Director of Proposals (Former Employee)
McLean, VA

I worked at Preferred Systems Solutions

ProsSome of the nicest and most competent people in the Federal contracting industry work at PSS. Nice offices. Overall, it is a better-than-average Federal contractor.

ConsThere was a real weakness in Senior Management, which I heard they corrected. I hope that is true. Also, because of personal friendships with Senior Management, certain people were allowed to literally run amok and threaten other employees. Again, I heard that this problem was fixed.

Advice to Senior ManagementCEO leadership was amazing. Next level down was a mixed bag. I heard that there were some changes made at that level, which can only be a good thing. There was bad communication and intolerance, and people were put into uncomfortable positions where they had to defend themselves because they were mischaracterized by others. It was a very uncomfortable place to be.

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