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STG Reviews

Updated July 25, 2014
Updated July 25, 2014
54 Reviews

3.1
54 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great flexibility and great people (in 4 reviews)

  • Worked with good people that were very passionate about the company (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Executive turnover at HQ is very high, and for a small company, they do not visit or know their employees or customers very well (in 4 reviews)

  • The follow through on paperwork was pretty bad, mistakes were made frequently by upper management (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great work\life balance.

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    Former Employee - Programmer/Analyst  in  North Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Programmer/Analyst in North Charleston, SC

    Pros

    Great people to work with!

    Cons

    Client had a lot of political polices that were hard to meet!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be more flexible.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    STG

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Excellent salary and benefits. Nice people. Challenging work environment. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Micromanaged from the top down. Limited growth opportunity outside of contract.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Live the "Circle of Success"

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be good, now like any other defense contractor

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    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Reston, VA

    Pros

    Pay is competitive and in general you are left alone to do your work if you are at a remote site.

    Cons

    Company has become too top heavy with C levels, SVP and VP's. They have updrafted all the responsibilities of customer facing managers, making their gloried timesheet signers. Results has been indifference by on the line managers, and little motivation to win new work. For employees, benefits are very average, but cost to employee is higher that typical defense contractor. Little chance of advancement; they will hire people over you from bigger defense contractors instead of nuturing internal talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the fluff at senior levels, and empower directors and program managers to manage and grow their contracts as they used to do.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Loved Working There

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator  in  Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

    Pros

    STG management listened to their people and really seemed to care about developing employees and making them more than just slot-fillers. The salaries were fair and upper management was very approachable. Lots of opportunity for advancement for motivated and ambitious people. This was the only contractor I've worked for where I truly felt like an employee of a company and not just bound to the government portion of the contract.

    Cons

    The follow through on paperwork was pretty bad, mistakes were made frequently by upper management. The fact that STG deals with primarily contract work meant that you really were only an employee until another contract was awarded to another company. My time with STG was much shorter than I would have liked. When our contracted was awarded to another company, STG expressed a desire to move some of us to other contracts so that we could remain employees but ultimately it never happened due to the lack of available positions and not enough money on those other contracts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The culture of making people lifelong employees is a great start to becoming more than just another temporary staffing agency. Work on building loyalty to the company that supersedes the loyalty to the contract. When a contract is up for bid, have a contingency plan for retaining good people from that contract instead of letting them slip through your fingers to the next lowest bidder.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    your co workers are the bets

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    Former Employee - Computer Hardware  in  Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
    Former Employee - Computer Hardware in Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

    Pros

    The people that you service are the best

    Cons

    STG does not help you in training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to keep your people You do not HELP

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

    Service Desk Specialist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fort Bragg, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Bragg, NC

    Pros

    Great support staff. Excellent leadership

    Cons

    Demanding customers. Government structure very different from business structure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Met some good people and had access to equipment for self training.

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, from a technical standpoint I had access to a lot of equipment that aided in training myself. I was able to participate in some pretty cool projects.

    Cons

    Low salary, no quality formal training offered. Benefits were not good but they were adequate. Middle management doesn't really work for their employees, just seemed to do the bare minimum. There was a lot of nepotism where I was.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needs to make themselves available more, talk to individual contributors, get their feedback. Make formal training a requirement but also provide it. Make the quality individual contributors want to stay with the company. Don't just try to attract good employees, make it a goal to get and retain the best and brightest in the business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work

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    Former Employee - Contractor  in  Asheville, NC
    Former Employee - Contractor in Asheville, NC

    Pros

    I worked as a contractor offsite of the main headquarters. I enjoyed my work, and the benefits were good. Have no complaints of the management. They tend to promote from within, which is great if you're already an employee.

    Cons

    Pay could have been a little better compared to what some non-contractors I was working with were making.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good Company, high turnover

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    Former Employee - Business Development Director  in  Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Business Development Director in Reston, VA

    Pros

    Worked with good people that were very passionate about the company.

    Cons

    STG has a lot of employee turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Process and procedures in place but management is always trying to improve the processes instead of making sure the incoming employees understand current process. Impossible to grasp the processes in place when they are always changing.

    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Getting squeezed in a tight government market

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    Current Employee - Help Desk  in  Adelphi, MD
    Current Employee - Help Desk in Adelphi, MD

    Pros

    The people at the customer site are all hardworking and well-qualified. Some teams are very effective and have a very team-oriented attitude.

    Cons

    Executive turnover at HQ is very high, and for a small company, they do not visit or know their employees or customers very well. STG has not grown in size in over 5 years, and is losing contracts. With federal budgets shrinking, bigger players in the government contracting market are better positioned to ride out this downturn, and are going to squeeze out STG. Salaries on the contract were poor, so a lot of techs left for better pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut executive overhead and get back to basics. Work focus on developing your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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