Salient Federal Solutions

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Updated March 26, 2015
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  1. A good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at Salient Federal Solutions full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Management is good, they are dedicated to the success of the project. Good applicant screening process, all of my coworkers are very intelligent.

    Cons

    Often the work is onsite so the commute and the office space can be an issue.

  2. Worked on contract bid, they were energetic and enthusiastic about integrating myself into the bid building process

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Salient Federal Solutions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Truly felt that my feedback/input was valued and being incorporated into the process; friendly group of folks and easy to work with

    Cons

    pay was delayed a couple of times although everything was submitted by myself as per the contract; better direction for consultants

  3. Offers Interesting work for Information Technology

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

    I have been working at Salient Federal Solutions full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is company that does a lot information technology work for some big government orgs. Definitely work that will be advancing my career in IT and will look good on my resume.

    The usual benefits:
    PTO is standard (w/ 10 holidays)
    Tuition reimbursement
    Decent medical benefits through Cigna (HSA and wellness program)
    Vision and Dental

    Cons

    In general, nothing bad to say about working here.

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  5. Teters- 2015

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

    I have been working at Salient Federal Solutions

    Pros

    This company has Good pays but still has to go off government rates, there is no increase for overtime. It would be better if they they at least offered bonuses but not at this time.

    Cons

    The jobs are in pretty narrow field so there no room for upward mobility. If a company is growing then why don't they have more opportunities for growth for their employees.

  6. It is what it is a mid size defense contractor- owned and operated by a private equity firm.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Reston, VA

    I worked at Salient Federal Solutions

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice offices, decent compensation

    Cons

    No training or employee development, employees are nothing more than numbers, Human Resources is out of touch and incompetent. The company exists simply to acquire other companies and add to headcount with an end goal of being absorbed by an even larger company. It is what it is a mid size defense contractor- owned and operated by a private equity firm hoping to line Senior managements pockets with tax payer dollars.

    Advice to Management

    Management is completely separate from the company.

  7. Good Company but not Analyst Friendly

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Intelligence Analyst in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Intelligence Analyst in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at Salient Federal Solutions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They bought out SGIS, decent compensation package.

    Cons

    Did not support my need for position during Government draw down

  8. Great work, coworkers, and environment

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

    I worked at Salient Federal Solutions full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Management is fantastic, they really want to help you succeed. Coworkers are very intelligent and hard working. benefits package is very diverse so you can really get as much out of it as you want. I was very impressed when i enrolled this year.

    Cons

    Clients vary so depending on what contract you are on you may have a client you are less than fond of. If you start in the fall it is tough to enjoy the holiday season because you need to accrue vacation. Not the end of the world but still a bummer.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

  9. If you are in with the mgmt you will have a nice ride

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

    I have been working at Salient Federal Solutions

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

    Pros

    Mgmt has connections to get contracts

    Cons

    Nepotism and Ill mannered mgmt. if you aren't playing with them, expect a hard ride.

    Advice to Management

    They are passed advice and on the fast track to retirement. Build up the company to sell so they can reap the rewards!

  10. Bottom feeders

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Salient Federal Solutions full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    None. They won our contract with a bid that was largely based on employee compensation that would have been inadequate 10 years ago.

    Cons

    Low ball bid wins contract even though they don't have staff in place. They poach contractors already on staff and tell them to eat 30% haircut with worse benefits package or be unemployed. Employees pay the price; salaries are inadequate for DC region. Better staff members quit and move on eventually.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Among all the federal contractors, Salient is above average

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

    I have been working at Salient Federal Solutions full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Salient is a typical small to medium sized federal contractor. Most employees are guns for hire... once the contract goes away, so does the employee. That's how it goes in this industry, so there's no reason to fault the company. Management is fair in how they evaluate and compensate employees. They also seem to value employees more than other federal contractors.

    Cons

    Corporate policies are not well communicated. I do not believe there is an employee handbook.

    Advice to Management

    Work more to engage employees in the company. It often feels like I work for an anonymous corporation.

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