Stanley Associates

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Stanley Associates Reviews

Updated March 25, 2014
Updated March 25, 2014
11 Reviews

3.4
11 Reviews
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    Stanley Associates

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    Former Employee - Associate Engineer  in  Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Associate Engineer in Arlington, VA

    I worked at Stanley Associates full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Traveling company
    Great co workers

    Cons

    Company stopped caring about it's employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great Company, Great Benefits!

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    Former Employee - Applications Developer  in  Martinsburg, WV
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Martinsburg, WV

    I worked at Stanley Associates full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Stanley Associates was a great company to work for. Unfortunately they lost the contract at my work and I had to switch companies.

    Cons

    As they got larger and eventually bought by another company, they lost some of the great benefits that I enjoyed about them the most.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    bad taste

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    Former Employee - Ops Manager  in  Fort Campbell, KY
    Former Employee - Ops Manager in Fort Campbell, KY

    I worked at Stanley Associates

    Pros

    the only thing good about is the pay

    Cons

    back stab, if you are not in their group you are going nowhere, you dont get any help from superiors, all they want you is to drown yourself in the problem, dont apply

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    leave the "buddy buddy" system to the side and help those in need without looking skin color or old boys network

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Worst place ever!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stanley Associates

    Pros

    hmmm....healthcare was cheap - that's it.

    Cons

    work environment, people are promoted if you are friends and family of the big bosses - some dumb people and recent colleage graduates are promoted to program managers because they are CEO's friend's kids...unbelieveable, can't distinguish business to personal matters, losses contract middle of work due to poor program management, sinking down ship

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This isn't your play ground, and don't play with people with real career goals

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Miserable, couldn't wait to leave and find a good company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Information Systems Security Officer  in  Fort Washington, MD
    Former Employee - Information Systems Security Officer in Fort Washington, MD

    I worked at Stanley Associates

    Pros

    The pay was on the high side for similar positions at other companies. I received a sizable hiring bonus when I accepted their offer. The Vision Plan is good.

    Cons

    No support or communication from management, unless they wanted to reprimand or counsel you. When they received complaints from the client or customer, they immediately assumed that the employee was in the wrong without hearing or even asking for your side of the situation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loyalty, communication and trust are two-way streets. You have to communicate whats' going on with the company if you want your workers to be loyal and trust you. Stop keeping secrets about things that impact their future. When a customer complains don't take for granted they are telling the whole truth. Ask the employee in question for their side of the story before you accept what the client said and hand out reprimands and counseling. Listen to your people and take care of them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    A Great Place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Portsmouth, NH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portsmouth, NH

    I worked at Stanley Associates

    Pros

    One of the reasons was their motto" Work Hard, Play Hard!!

    Cons

    They sold us out to another company

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Pretty Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanley Associates

    Pros

    Great Benefits
    Competitive Pay
    Work/Life Balance

    Management cares about keeping good employees. If you're looking for something different, you'll have the opportunity.

    Cons

    Defense contracting
    Limited Systems Engineering work
    Recent Acquisition leaves culture and benefits in question

    Like most defense contracting jobs, a lot depends on the site you work at, the customer you work for, and the management you deal with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At this point, the management is in flux. Here's hoping that the new company will look at what made employees happy to work for Stanley and make some changes to accomodate the new team members.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    The grass is greener on this side

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    Current Employee - Middle Management  in  Dumfries, VA
    Current Employee - Middle Management in Dumfries, VA

    I have been working at Stanley Associates

    Pros

    Not one to normally believe in idioms, the grass is definitely greener on this side. While you can always find something to complain about, Stanley is one of those companies where you just do not want to leave. Good medical, higher than average pay, team-oriented atmosphere, and flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Middle management gets the job done and this is what has made Stanley so successful. It's the executive management that needs some therapy. Lack of operational vision and growing too fast too short of time has made most of the executive team excess baggage. No clear career tracks leaves every man for themselve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much pride and not enough work ethic. Get over yourself and get your hands dirty from time to time. Need to focus more on operations and less on your legacy.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work, depending on your project

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    Current Employee - Engineering Technician  in  Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Charleston, SC

    I have been working at Stanley Associates

    Pros

    Great benefit package and 401K, tight knit group, lots of friendly people. Recognize all federal holiday's(no floating)

    Cons

    Bad leave/sick time package, new hourly employee's only get 5 day's a year, then your 2nd-5th you only get 10 day's.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the leave/sick time package....it's awful

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    A great place to work

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Stanley Associates

    Pros

    Work life balance at Stanley is exceptional

    Cons

    Limited interaction among different customer segments. Poor networking with other employees on different engagements

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue building out the corporate infrastructure to support the organization

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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