Tanager

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Tanager Reviews

Updated October 11, 2014
Updated October 11, 2014
6 Reviews
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6 Reviews
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    Excellent Small Firm with Good Core Values

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Annapolis Junction, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Annapolis Junction, MD

    I have been working at Tanager full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    >Very honest and ethical corporate leadership, concerned with welfare of employees. You can talk to CEO face-to-face, unlike my last CEO who was always on vacation somewhere.
    >The firm has the feeling of a family, rather than a soul-less business. Employees are not numbers at Tanager.
    >The firm does not burden employees with nonsensical training and external requirements, like my last company.
    >Tanager has a good mix of different assignments and there is definitely room for growth. They have recently won new work.
    >Excellent Christmas Party and other nice perks, like laptop giveaways.

    Cons

    >The only real issue is that Tanager is usually a sub to another larger company like Northrop and Lockheed, whose on-site program managers do not necessarily look out for the interests of Tanager employees.
    >As a small firm, salaries and benefits are not as competitive as larger firms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    >Advertise your brand more
    >Ensure that if you are a sub on a contract, that the prime treats your employees properly (e.g. equal access to training, badging, etc.)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Small minded middle management, unrealistic expectations, plan on working 60 hours+

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

    I worked at Tanager full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great place if you're a Developer. Looks like a lot of transition since I left.

    Cons

    no work/family balance. Check your personal life. Worst career mistake of my life! On top of all this, fellow "team mates" will stab you in the back! Nepotism is one key to maintaining employment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Once you document a course of action, follow it!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Stepping Stone

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Tanager full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Company cares about employees, Flexible, Great Location, Great Co-workers, Bonus and gift perks, Company events are great, great benefits, office lunches

    Cons

    Work-life balance sometimes suffers, entry-level salaries can be low, management can sometimes be overburdened, Communication suffers in the mist of deadlines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep giving chances to new graduates!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Awful experience with no growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Helpdesk Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Helpdesk Analyst in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Tanager as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Decent health benefits
    -Paid holidays and time off

    Cons

    -Micro managing to levels I've never seen before
    -No room for growth or increases in pay
    -Hardly any team building or high morale
    -Paying less than competitors, at this contract other companies were paying 10-15% higher than Tanager

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees, treat them with respect, stop the micromanaging, and be reasonable. None of this occurred and I've moved on to greener pastures. Fellow employees happily quit or were happy to be laid off, that's how bad this place was.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    If you're a workaholic and want no outside life, this is the company for you!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tanager

    Pros

    Excellent benefts and the company contributes most of the cost..Colleagues are talented and, by-and-large easy to work with.

    Cons

    Great pay because you'll be doing the work of two to three people so don't be fooled! Don't expect any kudos unless you're one of the many people married to or working with another family member at the company. If you have a professional certification, make sure you're not the only one in the company that has that certification. I wasted six months of my life there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Small people with small minds, not experienced in cutthroat corporate America or in managing and motivating employees. Perhaps if you worked elsewhere you may see that Tanager is the exception, and not in a good way.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tanager has serious middle management problems that drag the company down.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tanager

    Pros

    The work environment provides a friendly atmosphere, in general.

    Cons

    They have terrible middle management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication. That's really all that needs to be said.

    Doesn't Recommend

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