Technatomy Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
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  1. Good opportunities in friendly environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at Technatomy full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunities for teamwork and independent work, friendly co-workers, interesting work, sense of pride in work

    Cons

    Parking is terrible in current location

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wish the parking situation was better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at Technatomy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company - smart people with a ton of potential. While the company is still growing, a number of changes over the past two years are really starting to pay off. With a strong group of committed people, this place is really getting into high gear. If you're looking to make change in a small business, I'd recommend looking at the job board as there are always great positions to consider.

    Cons

    Still some weakness in areas but things have changed. With the changes, be ready to engage your customer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep engaging with the customers - they enjoy seeing you guys. We can use more of your support in the field and assistance in positioning the company for greater things.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. CEO used shunning behavior to punish employees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Technatomy

    Pros

    Some clients were compassionate and supportive.

    Cons

    Racism.and unsavory culture propagated throughout management via CEO.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take CEO management courses.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Confused disorganized and they hire managers who Harrass employees

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    Current Employee - PMP in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - PMP in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at Technatomy

    Pros

    Small company low bureaucracy limited choice

    Cons

    They offer little in the support of employees somehow the inner group management seems to be myopic in the management they allow project PMs to Harrass employees and have no process to stop it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    After taking a survey try to look hard at what you have been told

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 5 people found this helpful

    It's an OK place to get started in your career with Fed. Contacting. You learn a lot of what not to do.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Technatomy full-time

    Pros

    Most everyone at Technatomy is very kind, so the day to day work environment isn't awful. Even when people don't know what the immediate answer is, they work to help you find it. The company has a very nice collection of Gov't contracting vehicles, but largely works with the Dept. of Veterans Affairs.

    Cons

    The CEO is a joke and a push over, and is a weak decision maker. It's clear that the person running the company now is the COO/Director of Operations & Delivery, and he is as incompetent as they come. Even worse, he thinks he knows what he is doing, and initially convinces everyone else that he knows what he's doing by hiding behind industry certifications. The delivery (ops) side of the organization has become a mess as a result, which affects the overall health of the company.

    While the administrative staff is very nice and kind of competent, they are very exclusive, childish, and gossipey. A lot of that stems from most of them being friends (and in some cases family members). The nepotism is very noticable in the administrative staff. There is a real sense of favoritism going on in the company.

    Staff is treated with minimal perks and incentives for retainment. There is no Telecommuting policy, and the CEO has this ridiculous notion that if you aren't at your desk working, then you're not doing anything. Yet, you are expected to work insane hours. The 401(k) is awful, and health benefits are very expensive. Finally, there are *no* continuing education opportunities sponsored by the company. Even when you try to use the "continuing education" money they flaunt in their hire package, they make you jump through some serious hoops to get reimbursed. That is, unless you are in the inner circle and know what the ins and outs are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating the company like a mom n' pop business, and act like a graduated 8(a) that wants to play in the big leagues. That means demanding the best from your senior management team, and not having your admin run by people who dress as though they are going out to the clubs.

    Invest in your employees! Pay for more of your employee's health insurance. Also, make the admin staff get certified in their appropriate areas of performance.

    Also, you might consider selling the company before your contracts run out. No one wants to buy a failing company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful

    Declining times

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Technatomy full-time

    Pros

    Leadership appears to be committed to determining where the company has been falling short and devising an action plan to position the company for sustainable growth.

    Cons

    The Payroll is consistently screwed up, the benefits keep getting worse, and the HR director is extremely unprofessional.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide a career path for the employees and improve the communication from HQ to offsite employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful

    Frustrating but rewarding

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Technatomy full-time

    Pros

    - Trust of the senior management; this is one of the few companies I worked for where we basically wrote the proposal ourselves and "owned" our own success or failure
    - Good IT support staff
    - Diverse number of customers and projects
    - Senior management will find you the resources to get the job done
    - Spouse says I complained about this company far less than any other I worked for

    Cons

    - HR is really messed up. My pay was messed up for several months. It's never good when the IRS tells you that your taxes are screwed up, and you find out that HR dropped the ball months earlier when they lost your W-4 and other paperwork.
    - If your contract doesn't get renewed, you're likely to be laid off
    - Management doesn't invest in employees long-term. There are no avenues for additional training or education. As a result, employees feel like they are not valued or are temporary workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Invest in your people with continuing education opportunities
    - Find a way to retain talented personnel after projects end; do some personnel planning prior to contract end to have contingency plans in place
    - Continue to trust your employees and empowering them in the proposal process

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful

    Incompetent HR of 1

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at Technatomy full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The company is growing and has new leadership that appears to be better aligning the business processes.

    Cons

    The company does not care about the employee. Overall, it's a poor work environment. The HR is uneducated and only responds to issues when it's good for HR. Unfortunately, HR will probably remain incompetent because HR is one of those people that thinks they know everything and you can't tell them anything. HRs main thing is control. Happy to have made it out, they've compromised PII, misplaced checks, ignored maternity leave request, and had audits that determined they weren't taking the correct money out of your check and now you end up having to pay them back!! There is zero flexibility in terms of your work schedule. In an age where alternative work schedules are common, Technatomy forbids anything other than 8:30-5:30pm M-F. And you accrue 3.34 hours of PTO per pay period, good luck taking a vacation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If management doesn't recognize how broken HR is, there isn't any hope for retention.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 7 people found this helpful

    Dismal work environment, Disappointing executive staff, non-existent HR department

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Washington, DC

    I worked at Technatomy full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The pathway to failure is paved with "good intentions", must be the motto of Technatomy. At face value, this company's senior management and executive staff imply competence and dedication to employee talents.

    Cons

    The CEO has no focus, changes tack on issues almost daily and seems to struggle with ordinary management capabilities. He hires and fires people based on his personal mistakes he makes in directing the company. Competent people will make suggestions, mostly obvious, based on sound perceptions all at the request of this fellow. He will then take those suggestions and hire someone who he feels can fulfill them and he will fire you., or have those people fire you while he ducks into his office and hides behind his title. Unless you are a "yes" (man or woman), your tenure at Technatomy will be short lived. You will need to sacrifice all known concepts of personal integrity and proper management paths as well as accept the ranting insanity of so-called Senior directors and officers of this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company lacks leadership in all areas from the "boss" through HR through any of the directors. Companies doing business in and around the beltway, that is to say those businesses with a true sense of purpose, will contribute to the industry in a genuine manner and Technatomy is NOT one of these companies. Take a step back into reality: get an HR representative rather than a party planner, shape up your internal IT department and Senior management staff to run like a real company would, with dedication and competency. Instruct your executive staff on professional business etiquette to stop squabbling with others like children. Insist on providing a quality service to those contracts you win rather than simply looking for ways to provide bare minimum services with second rate talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful

    HR has to go

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Security Analyst in Washington, DC

    I worked at Technatomy full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The future looks pretty good. I think the company is starting to set its direction and is on a road to growth

    Cons

    The back off support does not realize their role in the company. Between the uneducated HR department, send her emails and never hear back, speaking Spanish in front of non Spanish staff, and breaking hundreds of security rules over and over again, this lady has got to go. The back office does not realize the people in the field drive revenue which in turn drives overhead to pay salaries

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in a qualified HR director, manage benefits costs and begin setting company policy that aligns with the greater beltway community.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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