Telos Reviews

Updated August 6, 2014
Updated August 6, 2014
26 Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Strong Company in Info Systems Cyber Security to Department of Defense

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Security Analyst  in  Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Security Analyst in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Telos full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Sized 1,500 employees. President CEO & other executives are accessible and approachable by junior company team members. Strong positive reputation in Department of Defense, U.S. Government for mobile communications, IT, information systems, networking, cyber security and information assurance. Salaries slightly above the average competitors.

    Cons

    Board of Directors sometimes at odds with each other when the company is identified by competitors for take0ver acquisition, which affects the direction of the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not the best place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Asset and Configuration Specialist  in  Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Asset and Configuration Specialist in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at Telos full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Certification reimbursement, none fluctuating shifts

    Cons

    DoD Contracting, unstable due to DoD contracting work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    No where to go

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    Current Employee - Security Engineer  in  Eatontown, NJ
    Current Employee - Security Engineer in Eatontown, NJ

    I have been working at Telos full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    telecommute two days a week

    Cons

    No room for growth and no raises in over 4 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share the wealth. This company is losing its most talented people because there is no room for growth and there have not been raises in years. Most people will jump ship as soon as another opportunity presents itself and this company will only be left with its management staff who bring in no revenue to this company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Bad Decision

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Telos full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Telos was not far from my home and at the time of accepting an offer it seemed like a promising place to work.

    Cons

    The executive team are not open to new ideas to better improve the overall operations of the company. They’re thinking is "we've been doing this the same way for 15 years". This of course, can lead to disaster. VP titles are handed out like candy to employees who have not earthly idea what they're doing. The company promotes a "good old boys" culture. The building is in sad shape - the roof leaks when it rains, the basement floods, the bathroom plumbing needs to be fixed, etc. The building needs to be torn down and re-built.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire, please, retire! The entire management staff needs an overhaul.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great job, great benefits. little room for moving up

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Security Analyst  in  Ashburn, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Security Analyst in Ashburn, VA

    I worked at Telos full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and vacation policy. Decent work from home policy

    Cons

    Often little management structure to support analyst when needed

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Corporate Culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Analyst  in  Ashburn, VA
    Former Employee - Project Analyst in Ashburn, VA

    I worked at Telos part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work-life balance and the Ashburn office is very energetic and fun outside of work. Entry Level salary was great at the time.

    Cons

    Limited mobility within the division I was in. There is significant scaling back across the industry so only the best salesmen survive.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good concept, but lacks direction and execution

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Telos full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Free and spacious parking, lots of trees

    Cons

    Outdated facility. The CEO believes that the company can save money by not updating the office even though the entire place is circa 1976. The holiday party is held every year in the lobby of the building. No family members can attend and it is held for about 4 hours during the workweek. Clowns and magicians come in to entertain everyone and the food is okay at best. Prizes are given away which is really the only time of year that employees are appreciated. The CEO is not very forthcoming about the state of the company. We rarely know how the company is performing and what new business is being worked. The CFO is not very nice to people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider investing money back into your employees. This is a good way to help retain great people from leaving your company. Instead of bumping up your salary every year and collecting, those huge bonuses try putting the money elsewhere. You need to inspire the company. Otherwise, you are just another tech company claiming to be best place to work. Employees want to work in an environment that motivate them and makes them feel proud to come work every day. Invest money into the infrastructure. Replace the torn carpets in the building and fix the leaking skylights. Replace the executive team, no offense, but their old style of thinking is hurting the business. Hire smarter and better talented people who can really make a difference.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Security Engineer

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    Former Employee - Security Engineer
    Former Employee - Security Engineer

    I worked at Telos full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work environment and overall good company

    Cons

    Didn't feel appreciated and challenged enough. Felt more like a paper pusher than an Security Engineer.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Team

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Telos part-time

    Pros

    Very supportive team around to succeed. Employees in different departments were very friendly and approachable. Work environment was laid back with high expectations for achievement.

    Cons

    Aging facility and office space. Eating space and gym needs to be updated. Other than that, not really any other cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on doing what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great TEam

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Security Analyst  in  Ashburn, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Security Analyst in Ashburn, VA

    I worked at Telos full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Solid Senior Leadership, great local northern va location off of route 7. Nice benefits, opportunity to work with exciting opportunities, for Federal, Department of Defense, Intelligence and some commercial work.

    Cons

    Lower than average pay
    Hard to move up, lack of pay raises, management embedded in roles, outdated facility, gym is outdated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the solid work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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