The Informatics Applications Group

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Takes care of employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Washington, DC

    I have been working at The Informatics Applications Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very Open Senior Management. Generally do the right thing

    Cons

    High cost of benefits for family

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Definite pros and cons.

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

    I have been working at The Informatics Applications Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent base pay for the area. A strong team of excellent professionals to work with. This is the perfect end of career job to ride out until retirement. Being a small company internally their are not huge bureaucracies or overly complex requirements for employment (except as required by the government). Pretty good 401k plan.

    Cons

    Their is a divide between corporate staff and the contract support staff. Great opportunities for corporate personnel, but contract support personnel have virtually no chance of promotion to higher positions and have no method to validate their contributions to justify raises. Management thinks that having a nice personality and avoiding confrontation is what leadership is about. Leadership categorizes people's skills and discourages venturing outside that box, rather than trying to build a more diverse work force. Managers have no idea how to handle work force problems, nor how to deal with personnel leaving under bad circumstances.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create opportunities for true growth and advancement for all employees. Have all managers take courses in actual management. Realize that sharing information with employees keeps them engaged and happier even if it is bad information, as oppose to treating everything like a closely guarded secret. Always keep in mind that while your corporate staff may be well off not all of your employees are in strong financial positions to impose various expectations of them.

    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Home of the Lowball

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Administrator Senior  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Network Administrator Senior in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at The Informatics Applications Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A Job is a sometimes better than working for your local workforce commission.

    Cons

    Just as another has stated, they come in, lowball the current contract, focus on high profit margins, current staff are left to fend for themselves why they maximize profits for the sake of the company. You will be told "Take it or Leave it" when offered your current incumbent position. Managers lie, leaders don't lead. Best described as "8A ".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on your employees, stop trying to milk them for all they can offer you. Happy employees means happy customers. Profits might be lower, but you actually can retain business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Growing pains for the company - will these improve?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at The Informatics Applications Group

    Pros

    Some of the management at The Informatics Applications Group does believe in hiring the "best and the brightest", allowing for those people to be exposed and shine on a variety of contracts. This allows for some tiag employees to gain valuable experience in new and perhaps interesting areas. Some employees at tiag are incredibly dedicated, intelligent, and willing to help others. Work schedules can be flexible, depending on the contract.

    Cons

    tiag often does not practice what they preach. The idea of a "tiag culture" is becoming lost to a culture focused on high profit margins and lack of visibility for your future. Management does not do a good job at offering performance evaluations, as employees often associate this with an increase in salary. They also do not do a good job of communicating their investment and commitment to you as an employee. Raises and promotions are not actively discussed. The company is quick to judge and openly voice their negative thoughts about their employees, which is disrespectful and disgusting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate to your employees that they are valued and that you are investing in their long-term growth at tiag, hold regular performance reviews, make employees aware of opportunity for promotion, offer fair salary increases, make employees feel like an active part of their future at tiag, stop with the catty employee bashing.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Just another 8A body shop

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at The Informatics Applications Group

    Pros

    Your coworkers will be among the most talented and dedicated coworkers anywhere in federal contracted service. Scheduling flexibility is offered by the company, so long as the federal customer supports it, too.

    Cons

    The corporate identity sales pitch does not meet with reality. The party line is that the personnel on various contracts communicate across the back channel, resulting in improved efficiency, common practices and shared lessons learned, especially when compared to having contracts awarded to multiple firms. The reality is that internal business units act independently of one another, sometimes competing or working at cross purposes. The story may be closer to true among the sites in the Washington, DC, area but remote sites are more like distant relatives. The company takes an unusually high percentage of the contract billing rate compared to employee compensation, and has been known to change the cash bonus plan without adequate detail in the advanced notice. (The former customer satisfaction bonus plan was converted into budget for modest 401k matching and a "President's Club" travel program which basically appears to be a codified boondoggle for corporate officers. Some changes will be forthcoming, indeed!)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to become what you say the company is. If you want to keep the best employees, pay them like your competitors do. Treat remote site employees like they matter - not just their managers. Reinstate annual performance reviews and the expected annual compensation adjustments. We know that contract rates go up by a factor of inflation every year; by slow-playing raises you are forcing employees to fall behind in real income, and they know it.

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    TIAG

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at The Informatics Applications Group

    Pros

    Friendly Environment
    Flexible Management
    Above average communication between employees and management.
    The company organizes several morale boosting events per year.

    Cons

    Expect lower end of the range for compensation depending on the position.
    Pay is given on a monthly basis only.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change pay schedule.
    Give compensation closer to market average for ALL positions.
    More follow through from management regarding employee growth and development.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Great Employer Great Employees

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

    I worked at The Informatics Applications Group

    Pros

    The management team works hard to have the best team available.
    They provide additional training to make sure the team i well informed and ready for the client.

    Cons

    It is a contract driven employer, so if you are not on a project you will be furloughed

    Recommends

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