VALDEZ INTERNATIONAL Reviews

Updated July 5, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great Company to work for!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server Administrator in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Server Administrator in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at VALDEZ INTERNATIONAL (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits were good, and I even got an annual bonus after I put in my 2 week notice that I was resigning to move out of state.

    Cons

    I don't recall if I had any paid time off. I probably did, but I didn't use it since I would just go out of town to visit family on the weekends. We did a rotating on-call roster, which I occasionally got woken up in the middle of the night but we supported a 24/7 data center for the military so that was just part of the deal.

    Advice to Management

    I was happy to be working for Valdez. I think they paid us a bit better than our counterparts that were working for General Dynamics IT doing the exact same job.


  2. Stepping stone job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Center Tech in Andrews Air Force Base, MD
    Former Employee - Data Center Tech in Andrews Air Force Base, MD

    I worked at VALDEZ INTERNATIONAL full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    reimbursement of security plus exam Get clearance Annual bonus

    Cons

    butt in seat job No career advancement No professional development Lack of caring Lack of transparency Lack of honesty

    Advice to Management

    fix the cons and project managers professionalism


  3. Helpful (1)

    Good Place to network

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scott Air Force Base, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scott Air Force Base, IL

    I worked at VALDEZ INTERNATIONAL full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Have plenty of time to work on other certificauions. Flexable, Work at your own pace. Great Place to get basic data center process understood. Great place to network. The cream rises to the top and the cream gets pick up!

    Cons

    Lots of work to do, However you will find that there is direction from leadership and no drive from the current employees to do any of the work. Nothing ever gets done unless the military lead requests something to get down. Even then only 10% of the work will be completed until asked again from military lead. If your Idea is of a great job is one that can let you do absolutely nothing , this is the job for you.

    Advice to Management

    Needs leadership bad. Right now there is none. I have never seen a job requiremt list while working under this contract. Needs real leadership thats not afraid to work.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great Government Contractor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Content Specialist in Sandy, UT
    Former Employee - Web Content Specialist in Sandy, UT

    I worked at VALDEZ INTERNATIONAL

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good people, caring management, upfront and helpful with benefit questions

    Cons

    Working with the government on contracts can be stressful and full of red tape.


  6. Helpful (2)

    OK

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

    I worked at VALDEZ INTERNATIONAL

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    People are friendly and treat you well.

    Cons

    No leadership or vision for the future.

    Advice to Management

    Business Development.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Not too bad, but changes have to be made!

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

    I have been working at VALDEZ INTERNATIONAL full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    They pay on time. OK if you need to get your foot in the Government Door and get your clearance, then start looking for something else.

    Cons

    The Program Manager is completely out of touch with IT and does not understand how to hire quality people because of his lack of IT knowledge. The fact of the matter is he vividly reflects the lack of talent identification and fitment analysis skills. The turn over rate is HIGH. This is because under qualified people are being hired to save money. They become frustrated and leave, or the worst ones stay and don't leave.

    Advice to Management

    The problems can be fixed by replacing the Program Manager. He wears a Teflon coat and places blame on people other than himself. He has even been reported to the JAG!


  8. Helpful (2)

    Not the place you want to be if you are in the St Louis area.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - IT in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at VALDEZ INTERNATIONAL full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    I guess it beats being unemployed...but the pay won;t be much better.

    Cons

    I worked for this company on a contract in the St Louis area. The PM is the worst I have ever experienced, disconnected from reality, and not at all equipped to handle a leadership role. Salary negotiation will be like getting a root canal,,,a painful experience that resulted in you wishing you didn't have to go through it. The PM acts as if your salary will be coming from their own account. DO NO expect to be paid what you are worth, or you will be disappointed. This company still uses the Vacation, and sick hour accrual system. BEWARE if you have sick hours, and you turn in a 2 week notice, you WILL NOT BE COMPENSATED for any sick time you have accrued, nor will you be able to use them, even though YOU earned them.

    Advice to Management

    This PM isn't qualified to run a shift at McDonald's. Practices the "It isn't my fault..." style of leadership.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Government Body Shop

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Linux Systems Administrator in Midwest City, OK
    Current Employee - Linux Systems Administrator in Midwest City, OK

    I have been working at VALDEZ INTERNATIONAL full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Sharp coworkers. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Medical benefits are limited. Very little vacation. Government employment/contracting is unstable and lower paying than commercial employers.

    Advice to Management

    Don't offer medical plans with common procedures excluded.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Very relaxed environment with very little structure

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

    I worked at VALDEZ INTERNATIONAL full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Low stress work environment. If you like to not be micromanaged then this is the place for you but then you also have to be OK with lots of down time and very little communication about what is going on.

    Cons

    Poor management direction and communication. Constant change of focus on projects with unclear talk assignments and little support from management. Lots of turnover of employees.



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