Xcelerate Solutions

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Updated March 30, 2015
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  1. A great place to work with some amazing benefits...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at Xcelerate Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The benefits here are great - enough to entice a long-time successful freelancer. One benefit that impresses me particularly is consultations (as many as you want) with a highly reputable financial planning/wealth management firm. I have a trail of 401(k) accounts from other employment and the advisers are helping me sort it all out and set clear goals for retirement.
    So far, I am impressed with the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff at all levels. When I ask, I learn. I don't see the "information is power and I'm not sharing power" attitude that I have seen in other organizations. The motivation of top leadership is completely transparent and clearly conveyed to staff and clients alike. I like to know the ultimate "why" of what I am doing, and here it is clear, consistent, and honest.

    Cons

    In my view, the company could use more internal organization, no doubt because it is growing so fast. I have no doubt that it will happen because there are a lot of smart, practical, and creative people here.

  2. Helpful (3)

    Small Business filled with great people and mission critical opportunities!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Infrastructure in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Infrastructure in McLean, VA

    I have been working at Xcelerate Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Xcelerate Solutions continues to grow with the very best people. Xcelerate's company culture is built on opportunity, trust and a passion for doing the right thing.

    Cons

    In 2015, Xcelerate needs to focus on defining advancement opportunities for consultants at every career stage.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on fostering the positive company culture, hiring the most talented people and eliminating obstacles to process improvement.

  3. Helpful (2)

    Great opportunities and great people!

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

    I have been working at Xcelerate Solutions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work and getting better every day. They do their best to show how much they value their employees by rewarding hard work and having fun company wide events. They have trainings that are put on by fellow employees that give you a chance to learn new skills as well as learn more about your coworkers who you may not see everyday. You are encouraged to step up and take on additional responsibilities and opportunities. They really care about their employees and you are surrounded by hard working, intelligent, and kind people. Benefits are competitive for the area.

    Cons

    Typical growing pains for a small company that is moving at a rapid pace, but learning and adapting every day.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Working isn't work when you enjoy working with your colleagues.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - First Year Associate in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - First Year Associate in McLean, VA

    I worked at Xcelerate Solutions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I am a people person so relationships with the people that I work with is #1. My coworkers here were genuine, caring and kind. I have never worked with such a trustworthy and giving group of people. They truly are committed to making Xcelerate the best company that it can be and they are committed to working hard.

    Cons

    You get spoiled working with such a kind group that you never want to say goodbye.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! I never once felt that I could not approach a manager (or coworker) when there was an issue that needed resolution.

  6. Helpful (2)

    Disappointed. We are growing so fast but leaving employee growth behind.

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

    I have been working at Xcelerate Solutions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Multiple events for employees to become involved with. Management does good job with communicating. Competitive compensation. Solid, secure work.

    Cons

    So many plans for changes that I've yet to see happen. It's great that management recognizes a need for improvement when it comes to HR support and direct management. But, they have been talking about it since I started several years ago. With no actual changes.
    Extreme focus on making "fastest growing company" and "best place to work" lists. Without asking themselves why they have to push so hard to get employees to respond.

    Advice to Management

    You have great plans to help your employees be more successful and happy. Actually do them.

  7. Great company to work for

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

    I have been working at Xcelerate Solutions

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good upper management, Hard work is recognized and reworded

    Cons

    It is a small company but it is growing with other business

  8. Helpful (1)

    Good people with Bad management

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

    I have been working at Xcelerate Solutions full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    great people, fun work events like happy hours

    Cons

    Managers don't' know what their are doing, don't listen to their technical experts. They treat their staff poorly.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with your employees in a timely and accurate manner. Hire some new mid level manager that now what they are doing

  9. Helpful (2)

    Exceptional benefits and an intelligent workforce

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Infrastructure in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Infrastructure in McLean, VA

    I have been working at Xcelerate Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    As a small business, they have he flexibility to be creative with how (not if) employees get rewarded for their contributions. They have unique culture that rewards hard work and singles out those that help. Company events are commonplace (traveling happy hour socials, holiday party in downtown D.C., birthday recognition programs) and done nicely each time. They take care of their people and compensate them well with both strong pay/bonus plans and perquisites.

    Company benefits are fantastic. Does your Company offer health plans with no deductibles any longer? Xcelerate does. Insurance plans are all industry leading, great 401(k) plan, and better than average paid time off benefits.

    Cons

    Its a small business still feeling its way out in a tough, highly profitable, and competitive IT consulting industry in the heart of Tysons Corner. But they've hired a lot of bright internal leaders recently who will build this Company into a well-oiled machine.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on more process development and the career progression paths for all employees. Assign managers to help mentor in a process that is cogent and communicated well to all.

  10. Helpful (2)

    Not the job that I was expecting...

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

    I have been working at Xcelerate Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation is competitive. Benefits are better than I have had in the past. Good office location. Exciting contract.

    Cons

    Company does not really seem to be what they say they are. Senior management makes lots of plans for changes, but hardly sees them through. All talk, no action. Office space is way too small. I was told my position would be one thing, and I am doing something completely different. Interview process was rigorous, but I am not at all challenged in my role.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees wants and needs. Care about what they are saying rather than just bringing in more revenue at the end of the day.

  11. Helpful (2)

    Fast Growing Company Offers Many Opportunities for Professional Growth

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

    I have been working at Xcelerate Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast paced environment; room for growth; colleagues are passionate about their work; opportunities available to support critical government initiatives; open door policies with Xcelerate executives; employees and leadership actively engaged in community service initiatives; Organization enables employees to define and accomplish goals.

    Cons

    Fast paced and growth-oriented environment requires adaptability to change; Resources are required to wear multiple hats to accomplish goals.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!

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