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IronArch Technology Overview

Mc Lean, VA
51 to 200 employees
2013
Company - Private
IT Services
Unknown / Non-Applicable
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We are a People First company. IronArch has been awarded "Best Place to Work" four years running and INC 5000 recipient for being one of the fastest growing businesses in the United States. IronArch is a federal consulting firm with the people ... Read more

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IronArch Technology Reviews

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    Former Employee - Financial Consultant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Financial Consultant in Washington, DC
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    I worked at IronArch Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I worked at IronArch for a year, and would have stayed had it fit better with where I wanted to live/commute to. That said the firm has several notable strengths:

    1. Talented People- all of the people I worked with were former Deloitte/PwC/Big Four type of thinkers that knew how to work hard and think critically for their clients. My manager-Ryan-is the type of person that can deal with difficult clients that have bad habits-and continually come up with the thought process and right decision at any circumstance. Oftentimes with Government contracting - contractors go to a client site and become complacent as the feel of it becomes "being just another staff member". That's not the case with IronArch leadership/employees. They are working consultants- and ones that solve problems that most clients simply are intellectually or emotionally incapable of solving. My coworkers demonstrated a level of professionalism that in my opinion is above many other smaller firms/subcontractors in the Government arena.

    2. Ownership that cares- Joe Punaro is owner of the firm and is a person to admire . He gives good advice, is captivating and passionate in his motivation for IronArch to be a standout firm, and he's a business thinker that makes decisions thoughtfully in a timely fashion. He also cares about his employees and in a world that can be increasingly bureaucratic- Joe values growth in an employee through responsibility and ownership. He's not a micromanager but is a guiding hand-and expects his employees to own the client/customer service relationship, creative ideas, and better ways to grow their business.

    3. Company Values- many times these are cliche. IronArch puts service above self, ownership and accountability in practice - not by words but by action.

    4. Competitive Benefits- being a small company means it's harder to offer the suite of benefits that large firms can. Joe and his team at IronArch carefully and thoughtfully put great benefits at the forefront. There's a health and fitness subsidy, they match on 401K, you accrue up to 20 days off per year in your first year (and yes you are encouraged and are allowed to take it), and the medical/dental/vision insurance is competitive.

    4a. Benefits-they will hustle to make sure their employees get a fair shake. Example: The current medical insurance provider was going to raise premiums with the level of coverage, and without hesitation IronArch shopped them and found another provider that kept premiums lower/at the same rates. You should realize that in many small companies-the ownership would say, "yeah, tough luck...healthcare just costs more nowadays, so we're going to just let our current provider pass on the increases to our employees. IronArch challenged that status quo and found us a better deal. Again-company values put into practice.

    5. Service Areas/Lines- they don't just do your business type of federal consulting. They have a wide ranging technical capability and many people are encouraged to get certifications (AWS, CISA, CISSP, etc.). If you're a business/financial consultant-they have spots for you. If you're an IT/Computer Science/Technology focused consultant-they have spots for you. If you want to pursue another career path or change your capabilities-they'll support you.

    Cons

    It's a smaller (but growing) firm and that means that the smaller number of clients they have are more critical to their stability/growth. Sometimes this means that the client has more control on the relationship and the normal routines of your day than your actual employer. For example: If you work for a Big 4 firm- and you have a problem client-the Big 4 firm will most likely put that client in their place or scheme to mitigate the undesired effects of a client's professional habits on it's employees. At IronArch sometimes you'll have to put up with a client's bad behavior because there's too much risk involved in losing that client. It's a matter of leverage, and the client sometimes has more. Remember-service above self.

    Advice to Management

    The ingredients (people) and formula (processes) work- keep it up. It's a wonderful place to work, I'd recommend it to any talented professional with great work ethic- you'll be personally and professionally rewarded by the relationships you make and the opportunities to excel. Wonderful place to work!

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IronArch Technology Photos

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IronArch Technology Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at IronArch Technology.

    Interview

    I spoke with a manager over the phone and Ironarch seemed like a good fit for the both of us. We discussed salary and I made it very clear that any offer would have to be in a certain range, or Ironarch was wasting my time and there's. Ironarch confirmed they could accomodate.

    Fast forward a few weeks. After speaking with a manager a couple more times (and a second manager) I was made an offer close to 10% lower than what we had discussed. When i enthusiastically responded saying I was excited for the offer but was wondering if Ironarch could get a little closer to my salary range they responded with literally with one line saying that they're "sorry i wasn't taking the offer and best of luck elsewhere."

    Not only did they waste my time but they were rude and they came across as tools. Mind you, this wasn't salary gamesmanship on their part; It was just condescending and arrogant. If you tell me that you can accomodate one salary and then make an offer much lower, don't act like a jerk if I politely follow up. I've heard great things about Ironarch but honestly, had they come back with my salary level after the fact I would have told them thanks but no thanks. The interview process can tell one a lot about a company and any job candidate should use it to essentially interview their perspective employer. Ironarch failed with flying colors.

    Interview Questions

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IronArch Technology Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work, Washington Business Journal, 2016
  • Best Places To Work, Washington Business Journal, 2017
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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