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Powertek Overview

Rockville, MD
51 to 200 employees
2001
Company - Private
Information Technology
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
We challenge you to come make your mark. Influence change. Work on vital missions and advance your career. Powertek Corporation is a high-energy IT company, serving the Federal government (civilian, law enforcement, and defense communities). We encourage our employees to help ... Read more

Mission: Powertek has a simple formula for mission success: Attract the best, most talented and driven individuals; provide the culture and environment they need to thrive; apply industry best practices with ingenuity; and achieve 100% customer satisfaction and retention. We respect our ... Read more

Powertek – Why Work For Us?


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What We Do

Powertek provides support in four core business areas:

  • Enterprise Infrastructure Services
  • Systems Architecture and Application Engineering
  • Program and Performance Management
  • Cyber Security and Information Assurance

Powertek builds strong business relationships with like-minded companies that share similar values and successes.

We team with business partners who complement our service offerings and work with us to apply current industry trends, develop innovations, and recommend and implement fresh ideas to our customers, giving our team a competitive edge.

We engage our partners as part of our solution development process, usually during capture planning. Through open and consistent communications, we jointly develop strategies that resolve Federal challenges and exceed customer expectations.

Our Core Values

At Powertek, we are guided by a set of core values that describe how our company operates and what we want it to be – extraordinary. We want to be the best company in the world. It’s a lofty vision and one that we strive to achieve every day.

Putting our values into practice creates long-term benefits to our customers, employees, suppliers, subcontractors, and the communities we serve. Our values serve as the foundation of our company, the roadmap by which we gauge our performance and the benchmark by which we measure our progress.

Our focus is the Federal Government.

We support civilian, intelligence, and defense communities with a goal to be the go-to contractor for our current and future Government customers.

Our objective is simple: 100% customer satisfaction and 100% customer retention. Powertek has experienced significant growth through successful recompetes and follow-on business. Our valued customers include:

 

Army Materiel Command (AMC)
– Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command (AMCOM)
– Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM)
Department of Agriculture (USDA)
– Office of the Chief Information Officer
– Washington Communications and Technology Services (WCTS)
Department of Commerce
– National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
– National Technical Information Service (NTIS)
Department of Defense (DoD)
– Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
– Missile Defense Agency (MDA)
– Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD)
– Washington Headquarters Services (WHS)
– Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
– National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) 
– U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
– Office of the Chief Information Officer
– Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD)
– Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH)
Department of Justice (DOJ)
– Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
– Office of Justice Programs (OJP)
Department of Labor (DOL)
– Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)
– Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy (OASP)
– Employment and Training Administration (ETA)
Department of Navy
– Navy Systems Commands (NAVSEA, NAVAIR, SPAWAR, NAVFAC, and NAVSUP)
– Office of Naval Research (ONR)
Department of Transportation (DOT)
– Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Department of Treasury
– Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP)
– Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)
– Financial Management Service (FMS)
– Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
– Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)
Federal Housing Finance Agency
– Office of the Inspector General
– Office of the Chief Information Officer
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
– Ames Research Center

We know that our success depends on attracting the best, most talented and driven individuals.


Welcome to Powertek – where the work you do really matters and your future is bound only by the limits of your imagination. Powertek offers exciting career opportunities in a wide range of professional and technical disciplines. Join a team where you are valued both professionally and personally, and where you can contribute to missions of national significance.

Our employees are challenged by exciting work environments and find the work/life balance gratifying. From recent graduates to our most senior leaders, we are committed to achieving continuous improvement and high performance by investing in the capabilities of our people through training, mentoring, and opportunities for promotion. Click here for a list of current openings.

Some of our locations offer flexible schedules and relaxed dress codes. When you join Powertek, you will see the difference in the work you do, in our proactive, leading-edge approaches, and in the ways we help you realize your professional goals. Submit your resume now.

Powertek is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Powertek’s compensation and benefits packages help our employees achieve their career objectives and personal goals.

We provide competitive salaries, healthcare, retirement plans, flexible spending accounts, and paid time off. Most importantly, we offer our employees a career path rather than just a job. Our employees are provided with opportunities to become experts in their field and future industry leaders. Tuition reimbursement, certification courses, mentoring, and on-the-job skills training are a few of the many benefits Powertek provides.

A good balance between work, family, and play is important for all individuals. We do our best to provide that balance through paid time off and flex-time. We want our personnel to succeed professionally and personally. If you desire career success and a chance to work at company that understands that there is life after work, click here to submit your resume.

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Training and PowertekU

We provide on-the-job training through our online courses, known as PowertekU. PowertekU provides our employees more than 4,000 technical and general business courses to expand their skill sets and further their personal and professional growth. PowertekU also serves as an invaluable resource in our employees' preparation for such industry certifications as PMP, ITIL, and relevant Microsoft certifications. This program of course offerings combined with our hands-on in-person training offers a wide range of opportunities to further your career goals and improve your skills in support of our customers.

Professional Certifications

Powertek places strong emphasis on ensuring that our employees have industry-recognized professional certifications. To date, more than one-third of our employees have earned such certifications as ITIL and ITIL Expert, PMP, CISSP, MTCPT, COBIT, Cisco, Certified Scrum Master, Federal Certified Enterprise Architecture (CEA), etc.

At Powertek, we try to make a difference in the world around us.

We form long-term relationships within the communities that we live, work, and play through our employee-driven Community Outreach Program. Our program links to our company values and our overall mission to be the best in all that we do.

Powertek has made a positive impact in our communities through corporate philanthropy, volunteerism, and employee and corporate contributions to such staff-recommended organizations as:

Annual Army Ten-Miler

Toys for Tots

Susan G. Komen Foundation

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Operation Second Chance

Be a Santa to a Senior 

Doctors Without Borders

Dress for Success 

House of Ruth

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation 

Make-A-Wish Foundation 

Meals on Wheels 

St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital

United Negro College Fund

American Red Cross                                              
Powertek encourages employees to support our communities

Powertek Reviews

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    "good benefits,not much option for growth."

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    Current Employee - Help Desk Support Services Specialist in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Help Desk Support Services Specialist in Kansas City, MO
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    I have been working at Powertek (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits... the insurance is the best I have ever seen ANYWHERE. Dr $10.00 and Specialist is $10.00.

    401k is matched after 30 days.

    Co-workers are easy to work with. You dont get the cut-throat attitude that some places have.

    There is a summer and winter get together. The company pays for the get together. The summer activity is usually family orientated. Winter activity is usually employee / significant other activity.

    The company gives flex time. If you have to leave for a doctor appointment, but you don't want to use your PTO, ask for flex time. As long as you make the time during the week, you lose none of your PTO.

    Cons

    Moving up the ranks is nearly impossible. You are supposedly paid hourly, but really its salary. If you get stuck over, the next day they want you to leave early.

    HR used to be beyond to contact, now its not. Several of the HR people left. After that, now to get HR to respond to your emails is nearly impossible.

    They dont pay you what you are worth. If you have health issues, I guess that would make up the pay part being so low. If you have good health you.

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Powertek Interviews

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    Senior Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
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    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Powertek (Rockville, MD) in November 2016.

    Interview

    I enjoyed the conversational style of the interview process. I felt that there was a genuine interest in ensuring that my background and experience were fully understood to ensure that I would be a good fit technically as well as that there be a strong cultural fit with the company. After having completed the phone screen with the recruiter, I was scheduled, 2 days later, with the Founder of the firm, Nancy Scott. This interview was business focused but at the same time friendly and broad reaching. At each stage of their process, I was kept in the loop and knew what to expect form the next steps.

    Interview Questions

    • The recruiter asked for an overview of my experience managing Customer Requirements and Expectations.   1 Answer
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Powertek Awards & Accolades

  • 2016 Washington, DC's Top Executives – Steve Miller, VP of Finance, SmartCEO, 2016
  • Future 50, SmartCEO, 2016
  • 20 Most Promising Defense Technology Solution Providers, CIO Review, 2015
  • 5-Time Member of Inc. 5000, Inc. Magazine, 2014
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