I have been working at Veritiss part-time
Dear Prospective Employee,
I have been affiliated with Veritiss as an executive since 2008. Most likely, I have seen and heard much more about our company than those few disgruntled former employees who have made some rather unfavorable anonymous comments about us. Veritiss is a service-disabled veteran, minority-owned, and woman-owned small business established in 2004 in Northern Virginia. Our passion has always been to give the Government more than they expect by exceeding their contract requirements and providing them with the “wow factor,” especially when the contracts are in support of our soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines deployed overseas. We have done that! Failure or mission degradation is never an option for us. Our reputation with the Government has been exemplary over the past 12 years due to our high regard and commitment to customer-focused quality performance and our strong internal code of ethics. We strive to conduct all of our affairs with the Government, with each other, with our communities, and with our corporate partners according to the highest standards of ethical behavior. Moreover, we expect our people to care about one another and the company and, to treat everyone with dignity and respect. Unfortunately, not all of our employees have been a proper fit for us. Some came to us with ‘emotional baggage’ from previous employments, which we discovered during the hiring process but overlooked in order to give them a second change, or they purposely lied or withheld that information from us in their resumes and during the interviews but their ‘true colors’ became readily apparent later. If it had been up to me, I probably would have let most of our past ‘problem employees’ go long before our CEO actually did so. She tends to give everyone the benefit of the doubt and multiple chances in an effort to rehabilitate them. She is always concerned about the impact that letting someone go will have on them and their families. In most cases, one almost has to fire oneself before being asked to leave us. As Eleanor Roosevelt once said “we should all learn from the mistakes of others because you can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.” Our CEO understands that “do-ers” make mistakes. Making mistakes at Veritiss is seldom a problem as long as one’s motives are ethical and one learns from them. However, ‘crimes’ are another matter. By crimes I mean premeditated unethical behavior to promote one’s own personal agenda or to enhance one’s ego and reputation in the company falsely or at the determinant of others… that, we do not tolerate! Neither do we tolerate moral relativism… the philosophy that all beliefs are equally valid. No; at Veritiss one must be willing to accept and embrace our corporate values and our business ethics; otherwise, we shall wish you well and pray that you find suitable employment elsewhere. So, on behalf of all the loyal and hard working men and women at Veritiss, I should like to say to the ‘bloggers’ who made some rather hateful and inappropriate comments about an African-American women and former soldier from the Cleveland intercity who has fought the good fight and beat the odds by raising herself out of poverty and building a successful company that provides a decent livelihood to many employees and their families, we wish you well and hope that you will find faith, hope, and your purpose in life. We are truly sorry that it was not at Veritiss. We encourage you to take responsibility for yourselves and your past deeds, learn from them, and get on with it. May God bless you and be with you and your families.
As a small company, Veritiss is certainly not able to provide everyone with the same career selections and opportunities as large companies... should be axiomatic. We only ask that you compare us to similar size companies in the area... culture and values, work/life balance, and especially compensation and benefits before deciding (compare 'apples against apples;' not apples against larger fruit, metaphorically speaking).
Advice to Management
To the President & CEO... thanks you very much indeed for 14 years of friendship, trust, and loyalty, which as we should all know is a two lane highway that runs in both directions. Keep the faith!
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Veritiss (Tampa, FL) in March 2016.
Interview took place over the phone with basic questions. I basically had to explain to the interviewer that I was more than qualified for the job. The recruiter gave bad information about the job site and couldn't answer basic questions. I have to go through the on-site program manager to have those questions answered.
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