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WBB Consulting Overview

Reston, VA
501 to 1000 employees
1981
Company - Private
Consulting
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
For over 35 years, Whitney, Bradley & Brown, Inc. (WBB) professionals have helped hundreds of clients successfully manage their most complex mission-critical business problems. By working closely with our clients, we are able to deliver sustainable, measurable ... Read more

Mission: We help our clients accomplish their missions and objectives in a challenging business environment while providing best-in-class service.

Our Vision:
We will be the most respected and sought after company in the Government services industry by ... Read more

Company Updates

  • WBB supported the Goddard School in Herndon's special STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) week with a focus on Aviation. WBB's Mark Gibson and Joshua Atkinson PMP, DML, LSSGB, both former USMC Aviators, taught the children about aviation training and the purpose that aircraft serves in our military, along with some paper airplane and rotary wing toy fun.

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    WBB's support is focused around business solutions designed to effect transformation and process improvement through the alignment of an enterprise's mission, organization, capabilities, functions, tasks and internal processes.

  • Brrrr....it's definitely soup weather! WBB employees took part in a cross-office cook-off at the end of January, but who were the "soup-er stars?

    Our Reston office saw James Warthen win with his Tortellini Soup, Bitler Jon heated things up with Mexican Corn Chowder in Hampton Roads, Greg Branigan, PMP was a little crabby with his She-Crab Soup in Virginia Beach, and Christina Johannsen at Pax River used everyone's favorite pork product in her Bacon Sweet Potato Soup.

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WBB Consulting – Why Work For Us?


Founded in 1981, WBB is an ISO 9001 registered company with nine offices located near our federal U.S. government clients to guarantee engagement from top personnel. We continue to meet client challenges by contributing innovative advances in technology, tactics, and techniques that produce the desired results for our clients.
At WBB, quality always comes standard. We consistently engage employees in communication feedback, social and team activities, and community initiatives in order to cultivate a positive working environment. We take measures to ensure employees have an acceptable work-life balance in order to pursue happiness and productivity in the work place.

The leading professional services provider to the government and public sector:

  • 36 Years of Service

  • 450+ Employees

  • 23 Prime Contract Vehicles

  • Former Public Servants - Leaders and Experts

  • Value Focused Service Delivery

    • Persistent Client Site Support Services

    • Studies, Analysis, and SME Professional Services

  • Multi-disciplined areas of practice

  • Operationally responsive staffing model

  • 7 offices located near our clients to guarantee engagement from top personnel:

  • WBB is an ISO 9001 registered company

Career Development

We believe the performance of our workforce is vital to our Company’s success. In order to keep up with ever-changing technology and to meet the demands of our clients, we work to make sure that our employees are well-equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to be successful on the job and in their career.


Continuous learning is seen as an investment in both the career development of our employees and the future success of WBB. We have various avenues that our employees can take advantage of to further their industry knowledge and skill sets.

  • WBB University is a series of internally hosted presentations given by department leads and focuses on WBB service offerings and current market trends.
  • Skillsoft is our virtual course program. Employees have the option of developing their skills by taking advantage of these courses. Courses range from management, business writing, PMP preparation, and much more (eligibility criteria applies).
  • Education & Training Assistance is offered to employees who decide to pursue degree programs or participate in work related training courses. The organization will help cover the cost of programs which are related to the employees job and seen as a positive investment (eligibility criteria applies).

It is vital for employees to strengthen their skills and industry knowledge as part of WBB's continuous learning initiative and is also important to the organizations overall success.

WBB also promotes additional career development initiatives including mentoring, coaching, performance management, opportunities for promotion and advancement, networking opportunities with company leaders, and much more.

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WBB is proud to be an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons in all facets of employment. We encourage females, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified

As a federal government contractor, in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and Executive Orders, WBB is required to develop annual Affirmative Action Plans (AAPs). Any employees or applicants who wish to review the Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) for Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans can contact us or by calling Human Resources at 703-448-6081. If you are an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran and require a reasonable accommodation in applying for any posted position, please contact Human Resources at 703-448-6081. EEO is the Law. Applicants to and employees of WBB are protected under Federal law from discrimination.

WBB is committed to providing employees a comprehensive benefit package that enables employee’s flexibility and supports their personal, financial, and professional needs.

To support our committment to our employees, WBB’s benefit package includes:

Health Benefits:

  • Medical - WBB offers multiple options for employees and dependentss that enable them to choose a plan that works best with their needs. Our medical plan includes prescription drug coverage. We also offer a TRICARE supplement plan for those who are currently enrolled in TRICARE.
  • Dental – We offer a comprehensive dental plan that includes preventative care, and many other dental services.
  • Vision – Our vision insurance offers coverage for eye exams and provides funds towards the purchase of eyeglasses and contacts.

Additional Benefits:

  • Flexible Spending Accounts – Our FSA accounts allow employees to set aside pre-taxed dollars to use towards eligible medical, dependent care, and/or commuter expenses.
  • Group Life and AD&D insurance – WBB offers Life and AD&D insurance to protect employees in the event of death or a series injury. The company pays the cost of the basic Life & ADD and employees have the option to purchase additional coverage for themselves, spouses, and children.
  • Short and Long Term Disability – Both STD and LTD are offered to employees as income protection in the event the employee is out of work due to an injury or illness.
  • Retirement Benefits - Our retirement benefits allow employees to save money for retirement and include the option of pre-tax 401(k) and Roth 401(k) with company matching funds.
  • Wellness Programs – WBB cares about the health and wellness of our employees. We have multiple wellness programs that encourage our employees to get active and healthy.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – WBB’s EAP is a company paid benefit that allows for confidential counseling and referral services for family, financial, or substance abuse issues.

Paid Time Off:

  • PTO includes company-paid sick, vacations, and personal days
  • Paid Holidays
  • Military
  • Bereavement

Austin Watzlavick

Analyst

"Always searching for innovative techniques to deliver my services."

Austin Watzlavick has a background in marketing and technical writing. Austin started at WBB as a Proposal Coordinator and advanced in her field to become a Jr. Proposal Manager. This past year Austin received the opportunity to transition into a new role within the company. She now is a Healthcare Analyst as part of our thriving VHA Lessons Learned team and learning from our top talent to develop her skills in project management, knowledge management, and business process improvement.





Wilman Granados

Cost Estimator

“I strive to uphold the values and put to practice the skills necessary to deliver the best quality service.”


A retired US Marine, Wilman’s role as a cost estimator/ financial analyst has quickly expanded as he welcomed the challenge of pin-pointing the true root cause of the problem in an organization. Using sound judgement and proven analytical tools he identifies the best course of action to mitigate damage by delivering a well thought out, all-encompassing solution that addresses every aspect within a company.



Sharie Borbeau

Subject Matter Expert III

"I am fueled by dynamic environments - it empowers me to find effective solutions that are tailored to our clients and appropriate for WBB!"

Sharie Bourbeau is a Principal III with WBB coming to us with over 30 years of experience leading large organizations in the federal government.  She applies her strategic planning, acquisition, contracting, financial management and change management experience across the DoD and DHS customers she supports.  Originally taking advantage of flexibility she joined as a part-time member of WBB before transitioning to full time in August of 2015.  Since then she has provided acquisition and contracting support to the US Air Force’s Foreign Military Sales program for  the Royal Saudi Air Force F-15 sustainment program; the GPS Modernization Program – a DoD joint program; and Customs and Border Protection’s Wireless Program Division.


Christina Johannsen

Senior Analyst

"I Measure my success by my clients' success."

Christina Johannsen supports acquisition and program management teams within NAVAIR. She provides her clients with the detailed planning, documentation and tracking which is critical to the successful achievement of strategic program objectives and milestones.

Central to WBB's culture is a strong sense of our duty to the communities that support and sustain our busines. In turn, we pursue every opportunity to reach out and give back to these communities. WBB has instilled our philosophy for social responsbility through our workforce. We also work with corporate partners, vendors, and our peers to develop and enact related iniatives and build relationships.


WBB established a pathway internship program that is designed to help demobilize veterans as they transition to careers as civilians. We then help them with permanent job placement either in-house or with another firm. We supported Operation Jump- Start with donations of suits and ties from employees to help veterans transition into the civilian workforce. Each year, WBB personnel gather to provide bicycles, helmets, hundreds of toys, as well as monetary donations for several campaigns surrounding veterans and their children, including Toys for Tots.

WBB also supports the Three Oaks Center through the establishment of the Southern Maryland Veterans Initiative and a Veterans Stand- Down Day. These efforts focus on the needs of service veterans who are facing very difficult challenges – including homelessness complicated by unemployment, healthcare issues, and drug and alcohol abuse.

Our personnel give much of their time to support the veteran community. Many do pro-bono work for one of our Warrior Gathering partners, Warrior Canine Connection. This effort includes consulting services, writing business plans, as well as designing corporate materials for the non-profit organization.

WBB's Annual Warrior Gathering

The largest of our corporate-wide efforts is WBB’s annual Warrior Gathering, during which we partner with local veteran-owed nonprofit organizations to help injured service members and their families strengthen family bonds and relieve stresses. Our Warrior Gathering provides a much-needed respite through a relaxing environment for quality family time, informal peer group support, group activities, and a venue for spouses and family members to connect and learn from one another. Since the program initiation in 2012, WBB has raised more than $150,000, as well as material donations supporting these efforts.

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    Pros

    I would absolutely recommend WBB to anyone I know looking for work. WBB is a place where work/life balance can be achieved and sustained. Employees enjoy great flexibility, so long as the work gets done to a very high level of quality. WBB truly lives its mantra, "Quality Comes Standard." Of note, the workforce is very supportive of each other. If an employee has a question, there is always someone in the company who is willing to help. No employee feels like they are on an island trying to solve a problem by themselves. This is very important for new and old employees alike. WBB recently earned a recertification as a "Great Place to Work." This is a well-earned accomplishment and one WBB truly deserves.

    Cons

    While not necessarily a "con," the WBB business model may not be for everyone. If you are the type who likes a single boss (who you have direct, physical access to on a daily basis) telling you what to do and when, WBB may not be the place for you. At WBB, you may feel like you have multiple bosses, as work for different PMs on different projects may take you in many different directions. WBB = variety.
    Employees are expected to make their own way, establishing reputations as team players and joining teams with a wide array of expertise to address customer problems. For me, this is one of the best aspects of the company, but others who like hierarchical structures and direct lines of authority may not see it the same way.

    Advice to Management

    While a few long-tenured employees have shown a desire to mentor and educate new employees, nothing seems formalized beyond the mentor program, making success in new employee growth based largely on chance and the initiative of the new employee (which matters). WBB should continue to focus on formalizing processes and activities that enhance the business awareness and corporate business knowledge of its new employees. In its new employee orientation approach, I recommend retaining standard corporate capability and policy and ethics briefs, but the company should move into practical training and education provided by established employees on "the business:" detailed market briefs and how to break into those markets as a new employee; business development approaches; key business metrics from both company and individual employee perspectives (utilization rates, etc.); proposal writing; capture techniques and processes (to include the company's approach to the various gates); and others. This "business orientation" is critical for new employees and should be close to a full day on top of the current corporate policy presentations. This approach must be repeatable.

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WBB Consulting Interviews

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    Interview

    While it was very good, and all of the people that I met were very nice, had a multiple hour / multiple location interview consisting of multiple one-on-one interviews, a panel interview, and going out to lunch. It was a marathon and I can only hope that I answered all of the similar questions (by multiple people) the same way.

    Interview Questions

    • Don't remember a specific difficult question, but some of the questions were about the same subject, but worded differently, by different people. Was difficult to keep my answers consistent.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Would have had to move.

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WBB Consulting Awards & Accolades

  • Outstanding Corporate Citizen of the Year(Mid-Size Business), Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, 2015
  • Department of Defense Nunn-Perry Mentor-Protégé of the Year Awardee, Department of Defense Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP), 2015
  • Outstanding Support for Our Mission to Help Wounded Service Member and Veterans, Warrior Canine Connection, 2013
  • 7th Annual Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards, Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce Greater Washington Government Contractor Award, 2009
  • Contractor of the Year, Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce Greater Washington Government Contractor Award, 2008
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