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A-Tek Reviews

Updated June 3, 2017
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Kathryn B. Freeland, M.B.A.
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  1. "Great growing company"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - AV Support Technician in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - AV Support Technician in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at A-Tek full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people
    Corporate structure and vision is very good
    Great management
    Generous Knowledge Enhancement program

    Cons

    Pay is ok.
    Most of the downside is just the nature of being a contractor.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to prioritize team member growth


  2. "Poor management"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Molecular Biologist in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Molecular Biologist in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at A-Tek full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This company offers a nice salary, as long as you negotiate well. Also, the staff has great team work and it is like a family environment.

    Cons

    Management is very poor. There are no management training. It's just scientist who are either grandfathered in or know the right people. HR is the same way. No one has the laboratory staff back. Also overworked, due to weekends and holidays. There is no growth unless you plan to move to another state.

    Advice to Management

    Take management training classes. Also, help staff out when it gets super busy and short staffed. Take accountability for your mistakes and actions.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Microbiologist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Microbiologist in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Microbiologist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at A-Tek (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company knows what they're doing and compensates their employees at a fair rate. Contractors are pretty much on their own to do the jobs they were hired for.

    Cons

    Salary based on Government Contract. Hope that the company keeps winning contract bids!

    Advice to Management

    Good job treating your employees as human beings....the Christmas package to employees are greatly appreciated.....Your management is missed once our work site was transferred to the lesser experienced business partner.


  4. "Great company to work for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Reservationist in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Reservationist in Chantilly, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at A-Tek full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The have several contracts depending on your skill level. The have enrichment training. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Takes a while to build leave after 5 years it's pretty decent.

    Advice to Management

    They are doing a good job.


  5. Helpful (7)

    "A-Tek is over their head and not equiped to handle and manage laboratory staff"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Biological Scientist in Leesburg, VA
    Current Employee - Biological Scientist in Leesburg, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules, and friendly staff

    Cons

    Not equiped to handle and manage laboratory staff. No room for advancement nor growth within the company. All Laboratory staff are at-will employees and have no stock options. Government contractor who's contract will end shortly leaving hundreds of staff without jobs

    Advice to Management

    Nothing management can do for contracted staff, other employing them as permanent staff.


  6. "Molecular Biologist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at A-Tek full-time

    Pros

    Nice benefits and vacation package

    Cons

    Lots of redundant work and paperwork


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Biologist
    Former Employee - Lead Biologist
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at A-Tek full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and salary were great. They gave generous holiday bonuses and overtime.

    Cons

    Work could be monotonous, few opportunities to learn new skills. Weekend and holiday work was required.

  8. "Microbiologist"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Stable, paid above average, good work life balance

    Cons

    No upward mobility, very little leadership

    Advice to Management

    Provide more career opportunities


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Travel Reservationist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Small company. Leadership doesn't breathe down your neck to get work completed.

    Cons

    Headquarters leadership pretty much hands off.

    Advice to Management

    Learn more about the contract and job requirements


  10. Helpful (5)

    "If they can screw you, they will."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at A-Tek full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They don't bother you with micromanagement, but they aren't good at plain management of employees. The benefits aren't very good and they will shift your benefits on a whim.

    Cons

    They don't do much for you. There aren't many things that they will do to benefit employees and make them better employees. No one leaves on good terms. People get fed up and quit.