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Pros
  • Great company for military veterans (in 4 reviews)

  • There are really no pros to working there (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • management has no clue what the workers actually do (in 2 reviews)

  • Cronyism over credentials - the latest good old boys club to get work at SOCOM (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Network Administrator"

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    Current Employee - Network Administrator in Hurlburt Field, FL
    Current Employee - Network Administrator in Hurlburt Field, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at ARMA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting projects to work on.
    Easy to move between projects
    Excellent on-site training provided

    Cons

    Since being acquired by GD the benefits have gone down
    Hard to get promoted

    Advice to Management

    Allow teams to at least stay the same size. Current team has lost two people, but the workload is still the same.


  2. "Senior System Administrator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company for military veterans

    Cons

    Based upon contract work so not guaranteed for long term (+5 years)

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Not too bad"

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    Current Employee - Desktop Support Engineer in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Desktop Support Engineer in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good environment to work in. Pretty relaxed with friendly customers. Very easy job to understand and learn even if you haven't done before

    Cons

    Departments don't really talk to each other about issues that effect each other. Some Departments under staffed. Need better organization in some areas


  4. "Technician"

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    Current Employee - VTC Technician in Fayetteville, NC
    Current Employee - VTC Technician in Fayetteville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ARMA (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to aligned yourself with.

    Cons

    Having to work for the government

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Generally, things are good here. Like every company there are negatives. The grass is always greener."

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    Current Contractor - Systems Administrator
    Current Contractor - Systems Administrator
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    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at ARMA as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    3 Weeks of annual leave is nice. Most benefits are good for a smaller company. The company is relatively open minded regarding future ops and staying current in technology.

    Cons

    Upper management is pretty disconnected from the workforce. This poses issues with making proper decisions regarding upgrade strategies. The company offers money towards education but is extremely difficult to take advantage of.


  6. "Good company, if you look at the constraints of doing business with the government"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at ARMA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, decent benefits, interesting work environments. I've seen many complain about pay, but that has a lot to do with what your position is billeted for and the government's compensation based on that position. I had the top pay for the area by far, but that doesn't necessarily mean that everyone will be compensated what they believe is fair.

    Cons

    Typical cons of working as a government contractor, which the company cannot mitigate. Their inflexibility to negotiate increased PTO. Annual performance review process can be improved and streamlined. Ultimately, the only reason I left was for a better opportunity elsewhere. Due to the constraints of working as a government contractor, my upward mobility was hindered if I wanted to stay in the same area.

    Advice to Management

    Consider allowing employees and candidates to negotiate an extra week of leave. Your inflexibility in this area is indicative of a young company, but there should be some form of wiggle room when it comes to leave. Don't fall back on the "well it wouldn't be fair to everyone else" excuse.


  7. "Arma has enriched my qualifications"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Recommends

    Pros

    the atmosphere and the employees

    Cons

    the attitudes of the owners sometimes

  8. "Great working environment, Penny pinching company."

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    Current Employee - Network Administrator in Kabul (Afghanistan)
    Current Employee - Network Administrator in Kabul (Afghanistan)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ARMA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great working environment, Highly responsive management, Good pay.

    Cons

    Every part of the hiring and employee management process has a clear penny pinching feel to it. Everything from the hotel to the bonus and evaluation system designed to kind of resemble the military.

    Advice to Management

    Getting employees ready for these jobs takes a considerable amount of up front investment on your part. Make sure you get the most out of your effort by reducing salary pay and introducing a sign on and/or contract completion bonus. This will keep people who are serious about staying and save some money on employees who bail early. the money recouped from something like this could be used for things like better hotels or even go directly back into everyone's salary.


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