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Updated April 23, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Astonishing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Base Security Officer in Destin, FL
    Current Employee - Base Security Officer in Destin, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to engage in relationships with your battle buddies. Grow together as a family with many individuals you may work with.

    Cons

    You get shot at. You may or may not be involved in a firefight with other people who may try to take certain things from you.

    Advice to Management

    Get better Humvees.


  2. "Program Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Moyock, NC
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Moyock, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people at the worker level in Moyock.

    Cons

    Upper level management detached, physically and mentally. Caught up in mergers and acquisitions.

    Advice to Management

    The assumption by senior management is that the "Swamp People" working on the compound have no option other than ACADEMI. Thus, they may be paid below market rates and have neither the intelligence nor education to participate meaningfully other than to be told what to do. The reality is just the opposite. They keep the place afloat and earn the money for the DC based managers' salaries.


  3. "SVP"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in Mc Lean, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in Mc Lean, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Academi full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Highly specialized, interesting international work.

    Cons

    Large amount of management upheaval


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  5. "Adjunct Driving Instructor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adjunct Tactical Driving Instructor in Moyock, NC
    Current Employee - Adjunct Tactical Driving Instructor in Moyock, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Academi part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun job, great co-workers and easy commute.

    Cons

    Unbelievably disorganized management, people in various positions are glaringly incommunicado (good luck actually getting someone to ever return an email or phone call) and in positions they are unqualified for.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who are qualified, really do want to be there (not just there because they knew someone or did a favor for someone) and hold quarterly meetings that allow your ground level instructors the opportunity to provide input.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Beyond God Awful!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contractor in Moyock, NC
    Former Employee - Contractor in Moyock, NC
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are only motivated by money, then this place is for you. But, be prepared for backstabbing, literally decisions made without a hint of understanding of ground truth and program managers saying, "I'm the alpha male, no one else is the alpha male, there is only one alpha male and I'm it..."

    Incompetence is beyond comical to the point of unbelievable. When Jason DeYonker cares nothing more than the bottomline it is an indicator for the culture of the organization.

    Cons

    Organization is solely motivated by money, period! Nothing more.

    Zero growth opportunities as a contractor.

    Program manager routinely lies, yes lies and is known as a lier. throughout the company and the client ranks. That he was employed with his pathological background clearly shows Constellis Group is solely motivated by money.

    Disrespects people and is known to do so routinely.

    Is allowed to do so cause of the contract is more important than Veteran employees.

    Does not take are of Veteran employees/contractors.

    Is not Veteran friendly.

    You are expected to bend over backwards for the company to fill billeting needs but little to no appreciation is given in return. You are used as a number and nothing more.

    DO NOT be fooled by false advertising. Constellis Group is 100% NOT Veteran friendly.

    Is known to verbally abuse employees.

    Scheduler does not return phone calls or emails.

    Advice to Management

    Close the doors and go work as a Walmart greeter. With your lack of leadership skills that is about as much responsibility as you deserve.


  7. Helpful (8)

    "Company must initiate cultural changes !"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moyock, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moyock, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are excellent and competitive within industry. Flexible work schedule. Coworkers were generally professional and easy to work with.

    Cons

    Management at the site and executive level were not trustworthy and were not loyal to their employees. Company continues to compromise ethics and lacks professional leadership. The parent company fired the majority of its directors aftervtge latest merger and replaced them with the incoming company management.

    Advice to Management

    If you expect to become a billion dollar + corporation and major defense contractor you must learn to abide by the industry and government professional standards: including hiring, retention, promotion, and compensation and benefits. Executive Suite must also improve employee moral and trust. Management must demonstrate a committment to ethics and professionalism.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Sporadic Layoffs"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moyock, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moyock, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Scenic drive into the location
    On-site lunch (sometimes good sometimes bad but you get what you pay for), gym, and medical facilities
    Great people - provided a team-like mentality
    Doted on employees for Holiday parties, picnics, and other family friendly events

    Cons

    Noisy and not easy to go to locations offsite because it was time consuming
    A hand full of small-minded individuals - crabs in a barrel - who unfortunately had the power to call the "shots"
    You never knew when you were going to be a part of a layoff which can be very stressful on top of workplace stress
    They would tell you they were done and 2 weeks later another department is taking brown boxes to their cars

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid of permitting a 360 review - there's a lot of information your lower-level managers are withholding from you. You should value constructive criticism - it could very well be valid.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "HR Recruiter"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Moyock, NC
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Moyock, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Academi (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, great facility, great sense of accomplishment. Good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Too much turn over of employees and Senior management. This is not a career position! Be prepared for you next job...everyone here is always looking for their next job because they all know they could be terminated at a moments notice. Many employees spend part of their day surfing the net for jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Work with employees to correct any performance issues rather than simply terminating them ! You are losing valuable and loyal employees every time you let someone go at the drop of a hat for a small mistake the employee makes...nobody is perfect in this world!


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Contracting"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Logistician in Moyock, NC
    Current Employee - Logistician in Moyock, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Good pay and Good people

    Cons

    Gone overseas for most of the year


  11. Helpful (2)

    "The Place of Employment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head Cook/Supervisor in Elizabeth City, NC
    Current Employee - Head Cook/Supervisor in Elizabeth City, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Academi (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Family orientated, competitive salaries, stress free atmosphere

    Cons

    None presently come to mind

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


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