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ActioNet Reviews

Updated February 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Good company with good people, both in management and those working there (in 7 reviews)

  • They have all been great people IMO (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management should play closer attention to what's going on at the project level "in the trenches (in 10 reviews)

  • senior management team at corporate in the same way that PMs create harmony in the off-site teams (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Losing Sight"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ActioNet full-time

    Pros

    Many of the employees are some of the most hard working people and are team players through and through

    Cons

    Unfortunately, those hard working people are often guided by managers who stretch the truth, disregard major issues, and work their teams to the point of exhaustion to make up for their shortcomings. In turn, the managers are rewarded for the work of their teams, when many don't even involve themselves in the day to day work of their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees and hold managers accountable. Don't placate employees with fancy events when they would rather know that they are appreciated on a day to day basis.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Business Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth and promotions.

    Cons

    Most of the time you get thrown into something without the proper training.


  3. "Should seek stabilization"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    ActioNet is made up of strong people delivering great services to customers.

    Cons

    Getting out of 8a during the LPTA era meant a lot of challenges competing for low-priced contracts. Their performance problems on the Department of State CCD contract hurt their reputation around the water coolers. Company needs to focus on customer satisfaction. Senior Management needs to "calm down" their more radical actions and elements. Senior Management should seek stabilization and harmony within the senior management team at corporate in the same way that PMs create harmony in the off-site teams.

    Advice to Management

    Too much turmoil at HQ has caused concerns among staff. Focus focus focus on stabilizing the company post-8a.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good get your foot in the door"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Good healthcare
    - Good co workers

    Cons

    - Dont follow their own policies
    - Your highly expendable
    - Management makes their own rules
    - HR is your worse enemy

    Advice to Management

    - Do your job
    - Know your job
    - Know your role
    - Know your place in the chain


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Review"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ActioNet full-time

    Pros

    The people - ActioNet has hired motivated professionals with diverse backgrounds

    Cons

    Lack of process and cohesive management approach
    Lack of senior leadership and unification
    Limited career opportunities - no clear direction on advancement

    Advice to Management

    Focus on identifying existing or new senior leadership that can allow ActioNet to focus on delivery.


  7. "If you were carried over from another contract prepare to leave ASAP"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ActioNet full-time

    Pros

    none that I can think of. I worked for many contractors and this was the worst bar none.

    Cons

    If you were carried over from another contract any upward mobility is now gone. Get your resume ready and prepare to leave. Actionet exemplifies the word cronyism. Training is non existent. People are promoted by who is friends with who. Almost zero communication between management and employees. Pay raises are non existent. The company has been known to do "network maintenance" on items like time sheet systems in the middle of the day. I saw many new hires discover the job that was described to them was vastly different than the actual job. Sexism is rampant.

    Advice to Management

    Management doesn't care about these reviews so no advice.


  8. "Actionet, Inc."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Installer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Lead Installer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company with good people, both in management and those working there. The company offered good benefits and a competitive salary.

    Cons

    The company does not pay for relocation costs. Hence, if you lose your current position you will have pay for you and your family's relocation.


  9. "Not too bad"

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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

    Coworkers were very cool and friendly

    Cons

    Upper management was terrible at doing what was best

    Advice to Management

    nothing


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Beware."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great salaries, great benefits, great Christmas parties.

    Cons

    No structure within the organization. Not an IT company more like a Help Desk company. Once you get hired on a contract you can't move around the company. Grounds for being fired. Regular presence of the FBI at headquarters.

    Advice to Management

    Spend the money and hire senior IT Managers with experience versus friends and relatives. Implement a governance and standards practice to keep the Feds out your back yard.


  11. Helpful (5)

    "Stay Away!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ActioNet full-time

    Pros

    The interview and offer will likely be good.... but there are too many problems with the company swept under the rug. Don't accept an offer from ActioNet ! The compensation is competitive, but you will never work hard enough to satisfy the leadership. There are company parties that employees can bring their families too... but the CEO is insane, as is her EVP.

    Cons

    The biggest problem is integrity. The CEO has connections in the government, otherwise the company would not have grown as fast as it has. Unfortunately, ethics and integrity are often overlooked when conducting business. Eventually the dishonesty will catch up with them. Surprising they have not been black balled from bidding in Federal contracts yet. The leadership fires people fairly regularly, so the company is like a revolving door.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company to someone with integrity.



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