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Updated March 20, 2019
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Pros
  • "I worked with a lot of good people" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Good benefits- in line with the industry" (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "No room for growth within the company where I was" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Sacrifices the hard working folks to save face" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    "Great Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Executive in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Executive in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Akima full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    As a senior female executive reporting directly to our CEO, I feel I am well placed to correct an earlier review. The truth is very simple: Akima’s senior leadership team (both male and female) expect and exhibit the utmost professional and ethical standards. Under the CEO’s leadership, we’ve had two record setting years of earnings and revenue growth. During the same period, the CEO personally led fund-raising efforts that provided over $100,000 for an Alaskan Trust that gives Alaskan natives financial support to earn collegiate degrees. I have the utmost respect for the CEO and all of our employees, and would encourage anyone looking for a great career in a stable and growing company to apply for a position with Akima.

    Cons

    Rapidly growing company with great stability. Sometimes not enough hours in the day to get everything done.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to Management and Akima Employees: celebrate the amazing success our company is enjoying as a result of your terrific and valued contributions.


  2. "Supply Technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Akima full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy work, good employees, good flow

    Cons

    Not many, just busy sometimes

  3. "Stable company"

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to work from a company stability perspective. Company is growing by leaps and bounds.

    Cons

    More bureaucratic than some other competitors.

    Akima Response

    Mar 18, 2019 – Marketing Manager

    Thank you for your feedback. We are excited by Akima's growth trajectory and are pleased that you are a part of our growing team!


  4. "Great place, almost"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanic in U S A F Academy, CO
    Current Employee - Mechanic in U S A F Academy, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay, great management, some work travel, good work hours.

    Cons

    Military employees with a military mindset, very conservative views from almost everyone, it must be a Colorado thing or maybe they like to hire that type of person.

    Advice to Management

    Diversity in the work environment promotes acceptance, respect, and teamwork despite differences in race, age, gender, native language, political beliefs, religion, sexual orientation, or communication styles among employees

    Akima Response

    Feb 22, 2019 – Marketing Manager

    Thank you for your feedback. We are excited to see that you have been with us for more than 5 years! Akima is committed to diversity and inclusion--30% of our employees are women, over 40% are... More


  5. "Akima Supply Tech"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Technician in Lakewood, WA
    Current Employee - Supply Technician in Lakewood, WA

    I have been working at Akima (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great management
    Great work life balance
    Great pay

    Cons

    Minimal Opportunities for growth or movement

    Akima Response

    Feb 22, 2019 – Marketing Manager

    Thank you for your feedback! Our employees are our most valuable asset and we are pleased to hear that your first year at Akima has been enjoyable. At Akima, we are deeply committed to training and... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Event Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Akima full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, nobody micro manages you.

    Cons

    Management does not recognize accomplishments and does not re-evaluate pay.


  7. Helpful (7)

    "CEO is an embarrassment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Akima full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The good news is that the CEO can’t stay here forever. Buts that’s the only good thing about him. He’s lucky that his board of directors are clueless about leadership, management, and business.

    Cons

    Nobody should have to put up with the the sexist comments of a CEO. Ridiculous. Insulting.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a CEO that is compassionate, is real (not fake) and takes genuine care for YOUR employees.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Director of Operations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Akima full-time

    Pros

    Good work environment and great employees

    Cons

    parent company financial woes impact on companies resources


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Ok Place to work"

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

    I have been working at Akima full-time

    Pros

    They offer good pay compared to others

    Cons

    No room to grow or advance


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Program Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Akima full-time

    Pros

    Big company, lots of resources and opportunities!

    Cons

    Lots of contract work, sometimes it ends too soon.