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BRTRC Reviews

Updated January 5, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good experience"

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    Former Employee - Writer in Warren, MI
    Former Employee - Writer in Warren, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BRTRC (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, good pay, skilled coworkers. Learned a lot in the publications team, they support their workers.

    Cons

    Overly political project managers. Lots of fighting for power between managers. If they lose your contract, you lose your job and it has less to do with performance and more to do with fussy clients.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the in-office yelling and power plays. Better client negotiation. Don't take risks that could cost a contract.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Stagnant"

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

    I worked at BRTRC full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, generous in some areas but oddly cheap in others. Good benefits. Good work/life balance

    Cons

    The company will never grow out of its 300 person box. It's been stuck at around the same size for 6-7 years. Leadership spends a fortune on the latest consultant or new idea or trend or idea but doesn't research or stick with anything long enough. Not enough experience with how to run and grow a business in the executive team. People stay for 10-15-20 years and it takes years to get promoted or let alone become an avp or vp.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Good starting place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

    I worked at BRTRC (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Good staring place for anyone just out of college
    - You can be visable to C-level executives
    - Depending on the position, the company allows for flexible working hours in an emergency.

    Cons

    - Not a lot of opportunity for vertical growth
    - The way the industry works, there is always a risk of losing a re-compete and you being out of a job.
    - Lack of communication from top management

    Advice to Management

    - Start sending out regular quarterly and monthly reports again.
    - Give employees a path for potential vertical growth or at least make it known to employees about what that path might be.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Nice corporate staff, upper management needs to effectively communicate with managers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly staff, the corporate office is walking distance to metro, generous fringe benefit package

    Cons

    Limited growth and career advancement due to an I undeversified business model

    Advice to Management

    Provide actual investment into your staff rather than just a marketing gemic of your fringe benefits


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Solid Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The administration process and staff are top notch, good benefits, and employees are treated as a member of a team. BRTRC is generous to employees during the holiday season.

    Cons

    Limited room for corporate growth unless you can create more jobs for the company.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "A great starter"

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    Current Employee - Program Support Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Program Support Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you are looking to get your foot in the door in terms of working with a contracting company, then BRTRC is a great company. Benefits are pretty good and the company is extremely generous during the holiday season.

    Cons

    Although I have only been there for about 6 months, there does not seem to be much of a challenge in the position, the titles of positions are beefed up (which I'm sure most companies and people are aware of), and there doesn't seem to be much room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees the opportunity to move forward, advance. The jobs are very tedious, the least one can do is provide incentive to continue to stay.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Communications Position"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very intelligent team and senior management. BRTRC has very respected reputation and is known for the great work they produce. Leadership will hold employees to high standards and treat each employee as a member of a team. Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Being a government contractor comes with cons due to government budget constraints. Job security is a worry due to government budgets and unknowns.

    Difficult to move up in company as it has no formal organization chart. This comes with the type of work the company provides to the client.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management great, great company.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Compared to other Defense Contract companies it is great"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Vienna, VA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Vienna, VA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are vocal about what you want for your career and have legitimate good ideas or business development worth pursuing they will listen. Benefits are good compared to industry standards. Great people.

    Cons

    Don't forget about career development of those on client site! What they deal with day in and out needs to be recognized more!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and maintain as much transparency as possible!


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Overall bad experience- would not recommend to others."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations in Warren, MI
    Former Employee - Operations in Warren, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and on-boarding instructions. At the time I left, Human Resources sounded genuinely concerned about issues I discussed during my exit interview and were going to look into the issues further. Whether that really happened or not, I wouldn't know but I would be doubtful given what I experienced while employed there.

    Cons

    Much lower than average pay and overall unprofessional environment. If BRTRC wins a contract, the incumbents should be worried. From my experience, the pay decrease was enough to leave. I have rarely heard of people speak highly of this organization and I am thankful to have only worked there for a short time.

    Advice to Management

    Review exit interviews and seriously evaluate corporate culture.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Awful, Disceptive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nothing nice to say about them

    Cons

    Google how they rip off workers and cheat the government



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