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Blackstone Technology Group Reviews

Updated June 2, 2017
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Pros
  • Monthly happy hours and various company events (in 12 reviews)

  • But you have to be a self starter, and not afraid of hard work (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • No 401k match, No FSA for health care (in 6 reviews)

  • No 401k matching, but other benefits make up for that (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Sr. Business Consultant - Trellis Energy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blackstone Technology Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Really great people - smart, hard-working. Able to wear multiple hats.

    Cons

    Very little work/life balance. Most days are 12-14 hours and 6-7 each weekend day.

    Blackstone Technology Group Response

    Jun 13, 2017 – .

    Thank you for the positive feedback about the Trellis Energy team and work environment. I will work with leadership and see how we can improve upon some of the challenges you faced. Thank you again ... More


  2. "Great Company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CSA in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - CSA in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blackstone Technology Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Comparable pay, hands-off supervision, friendly staff

    Cons

    Temp work, company isn't always well-versed in the jobs they are placing you in

    Blackstone Technology Group Response

    Jun 13, 2017 – .

    Thank you for your positive comment about our company. I review all comments and see how we can improve in the areas you have outlined. I appreciate your dedication and hard work. Thank you again ... More

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great home for creative professionals"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Consultant in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Management Consultant in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blackstone Technology Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Normally I wouldn't assume that a technology consulting firm would have such a dedication to creativity, but Blackstone Federal does. So much can get done in a supportive, collaborative, risk-taking environment such as this one.

    Cons

    Onboarding process could be a little clearer. Career paths are also not the clearest but this could be due to the flexible nature of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep enabling your creative folks to infect the culture! They raise the bar for what this kind of work should be in the DMV.

    Blackstone Technology Group Response

    Jun 13, 2017 – .

    Thank you for your comment about the positive environment and creativity in our Federal Practice. I appreciate all your hard work and contributions. I review all employee feedback and ensure you ... More


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Ask and you shall receive."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blackstone Technology Group full-time

    Pros

    - Employees that actually care about the clients they support
    - Lots of training opportunities to pick up industry leading certifications (PMP/Agile/RedHat/Linux)
    - Ability to attend conferences related to your field
    - Fantastic healthcare plan
    - Passionate leadership not afraid to fail and try new things
    - Opportunities to grow and define your own career
    - Approachable and real leadership

    Cons

    - No 401K matching program
    - No gym stipend
    - Roller coaster hours

    Advice to Management

    Continue experimenting, growing, and hiring talented and passionate people.

    Blackstone Technology Group Response

    Jun 13, 2017 – .

    Thank you for your positive comments about your experience working at Blackstone Technology Group, and we will continue to experiment, grow and hire talented and passionate people. Your comments are ... More


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Company Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blackstone Technology Group full-time

    Pros

    The management at Blackstone is amazing. They are engaged with their employees, support and empower them to generate excellent internal and external work. They constantly reach out for new ideas and support innovation in practices and hardware around the workplace.

    Cons

    The commute to Arlington can be a little long if you live far away but if your in Government Contracting then it would be far away regardless.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, keep improving, and keep us improving.


  6. "Trellis a Growing Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blackstone Technology Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I work for the Trellis energy practice. Blackstone's Trellis practice is a division within Blackstone Technology Group's umbrella offering extremely innovative solutions for the energy space. With regards to midstream and pipeline transaction management and utility gas management platforms, Trellis stands out in the industry as an the most advanced solution. Blackstone is an established company, stable and profitable so there is good job security, but being in San Francisco it has retained the energy of a Silicon Valley start up. The Trellis practice just spun off as it's own company, owned by Blackstone. Since it is in growth mode, there is a tremendous amount of opportunity to grow your career here. But you have to be a self starter, and not afraid of hard work. It does pay off.

    Cons

    This is not so much a con, but an objective fact. While Trellis is in growth mode, it is not for the faint of heart. If you are looking a company with a defined role, set career path, clock in at 8 and leave at 5 every day, this is not the work place for you. Trellis is growing, with that you get all of the opportunities of working with a growing company, but you will have to work for it. If you do, it pays off.

    Advice to Management

    As things get busier, do not lose site of the corporate culture and employee moral.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Management Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in Clinton, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in Clinton, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Blackstone Technology Group (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    During my time at Blackstone, I worked with smart, hard working consultants.
    Positive team environment.
    Truly understand and embrace agile development.
    If you are self-driven, Blackstone has the company culture which allows you to spread your wings and grow technically.
    Interesting projects.
    Nice happy hours.

    Cons

    Limited career growth.
    Definite boys club.
    Often big changes occurred from the top with not much communication. Employees shouldn't have to rely on company gossip for information.
    Ineffective team level management.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with your "worker bee's".
    Better team management.
    Recognize high performers via promotions.

    Blackstone Technology Group Response

    Aug 17, 2016 – .

    Thank you for sharing your opinion concerning gender representation at Blackstone. In comparison to the Tech industry across key benchmarks (% women in leadership, % women in tech, % of employees who ... More

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Trellis Group -- Not Professionally run company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blackstone Technology Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    BTG is good but the trellis product group in BTG is not a place you want to work

    Cons

    It is about Trellis.

    - It is not managed as product development company. It is like mom/pop shop.
    - No planning at all. Everything is on the fly.
    - Agile process is totally misused and they have no clue at all !
    - Absolutely no process and not willing to implement any standards.
    - Family members run product.
    - Not very professional and very moody.
    - You will be treated as a coder doing day job, no module ownership. One day you work for one lead and another day you work for another lead. It changes daily.
    - Be prepared, often you will be compared with contractor doing your house paint.
    - No work life balance.
    - Benefits sucks.
    - Interviewer and the recruiter will tell you that they are using the latest and greatest technology. But reality is, they use very old technology and no plan to change. You will realize once you join there. Total disappointment.

    Advice to Management

    Run the company as professional product development company.

    Blackstone Technology Group Response

    Aug 18, 2016 – .

    Thanks for the feedback and your contributions to the team during your tenure with us. We’re sorry that it did not work out for you to remain a part of the team, but we will take your feedback to ... More


  9. "Great company that's effective and cares"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Large and profitable enough to provide enormous resources and value. Yet small enough to deliver hands on, "white-glove" treatment. This is a company that treats its employees well, and in turn, empowers us to help others find resources and rewarding careers. I really appreciate this company and grateful to help others find what they're looking for in a tough market.

    Cons

    No cons. Truly a place anyone would be grateful to call home.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the great work.


  10. "A company with a personality and vision!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blackstone Technology Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    I am continuously impressed by everything and everyone at Blackstone. The culture at Blackstone is truly unique and management is extremely transparent. Leadership has set a very clear and defined vision and management is always open to new ideas and suggestions. Everyone looks out for each other and are eager to help one another. This company, unlike most others in the NCR, has a unique personality and exceptional character. It doesn't feel like a company, but more of a very close-knit team. Blackstone can be as flexible and responsive as a small company, but has the resources and support of a larger company; great position. Benefits are great too.

    Cons

    No 401k matching, but other benefits make up for that

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


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