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Updated November 21, 2017
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  1. "Great place to learn and grow"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blue Canopy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of career growth
    Family like atmosphere, outside events
    Opportunity to learn anything and everything
    Super people to work with, teamwork is valued
    Pay and bonuses were fair and always pleasant
    when I left I was a much better person than walking in

    Cons

    Like with any consulting firm, its controlled by the client. Unfortunately the client I worked with started restricting anything that was a "luxury" for a contractor such as teleworking. In addition on govt holidays we didnt' receive, we were forced to take PTO
    Also if you aren't in with the right people/management you won't progress as fast as those that are, its also become a culture of how fast things can go as you become more experienced with processes, and sometimes you can get screwed depending on what your task is and who you are working with

    Advice to Management

    Don't make it a race to get promoted, it breeds too much competitiveness and bitterness. The same people end up getting promoted every year due to who they are "in" with.


  2. "Systems Analyst"

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

    I worked at Blue Canopy full-time

    Pros

    Medical and 401K benefits were comparable to other mid-size businesses in the area

    Cons

    Management and partners lack awareness of the projects they are part of. Most of the PMs put in specific projects are not qualified and do not know how to deal with team members. There is a lack of understanding on the value of employees vs clients, and they only reward those who do favors for management.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house and get rid of bad PMs. You will lose more clients and credibility by employing PM's who are just there to collect the paycheck.

  3. "Management"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small company feel; get things done quickly

    Cons

    Some managers micro manage. Do not know how to work with people, are abrasive, and find it hard to say Hello / Hi when they write emails.


  4. "Great Company!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Blue Canopy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Vast opportunities for career progression
    - If career goals change, plenty of opportunities to move to new contract
    - Management cares and listens
    - Great benefits
    - Flexible schedule
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    Cons

    - can be a little cold at HQ


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Worst company ever"

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

    I worked at Blue Canopy full-time

    Pros

    none nada zilch zero nothing

    Cons

    Owners are conceited elitist brats
    female owner cackles up and down the halls and wears horrible outfits
    all management think they are at the top of a caste system where they look down upon the little people
    Management lies

    Advice to Management

    You aren't special or talented whatsoever.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "False Representation"

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    Former Employee - Full Time Employee in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Full Time Employee in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Blue Canopy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Only one - you have good personnel working there

    Cons

    Lack of Leadership and Vision
    Constant turn-over within the Cyber Business Unit - they have about a 35% attrition rate - to compensate they just gave mid-term raises to staff
    DOJ involved with this company
    CEO trying to sell company
    To many Partners (14)

    Advice to Management

    Quit trying to "buy" your employees loyalty


  7. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Named Government Contractor of the Year three (3) times! 2016, 2012 & 2010.
    Washington Post Names Blue Canopy Top Workplace twice! 2016 & 2014.

    Cons

    Just a few growing pains moving from Small Business

  8. "Not bad"

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

    I worked at Blue Canopy full-time

    Pros

    Nice team to work with

    Cons

    no appreciation at hq location


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Refreshing high energy company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Refreshing High Energy growing company that actually performs. Client are first and employees are actually rewarded and recognized. I learned a lot there.

    Cons

    There are some great people and leaders at the company however their is a disconnect in communications within the company . Some of the partners take advantage, gossip and are negative with their teams. It is a shame that upper management doesn't know they are getting stabbed in the back.

    Advice to Management

    They should be aware of the disconnected communication and the negativity of some of the partners. It is draining to employees.


  10. Helpful (8)

    "The Trump of IT Companies"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Blue Canopy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I used to have a long list of pros. Now there are none. Majority of those at headquarters have the morale of an employee simply putting up with the bs because it costs money to live.

    Cons

    Blue Canopy has a passion…to sell fake promises and a disillusioned sense of reality. Majority of the staff that actually does the leg work is underpaid and sometimes recognized, if at all. But the worst thing about the dynamics of a company that claims it is “easy to do business with”, is the fact that its leaders vow to recognize and reward while having open and honest communication. All of which is false and does not happen – ever. The disconnect and lack of transparency is alarming and those that have stuck around certainly notice. What was once a “great place to work” is now nothing but a façade that has the ignorance and inflated sense of importance like that of a high school jock.

    Advice to Management

    Do better. You know you should but you don't seem to care.


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