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Bowhead Family of Companies Reviews

Updated January 26, 2018
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  1. "Great company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bowhead Family of Companies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There is a lot of opportunity for growth with this company. They promote from within, and really care about their employees.

    Cons

    Medical plan could be better.


  2. "Do not work here!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bowhead Family of Companies full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment for the most part.

    Cons

    HR is not visible whatsoever and upper management in certain departments do not have the time to properly train due to overall disorganization. Instead of recognizing these internal errors, employees are blamed for missing the mark and are expected to piece together information on their own without prior knowledge. This is very true for the department I currently work in, and is the main factor in my decision to seek employment elsewhere. Upper management takes care of one another and there is no obvious trajectory unless you're favored. Also, the compensation is terrible and they are EXTREMELY cheap and misleading when it comes to investing in lower level employees. If you are a young professional and know no one on the inside, do not waste your time here.

    Advice to Management

    Better training, compensation, and more VISIBILITY. Remote management can only be so helpful.

  3. "Great"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Analyst in Aberdeen, MD
    Former Employee - Program Analyst in Aberdeen, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bowhead Family of Companies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People on site and location of job were good, any team leads very professional

    Cons

    Salary could be better and Bowhead employees offsite not very friendly

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. "Bowhead Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work is mission focused

    Cons

    Management seems at times to be in a daze

    Advice to Management

    Pay closer attention to your folks


  5. "Procurement Technician"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Procurement Technician in Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
    Current Employee - Procurement Technician in Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bowhead Family of Companies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    I haven't anything but gratitude for my job.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Archaic and Bureaucratic Management"

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

    I worked at Bowhead Family of Companies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent Pay and Decent Benefits has the infrustructure of a large company.

    Cons

    Upper management literally had no idea what we do, policies were set in place and enforced by disconnected parties, regardless of whether or not it would hurt business, cost the company money, or even be appropriate to how we work. It generally felt like one hand of the company consistently doesn’t know what the other one is doing. On top of that, there was literally no opportunity to advance, and you were reprimanded for attempting to share ideas or do anything “not part of your job.”

    There is a disturbing level of micromanagement and distrust by low-level management, from being told where you should and shouldn't be allowed to go, or do during lunch, to being threatened to have your phone "taken away" for being used like the employees are middle school children. Employees were frequently "called-out" on minor issues in front of the entire office, quite unprofessionally.

    Not only is there no chance of work-from-home opportunities, employee productivity is judged by how long they're sitting in their cubicles, instead of the actual work that's performed. "It's all about perception. That's all that matters." are the common words out of the low-level management.

    Over the years, the culture has actually gotten WORSE with high-level executives constantly shuffling and being replaced, removal of perks and benefits, such as company holidays, as well as no more inclement weather leave (in commonly-impacted severe weather areas). Inconsistent merit increases, bonuses, or raises.

    There's a toxic work environment, and employees will be thrown under the buss by management at the first sign of trouble.

    In retrospect, decent pay and benefits, is really not worth the stress and drudgery from a job with no growth potential and poor management practices.

    Advice to Management

    Morale is a thing. Higher-up forget that the employees are what keeps the business running. it's 2017, try running the business like so.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Not a career workplace"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Developer in Mobile, AL
    Former Employee - Developer in Mobile, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bowhead Family of Companies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy going work place
    Project timelines were flexible
    People were nice and mean well
    Open to using new technologies

    Cons

    Company DID NOT reimburse PTO after I left though its per their policy so don't hold them to their word...
    Not much room to move up
    They have other programmers doing their local HR/management work so it creates for confusion.
    401k account was terminated with no notice after leaving, this resulted in a 401k cash out losing contributions..

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Decent Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Specialist in Chambersburg, PA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Specialist in Chambersburg, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bowhead Family of Companies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Pay
    $1.00/ hr shift differential for 2nd and 3rd shift.
    Decent insurance

    Cons

    No room for advancement
    Management seems a little detached from employees
    Subject to layoffs with work flow.

    Advice to Management

    Take a better look at your employees skills. Encourage employees to advance their skills and promote education.


  9. "Good"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chambersburg, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chambersburg, PA

    I have been working at Bowhead Family of Companies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Its a good job and the pay is goid people are friendly

    Cons

    Necer knkw what your doin could be diff any day but its nice


  10. "Great place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, and good management.

    Cons

    No cons at this time


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