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  1. "Watchful Eye"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Alexandria, VA

    I worked at Bowhead Systems Management (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly people. Nice kitchen and facilities. Good location of headquarters.

    Cons

    One is monitored by the phone! Your presence is announced at all times to everyone. At corporate headquarters, you are never far from a camera. In the elevator, in the lobby/ entrance hallway, where you are banned from using your personal phone. For private calls you have to go down 11 floors and speak outside. But it may not matter because the President is never there. Oversight is provided by the HR department, who seem to act as overlords. In my experience the HR dept. should be there to help. In this firm (I learned from a co-worker) that once a comment was made about one woman who took walks at lunch, they made sure no one felt comfortable taking walks any more.

    Advice to Management

    I feel this company has management issue. Greater respect and privacy should be given to employees. The phone monitoring has got to go. HR should be helpful, not cracking a whip.


  2. "Long hours and pay is not competitive"

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    Current Employee - Contract Specialist in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Contract Specialist in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bowhead Systems Management full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are good hardworking people. Located in a good area with social amenities such as a variety of restaurants, shopping, and gym.

    Cons

    Lack of upward mobility and competitive pay. Morale is low due to the working environment and management. Employees are under valued.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Bowhead"

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    Former Employee - Recruiter in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Bowhead Systems Management full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you are looking for somewhere to go in everyday and not grow professionally this is your spot!

    Cons

    Lack of leadership and mentoring across the organization. All decision made considering money not the employees or the right thing to do. No professional development. Do as I say not as I do environment.

    Advice to Management

    Training, training, training. Not flying everyone to an off-site location to play team building games but real management training.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great ideology, horrible execution, good people, marginal management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Bowhead Systems Management full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good People, cooperative work enviornment

    Cons

    .......ZERO kudos for a job well done......promotions very skewed "insiders and good ole boys network". Management can manage projects and subject matter but have no people skills

    Advice to Management

    look at your people and their contributions, recognize that all are equal.....regardless of their title. Look at your middle management and make some changes to attitude. Promote those that deserve it not who you are buddies with


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Strong Alaskan Owned Contractor"

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Analyst in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Analyst in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bowhead Systems Management full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people work at this company and there is a strong commitment to provide quality service to the Federal Government.

    Cons

    Company is too reliant on 8-A set asides for Alaskan owned companies.

    Advice to Management

    Company needs to diversify it's revenue stream and communicate better with employees.


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