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Updated January 16, 2018
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John Carney
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  • Most people complain about the company on a daily basis- low morale (in 4 reviews)

  • Upper, upper management is divided between Carney, Inc (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "sales position"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good company good pay check

    Cons

    no permanent position offer for any job

    Advice to Management

    explained people that you don't know when the job will and


  2. Helpful (4)

    "ISD"

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

    I worked at Carney full-time

    Pros

    Convenient location; great people at the non-managerial/executive level. The "worker bees" work incredibly hard and long hours - very dedicated with little recognition. Some strong ISDs with limited access to graphics support. QC is a one-person army.

    Cons

    Terrible performance at the management and executive level; very unprofessional and passive aggressive. Tons of money is wasted on a top-heavy team with no contracts to actually manage resulting in massive lay offs at the bottom-level. Those left end up being over worked and exhausted. The President is all smokes and mirrors with minimal experience in actual contracting; he tries to pull the "military" card constantly which is insulting to a family with a strong, life-long military service background. HR is extremely unprofessional; I had no exit interview because they just don't want to hear it. In short, it's a hot a mess! And to be forewarned, they encourage existing personnel to write glowing remarks to cushion the onslaught of negative reviews.

    Advice to Management

    Trim the fat instead of the production team; hire a President with a real strategy rather than trying to constantly "pass the buck" on accountability. "Hire great people and get out of their way" translates to, "do my job for me."

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Don't go there"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Department in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Department in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None! Management fails to provide a positive, professional working environment.

    Cons

    No direction from management. No incentives. Low morale. Does not listen to nor consider the professional input from front line personnel. Too many lies to employees. Every level of management is inept and inexperienced which leads to high employee turnover and bad reviews...need I say more!

    Advice to Management

    Keep your promises to employees. Provide incentives. Give pay raises. Listen to your employees. Recognize employees and stop using autocratic leaders. John Carney needs to lead instead of traveling the world because his world is crumbling beneath his feet.

    Carney Response

    Feb 16, 2017 – Chief Culture and Talent Officer

    We routinely provide raises and bonuses as part of our compensation culture of rewarding results and recognizing effort. This doesn't mean everyone receives a bonus or raise every year, but we do... More


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Knew It Would Happen Sooner or Later"

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

    I worked at Carney (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    None, I can think of none.

    Cons

    From the CEO to the President to HR, upper management doesn't know how to run a profitable company or maintain good employee work ethics.

    Advice to Management

    It is time to hire all new upper management. Definition of insanity - doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. You continue to lose good people due to your inefficiencies and poor management.

    Carney Response

    Feb 16, 2017 – Chief Culture and Talent Officer

    Similar to my other responses, we are under no illusions that we need to continually seek to improve. We constantly challenge ourselves to improve operations, employee relations, business... More


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Dysfunctional Management, Good People"

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

    Pros

    Carney is full of great people to work with. Generally, staff work hard with a smile. A positive can-do attitude is the typical work ethic. The work itself was interesting as well.

    Cons

    The down side is that Carney's leadership is unfocused. Upper, upper management is divided between Carney, Inc. and other projects/adventures. That lack of leadership and focus are felt throughout the company. Management in general has been unable to find a way to replace lost contracts or win the equivalent amount of work. Some in higher management are not only ineffective at leading the organization but they are also crass when talking about clients or partnering vendors. New company-wide initiatives sometimes feel like they are based on an article someone read in a business magazine and are quickly dropped after starting. Benefits are mediocre. People getting laid off is a common occurrence.

    Advice to Management

    Top management should focus 100% on Carney, Inc. Set realistic goals (Wildly Important Goals can be realistic). Remove management that has failed to turn Carney around. Stop living in the (contracts of the) past. Rebuild the company on a new foundation.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Fighting and struggling"

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

    Pros

    Nice location, if you're into the city.
    At least when I was there, free parking. They've been losing money for a while, so that may have gone away.

    Cons

    Fighting and struggling.
    The fighting is between management and staff, and between management and management. The CEO likes to set his people against each other as if they were in gladiatorial combat and then see who will be the most vicious and ruthless. That person will be promoted; the others will be viewed as weak. Just as with the gladiatorial games, if you refuse to fight, you're the loser.
    The struggling is to get work for the company. The staff has shrunk by about 85% since I was there as the company loses contract after contract. New contracts are not coming in. Instead of developing efficiency, the owner requires people to work harder, not smarter.

    Advice to Management

    Several people reviewing the company here have given them advice, and clearly they're not taking it. I'd start by moving the company to cheaper digs. For all practical purposes, you're back to being a start-up now. Act like one, and you might succeed.


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Really? Not at all what I thought it would be!"

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    Current Employee - Instructional Designer in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Instructional Designer in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interview process and recruitment was straight forward with no bells or whistles. They get right to it!

    Cons

    Each day is draining, empty and basically smoking mirrors!

    Advice to Management

    This is a company that only a short few have tenure. The first tworld months of the year, 6 people resigned! Some without a new job secured! People don't leave companies, they "poor leadership!"

  8. Helpful (1)

    "eLearning Organization"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people, innovative solutions, great technology

    Cons

    Not open to change, insular leadership team


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Manager, Operations"

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

    Pros

    Great people and great working environment. Ability to take on a lot of different types of responsibilities and challenges.

    Cons

    Small company, so not much upside from a growth perspective. No aggressive growth strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Push the envelope. Don't settle. Try to look for new opportunities to position Carney to grow. This will in turn provide employees with more opportunity for growth.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Committed to Creating Remarkable Client Experiences"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Proven and continuing remarkable service and products to federal government clients. Passionate devotion to organizational improvement, developing employees, developing business, developing client relationships, and creating innovative designs and tools to accelerate performance in the federal government workplace.
    - Great at aligning corporate, client, and employee goals.
    - Honest organizational self assessment, communication, and continual improvement
    - Fascinating mix of clients and projects - ability to support Government missions that align with individual employee experience and passion
    - Leadership commitment to making Carney a great place to work and grow
    - Teamwork, teamwork, teamwork! Gifted program managers who do all the right things.
    - Opportunities to grow and develop at all levels: individual, team, program, corporate
    - Sensible mix of onsite, limited work from home, and remote team members
    - Very high trust among coworkers
    - Individual and team contributions matter
    - Corporate leadership committed to continual improvement

    Cons

    Federal contracting is a tough business!

    Advice to Management

    Sustain your commitment to creating outstanding annual goals and objectives that move Carney toward the ultimate goal. Continue to invest, as you are doing, in measuring engagement, and improving business development, while sustaining your passion and developing additional capabilities in performance acceleration.


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