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Client Solution Architects Reviews

Updated August 25, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    "Great Culture & Benefits - Enjoyable Work Environment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Client Solution Architects full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Solid company culture along with benefits and growth plan. CSA invests in their employees and is working to put a new spin on the government contracting realm. Strong work hard-play hard mentality, there's always events to attend and join.

    Cons

    In order to keep rates low and stay competitive with the market, CSA does tend to offer a lower compensation package than competitors. There's some growing pains as we grow into a large business but that's everywhere!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the efforts to maintain happiness and confidence in your current employees. Current CSA'ers are the bread and butter of the business and will continue to grow the culture. Ensure new changes are effectively communicated and keep doing what you're doing.


  2. "Great company!"

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

    I worked at Client Solution Architects full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, engaged management and comparable salaries

    Cons

    Limited portfolio so are not many options for moving around

  3. "Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company that really cares about the employees. Great work life balance and senior executives have real open door policy.

    Cons

    Managers have different expectations that differs widely from the actual company. Sometimes it feels like there is a good old boy club for promotions. Pay structure is not uniform.

    Advice to Management

    CSA needs to better advise their own managers to adopt the values of the actual company.


  4. "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Management, benefits, culture, atmosphere, attitude

    Cons

    Nothing striking. Enjoyable company to work for.


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Run away"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Client Solution Architects full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good medical benefits for employee and family.

    Cons

    Low pay, uninterested management if you are at a client site. Senior management will make promises to the customers on your behalf without speaking with the employee and you expected to give the customer what they want, no matter how inappropriate. If the customer doesn't like you, you are gone; if you don't like the client, too bad - stay or quit. Too many conflicting directions. If you don't work at the main office, you are nobody. Very demoralizing environment.

    Advice to Management

    You are so out of touch with what is actually happening at the client sites. You need to listen. With so many people quitting, it is amazing that the thought that it may be you hasn't entered your mind.


  6. "Love my Company"

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

    I have been working at Client Solution Architects full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Managers acknowledge excellence in performance, provide guidance and mentoring while leaving room for individual focus and growth. The teamwork with my group is great, and we all contribute. All perspectives matter and the focus is on doing what is best for our client, helping them to understand the issues and take the best path forward. The company pays all the health insurance premiums, so you only have your copay to worry about.

    Cons

    The company is growing, and so we have growing pains. Some internal actions take longer than you would like, but the heart is right and things work out in the end.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working on providing vision and direction, communication to the work force is key. Guidance Consulting is a great distinguishing aspect, make sure our customers know that we are all on board with that.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Let's do great things...but don't expect much pay!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    solid management structure / benefits and great for entry level associates or grads to start a career because the company is all about providing solid training and career coaching and of course providing exceptional client work. Lots of team building activities throughout the year and overall company benefits are great.

    Cons

    Low salary offer for experienced folks. They will use the company benefits (401k match, sick leave, no premium medical / dental insurance) to offer you lower salary package.

    Advice to Management

    The people (so called the Operations Team) who are billable to clients are the moneymakers for the company, so upper management should consider paying them more competitively so they will stick with the company longer.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Good People, Questionable Upper Management"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Client Solution Architects full-time

    Pros

    Team-oriented environment
    Work-life balance
    Great Benefits
    Fun people

    Cons

    Low pay
    "Profit Sharing"-- replaced bonuses and is broken down by: 1) tenure; 2) pay level (leaves many junior employees feeling unappreciated)
    Favoritism (especially in upper-management) when it comes to advancement

    Advice to Management

    Amend the advancement system--too rigorous/inflexible (in most cases)
    Put more effort into getting to know employees at all levels (the company is small enough to do so)


  9. "Great Company!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Client Solution Architects full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good corporate culture focused on client needs.
    AMAZING Benefits
    Stable work environment

    Cons

    High Turnover
    Slightly lower pay for the industry


  10. "Best company I have ever worked for"

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

    Pros

    Health benefits, social events, tuition reimbursement, helpful leadership and many more

    Cons

    What is your expectation? None at this time

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! I have seen companies taking off benefits as they grow and lose good working people. Hopefully CSA doesn't fall under the same category.


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