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Copper River IT Reviews

Updated February 25, 2017
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  1. "Outside account manager"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chantilly, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Copper River IT full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Nice office. Friendly people. Can work remote Decent salary marketing does good job of trying to help with leads.

    Cons

    No quoting tool. No support. No data base of past sales. You must have all your own contacts to make any sales. Existing customers limited. Don't get paid commission until customer pays invoice.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "HORRIBLE"

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

    I have been working at Copper River IT full-time

    Pros

    None that I can think of. The pay is decent I suppose

    Cons

    All about clicks .. Management hires friends and family as top level employees and those who fall under them must either succumb to their every wish or be treated like crap. Good luck


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Good People, Solid Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chantilly, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Copper River employs self-starters that are looking to make a difference, satisfy customer requirements and push the company to success.

    Cons

    Lacking communication from the top down. Information often delivered on an as needed basis versus transparency, which creates an environment of inclusiveness.

    Advice to Management

    Create a dialogue with employees, communicate w/ employees more often and on a more consistent basis. Talk about where we are, where the company is going and where the company could go. Foster interdepartmental communication and interaction.


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  5. "Review Copper River"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA

    Pros

    Decent benefits were offered by the company

    Cons

    Yearly uncertainty dependent on goverment contracts


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Unlimited Potential - Great People!"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Sales in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Copper River IT full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunities abound - experienced engineers, high level certifications .
    Past performance experience and patner relations across network engineering and security aligns well to every growing cyber market.
    Loyal customers, federal and commercial, with high satisfaction levels.
    Experienced program managers, professional services, and back office support.
    Fun, vibrant office environment with great people.
    Good benefits.

    Cons

    No Micro Management - if you need to be told what to do and when to do it - RUN, do not walk.
    Process improvements needed in a couple of areas to eliminate redundancy.
    Remote office location(s).

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in the right people - and back office systems.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Considering employment here? Run, don't walk away!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Copper River IT full-time

    Pros

    there are not many...vendors bringing in lots of food is one that comes to mind

    Cons

    so many negative reviews can't be wrong...it's not a good place. it's cliquey and probably not unlike the worst of your high school experiences. leadership is questionable, particularly middle management.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Hypocritical culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Copper River IT (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly people, although too accepting of mediocrity.

    Cons

    Extremely poorly managed company. Classic example of a company that announces a mission and their love of employees on banners but consistently behaves in contradictory ways. In a healthy, successful company HR professionals truly ensure the company focuses to foster employee development and develops a proactive, cooperative employee environment. At Copper River IT, the HR Department is widely referred to as "The Black Widow Den" (even by the CEO) because of the propensity to spy on employees with the hope of finding fault with others. (This sort of attitude and behavior is encouraged by the true culture at Copper River. Completely hypocritical of the "caring attitude" the company professes.)


  9. "Go Elsewhere"

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    Current Employee - Employee in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Employee in Chantilly, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Copper River IT full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    hockey stick revenue over the past 3 years but that does not translate to raises for employees. Good employees, but management leaves much to be desired. New Sales Management has talent and strong character so maybe they can change the culture

    Cons

    No direction; or just wait until next quarter and it will change.

    Advice to Management

    Find a true leader, and stick to the mission statement


  10. Helpful (2)

    "My stay at CR was quite good...not sure why so many negative comments"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Chantilly, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I failed to understand why there were so many negative reviews about CR. I did not stay there for long but during my stay there at CR, everyone were friendly and we also had a couple of company outings and free lunches from various vendors(Juniper, Brocade, etc), we have seminars, technical sessions with PS colleagues and vendors, everything looks great....plus engineers have had an even better environment to talk about technologies and configurations.

    Cons

    Someone was a bit pushy and a bit harder to work with in terms of sales engagement...still fall into a natural/regular range.....

    Oh, health benefits were not very very good.....just regular....


  11. Helpful (2)

    "A little baffled"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chantilly, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Copper River IT full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I'm a little baffled by some of the negative reviews. I'm a current employee and I recognize a lot of benefits of working here, e.g., copious amounts of training, a family friendly environment, very good benefits, and interesting work. Additionally, the company also has outings several times a year...for example, the employees were treated to an afternoon outing at Top Golf which is an over the top driving range in Sterling. It was a lot of fun for even people like me who aren't golfers. About the person who is complaining about daily time reports, he or she simply doesn't understand the business. Many of the projects require daily or weekly time reports back to our customers as well as profitability reports back to management. Those daily time reports from employees are needed to ensure that project reports are accurate. Even if that weren't the case, the time reports take maybe 2-3 minutes. It's not exactly an arduous or grueling task.

    Cons

    Not many at all and none that are different from any other company out there.


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