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  1. "Thank God they sold"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Employees, very loyal to each other.

    Cons

    The systemic loss of contracts over its final years plus its deplorable HR practices. Many employees where systemically isolated from the pack and cut off if they spoke against unethical program practices like demanding employees sign RFP key resume letters.

    Advice to Management

    None, best decision made was moving it under new leadership.


  2. "Decent Company"

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

    I worked at Creative Computing Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Once you build your seniority, the company did protect you and make sure you had another job lined up after your contract ended.
    The company is now apart of Information Innovators Inc, so far so good, PTO is more.

    Cons

    Salary- They underpay however if you come with a counter they are willing to listen and accommodate your request


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Director of Recruiting in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Director of Recruiting in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    At CCSi, the upper management team was engaged and they really did care about their team, both at corporate and the folks in the field.

    Cons

    As with any Federal Contractor, there is always an issue with resource balance and when a contract does come to an end. At CCSi, they did try fairly hard to finds folks a position even after a contract went away.

    Advice to Management

    Please engaged with the employees who are on contract and make sure that they feel that they have a voice and that they have the tools needed for them to succeed.

    This is great place to work!


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  5. "Good company if you are proactive with them"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Creative Computing Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Small enough so you can get to know the management and large enough so you can potentially move to another contract at the end of one. However you would be wise to keep your ear to the ground to find out about opportunities. No one is going to look out for you necessarily.

    Cons

    Bonuses, if any, are on the small side. It is next to impossible to get a substantial raise without threatening to quit.

    Advice to Management

    Reward good employees or they will quickly find greener pastures.


  6. "Issues with discrimination"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The company has some decent talent and employees with strong work ethics

    Cons

    From colleagues and friends who are tied in legal matters with this organization, there seems to be a number of discriminatory issues in its management ranks. In addition to this, I have learned of many Human Resource violations derived from personnel and employee relations.


  7. "One of the best places I've ever worked."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Creative Computing Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very supportive of all staff. Even if you're billable staff, they don't just throw you away when the contract is over. Always working to improve your skill sets so you don't get pigeonholed. Telecommuting wasn't a problem either. Everyone I knew felt like they were almost family.

    Cons

    It is a Federal contractor - the pro's and con's of that are fairly obvious: you can't stay on the bench forever.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course!


  8. "my review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Change Management Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Change Management Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Creative Computing Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Employee concerned, great insurance, great benefits

    Cons

    None. CCSi was the best company I ever worked for.

    Advice to Management

    You are were the best management. No advice to give.


  9. "Creative Computing Solutions Inc - Satisfied"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Creative Computing Solutions as a contractor

    Pros

    CCSI had a positive impact on productivity and morale. Excellent support to our team. Worked with our work schedule we had.

    The employees at Creative Computing Solutions Inc are very qualified for their respective positions. The company contributes back with community volunteer opportunities and college scholarships. The company has numerous certifications and this looks great on paper.

    Cons

    Not much to say negative they do what they say and have provided quality work.

    Advice to Management

    Provide a potential career path for new and lower-level employees. Talk straight to employees that raise concerns


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good on paper, bad in practice."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Functional Analyst in Rosslyn, VA
    Former Employee - Functional Analyst in Rosslyn, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Some upper-middle management are personable and care about employees. Those individuals strive to connect with people within their contract and are enjoyable to work with.
    Flexibility: Depending on the contract, you have large flexibility with your schedule (AWS is allowed for at least one contract.) Most employees are very qualified for their respective positions. The company contributes back with community volunteer opportunities and college scholarships. The company has numerous certifications and looks good on paper.

    Cons

    Retention: There is an extremely high turnover rate. I estimate at least 2 people leave every 6 weeks and 90% quit before reaching a year with the company.
    Growth/Satisfaction: None. There is absolutely no room for growth or advancement; which has been openly expressed by numerous management and HR personnel. There is no "cohesion.” In general, there is a lack of respect which is perceived on both ends.
    Contracts: Government management has expressed contempt and extreme annoyance for management at CCSi.
    I was a loyal employee but experienced and witnessed the extreme lack of business sense, professionalism, and the pure apathy expressed by the company towards its employees. If you are looking for quick work while you wait for another job or clearance, this is the place for you. However, it is not a lasting work place. If you have been contracting or in the IT field for over 20 years, you will probably not have the same experience as myself, But if you are relatively new to the field they will take advantage of you.

    Advice to Management

    Provide a potential career path for new and lower-level employees. Talk straight to employees that raise concerns. Foster a better work environment and encourage respect from all parties. Make the company a place employees are proud to work; subcontracting companies treat their employees better, which is detrimental to the work environment. Take control of your contracts and establish better relationships with your clients.