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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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

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

    Pros

    -Great small start-up company in the Washington D.C. Area. Definitely on the fast-track to expansion through recognition of DOD Special Warfare and USN International Exercises.
    -This is a growing field and expanding on the premise of unconventional warfare in the 21st century. This is a great atmosphere for veterans and government inclined professionals.
    -Work Hard Play Hard Mentality
    -Trending toward the good side of DOD Contracting

    Cons

    -Limited managerial experience and loose infrastructure.
    -Processes are managed on an individual basis with no defined steps.
    -Self-Study to be successful, no implementation of work place processes.
    -Going through growing pains of a startup firm, at times can be disorganized.

    Advice to Management

    Establish your core first then proceed outside of the corporate landscape. Maintain a strict code of operation and adhere to guidance developed by writers and professionals within the company. Follow all rules and maintain a streamlined base of contracting operation.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Just Don't Trust Nader (the owner)"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Crystal City, VA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Crystal City, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cydecor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, generally good co-workers, Family events are very nice

    Cons

    Nader is a master at deception, get everything in writing, and be very careful about ethics violations. Nader throws embarassing temper tantrums, throwing things and yelling obscenities. He has questionable contracting and billing practices. His management style causes otherwise good people to mistrust each other.

    Advice to Management

    There is no management. There's Nader and those who do EXACTLY what he tells them to do.

    Cydecor Response

    Dec 21, 2015 – President

    This review is comical to say the least although it is developed from shreds of truth. While I appreciate the personal comparison with Bobby Knight, there is evidence this review was manufactured... More

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Fine small DOD-centric company"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pros: Generous compensation, annual pay raises (3.0-5.0%), bonuses (5% of salary), close knit workforce.

    Cons

    Cons: Typical drawbacks of very small firm, e.g., one person deep in almost all areas, limited geographic presence (D.C. area centric, with 1-6 persons in about four or five other areas), expectation to make additional contributions after completing 40-hour work week, e.g., add 3-8 additional hours to support HQ-related needs such as proposal support, reviewing resumes of potential hires, chipping in to firm with your area of expertise.

    Advice to Management

    Cydecor is a very good firm. To grow, must allow managers to make binding decisions in their work areas and for their people. Can't manage centrally from HQ as firm grows from, say, 35 to 350 peeps. Must address the revolving door/high turnover in the HQ 'back office' support.


  4. "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at Cydecor full-time

    Pros

    Cydecor allows for job flexibility and growth. The work is engaging and the pay is competitive.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance can be off at times.


  5. "Growing Company"

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

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities to help grow the company and expand your knowledge of consulting, contract writing, and competitive analysis.

    Cons

    Reliance on everyone taking some of the "extra" work, not all choose to pitch in, probably same everywhere though.