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  1. "Very professional, great people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DCI Group full-time

    Pros

    Employees are some of the best and brightest

    Cons

    Issue areas and tactics are a bit questionable


  2. "DCI Group"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced dynamic work environment when busy, boring as can be when not.
    Smart, energetic people
    Caring Culture

    Cons

    "Mysterious" Organizational Structure -- various shadow companies.
    Highly politicized atmosphere, but its the business of politics


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    "One of the best public relations firms to work for in the Washington DC area."

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    Former Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DCI Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The team approach to meeting client needs provides opportunities for energetic, motivated and creative thinkers to quickly receive recognition and promotion in this lean organization that thrives on those who think outside the box.

    Cons

    DCI Group is a lean organization with an extensive third party network that extends nationwide and globally. Those on the team must stay on top of their game. There is always someone waiting to get in.

    Advice to Management

    Former employee loyalty to DCI Group remains one of the company's greatest assets. Though competition and the need for continuous production for the client is high, DCI Group maintains a separation policy that retains the dignity of the employee, honors their service, and provides a place for the former employee to redirect their energies as they leave.


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  5. "Great company with a lot of opportunity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    DCI is a great company with a fast paced and dynamic work environment. The job is really what you make it. If you show you are willing to work and able to get results, you will be given the challenges you need to grow and develop. The company is also very team oriented. Everyone works together to serve the client.

    Cons

    Can be long hours but it's worth it when you get the results for your client.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Miserable Place"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most of the people are nice.

    Cons

    1) The hours are long and the pay is low. 2) Management could not care less about what their employees think or what they have to say. 3) They staff up and then lay people off every year or so. 4) There is no communication between teams.

    Advice to Management

    Don't hire people so often if you are going to turn around and lay them off. Also, communicate with and listen to your employees.


  7. "Good but company needs to invest in Ground worker."

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    Former Employee - Web Developer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good culture and work ethics.

    Cons

    Compensation was not good enough.

    Advice to Management

    Please look into the compensation of the people who are working hard.


  8. "One of the best experiences you'll find in DC!"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is what you make it, but you'll learn a lot if you take the time. Time management is huge - a lot of daily and weekly projects are expected without reminders from anyone. Great team environment, even for interns. Little hierarchy among staff unless there needs to be, but pretty laid back and team-oriented overall. Interns can be given a lot of responsibility and you're trusted with preparing client-ready work. The people are great and have very diverse backgrounds and know a lot of people they can be willing to introduce you too if you make a good impression - great for networking! Very accessible and open to interns as far as networking with even the VPs and partners. Great location. I'd recommend it to anyone. Internships are paid which is hard to find in DC.

    Cons

    Some of the other teams/intern managers had different approaches to the intern program and how you may be treated so your experience could be different. Those teams could use some work, but I have no complaints about my experience.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Review for DCI Communications"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA

    Pros

    the best reasons to work at DCI is to make connections with NGOs and federal clients, to build your reputation and prof. network in the DC area, and to get your feet wet in PR politics and some strategic communications.

    Cons

    the hours are very long and you're not allowed to work from home, telecommute or leave the office unless you have permission. You're working on the clock & your presence is more important than what you produce. CEO is a micromanager and overly involved in daily business.

    Advice to Management

    give employees extra vacation time, more flexible schedules and have more faith in your employees. Try to micromanage less and stop looking over everyone's shoulder. This creates an uncomfortable work atmosphere.


  10. "Good experience, balanced mix of work."

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    Former Employee - Paid Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Paid Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    DCI Group gave me a great idea of what working for a large republican P.R. firm was like. I got to do a little bit of everything from writing and research to outreach. I felt like I learned a good deal about the issues I was covering and got a decent amount of feedback from the account managers.

    Cons

    At times it was very busy and at times I felt like I had nothing to do, these did coincide with congress being in session but I also had the impression that it was due to not having one direct manager which led to getting lost in the mix.

    Advice to Management

    I would assign a specific mentor to each intern from one of the account teams they are working on. I think this would allow the intern to feel much more comfortable asking important questions.


  11. "Think Twice."

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You can make some very impressive connections. Most of the people here are willing to help you finish your work if you are in need. IT guys are a riot.

    Cons

    Long hours, no life/work balance. You do questionable work for questionable companies. There are too many instances where things are not communicated to the staff and you find things out way too late to make the correct decisons. Transparency is definitly an issue here.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your peeople, the will be more loyal to you if you do.



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