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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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

    I worked at Data Systems Analysts full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Leadership gives you a clear direction and goal, and stays out of your way so you can achieve it! Bonuses for exceptional performers, and the ability to contact a responsible manager if you need higher level assistance.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities in some areas to stay with the company if a contract is lost. Fortunately they don't lose many contracts!

    Advice to Management

    Keep recognizing your employees and they will keep performing for you. This was an outstanding place to work.


  2. "Good Small company"

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Randolph AFB, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Randolph AFB, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Data Systems Analysts full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of room for growth!

    Cons

    None that I can tell

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Knows the value of employees"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Administrator in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Administrator in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Data Systems Analysts full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great recognition programs, freedom to do your job without interference from above, but will support you when needed. They treat their employees with respect and know that the customers will notice.

    Cons

    Employees embedded with the customer can sometimes get lost in the shuffle, but they are working on making sure everyone is engaged.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. We appreciate the fact that you recognize our performance!


  4. "Friendly, customer oriented company that cares about it's employees"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Developer in Aberdeen, MD
    Current Employee - Support Developer in Aberdeen, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Data Systems Analysts full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    DSA has great benefits: Good retirement plan options, tuition reimbursement, decent health plan benefits. They also do a great job of recognizing when good customer service is provided, and give monetary incentives to get employees to do a good job.

    Cons

    Expect to be over worked and under paid. Often times, the benefits balance out the under payment part of the position, but after a while it is not worth it. Customers often do not know what they want, and good luck if you're embedded.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees that are embedded. They are often isolated and when problems arise, there is little help.


  5. "Decent smaller business company"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Aberdeen, MD
    Current Employee - Analyst in Aberdeen, MD
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Data Systems Analysts full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with, good work/home balance. Seem to be gaining

    Cons

    Not the most competitive salaries or benefits.


  6. "Small company, great footprint"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst/Knowledge Manager in Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst/Knowledge Manager in Falls Church, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Data Systems Analysts full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    *Salary was very competitive
    *HR team was very personable
    *Employees were assets to the company, very skilled, knowledgeable, and committed
    *Severance pay
    *committed to developing employees professionally
    *style of management allowed for creativity in employees, managers did not hoover

    Cons

    *diversity in portfolio
    *lack of future planning or strategic planning for current employees working on government contracts that may be cancelled
    *establish better relationship with government officials in contracting

    Advice to Management

    Expand your presence and diversity with government contracts


  7. "Good company that looks out for its employees"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Data Systems Analysts full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fair compensation
    Good benefits, including ESOP
    Employees are easy to get along with
    Direct access to upper management
    Management supportive of career path - even if it means moving around within the company
    Low turnover rate - many employees have been with company for years
    Loyal - will try to find work for you within the company or on a different contract if your contract ends

    Cons

    A more traditional IT/consulting company - not very innovative with ways to create a fun work environment
    Employees often keep to themselves within their office
    Few social activities (happy hours, company events, socializing with co-workers outside of the office)

    Advice to Management

    DSA is a great company to work for with a solid reputation. To be more attractive to new employees you should provide a more fun and open work environment with more interaction between employees.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Strategic Secure Solutions."

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Data Systems Analysts full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great middle management, stable company, interesting work for the intelligence and DoD communities, fairly good benefits including lots of time off.

    Cons

    Too much reliance on federal opportunities, haven't been able to sustain commercial ventures with mortgage banking, energy, or pharma. VP level employees with no clue who take credit for others work. No work opportunities in the HQ region

    Advice to Management

    Stick to your guns, to what made DSA a great company to work for in good times and bad. Reward every employee equally based on actual contribution, not just the VP and above levels. And fire any manager


  9. "Ok company"

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    Former Employee - Project Lead in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good health insurance coverage, great employees, small company feel, direct managers readily provide feedback and growth opportunities. Easy access to other managers

    Cons

    poor management foresight when projects end, recent C-Level leadership have lead to cutting back of programs for employees, the opportunities for professional development have been cut back

    Advice to Management

    Don't stray from the core values that made DSA successful. Work to retain quality employees, provide more flexibility with benefits and training.


  10. "Good safe place to work, not much room to grow."

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Fairfax, VA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and a friendly place to work. Managers understanding of employees needs and willing to work with them on a matter of things. Deadlines are often extended to give off a no pressure environment at dsa.

    Cons

    Low Pay. Not nearly competitive enough with other companies in NoVa. Resistance to change in many aspects such as organizational management. Company does not give any bonuses out. They do not give employees federal holidays off. Employees are discouraged from working from home when the weather is bad or when an employee is sick. benefits have been cut down every year for the past 5 years. many employees are leaving for other jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Pay increases to hold onto employees before they go to other jobs in the area.


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