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John B. Ratliff
8 Ratings
  1. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Diplomatic Language Services full-time

    Pros

    Kind employers, benefits, chance for promotion

    Cons

    The company basically functions on the amounts of contracts they get. if there are no contract bids won then they down size until they win a big contract. Good place for a recent college graduate to work. Depending on your department, you might be stuck at the same position for a long while.

    Advice to Management

    Get the opinion of the employees who do the grunt work before make blanket policy changes

    Diplomatic Language Services2017-09-22
  2. "Not great, but not horrible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Diplomatic Language Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Nice co-workers - The events they do really do help the students and the teachers bond

    Cons

    - Pay was not great and they seemed budget strapped, even though some people were well off. - Family owned so they do what they want

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more and be a leader by example

    Diplomatic Language Services2018-07-27
  3. "Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Diplomatic Language Services full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Company culture Colleagues Benefits Collaboration opportunities

    Cons

    Working hours Lack of opportunities for promotion

    Diplomatic Language Services2018-06-04
  4. "I've been working with this company for the past 7 years."

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    Current Employee - Language Instructor in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Diplomatic Language Services full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    It is a small size company with great people.

    Cons

    It is very close to DC. If you are commuting from VA or MD, you have to deal with the traffic

    Diplomatic Language Services2018-05-20
  5. "High Turnover"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Diplomatic Language Services

    Pros

    Friendly people, interesting projects, party culture

    Cons

    Poor technical assets and no support if problems arise, harsh deadlines, very high turnover.

    Diplomatic Language Services2018-02-12
  6. "multiple"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Diplomatic Language Services full-time

    Pros

    fun, familial, a great place to gain valuable skills

    Cons

    lots of work with little pay

    Diplomatic Language Services2018-01-21
  7. "Teacher"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Diplomatic Language Services part-time

      Pros

      The location is good, and close to D.C.

      Cons

      The teaching opportunity is not that stable depending on numbers of students they admit.

      Diplomatic Language Services2017-08-22
    • "Good place to work at"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Diplomatic Language Services

      Pros

      Friendly coworkers, work life balance

      Cons

      Work could be monotonous at times, but part of the job

      Diplomatic Language Services2017-07-25
    • "Wonderful culture, great people"

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      Former Employee - Learning Technology Specialist in Rosslyn, VA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Diplomatic Language Services full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      It was great working with people from all over the world. The company culture is wonderful.

      Cons

      The company does not offer a 401k and the benefits are not great.

      Advice to Management

      Add a 401k plan.

      Diplomatic Language Services2017-05-12
    • Helpful (1)

      "Great People but pay is not competitive."

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Diplomatic Language Services full-time

      Pros

      The environment is really supportive and friendly.

      Cons

      It's a small organization that pays super low for the DC metro area.

      Advice to Management

      If really interested in committed employees show that you value them by offering them what they are worth.

      Diplomatic Language Services2017-03-31
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