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ECS Reviews

Updated November 6, 2018
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Pros
  • "Good benefits and some nice employees that make it worth while" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Promotions come from within, good people are rewarded with growth opportunities" (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "No one knows how to communicate" (in 3 reviews)

  • "Some employees are very poor representations of ECS Federal according to ECS Federal's mission statement as well as against EEOC" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "You will learn a lot about soils."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician in Manassas, VA
    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician in Manassas, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ECS full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There is a lot to learn, even as a laboratory technician. This is especially true at the Manassas office because it is smaller.

    Cons

    A lot of manual labor. But that should be expected for a company that works with contractors and construction sites

    Advice to Management

    Not really


  2. "Mediocre, but consistent schedule"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ECS full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work on stable government contracts that don't generally require high performance and have a consistent schedule

    Cons

    Work for messy government agencies that don't generally allow/support innovation and growth. Contracts are stagnant and dumbed down and employer/employee negotiations are almost nonexistent. They just coast along and change slowly.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to use data to manage both operations and changes in the organizations, as well as update policy and processes to allow professionals to implement more current business and technology best practices and see cost savings which can be shared by employees at various levels.

  3. "Anonymous Employee"

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

    I worked at ECS full-time

    Pros

    Very good learning experience if you are looking to build a resume

    Cons

    too much manual labor and not too many hours depending on the season


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Zero Support for Contract Employees"

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

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

    Pros

    Quick employment if you are desperate. May provide a foot in the door if you want to work for one of their customers. Treat them like a temp-to-perm and you may do well.

    Cons

    The only support you will receive will be from your customer site. Even pleas for assistance will be largely ignored. Most managers are working 55 hour weeks on direct charge tasks; they are given no time at all for management duties.

    I worked there three years and never even met my boss despite numerous promises.

    Advice to Management

    Long-term contract workers will be your best business developers. Well supported employees can tip you off to huge opportunities. You have missed high eight figure contracts by ignoring me.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Minor complaints, Mostly okay"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ECS full-time

    Pros

    Excellent HR, pay is alright, bonuses are achievable and education opportunities are funded.

    Cons

    Benefits are better gotten from outside the company, no advancement opportunity as a contractor.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "ECS"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Virginia (VA in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Virginia (VA in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Company to work for. Our CEO is taking us in the right direction to be a main competitor against larger tech companies

    Cons

    No Cons. Everyone is looking forward to the future of our company


  7. Helpful (2)

    "ECS is Excellent"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ECS (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Competitive Salaries
    401k matching
    Sports Tickets
    High Morale (Contract Dependent)

    Cons

    Training/Education Allowance Restrictions
    Lack of Mentoring Program

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great and positive outlook, hard-working personnel"

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

    I have been working at ECS full-time

    Pros

    The InfoReliance and ECS teams are both incredibly smart and while going through some growing pains, are working diligently and dedicatedly towards the same goal. I am content with the leadership and enjoy the prospering camaraderie of my colleagues.

    Cons

    No cons to report thus far.

    Advice to Management

    More company/morale-boosting events to keep strengthening and building relationships.


  9. "Just a job"

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    Current Employee - Technical Writer
    Current Employee - Technical Writer
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Dress code is lax; federal holidays

    Cons

    mediocre pay, mediocre benefits, little room for advancement, sad excuse for HR

    Advice to Management

    provide better benefits, treat people like people instead of "human capital"


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Good place to learn new technologies"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Computer Programmer IV in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Computer Programmer IV in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ECS full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great for learning, and approachable management

    Cons

    Moderate stress, confusing chain of authority


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