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"Turnover rates are not to be ignored"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Business Management Team
Former Employee - Business Management Team
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

- Provides opportunities for young professionals, particularly those who have recently graduated from college, to begin a career in government contracting
- Great stepping stone for new careers and for those with an interest in content related fields
- Small company feel, certainly not just "a number"
- Offers hands on experience working directly with government clients

Cons

- Job postings did not accurately reflect the work expected to be performed
- Compensation was well below that of comparable positions with firms in the metro DC area ($10-25k below)
- Employee compensation was tied to the amount of funding individual employees accrued for the company above accolades and reviews from government clients
- Limited room for professional development and career advancement within the company in accordance with recognized accomplishments and skills
- Employees were expected to solicit new and continued funding on behalf of the company with no additional compensation
- Management style operated under negative reinforcement philosophy providing little incentive or reward for improvement

Advice to Management

Value and reward employees appropriately for the work that they perform in order to build loyalty and reduce the high turnover rate.

Other Employee Reviews for BCS

  1. "Great Company"

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

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

    Pros

    intelligent driven people. Great company. Great Benefits.

    Cons

    Working with the federal government can be slow.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Report Card"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BCS full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits: B
    Project Type: C

    Overall: This is not a bad place to work if you're looking to get your foot in the door within the energy sector or within Department of Energy, and if you have the expertise needed, there are legitimately cool projects. There's also free chocolate to stress-eat and free Advil for the headaches you'll get working here.

    Cons

    Management: D
    Employee Support: F
    Diversity: D
    Flexibility: D

    Overall: Upper-level management is out of touch with lower-level employees. Mid-level management is doing the best they can, but they don't have the leadership or management training (let alone the time) to actually mold you, which leads to a real sink or swim situation. There's no diversity (racial, gender, or ideological) at the top, and limited diversity within the ranks. There's no real option to telework, unless you fill out a permission form for the actual CEO to sign. Get used to a churn and burn of employees; expect to bill 8 hours and work more than 8 hours, and switching projects can be done at the drop of a hat. The company wants to expand, but doesn't have a big-firm culture like Booz or Deloitte to actually make it happen. Contracting companies are a dime a dozen in the area- look for somewhere like Energetics or Booz if you want to have more technical expertise, a higher impact, and more job security.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees through training or brown bag lunches, listen to them, and then show their impact by actually implementing some of their suggestions. As long as every hour is billable, the business development, company culture, and loyalty will continue to suffer or be non-existent.

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