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"Government contracted it company"

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

I have been working at COLSA full-time

Pros

Great people / staff, great benefits.

Cons

only due to the contract I'm assigned

Other Employee Reviews for COLSA

  1. "Get your money up front"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at COLSA full-time

    Pros

    The benefits are comparable to other large companies. The 401K is equivalent to 4%. The last couple of years, COLSA has added an additional 2%.

    Cons

    For the last three years the raise pool has been 0, 2, and 2. This is the case even when the rates to the customer have increased 3% each year. COLSA does give out $1000 for the engineer of the year. However, it is very unlikely 99% of the engineers will receive a bonus. If you are not working at the headquarters, consider yourself just another number with low probability of advancement inside the company. If you need a job, go for it.

    Advice to Management

    Have a luncheon and provide the meal to employees. Recognize special events in the lives of the employees -- such as birthdays, weddings, etc.

    Recognize and reward your employees for doing good work.

    Give bonuses to the direct-charge employees.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Low pay, bad benefits, no opportunities for advancement, condescending managers."

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They tend to ignore you and leave you to your work, most of the time.

    Cons

    No support for employees working on customer sites. If you don't work in the company HQ, you don't exist. Asking for a raise will get you shoved out the door.

    Advice to Management

    Your mid-level managers are some of the most talented players of office politics I have ever seen. The backstabbing, the throwing of underlings under the bus... it was a thing of beauty, really.

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