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"A fun experience where the company culture provides the biggest benefits and training is bar none"

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Former Employee - Sales in Reston, VA
Former Employee - Sales in Reston, VA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Training
Company Culture
Lots of fun "work" activities
Atmosphere
Management

Cons

Not always a professional atmosphere
Occassional long hours
Pay was not as competitive previously

Other Employee Reviews for Carahsoft

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great first job to get SOMEthing on the resume. Don't stay more than a year."

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    Former Employee - Government Account Representative in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Government Account Representative in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's very easy to get hired at Carahsoft, and it's pretty difficult to get fired. The annual company trip to some tropical destination is pretty enticing to some. There are lots of prizes and spifs that one can earn while working there. The average age is low-to-mid twenties, so this provides a young, fun atmosphere.

    Cons

    Cold calling, cold calling, cold calling. The young atmosphere lends to a lot of unprofessional attitudes. It's hard to "see yourself" going anywhere at this company. Did i mention the cold calling? The salary is not great, and you can't pay your bills with gift cards.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Learned a lot but not very rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Government Account Representative in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Government Account Representative in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good starting job to get your foot in the door. You learn a lot about contracting and sales. Learn a lot about competitive technologies. Job security, it is hard to get fired here as they know its hard to find loyal employees for such a low compensation.

    Cons

    Very long hours, everyone is extremely micro-managed, EXTREMELY underpaid for what we do compared to competing companies. They use the fear to try and control their employees instead of compensation and gratitude or making their employees feel proud of their company. 401k plan sucks.. it is ran by the president's brother (sketchy) and literally no room for advancement vertically and no opportunities at all to move horizontally.

    Advice to Management

    You need to stop micromanaging so much and quit playing favorites. You need to think about keeping your good salesman by paying them better. All of your good salesman are leaving because they can be paid much more elsewhere.

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