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"Great first impression, but very quickly proven wrong"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at DHA Group (More than a year)

Pros

Amazing location, easy to get to. The DC office is downtown on Pennsylvania Ave and very convenient to several metro stations.

Cons

No transparency and little stability. Leadership doesn't communicate with staff, and no one seems to know what's going on behind the scenes - ever. Very high turnover and seemingly no loyalty to existing team members.

Advice to Management

Stronger, more competent and trustworthy leadership needed.

Other Employee Reviews for DHA Group

  1. Helpful (4)

    "HIGH Turnover..."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiting in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Recruiting in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Some really talented people work at DHA, and everyone is easy to get along with. The Program Managers seem to really care about their people.

    Cons

    The company bonus structure changed while I was there, hitting my income.

    The whole back office had massive turnover. The recruiting department had a complete turnover in 2012, as did other departments like HR. The recruiting group got a new manager and that caused a mass exodus. The whole proposal shop basically left the company in 2012. Same with Finance. Complete turnover. The management team lost a lot of very senior people.

    Advice to Management

    Quit telling people that things are getting better without doing anything to solve the management problems. You need to be honest with your people and talk to them before you make promotions to keep the bad apples away from the cookie jar.


  2. "Great potential with a few kinks to work out"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends

    Pros

    DHA does an excellent job of appreciating its employees and subcontractors. Although it's still a small business with some management issues to iron out, the people are sincere, hardworking and well-intentioned. When employees raise issues to management they are taken seriously and addressed in short order.

    The pay is competitive with other contractors in the DC area and the benefits allow for significant personal growth.

    There's a strong sense of camaraderie among the headquarters staff that makes new folks feel that they are part of a team working to support the security of the country.

    Quarterly Award happy hours are a blast with an open bar, good food and cash prizes for above-and-beyond performance.

    DHA's business has mushroomed over the past few years off of its main $1 billion contract vehicle. Late last year it was also awarded a slot on a new $30 billion 8-year vehicle. If the management staff can effectively handle the growth, DHA will become a significant force in the federal contracting world.

    Cons

    2010 was a major restructuring year for the company with significant turn over that was a bit destabilizing for its employees.

    The billable employees in the field, by the nature of their work, are unfortunately a bit alienated from the rest of the company and only see the whole crew at the quarterly awards.

    While it's been acknowledged and is being addressed, the HR department is playing catch up with the rest of the company. This manifests in mild to moderate frustration amongst the employees. On-boarding for headquarters positions is a laborious process that involves a biased "look and feel" interrogation - the criteria of which seems to be constantly changing. This has been a significant pain for the recruiting department and has forced the rest of the company to fill in for positions that have remained open for far too long.

    Advice to Management

    DHA needs to build a solid level of middle management below the owner and vice presidents that can handle the day to day business so the execs can focus on fixing structural issues.

    DHA's prosperity stems from how incredibly successful its execs have been at building strong and lasting relationships with clients and quality partners based on attentiveness, dignity and respect. This mentality for customer service must permeate throughout the management staff if DHA is going to rise to the next level.

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