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"Great place for junior staff"

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Former Employee - Senior Project Coordinator in Bethesda, MD
Former Employee - Senior Project Coordinator in Bethesda, MD
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No opinion of CEO

I worked at Denali Advanced Integration full-time (More than a year)

Pros

- People are happy to speak to younger staff who want to learn more about a specific area.
- Junior staff are encouraged to travel when possible (e.g. to help start up or close down projects, which is where operations skills that junior staff have are most useful)
- Ability to work at HQs in the DC area OR on projects overseas (the latter after internal networking)
- DAI tries to be more efficient in order to get a bigger bang for clients'/donors' buck and created a Business Process Management unit to work on efficiency, which is rare in international development.

Cons

- It is a fairly large firm for the industry, which means there are bureaucratic issues, especially since project teams depend on cross-functional collaboration.

Advice to Management

Turnover was high among Project Coordinators, partly because of the nature of the job (people tend to stay two years and either get promoted, leave DAI to get a field assignment with another organization, or go to grad school). When I left, there was an idea floating around of creating a clearer career path for PCs so that they saw there was room to grow -- either up into technical roles or into operational ones. If implemented, this could help PCs stay on longer.

Other Employee Reviews for Denali Advanced Integration

  1. Helpful (8)

    "BE VERY CAREFUL!!!! THE MOST ONE SIDED NON COMPETE CONTRACT EVER!"

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    Current Employee - IT Technician in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - IT Technician in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Denali Advanced Integration full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The really only pro at this company is some of the people, who are stuck their because they sue anyone they want to keep that leaves. Turnover is amazing!

    Cons

    They will hire you at above market rate, have you sign their non compete, then change your role and pay. They put the word bonus in your pay which allows them to not pay you even if you hit your goal, and they do it ALL THE TIME. I REALLY WANT OUT, but can't afford to hire an attorney. Please, someone buy this place

    Advice to Management

    GO AWAY!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good People But Company Is Struggling To Find Its Way"

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Bethesda, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Denali Advanced Integration full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people are really nice to work with and they have good in-house technical knowledge. Benefits are average to above average. There are opportunities for growth due to the size of the organization. Improved management systems.

    Cons

    It may be a product of success but growth has created a distance between Sr. management and the rest of the company as well as a disconnect between departments.

    There is constant competition for interesting work and people that have it tend to hoard. Jr. staff are undervalued and Sr. staff are overpaid. Too many chiefs syndrome but nobody is willing to budge. Stark divide between 'technical' and 'project management' areas.

    Advice to Management

    Company culture is to coddle senior project staff as long as they win new business even if it is toxic to the operations. This is often at the expense of supporting staff who often are treated as expendable.

    Transparency! It is very difficult to know what is really going on behind the scenes. Senior management seems disconnected from the rest of the company.

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