Lanmark Technology - Small firm, Corporate staff isolated and autocratic, Very high turnover at program management levels | Glassdoor
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"Small firm, Corporate staff isolated and autocratic, Very high turnover at program management levels"

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Current Employee - Engineer in Vienna, VA
Current Employee - Engineer in Vienna, VA
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Lanmark has some services contracts with the Joint IED Defeat Organization (JIEDDO). If you want to work in some selected JIEDDO technical areas, you must be with Lanmark.

Cons

Lanmark has a lower-tier benefits package in order to keep its bid rates low. In 2010, it required all employees to sign a post-employment non-compete agreement as a condition for continued employment. One condition required separated employees to inform Lanmark which companies they later join. Between October 2010 and November 2011, Lanmark had 4 different Program Managers leading Lanmark employees on one of its major JIEDDO contracts.

Advice to Management

Focus on excellence in management and leadership and employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Lanmark Technology

  1. Helpful (7)

    "Basically like being a 1099 contractor, you're out on your own."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Research Systems Analyst in Kabul (Afghanistan)
    Current Employee - Operations Research Systems Analyst in Kabul (Afghanistan)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lanmark Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is substantial if you're in the right position, and I'm really straining to think of another good thing. You're really only going to work for them for the money. The benefits package is industry standard.

    Cons

    Poor communications of policies and procedures.
    All company perks are designed to benefit those employed there > 5 years, but the very nature of a lot of the firm's work makes it impossible to stay there for more than 1 or 2 years before you burn out.
    Inadequate support for deployed team members.
    Poor response rates from the barely existing help desk.
    No support for continuing education.
    Frankly, the screening for some of the candidates working for them has been minimal. There are people here with just rudimentary skills.
    Lousy 401k and pitiful matching percentage.
    Absolutely zero culture. You are on your own.
    Typical small-business defense contractor with one or two golden contracts.

    Minor gripe: the 2012 company newsletter was like... 18 pages? More than 50 pages of the CEO glad-handing around DC. Focus more on stuff like... your employees.

    Advice to Management

    Merge with another, better-run company. Cash out and leave management to people who care.


  2. "On the up and up and with a great leader at the helm"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Operations Research Systems Analyst in Kandahar (Afghanistan)
    Current Contractor - Operations Research Systems Analyst in Kandahar (Afghanistan)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Lanmark Technology as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Excellent management
    -Salary and benefits
    -Attention to employees
    -Improved accounting and online employee management automation system
    -Expansion of company and available opportunities
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    Cons

    -Requirements and academic expectations of potential hires
    -Not enough diversity (by gender, age, or race)
    -Previous military rank vs competence and experience
    -Lack of evaluation when faced with potentially incompetent employees

    Advice to Management

    More emphasis needs to be put on hiring and maintaining young, competent, and open-minded employees. Too many hires have been observed as far too old, narrow-minded, and in other cases, young but incompetent. Potential hires need to be vetted better and given more opportunity based on their experience and management's observation of their capabilities regardless of their academic experience. Education is important, but does not trump experience or acumen.


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