Macfadden - Great place to get started professionally, but those seeking to grow may eventually need to move on to greener pastures. | Glassdoor
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"Great place to get started professionally, but those seeking to grow may eventually need to move on to greener pastures."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
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Pros

Very client-driven, so very client-dependent job. If your client is awesome, your job can also be awesome. Growing, improving company.

Cons

Don't expect a lot of corporate reach-back. Good if you like being of the client mind, but bad if you have ideas about how to improve services or grow your operating unit.

Advice to Management

Focus more on organic growth potential rather than always looking for the big contract wins.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "reputable government contractor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Energetic atmosphere. They know how to interface successfully with government clients. I would take a position with them in the future if the right position opened up.

    Cons

    I found very few opportunities for career advancement. I was pigeon-holed as a tech kind of asset and that became the extent of my expected contribution

    Advice to Management

    Work harder to cultivate expectations for growth from your employees... especially the younger ones. Encourage that growth even if it is beyond what that employee consistently does well.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Working for USAID here was a good experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
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    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great opportunities to work with USAID, decent professional development if you are proactive about seeking out training, and doors can open for you if you work hard and are a go-getter. Management is supportive although they can be a little distracted. Most people are very nice to work with. Very progressive telework policies.

    Cons

    Occasional awkwardness in the contractor role while part of a USAID office; no organized performance evaluation process (at least during my employment); there is paid leave but no dedicated sick leave (you can telework though).

    Advice to Management

    The positives of management outweighed any negatives. A standard process to evaluate performance would help staff and managers alike. I think a process might be in the works.


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