SPARTA - Great people, seems things are different Post-Parsons | Glassdoor
  1. "Great people, seems things are different Post-Parsons"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SPARTA full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    I loved the people I worked with. Many were left from when the company started (as a small employee-owned company) and were the quirky IT-type. They all genuinely cared about one another and were very welcoming to me as a newcomer. I greatly enjoyed the variety of work and the independent nature of my job.

    Cons

    The transition to Parsons was anything but smooth. It was particularly difficult when it came to HR issues (changing from local to corporate). Benefits were crappy as a new employee. Security Officer was a joke and a PITA. Billing of hours was unrealistic and (I believe) often falsified by employees.

    Advice to Management

    It is not realistic to expect 8 billable hours a day from people. People need to be able to use the restroom, get coffee, and briefly catch up with a coworker. I often had to spend 9.5-10 hours a day at the office in order to get 8 billable hours. I honestly don't know how others did it.

    SPARTA2014-08-04

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  1. "Best company I worked for"

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      Former Employee - Liaison in Honolulu, HI

      I worked at SPARTA for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Leadership was always available. Great team environment

      Cons

      Corporate HQ is in VA!

      Advice to Management

      Keep Biff playing piano!

      SPARTA2018-08-22
    • "Good while it lasted"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at SPARTA for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Small and agile company with great leadereship

      Cons

      Sold to Parsons...new leadership not in tune

      SPARTA2016-02-23

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