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"Still a good company to work for, used to be better."

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Intelligence Analyst
Current Employee - Senior Intelligence Analyst

Pros

The company has grown so much in the past three years which means more movement opportunities. Benefits are in line with national averages, and they just upped paternity time off to 10 days, which is very good.

Cons

The company has grown so much in the past two years that they can not offer certain benefits like they used to. When I was hired all employees got an annual profit sharing of close to 3.5% of their salary put into their 401K and it was vested after just two years. Now the profit sharing is just a meager 1% and its vested over 5 years. The other draw back how the company promotes its employees. The company is a "favortism" type company where if you know the right people you can move up, if you do a great job, are qualified for promotion positions, you dont even get asked to interview cause there is no interviews.

Advice to Management

Put out all vacancies for all management positions as they would with other positions. Have a 360 degree review process for its management staff since many of their first and second line managers are not at HQ sites.

Other Employee Reviews for Sotera Defense Solutions

  1. "Great people however company was not organized on management level"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Help Desk in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - IT Help Desk in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sotera Defense Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good company, didn't micromanage

    Cons

    management was not organized, was often left without clear direction.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Uses you up then pushes you out"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 Sotera Defense Solutions full-time

    Pros

    If you're desperate for a temp job, Sotera will do. If you're new and work cheap, they'll use you, at least for a time. When you gain any experience, though, they'll find an excuse to fire you. Your best bet is to obey without question until you can find something else.

    Cons

    Everything else. Management doesn't care about the client, only profits. They'll do the minimum required under the contract, but suck up to the decision-makers in the finance/budget offices, so don't work for them if you care about what the client is doing. Because Sotera doesn't care about what the client accomplishes, they'll hire experienced people and keep them long enough to pick their brains and learn just enough. Then Sotera will start looking for any excuse to build a case to fire you. Misspell a word or have a dyslexic moment so your document has .01 instead of .10, and that's a warning. With that level of pressure, it doesnt take long for Sotera to either force you out or fire you. Then they hire someone else for half your salary and teach the new guy what you taught Sotera. It's bargain-basement work, but if it "meets standards," then Sotera doesn't care. It's not about top quality. It's about the lowest possible pay for the employees and the lowest quality they can get away with for the client.

    Advice to Management

    Care about the client and the talent instead of about lining corporate pockets with more profits.

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