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"Great Potential with Poor Executive Management"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Engineer in Frederick, MD
Current Employee - Engineer in Frederick, MD
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

I have been working at Sotera Defense Solutions full-time

Pros

There are many opportunities to strengthen your skills and perform stretch assignments. There is ample potential for company growth based on the industry.

Cons

The executive management is fairly short sighted because they are cutting costs to save their bottom dollar for the next couple of months while hurting employees (Engineered Solutions) salaries and benefits. They are difficult to negotiate salaries when they close a facility down. Unfortunately, 4-5 hours of travel to and from the job doesn't make sense, which is forcing many seasoned engineers to leave the company. Now, the company doesn't have the intellectual resources to win and maintain jobs. Customers will begin pulling the plug on programs and the Engineered Solutions sector will fall apart.

Advice to Management

Consider the long term effects of your (executive, not managers) decisions. Try to compensate your employees for the inconvenience of a daily 4-5 hour drive. Consider the talent pool in the Baltimore/DC metro area instead of the Easton (farmers, hunters) area. No one wants to commute to Easton.

Other Employee Reviews for Sotera Defense Solutions

  1. Helpful (7)

    "More focused on growth for profit than on employees"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Sotera Defense Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is decent, Health benefits are good*

    Cons

    No bonuses, promotions are nonexistent
    They only promote people if you are "buddies" with the right people
    Hardly any worthwhile prime contracts
    company is just building up its portfolio so they can be bought by another company
    Time off benefits are horrible

    Advice to Management

    honor your agreements with your employees that you make when you hire them


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great benefits"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Sotera Defense Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -They have a fantastic health plan
    -Are very hands off with employees which is great if you don't see work as a social club
    -Seem to be good at recruiting good talent for IT positions which makes a person take pride in being a part of the team

    Cons

    -Some would say hands off is bad

    Advice to Management

    Don't get a corporate mindset or you start to focus on the bottom line rather than having good employees. You grow business by providing the best people not by cutting corners

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