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"Losing lots of contracts and massive layoffs"

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Current Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Reston, VA
Current Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Reston, VA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Sotera Defense Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Company benefits are equivalent to similar companies.
Trying to get into different areas of the IC.
New I&A President is competent and responds well to employee concerns.
New CEO is a breath of fresh air.
Human Resources and BD team are very approachable and friendly.
Great flexibility in regards to work scheduling.

Cons

No opportunities to grow. Not exaggerating. A lot of this has to do with the market, but more of it has to do with corporate management's choices of where to try for prime and which contracts to propose....AND THEY ARE NOT WINNING ANYTHING. Yikes!

There is very much a buddy-buddy club and you have to be on the "inside" to receive credit or promotions. One of the Senior Directors even calls his favorite project managers (who are women) "Dean's Angels." Furthermore, there is no mechanism to provide feedback on leadership. Several employees have approached senior leadership about issues and nothing happens.

Several of my friends who were laid off received NO SEVERANCE. Not a dime. Even though they worked for the company for years. Also, there is no "beach." If your contract ends or there is any other issue, they don't float you for a couple weeks. Also heard horror stories about furloughed employees.

Bottom line is they don't have any money. There was even a Washington Post article about how the lenders filed a complaint against the company because it couldn't service its debts. I'm worried and looking for other employment.

Advice to Management

Save money! Listen to the lower level employees. Break up the Old Boy/Girl network.

Other Employee Reviews for Sotera Defense Solutions

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Left in the wind"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sotera Defense Solutions full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    No problems with an active contract

    Cons

    Better know the right managers

    Advice to Management

    Do the right thing


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Used to have a lot of promise - much of that is gone"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Sotera Defense Solutions (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are many good people at the company, and hours are pretty flexible.

    Cons

    Inept management, far too interested in their own careers to really lead a workforce.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of always trying to please bosses, be brave and tell upper management when their actions are distracting from project execution.

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