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Helpful (3)

"Room for improvement, could be a great place to work at."

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Consultant in Sterling, VA
Current Employee - Consultant in Sterling, VA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

I have been working at Strategic Business Systems full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Opportunity to get exposure to a lot of different technology. Small company atmosphere, so you can make an impact. You can travel and see places.

Cons

Severe lack of communication. No career path or advancement. The company is a body shop of engineers not consultants. You have to be in the inner circle to advance. There is a lack of vision in the company.

Advice to Management

Innovate or be marginalized.

Other Employee Reviews for Strategic Business Systems

  1. Helpful (5)

    "They promise you the world until you sign their employment offer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    You will get paid. You will be insured. You will be able to travel to client sites.

    Cons

    This company is essentially a temp agency. They fill positions for large corporations (Dell, EMC, VMware, and Northrop). Most of their contracts can be canceled with little notice leaving employees without a job if they cannot find a new position. There is also a 0% bench time policy. If your job ends, your employment will be terminated. The business was thriving until it was sold to BRCD in 2008 and then started to crumble with the same management team that was in place. Management was disengaged after the sale to Brocade and never made any attempts to grow the business causing salary and hiring freezes for several years.

    Pay and insurance benefits are below industry standards.
    401K benefits - not worth mentioning.

    Advice to Management

    Please stop listening to the lady in charge. Implement annual employment reviews and start paying attention to employee needs to perform and complete tasks.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Worried about when you will be cut.."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Brocade Solutions Consultant in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Brocade Solutions Consultant in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Honestly, beause you have no other options. Do get paid on time.

    Cons

    Lets start from day one. You are hearded on a conf call, given your computer and told to speak to your manager immediately. You are billable and you have no bench time. Training will always be available if it is free, done on your time and you can make up for the lost billable hours later. When you travel you will find your stipends to be coach class if your lucky and you find they control the travel very tightly. You will learn quickly that $46 per day in food in NYC does not go far. Communication from the managers is poor. Basically, take it or leave it. H-1B visas folks are favorites because they work cheap and do not speak up. Comes down to just do it because James or Kevin will be upset with someone challenging their authority.

    Advice to Management

    Would be nice if Brocade Services was sent back to where it belongs..

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