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"Good small federal contractor involved with some leading technology projects."

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Current Employee - Facility Security Officer/Contractor Program Security Officer in Lexington Park, MD
Current Employee - Facility Security Officer/Contractor Program Security Officer in Lexington Park, MD
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Pros

It is a small private company in the federal contractor field so a lot of the work is challenging and on the cutting edge. The company leadership supports their employees. Working in a smaller company you get to know your co-workers and management much better and interact in a more personal way. A smaller company allows more freedom to explore different sides of your job as you are in a more "jack of all trades" situation and not locked down to one thing as happens in a larger environment. As a private company do not need to worry so much about "market conditions", being taken over, new ownership, etc.

Cons

While the company works on some research and development projects that are next generation technology, the company itself is behind the times a little. All time cards must be filled out by hand on a weekly basis and turned in every Monday! Only last year did they add another holiday to give us 6 holidays a year. As a smaller company the salary range is less than some of the heavy players in the federal contractor world. As a private company, change comes slowly.

Advice to Management

Get an automated time card system and make it a two week pay period instead of one. After all that is how we are paid and it would help as SPC has a lot of employees who work at government sites and their work schedule is set by when governments offices are open. The productive time saved by management who must review time cards every Monday and by employees who must deliver them, would more that pay for any start up cost such a system would generate.

Other Employee Reviews for System Planning Corporation

  1. Helpful (5)

    "One Bad Apple Can Spoil It All"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Manager in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Learn (on your own) skills to do a job and then go somewhere else to get compensation and a career path.

    Cons

    A certain Vice President (and owner) is unstable, which causes ripples throughout the entire organization. Management and personnel decisions are often made whimsically and capriciously, without regard for the health of the business overall. Training is not encouraged, hiring/firing is based upon personalities and not upon skills or past performance. As a result, morale is low.

    Advice to Management

    Explore why many talented mid-level managers have left (over the last ten years) to become successful at competing organizations. Explore why there are absolutely no minorities in any management position.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Results driven with much appreciated flexibility"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work hours
    Optional telework
    Hands-off managerial approach (sink or swim)
    Customer driven
    Friendly atmoshpere

    Cons

    Lack of communication between management and employees
    Lack of insight into each thrust area within the company

    Advice to Management

    Employees need continuous access to information from all aspects of the company. Often times, the separate divisions within the company had no idea what other groups were involved with at any given moment.

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