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"A unique place to work"

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Current Employee - Military Analyst in Yorktown, VA
Current Employee - Military Analyst in Yorktown, VA
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Pros

The company has always postured itself to take advantage of growth and unique opportunities. The opportunity employees have to showcase their skills and potential is limitless, assuming they understand and take advantage of the role they play. For employees who go above and beyond, they are essentially self-managers who are not micromanaged. Tapestry has done a better job of screening new-hires, despite times when demand to fill positions was high. Overall, it is a great place to work if you know how to effectively contribute without any guidance.

Cons

To truly enjoy the working environment, you must me self-motivated and willing to embrace uncertainty. The only constant is change, and it is commonplace in Tapestry. There was a time when mentorship was abundant for new-hires, but many of the veteran employees have moved on as the culture of the company changed over the years. The biggest frustration is the lack of a recognized career path for younger/mid-level employees. Unless you are a real stand-out employee who makes it clear that upward mobility is your objective, then you will not be asked what path you prefer. Promotion comes by surprise or turnover. As others have posted, there are many managers who come straight from the uniform into a leadership position. This isn't entirely bad, but there ends up being a very rigid, military style of management that comes with it in most cases. There are some amazingly talented people in Tapestry that understand what it takes to properly support the customer and positively change the organization. But, when they leave or become overburdened, I fear a lot of cards will fall.

Advice to Management

While contracting always has unpredictability, there must be an internal program of sorts that allows aspiring employees to participate in the 'business of the business'. A resume of education and field work is great, if you only aspire to be an educated field worker... If the next generation of leadership isn't groomed to lead, the positive culture of the organization will vanish very quickly.

Other Employee Reviews for Tapestry Solutions

  1. "Poor leadership"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Military Simulations Analyst in Hohenfels, Bayern (Germany)
    Current Employee - Military Simulations Analyst in Hohenfels, Bayern (Germany)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tapestry Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Strong brand name and part of Boeing.

    Cons

    Leadership is bringing out the greatness in your people. There is no leadership. There is however lots of management.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your people and what they do.


  2. "Simulations Facilitator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hohenfels, Bayern (Germany)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hohenfels, Bayern (Germany)
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Tapestry Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of hands on training with multiple simulations systems. Get to work directly with US military and NATO partners. Constantly learning new things on a daily and weekly basis, site manager (D. Wedding) is exteremely good at managing his subordinates and the team lead (G. Collins) has a great working relationship with his fellow team members.

    Cons

    During rotations we conduct 12 hour shifts, PTO has recently been cut from 3 weeks to 2 weeks, project manager is extremely tight with the budget, first raise in 5 years occurred this year and next year we will be three months into new contract so no raises there. Overall Hohenfels Sim Facs are over worked and under paid

    Advice to Management

    Relook the salary ranges for the Hohenfels Sim Facs since they see a vast majority of all European Exercise Rotations there and are not afford the oppurtunity to gain a little extra money by going TDY like the Sim Facs at Grafenwoehr, Vicenza and Kaiserslautern.

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