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"Makes me feel like family!"

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Consultant in Fairfax, VA
Current Employee - Consultant in Fairfax, VA
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Positive Outlook

I have been working at UCS full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Great salary, parties, benefits, career opportunities, amazing office, open minded owner.

Cons

Might get a bit un-orginized.

Advice to Management

Bring summer picnics back

Other Employee Reviews for UCS

  1. "Decent company - horrible leadership"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Frederick, MD
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Frederick, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at UCS full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    UCS has a lot of great employees who work hard. Compared with other companies the salary and benefits are pretty good. Great positions for people entering the workforce.

    Cons

    Promotion potential is horrible. The people that are promoted to managerial roles are a joke. They are the same people who come into the office late and leave early. They are not respected by their peers but are chosen based on their personal relationships with senior management. I saw too many hard working individuals that had more qualifications passed up for a manager role. I had to go elsewhere in order to reach my real potential.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the qualified individuals you have working for you and put them in a position of leadership or they too will leave as the rest of us have.


  2. "An OK place for an entry level position, don't plan on staying more than 1-2 years"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at UCS full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits are pretty good for a small consulting company in the DC area.

    Aspects of ACTUAL federal consulting do exist at UCS, so take advantage of those even though the people around you aren't good representations of that.

    Good work-life balance due to the federal nature of the company

    Cons

    Compensation is low compared other comsulting companies.

    Actual work done isn't comparable to similar roles in other companies, and this is due to the project managers and other lead roles not competent in their work.

    In regards to my last comment, project manager and senior roles are randomly given as opposed to given to deserving and knowledgeable employers

    Promotion or advancement isn't structured or organized at all

    No organization in project timelines and structure

    WAY too much office gossip

    Advice to Management

    Promote deserving employees, not just people that are free to take over a project.

    Develop a structured/analytical way to evaluate your employees performance and mandate that it is used company wide.

    Don't let good and smart employees walk away to similar companies just because you don't want to pay them

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