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Updated September 14, 2017
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Evergreen Systems President and CEO Don Casson Jr.
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  1. "Great small company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing/Sales in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Marketing/Sales in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Evergreen Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company with a great, open culture. CEO has done a fantastic job of navigating market changes, leading the company to migrate to the best new platforms despite the pain associated with that change. The company is 20 years old in an environment where most companies like it don't survive precisely because they are wedded to a strategy that doesn't flex with the market. Easy to get a rapid decision in support of both internal progress and in taking care of the customer. Employee feedback and thinking is sought and considered.

    Cons

    Occasional business landslide may leave staff stretched. Not sure how you fix this though and remain prudent in expense management.

    Advice to Management

    Stay largely on course....perhaps consider a further acquisition if one could be prudently identified to accelerate growth.


  2. "Talent Acquisition Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant in Frederick, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant in Frederick, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Evergreen Systems (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work, sharp people, state of the art technology...

    Cons

    Non to speak of , good company to work for

    Advice to Management

    Keep on the path you are on!

  3. "Nice People; No Security"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Sterling, VA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Sterling, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people to work with, competitive pay

    Cons

    small company; only a handful of people are safe; everyone else is expendable. No shelf life on bench; they don't keep people on bench long or at all.

    Advice to Management

    Hire contractors until you can at least offer 12-months of job security

    Evergreen Systems Response

    Sep 8, 2017 – CEO

    Based on the date of this review, I must have missed replying previously. I will do my best to answer issues raised without all the details. Six years ago we were primarily an HP partner and began... More


  4. "A Very Good Small but Growing IT Consulting Firm"

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    Current Employee - Solutions Architect
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly and open environment for ideas
    Everyone always willing to help you when looking for information or help with questions
    Assistance with training and certifications
    Competitive benefits

    Cons

    No 401k matching
    Bonus structure/payout inconsistent and unclear


  5. "Forewarned is Forearmed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Evergreen Systems full-time

    Pros

    Great pay if you know how to negotiate
    Flexible work hours

    Cons

    No centralized knowledge base of resources. People are working on projects all over the world and theres no way to see if someone is working on something similar to you.

    You will be cut as soon as a project finishes transition into operational status and replaced with an outsourced hire overseas. All the resources I've worked with on one particular project were fired or laid off within six months of completion.

    Bad business practices. Management would quote off-shore and on-shore consulting rates for projects, and when customers would sign off on the on-shore rates, would ship the project offshore anyway to siphon more money from clients. Management would also tell customers that particular solutions needed to be custom programmed, despite having an in-house solution, "develop" a solution, and charge huge sums for products that needed little to no development.

    Advice to Management

    If you're a member of senior management, you're doing great -- you have a high salary, and simply need to churn low cost overseas labor while pocketing the difference. I didn't think this was sustainable as a business model, but Evergreen Systems has proven me wrong.

    Evergreen Systems Response

    Apr 27, 2015 – CEO

    I don't mean to be blunt, but most of this is flat out wrong. Here's what is accurate:

    Our centralized base of projects and resources is not as advanced as we'd like it to be - updating that is... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Senior systems consultant"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Consultant - Asset Manager in Sterling, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Consultant - Asset Manager in Sterling, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Evergreen Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They have very little PROS to speak on. It is a job and they handle expense reports very well.

    Cons

    Not people focused at all.

    Advice to Management

    More consultant focus.

    Evergreen Systems Response

    Aug 12, 2014 – CEO

    I am sorry that this was your experience. As far as cons go, I would be happy to get specific feedback you may have and welcome your phone call.
    As to our outlook, making the change to cloud from... More


  7. "very good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Evergreen Systems part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    working enviornment, relax, learn, clear career parth

    Cons

    big team,too many projects at same time

    Advice to Management

    no

    Evergreen Systems Response

    Apr 27, 2015 – CEO

    In the days of Client - Server it was easier. We used a Waterfall project management approach and an employee would generally be full time on one project for 6 months or longer. The cloud has... More

  8. "manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good culture, good management team, good location

    Cons

    poor communications, unclear service offerings

    Advice to Management

    improve internal communications

    Evergreen Systems Response

    Apr 9, 2013 – Marketing Manager

    Thank you for the candid feedback. We have worked hard to improve communications over the past year since this review was posted, including improvements to our bi-monthly employee newsletter - the... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to own a project/role/department - - they let you lead, and grow!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sterling, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sterling, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    No politics. Very open management style. Truly a team. Everything revolves around delivering quality solutions to client problems. Straighforward in how they deal with clients and employees. Results driven -- with clients and employees. Show your ROI as an employee and you will be here a long time...and be very happy here. Don't be confused by reviews for other companies named Evergreen.

    Cons

    Small company -- just starting to implement formal management training programs; benefits are good but might not be as good as offerings at large corporation.

    Evergreen Systems Response

    Apr 9, 2013 – Marketing Manager

    I agree with the cons. It is true that these tend to be bigger challenges for small companies. We are working on both, and pay especially close attention to our healthcare plan as it figures large... More


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Ok."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good pay for a entry level

    Cons

    bad management. People are not friendly

    Evergreen Systems Response

    Aug 12, 2014 – CEO

    Oops I must have overlooked this one :). Thanks for your feedback. I am surprised by the comment about people not being friendly. In our employee surveys this is an area where we traditionally... More


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