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FGS Reviews

Updated May 7, 2017
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  1. "FGS is a great company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FGS full-time

    Pros

    Great pay. Friendly environment. Flexible schedules. Great benefits. They really take care of their employees.

    Cons

    Few opportunities for advancement.


  2. "Company is decent, could improve in areas"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Tampa Palms, FL
    Former Employee - Analyst in Tampa Palms, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They pay slightly higher than other companies in the Tampa area
    Good experience to get under your belt if you're a mid level analyst

    Cons

    The micromanaging is a bit silly and frustrating.

  3. "Senior Cyber Security Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Senior Cyber Security Analyst in Leesburg, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Cyber Security Analyst in Leesburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FGS (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great leadership team! Very supportive, team-oriented environment.

    Cons

    A small set of contracts makes for limited opportunity.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "IA Engineer at FGS"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent benefits, good pay, management cares about its people more than most contracting companies.

    Cons

    They decreased starting PTO from 18 to 16 days per year.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "AV Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Small business. Family like atmosphere.

    Cons

    Promotions, Job Security, retention, middle managment


  6. "Best Company I've Worked With!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generous compensation package, excellent benefits, no-nonsense leadership, and plenty of opportunities for advancement...it all spells F-G-S. This is a steadily growing company that has something for anyone hoping to make it the "old fashioned way"--through hard work and determination. Company is steered by a cadre of talented and visible director-level executives (our director is readily accessible) and served by a talented and helpful corporate staff. Leadership and management skills are important here; training is regularly made available for supervisors through HR-provided online courses. Top performers are recognized through leadership opportunities, bonuses, and/or increases. Marginal performance isn't tolerated, but there are processes in place to rehabilitate employees who are willing to improve. FGS draws a hard line on substandard performance and unacceptable behavior, and staff who have proven either unable or unwilling to comply with the company's standards have been asked to leave. The CEO is a gentleman who places worker satisfaction at a level co-equal to the company's bottom line. This is my fourth company and my favorite among all of those by a wide margin.

    Cons

    Dealing with the disruptive influences that elude interviewers but insinuate themselves into a work environment after only a few weeks or months on the job. Not sure if anything can even be done about this problem besides letting the process weed out these people, but it is definitely a "con".

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  7. Helpful (3)

    "FGS is all about money, and will do ANYTHING to get it! The WORST contracting company in the DOD"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FGS full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lucky to work in some good contracts and money is good, so long as you don't rock the boat.

    Cons

    I’ve been a senior level analyst in the community for several years, and I’ve never seen a place like this. This organization is fundamentally built on corruption and fear. There is no escape, unless you drink the kool-aid and sell out, or if you happen to get some special treatment.

    1. Corruption at all levels. All they care about is money and appearances. Leadership will do ANYTHING to get it including breaking promises to their employees and screwing them over.
    2. Lots of malign harassment, threats, gossip, internal politics, backstabbing, and childish antics. At all levels, the company thrives on making you live in constant fear. The only people who actually like it and do well here are the leadership, who do this stuff. Lots of special treatment in exchange for “special favors.” If you refuse, you get hosed.
    3. Once you work here you will never get out alive with honor. I've been looking for a new job, but I’m afraid to leave because they might try to screw me over somehow. One guy put in his two weeks and then they fired him in response.

    If you want your career to end, come here.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what people are saying. I am stuck but I only hope that people can get a clue by listening to what everyone is saying.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "General Thoughts"

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

    Pros

    FGS is all about integrity, it's employees and it's customers.

    Cons

    Defense contracting makes it hard to plan a career. FGS is no different than any other contractor.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good company with civilian sector competitive salaries"

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    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    • As a proactive engineer the company allows you implement better working solutions.
    • Great communication with down range leadership.
    • Small company so you really get to know people in your division.
    • They hire higher caliber technicians and engineers.
    • Flexible hours as long as the customer authorize the flexibility.
    • Good coworkers. They make it a pleasure to come to work. Kind of like hanging out with friends that happen to be into IT as much as you.

    Cons

    • Could do better in recognizing high performers.
    • Could do better in establishing goals and timelines for projects.

    Advice to Management

    • Point out high performers. Competition between employees can be a good thing is presented correctly.
    • Invest in employees that seem to be “go to” or “go getters” it builds a brand and employee loyalty.
    • Base salary raises by work performance and do not try to be fair to everyone. Those who work hard should be compensated for the work they do over those who are non performers.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "No longer a respected company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at FGS full-time

    Pros

    few pros anymore
    some very nice ple wrk here but they aren't appreciated
    mice office locations

    Cons

    bloated salaries for most sr. execs
    current ldrship not knowledgeable abt gov't contracting
    severe lack of communication
    a good ole boy ldrship practice

    Advice to Management

    get a clue - you have destroyed a company that used to have promise
    look up honesty, integrity, professionalism in the dictionary


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