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Falconwood Reviews

Updated September 25, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Outstanding"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small company with caring atmosphere...almost like family. Owner/founder/president is very engaged, but doesn't meddle or interfere with tasks assigned to the team. Very competitive benefits package for a small firm. Very military-friendly. Great place to work for retired military.

    Cons

    Nothing significant comes to mind! Like any services company, work will ebb and flow and there can be long days required to met client commitments, but that is inherent in the services that we provide.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Company, Excellent People (Prior Military)"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Falconwood (More than a year)

    Pros

    Most employees are incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. Felt very comfortable from day 1. I would say most of the people here are very competent and definitely carry their own weight. Most Team Leads are very passionate of their work, supporting the fleet and they dont micromanage their people. I would highly recommend this company to friends and family. Very happy here.
    They offer tuition, match 401k, dental insurance included and pretty decent vacation time.

    Cons

    HR on-boarding process is painfully archaic,HR is dismissive and dont help you thru the process at all. They just email you dozens of documents "fill them out good luck". Luckily my Team helped me out. Now I hesitate to contact HR I try to solve my issues on my own.
    This company runs extremely lean so youll have to find reasons to get basic programs like Adobe PDF on your workstation.
    Health insurance for family is kinda expensive but I dont think thats the company fault since it went up for everyone as soon as the affordable health law was put in place.

    Advice to Management

    Management keep on doing what youre doing .....Perhaps update/improve the HR on-boarding process, train HR employees to be more friendly and caring. After all HR is the first impression of the company for new employees.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Shaky onboarding, iffy website, amazing company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Devops in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Devops in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I don't know how to avoid sounding like a shill, but this is the best (and most challenging) job I've ever held at the best company I've ever worked. As long as you exceed the expectations of management, which is actually pretty easy to do, they'll leave you alone. This company definitely isn't for clock-punchers, though. You will work until your requirements are complete or your brain hurts (whichever comes first) then go home to recuperate. Sometimes I take half days. Some days I work through sunrise the following morning.

    The biggest compliment I can pay to the company goes directly to Allie. She will stand on desks in the Navy Yard fighting for your job, and when that doesn't work... Let's just say I've seen her float a guy for six months until he could be re-homed. Work hard and she will take care of you.

    Cons

    Expense reports are a nightmare. Expect to miss two to three pay periods before being paid back. All my coworkers think medical and dental are expensive, but it's cheaper than Covered California and Obamacare, so while it could stand to come down, I don't feel there's much room to complain.

    Advice to Management

    Upgrade the website and lose the .biz! You have no idea how much potential talent you're losing when that talent googles us.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Overall great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chesapeake, VA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chesapeake, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is great. Everyone I've met with at the company is really awesome. It feels like a family. In addition to good benefits, they also do extra things, like a Christmas party, Tides game, happy hours, etc. They also pay up to $2000 per year for continuing job-related education. It's pretty great.

    Cons

    HR has LOTS of room for improvement. Health benefits aren't very good and are very expensive. 401K match is only half of what you contribute up to 3%.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing.


  5. "Business Analyst"

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    Current Employee - CDRL Management Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - CDRL Management Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hard-working and helpful co-workers, salary is excellent and the work is challenging.

    Cons

    There are no cons that I know of.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Falconwood"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    A solid small business. In business for 10 years mostly Navy contracts. Competitive salary and benefits.

    Cons

    As a small business, some communication and internal company maturity is needed but they are trying as they grow. Sometimes the administration is slow to post 401K and leave. Having troubles with the system. Need a more mature system. However always willing to take and answer the questions to resolve them.

    Advice to Management

    Keeping working on the company communications level.


  7. "Good Company to work for"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Falconwood (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    With a small Company the goals and objectives of the Company are focused and you don't get lost in the shuffle of a big Firm

    Cons

    Front Office Administrative Staff not always helpful and only a limited amount of growth opportunities like management positions

  8. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Crystal City, VA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Crystal City, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good company. Solid pay and benefits. Feels like a family.

    Cons

    None that come to mind.


  9. "Flying at Falconwood"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Falconwood full-time

    Pros

    Forward thinking company that does try to keep talent.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities as a small business with limited positions


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Crystal City, VA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Crystal City, VA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Falconwood is an awesome company, with really sharp people. They pay well, and you feel very much part of the team.

    Cons

    The org chart between managers and staff sometimes has horrible logic behind it. Some managers seriously need to be trained how to be managers. The benefits suck, and the HR function is run by someone that probably should not be in that role (the mistakes are costly and very serious at times. A friend had his wife's cancer treatments declined because paperwork had not been done). Retired military (like myself) will be fine working here because we have benefits, but beware for anyone else.

    Advice to Management

    Company is great, but the HR person should definitely not be in that role. That is likely the only real shortcoming of the company. Might get more of these young sharp kids if your benefits were better. Not everyone is retired military. Pay more attention to having managers in place that have a clue, and can lead as well as manage. At least train these bubbas how to be a manager. That would go a long way.


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