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Falconwood Reviews

Updated March 4, 2017
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  1. "Flying at Falconwood"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  2. "Overall great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  3. "Meh..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Falconwood full-time

    Pros

    Small Business - Advancement Opportunities Prevalent

    Cons

    Above Average Turnover - Front Office / HQ Personnel Incompetent


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  5. "Shaky onboarding, iffy website, amazing company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  6. "Excellent Company, Excellent People (Prior Military)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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 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.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Very bad"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company itself is good (i.e., solid pay, you get a laptop, etc). Corporate HQ isn't bad. The President (when she's there) is very engaging and helpful. No complaints there.

    Cons

    This review is targeted only toward my direct team lead and the working conditions at the client site.

    I'll start with the working conditions. The fluctuating temperatures (low as 65/high as 95) made life very miserable. The bathroom situation is also disgusting/awful.

    However, the worst part was my direct team lead. Aside from constantly talking down to me (i.e., dragging me outside to talk about his life story for 90 minutes, telling me he was a "prodigy" as a child, forcing his political beliefs on everyone), he would always poke into my personal life. For example, my 90-day review, which took an hour and a half, was spent telling me how I needed to bring my family to his upcoming BBQ. He said it was required that he meet my family to get a sense of who I am.

    A few months later when my daughter was on life-support at the NICU, I sent a note requesting leave without pay. He then called me (while I was watching my daughter struggle to survive) to tell me he didn't feel comfortable with me taking leaving leave without pay and that he was sending me some documents to review. Not only the worst manager I've ever had, but also one of the worst people I've ever known. I hope Falconwood wises up and removes him immediately.

    Advice to Management

    I won't name names, but my former team lead needs to be removed from his position. At the very least, put him in an individual contributing role. This group has lost 4 people in the last 8 months - mainly due to his extreme ineptitude as a leader.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Proceed with caution"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fellow employees wonderful. Pay good as well as benefits although costs just went up significantly. Challenging work with some horrible navy clients.

    Cons

    Need to hire people in office who actually want to work like the rest of us. HR couldn't answer questions even if they took calls or could read an email. Only 2 people there seem to work but not supported. Ops deaf ear nothing more than lip service.

    Advice to Management

    Hire competent people and stop protecting pets regardless the costs to everyone else.


  9. "Good company; serving the worst client in Washington DC ever!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They pay very well for your position and have good benifits.

    Cons

    The government client they support in Washington DC is ineffective, discriminatory, and even abusive at times. If it weren't for the security that the high pay gives me, I would have left a long time ago.

    The main client site in Washington is appalling as well. AC/heating is never working, no windows to open either.

    Advice to Management

    Try to be more of a buffer to your employees and the client. Working so close to the client is driving people away.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Falconwood Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Provide you with a laptop if you ask for one
    Their Xmas parties are nice
    Most of my fellow employees are very nice and easy to deal with

    Cons

    Lack of support to their own employees and cater to the customer way too much
    Falconwood corporate extremely difficult to deal with and not familiar with the current contract requirements or the government employees
    Employee benefits are beyond terrible
    Questionable upper management capabilities
    Struggling to get other worthwhile contracts as a small business company

    Advice to Management

    Need to be more objective with the customer and draw the line between customer support and employee support. Need to get rid of most of the corporate folks and get people that are more attentive to their job. Provide better employee benefits.


  11. "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.



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