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FedBid Reviews

Updated October 30, 2017
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Pros
  • Outside of Busy Season (Aug-Sept) work/life balance is good (in 15 reviews)

  • They have a decent amount of free food, which offsets the slightly lower pay (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Some weekend shifts are expected during busy season (in 20 reviews)

  • That said, those who made it through this "internship" and received full-time offers were in fact the best of the bunch (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Internship at FedBid"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FedBid full-time

    Pros

    -Great office culture
    -Exposure to different departments within the company
    -Upper management who actually care about your development

    Cons

    -Low Pay
    -After busy season the workload significantly decreases
    -Minimal benefits


  2. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -good people with a relaxed culture
    -relaxed culture
    -networking

    Cons

    -terrible compensation and secluded in nature
    -secluded and culture

  3. "Good Entry Level Role"

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

    Pros

    Good way to get your feet wet in government contracting realm.

    Cons

    Understanding government procurement is learning curve

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Give more training on government procurement process


  4. "Great place to work and grow professionally"

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

    I have been working at FedBid full-time

    Pros

    The company has a great culture with multiple initiatives to help invest in its employees. The company also provides a great training ground for early career professionals.

    Cons

    The end of the federal government fiscal year can be very hectic since the company does a lot of business with the federal government, but it's also fun.


  5. "good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FedBid full-time

    Pros

    they have lots of free food

    Cons

    the people can be exclusive


  6. "Great place to work, very energetic team"

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

    I worked at FedBid full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    My experience at FedBid was great. There is a great energy among the team members. People really enjoy working together. While the workload is at times pretty hectic, the leadership is committed to balancing this with fun, team-building activities -- trivia night, bingo night, a night out at the Nationals game, a great holiday party. Additionally, they encourage employees to get involved on strategic priority teams, which gives individual employees the opportunity to better understand and contribute to the overall direction of the company.

    Cons

    I think, as with any workplace, there are areas/teams that are under-resourced. But for a small company, they do a good job of balancing this out with a commitment to employee engagement.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the commitment to having a great place to work and to strengthening communication with employees.


  7. "Good entry level place to work"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FedBid full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    young coworkers, team building activities, opportunity for growth

    Cons

    high potential for burnout, office politics

  8. "Definitley an entry level job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work culture, lot's of young people, great networking opportunities, good benefits

    Cons

    Long work hours during the end of the fiscal year, high turnover rate due to lack of compensation, routinely lay off lots of employees at the end of each fiscal year (interns and full time employees), track all of your work with statistics and create internal competitions, only compensate sales for their hard work and take credit for the success of the company, not a lot of room for career growth

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent and compensate all employees fairly not just Sales


  9. "good early career opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Vienna, VA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Vienna, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good. Generally good life/work balance. May occasionally need to work long hours, especially close to the end of the fiscal year. Since it's a small company, lots of opportunities to work with senior leaders and take on stretch roles. Lots of opportunity for promotion in the first couple of years.

    Cons

    Managers tend to promote based on favoritism. Salary is lower than market value. Management is not always transparent with staff about why something is happening. It can cause a lot of anxiety and panic.

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example and promote good talent within. Be more open and honest with your employees and encourage transparency.


  10. "Account Operations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FedBid full-time

    Pros

    Good experience with customers and way to learn about contracting

    Cons

    Very under payed, taken advantage of, leadership does not pay attention to employee concerns, high retention rate, unfair workload, unethical, disrespected

    Advice to Management

    Begin listening to your employees and maybe they won't leave


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