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Federal Data Systems Reviews

Updated January 24, 2017
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  1. "Small Company with many contracts"

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

    Pros

    Small company that allows interaction with CEO and owners of company during company gatherings. Management is easy to contact via email and phone. They do show concern for employees. Because they are small, many large company bring the company on board in many small sub contracts, so there is always work.

    Cons

    Small company with very little benefits. No cellular discount program affiliation, but they pay up to $100 on your cell phone bill as an expense reimbursement.

    Advice to Management

    More company social gatherings


  2. "Terribly Unorganized Company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elkridge, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elkridge, MD

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

    Pros

    If you want to see equipment, they are OK.

    Cons

    Have no Programs of their own, Top heavy in Sr. Management, disorganized, No name recognition in Intel space.

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together, stop making things so complicated.


  3. "Storage Engineer"

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

    I worked at Federal Data Systems full-time

    Pros

    Great management team. Interesting work for Pentagon customers. Pay was above average.

    Cons

    Hard to move to other projects in a small-middle size company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing your business.


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  5. "VDI Admin"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    The only pros this company can provide is a job and they pay for parking

    Cons

    The company management is rude and very unfriendly. They don't care about their employees. They just care about the money they make off of their employees.

    Advice to Management

    This is by far the worst company I've ever worked for. Be more respectful and concerned for your employees because you need them.


  6. "Perfect Management style for a professional"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Federal Data Systems full-time

    Pros

    Management expects you to do your job and was very hands off if you were perfoming satisfactorily for the customer.

    Cons

    Advancement was tough but that is to be expected at a small company to a certain extent.

    Advice to Management

    Expand!!


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Does not stand behind their employees"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Federal Data Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits are ok, salary is ok.

    Cons

    Minimal contact with the company after being hired, no kind of representation from management while onsite. They have no idea what is going on with their employees onsite. They will cut your salary and say it was the prime that cut your salary, when all along it's them who cut it by 20% or more for no real reason. They will remove you from a contact and promise they will find you something else with the company, don't believe the hype they wont and you will be on the street. They will do things to force you out instead of just flat out firing you, as if they don't want to pay you unemployment...stay away from this company!!!

    Advice to Management

    Stay in touch with your employees that are onsite, so they can feel they have some type of representation. Don't cut a persons salary once you have agreed with them on a certain salary that is in writing. No matter what you think they know or don't know...provide them with training so they can do their job when they ask.


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    "Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Federal Data Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They paid for parking. Expenses were paid promptly

    Cons

    Senior management was on contract for GD. Poor processes

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your employees. Take time to listen. If you schedule time for a meeting don't rush the person out the door.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior IT in Crystal City, VA
    Former Employee - Senior IT in Crystal City, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    some projects lunch breaks are mandatory, group goes to lunches together, usually

    Cons

    retention very, very low; people are dismissed for no reasons, felt as monarchy prevails ... master-slave culture;

    Advice to Management

    close the company, it does not provide value to anyone.


  10. "Great Company With Great Professionals"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Federal Data Systems full-time

    Pros

    Federal Data Systems is a great company to work for. Staff are courteous, professional and reachable. The benefits and salary are very good.
    This company gets my two thumbs up.

    Cons

    I have none to share.