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Updated June 7, 2017
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  1. "In Growing Stage"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fulcrum IT (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent team environment and leadership

    Cons

    Narrow skill set but expanding


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Decent Middling Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centreville, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centreville, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, decent salaries, good job stability

    Cons

    Project managers tend to be hired for technical skills rather than managerial skills, so there is lots of reactive managing of teams and projects.

    Advice to Management

    Be more discriminating in your hiring practices, especially for management positions.

  3. "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Independent Recruiter in Manassas, VA
    Former Employee - Independent Recruiter in Manassas, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fulcrum IT (More than a year)

    Pros

    Actually it was in 2007 - (years listed did not go back that far) Out of all the companies that I have provided support for - this company took first place with me. Great flexibility in terms of core hours, great staff - worked as an Independent Contractor and would love to eventually come back. I've actually been called back to work as a contractor for this company twice and both times it was great

    Cons

    the location was just okay, but now they have moved to a better location and its also on the bus route for those who are taking the metro.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the excellent work!!!


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Corporate"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centreville, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centreville, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The corporate office is in a great location.

    Cons

    Senior Management doesn't have a clue.

    Advice to Management

    Hire Senior Managers that want to grow the business.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Better than most"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Centreville, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Centreville, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good (albeit somewhat expensive) benefits, I worked on a customer site and was largely left alone by everyone at corporate, but I knew if I needed them, they were there!

    Cons

    Difficult to find other opportunities if your contract ends and they don't have an open position that supports your salary at that point in time.

    Advice to Management

    Quarterly all-hands meetings give all employees access to important company information, but this information can sometimes be misinterpreted by less savvy employees.


  6. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centreville, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centreville, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Has a great Training program. Has a very well balanced portfolio of continued work for the next several years.

    Cons

    They need to create a Telecommute Policy to stay current with other competing government contractors who offer this benefit.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Software Developer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Centreville, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Centreville, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I’ve worked as a software developer at several companies and I like Fulcrum the best. I’ve been given the opportunity to lead a small project and although there are limitation I feel that I can do what I want to help the project succeed.

    Cons

    It’s difficult to work from home as it is not supported, but we here corporate is working on providing that as an option.

    Advice to Management

    Always give your employees opportunities such as mine, it help us feel empowered to lead a project to its success.

  8. Helpful (14)

    "This company has a long way to go"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Developer in Centreville, VA
    Current Employee - Developer in Centreville, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Fulcrum IT full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It's almost a given, if you threaten to quit you'll get a raise! Then once you get that raise you'll get all sorts of special assignments middle management doesn't feel like doing. Your peers are what make this company tolerable to work with. The guys in the trenches you work with side by side every day. You want to do well for them. Salary is decent.

    Cons

    Middle management is lazy and inexperienced, acts superior in a demeaning way to the employees they work for, and would throw them under the bus in a second to save themselves. Senior management either doesn't care about this or doesn't know. Either way it's bad for the employee.

    If employees try to voice an opinion or speak up then middle management will say and I quote, "You guys are a bunch of babies.." or "Awww, poor you!".

    Moral is the lowest it’s ever been and most people I work with are actively looking for other opportunities.

    Fulcrum has had a retention problem for over a year now with no signs of getting better. The experience and knowledge of the workforce used to be what set Fulcrum apart from just another IT company. Key SME's have gotten fed up and left because they don't like the direction current leadership is going. Management has decided that instead of trying to retain these people they'd rather act like they don't exist, bad mouth them once they leave, and fill those spots with warm bodies that don't have the same experience level.

    Advice to Management

    Employees are not tissues you can wipe your nose on and then throw away. You're losing people because you don't know how to hire for retention. You will stop losing good employees once you understand how to manage people.

    It's the 21st century. Give employees 21st century perks. Calories and smudged printouts of the first certificate you can find with a Google image search only goes so far. A work from home policy, ownership in the company, spot bonuses (because you'd be surprised how many employees know what management is pulling down in bonuses every year) are just a few things that would go a long way in boosting moral.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Used to be a great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centreville, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centreville, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Even though it's growing, Fulcrum IT still has a small company feel to it. Their events are fun to attend.

    Cons

    Morale is at a low ebb. While it used to feel like upper and middle management really cared about their employees, that feeling has evaporated. Churn is up, with a few of the recent departures consisting of firings and unfriendly parting of ways. Middle management seems content to throw money at new people coming in the door instead of retaining their current people. The result is a considerable loss of institutional knowledge. They're practically hemorrhaging that knowledge now. For an IT company, they have the worst telecommunication policies I have ever seen. Working remotely is actively discouraged even though the bulk of employees' work could happen from home, on the road, or anywhere.

    Advice to Management

    Put the focus back on employees. The focus seems to be solely on winning new contracts, which is great for growing the company, but not at the cost of the employees. The toadies in middle management are driving away great employees with no apparent care about the outcome.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Hungry Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Falls Church, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fulcrum IT (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fairly well managed company but with a butts-in-seat attitude. As long as your contract is making money, you are golden, but that's true everywhere.

    Cons

    Drone-like atmosphere in headquarters office. Benefits could be improved. There is a waiting period in order to qualify for the company 401(k) match. You have to remain through Dec. 31 to be eligible for a match early in the next year for the prior year.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work growing. Claiming healthcare expertise is a bit of a joke.


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