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Halfaker and Associates Reviews

Updated April 19, 2018
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Halfaker and Associates CEO Dawn Halfaker
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Pros
  • "Positive company culture is a big plus" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Unwavering commitment to Veterans and serving the community, great company-wide events like Holiday Party, strong view on way forward" (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "If you don't enjoy a fast paced environment, then you may not thrive at first" (in 3 reviews)

  • "Working for a small business means sometimes you have to wear multiple hats" (in 3 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Great company, great people!"

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    • 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 Halfaker and Associates full-time

    Pros

    - Fun company events like an annual family Nats game, holiday party, happy hours, beer tastings
    - Two weekly yoga sessions at the office
    - Great career growth opportunities
    - Engaging community service activities
    - Fast growing company
    - Modern, open office that promotes collaboration

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep the awesome culture as the company continues to grow!


  2. "Great Place to Work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Halfaker and Associates full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Outstanding Healthcare benefits and 401K

    Cons

    Its a best place to work

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Opportunity to Excel and Grow"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Halfaker and Associates full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Veteran friendly and great work environment
    Huge growth potential
    Growing company, open environment
    Great team and great salary

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "The BEST Company"

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    • 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Halfaker and Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Biggest Pro of this company are the core values and a shared mission statement. Company makes a strong effort to hire great people so the environment/culture is very collaborative and positive! As the company continues grown there is a lot of opportunity to grow and take on new responsibilities. The leadership team is very open to their employees as well!

    Cons

    We are starting to outgrow ourselves

    Advice to Management

    Continue to stay true to our core values!


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to grow with!"

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    • 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 Halfaker and Associates full-time

    Pros

    I really like the extra perks. They truly try to take care of the employees. Free yoga and HIIT classes, occasional events like nutrition classes, once a month gathering to taste different beers, and the kitchen is so nice. Outside of the perks, it is a work hard, play hard mentality. Expectations are high and deadlines must be met, but there is a great team dynamic so it doesn’t feel overwhelming.

    Cons

    I don’t really have a lot of complaints. I suppose it’s annoying that the bathrooms are out of the office and I drink lots of water, so I guess that’s a con?

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing. The end of year party this year was a great time and really gives me hope for the company’s future. I feel like I can grow here. So many people I work with that started in a completely different role and they have transitioned to a new position within the company. That’s great for me, as I feel like I have upward mobility with lots of options.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not Worth It"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Halfaker and Associates full-time

    Pros

    Only pro was the good health insurance.

    Cons

    Many. I was assigned to one of their "remote" offices in Rockville, MD. Don't pay any attention to the reviews regarding the great offices, culture, weekly yoga classes, monthly beer tastings, etc. All of this only happens at the headquarters office. If you have the grave misfortune of being stationed anywhere else, well. Forget any "benefits." I did my own yoga in the empty, dusty office next to ours that happened to be unoccupied at the time. Some "benefit."

    Management will treat you like a piece of crap. They'll tell you to share ideas as to how to do things differently, and then promptly scoff and mock at you. You will be belittled and discouraged at every step. Maybe that's why they have such good health insurance. I just wanted to kill myself after working here. Run. Run away, and fast.


  7. "Great, Growing Company!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Halfaker and Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture and interesting technologies

    Cons

    Not the most flexible scheduling

  8. "Good place to work"

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    • 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

    Pros

    - Great company culture
    - Good management

    Cons

    - Timecard recording gets annoying


  9. "Excellent place to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Halfaker and Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Receiving excellent praise and feedback from clients
    -Small company feel even with the company growing
    -Flexibility for working hours and schedule
    -Allowance to work remotely

    Cons

    -A little bit of hesitation about investing in hardware and software.

    Advice to Management

    Continue working closely with clients. As well, continue to keep the small company vibe, even though the company is growing quickly. It is so often easy for employees to lose heart when those higher up stop listening to them.

    One last thought is to not be afraid to bite the bullet on purchasing hardware/software. Yes, it is costly now, but in the long run, it will pay out.


  10. "Great Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Halfaker and Associates full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy to balance work and personal life
    Fair pay
    Good benefits
    Great company culture

    Cons

    Traffic in DC is pretty bad, would love more WFH days


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