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IAP Worldwide Services Reviews

Updated February 1, 2018
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Pros
  • Good benefits package and flexible schedules (in 4 reviews)

  • Good company with a good history of success (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • There has been a high turnover rate of people that quit (in 3 reviews)

  • Poor Management, no experience and Narcissistic in their approach (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Chef"

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    Former Employee - Food Service Manager
    Former Employee - Food Service Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at IAP Worldwide Services full-time

    Pros

    Overseas, decent pay and get paid during time at home

    Cons

    Staying away from home, for long periods of time

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing a great job


  2. "comme ci comme ca"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IAP Worldwide Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    reasonably good job security and support

    Cons

    Management seemed somewhat indifferent to the specific needs of staff.

  3. "Proposal Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at IAP Worldwide Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits package and flexible schedules.

    Cons

    Work life balance is off, poor schedule planning


  4. "From amazing job to a not so liked job."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Purchasing Supervisor
    Current Employee - Purchasing Supervisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IAP Worldwide Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    My team is amazing. Very hard workers.

    Cons

    Management does not recognize how hard their employees work at all.

    Advice to Management

    Stop and listen.


  5. "Travel"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IAP Worldwide Services full-time

    Pros

    Salary is amazing, co-workers are great friends.

    Cons

    Management needs a lot of work.


  6. "Senior System Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IAP Worldwide Services full-time

    Pros

    Good job and Good Benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of resources. Lack of interest in employees. Poor Management. Too much overtime.


  7. "Ghost office in Dubai."

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

    Pros

    Great group of people. Fun staff and location. Nice office. Vehicle and housing allowance. Weekends off. Management is just collecting a paycheck, they dont bother you.

    Cons

    Headquarters has no idea how things work in a middle eastern society. The ghost office in Dubai, that is not bringing in contract. Just pipe dreams.

    Advice to Management

    Ask about how things work in other countries, keep good people around.

  8. "Program Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IAP Worldwide Services full-time

    Pros

    Wide variety of available contracts in worldwide locations

    Cons

    Unavailable stateside positions that are competitive in salary


  9. "Honest opinion of review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IAP Worldwide Services full-time

    Pros

    The pro is that the company seems to be ok.

    Cons

    The company overall seems somewhat disorganized and minimally staffed from Headquarters management all the way down to the work site employees. During the application process I was asked multiple times to turn in paperwork or documents that I had previously given to them. One worker applied for health insurance. Months later when they went home on R&R/Leave they found out they were never covered.
         Getting into country (Iraq) and to the work site takes over a month on average. They used to house us in villas off base at their expense (which didn't cost much), but the cost was considered too much for the company. So now you'll wait in Kuwait on base in the transient tents (Arifjan or Ali) and then at Baghdad in the transient tents- getting VERY minimal pay. This also means that the sum of money you singed for on your contract will drastically DECREASE because of the extreme delays to get to the work site.
         There has been a high turnover rate of people that quit. The main reason I saw was because when you go on R&R/Leave (which is 2 weeks twice a year) and then return; you are once again waiting in Kuwait and then Baghdad for a long time making hardly any money. This issue has been going on for a long time and the delay still hasn't been fixed. In the end, the company is paying out less money to their employees because of their extended waits in Kuwait and Baghdad.
         This brings me to why people stay. The number one reason I have found is debt. They stay because they want to pay off their house debt or another large debt. So in turn they'll just take the loss of money promised on the contract and any other setbacks or issues because they're stuck in debt.
         To sum everything up: If you stay for a year and don't take any R&R/Leave you will lose approximately 10% of your promised annual sum with your delays in Kuwait and Baghdad on your initial trip to the work site.
    If you stay for a year and take R&R/Leave once you will lose approximately 20% of your promised annual sum.
    If you stay for a year and take R&R/Leave twice you will lose approximately 30% of your promised annual sum.
         In my opinion I believe I have given an honest and fair review. As contractors or those that work for contract companies, we all share the responsibility to pass along our findings to the rest of the contractors so that we can all stay informed as to which companies are best to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Take time to find out what issues are causing the delays and correct them permanently. Put employees in a nice place to stay with food costs included while traveling (at the cost of the company). This will ensure the employees have better living standards while traveling. It will also speed up delay times getting to the work site because the company doesn't want to pay for employees to be housed and dined off base for a minimum approximate average of 3 months annually per employee. Find an HONEST balance between employee comfort and monetary gain along with the company's monetary gain.


  10. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Budget Analyst in Fort Irwin, CA
    Former Employee - Budget Analyst in Fort Irwin, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IAP Worldwide Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great advancement opportunities, great benefits. I loved working at IAP and hope to get the chance again.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


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