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ICS Nett Reviews

Updated April 20, 2017
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  1. "Growing company with excellent benefits"

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

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

    Pros

    The company holds annual picnic for the employees and their family. The leadership really cares about the employees. Their HR group is one of the finest in terms of response and follow up.

    Cons

    Growing company means that there will be changes in the organization. Get used to the changes.

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for the leadership that you are providing.


  2. "Project coordinator/lead scheduler"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay was comparable for the position

    Cons

    Horrible upper and middle management.

    Advice to Management

    I learned. How not to do project management!


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Company in a nut shell"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA

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

    Pros

    i was paid on time

    Cons

    no clear track for advancement

    ICS Nett Response

    Feb 16, 2017 – Media Specialist

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  5. Helpful (10)

    "Horrible Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Communications and Marketing Specialist in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Communications and Marketing Specialist in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There's next to nothing good to say. Once in awhile they bring in food - Pakistani food.
    The best I can say for this employer is that it’s better than nothing for those looking to start a career or that need employment. By hook or by crook, they are growing. It is likely not a long term opportunity unless the owners get their hands out of things and bring in some capable managers to run the company like a professional corporation. Just be wary of what you're getting into and try to get some transferable skills out of it without learning too many bad habits or the wrong way to go about things.

    Cons

    First in response to one of the previous posts - there is not fortune 500 talent here, or really anyone competent. Those running things haven't a clue.
    This is family business masquerading as a corporation. Don’t be fooled. Many of the employees are relatives and acquaintances of the owners and are border line competent. They work the politics to keep the status-quo so they can keep their hands in the owner’s pockets. Anyone that comes in with new ideas that will change or improve how things operate is systematically torn down. This place is not for you if you are structured and want to do things the right way.
    The credo is to sell capabilities and services that largely do not exist within the company. Smoke and mirrors. This amounts to false advertising. They will bring in subject matter experts to sell clients, use resumes of people that don’t work there, claim corporate experience based on an individual’s past experience at another company, then try to accomplish the work with sub par resources or subcontract it out to another firm. Then they take the credit themselves. Everything is very deceitful and border line corrupt, but of course they just see it as good, competitive business practice. Suffice it to say that any semblance of business ethics is lacking. They are bad people. I'm not sure they can keep growing with these tactics, but they are pretty good at moving around to new clients that don't know them. It's a shell game.
    The owners micromanage everything despite having little experience and market expertise in most of their advertised business sectors. They have to approve everything from hiring, salaries, raises, expense reports, travel requests. It is a very dictatorial type approach that plays well in cases where the employee does not have any better options. Qualified employees can of course leave, and most do. I have never seen a revolving door like this place. The work environment is very inefficient with an overall lack of structure and processes. There is a lot or screaming, yelling, and crying, then blaming the innocent. The culture is one of arguing and thrashing rather than working efficiently. The badge of honor is seen as long hours doing things over and over rather than doing things efficiently, accomplishing more, and avoiding burn-out. Experts are brought in and are relegated to being dragged into the mud by those with the power but not the knowledge. Ultimately they give up and leave when they realize the owners are idiots and the situation is hopeless - and when they don't get bonuses they were promised.
    One more thing - they put their employees (relatives) up to writing positive reviews on their company web site as well as on third party sites such as this one. So be wary. Check things out thoroughly.
    Don’t take anything for granted here. Ask lots of questions – down to minute details about how things will work, your pay, your benefits, bonuses, how the benefits and raises work, work hours, etc. Get everything in writing as part of your offer before you agree to work here. You will get screwed on your pay,any bonuses owed, you benefit plans, expense reimbursement, etc.

    Advice to Management

    When you bring in experts with years of experience and knowledge, get out of the way and let them run things. Go play with your toys and hair gel. Put your huge egos in the closet. You have gotten this far by climbing up the backs of others and stealing the credit. If you want to progress your business and legitimize it, it's time to run things the right way. Get rid of the cronies and family members and bring in some competent people that can actually do the things that you advertise.


  6. "Caveat Emptor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Vienna, VA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Vienna, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Absolutely none while I was there

    Cons

    The PMs in IT are not even technical people. They do what they like. There is a clique around the Program Manager. High staff turnover.

    Advice to Management

    They should pay attention. to what is going in the IT/Engineering environment


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Decent but still getting the kinks out"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Vienna, VA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Vienna, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay rate and good health insurance

    Cons

    It takes 4 weeks to get your first pay check. They made some promises that they could not keep.

    Advice to Management

    Need more representation on their projects


  8. Helpful (1)

    "sr qa"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior QA in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior QA in Washington, DC

    I have been working at ICS Nett full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    it is very challenging and there is growth

    Cons

    i didnt see any cons


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Great people - Bad Bosses: Hollywood nailed this with Office Space and Horrible Bosses!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ICS Nett full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    When its time to leave for the day.

    Cons

    Dysfunctional from the inside out, Blame Game, Lots of finger pointing starting at the Management level.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the impromptu meetings, yelling, blaming and finger pointing. Admit you really don't know how to manage projects and learn how to work together. People respond positively when treated with Respect.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Disappointing."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    There are very nice co-workers.

    Cons

    An employee is shown no respect nor treated like an adult. They overwork and underpay people. They look down at people who take lunch breaks. Poor HR practices and confidentiality. Poor business concept. Nepotism is widely practiced. Favoritizm is a norm. Proposals are prepared wrong. Work is bid wrong. Upper management takes no responsiblitity or accountabliity for poor decisions and actions. If you have expenses, it doesnt matter if it is 5 $ or 500$ it will not be paid to you for 6-8months after you beg and beg for it.

    Advice to Management

    The life line of any company are the employees. Invest in them. Respect them. You have a high turnover rate due to people like us who cannot tolerate your company practices. Major changes need to be made.


  11. Helpful (6)

    "for you if you'd like to work for free ....and be grilled every day as a child...or have no other choice"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Suitland, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Suitland, MD
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Liked the president - he has a special charm and will listen if needed for the business; others management are so so...good food....

    Cons

    do not pay for all the hard job, limited opportunity for advancement or not at all...
    promotions are often based on favoritism you must be in trust circle of the upper management...
    actually probably one or two ....

    Advice to Management

    treat based on actual job performance not an attitude only and who do you trust....


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