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ISG (VA) President, CEO & Founder Gary Cline
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  1. "Nice Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President of Finance in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Vice President of Finance in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ISG (VA) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very Caring CEO and Executive Vice President

    Cons

    Cannot remember any major issues at this time.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Lack of Leadership"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Director in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Project Director in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Benefits, compensation, flexible hours and teleworking.

    Cons

    Management was only concerned about having pretty "blonde" employees without any recourse as to performance. Business development was non-existent and only centered on "milking" the Forest Service contract won 5 years earlier. They hired a number of talented employees, but failure to pay consistently on time resulted in voluntary attrition and layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to work with partner organizations and treat these relationships with respect. Get your financials in order before hiring any additional staff.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Nepotism rules here, poor financials, and missed paychecks!"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Small company, flexible hours, low pressure job

    Cons

    Nepotism, management has no sense of business direction, lack of growth, company has poor finances. Constant turnover of employees, many of whom leave because they find out what a mess the company is in. The CEO has his "blue eyed" employees, who can never do any wrong, and regardless of how badly they perform, they are always going to have a job with the company.

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing havoc with employees' lives. Not paying salaries on time, and arbitrary firing and hiring staff results in poor morale. Do some true housecleaning and let go the non-performers who have been with the company the longest, yet are poor performers. The culture of "inner circle" nepotism inhibits the company's growth. Most importantly, you have not gotten any new business in the past 5 years, and the management seems least interested in growing the business.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Small company, some interesting work. Work environment was low stress. Easy access from the subway station. Typically no weekend work.

    Cons

    Where to begin - nepotism reigned. Arrogant CEO, blue eyed individuals in leadership roles. How well you "knew" the boss was the only qualification for promotion. Lousy leadership, though there was one guy who was the exception. They not only liked the forest service contract, but squandered the funds on who knows what. The cosy relationship with the contracting officer spoke volumes.

    Advice to Management

    Serves you right for shutting down - next time hire the right people and treat them with respect. Don't just give someone a big office just because you have a personal relationship with them.