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  1. "Principal Fire Protection Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Panama City, FL
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Panama City, FL
    Recommends

    Pros

    Phenomenal co workers and projects

    Cons

    too short the Department of Defense commenced a new contract

    Advice to Management

    always continue to communicate task


  2. "Pluses & minuses"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at J. M. Waller Associates full-time

    Pros

    Very good employees, good people to work with. Benefits were good. Salaries competitive.

    Cons

    Lack of direction by upper management. Trouble growing past a certain point.

  3. "Program Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at J. M. Waller Associates (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to grow professionally, dedicated to service disabled veterans, open door policy to manager, decent medical benefit plan and standard 401K plan.

    Cons

    Company was sold, minimal salary increases, not enough attention to employees in the field - once hired forgotten, upper management does not communicate with lower levels.


  4. "Great, solid company."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good leadership.
    Clear business vision.
    Financially strong and profitable.
    Won many business and technical awards over last 5-6 years

    Cons

    Company size makes it a challenge to compete with both larger and smaller companies.

    Advice to Management

    Need to either grow through merger or acquisition or get smaller to compete in different business categories for federal contracts.


  5. "Fun place to work, but employees were not all treated equally. A lot of favoritism."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    mos employees were nice and a pleasure to work with

    Cons

    Some people work hard all day everyday while others shopped on line all day.manavemenf was aware but chose not to address it

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone equally and address problem employees I stead of ignoring it and hoping it will go away


  6. "Company could have grown on its own had owners made the right decisions, instead they sold to Versar"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at J. M. Waller Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There were no pros to working at Waller the last couple of years before I left because it was obvious ownership was trying to sell and had no vision whatsoever about how to turn the company in to a success.

    Cons

    No cons to report are left since they sold out to Versar and now Versar is calling the shots.

    Advice to Management

    Versar leadership buying this company for $13M proves P.T. Barnum was correct -- there is a sucker born every minute.


  7. "JM Waller Acquired by Versar"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J. M. Waller Associates full-time

    Pros

    the people and the clients

    Cons

    lack of vision and focus by leadership

  8. "Positive experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends

    I worked at J. M. Waller Associates part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice work environment and people

    Cons

    Can't think of anything negative.


  9. "Great company to work for. Strong leadership and clear strategic direction."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at J. M. Waller Associates full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Leadership communicates with employees about vision and strategic direction.
    Competitive pay and benefits.
    The company strives for quality and excellence in services provided.
    Leadership listens to new ideas.

    Cons

    The company is small, which is both a pro and con. You are treated as a person, not just a number, but the small size of the company limits upward mobility.

    Advice to Management

    With the economy picking up, it might be a good time to expand into other market areas.


  10. "J. M. Waller is a great place to work. They treat employees well."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at J. M. Waller Associates full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I’ve been fortunate to work at J. M. Waller. During my 5 years, I’ve been promoted twice. The company provides career development, training, excellent benefits—an HRA which the company funds as well as a matching 401(k). Their benefits broker advised us J. M. Waller benefits were like a Fortune 500 company’s and above average for their size.

    Cons

    Government contracting has been slow. J. M. Waller has lost some work.

    Advice to Management

    Consider teaming with larger government contractors.


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