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Management Concepts Reviews

Updated July 8, 2017
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  1. "Great Company overall"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tysons Corner, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tysons Corner, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Management Concepts full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Management Concepts was a wonderful place to works, Company culture was great

    Cons

    Disagreements with management, I know several employees who complained about management overall

    Advice to Management

    Get a better gauge of employees needs, cut the fat in management


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Turnover Rate Speaks Volumes"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Learning Development
    Former Employee - Learning Development
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Management Concepts full-time

    Pros

    The work itself is not difficult, new office space, free parking, good location.

    Cons

    There are way too many managers and directors and the majority of them either don't care or have little to no insight into what their subordinates actually do, the knowledge they already possess, and what their concerns and priorities are.

    Advice to Management

    Decrease the amount of managers and directors and start focusing money, time and resources on the talent that already exists in the department. This will go a long way toward decreasing turnover, retaining high quality employees, increasing ID ownership in the work they do and raising morale.

  3. Helpful (7)

    "Great people, ineffective executive team"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Management Concepts full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some amazingly brilliant and talented people (unfortunately, they all leave quickly)
    Free soda
    Lots of social events (breakfasts, picnic, lunches, etc)

    Cons

    Turnover is at 42% for 2017
    All the social events are to engage people, so leadership knows it has a problem, but they can't solve it with fluff
    Inept executive team who are hopelessly out of touch with workforce
    Benefits not competitive
    Biggest key- 56 managers for 200 employees.
    Even though it's a training company, there is zero training for employees

    Advice to Management

    You simply have to get into reality about where you are in the market. The good people leave. The bad people stay. Self reflection and introspection must occur before you can grow.


  4. Helpful (6)

    "This company is in debris"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Department in Tysons Corner, VA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Department in Tysons Corner, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Management Concepts full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    flexible schedule and fake management

    Cons

    management don't care about your ability to perform, all they care about the assignments to be done at any price!

    Advice to Management

    LEAVE!! get more experienced individuals who are familiar somewhat with the Management and its concepts!


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Worst Decision of My Life: Don't Be Fooled: RIDICULOUS TURNOVER!"

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

    I worked at Management Concepts full-time

    Pros

    Keurig coffee and bagels on Friday.

    Cons

    People resign from Management Concepts every week. It seems like a good place to work, but it is a toxic environment. People hate their managers. Unreasonable hours, extremely low pay for long hours and unreasonable expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying on your billing. There is no company that exists without overhead. I hope you get audited.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, cross functional work culture

    Cons

    Lack of standard processes, formal structure


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Energetic and Innovative"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Trainer in Vienna, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Trainer in Vienna, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Management Concepts (More than a year)

    Pros

    Phenomenal work environment and leadership culture! Positive, fair, rewarding. Opportunities for advancement and empowered employees with a CEO who listens and adapts quickly to remove obstacles to improvement for workers and the training they develop and provide. Fun team-building events and casual yet professional workplace. Free coffee.

    Cons

    This place is too positive for cons but glass door has a twenty word minimum so keep reading.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within, take a talent inventory of hidden skills of current employees.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Ordinary, but Stable"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Management Concepts (More than a year)

    Pros

    - For the most part the people who work here are genuinely good and kind.
    - Plenty of lifers who have worked here for 10-20 years, which is a good sign.
    - A culture where work/life balance is valued, although not sure what it's like for the executives.
    - Stable, established company that has managed the ups/downs of the fed. gov. budget.
    - Positioning itself to compete by recently creating a consulting arm of the company.

    Cons

    - Known as a cheap company. Mediocre salaries. Merit raises are small. No unique perks.
    - Primary clients are agencies within the federal government, which are dependable but boring.
    - Old internal hardware, most laptops look like they're from the 1990's. And weigh as much too.
    - Stale internal software, all old Microsoft programs. Timesheet website is terrible.
    - You'll use Xyleme if you're an instructional designer, which is not user-friendly.
    - For IDs, very little eLearning work. Very rare to work with Articulate/Captivate.
    - Most work is updating or redeveloping boring content for mixed-modality delivery.
    - Learning Development has been reorganizing for months and still dealing with growing pains.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to make this place a more attractive place to work. Currently, it's an ordinary company with an ordinary culture and ordinary work. Obsessing over billable project hours vs. overhead is bad for morale and makes people feel like corporate drones. Update the hardware and software. Continue hiring good, kind-hearted people who value a healthy work/life balance.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "The Changes are coming, some good some not so much..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Engagement Project Manager in Vienna, VA
    Former Employee - Client Engagement Project Manager in Vienna, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Management Concepts full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people, great place to learn. New systems mean you learn more. The group you work within has great camaraderie and typically your manager is interested in your development.

    Cons

    Management keeps changing the plan/direction for the company. No specific growth path for the employees. You're never sure if you're going to stuck in one position with anywhere to go.

    Advice to Management

    Update your hardware for your people as well as your internal processes and software. Give them options beyond the same position.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Database Administrator"

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    • 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
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Management Concepts full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great team afford if the projects go right direction..,!

    Cons

    Communication problem and don't take care of the contractor!

    Advice to Management

    N/A


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