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Updated June 20, 2017
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Management Consulting & Research President Vincent J. Kiernan
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Sr Financial Analyst (Subject Matter Expert)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Bedford, MA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Bedford, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for! Benefits/Salary/Recognition/Communication/Training Opportunity all top notch!

    Cons

    None to speak of other than the fact that consulting contracts do have a time limit. Job security in that regard is not comforting.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "My Ideal Company (MCR Federal, LLC Review)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial/Cost Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Financial/Cost Analyst in Washington, DC

    I worked at Management Consulting & Research full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I have been with MCR Federal for 7 years, 4 months working as a Government Contractor (Financial/Cost Analyst) supporting the Federal Aviation Administration. The intangibles I appreciate about a company like that are great people, great leadership, a great organization with solid direction. The culture is outstandingly diverse and the environment is healthy. The leadership at MCR Federal believes in treating one another with trust and respect, adhering to the code of ethics and integrity, while upholding Company Core Values. The company also allows you the opportunity to grow and develop (putting you in the best possible position to achieve success) as it too, grow, develop, and expand. MCR has been providing services and building healthy relationships with its employees, Constituents, and Clients for over 35 years. The company also gives back to the community as well, which speaks volumes. It says to me, "We care about the people".

    Cons

    There aren't any downsides to MCR Federal. An area of improvement I would point out is to continue obtaining new contracts and expanding.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for your solid leadership. The job market needs more great leaders like you.

  3. "Senior Cost Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Vienna, VA
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Vienna, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Management Consulting & Research (More than a year)

    Pros

    Small company atmosphere while working onsite w/customers

    Cons

    Depending on contract, limited upward mobility


  4. Helpful (1)

    "MCR LLC"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Dayton, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Knowledgeable, outgoing local leadership; great sense of camaraderie and customer focus.

    Cons

    Middle management inconsistency and unwillingness to engage in programmatic work

    Advice to Management

    Understand what task leads are actually doing vs their stated job descriptions and how it affects the bottom line for the company


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Run by bankers"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Management Consulting & Research full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Small to medium-sized company, located in several geographical areas. Good benefits (not great), good telecommuting policy.

    Cons

    Generally poor management from the top down. MCR used to be well-known for the immense talent they once possessed, but now that talent has evaporated leaving very little in the way of expertise. Not a good place to go if you want to be the best at what you do.

    Advice to Management

    I cant advise management to turn back the clock, but that is just about what it would take to fix MCR. Mergers and acquisitions have not helped this company, but have only served to de-focus already poor management attention. Sr. Managers should stick to what they know best.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to work for, but affected by government budget cutting, slow career advancement"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Management Consulting & Research full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Slow career advancement, not always a clear horizon in terms of projects. Not a big budget for outside training or software.

    Advice to Management

    A bit disconnected from day-to-day activities, too busy doing business development and not enough attention paid to individuals and their development.


  7. "Dealing with the LPTA malaise"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Management Consulting & Research full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The leadership is very open. Compensation was fair and the company does walk the talk. Even when MCR lost my position, management did not automatically fire me.

    Cons

    Caught in the squeeze of low-priced technical acceptable. Sometimes middle management does not understand the client landscape. There seems to be a lack of business intelligence from the bid and proposal side.

    Advice to Management

    Provide a career path for the younger generation. Provide more training opportunities. Consider providing a rotation experience for bright stars in your company.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Started well - ended poorly"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Program Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Program Analyst in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Management Consulting & Research full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Worked at MCR for over 5 years - My first few years were great with strong leadership, good benefits. and provided strong opportunity and work/life balance and growth. Good up and coming company.

    Cons

    In the last few years, it went downhill quickly. Leadership changed and only cares about bottom line and provides no leadership - rarely shows initiative. Benefits have shrunk specifically 401K, and bonuses. No growth opportunities now and morale is very low.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of President and put someone in who knows what they are doing. Improve benefits and pay your employees appropriately and reward them.


  9. "Project Management at MCR!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Management Consulting & Research full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Small company, competing against more established larger small businesses. Wins over competition is very exciting! Excellent technical competencies, support of employee development and participation within the industry!

    Cons

    Job longevity driven by government budgets and funding. Competes in a government business segment which is very political.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Another Beltway bandit"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Analyst in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Program Analyst in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Management Consulting & Research full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Recognized name in the Defense Intelligence field
    A medium sized company with offices around the world

    Cons

    Typical Washington "beltway" company with a focus on attracting business and lesser focus on keeping good people.


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