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McKean Defense Group Reviews

Updated July 3, 2017
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  1. "Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at McKean Defense Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Schedule is flexible and good for families

    Cons

    They are not quick to hire you back if you leave for another opportunity.


  2. "Workforce Development/Manpower Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at McKean Defense Group full-time

    Pros

    Established Reputation; Excellent Benefits Package; Some Remote Work; Good work climate; Diverse workforce; Employee Owned; Offers meaningful work; Mature Leadership Team; Strong comradery; decent salaries; room for company growth

    Cons

    Promotion opportunities appear limited; decentralized work-sites produces different work cultures that sometimes leads to a degradation of clear communications; too many unchallenged assumptions that leaves workforce unclear on vision.

    Advice to Management

    Straight talk to the workforce. Way ahead needs to be less guarded and more clear to those expected to contribute to supporting the customer and growing the company.

  3. "Negotiate hard"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at McKean Defense Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's a good experience in the defense contracting business. The team that I worked with were fantastic and it really made it enjoyable to work with a younger crowd who are ambitious and embraced flexibility and changes. Flex time was enjoyable too

    Cons

    The biggest challenge are the promotions as the company is not clear with how much they are willing to promote each year and it makes no sense.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent with the employees and give us a head up if you may foresee any bumps along the road. The company has grown so big that you almost want to pull back and revisit what it was all about in the first place.


  4. "Great Company - Best Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Marine Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Marine Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at McKean Defense Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flex time scheduling, very open management, up on technology, everyone works from a laptop, Employee owned means you have a stake in what you do

    Cons

    It is a defense contractor and contracts come and go. Virtually everyone starts with 2 week vacation

    Advice to Management

    The only thing missing would be the option to buy additional time off.


  5. "Program Analyst"

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

    I have been working at McKean Defense Group full-time

    Pros

    Supportive management when you have an issue

    Cons

    off site can be tough

    Advice to Management

    more advancement opportunities


  6. "Great first job"

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    Former Employee - Program Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Program Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McKean Defense Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hired as a college grad with no experience and was taught a TON! The employees are pretty cool and the company had a lot of morale boosters: picnics in summertime, killer holiday parties, sports ticket giveaways, etc

    Cons

    Management is a little out of touch with the day to day operations. Tuition reimbursement is only approved if you're in "the in crowd". Salary isn't great in comparison to others in the industry.


  7. "Mckean"

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    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McKean Defense Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Great place to start and get your name known. Benefits are good, employee stock plan.

    Cons

    Management lacked. It was slow at times. There's no real formal training whatsoever. The pay could be better. Crowded office

  8. Helpful (1)

    "McKean Defense Group Review"

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    Current Employee - Life Cycle Manager in Portsmouth, VA
    Current Employee - Life Cycle Manager in Portsmouth, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at McKean Defense Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits.
    Set your own schedule.
    Competent and friendly coworkers and management.

    Cons

    No way to advance in your career within the company.This may be set to change in the near future, though.


  9. "Wait and see"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at McKean Defense Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flex-time, remote work options, stock as a benefit, opportunity to become a government employee

    Cons

    Weak mid-management, Employee owned concept unclear

    Advice to Management

    Look for better candidates for middle management


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Great people but terrible place to build a career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McKean Defense Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flex schedule is probably the best and only thing that comes to mind.
    Coworkers made working at McKean enjoyable.
    Jdd

    Cons

    No advancement potential. Low compensation. Lack of management from Managers. Company is more worried about winning contracts than taking care of employees. Yearly reviews are a joke. Don't ever expect more than 2-3% raise (if that) meanwhile the big wigs will get 5-10% yearly.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of employees and stop worrying about hiring the cheapest person. The turn over at the company is very high because no one advances and are giving more opportunities (because that means you would have to pay them more)


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