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SDSE Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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  1. "Employed for 3 years"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SDSE (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Diverse work force, fair and easy to talk to managers

    Cons

    poor benefits, relaxed management style, few opportunities for upward mobility


  2. "How to ruin a government contract"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SDSE full-time

    Pros

    Finally getting our back wages after an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor - Wage and Hour Division

    Cons

    SDSE Management, Mission, Vision, and Values Failed


  3. "Took money from NASA. Never paid employees mandated backpay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    No pro's at all whatsover

    Cons

    Poor management. DOL mandated that SDSE to pay employees OT backpay. Issues 100k check and took the money.

    Advice to Management

    Pay NRESS employees OT backpay.


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  5. "Terrible"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SDSE full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It's a job when many are unemployed. That is about all of the Pros other than the pay being decent for my area.

    Cons

    Absent management and ownership is too busy harassing any woman that work here. Paychecks were late at times and the HR company that they outsourced to wasn't any better than the inefficient team they hired originally.

    Advice to Management

    Be more present and know what is going on. Be open with the employees about the status of the company.


  6. "Gov Contract Employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SDSE full-time

    Pros

    It was pretty easy to stay in contact with leadership, supported team and tried new programs to optimize work.

    Cons

    Late paychecks, weak leadership at the top that had no follow through.

    Advice to Management

    Revise senior leadership, spend more time getting input from on the ground folks.


  7. "Not recommended"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very friendly, likes to party.

    Cons

    Only takes care of their managers who party with them. Takes the word of the managers over the employees instead of being fair and hearing both sides of the story.

    Advice to Management

    Get professional and take care of your employees as well as your managers


  8. "Great while Government Contract is strong."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Golden, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Golden, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible Work Life Balance.
    Generous compensation when available.
    Tried to provide detailed communication to employees.
    Encouraged process improvement.

    Cons

    Government Contract = No job security.
    Spent more time focusing on new opportunities, when should have been focusing on current employees.

    Advice to Management

    Work to negotiate government contracts that are more beneficial to staff and employees. Provide more growth opportunities to contract employees.


  9. "Experience will depend on which contract you work under."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule and good work/life balance.

    Cons

    The company focused on business development so much that they neglected operations and keeping the business they already had.

    Advice to Management

    Emphasize keeping the contracts you win instead of only looking for new business.


  10. "Has potential, but falls short every time..."

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work-life balance was good.
    You meet new faces everyday, customers are friendly and thoughtful.

    Cons

    Promotions or any upward mobility in this company is non-existent.
    management issues, communication between managers were abysmal, making simple task like asking for days off a tedious task.
    Too much favoritism between managers and certain employees.
    Punishes you for co-workers' failings.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees.


  11. "Growing Company that is Meeting the Challenges"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SDSE full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people who work at SDSE from Senior Management to the individuals on the front lines supporting the customers are great people, the environment keeps changing in the right direction. The company is taking the needed steps to ensure success, they are hiring new people which is providing new insight to help make it to the next level. The work / life balance is there as long as the job is done. Proposals are going out the door, so you can see that they are keeping the growth of the company in mind.

    Cons

    As with most company's these days the benefits can be expensive. However, SDSE is exploring options to make this better. SDSE could do a better job providing training to off-site employees.

    Advice to Management

    Consider more training opportunities and have more corporate events so that we can meet other company employees.



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