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Updated February 28, 2017
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  1. "Specialist"

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

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

    Pros

    Good people; Good company; promotes from within

    Cons

    Recently began to promote more from within now that there is an Ethics person in an Ops role. Noticed a big change

    Advice to Management

    Some managers don't have degrees and don't have experience in managing people. They now how to manage work only.


  2. "Job ease"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SOC part-time

    Pros

    Staff is very accommodating and very friendly

    Cons

    No cons for me right now


  3. "1 rear in review"

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

    I worked at SOC full-time

    Pros

    Leadership in my program was outstanding

    Cons

    One of the smaller companies.


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  5. "Nor Recommended"

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    Former Employee - Complex/Site Supervisor in Baghdad (Iraq)
    Former Employee - Complex/Site Supervisor in Baghdad (Iraq)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    If you REALLY need a job this company will pay you. Paychecks are always deposited on time.

    Cons

    NOT an employee friendly. They seek to take advantage of the employee any way and every way they can. Professionalism and expertise are not appreciated by this company. Leaders who encourage and support their subordinates are not promoted. They do not honor offer letters. It is a dog eat dog working environment.

    Advice to Management

    Look at your own surveys and change you operating model.


  6. "Guard/Sr Guard"

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

    Pros

    Good PR, good training, impartial decisions by Sr staff

    Cons

    Racial imbalance, nepotism, poor remuneration, poor rotation timetable

    Advice to Management

    Clean up the above get better


  7. "Don't do it"

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    Former Employee - Site Supervisor in Baghdad (Iraq)
    Former Employee - Site Supervisor in Baghdad (Iraq)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SOC (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great HR and training was seemingly up to date..

    Cons

    What they taught was much different than what was applicable at the U.S. Embassy in Iraq. Once arriving in Iraq there was zero turnover time to know the job well enough to be proficient at it causing immediate frustration and slow service to the members of the Department of State, which would inevitably cause complaining to your higher bosses. I had no time to learn the schedule of breaks for the guard force, payroll submission, coordinate weapons training or anything else. You just stumbled your way through it and if you asked for help in learning, then someone higher would get huffy and act as if you should have been there ten years or so. When I tried to explain the curriculum at the school as opposed to what's really in place on the ground they didn't want to hear it. Pay was also an issue, it was never certain at the time if you would get paid or not, Day and Zimmerman bankrolled these guys since it was a subsidiary of theirs to begin with and Day and Zimmerman had problems of their own. I eventually resigned and moved on to another organization in Kabul Afghanistan. I wouldn't bank that much has changed and no, I wouldn't work for them again. When I left I was so damn mad I couldn't see straight and I feel I was set for a fall because I was trying to tell them th Jags were going badly on certain venues, so it was easier to can me than address the problem....trust me they had a high turnover rate then, and if they still have any overseas contracts I bet they still do.

    Advice to Management

    You need someone on the ground in any foreign station sending you the latest and greatest infoe regarding how schedules and training are actually being done. Remember shoot, move, communicate? You communication needs to be open, and proactive, what you receive from the field needs to be passed to the trainers immediately not " I'll get to it when I get to it."


  8. "Startup culture makes things interesting"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has improved in many areas. The products are the foundation, along with the people who work so hard every day. The customers love the products and they get results.

    Cons

    This is a startup, things do change and it can be hard to adjust at times.

    Advice to Management

    Keep making Social Annex a great place to work!


  9. "God help you..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Vice President in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Chantilly, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SOC (More than a year)

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology services are offered through Specialists On Call. Capable physicians are a plus.

    Cons

    Management is completely disorganized and ever changing with minimal stability and security. NO loyalty to their hardworking and sacrificial employees AT ALL. Very unfortunate on many sides.


  10. "Munition Handler"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yerington, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yerington, NV
    Recommends

    I have been working at SOC (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Make pretty good money and the benefits are great.

    Cons

    It's all in who you know to get anywhere.

    Advice to Management

    Be a munition handler for a day and you'll appreciate your job better.


  11. "Joke"

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

    Pros

    Pay was on time most the time. The other companies you work with had cool people.

    Cons

    Where do I start. The on ground management is a JOKE. They are not competent at all. Favoritism plays a key role in management decisions and the worst part is headquarters doesn't care as long as the contract is fulfilled. (Only speaking about Baghdad contract)

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the management on ground in Baghdad.


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