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SOSi Reviews

Updated September 14, 2017
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Julian Setian
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Pros
  • Some (but not all) teams and departments have great people (in 6 reviews)

  • Great salary, 401K and benefits (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • High Turnover because of middle mgt (in 5 reviews)

  • Senior management requests that employees post positive reviews to counter the accurate negative reviews on this site (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Airfield Operations Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation is extremely generous and nice

    Cons

    Lifestyle is a bit abnormal and different from US


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Human Resources"

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

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

    Pros

    Base compensation is competitive but bonus potential is not based on performance but rather whether or not a manager likes you that day.

    Cons

    Leadership does not value its employees and does not understand (nor provide) the necessary tools and resources for staff to succeed. They expect perfection and try to make you feel inferior when you fall short (in their eyes). It is nearly impossible to succeed which is why turnover in the Operations office in Reston is extremely high. The culture is brutal!

    Advice to Management

    Understand that the value of your business lies within your employees. If I could give less than 1 star for Overall Rating, Senior Management, Career Opportunities and Culture & Values I would.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Ignore those positive reviews"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SOSi full-time

    Pros

    Hard to think of one

    Cons

    Senior management requests that employees post positive reviews to counter the accurate negative reviews on this site.

    Advice to Management

    Earn your positive reviews and stop worrying about PR!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "contracts"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SOSi full-time

    Pros

    great knowledge, great people,

    Cons

    too busy to engage with employee's


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Run, Don't Walk Away."

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

    I have been working at SOSi full-time

    Pros

    Some (but not all) teams and departments have great people.

    Cons

    Middle to senior management have a terrible management style and scapegoats staff and line personnel when something goes wrong. Verbal abuse is not uncommon.
    Salaries below average, they low-bid contracts and then can't fill the positions.
    High turnover due to workload and senior management attitude..
    No communication to staff about organizational changes.

    Advice to Management

    Get your house in order, senior management needs oversight and serious re-training to rid them of unacceptable and illegal behaviors.
    Workload carried by staff is staggering. Do more than talk about work/life balance - implement it.


  6. "A great place to work for."

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    Current Employee - On-Call Supervisor in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - On-Call Supervisor in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SOSi part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You get in return what you put into the job.

    Cons

    In my opinion there are none.


  7. "SOSi is expanding there focus areas. Adding more science and intelligence related positions"

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Charlottesville, VA
    Current Employee - Scientist in Charlottesville, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SOSi full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Has a can-do attitude. Employees reside all over the world. Attempts to keep good image for customers and employees. Does charity events for a variety of causes.

    Cons

    Benefits package is subpar. Need to place more value on employees performing highly technical or niche positions. Management sometimes distant and unfamiliar with work being done.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Accountant in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SOSi (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Management only cares about their own bonuses, do not care about employees.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to own employees and listen to them what they have to say.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SOSi full-time

    Pros

    CEO is a true leader and leads by example. Thanks to all his hard work SOSI has grown and is where it is today
    - CEO (Julian Setian) always takes time to speak to every employee he sees regardless of their position
    - Seniors management have an open door policy to express concern/suggestions
    - The company owner and her family always work so hard and never stops working hard to lead by example and continue to help the company grow
    - competitive benefits package
    - great group of professional management and army veterans which makes this place a great place to work for

    Cons

    No major cons other than normal challenges a company in this sort of business would face.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, great people, great place to shine"

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

    Pros

    Mid-sized company that is family-owned so they have a vested interest in your success and they truly care about their employees. Very approachable at the top levels. Fewer approval layers so less red tape. Encouraged to think outside the box to work more effectively and efficiently. Employees, for the most part, all get along famously and are very helpful across the various departments/divisions. HR makes the effort to build and maintain employee morale. Good pay and benefits. Fast-paced work environment so not for the faint of heart but this is a government contracting company so you have to move at the client's pace and not yours. Interesting that a good number of former employees who complained the loudest, have either returned to the company or have attempted to return.

    Cons

    Some of the pros work against them. Because it's a mid-sized company, some positions don't offer room for growth since the number of jobs is limited - but just the nature of the beast. Encouraged to think outside the box but those not comfortable outside the box are usually those who also resist change and turn it into a negative. Fast-paced environment not for everyone.


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