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STOPSO Reviews

Updated May 3, 2017
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  1. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glen Burnie, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glen Burnie, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at STOPSO (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone in the company is really friendly and willing to help out with anything you may need help with.

    Cons

    I honestly don't have any cons to add.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Foot in the door"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Intelligence/Vulnerability Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Intelligence/Vulnerability Analyst in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    Good chance to get entry level experience. The people are generally OK to get along with on a personal level, at least in the entry positions.

    Cons

    High turnover. The pay and benefits are absolutely not competitive and don't reach industry averages in any entry or mid level positions. Very few opportunities to advance within the company unless you have friends or know somebody.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Intelligence Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Vienna, VA
    Current Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Vienna, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good contracts and interesting work, great entry level opportunities. Potential to develop your professional skillset (depending on what contract you are placed on).

    Cons

    Management lacks professionalism and experience. Seniority and company loyalty are not valued or rewarded. Pay is extremely low. No clear path for growth or leadership development. Low caliber employees hired due to low pay.

    Advice to Management

    Value the employees you have, listen to their needs and give them a clear structured way to meet their goals. Take care of employees who have put in time with the company first. Hire good management with experience and professionalism.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Solid Small Business"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place for self-starters. Flexible management. Many opportunities to work interesting projects. Has ambitious plans for the future. Decent health benefits.

    Cons

    Typical small company. Organization chart is unclear. Not a place for employees who need their hands held or what externally driven professional development.

    Advice to Management

    Think of creating a positive corporate culture. No real corporate culture.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Vienna, VA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Vienna, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at STOPSO full-time

    Pros

    Good first job for recent grads

    Cons

    There is no career advancement or growth, poor management style, toxic office dynamic, high turn over, favoritism, sexist and you don't feel like your own career goals matter to the management.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be more transparency between management and employees, without it there is constant threat of job loss and creates a toxic environment. They also need to create a better career path for recent grads and training opportunities that are available to everyone not just the people who are favored.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Knowledge Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Knowledge Manager in Humble, TX
    Former Employee - Knowledge Manager in Humble, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    New federal contractor in growth mode.

    Cons

    Internal camaraderie is suspect. Promise go unfulfilled.

    Advice to Management

    Live by what you say and not be unduly influenced by external forces.


  8. "Great Job; Vague Company Goals"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at STOPSO full-time

    Pros

    Team at HQ try their best to assist

    Cons

    Lack of leadership/mentoring from upper management


  9. "Good Experience"

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers, relaxed environment. Lots of exposure to a lot of their IT contracting opportunities

    Cons

    Work can get a little repetitive


  10. "ok"

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

    I worked at STOPSO full-time

    Pros

    decent pay with a lot of help from the higher-ups for advancement and solid workers to be by your side

    Cons

    lots of unexpected tasking and late shift at the end of work weeks made it difficult alltogether in the end

    Advice to Management

    definitely keep doing what they are doing though a surge in salary would help keep people in the pipeline


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Be Careful"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at STOPSO full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A stepping stone and foot in the door for some interesting work, and overall many employees are cooperative and likable.

    Cons

    Management not transparent with employees. Will replace employees behind their backs leaving them out of luck and stressed. Like many small businesses, Stopso lacks some clarity on company expectations and direction of the company. New COO is not liked by employees and will likely push employees away from the company. Company is disorganized and has favoritism. Can be a stepping stone for bigger and better things, but not somewhere you can stay long term. High turnover, and may become worse with difficult leadership. Gossipy and pettiness are not unheard of.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better to employees. More transparency about expectations and opportunities for advancement.


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