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Soft Tech Consulting Reviews

Updated April 27, 2017
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  1. "Growing Small Business - Wonderful to work for"

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

    I have been working at Soft Tech Consulting full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Started as a software development and consulting firm that is growing and spreading its wings into other arenas with government contracting. CEO Christine Do is amazing. She is highly visible and takes a personal interest in each of her employees. The organization is pretty flat without middle management. You typically have a task lead and everyone else working on the task. This allows for visibility and accountability which is welcome from the bloat and lack of recognition often found working for the giants in this industry. Do a good job and you will be recognized for it at SoftTech.

    Cons

    Being a small company they don't have much leverage to offer great benefits, particularly in the healthcare side which is managed through ADP. However, the 401K 5% match and immediate vesting offered almost seems generous these days.

    Advice to Management

    As you continue to grow don't ever forget what made you so successful as a small business.

    Soft Tech Consulting Response

    Jun 21, 2017 – Branding, Marketing, Graphics, Social Media

    Thank you for your feedback, and for your excellent advice! We are proud of our streamlined staff structure, which helps us maintain a strong focus on our employees and customers.

    We will always... More


  2. "Overall Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Sterling, VA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Sterling, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Soft Tech Consulting (Less than a year)

    Pros

    friendly environment great work locations

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Soft Tech Consulting Response

    Jun 21, 2017 – Branding, Marketing, Graphics, Social Media

    Thank you for your feedback! At Soft Tech, we have a deep and sincere respect for our team, and are dedicated to providing our incredible staff a positive and supportive work environment.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Soft Tech Consulting Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter in Chantilly, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Soft Tech Consulting full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great small company feel where the CEO is highly involved in all facets of the corporation, be it the team members, customers, contracts and more. Excellent work/life balance. Flat organization with very little hierarchy so that all employees work hand in hand with each other as peers, not subordinates. Open door policy for concerns or issues. Seasonal events to bring everyone together. Continued corporate growth with new contract awards on long term contracts.

    Cons

    While having happy customers is critical to any corporation's success, sometimes it is ok to say no to specific position requests when the requirements/qualifications are not viable. In the long run, the customer may appreciate the transparency and refine requirements with realistic expectations to ensure win/win.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work with motivating team members and ensuring that the value add of each employee is recognized, appreciated and best utilized.


  4. "Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The CEO is very supportive. She works closely and taking care of her employees to make sure they are backed up at their on-site workplace.

    Cons

    Smaller in scale compared to other large consulting companies.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company and Team"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Soft Tech Consulting full-time

    Pros

    My colleagues at Soft Tech are some of the best people I've had the pleasure of working with. The CEO truly cares about the people who work here and makes a point to put effort into creating a supportive community. Management across the board maintains an open door policy and creates a work place where ideas and opinions are taken into account and valued.
    In addition, Soft Tech fosters an amazing work-life balance - you aren't just a worker here, you're a valued teammate and your life outside of work matters just as much.

    Cons

    Fostering the Soft Tech community can be challenging, given the typical woe of a contractor - holding projects across the region/country, meaning employees are spread out and often don't work face-to-face. To combat this challenge, Soft Tech headquarters has made a point to hold occasional company gatherings, which really do bring people together in a positive way to foster lasting relationships.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing! It's refreshing to be part of an organization that actually cares about the people who make it run.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Typical Contracting Headaches"

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Soft Tech Consulting full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Beat my Salary Requirement by 2k. Received a 1.5k raise. Allowed us to go into negative PTO during the 2014 Federal government sequestration.

    Cons

    Recruiter told me that I was being contracted for one year on a Muliyear contract that had just been renewed. First day on the job my Project Manager informed me that I was on a separate task order and was being contracted for two months at a time.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest and straightforward about the length of service on contracts. People are planning their lives around the length of contracts and also considering employment offers based on length of contracts, salaries, and benefits.

    Soft Tech Consulting Response

    Jul 21, 2015 – Technical Recruiter

    Thank you for your constructive feedback on Soft Tech’s recruiting efforts. We’re sorry to hear about any confusion or disappointment surrounding your experience. As a small business that focuses... More


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Keep your options open avoid working here if possible."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Despite the issues with HR I did get paid on time ..

    Cons

    The human resources department is unorganized .The overall management is unprofessional .

    If you are thinking about starting a contract with this company don't believe nothing they tell you about keeping you employed .

    Soft Tech Consulting Response

    Jul 21, 2015 – Technical Recruiter

    We are disappointed to hear that you felt you had a negative experience during your time working with Soft Tech. One of our top priorities is to make sure our employees are supported and welcome... More

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Fantastic CEO and Admin Staff"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Soft Tech Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Very efficient flat org structure at this growing Fed IT contracting firm so it makes for easy employee access to mgmt for meaningful communication with the folks who are decision makers. Supportive environment and the top mgmt, including (especially) the CEO have a real connection with those of us in the field on client sites. Very competitive salary structure.

    Cons

    Employee benefits are avg. at best and as a smaller company, when compared to the big Fed govt. consulting firms, Soft Tech has to limit any bench time between contract assignments. If you leave a contract site and nothing is quickly available, you're gone... as is the case at many such firms. Just fyi.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up efforts at the personal touch with clients and employees. Don't ever lose the personal touch with employees. It is rare and therefore priceless.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Great company, wonderful owner."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Soft Tech Consulting full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The owner really cares about the employees and the company is growing every year.

    Cons

    It is still a small company so no room for bench if a contract is cancelled or lost.