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Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc Reviews

Updated November 18, 2016
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William Vantine
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Pros
  • The company seemed to offer a very good benefits package and offer a strong work/life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Great people, great benefits and important work (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • No specific upward mobility path (in 5 reviews)

  • The greatest challenge to working in this environment is how much former military are valued over other employees (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - End User Support in Woodbridge, VA
    Former Employee - End User Support in Woodbridge, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Family oriented company
    Good Pay
    Great benefits
    Some of the most interesting people you will ever meet

    Cons

    Very conservative culture (but this seems like is is changing)

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  2. "A people company"

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

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits and important work. I am always challenged and provided with an opportunity to advance and grow in my role.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  3. "Amazing!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There was amazing mentorship throughout my team. Everyone was really supportive.

    Cons

    Nothing really. Some of the mandatory sessions were tedious


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  5. "Stuck in a rut"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Analyst in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Program Analyst in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc full-time

    Pros

    Old fashioned company with traditional benefits and stable work

    Cons

    No upward mobility, aging leadership that does not know how to connect with younger work force

    Advice to Management

    Thin the grey hairs at the top, make company more transparent


  6. "Okay"

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    Former Employee - Associate Operations Research Analyst
    Former Employee - Associate Operations Research Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to start career, gain experience

    Cons

    Highly specialized domain (can be a pro depends on your career goals), career advancement opportunity not entirely clear


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company - Tough market, advancement"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Leander, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Leander, TX
    Recommends

    I have been working at Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people and they treat you like an adult. You're given freedom to do your work and aren't micromanaged in that process. Hours are as flexible as this type of work permits. Benefits are extremely good.

    Cons

    Presence of stovepipes and protected turf. Career advancement is not clearly defined (if that is is a goal) and may be tough to advance in some divisions if not retired or former military. Tough market because of reliance on government contracts (ie government doesn't always operate consistently).

    Advice to Management

    Promote better communications and coordination between the divisions and groups to more fully utilize corporate talent


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company, Great People, Cloudy Future"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Operations Research Analyst in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Operations Research Analyst in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Important mission, challenging work, high quality employees, strong ethics, good benefits and good work environment

    Cons

    Declining revenues in a very competitive market, increasing attrition, little upward mobility, some complacent leadership, no evident strategy to compete and grow. Not much diversity. Not much communication from leaders on where the company is going.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what you want the company to be, make a plan, and tell us what we need to do to get there.


  9. "Operations Research Analyst <1yr"

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

    Pros

    Interesting work, Good people, Senior employees very willing to help out juniors during the first few months, Excellent benefits, Tuition assistance offered to full-time and part-time students

    Cons

    Room for growth within company is limited for those without military experience, Not much opportunity to expand out of one's skill set


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Financial Analyst"

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

    I worked at Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Family atmosphere, flexible supervisors, small company feel.

    Cons

    Dominated by male veterans. Little understanding for working women and their unique needs. Salaries for junior personnel are low in comparison to industry peers.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring SMEs and give your junior people a chance to take on additional responsibilities.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Good work, good people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Research Analyst in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Operations Research Analyst in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Many different projects and tasks, so no single job description. Relatively quick-paced environment. Give young/new people many opportunities to challenge themselves (technically and management-wise).

    Cons

    PMs and middle management are extremely busy and communication with the lower-down staff (i.e. entry level analysts and programmers) is based on their availability, which can be difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Appoint someone on the project team to "mentor" or otherwise orient the new people. I've been lucky enough to have advocates on my current project teams, who have helped me stand out and get recognized, but not everyone is able to reach out to their colleagues in that manner.



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