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  1. "If you can focus on the mission, this is a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The National Center for Telehealth and Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    T2 has a great mission and for employees who have positions that allow them to actually do some work, it's a fantastic job. Well paid, excellent work-life balance, easy to park, some fun co-workers. Nice to work someplace that helps people with PTSD. Good telework.

    Cons

    Some people who have been here for a long time seem to spend all their time complaining or talking about ancient history. When I can ignore that, I like it here. Most of the work spaces are shared, which sucks. However, most people try to be quiet (except for the complainers). If we could get rid of the guys who seem stuck in a middle school type of approach ("don't talk to her..." "Only trust that guy..."), then we would be golden.

    Advice to Management

    Come up with better systems to help us work better between contracts. Keep up the good work with the new telework policy, but let us do even more if our position doesn't actually need us there in person.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "The org could really be something but..."

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

    Pros

    The best part of this org is the flexible work hours and the ability to leave work at work.

    Cons

    Although I have experienced good relationships with many folks at T2, the underlining, deeply rooted, and judgmental characteristics of the psychologists has been disheartening. As a helping profession, I would have expected the psychologists to be inherently kind, thoughtful, engaged and, well, "helpful". But, instead I witnessed judgments against staff that were not psychologists, conceded overinflated beliefs about their selves, and rampant (and often supported) passive-aggressive behavior. The new folks in charge seem like the worst of the bunch when it comes to this and has become an example for other psychologists down stream to emulate. Competiveness, territorial behaviors, and personal agendas by many of the GS staff (psychologists and technologists) have eroded the very mission of T2--to help Service Members by providing technologies to help with psychological health concerns. Honestly, the technologists are no different and also exhibit passive-aggressive behaviors. Those that are in the middle of these cross fires are doomed to progress in their chosen field.

    Advice to Management

    Better engage with your staff and recognize their merits to the organization. Take a deep hard look at yourself and recognize your areas of personal and professional growth. Be intentional and kind to others that do not have (nor need) a PhD to be important or worthy. Your chosen career path is not the pinnacle others wish to obtain. You organization has many different professions that are essential for it to run. Stop putting the psychologists in multiple roles (product managers, SMEs, writers, researchers) has it muddies the waters and creates confusion.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "A nice place to work, if you can avoid the "us vs them" politics."

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance is nice, many very good people, the mission of the organization is admirable

    Cons

    There are some very nasty politics that take place in the middle management levels. Although there is some conflict between the different contracting agencies, the root problem is with some long term government employees. Silos, turf wars, throwing others under the bus ... quite common. It is a real drag if you become a target for these individuals and not a bad place to work otherwise.

    Advice to Management

    Shake it up, move all government middle management personnel to new positions in other areas, make them report to different division chielfs and make them develop their skill set and minimize their bad behaviors.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Okay place to work, depending on your supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The National Center for Telehealth and Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance (not expected to work overtime), interesting and smart people, fantastic mission, some very good products out there. Excellent compensation.

    Cons

    T2 is in a leadership transition, and will likely continue to be in transition for many months. This requires team to be flexible and adaptable. This can be very difficult. Also, due to changes in DoD, funding is limited at times which leads to fights over resources.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of supervisors who aren't pulling their weight or making T2 a better place.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "I agree with prior reviews..."

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

    Pros

    I am a highly-trained professional who formerly worked for T2. The organization has a great mission on paper. It attracts hard-working, highly skilled people with the promise of doing exciting and meaningful work. Good work schedule.

    Cons

    I want to affirm prior reviews. This organization lures good people with the promise of interesting, cutting-edge, meaningful work. Unfortunately, soon after joining the organization most of the good people experience a serious let-down when they realize the leadership is inept, uncaring, and ethically questionable. The culture fostered by the leadership emphasizes micromanagement, personal status and prestige, endless bureaucratic busywork, and general insterpersonal callousness and disrespect. Upon realizing this one week into the job I was initially depressed, then put all my efforts into finding a new job. Most of the good people at the organization who have the ability to leave follow a similar path, meaning that only the most narcassistic and incompetent (although bureaucratically adept) people tend to stay and advance into management. If you are a good person who cares about doing good work and feeling like you earned your salary at the end of the day, stay away!

    Advice to Management

    Seek new leadership. Bring in outside help to improve business practices and employee morale.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Governmental hierarchical BS at its worst."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A number of smart, engaging people who were drawn in by the promise of getting important work done.

    Cons

    Abysmal leadership. "In the bubble" perspective about the quantity, quality and importance of actual work produced by and for the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Make believe you are running a business, not a principality.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "T2 review"

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    Former Employee - Cost Analyst in Crystal City, VA
    Former Employee - Cost Analyst in Crystal City, VA
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at The National Center for Telehealth and Technology full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very interesting technology to assist our service men and women with disabilities

    Cons

    Technology improvement continues to be moving forward

    Advice to Management

    Take advantage of the contract support team that can move the technology forward

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Warning! Warning! Danger Will Robinson!"

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

    I worked at The National Center for Telehealth and Technology full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Entertainment value. On any given day, the interpersonal drama varies between a Shakespearean tragedy, comedy, or both!
    Good mission as others mentioned, but most people eventually become so cynical and disengaged from their jobs they don't care anymore and then eventually leave. There is a lot of potential in this company but it's sad they can't get their act together.

    Cons

    Unbelievably dysfunctional environment. If this were a movie plot, no one would believe it!
    Horrible government bureaucracy that consumes your job, saps morale, and creates constant barriers against actually doing any work. There is zero effort by leadership to reduce or mitigate bureaucracy.
    Petty little boy egos use employees as pawns to further their private agendas. These people would not survive outside of their enabling government jobs in the real world.
    Complete lack of leadership oversight to set up and maintain company ethics and employee relations.
    The dysfunction is allowed to rage on an on because senior leadership does not care. They are more concerned with publishing academic papers and going to conferences.
    Anyone looking to work here: see headline above. Ignore this warning at your peril!

    Advice to Management

    Employees are a companies greatest asset. Treat people like humans, not soldiers, listen to their feedback and actually make positive changes, and you might actually get motivated, committed, engaged employees.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Looks good on paper but you realize that is not the case when you get ther"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lewis, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lewis, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at The National Center for Telehealth and Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    T2 does attract a lot of good talent (but can't retain them), gets a lot of technology tools.

    Cons

    Very little is done to enhance the professional development or day to day life of the staff. Very few policies or procedures to help employees do their work or navigate through the complicated government system(s). Upper management not helpful/unknowledgeable/not well suited for leadership roles. Definite favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    If you treat your people like people instead of commodities you might reduce your turn over rate.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Soul-sucking"

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

    I worked at The National Center for Telehealth and Technology full-time

    Pros

    It will probably be shut down due to a complete lack of accountability and save us all some money.

    Cons

    This box is small. It is a business organization run by psychologists. Laughable. The level of competence on display would shame a special ed teacher. The level of ineptitude is only matched by the arrogance.

    Advice to Management

    Let managers manage and keep the psychologists in a hole somewhere. When an organic conversation about feelings breaks out they'll call, otherwise stick to your offices.


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