I worked at TrueTandem (More than a year)
Contracting firm that allowed me to work in a very exciting and fast moving government environment. They had great benefits and communication within the organization was good.
The only complaint that I had while employed at this company rested with the client I was working with. I don't have anything negative to say about True Tandem.
I worked at TrueTandem full-time
Fair annual salaries and benefits package.
Leadership team is not respectful of peoples time. They overwork their salaried employees. Asking the team to work a few extra hours to complete a project isn’t a big deal, but if they need to work a lot of extra hours as a general rule, then the company should hire another team member.
Advice to Management
Respect your employees time. Make it worth their while to work all the extra time, or they will walk. Get rid of the Strategic Planning Independent Consultant that is running your company into the ground. What new work have they brought to the company? They have done nothing positive for the company in the year that they have been there, and TT has lost so many great people in the process. Open up your eyes!
I worked at TrueTandem full-time (More than 3 years)
New office space in Herndon, VA & great benefits.
The two Partners have recently stepped back from leadership and the company is now run by Army General who has a command and control leadership style that is typical of former military. The Partners were originally leading the company with a respectful participative leadership style, which is needed in a high-tech environment. Over the course of the last 6 months the company has changes tremendously. Majority of the leadership team has left the company to include most of the VP's, Program Managers, and HR Director. They have been replaced by mostly white males with your typical military background - people that the General can relate to. TrueTandem was once a great diverse company to work for, but the General does not understand that you cannot lead the high-tech industry like you lead the troops. The people that work in this industry are professional and skilled workers who are a hot commodity. If you treat them badly, they will go elsewhere.
Advice to Management
You will fail in the high technology industry with a military-focused leader like the General. You need someone with both a private and public sector background that can work with professionals and trust them to do the jobs they were hired for. The Partners have lost focus of the original company culture that made TrueTandem so great in the past.
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I worked at TrueTandem (Less than a year)
Great company, very agile
Work from home
One needs to learn to optimize around resource constraints.
I have been working at TrueTandem full-time (More than a year)
Good benefits, no micromanagement - they respect people enough to let them do the job they are paid for, decent pay, annual bonuses, generous leadership, work/life balance, company events are well done and fun, attentive HR department.
Very sales-centric focusing mainly on profitability at all costs. The executive leaders are all sales types. Its a mans world at this company. Not very many opportunities for advancement. Pay increases are not given annually.
Advice to Management
Build annual pay increases into budgets. Focus on management diversity. Promote from within before hiring outside the company.
I have been working at TrueTandem full-time
Caring and attentive senior management
Solid structure that meets all employees' needs through benefits, training opportunities, & career advancement
Strong appreciation of talented and hard-working employees
Exceptional benefits provided to employees - company paid cell phone; 401(k) Plan with matching; generous medical/insurance benefits; & parking/metro reimbursement, pet insurance, etc.
No micromanagement, you have tons of flexibility to get your work done with the resources you need
Like most small business, still continuing to grow, very optimistic about the future here at TrueTandem
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