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TrueTandem Reviews

Updated July 31, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Exciting opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at TrueTandem (More than a year)

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "The blind leading the blind..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at TrueTandem full-time

    Pros

    The company HAD a great, employee focused, culture prior to 2016-- resulting in roughly a 99% employee retention rate year to year.

    Cons

    In a move to take the company to the so called next level, the partners brought in an outside Strategic Planning consultant that was ABSOLUTELY CLUELESS about how to run a small, agile boutique consulting practice focused on Microsoft technologies. Soon after bringing in this so called consultant, the corporate culture began to shift from a decentralized / flat and employee-centric environment to something just short of miserable. TrueTandem, in the opinion of this former employee, has lost its way. What made the company a beacon for attracting the top Microsoft technical talent in the world is no more, thanks to the leadership following the advice of their strategic planning consultant and "the General" that they brought in to run day to day operations. You can't take a lean, employee-centric culture focused on developing its employees to be some of the best in the industry and turn it into a "command and control" environment that saps the creativity and autonomy that so attracted the top talent in the DC Metro area. TrueTandem was a very special place. It is far from that now, and one would be wise to steer clear of this shell of a once great company if you value your career. As things stand now, you cannot trust the leadership that is currently in place to properly shepherd your career. Just look at the massive flight of talent that has left the company, in spite of (legacy) average base salaries that exceeded industry averages.

    Advice to Management

    Google Daniel Pink's -- "The surprising truth about what motivates us", and look at this video. You'll recognize a lot of things that TrueTandem's leadership team USED TO DO... Sure, its understandable that you want to position the company to sell, but don't lose your soul doing so.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "They Keep Losing Good Employees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at TrueTandem full-time

    Pros

    Fair annual salaries and benefits package.

    Cons

    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!


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Company Culture is Changing"

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

    I worked at TrueTandem full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    New office space in Herndon, VA & great benefits.

    Cons

    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.


  5. "Senior QA Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Engineer in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Engineer in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at TrueTandem (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company, very agile
    Work from home

    Cons

    One needs to learn to optimize around resource constraints.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Anonymous"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.


  7. "Great culture, work/life balance, pay & benefits!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at TrueTandem full-time

    Pros

    Caring and attentive senior management
    Solid structure that meets all employees' needs through benefits, training opportunities, & career advancement
    401(K) matching
    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

    Cons

    Like most small business, still continuing to grow, very optimistic about the future here at TrueTandem