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Truestone Reviews

Updated May 9, 2017
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  1. "Great company!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Specialist in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Business Development Specialist in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful staff eager to teach a young Business Developer. Senior management listens to staff and seeks to implement recommendations at not only the Truestone level, but the Akima (parent-company) level as well. The company has culture; it supports its Shareholders through yearly dividends, fundraisers, auctions, etc. Company leadership has a tireless work ethic and seeks to maintain and reign in more business for the company.

    Cons

    A few tough market years (not the company's fault) but the company has been able to stave off downsizing through smart business tactics.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! Happy to have worked for Truestone and only see good things happening moving forward.


  2. "So so..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Truestone full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent tuition assistance program. The payroll team is really responsive and always willing to go above and beyond what's required.

    Cons

    Crappy medical and pto. Leave without pay can only be taken in 8 hour blocks....no exceptions even if you only need 10 minutes you are required to take a full 8 hours of unpaid leave. The recruiting staff are unresponsive and just forget about any attempts to refer a new employee it's a black hole.

    Advice to Management

    Try and survey the employees and include them in the decision making process before making changes to policies.

  3. "Great place"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Truestone full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Management goes out of their way to support employees. Great benefits. Flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Limited upward mobility. Raises at a minimum since sequestration.


  4. "Not the best I have worked for."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Truestone full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working with the customers that the company is hired by.

    Cons

    The company itself cares only about money. They don't care about their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your people


  5. "Obvious Lack of Leadership and Appreciation"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some of pros of working for Truestone:
    - Management is trying to steer the company in the right direction by developing a focus of what Truestone is to do as a business.
    - The company "attempts" to provide a work/life balance for their employees
    - People in the company can be friendly at times
    - There is some potential to make Truestone a much better place to work

    Cons

    Many downsides of working at Truestone:
    - It is glaringly obvious upper management does not have a clear focus for the company and often times blends their identity with it's "sister companies" under the parent corporation
    - Management obviously lacks leadership qualities and this is very problematic.
    - Too many people in key positions are not qualified to do their work and often times "delegate" their work to others resulting in poor quality of work
    - Lack of appreciation towards employees who bring hard work and value to the organization; it almost seems like management doesn't recognize talent nor does it seem like they know how to retain talent. It seems more like a "good ol' boys club" and if you're not "IN", then you're often times ignored; favoritism is a very big problem.
    - Benefits package overall can be improved, particularly, vacation or paid time off. Two weeks vacation and long hours makes their claim of providing work/life balance almost laughable.
    - It almost doesn't matter how talented or experienced you are...as long as you butter up management they'll think you're doing a great job.
    - Too many major changes and turnover of good, qualified people

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management:
    1. Provide clear leadership and direction by finding and retaining qualified people.
    2. Don't feel threatened by gifted, talented, and experienced employees who may not be in management but listen to their thoughts and perspectives; develop a better way to retain them.
    3. Develop a clear corporate identity apart from the other sister companies.
    4. Need to find qualified middle management who can bridge the gap between corporate and contracts; feedback I have often received is that employees on contracts feel very disconnected from the corporate main office.
    5. Please follow up on claims that are made, e.g. if Truestone values work/life balance then build that into the benefits package.


  6. "Good Place To Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Working Environment
    Solid Very knowledgeble Staff

    Cons

    Poor Management Communication at Times

    Advice to Management

    Take Time to Listen to Employees and Embrace Their Ideas.
    Closed Door Management Is not Good.