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Updated July 13, 2017
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  1. "work in usc"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UCS full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It is beautiful and nice place to work.

    Cons

    The traffics is busy sometimes, which causes some issues.


  2. "A terrible company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at UCS full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good salary. Good people. Terrible customer (FinCEN).

    Cons

    Management would not back employee.

    Advice to Management

    Quit

  3. "Business Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team to work with. Everyone is positive and a focused to give the best products to our clients.

    Cons

    The fringe benefit package is not the greatest but it is very competitive for a company with 250 employees.


  4. "Great people, great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at UCS (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have been with UCS almost 5 years and as a consulting company, our people are our business! And I must say it is one of the great things I enjoy about coming to work. From top to bottom we have a professional but fun group of employees and a work environment that genuinely cares about each other. The work can be stressful at times but we all work together as a team and get things done. Our senior management team seems to also always be trying to see what they can do to make things better for us and provide the tools we need to succeed.

    Cons

    There are some growing pains which most good companies go through that can slow down the company as it tries to deal with expansion. There is also a bit of micromanagement as we grow.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing, continue to give employees opportunity to grow, be supportive, but not micro manage. Recognize and reward the best performers for all the good work they do.


  5. "Instructional Designer"

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    Former Employee - Instructional Systems Designer in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Instructional Systems Designer in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at UCS (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good experience to get started in the government contracting world.

    Cons

    Limited career growth. Not a meritocracy.


  6. "Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for! Excellent Benefits, Pay and Experience!

    Cons

    There are no cons. I was very satisfied working for this company

    Advice to Management

    Hire more!


  7. "TBI SME"

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    Former Employee - TBI SME in Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - TBI SME in Falls Church, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UCS full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great experience and opportunity to work with military medicine teams involved in PH and TBI

    Cons

    The PD is written vaguely; thus leaving much room for various interpretation. TBI topics only consumed half my work day divided with program and project representation unrelated to TBI.

    Advice to Management

    Clearly write PDs to reflect employees expectations and improve written professional growth widgets for advancement from the SME level.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "My first job!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Falls Church, VA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Falls Church, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I graduated from a reputed University about 2 years ago. Based on my education the company hired me. Over the last two years I have been trained in technology, project management, and consulting. Now, I have confidence that I can do really well. Thanks to Universal Consulting.

    Cons

    Though there is no structured training program I learned about all aspects of the consulting business on the job.

    Advice to Management

    We want to hear more from you.


  9. "Makes me feel like family!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great salary, parties, benefits, career opportunities, amazing office, open minded owner.

    Cons

    Might get a bit un-orginized.

    Advice to Management

    Bring summer picnics back


  10. "Decent company - horrible leadership"

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    Former Employee - Former Employee in Frederick, MD
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Frederick, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    UCS has a lot of great employees who work hard. Compared with other companies the salary and benefits are pretty good. Great positions for people entering the workforce.

    Cons

    Promotion potential is horrible. The people that are promoted to managerial roles are a joke. They are the same people who come into the office late and leave early. They are not respected by their peers but are chosen based on their personal relationships with senior management. I saw too many hard working individuals that had more qualifications passed up for a manager role. I had to go elsewhere in order to reach my real potential.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the qualified individuals you have working for you and put them in a position of leadership or they too will leave as the rest of us have.


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