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Updated April 24, 2017
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  1. "I love this company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Independent Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Contractor - Independent Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VETS as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    This company, owned by a service-disabled veteran, understands the needs to balance work and life. They are not only willing, but actively encourage, teleworking and flexible schedules. They are amazing with their "forward-thinking" approach to both management and projects and they let you take on whatever additional tasks you want to do and support you doing just that.

    Cons

    Because they are a relatively small firm, the work is occasionally a little thin on the ground. They are a government contractor so they can only offer work for which they win the contracts.


  2. "Worst Company I have worked for for the past 4 years. I'm leaving as soon as I can find another job!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is nothing positive to say about this company!

    Cons

    No support from Management.
    Low Salary.
    No raises, except to a few favorites each year.
    No holiday party. No Team Building.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees a real salary and give recognition and raises to everyone, not just a select few.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Too Small to Grow"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Management in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business

    Cons

    Management is filled with yes Men & Women. Lack of any attempt to use current business best pratices.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house, re-think your business strategy.

    VETS Response

    Mar 4, 2016 – VP, Recruiting

    At VETS we take employee comments very seriously. We will look into way to address your concerns so we can continue moving forward as a successful company. We appreciate your continued support and ... More


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  5. "The company was great to work for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Washington, DC

    I worked at VETS full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You can grow with this company

    Cons

    I have no cons with this company

    Advice to Management

    The contract ended with the VA

    VETS Response

    Mar 4, 2016 – VP, Recruiting

    We appreciate all of your support and are sorry that the contract ended. Please continue to review the VETS website for current opportunities. We would love for you come back to the company and grow ... More


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Good Company if You are close to Corporate Office"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Operator in Fairview Heights, IL
    Current Employee - Systems Operator in Fairview Heights, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pay is decent and benefits are above average.

    Cons

    If you do not work at or close to their corporate office, forget the support you will need to advance your career. Management does not have a clue what I do or how well I do it. I feel very underappreciated and undervalued.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees no matter where their work location may be. VP, don't make promises to employees you had no intention of keeping in the beginning.

    VETS Response

    May 31, 2013 – VP, Recruiting

    VETS, Inc., prides itself on being a company that respects its employees and provides the necessary support to succeed and grow along with the company. The company has grown exponentially in the ... More


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Growing company with no value for retention of competent employees"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Competitive Salary in the job market

    Cons

    Poor Management
    Weak internal communication
    No value for retention of competent employees
    No perks to employees
    No welfare policies for employees
    Absence of life-work balance

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the morale of your employees. They are the backbone of your corporate objectives and business growth.

    VETS Response

    May 31, 2013 – VP, Recruiting

    VETS, Inc., prides itself on being a company that respects its employees and provides the necessary support to succeed and grow along with the company. The company has grown exponentially in the ... More


  8. "OK"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The job could be better.

    Cons

    I would love a much shorter commute.

    VETS Response

    Mar 4, 2016 – VP, Recruiting

    We understand that work-life balance is very important and as a company we strive to do what we can to help our employees. We encourage you to look at open position within the company which may ... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Pretty damn good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Systems Administrator
    Current Employee - Lead Systems Administrator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They do not mess with you too much. Just get the job done. HR will help you as much as they are able.

    Cons

    You are on your own. Crappy benefits, no HR to speak of. I do not have any other complaints. These are not bad anyway.

    EDIT: When HR issues arise, they DO support you as much as they can, given the constraints they have to work with. I do recommend this organization.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on Rockin.

    VETS Response

    Mar 4, 2016 – VP, Recruiting

    We appreciate your continued support! Know you can always contact your manager or various departments within the company (HR, security, payroll, etc.) should you have any questions or concerns. We ... More


  10. "Not a "People" Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Curriculum Designer
    Former Employee - Curriculum Designer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive Pay, Good Coworkers. The people I worked with were all very nice and well qualified for their jobs, our direct supervisor was good, the company culture as a whole is the problem.

    Cons

    VETs does not care people, don't treat employees with respect. I was on a VETS contract with the federal government, which was cancelled with very little notice. VETs notified all the employees the contract was being cancelled and did not even bother to meet with any of us to try and help place us in a new position. An in-person, one-on-one meeting with VETs management would have softened the blow.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that you are working with people who have feelings and families depending on us. Treat your employees with respect.

    VETS Response

    Nov 5, 2015 – VP, Recruiting

    VETS, Inc., prides itself on being both a customer- and an employee-focused company. Unfortunately in this particular situation VETS was notified by the client with very little notice that funding ... More


  11. "No respect or care for the employee - BEWARE!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Curriculum Developer
    Current Employee - Curriculum Developer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good co-workers. First-line management is good. As a CD with VETS I thought they cared, right up to the point where we all got terminated. Then their true colors emerged.

    Cons

    When the contract was terminated, VETS basically kicked us all to the curb. No help in finding us new positions, no severance, no healthcare (beyond what they had to do by law).
    Basically we were treated like used equipment - disposable.

    Advice to Management

    Start to respect and care. If you treat your employees like you have, and show no care for us at all, you will have a hard time getting good employees. But then, maybe you don't care about that either - only that you can bill?
    Remember, your reputation is one of they key things you have and when you loose that.....

    A little bit of care and concern DEMONSTRATED will go a long way to ease the sting of being terminated.

    VETS Response

    Nov 5, 2015 – VP, Recruiting

    VETS, Inc., prides itself on being both a customer- and an employee-focused company. Unfortunately in this particular situation VETS was notified by the client with very little notice that funding ... More