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Updated May 23, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    "Great All Around!"

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

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

    Pros

    Everyone is so nice, welcoming, and helpful. It was so refreshing to start at a contracting company that does so much for their employees, even the ones who aren't sitting in Head Quarters!

    The benefits are wonderful and HR makes sure you are getting the best deal every time you have to renew.

    Upper management is great as well. They take the time to get to know all their employees and what their day to day job consists of out in the field. They make sure their employees are a good fit for their contracting company and are always willing to help any way they can.

    Cons

    I honestly cannot think of any cons of working for XLA.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

    XLA Response

    Mar 9, 2017 – Talent Acquisition Manager

    Thank you for your comments. XLA management truly values your feedback!


  2. "Senior Acquisition and Assistance Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    XLA is one of the best consulting company in DMV area. It provides professional quality services to its clients. It is growing company and recently won a good contract with USAID. Proud to be working for this company.

    Cons

    Have not seen a major con yet.

    Advice to Management

    Include more staff in writing proposals to bring diverse experience.

    XLA Response

    Mar 9, 2017 – Talent Acquisition Manager

    Thank you for your comments. XLA management truly values your feedback!

  3. "DEA----Nice Pay, Horrible Environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

    I worked at XLA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is decent and comparable to other contracting companies in the area. XLA is a great company. BUT!

    Cons

    Government employees at the DEA, specifically the Unit Chiefs on the 8th floor are the most unprofessional set of managers ever. Not only do they lack management skills but they lack basic knowledge skills of the ins and outs of the operation. I guess it is who you know and not what you know here at the DEA. Needless to say, they are hard on contractors and do not treat them as their equal here.

    XLA Response

    Apr 4, 2017 – Talent Acquisition Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to write a post on Glassdoor. We are disappointed to hear you did not have the most pleasant experience onsite. XLA takes our role as government contractors seriously ... More


  4. "Program Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Program Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at XLA (More than a year)

    Pros

    HR is very good and helpful.

    Cons

    Transportation is not covered as part of benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more into this field as it is growing rapidly.

    XLA Response

    Dec 28, 2016 – Talent Acquisition Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. XLA appreciates and values your input!


  5. "Senior Organizational Admin Support Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Snore Organizational Support Specialist (Team Lead) in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Snore Organizational Support Specialist (Team Lead) in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at XLA (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Communication from Top Level management down to lower level employees was good

    Cons

    Lack of support in finding other positions for contract workers who positions was eliminated

    Advice to Management

    Meet with employees and discuss status of contract timeframes

    XLA Response

    Dec 28, 2016 – Talent Acquisition Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We sincerely wish that XLA was a better fit for you and we appreciate your feedback. Unfortunately, not all experiences are positive and we are taking ... More


  6. "Work at XLA over 7 years."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at XLA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay is decent. Not too low, but not extremely high. Sometimes an annual bonus. Everyone is very professional, but pleasant to work with in the company.

    Cons

    Annual raises are not up to standards (2 out of 3 years not even meeting the 2% cost of living increase).

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees as much as you value yourself. Show your long-time employees that you appreciate their loyalty and hard work.

    XLA Response

    Dec 28, 2016 – Talent Acquisition Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. XLA sincerely appreciates and values your input.


  7. "XLA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Administrative in Vienna, VA
    Current Employee - Administrative in Vienna, VA

    I have been working at XLA (Less than a year)

    Pros

    this is a decent company

    Cons

    no job security or longevity if not at corporate

    XLA Response

    Dec 28, 2016 – Talent Acquisition Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. XLA sincerely appreciates and values your input.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "I liked working at XLA --"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Still small enough to know most everyone. Very good HR. I enjoyed working for Lloyd, don't know the new guy. My Federal Government customer was great to work for. I enjoyed the volunteer work they afforded me. Overall, very satisfying work experience.

    Cons

    Small business growing pains. Limited career development opportunities. Change in leadership. Limited to position on Federal contract.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on Business Development and strong field-team engagement.

    XLA Response

    Dec 28, 2016 – Talent Acquisition Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. XLA sincerely appreciates and values your input.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Contract Speciaist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contract Specialist in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Contract Specialist in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at XLA (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Location, benefits, reasonable salary, reasonable PTO

    Cons

    Difficult commute, limited health benefit choices

    Advice to Management

    greater support for on-site employees.

    XLA Response

    Dec 28, 2016 – Talent Acquisition Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. XLA sincerely appreciates and values your input.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company, Needs Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contract Specialist in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Contract Specialist in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at XLA full-time

    Pros

    Human Resources Department is excellent, benefits package and 401K are solid and competitive, and the employees are generally of high caliber, both in terms of education, skill sets and personality, and professionalism. Strong relationships can be formed here. Their recruiters do a great job and the company provides reimbursement for education and continued learning and training opportunities as well, for those who seek it. They also will give preference to deserving employees on promoting or moving them on up to other contracts as needed or upon request, when doable.

    Cons

    There is a often a disconnect between upper management and the employees since most employees work as service contractors on-site with the clients (mostly federal government agencies.) Efforts might be being made to correct this. Because of the absence or poor relationship management seems to have had with clients, employees are being treated poorly. Additionally, or subsequently, there is very low morale and many also feel underutilized and not justly compensated for qualifications they have and work they were hired to do.

    Advice to Management

    It's time to recognize that you have the negotiating power and can provide realistic presentations to the clients in order to arrive at a solution and slow or stop the recent high attrition rate the company is seeing on several of its best contracts. A start would be to get to know your employees, what they are doing on-site, how they are being treated, how they feel, and get an up-to-date look at the market and what the service you and they are providing is worth, because it is a lot.

    XLA Response

    Dec 28, 2016 – Talent Acquisition Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. XLA sincerely appreciates and values your input.


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