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Monster Government Solutions Reviews

Updated 23 May 2018
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  1. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in McLean, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in McLean, VA (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Monster Government Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work Life balance and telework capabilities

    Cons

    overloaded - amount of projects exceed employees


  2. "Changing Times"

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    Former Employee - Global Account Executive in McLean, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Global Account Executive in McLean, VA (US)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Monster Government Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of resource and very competitive but good for entry level

    Cons

    Lack of leadership in management

    Advice to Management

    Listen to those on the front lines and become a resource to your customers

  3. "Great place to coast in career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Monster Government Solutions full-time

    Pros

    No stress, easy development tasks, lots of work life balance

    Cons

    small team, not much growth but few selected people. salary stayed same.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to grow developers


  4. "Don't bother"

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

    Pros

    sold to Randstad, good place to get experience.

    Cons

    management/hr very unprofessional and unfair

    Advice to Management

    leave


  5. "Overall good, but can't say stable"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Prague (Czech Republic)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Prague (Czech Republic)

    I worked at Monster Government Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good office, free hot beverages and milk, nice teambuildings and parties, after SCRUM was implemented here less overload on the developers and QAs - more calm development process. Good for junior and middle level positions.

    Cons

    Weak possibilities to grow after reaching senior positions, almost stable and sometimes outdated technology stack - means limited possibility to grow technically, sometimes strange higher management decisions which can cause high volume layoffs which in it's turn causes overloads on remaining staff and increasing risks on ongoing projects.


  6. "Need better management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stephenson, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stephenson, VA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Monster Government Solutions (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people were worth coming in for

    Cons

    The management was horrible and there is a lot of favortism

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the business


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Mixed Corporate Culture and Direction"

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    Former Employee - Technology Analyst in McLean, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Technology Analyst in McLean, VA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Monster Government Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary ok
    Benefits ok
    Taking time off when needed ok
    Friendly coworkers and staff

    Cons

    No career path discussions
    No real empowerment to staff
    Some favoritism from certain senior managers that led to a toxic environment or low morale at times
    need more mentorship to new employees
    need more training (example: Monster University)
    treated like children at times rather than professional adults
    need to follow best business practices

    Advice to Management

    Empower employees more, follow best business practices more, have a clear direction on future projects, prioritize new projects better, be honest with your teams, better resource management and certainly budget better as a company to give your employees annual raises when deserved

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Growing company with renewed direction"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Worklife balance, smart employees with industry knowledge

    Cons

    Length of time in bringing new and innovative products to market

    Advice to Management

    Create a succinct career plan for employees and provide valuable employee feedback


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Lucky in the Marketplace"

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

    I worked at Monster Government Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Generally better than average pay depending on the position
    Many good and talented people in all departments
    Ability to take care of personal issues without push-back, as long as the job gets done
    Benefits seem OK

    Cons

    Lack of go-to-market strategy, no real business model or at least can't be articulated, poor planning - very reactive, non-inclusive and marginal management, Peter Principle at work here, Best Practices? - haven't seen any, non-existent leadership, toxic environment where opposing opinions are not valued, some departments over-step their bounds creating unnecessary conflicts, groups of people required to make simple decisions, poor internal communications and complete dismissal of any of these issues by management.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are your most important customers, so provide them with full disclosure and trust them to do the work. Like any customer, they evangelize you or not - your choice. Ask questions and be prepared for the answers. Develop people skills and find good leaders. Replace executives and managers who don't cut it.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Not a good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Monster Government Solutions full-time

    Pros

    i don't have anything to add.

    Cons

    Poor leadership - the culture is “toxic” b/c leadership sets unrealistic goals, micromanages and is non-inclusive with regard to the day to day of running a business..

    Advice to Management

    do something useful....


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