Akima, LLC Employee Reviews in United States

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DON'T waste your time!
Previous Employee (Former Employee) –  Herndon, VAMay 29, 2015
The proposal dept. is a joke. Company culture is non-existent and favoritism is alive and well. Things have changed drastically over the last two years and the changes are not positive. Co-workers in the proposal dept are shady and run to management for every little thing instead of communicating like adults. The staff consists of insecure/ unqualified individuals who complain more than they produce. I ended up leaving due to unethical practices and a lack of respect for management. Don't waste your time in this department--trust me “Unethical behavior will come to light eventually". Environment is very noisy and employees are not appreciated.
Pros
work life balance
Cons
unethical behavior, poor management, favoritism, phony/backstabbing co-workers
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hard working team and supportive manager
Undisclosed (Current Employee) –  Herndon, VAApril 17, 2015
This was a great company to work for. They were more like family than co-workers. I learned so much at this job not just my job skills, but how to interact with a variety of people at all levels within the company. I would still be there if it wasn't for the commute, which was 2-3 hours each way. I highly recommend this company.
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Small Business flexibility, Large Business Vibe
Confidential (Former Employee) –  Herndon, VAApril 1, 2015
Fast growing, lots of change over the past several years - have to be willing to work in a fluid environment but can be rewarding
Pros
Flexibility
Cons
Benefits
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Simple and trustworthy
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Fort Gordon, GAMarch 5, 2015
The most important thing I learned was how to handle any situation with more than one point of view and make decisions based on the best possible outcome for all involved. Learning how to make sound decisions is the best thing that could have happened for me.

Typical day consisted of file maintenance for personnel to ensure records were accurate for when personnel depart the location. Answering calls and contacting higher headquarters in regards to the next step for personnel moving on.

Co-workers were wonderful to work with, great personalities and always willing to help each other out.

Immediate supervisor was difficult to get along with in regards to personal matters. Worked on providing her with information that allowed the daily tasks to not be so stressful.

Most difficult part of this job was not being able to make decisions that were in the best interest of the personnel without going to the supervisor for approval.
Pros
new acquiantances and friends
Cons
micromanagement from supervisior
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Look at your other options
Former Employee (Former Employee) –  Herndon, VAMarch 11, 2014
Akima has talented people working for them; however, management does not know how to treat them. Almost non-existent communications, no employee meetings, functions and/or perks to show any sort of appreciation. The few and far between that are held, managers are rarely present. Management just cares about the bottom line and not their employees that help them get there.
Pros
lay offs are not common
Cons
communication and management
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the "good ole boy"system is alive and well
warehouse specialist (Former Employee) –  Ft. Knox, KyJanuary 20, 2014
The PM is unreasonable and a bully. The management team is ineffectual and caddy. Favoritism is obvious at every turn. Better qualified people aren't utilized in positions they earn because of lack of being in the inner circles of the organization at the work-site level. PS don't try implementing any common sense, if it wasn't managements idea its a bad idea...
Pros
consistent work hours
Cons
micro managed, belittled, under-estimated and under-appreciated
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Being an intern for Akima!
Project Coordinator Internship (Former Employee) –  Herndon, VANovember 15, 2013
A typical day at work would be training for anything and everything.
I've learned how to do invoices for contractors and subcontractors, i sat in some meetings to see how everything worked. my co-workers were very friendly, some of them were from home (alaska) because it is a Native Corporation, so it was nice to be able to be apart of it. the hardest part of the job was being away from my family. and the most enjoyable part was that they planned activities for us every weekend. we got to see all of the monuments in DC and got to ride the metro. We took a day trip to New York. the Summers are very beautiful.
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Run far, Run fast
Anonymous (Current Employee) –  Herndon, VANovember 6, 2013
With the merger and reorganization, leadership has become punative. It is embarrassing to sit on a call and listen to the leaders conduct themselves. They should all go back to some kind of training camp.
They use terms like "Heads will roll" Really? Nice way to build morale.
Pros
peers are dedicated and care about their products.
Cons
leadership is not trustworthy. lay offs occur nearly every week, while being told there are no more lay offs.
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Great place to work 5 years ago, merger with two ther companies killed all business and corporate culture.
Graphics and Marketing Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCOctober 10, 2013
Marketing for all 8 companies, proposal graphics and proposal production, supplies and library management.
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Pleasant work environment
Sr. Project Financial Control Manager (Current Employee) –  Herndon, VAApril 25, 2013
Company is quite laid back, but strong management skills and support. Cared for employees at all times.
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Sr. Contract Specialist (Current Employee) –  Charlotte, NCNovember 8, 2012
This is a good company to work for. People are friendly, it has been easy to get to know people here. It's friendly and professional as well.
Pros
positive co workers
Cons
none that i can think of
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3.3
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