Procurement Specialist (Current Employee) – Herndon, VA – September 17, 2015
It is important to state that Akima is a parent company of the company I work with which is Affigent. Akima owns Affigent. NANA owns Akima.
Affigent has a loosely based management structure with multiple sales personnel managing different contract vehicles depending upon what their primary customer uses (DoD, State Dept. etc.).
Affigent is a small business (50-75 employees) which moves very quickly. As a small business, cash flow is critical to ensure the credit line of such a small company. This means there is a lot of pressure on procurement and post ops as well to ensure adequate proof of delivery is attained.
Do not be fooled, this company does very well for itself, but sometimes at the cost of respect for coworkers.
Large amount of opportunity and building skills.
Come end of fiscal year in September - its a battlefield.
Previous Employee (Former Employee) – Herndon, VA – May 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.
Undisclosed (Current Employee) – Herndon, VA – April 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.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Fort Gordon, GA – March 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.
Former Employee (Former Employee) – Herndon, VA – March 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.
warehouse specialist (Former Employee) – Ft. Knox, Ky – January 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...
consistent work hours
micro managed, belittled, under-estimated and under-appreciated
Project Coordinator Internship (Former Employee) – Herndon, VA – November 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.
Anonymous (Current Employee) – Herndon, VA – November 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.
peers are dedicated and care about their products.
leadership is not trustworthy. lay offs occur nearly every week, while being told there are no more lay offs.