Pros: huge learning environment with opportunities to grow at every turn.
Cons: it was sold after the owner died.
SHERIKON was an 8(a) company that graduated 8(a) status with several million dollars of revenue. We were a government contractor with sites all over the US. When I first started there were only 200 people, when the company was sold to Anteon (now General Dynamics), there were over 1,000.
My boss was also my mentor. I leaned about RFPs, SOWs, the FAR and all that goes into government contracting. We provided training to all our site on running their contracts and finding follow on work with each of the agencies we worked with.