Account Director (Former Employee) – National Harbor, MD – February 17, 2014
In the public affairs space, work/life balance is always difficult to maintain but DDC Advocacy makes it unnecessarily so. The work expectations between campaign staff, account staff, and technology are so pronounced that morale suffers. CYA culture leads to inefficiency and loss of talent.
Management is a mixed bag. Some managers and executives are excellent.
National Harbor location and lack of work/life balance.
N/A (Former Employee) – DC area – December 14, 2012
DDC Advocacy's products and services are leaders in the marketplace. There are always interesting projects and campaigns going on. The culture makes for a positive environment. However, the National Harbor location isn't exactly a plus. It isn't located near any convenient Metro stations or other public transportation options, and it isn't in the most appealing place in PG County. Most employees would prefer something similar to the DC location or at least an urbanized suburb like Arlington. Turnover with the business development team is also higher relative to other areas of the company - this is the only department I would advise against working in.
positive culture, excellent benefits and compensation, interesting work.
Sales Executive (Former Employee) – National Harbor, MD – February 27, 2012
There isn't a clear focus within middle and C-level management. They go after any business comes their way, even if its not in their wheel-house. Hard to determine what their core competencies are. Management has no connection whatsoever to its employees, their names, who they are, how hard they work, what they want, etc.
competitive pay and benefits
inept management, lack of focus/identity, depressing culture