Pros: great people
Cons: low pay, horrible management, under staffed, high turnover, no culture
Kastle Systems was my first career out of college. A recruiter called me one day and said he thought I would be a great match for the job. At first it was an exciting experience, as I have never worked in a corporate environment. Soon after a year or so, reality kicked in. I watched my peers disappear one by one as they were either fired, laid off or forced to leave because they couldn't take it anymore. Kastle is a top heavy company that under pays and under appreciates their workers. The company has a solid reputation in the DC area as a front runner in the security sector however the high turnover rate and common mistakes cause them to lose a large portion of their clientele, who usually choose to go to the competitors for lower prices and seek better service. The only department out of the whole organization that does not end up with the short end of the stick is the Sales Department. They pay their salesmen well and treat them as they can do no wrong. As long as they sell of course! Overall, Kastle is a great first job however, do not plan to stay long unless promoted to the sales department within a year. Otherwise, you'll be stuck in Client Services or Project Management for the rest of your life as your soul rots. Oh yeah and do not listen to anything upper management promises. Their stories and promises are misleading and full of deception. Corporate sharks at their finest!