Engineer, Hanover, MD - January 16, 2014
This company of 65 hires engineers to contract them to the U.S. government and leases space from another company (COPT) / to customers. 25 of the 65 work at their headquarter facility on overhead (including the owner, his wife, his daughter, and the president in addition to IT, HR, recruiters, receptionists, etc.) and 40 work at remote U.S. government sites.
The owner and president are very nice; however, don't let that deceive you. In the short time that I worked there, I saw 10 people laid off, 5 people quit, and 5 people very unhappy with the type of work that they were being asked to do (different than what they were told they'd be doing). The layoffs occur discretely, unexpectedly, without reason (management is very hush), and - this is sickening - ProObject will try to avoid paying unemployment benefits.
I would not recommend this company to anyone that I know; however, if you do decide to work here, make sure that A) you have a position on a contract prior to your start date B) you already have the required credentials (e.g. FS) C) you are a nerd (lots of nerds to fit in with here!) and D) you plan to work at this company for at least 5 years. Otherwise, I recommend that you stay clear! And... if you are considering leasing space from ProObject, be prepared for unreliable A/C (thanks to COPT).