Business Growth over Employee Growth and Professional Development
Pr. Information Systems Security Engineer (ISSE) (Former Employee) – Annapolis Junction, MD – June 14, 2015
The story of a job placement company trying to be a defense contractor. All staff meetings were to tell employees about acquisitions and plans for company revenue growth. Only discussion of employee success was due to a project team's efforts prior to their previous company being acquired.
This was a very fun and enjoyable place to work. I learned a lot and was challenged each and every day.
Receptionist, then Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Virginia Beach, VA 23452 – January 18, 2015
It was fun and enjoyable working at Sotera Defense Solutions. I only left after being laid off due to the absence in government contracts. I was fortunate enough to work there for almost four (4) years.
I enjoyed being the Travel Coordinator for the senior software engineers and corporate employees.
loved working with dod, senior software engineers and corporate employees of sotera defense solutions
it was difficult wondering from year to year if the contracts would be there.
Business analyst (Former Employee) – McLean Virginia – July 23, 2014
I enjoyed the team I have worked with and the atmosphere of work which allowed for thought and innovation and encourage team participation and a since of family. The contract ended due to government cuts.
Payroll (Former Employee) – Frederick, Maryland – January 2, 2014
Sotera is owned by another investment group who has no history in this field and it shows. Administration where I worked was stressed and understaffed. Speed was the number one objective and the word "quality" always took a back seat. That may be the normal at most places of work however. This appears to be a very stressed company financially at this point. Please keep that in mind before you accept a job there. The employees that I worked with were very nice people but they had been asked to give up too much family life to be happy.
The company was one of the better companies that I have worked for.
Intelligence Analyst (Former Employee) – DHS (D.C.), DIA (Reston) – December 10, 2013
I enjoyed working for the company. I received respectable pay, and enjoyed some company perks (ie. box seats at the Verizon Center). I would have loved to have continued working for the company, however major contract adjustments were made, thus not allowing me, and many others to continue to do so.
good communication, except during contract negotiations. mobility.
started to lose some benefits (pto, holidays, healthcare costs)
Training Coordinator (Current Employee) – Washington DC Metro Area – November 21, 2013
Sotera Defense Solutions has afforded me several advancement opputunities since I started with them in 2007. They are a very personable company where you don't feel like just a number, but you are part of a team and a large family.
All Source Intelligence SME (Current Employee) – Reston, VA – July 24, 2013
The impression that I got from this company is that they do not care about their employees. I felt more like a number than I did an employee.
It's been my experience that smaller companies go the extra mile to make sure they let their employees know they care and that they are more than just a timecard or employee number. They strive to let them know that they want their employees to make a "career" with the company instead of just work a job. But I did not feel this way with Sotera at all.
I do not see myself ever working for this company again.
they leave you alone to do your work and don't interfere with your personal time (e.g. training, activity reports, meetings, etc.).
top down communication is extremely lacking, mainly at the pm level, and there's no feeling of a "career" with the company, only a job for as long as the contract is good.
All Source Analyst (Current Employee) – Herndon, VA – March 7, 2013
I had a very enjoyable experience working for Sotera. The Human Resource Department is very efficient and being able to talk to management is even easier. They are professional and very responsible for their staff as well as to their staff. Co-workers are very hard working but I looked forward to working with them since they came to work with the best attitude and professionalism. You work hard during the day but you go home feeling that you have accomplished the duties that have been put before you and they praise you for it.
Sotera is by far the best company I have ever worked for.
lunches with my recruiter just to make sure if everything is fine and i am happy with sotera