Wiser Company Employee Reviews in United States

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Great entry level for 1-2 years of experience, that is definitely all.
Geospatial Analyst II (Former Employee) –  St. Louis, MOOctober 24, 2011
I was hired out of college, a lot of cool people worked there... but only the low level employees.

Most of the upper management is incompetent and tries to blame the issues with the company on the lower management who then turn around and blame the production staff.

Since the beginning of 2011 more than 30% of the employees have been laid off or fired with no warning.

Absolutely no job security.
Pros
good benefits if you're single, flexibility of hours
Cons
terrible management, fired people after they tried to resign., very low pay
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Entry Level Company
Senior Geospatial Analyst (Former Employee) –  Birmingham, ALJanuary 5, 2012
I would only recommend this company to individuals seeking entry level work and looking to gain one two years of experience after college. My advice anyone with prior work experience or advanced degrees in the geospatial field would be to seek employment with this company as a last resort.
The bottom line is that working for Wiser is the equivalent to working for a technical staffing agency and should be treated as a temporary job. If you like digitizing and doing other low level, temporary work, then Wiser is the place for you.
Pros
security clearance, flexible hours
Cons
salary, management, type of work
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Not a good place to work for the long-term....
Geospatial Analyst (Former Employee) –  MurfreesboroJanuary 11, 2013
To say the least, I would STAY AWAY from Wiser Company. If you want to work long hours for out of touch managers and receive little recognition, then this place is for you. If not, please read these reviews. Better options exist in this area.
Pros
great production staff, decent benefits
Cons
very weak management & practices, extremely high turnover, low morale, out of touch management, financial instability, very long production hours
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Company on the way out
Geospatial Technician (Former Employee) –  Murfreesboro, TNOctober 5, 2012
Wiser Company has gone through hard financial times with upper management ill prepared to deal with the changes. Day to day operations at the company is paid for in the morale of the workers which is extremely low. Wiser cannot afford to pay the staff it takes to do the work required to pay the bills so workers are forced to work LONG hours. Upper management (VP, Deputy Director, Intelligence and Security) has no problem with the low morale of the production staff or middle management, and as a result of this most of the future of the company has left for better prospects. This is a sinking ship that you should not join.
Pros
production staff is amanzingly dedicated
Cons
i don't even know where to start
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Comment – February 12, 2013

Wiser has definitely lost all of its good employees as they have gone elsewhere in the great exodus of 2010-2011. Management is a joke. The workload entirely depends on the overflow from a prime. Once it stops the layoffs start. Benefits are average. The only good thing I can say is I liked my co-workers and the production staff does do a quality job. Company is on it's way out doing geospatial work and the defense cuts will be the final nail in the coffin.

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Boring work and a great job for people who love getting laid off.
Journeyman Geospatial Analyst (Former Employee) –  Murfreesboro, TNOctober 20, 2011
You will be used by management and then left out to dry when the contract dries up. They demand uncompensated responsibility to complete the tasks and then, when the contract approaches the final months, there are always massive layoffs. If you are a new hire, you have no future there. They are renowned for hiring people straight out of college for very cheap, and maybe 1.5 to 2 years later, laying you off to hire the next batch of youngsters. You have to have a talent for becoming good buddies with the right people to stay on. Management is simple-minded. The work is repetitive, simple, and boring. Trying to stay awake the whole day is the most challenging part of the job.
Pros
it's a paycheck, good life lessons learned
Cons
they are not "family-oriented" as they claim, they will lay you off, not much money
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Great
GIS Analyst (Former Employee) –  birmingham, alMarch 24, 2015
Nothing but good things. Secret Clearance obtained: need to know basis only. Feature and Detail Enriched Mapping for Department of Defense.
Pros
Everything
Cons
DOD budget cut left Birmingham branch jobless.
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Company that cares about you
Geospatial/Imagery Analyst (Current Employee) –  St. Louis, MOFebruary 14, 2014
I have worked for Wiser since 2011 as an FTE and in this ever changing field/economy, Wiser has been willing and able to maintain my employment.

In this job field, work/contracts come and go, often without much notice, but Wiser has kept me aware of the situation and been able to accommodate me while also meeting the company's needs. This is such a valuable ability to have as a small company, who believes in growing from within.
Pros
flexible work schedule and casual environment
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Great place to work with really great people.
Mapper/Quality Control (Former Employee) –  Murfreesboro, TNNovember 4, 2014
Enjoyed my time there. Difficult to get to know people with location being spread out between multiple buildings.
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Weak company structure
Geospatial QA/QC Analyst II (Former Employee) –  Murfreesboro, TNJuly 21, 2012
A constant rotation of talent due to lack of stability. They are not a prime contractor so their livelihood depended on overflow work from a major company.
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