Carahsoft Technology Corporation Employee Reviews

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Fun and Positive Work Enviornment
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Fairfax, VAOctober 25, 2018
It was a great experience. The position I held allowed me to become a better sale and business minded individual. I recommend this company for anyone who has the passion to be succesful
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3.0
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Inside Sales in fast growing IT company
Senior Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Reston, VAAugust 25, 2018
Working at Carahsoft has been challenging because while the atmosphere and co-workers are enjoyable, work/life balance is not a concern and this job is expected to come first over everything. Management is not based on merit, but on tenure or personal preference. The most enjoyable part of the job is the co-worker atmosphere. You make great friends who support you in your business and in life.
Pros
company trip every year, rewards for company goals reach, young environment
Cons
management, never accrue additional PTO, work/life balance is basically non existent
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2.0
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Get in and out
Red Hat Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Reston, VAJuly 31, 2018
If you get on a good team and can stick it out for a year there will be other opportunities. Terrible flexibility and you are treated like a child. Strict 9 hour days. Good culture and can lead to big time companies.
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Culture
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Management
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4.0
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Great out of college
Senior Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Reston, VAJuly 31, 2018
This is a great out of college job, but it is a lot of cold calling. They do a company trip every year and offer a ton of perks. The employees are all great and you have you share of great managers.
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The want Robots
Open Source Account Representative (Former Employee) –  Reston, VA 20190July 27, 2018
Large disconnect between what mangers will tell you in interviews and actuality. Underpaid and constantly micromanaged. Not a place for creativity. They basically just need call monkeys. That being said, it is a good place to start to get a foot in the door for for the IT field or government procurement field.
Pros
Really great coworkers and a fun post college atmosphere
Cons
Haha A LOT. poor pay, poor hours, Great CEO and awful managers otherwise.
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Good starter company for Sales Representatives
Account Representative (Current Employee) –  Reston, VAJune 18, 2018
Carahsoft is a good place to kick off your sales career, if sales is something you'd like to pursue. The day to day duties consist of attending team meetings, learning and using Carahsoft's homegrown CRM system to maintain and grow one's accounts, cold calling, responding to various types of solicitations/bids, prospecting potential new customers, nurturing existing customers and vendors, and closing deals for the vendors that we work with. Furthermore, a sales rep will find him or herself handling AR and billing issues, as well order issues. A sales representative is also expected to attend trade shows to learn about new technologies to grow his or her territory.

Because the work environment is quite young, there are many events that are catered for this particular demographic of employees. There are good benefits, and free meals around the busier times of the months.
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good for a first job, thats it
Order Management Specialist (Former Employee) –  Reston, VAJune 10, 2018
Not somewhere that you want to work for more than 2 years max. laid back enviroment but pay is terrible relative to pretty much any other job. ceo is no good
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Decent First Job
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Reston, VAMay 23, 2018
Decent first job out of college. Terrible pay to start out. Team oriented company so whatever team you land on determines your experience. Most of the managers are terrible leaders but good at their job which is the only reason they got promoted. If you are interviewing for the open source team tell the recruiter "no".
Pros
Fun Outings
Cons
Bad Pay and Managers
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starter job, but barely that
Account Representative (Former Employee) –  Reston, VAApril 2, 2018
You just graduated. Now what? Now Carahsoft hires you and based on the perks you join, but you quickly realize it is a soul-sucking job, filled with hours and hours of COLD-CALLS (they call them “warm” because you have a persons name), cut-throat coworkers, catty staff, and management who doesn’t care about anyone. They trick you into thinking it is more than it seems w a company trip and gift cards during busy season, but the trade off of hours for that $50 gift card aren’t worth it. There is also NO HR DEPT. NONE. For a business with hundreds of employees, who seem to just revolve in and out the doors, all “HR” questions are handled by the MARKETING team. No one will take you seriously and you deserve better than this job. Also, the pay is a mind-blogging mess. Y
Pros
Company trip
Cons
Mandatory weekends, mandatory 12hr days, bad parking
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carahsoft
Business Development Rep (Current Employee) –  Reston, VA 20190March 10, 2018
the job itself sucks your expected to make about 100 calls a day. no one wants to talk to you everyone you call sucks. the people that work there are really cool and the culture is a lot of fun.
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3.0
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It's a job but not a career
Government Account Representative (Current Employee) –  Reston, VAFebruary 5, 2018
The job is relaxed and slow paced except for the month of September, then management really presses the job even though management guidance is virtually non existent the rest of the year.
Pros
tons of alcohol and food
Cons
pay skewed, taxes, lack of guidance, no job security
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Short Term Means to an End
Federal Account Representative (Current Employee) –  Reston, VAJanuary 10, 2018
To anyone who loves sales and working long hours Carahsoft is the place for you. I personally saw it as a job that was good starting out from college but not a long term solution.
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A decent place to start a career, but definitely not a place to stay.
Account Representative, Army & System Integrators (Current Employee) –  Reston, VAJanuary 4, 2018
A huge caveat to this review is that the company is split by teams - and each team can function quite differently. Teams represent vendors the company supports.

If you put in the effort, there is much to learn about inside sales, technology, working through a distribution channel, and more. I came into this job after graduating college and was surprised at the professional growth from a year alone.

Nevertheless, I believe the cons outweigh the pros. Fresh-out-of-college is a common story for nearly the whole company. It's great for company socializing, but you won't find a mentor here. There is no commission, so for your first year, you are paid the same as other new hires - regardless of who puts in more work. Normally, I understand the need to monitor employees, but when it comes down to the number of clicks you've made, the exact amount of time you're away from your desk, and having to block everyday sites like Gmail - it can feel like too much. There are also just under 900 employees in a small building. If the majority are men, imagine sharing 8 stalls between 500-600 people. The parking lot is atrocious as well, once taking me half an hour to get out of the lot to begin my hour commute back home. Hours have no flexibility.

Most importantly, there is no room for growth. After one year, there may be a pay bump, but it will be to continue doing the same tasks with the same title. The only way to move up is if the incumbent senior member leaves or if the vendor OEM grows and it creates a need within your team.
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3.0
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High turnover
Business Development Associate (Current Employee) –  Reston, VAOctober 29, 2017
OK, first job out of school if you don't mind cold calling. high turnover because literally all you do is stare at a screen and call for 8 hours. no brain activity required.
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Lack of opportunity
Corporate Recruiter Intern (Former Employee) –  Reston, VAAugust 26, 2017
During my time, I didn't think I would go very far and grow within the company as much as I wanted - I was offered low pay from the start and not really given much opportunity to be considered for an actual position within the company with fair compensation.
Pros
able to work from home
Cons
low pay, no advancement or growth opportunities
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Good place to learn the business
Government Account Rep (Former Employee) –  RestonAugust 24, 2017
Good entry level software sales position. It really depends on what team you are put on when it comes to day to day work, but you will be surrounded by good people.
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4.0
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Perfect job for those right out of college...
Government Account Rep (Former Employee) –  Reston, VAJuly 24, 2017
I enjoyed the company trips every year, and the free happy hours and lunches were a bonus. The days are slow, but if you have a good territory, it will go by quickly.
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Relaxed, Flexible Vacation/Sick Days
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low pay but lots of benefits + perks
Accounts Payable & Receivable Specialist (Former Employee) –  Reston, VAJuly 8, 2017
Accounting start off fairly low, they doe a great job making millennials happy with trips to cancun, happy hours and alcohol during busy season for the sales reps. good job starting out of college but compensation is poor considering they are located in Reston.
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Account Representative, Splunk (Current Employee) –  Reston, VAJune 27, 2017
You learn a lot about the government procurement system. Good place for recent college grads to start their careers out. Be prepared to make a lot of different calls through out the day.
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order Management specialist
Order Management Specialist (Current Employee) –  Reston, VAJune 11, 2017
Its a great pace to work at if you are on the right team. I you are in sales you will be fine. If you are in OM you may or not like it, depending on witch team you are working for. Beware of RED Hat OM.
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