A decent place to start a career, but definitely not a place to stay.
Account Representative, Army & System Integrators (Current Employee) – Reston, VA – January 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.