Carahsoft Technology Corporation Employee Reviews

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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".
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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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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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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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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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Good Starting point
Sales Representative/Senior Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Reston, VAMay 7, 2017
Carahsoft provides great training in the industry. A great place to get your career started. Advancing at Carahsoft happens slower than most places and seems to be based on years spent at Carahsoft not merit.
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Great place to start
Cons
No flexible schedule
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Good for experience but hours are long and pay isnt competitive
Accounts Payable Specialist (Current Employee) –  Reston, VAApril 12, 2017
Workplace culture differs from each team, some are fun, some are strict, the hours are long during end of quarters and year, some people are working until 1-2 am and no special bonuses during this time.

Overall good to get experience then go to a better job.
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Relaxed, upbeat atmosphere
Proposal Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Reston, VAFebruary 25, 2017
A positive experience overall. a great place to start out. You get what you put in. Team atmosphere. Management on some teams was a struggle, though that was not the case for me. The company would benefit from an HR team and compensation is dismal which largely effects turnover.
Pros
fruit wednesdays, frequent bonuses if you work for it, CEO makes an effort to stop by and say hi
Cons
compensation overall
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Billing was a team work and individual work
Billing specialist (Former Employee) –  Reston, VAFebruary 15, 2017
Every day in the billing department we each had a amount of invoice to process each day from the vendor. Each biller had their own vendor and each vendor had their own instruction on how they wanted things to be done and processed. The billing department where all great customer service reps. We followed different instruction, answered all question from the vendors thru via email and phone. The enjoyable part was knowing at the end of the day the invoices were processed, orders were sent out, and items shipped out leaving the client happy.
Pros
Free fruits, tea, coffee, water and sometime breakfast and lunch
Cons
Communication
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enviroment
Government Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Reston, VAJanuary 3, 2017
Very young but learn a lot, willing to move in a fast pace environment at all times. company trip and happy hours all the time.
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Fun Work Environment
Sales Intern (Former Employee) –  Reston, VAJuly 11, 2016
Carahsoft is a great place to work. This is a fun environment with a lot of young workers. Carahsoft taught me a lot about the nature of the industry and how sales contracts are handled.
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