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Great place to work
SENIOR CONSULTANT (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAOctober 15, 2018
CSA is a great place to work. Some clients can be challenging but CSA works to mitigate any issues. The corporate events are unique and can be interesting to do.
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What a happy day can be like at work!
Business Financial Manager Support (Former Employee) –  Charleston, SCOctober 5, 2018
Flexible schedules with good pay, benefits and promotion opportunities. The workplace culture allows you to have a stress free, enjoyable and productive work day.
Pros
Healthcare, flexible work hours
Cons
More after work events
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Good Company
Task Lead (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CASeptember 13, 2018
Good Company to work for but focus shifted to entry level positions to reduce labor costs on contracts. Company was positioned to become medium/large but lacked formal training - ad hoc programs existed but had to be done on own time which made it difficult.
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Small but exciting company
Senior Risk Analyst (Former Employee) –  Fairfax, VAAugust 20, 2018
CSA was a rewarding experience. They pride themselves on company culture, so all employees were hired in part because of their ability to work in the team environment that CSA cultivates. I never dreaded waking up in the morning, and the work environment even became pretty cool when the office moved to a WeWork location. The only downside is that it is a small company, and many of us were let go when the company couldn't get the government contract.
Pros
Location, environment, benefits
Cons
Contracting
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Culture First
Senior Consultant (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CAJune 21, 2018
Working in the defense industry isn't always easy. It's a slight upgrade from working on a carrier as far as environment goes, except you don't get to wear coveralls anymore. Seeing as the majority of the work performed for the DoD (in San Diego, at least) is similar, what really makes the difference is Company Culture. CSA's culture is strong and growing stronger. Like any adolescent going through a growth spurt, we are experiencing some growing pains as we transition from small to large business, but those strong in our culture are putting their heads down and moving forward. It is so awesome to be a part of such a fun, caring, and devoted team I am really excited to see what we do as a company in the future.
Pros
Great culture, open lines of communication, very appreciative of employees
Cons
Lots of change, and even if you've been warned change can be difficult.
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Great Culture & Benefits - Enjoyable Work Environment
Talent Acquisition Specialist (Current Employee) –  San DIego, CAJune 18, 2018
CSA has an excellent foothold in a growing defense market. I think the emphasis on culture will continue to ring strong in a market of 'body-shop' consulting firms. Solid benefits, engaged culture and a work-hard play-hard mentality.

Keep up the efforts to maintain happiness and confidence in your current employees. Current CSA'ers are the bread and butter of the business and will continue to grow the culture. Ensure new changes are effectively communicated and keep doing what you're doing.
Pros
Solid company culture along with benefits and growth plan.
Cons
There's some growing pains as we grow into a large business but that's everywhere!
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Great Benifits
Navy ERP Administrative Assistant/ Sr. Consultant (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCApril 20, 2018
This company has mostly Military contracts. CSA employees are friendly and try to create a team environment. Great Benefits, some social events, they are working on Career advancement.
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Lots of morale problems
Consultant (Current Employee) –  Washington City, DCFebruary 8, 2018
High turnover. Top leaders are visionaries. Middle management can't execute their vision. Management at the deck plate level is poor. Great benefits.
Pros
Benefits are good
Cons
Morale is low
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Run from this place
none (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CADecember 15, 2017
CSA is going downhill fast. Pay is much lower than industry standard and there is a lot of turnover. No communication whatsoever, no clear direction where the company is headed. No new work being won. Management needs work.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Salary, lack of communication, poor management
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One of the Best Places To Work....EVER
Executive Assistant (DoD Secret Clearance) (Former Employee) –  Washington Navy Yard, DCDecember 13, 2017
When I think of CSA, I think it to be one of the best places to work. The company is very savvy, they pick the right people that can fit in anywhere. Leadership/upper management are very down to earth and very approachable. They are not all talk about what they can do or will do. The company and leadership are VERY engaging and are always looking for ways to bring the team together...including the owners. The company is flexible and I would work with them again if the opportunity presented itself.
Pros
Very Engaged, Culture is great, Fair, benefits are wonderful
Cons
Bonus - same people seem to get bonuses
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Short Lived but Enjoyed
Director, Business Development (Former Employee) –  Fairfax, VANovember 2, 2017
A very competitve company but lacked vision and completely reversed on their growth model right in the middle of execution.
Enjoyable work environment including peers and leadership.
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Great work culture is worth any of the cons
Analyst (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAOctober 12, 2017
Many contracting companies sacrifice their employees to fill positions. They believe in throwing people at contracts to get the job done and collect a paycheck. Some companies recognize that they need to treat their employees well so they perform well (most companies are in this category). CSA goes even further and pours into their employees, defending them from hostile government clients and always having their employee's backs. CSA puts so much effort in doing business differently than any other company that their confidence in their configuration management develops a positive, close environment of professionalism and teamwork.

For example, CSA proactively helps their employees with their career progression. If you want to get into a different field of contracting that CSA does not have a contract in, they will use their personal contacts to help you get the job you want. They will make every effort to move you and pay you on overhead if need be if your contract ends. That's how pro-active and kind they are. There's no other contracting company out there that does that.

You don't have to treat your employees poorly to provide exceptional client service. Rather, the opposite is true, and CSA has proven this.
Pros
Benefits, Great culture that is worth any small dip in pay
Cons
salary is average, the growth of the company sometimes brings difficulties
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CSA is a small consulting firm. I liked most of the people.
Senior Consultant (Current Employee) –  Fairfax, VASeptember 12, 2017
I had no problems or issues with CSA. A lot of people got laid off from the program where I worked. A lot of people were unhappy and found jobs elsewhere.
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SPAWAR not a nice place to work
Senior Consultant (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CASeptember 8, 2017
CSA is a nice company. The folks are good to you, but their client (US Navy at SPAWAR) is not a good client. Very difficult to work with and not a rewarding experience.
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Oustanding Culture
Sr. Talent Acquisition Consultant (Former Employee) –  Fairfax, VAAugust 29, 2017
Great relaxed professional atmosphere. Highly recommend you seek them out to begin your GOV experience for continued experience for further growth with US GOV positions and employment.

You will learn from senior and military leaders on day to day professionalism and how to handle stressful situations.

management are easy to approach and work with, eager to share experiences.

great atmosphere with all employees. Company does a lot to get everyone involved in activities and community events as a team.

There is NO hard part of the job. Show up work hard and get rewarded.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
You work hard
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A Great Company With More Growing To Do
Project Scheduler (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCJuly 13, 2017
Loved the enviornment at CSA. It was a great company to work for and is slowly growing. It's great to be a part of a company that is going places. Everyone at CSA was a pleasure and the managment really takes care of their staff.
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Growing consultant firm headed in the right direction.
Team Leader/Supervisor (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CAJuly 11, 2017
CSA has grown immensely and has taken strides to improve their customer engagement while remembering to focus on employee development. Their culture is unlike an other company I have worked for. The focus on a work/life balance and promote from within.
Pros
Benefits package, company funded adventures, picninc, happy hours
Cons
They are constrained by the DON contracting environment.
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Productive and dedicated
Budget Analyst (Current Employee) –  Fairfax, VAMay 2, 2017
I have learned the different requirements and ways to support clients by provident excellent service. I have learned and experienced several points of view as a Business Consultant.
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Excellent Company
Training Specialist (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAApril 20, 2017
Excellent Management team and staff teams to work with, the best work environment culture I have been around hard working, hard chargers!! Friendly and courteous, always willing to lend a hand if possible or help get you out of a jam, Outstanding TEAMWORK! The best benefits package I have seen in a while.
Pros
Benefit Package, Teamwork
Cons
Contract work
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Run in another direction
A peron at a desk (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CAFebruary 28, 2017
The only great thing about this company are the benefits. Salaries are below par (as they bid so low on the contracts), unless you are in the "inner circle" you will need to leave for promotions or higher pay. Management only wants to hear about sunshine and rainbows, has zero follow through (will tell you want you want to hear so you go away) and will act surprised when you quit. If you need a place to start to get some experience, start here, then run away as fast as you can.
Pros
Health Insurance
Cons
Everything else
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