Senior Consultant (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – June 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.
Great culture, open lines of communication, very appreciative of employees
Lots of change, and even if you've been warned change can be difficult.
Great Culture & Benefits - Enjoyable Work Environment
Talent Acquisition Specialist (Current Employee) – San DIego, CA – June 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.
Solid company culture along with benefits and growth plan.
There's some growing pains as we grow into a large business but that's everywhere!
none (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – December 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.
Executive Assistant (DoD Secret Clearance) (Former Employee) – Washington Navy Yard, DC – December 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.
Very Engaged, Culture is great, Fair, benefits are wonderful
Analyst (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – October 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.
Benefits, Great culture that is worth any small dip in pay
salary is average, the growth of the company sometimes brings difficulties
Project Scheduler (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – July 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.
Growing consultant firm headed in the right direction.
Team Leader/Supervisor (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – July 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.
Benefits package, company funded adventures, picninc, happy hours
They are constrained by the DON contracting environment.
Training Specialist (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – April 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.
A peron at a desk (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – February 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.
Account Manager (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – January 19, 2017
The owners seem to have taken much of the equity out of the company by buying restaurants, building mansions, and traveling the world instead of reinvesting it back into the business. The company will go large in 2019. The leadership talks a good game but should follow the advise they preach to juniors. Many good people leave due to salary limitations and bad management.
Good place to work, not great at breaking out of the bubble.
Analyst (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – December 12, 2016
The company is good for getting your foot in the door, but is heavily focused in specific markets with little appetite to expand outside of it. This means unless you want to be in that field...look elsewhere.