Junior IT Analyst (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – December 12, 2018
CSA was a decent first experience but it seemed as if nobody knew what was going on most of the time. It a small and young organization, which is fine, but it left me feeling uncertain about the future.
Contractor (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – October 30, 2018
The benefits are great, and depending on where you work the employees and work-life are enjoyable. But management is a mess and doesn't listen. Be careful of empty promises and don't expect much reward- you will have to praise yourself or toot your own horn if you want awards or recognition.
Outstanding company to work for. They have all that I was looking for. Salary, benefits, location, and great moral.
Sr. Financial Analyst (Former Employee) – Fairfax, VA – October 30, 2018
Excellent company to work, great atmosphere , people are all hard working , friendly, happy as easy to get along with. This company is all bout the people that they hire. The company is very clean and well kept. Manager are understanding and of easy to work with.
Task Lead (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – September 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.
Senior Risk Analyst (Former Employee) – Fairfax, VA – August 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.
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.