fed contract manager really terrible at managing. Poor learning environment. Feel like second class citizen as contractor. No upward availability. Only pros: location, nice office space, decent benefits for contact job
I enjoyed the work I was given and was very successful in meeting objectives given to me. The people were capable and I would have loved to continue working there. Budget cuts due to Trump's initiative to defund climate science research put an early end to my work there. I was let go because I was the last one they hired.
ERT is a contractor head hunter subject to government contracts
Manager (Current Employee) – Maryland – May 23, 2017
I have been with ERT for a little over a year and I have been quite impressed. The company seems to care for their employees. I work offsite but still feel connected to the company. The annual picnic and holiday awards ceremonies are fun.
Not a place to work as a safety manager or engineer
SAFETY ENGINEER (Former Employee) – NASA CALIFORNIA – March 12, 2017
I was hired as a safety manager with all my credentals and certifications. Well after 2 weeks or orentation test (16). I was placed to enter data only. Workers are scared of upper management. Management from michael up is not really worth working for. Poor medical benefits, workers scared to talk.
Scientist (Current Employee) – Laurel, MD – November 1, 2016
It was difficult to be promoted since the company prefers to hire new managers constantly. Management plays employees and do not show respect."It is just a job" is what you might get from senior colleagues. Minimum support from the company after you are assigned to work at a government facility. Can not feel stable and secure.
Unstable management, not loyal to senior employees, and low wages
Challenging enviroment where the client dictates the worok load.
Senior Industrial Hygienist (Current Employee) – NASA Ames Research Center – June 22, 2015
ERT has tried to implement changes but the client does not want change they want a lot of extra work done under the guise of tasks as direct4ed. Company is compensated very well but the employees are not.
In a 12 hour shift I downloaded daily orbit vectors. I fielded calls from Coast Guard and Air Force personnel. I worked independently, without management supervision. I had to make sure all systems were working properly, or take corrective steps if they were not.
Hazardous Waste Specialist (Current Employee) – Mountain View, CA – May 22, 2013
My previous company lost the contract to ERT and so my position was transferred. The transfer process was not managed well and was not very well organized. My compensation that was promised from my previous employer was not honored and I do not have high hopes for any employment growth. The management personnel are very friendly and try to be as helpful as they can.
Working in the field outside of DC presents advancement problems
NOAA Office of Coast Survey Navigation Manager (Current Employee) – Mobile, AL – September 18, 2012
While work/life balance is good my ERT supervisors have little daily interaction with myself, especially considering I am not in a technical-specific role (engineering, IT support, etc). Advancement is limited by government budget constraints and does not seem to be dependent upon performance reviews. Much like many contract jobs employees likely must seek additional job opportunities elsewhere as the contract money is maxed out.
Per Diem has taken as long as 5 weeks for the first check. never know what they are going to pay for travel. told you would be going to the next job and not even getting a call to tell you that job has started and they don't need you after turning down other jobs, so you would not leave them hanging to fill their slot. All in all I don't think I'd work for them again. and I'm sure many others feel the same way.
work conditions when you were working were on par with industry standards.
also put you up in they cheapest place available. so living standards were low at best.
one step better than unemployment, and they offered 401k, not many pros with this company