BUSINESS ANALYST (Current Employee) – Tacoma, WA – March 19, 2019
The people I am working with are very open and inclusive. My supervisor is accessible but does not micro-manage. Corporate headquarters in on the east coast, so I have very limited interaction with them.
"Excellent Organization with Opportunities to Grow"
Director (Current Employee) – Fairfax, VA – March 7, 2019
I have been working at ECS full-time (More than 5 years)
Opportunity - 2 people on my team have been promoted within the last 6 months I started off the lowest level employee on a 5 person team, and within 3 years I was given the opportunity to ascend to a manager of a 20+ person team. Flexibility - 2 Members of my team are 100% remote. Hours are varied based on the manager, and multiple members of my teams work their preference of 8-4, 9-5, or 10-6 Focus on Diversity - Diversity initiatives are implemented and executed. Clearances - Some entry level programs offer the opportunity to obtain clearances Benefits - ECS offers comprehensive benefit plans for all needs. Show Less
Compensation is tied to programs, some are generous, some are just competitive. The environment varies from contract to contract, but most are nice facilities.
Advice to Management
Communication is key! With the rapid growth of ECS, the organizational changes occur with some frequency. ECS is a master in adaptability, and informing all levels of the organization of any changes is always helpful.
Program/Financial Analyst (Former Employee) – Arlington, VA – February 5, 2019
I worked very hard as a gov't contractor at DARPA but did not receive the support I should have had from my company. ECS was only worried about a warm body being in the seat, and how much that warm body made them.
Not Applicable (Current Employee) – Not – January 16, 2019
Just be careful there and watch your back at all times! This is an environment that many may not be able to handle. Doing your job means nothing, it's how well you can go under the radar is the key! Management is connected at the top, so don't say a word to anyone!
Tier III Microsoft Office 365 Administrator (Current Employee) – RTP, North Carolina – January 7, 2019
Work days are productive I learned a lot of new skills and techniques related to the job and more Management is there for their employees The workplace culture is cohesive, for the most part The hardest part of the job comes the government contract aspects The most enjoyable part is that there is a lot of room to grow professionally
Senior Technical Lead (Former Employee) – Arlington, VA – December 26, 2018
A fine company to work for with good benefits, compensation, support from HR, and general steady corporate policies. However, when it comes right down to it, they are a body shop, just like all the others. Keep your network of relationships going.
Support Specialist (Current Employee) – Memphis, TN – December 1, 2018
They have never given a raise in the 7 years I’ve worked here... not even a cost of living raise... if by labor law your position is due a raise... they will reclassify your job title so that you won’t get that raise... and never any bonuses or anything like that... not even at Chrismastime or end of year... another complaint is the healthcare plan... it is basically a joke, I’ve never had to come out of pocket so much while employed... but I guess it’s better than nothing... The program manager puts their friends in higher positions or for new hire positions, it’s ususally someone they know or are affiliated with... they don’t think it’s noticeable but it is. The only advantage to working here is that it’s better than no job at all.
40 hours per week and colleagues are friendly (for the most part).
Raises, promotions, bonuses, healthcare plan, Holiday party
Engineer (Former Employee) – SC – November 7, 2018
This company is awful!! Please proceed with caution!! I would’ve never guessed that their leadership would’ve been so hostile. I was received well by the friendly and knowledgeable recruiters; however, the deplorable, militant styled behavior of leadership is stressful!! If I wanted to join the military then I would’ve done so. Be aware!!!
Pay & benefits
Poor leadership leads to stressful working conditions
Senior Consultant (Current Employee) – Arizona – October 2, 2018
ECS itself had a good work-life balance, supported employee's furthering their education, and had actively engaged senior leadership. The company was acquired about a year ago, and it's left everyone feeling a bit lost. Compensation is fair, but health insurance isn't great.
Amazing, fantastic EXTRAORDINARY team
Fairly terrible health insurance and REALLY terrible leave accrual (combined sick and PTO, and scanty is putting it kindly)
Customer Support Specialist IV (Former Employee) – Memphis, TN 38166 – September 21, 2018
Terrible benefits and management in Memphis. No raises. Option to cross train becomes mandatory with no raise. Each pay period you get a few hours toward your paid time off; it’s not just given. Management is a friendship circle, all from the same town. Supervisors use employees to make themselves look better and won’t stand up for you.
Information Systems Security Manager (Former Employee) – Fort Meade, MD – September 21, 2018
ECS is an excellent company, focused on the retention and growth of its employees. Well-established in the Federal contracting sector, the company excels in providing consultative service and support to its clients.