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Reviews for TISTA

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Office / Work Environment
4.50
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

Career factor

Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.50
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
4.50
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

No flex. working hours No parking Easy access to public transportation No stock or equity options 401(k) in 1 of 2 reviews No onsite daycare facility No reimbursed daycare No ability to work remotely No desirable office location No tuition assistance No Paid Parental Leave 401(k) Match in 1 of 2 reviews Flexible spending account in 1 of 2 reviews Paid time off in 1 of 2 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 1 of 2 reviews No relocation allowance Life insurance in 1 of 2 reviews

The following perks are offered

No on site cafeteria No meal or transportation allowance No health and wellness programs No employee discounts No vehicle allowance No employee events No dogs allowed No fitness center on site No company provided food and/or drink
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Company Culture

I will be neutral on this as I am an offsite contractor and have no face to face contact with employees at the home office. I don't want to be negative on something I really can't expound on, but I can't really praise anything either.

Support from management

Absolutely pathetic management here. Three project managers in a 14 month period is NOT good. All 3 have been notified of the issues we have at our work location and have done absolutely NOTHING about it. All that matters to them is that the contract is secured, and they have no interest in how their employees are/have been treated. Upper management has even told our most recent Project Manager that they are aware of the issues, yet still no steps have been taken. Their lack of concern for their employees is a good way to get a lawsuit slapped on them in a hurry. Be good to your employees and they will be good to you. I guess all these highly educated people missed that memo...

Teamwork

For the colleagues I have onsite, I would give it 5 stars as I feel we work well together as a team. As for the others at home office, I would not give them a high rating. We have been basically left on an island, and that is not a good feeling to have.

Freedom to work independently

No, we have a team to work with, no working from home or working alone on the job site. The partner with the contract has a "so called supervisor" that watches us like hawks, so we are constantly under a microscope.

Internal Communication

Communication, with this company?! Must be Greek to them. They have all but forgotten about us with this project. They have ignored issues we brought up, and it takes 2-3 days to get an email answered from someone in HR or payroll. For a company of a little over 300 people that is unacceptable. We only see someone from this company every 4-6 months too, and in my opinion that is not consistent enough, especially when you have no representation onsite.

Gender Equality

I can't answer that because there are no women on my contract. There seem to be plenty of women in management though.

Attitude towards older colleagues

I can't answer this either, as this doesn't pertain to me.

Career Development

With the job I do we have no advancement possibilities at all. We have even asked for additional possibilities to get certifications and were then rejected because "they don't necessarily apply to your current position". What a joke...

Overall compensation for your work

Considering we don't make anything close to what the VA pays them for this contract or close to what the VA employees we support make no, we aren't fairly compensated. The workload is not overbearing by any means, but they are profiting tremendously off us and raised our insurance quite a bit this last time. It is just the principle of the matter, imo anyway.

Office / Work Environment

I have no problems with the work environment, other than the fact we share our contract with another company and work on that company's premises. The facility is fine, just not crazy about the culture we have to deal with from said company.

Environmental Friendliness

Nothing has ever been mentioned about recycling at all.

Work-Life Balance

I have to remain neutral on this also. So far, there has not been any pressure to work extra hours. I am a salaried employee, so anything over 40 is unpaid and will lead to a serious problem for me if that starts.

Company Image

Not at all. I wished I never accepted this job as I could've gotten more experience elsewhere and would not be stuck where I am.

Job Security

As long as the VA is around and they continue to hire incompetent workers that we have to support, then yes, this job will be stable.

Handicapped Accessibility

I have no complaints with the handicap accessibility issues.

Workplace Safety

No issues here.

Challenging Work

This job is so easy a middle school child could do it. No mental stimulation whatsoever. I would welcome more responsibility or something different to stimulate my mind. Anything but this. The challenging part is dealing with the other partner on the contract and the "inner circle of video gamers" who are constantly shown favoritism over our employees and harassed over stupid things.

Inclusive / Diverse

If anyone from our company had any ideas for improvement they would quickly be dismissed by the other partner we have on this contract, as far as the work process anyway. I couldn't answer that if we presented an idea to our actual company though.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Quit looking down your nose at other people and DO YOUR JOB! If issues are brought to your attention, check into them and listen to your employees! You expect us to do our job, so why is it so hard to do yours? It takes everyone in an organization working together to be successful, and obviously you haven't learned that yet.

What I like about the company

I have nothing good to say about them. They are the worst employer I have ever worked for.

What I dislike about the company

Their communication is terrible, and they don't care about the issues their offsite employees face. When these issues have been brought to their attention and it is ignored then that should tell you something. All they care about is the money they earn from obtaining the contract, nothing more.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    TISTA
  • City
    Rockville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
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  • 14.Jan 2019
  • Employee
Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    TISTA
  • City
    Rockville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee