This is one of the worse companies in the industry. They should have let CACI take us when CSRA wanted to sell us. You have these hotshot title holders who don't know what the hell they are doing. They have managers sending me messages saying if this is not done by this date then we are going to put it back in to pending. Do you think we don't know what' s going on? We know that y'all are about to get rid of us. this contract is done and all of upper management knew it! They kept us on to finish out their cases. What gets me is that they hired all those people in the west. It is dirty and God will get you for this. No one's livelihood was considered. You hired people who left their company to come and work for you for a few weeks and now they are going through this mess! Shame on you!
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To this person "I was just approached about a position within the company and now really having 2nd thoughts."
My advice to you....RUN AWAY! AS FAR AS YOU CAN!
I was just approached about a position within the company and now really having 2nd thoughts.
This was a total sh– show. As someone who worked in the pmo and saw how chaotic things got before I was laid off management has no business even running a low end corner store. The writing was on the wall after the 02/01/19 layoffs. Adam Lurie's plan of mass hiring investigators without the adequate reviewers was dumb. Not all his fault since he left over a year ago but all upper management holds blame. This is a sad time for everyone left on that contract
I agree that it was mostly a management issue, including their approach to training . It was my experience in talking with and working with some of the new hires that went through some of the earlier rounds of training that the training was awful. Lots of stories about computer and technical issues during classroom time, half-assed OJT sessions, and really just being thrown to the wolves with woefully inadequate training. I understand that a lot of this job is learning on the fly and learning through mistakes but this was counterproductive, in my opinion, and helped set the company back. My question is how did it get so bad so quick? Where was the "all hands call" last year to try and get out in front of the problem? They let it get so bad that it was unfixable. As has been previously stated multiple times, these are people who are not new to this contract. They should've known better. Unless its true that the people in key positions were really just ignoring some of the more sound advice. Either way, total bleep show.
The management on this contract let everyone down. The top management had no idea what they were doing and relied on task area managers (and then in some cases still didn't listen). They did not use the talent and education their people had to give them. I promise you this, those managers had no idea of my degrees and experience working on various contracts. I had lots to give and no one wanted to listen. For the record, those managers were all CSRA, not just GDIT. The writing was on the wall when the layoffs started in office back in Dec/Jan.
How do you hire over a thousand background investigators and not hire reviewers to keep the work moving? How do you pay over $10,000 per person in training them (equipment, 4 weeks training, hotel/food, and in some cases extra time in dc area for mentors) and not have an agreement that they stay with the company afterwards for a period? That contract had more money going out than coming in. People have discussed this being one managers fault–that manager left over a year and 1/2 ago–nothing changed since that time. He may have started the problem, but the problems continued long after he left.
I am sorry to all my coworkers that have continued on this contract. I wish you all well.
I was laid off by GDIT a few weeks ago, glad I was among the first and able to get on somewhere else before they fill up. I feel sorry for my colleagues that stayed and could not/did not see the writing on the wall. More lay offs more reduction in work force. Now other vendors are filling up with everyone applying who was laid off and the ones being laid off now may not have a chance because the available spots are filled up.
Mismanagement of funds, not enough oversight of spending. Corporate mandating layoffs and changes that PMO did not think were best.
Its just a big sham now, so many people hurting, so many people laid off that were doing their roles and exceeding expectations but still got laid off.
Rumors of GDIT losing the contract this morning.
This is really sad. GDIT really let everyone down.
Got the same message! What in the world is going on.