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Defense Contract Management Agency Reviews

Updated 1 November 2018
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Defense Contract Management Agency Director David H Lewis
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Pros
  • "Stable, good benefits, good work life balance" (in 18 reviews)

  • "flexible work schedules, telework available, provides accolades and feed back for work ethic/performance" (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • "Not enough opportunities for advancement" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Upward mobility extremely limited" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Cost/Price Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Defense Contract Management Agency full-time

    Pros

    Good salary, potential to telework and work a flexible schedule, annual leave

    Cons

    Doesn't help to have flexible work schedules and telework as benefits if employees aren't allowed to use them.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect and like mature adults who can handle responsibility and not like children who need to be babysat.


  2. "Review of DCMA and its pros and cons"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Defense Contract Management Agency full-time

    Pros

    Good agency to experience a wide array of contracting facets.

    Cons

    Training could be improved a bit.

  3. "Great Agency to work for"

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    Current Employee - Network Administrator in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Network Administrator in Boston, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Defense Contract Management Agency full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Management was amazing and would always support you. Excellent professional development opportunities. Really well run IT department.

    Cons

    Government in general doesn't pay as much as private sector. I've doubled my salary just by moving to private sector.


  4. "Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Defense Contract Management Agency full-time

    Pros

    Supporting and Enabling Warfighter Mission Success

    Cons

    There are no cons I can think of at this time


  5. "Financial Management Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Fort Lee, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Fort Lee, VA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Defense Contract Management Agency full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced, government benefits, transfer is easy and many locations worldwide, telework, flexible schedule, regularly scheduled days off

    Cons

    Slow advancement, minimal training outside your specified job


  6. "Senior Auditor"

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    Former Employee - Senior Auditor in Alexandria, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Auditor in Alexandria, VA (US)
    Recommends

    I worked at Defense Contract Management Agency (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great stability and long term job. Work/life balance is great.

    Cons

    Work can get pretty boring and assignment can be relatively the same. Growth opportunity is minimal as position open rarely.


  7. "Not much growth potential"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Defense Contract Management Agency full-time

    Pros

    It is Steady work with low stress,

    Cons

    It doesn't have Not much growth, GS system is not good.

  8. "Contract Administrator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Defense Contract Management Agency full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Flexible schedules
    -Great Benefits
    -Pathways and Keystone Internships
    -Excellent paid training (on-the-job, annual requirements, and DAWIA
    certification)
    -Recommend DCMA for someone starting out or experienced in the acquisition 1102 series career field
    -If you're a good worker, productive, there is excellent exposure to learning new things

    Cons

    -If you don't like putting in eight (8) hours of actual work, DCMA is not for you.


  9. "cost/price analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Defense Contract Management Agency full-time

    Pros

    the people are great to work with

    Cons

    no room for growth beside management

    Advice to Management

    team lead positions


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Attorney"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Defense Contract Management Agency full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Can be a GS-15 if you know the right people without having any knowledge skills or experience pertaining to the JOA.

    Cons

    Unethical management, cliques, gross incompetence at the management level.
    Highly advise to find another federal agency to work at at least on the East Coast.

    Advice to Management

    "Worker bees" can see you for who you are: incompetent.


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