At Mission1st Group, Inc., 82 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 50 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 4.36. It was published on Jul 27, 2016. 1001 Visitors

What Employees Say

I can be myself around here.
94%
 
People here are given a lot of responsibility.
94%
 
Management trusts people to do a good job without watching over their shoulders.
92%
 
People care about each other here.
91%
 
Our facilities contribute to a good working environment.
91%
 

What They Do

We asked Mission1st Group, Inc. to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

We provide innovative systems engineering and technical assistance, superior end-to-end project implementation, advanced information technology solutions, cyber services, and expert field services and support in austere environments around the world.

About this Company

Website: http://www.mission1st.com/ Industry: Information Technology
US Headquarters: Princeton, New Jersey US Sites: 6
Major Locations: Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland; Alexandria, Virginia; Augusta, Georgia; Tampa, Florida; Fort Belvior, Virginia US Employees: 58
Employees Worldwide: 119 Corporate Structure: Private
Founded: 2003

Employee of the Quarter Awards

Perks and Programs

We asked Mission1st Group, Inc. to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Personal Development and Training: Mission1st believes that providing training and development for our employees helps us maintain efficient operations, improve overall performance, and increases employee job satisfaction. We offer various training programs developed by our company, as well as an educational financial assistance program.
  • Service & Achievement Awards: Mission1st values employees' service, dedication, and hard work for the company. When employees reach their service anniversaries, they are recognized and celebrated. Mission1st has provided service award plaques and/or trophies, cash awards, and gifts for employees reaching their milestone anniversaries. Similarly, hard work does not go unrecognized. Mission1st also acknowledges its employees and/or teams when they go above and beyond to meet challenging goals.
  • Celebrations: On a monthly basis, Mission1st celebrates employees' birthdays and engages in teambuilding events. We also host an annual offsite companywide party, which includes a paid, overnight stay at an elegant hotel. These celebrations not only promote teambuilding, but also reward employees for their hard work and commitment to Mission1st.
  • Company Sponsored Benefits: Mission1st offers company sponsored Life Insurance with Accidental Death & Dismemberment, as well as Short-Term Disability for employees outside of New Jersey (Short-Term Disability is a state mandated benefit for New Jersey).
  • Wellness Initiatives: Mission1st encourages employee health and fitness. Ways Mission1st supports overall wellness include: offering healthy snacks, protein bars, and beverages, gym membership reimbursement (based on employee usage of facility), and paid entry fees for a fun run/walk in support of a local Autism services organization (Princeton, NJ Mission1st location).
  • Paid Time Off: In balancing work and personal lives, flexibility is important. Employees begin accruing PTO their first week of employment. Employees get a maximum of 18 days of PTO, as well as 10 paid holidays. Mission1st also offers a PTO Donation Program, where employees may donate accrued PTO to co-workers in need of time off due to personal or family emergencies.

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

100% 401(k) match of employee's contribution, up to 4% of an employee's salary69% Company-paid health coverage for employees
64% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 30 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance

COMPENSATION PROGRAMS

  • 401(k)
  • Pre-tax savings account

PERKS TO MAKE LIFE EASIER

  • Free snacks during the day
  • Discount ticket sales
  • Free beverages during the day
Proud to be Mission1st Employees

WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

28 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 18 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment

WORK-LIFE BALANCE PROGRAMS

  • Flexible schedule (10% use it)
  • Telecommute option (2% use it)

FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

60 days Job-protected maternity leave60 days Job-protected paternity leave
60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents

FAMILY CARE PROGRAMS

  • Elder care resources
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

  • Medical care
  • Vision care
  • Mental health care
  • Fertility treatments
  • Dental care
  • Prescription drug subsidy
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)

ONSITE HEALTH BENEFITS

  • Complete biometric screening
  • Subsidized offsite gym memberships

Community Involvement & Philanthropy

$18,200 Philanthropic donations in last year

Diversity

  • 'Benchmark Outsourcing Consultant' is accountable to formal diversity goals for employee recruitment and retention
  • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Executive Diversity

 
Mission1st Holiday Celebration

Demographics

 
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How to Get Hired

We asked Mission1st Group, Inc. for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

At Mission1st, we have a culture of hardworking, motivated, loyal, and independent employees. We look for people who embrace challenge and who are not afraid to work in austere and even potentially dangerous job environments. Our employees possess a mission oriented job focus and are driven to go above and beyond what their job description calls for to get the job done. We know we have found the right candidate when their technical background and experience align with job requirements and we can see that they have a venturesome, ‘can do’ attitude. Since we do a lot of work for the US Military we have noticed that being a Veteran is a real plus because they already have a sense of the military culture and are willing to accept challenges.  Over half of our employees are Veterans, although we absolutely welcome non-prior service applicants.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

We look for candidates who have the experience in the IT world and who also possess the requisite academic and technical credentials we need; specifically, college degrees, technical certifications and licenses. Interested and qualified candidates can call us directly to learn more about openings!

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

Candidates with strong systems engineering and project implementation skills in the information technology and cyber security fields are in demand. Specifically, network engineers, inside and outside plant (cabling) engineers, cyber security specialists and SharePoint experts.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Go to the Mission1st website (http://www.mission1st.com/careers/) to become familiar with the Company and review job postings. You can also view Mission1st job openings on Indeed and Monster. Please contact our HR department (1-609-520-1900, x1024 or x1033) for more information.

hiring Outlook

33 Job openings forecast for coming year 29% Job Growth
17 Average applicants per opening 315 Applications received
19 Positions filled in past year 17 New positions created
12 Jobs filled by current employees 1 New graduates hired
6% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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