At RIVA Solutions Inc., 96 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 49 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 5.07. It was published on Nov 16, 2016. 1741 Visitors

What Employees Say

Management is competent at running the business.
I am given the resources and equipment to do my job.
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
Management trusts people to do a good job without watching over their shoulders.
Our facilities contribute to a good working environment.

What They Do

We asked RIVA Solutions Inc. to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

RIVA Solutions, Inc. (RIVA) is a small business working with the federal government provide innovative best practices in IT and management consulting, program support services, and emerging technologies.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Information Technology
US Headquarters: MCLEAN, Virginia US Sites: 11
Major Locations: Washington, District of Columbia; Alexandria, Virginia; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Folsom, California; Suitland, Maryland US Employees: 64
US Revenues: $3.5 million Worldwide Revenues: $3.5 million
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 2009

The corporate team enjoys a night out at a networking happy hour!

Perks and Programs

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

  • Community Service: RIVA's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Program focuses on supporting charity partners through networking events, golf tournaments, outings and other events. We crowd-source charity partners from employees to promote engagement and participation, knowing that these activities help to forge employee relationships for a greater cause.
  • MVP - Employee of the Year Awards Ceremony: RIVA hosts an MVP, Employee of the Year Award Ceremony each year at the end of the annual holiday party. Our President hands out glass awards, and a large gift card to the MVP on each contract. Their direct supervisor makes a speech to the entire group about their contribution to the company and appreciation.
  • Kudos Program: The RIVA Kudos Program was established to provide an opportunity for peer-to-peer recognition. Employees, supervisors, customers and stakeholders are invited to share experiences where RIVA employees went the extra mile. Each month, a name is drawn at random and that employee receives a certificate and gift card in appreciation. They are recognized in a company-wide email and social media announcements.
  • Employee Referral Rewards: Employees are encouraged to refer great candidates to RIVA throughout the year. When there is a successful matching of an open position and a referral, the current employee receives a referral bonus in appreciation.
  • Employee First Management Approach: The RIVA Employee First Management Approach rewards hard work, positive attitudes, innovation and teamwork. We crowdsource benefit and special perk ideas directly from employees.
  • Birthday Cards: A simple program that was an employee suggestion has become an employee favorite! RIVA Solutions sends out a birthday card signed by the entire corporate team to each employee on their birthday, with a gift card.
  • Monthly Team Building Budget: On each federal contract, RIVA has empowered the Program Managers with a monthly team building budget. Managers use these funds for monthly pizza parties, social events, celebrations, etc.
  • Employee Collaboration Tools: RIVA employees are providing with tools and resources to collaborate, such as Basecamp, an online project management platform, designed to share priorities, brainstorm ideas, assign actionable follow-ups and manage information in a clear and transparent fashion.
  • Professional Development: With a special focus on career development and mentorship, RIVA helps employees shape a career, not just a job. We train our senior management on how to implement tactics for retaining, challenging and developing our staff. Tuition, association memberships, certification trainings, and other development activities are reimbursed by RIVA to encourage networking, mentorship and professional development.
  • Activities and Outings: RIVA encourages fun, camaraderie and celebration among employees online via social networking platforms and in-person. Examples include an NCAA bracket, employee outings (bowling, sports events, etc), happy hours, holiday parties, Staying Connected events, CSR volunteer activities, golf tournaments and fundraising activities. "The Corporate Drive By" was developed to stay connected with employees working at disparate sites. The corporate team regularly stops by project sites to bring cupcakes, pizza and gift cards. It helps to foster the Open Door Policy and keep our employees engaged with corporate and each other.


$49,145 Average salary and additional cash compensation for General Clerk $84,500 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Business Operations
100% 401(k) match of employee's contribution, up to 4% of an employee's salary100% Company-paid health coverage for employees


  • 401(k)
  • Pre-tax savings account


  • Free snacks during the day
  • On-site package/mailing service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Free beverages during the day
  • Convenience store
  • Banking
Our employees enjoy the annual holiday party!


23 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment Set days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment
12 weeks Unpaid sabbatical


  • Flexible schedule (20% use it)
  • Compressed work weeks (14% use it)
  • Telecommute option (9% use it)


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


  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


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


  • Fitness center (at some locations)

    Community Involvement & Philanthropy

    $14,000 Philanthropic donations in last year


    • Director, Human Resources is accountable to formal diversity goals for employee recruitment and retention
    • 4 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
    • 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

    Employees at an annual Jamaican potluck lunch for the building!


    Fun photo booth at our annual Holiday party.

    How to Get Hired

    We asked RIVA Solutions 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?

    RIVA Solutions looks at many tangible elements, including education, specialty training, clearance level and experience, however we also focus on commitment to teamwork, a cooperative attitude, and the desire to succeed.

    What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

    RIVA Solutions is always looking for passionate, accountable, and driven innovators - prospective employees who are driven to find a new and better way of doing business.

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

    Because RIVA Solutions contracts are so diverse, ranging from Program Support to IT and Emerging Technology, our recruiting and hiring process remains flexible.  We are always recruiting for qualified, proven and cleared candidates.

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

    Interested candidates should visit our website at for more information on our corporate culture and any open positions.

    hiring Outlook

    2% Job Growth 79 Average applicants per opening
    552 Applications received 7 Positions filled in past year
    40% New hires by employee referrals 3 New positions created
    2 Jobs filled by current employees Yes Recruits on college campuses
    1 New graduates hired 8% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
    * All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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