Culture Shines as Karsun Receives Awards and Recognition

Update: Since this article was published Karsun was named among the Top 100 Companies for Culture by Comparably.com.

Karsun received its first workplace and culture awards this year. These include both Top Workplaces USA’s Top Technology Industry Workplace award and Comparably’s Best Company Happiness, Outlook and in Washington, D.C. and Best CEOs for Diversity. The awards honor the growing enterprise modernization company serving customers at government agencies such as DHS, FAA and GSA. They also netted mentions in Business Insider, iHeartRadio’s CEOs You Should Know, Human Resources Director and on employee ranking site Comparably. Covered in stories on flexibility, mentorship and workplace happiness, Karsun stands out as a company where team members are empowered and ready to Do Extraordinary.  

Culture Shines in Karsun Awards Team Trophy Image

Awarded for Growth, Awarded for Culture

These new achievements for culture and workplace reflect what many industry groups and publications also recognize, Karsun Solutions is a premier IT consulting firm. This year it earned its seventh consecutive Inc. 5000 award and additional recognition from Inc. as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the Washington, D.C. region. The Northern Virginia Technology Council also awarded Karsun its third consecutive Tech 100 award. Meanwhile, Comparably, which bases its awards on the ratings of current employees, selected Karsun for both Best Company Outlook and Best Company Washington, D.C. awards.

Karsun also received its first ranking on the Washington Business Journal Diverse Companies. It ranked fifth on the “Largest Companies Owned by People of Color in Greater D.C.” list. Karsun’s second award for diversity came from employee rating site Comparably which named Sundar Vaidyanathan one of its Best CEOs for Diversity. In August, Vaidyanathan appeared on iHeartRadio’s CEOs You Should Know in an interview on employees’ career journey and experience at Karsun.

Leadership Begins Within

Leadership and professional development programs start with the Karsun Innovation Center (KIC). The KIC leverages an in-house research and development unit, employee-centric practice areas and Karsun Academy which supports certification and training. The R&D team prototypes new technologies and is often the starting point for participants in Karsun Internship Program. This year’s intern class experimented with tools supporting asynchronous workdays. It was also featured by Comparably for companies offering flex internships. Many interns later transition to support client and delivery work at Karsun.

Practice Areas not only act as centers of excellence supporting initiatives like Karsun’s recent AWS Migration Competency but also empower teams through resource libraries, access to industry experts and opportunities to share experiences outside their team or organization. One popular program is Karsun’s Brown Bag series which includes both technical topics and sessions on soft skills like mentorship and virtual presentations. 

Preparing Industry Leaders

Brown Bags, in addition to Karsun Academy’s Dojo workshops, serve as training grounds to prepare experts to present at outside events. The KIC’s Data Practice hosts the DataOps NoVa Meetup which previously included presentations from Karsun delivery team members, interns and experts. Government and public sector technologists may now also join practice experts for Karsun led AWS Immersion Days. And as hybrid and virtual industry events dominate calendars speakers from Karsun appeared at events like All Day DevOps

Partners ACT-IAC ELC Photo Ben Marglin Raminder Saluja Jay Kondapalli
Ben Marglin, Raminder Saluja and Jay Kondapalli at ACT-IAC ELC 2021

In addition to events featuring our practice leaders, Karsun corporate leaders also shared their experience scaling and growing with Karsun. Senior Vice President Ben Marglin presented on this topic as part of an ACT-IAC panel. He later spoke on Acquisition Innovation at the organization’s annual Executive Leadership Conference (ELC). Senior Director Raminder Saluja was recognized at the same event as Karsun’s 11th graduate of the organization’s prestigious Partners professional development program. Director Jason Marceau likewise continued his ongoing relationship with the University of Southampton. Here he participated in a series of talks on the growing data field while sharing with students opportunities to grow in their tech and data careers.

Internally and externally Karsun’s dedication to building a workplace where teams grow with it was reflected in a series of workplace awards this year. With employees and industry rating it highly it truly is among the premier technology contractors serving the federal government. With growth expected to continue throughout 2022 new team members can join the journey now. Karsun’s hottest jobs include Data Engineers, Full Stack Developers, SDETs and UI/UX Designers. Apply for open positions at KarsunCareers.com.

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