An Interview with ManTech Employee, Laura
Title: Executive Director/Security Integration and Operations Branch Manager
Group: Mission Services & Solutions Group / Special Projects Division
Time at ManTech: More than 2 years
What drew you to ManTech?
I was impressed by the managers with whom I interfaced while I worked at a customer site and their commitment to the employees as well as the customers. I wanted to be part of that winning team and continue to grow in my career.
During your time here, has the company changed? If so, how?
Yes, we’ve had a few reorganizations with changes in various leadership roles and functional support. There is more focus on employees and growth in business development. All this is demonstrated in ManTech’s recent wins and opportunities for the employees be it training or career growth.
How do you balance career and home life?
It’s easier now that my children are grown and on their own. Regardless, we all need to have that balance. Having a backup plan, friends and family to ensure the children were taken care of was a necessity. Now it is picking special times to not miss, be it the grandson’s soccer games, school plays or our family functions. Work has to be balanced as well, my customers and teams expects no less because of home life, and I work hard to ensure that I handled my professional responsibilities.
What advice do you have for prospective ManTech candidates?
Ensure your resume matches the job you are applying for. Once hired, take advantage of the excellent tuition opportunities to increase your support to that customer and to future ManTech work. Regardless of your job, do it to the best of your ability and become a valued part of your team.
What do you like most about ManTech?
The people I work with, be it my teams, peers, management and functional support. All are extremely helpful and supportive.
What is your favorite family tradition?
The family football/soccer game on Thanksgiving. Our family and friends gather and we typically play children vs the parents. As the children got bigger and faster, the adults had to recruit a few to keep it balanced. Always fun and lots of laughs.
What is on your wish list for the next 10 years with the company?
Continued success on my programs, my teams and on our recompetes. Also, I would love to see more work expanding on our financial services market.