KEYW Reviews

Updated July 11, 2015
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KEYW Chairman, President, and CEO Leonard E. Moodispaw
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Best company I have worked for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Hanover, MD
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Hanover, MD

    I have been working at KEYW

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    KEYW really cares about their employees. The benefits and perks are top notch. Plenty of room to grow and move to other positions within the company.

    Cons

    I haven't found any yet.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  2. Helpful (1)

    Software Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Falls Church, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Falls Church, VA

    I have been working at KEYW full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    KEYW acquired my former company. Excellent benefits: several health insurance options, life and dental Insurance, 10% 401K match, stock options, 10 holidays, 20 days PTO/year, salary very competitive. Very family friendly company.

    Cons

    Upward mobility paths are not well defined and the company is more worried about acquisition than developing current workforce. Public company and value is based off the technical standing of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Define processes better and increase collaboration between projects.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Functional Area Analyst in Sierra Vista, AZ
    Current Employee - Principal Functional Area Analyst in Sierra Vista, AZ

    I have been working at KEYW full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company I was previously working for was merged into KEYW about 5 months ago. Great company, that for its size, does not just consider you a number; excellent benefits; well paid; making great moves to stay on top of both government and commercial contracting

    Cons

    I have no cons to report at this time. This company has satisfied me in all aspects. Closest thing to a con is that we are so far from HQ, but our local management team does well to keep us up-to-date with goings on.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Software Developer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Current Employee - Software Developer

    I have been working at KEYW full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    All the developers I've met and/or worked with have been really great. There are a lot of smart people to learn from. My managers have also been some of the best.

    Cons

    Internal divisions seem to not like allowing people to switch to other divisions. Company will probably be bought out or sold in the near future.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Finally a company that really cares about the employees.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at KEYW (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits Great pay Quarterly team lunches Sports/concert ticket give aways

    Cons

    My only con is the commute.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Excellent Culture

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KEYW

    Pros

    Everyone at the company was very professional.

    Cons

    I have no cons at this time.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Best place to work in the Baltimore Washington corridor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager Technical III
    Current Employee - Project Manager Technical III

    I have been working at KEYW full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very professional and skilled employees.

    Cons

    I really have nothing to say in this area. It was a good ride. I look forward to coming back.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Best company out there...cares about it's employees!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KEYW full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits/salaries. The culture is unique which combines caring and fun. Executives have open communication and they let employees know they are important to the company. The company promotes charity to the community so sponsor employees in their charitable endeavors.

    Cons

    Origianlly was fast growing so not all infastructure was in place, but that has improved.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Model Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Fort Meade, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Fort Meade, MD

    I have been working at KEYW full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing benefits to include inexpensive health care, unparalleled 401K, generous PTO and tons of Morale boosting perks. Strong reputation for excellence in performance. Large company with agile response to clients needs. Willing to take risks based in common sense that would take companies of similar size months of policy review and change to execute.

    Cons

    Most of the company's strengths revolve extremely specialized needs and complex customer problems - in short, not always the cheapest of missions to execute successfully. This sometimes puts KEYw at a disadvantage in competitive markets where the customer is willing to sacrifice quality for a best value solution. In my opinion, KEYW is not a good company for capturing competitive contracts when the Government is in financial turmoil. Not exactly a weakness, but it's business revolves around timing capture efforts with extreme strategy. Also, there is no centralized business development group, which means as a manager, you will need to be creative and versed in business development to progress in your career.

    Advice to Management

    A lot of emphasis is placed on maintaining low overhead costs by working in a flat environment. This sometimes puts pressure on managers to bite off more than they can handle in order to prove their worth. Remember to delegate, divide and conquer.


  11. Helpful (1)

    KEYW is my first employer out of college, and has set the bar VERY HIGH for other companies to match the experience.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Hardware Design Engineer I in Hanover, MD
    Current Employee - Electrical Hardware Design Engineer I in Hanover, MD

    I have been working at KEYW full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic benefits package, competitive compensation, availability of upward mobility. Great employee perks such as weekly sporting events tickets giveaways, gifts sent to your home for no charge to you, gift card giveaways. Great communication from Len and the other high level executives on the overall movement and operation of the company at an enterprise level. Friendly, efficient, and talented people for inside-operations such as Human Resources, Payroll, and Timekeeping operations. Always quick to respond to problems.

    Cons

    KEYW is a Maryland based company, so the professional sporting events are for Baltimore Orioles and Baltimore Ravens tickets. As a Washington DC resident, where is the love for the Redskins and Nationals?

    Advice to Management

    Continue the communication with All Hands meetings and emails with regards to the enterprise-level actions of the company. It promotes a unified feeling among co-workers, at all levels of their careers.



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