NCI Reviews

Updated April 9, 2015
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NCI Chairman and CEO Charles K. Narang
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  1. Helpful (2)

    NCI is not a good place to work.

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

    I have been working at NCI full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I got a paycheck, health insurance was okay but not great. Certification was paid-for but they have been tightening up their requirements so much so that applicants without current certs should really not bother. You get 1 month to acquire CompTIA Security+. Good luck with that.

    Cons

    NCI is a bottom-feeder. They undercut all other contracts and then deal with the financial disparity through their frugality with their employees. Expect micromanagement, freakish attention to timesheets, and being treated like children instead of professionals.

  2. Not a bad company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NCI

    Pros

    Upper management was somewhat attentive to staff suggestions and observations. Aggressive early on about working with staff to please the client. Lots of training available if you can find the time to take advantage.

    Cons

    Hiring decisions could have been much better. The firm seemed willing to hire anybody and let the client sort it out. This placed too much stress on us. The project manager could have pushed back against the in-place subcontractor but instead let the sub-contractor walk all over him.

    Advice to Management

    Be much more careful about choosing project management staff.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Talented team but communications are poor.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Sierra Vista, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Sierra Vista, AZ

    I have been working at NCI full-time

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is decent. Time off is decent. Flexibility in schedule. Very smart and talented team. They communicate how the bidding process is going but never tell anyone up front that even though they won a bid you can still be out of work.

    Cons

    Too many rebids with chance for layoff. Total lack of communication between sites on job task specifics. Do not feel secure in this position even though my position is perm because of the rebids every few months.

    Advice to Management

    In my mind with so many rebids my job is not stable thus I am constantly looking for work elsewhere. If you do not care that I can be cut at a moments notice why should I care about sticking around?

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  5. Helpful (3)

    NETCOM/Ft Huachuca

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Huachuca, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Huachuca, AZ

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a job. At a loss here, the parameters for this input require at least 5 words for Pros. Can't think of anything.

    Cons

    10% pay cut 2 years ago. VP comes out and blows smoke about 'saving our jobs and getting the pay back.' Seriously underbids the contract and gives us all a minimum of 8.5% pay cut, some got 25% or put on furlough (fancy term for being laid off without severance pay). Plus a slap in the face by renaming our positions to lower level titles. Between them and NETCOM's lack of leadership or management this is a terrible place to work.

    Advice to Management

    If you expect loyalty and respect from your work force, you need to give it.

  6. Helpful (1)

    System Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Systems Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Current Contractor - Systems Engineer in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at NCI as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great client and location to work.
    The pay if fair to good.

    Cons

    This is not a people company, a body for a seat, they take away holidays that were neigoiated, cut salaries, and lay offs all the time. Very poor middle management.

    Advice to Management

    Start caring about people and not your bottom line.

  7. Frustrating experience

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

    I have been working at NCI

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some good people working to make a difference for our government and DoD

    Cons

    Senior leadership keeps changing strategies to show the street they are making positive changes without much actual effect. Much of their talent has left and the company leaders who have made a difference were let go. Many of the new hires are from CSC reflecting the COO's past role at CSC. It is a very destabilizing environment contributing to poor morale.

    Also, the amount of leave time awarded per year is low for the industry.

    Advice to Management

    The number of new hires who formerly worked for CSC is making the current, non-CSC employees uncomfortable. The morale is poor in the workforce. NCI needs to stabilize the existing work and then establish a roadmap to grow instead of the current declining numbers.

    Charles Narang is a decent, honest man who is a pleasure to work for; however, he hasn't taken charge to move his company where he knows it should go.

  8. Helpful (1)

    currently employed by nci

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operator in Rome, NY
    Current Employee - Operator in Rome, NY

    I have been working at NCI full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    the people i work with. i have met some really good people working here over the years.

    Cons

    the management in this plant do not know care about there employees. and the raises are very pathetic. $.010 to $.25 is what i have seen in almost 8 years of working here.

    Advice to Management

    raises of $.10 or $.25 not even worth giving it out just making your employees mad. also treat your employees as if they make a difference and the will in turn actually make a difference. dont treat your employees as if they are just another person. also if you have a family they expect you to stay as late as it takes to make there money and you will loose out on your time with your family. and come time for reviews it makes no difference to them the sacrafices you made for them.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Great potential, but limited opportunities and cronyism were rampant while I was there.

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

    I worked at NCI

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

    Pros

    Those who do perform are very good and take up the slack for those who don't perform. The performers are great teammates.

    Cons

    Too many non performers were protected by their "patrons" which made work difficult for team members who actually DO perform. It can sap morale from the team who have to step in where others fail repeatedly.

    Advice to Management

    Hold managers accountable for the non performers in their groups.

  10. Helpful (2)

    Be aware what you will be

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Is an established player in the industry with standard benfits

    Cons

    flat in growth, so are you.

    Advice to Management

    should the firm goal is beyond daily survival.

  11. Helpful (2)

    Focused on Greed-No Employee loyality

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Washington, DC

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Local Teams are great to work with and committed to excellent results and satisfied customers. Terrific local management

    Cons

    Company will screw employees every chance they get. NO loyalty to staff Too many rules, No support when the chips are down.

    Advice to Management

    Start caring about your workers who are making your the money to win contracts Stop grabbing back on benefits No loyalty to anyone when humans and cash compwtw

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