NJVC

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NJVC Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
25 Reviews
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Jody J Tedesco
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits and comparable to the market (in 4 reviews)

  • Fair compensation, great people, great environment (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Minimal or nonexistant opportunities for growth (in 3 reviews)

  • The breakdown appears to be at the middle management level (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    It's just sad...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NJVC

    Pros

    Good people doing the actual work of the company, decent benefits when you take into account company HSA contribution and immediate vesting in 401k match but overall benefits are evaporating rapidly because of "cost cutting" and decisions made by parent company.

    Cons

    Lack of promotion potential, no performance increases last year while management doesn't seem to have any problem giving themselves promotions, sizable bonuses and other perks. Most senior management don't even work in the building or even in the same part of the country, they "work" from home in completely different states. Most employees don't even know what they look like. Corporate communication is a total joke. An IT company should be able to do better than a few bullet points in plain text for a company newsletter. The only time you hear from the CEO is when he sends an email saying he's promoting an already senior VP to a "chief", or that we have lost a contract and to wait to hear from your supervisor the next day to see if you're losing your job - then hides and says if you have any concerns to send them to corporate communications instead of actually being accessible himself.

    It's too late now to right the ship. Efforts to bid on new work or even keeping the work they have had for many years have all failed but they keep throwing tons of cash at new business development staff. Management just seems to be milking the cow until the contract ends and are laughing all the way to the bank while they look the employees in the face and tell them there's no budget for merit increases or PTO. Anyone with a decent resume should consider leaving before having NJVC in your recent employment history becomes more of a joke than it already is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should be ashamed of itself. A lot of good, hardworking, decent people are affected by the decisions you make. Stop patting yourselves on the back and rewarding each other at the expense of your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    A company in desperate need of leadership!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NJVC full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The ONLY reason someone should work here is if they are unable to secure another job, other than that, this company is THE WORST! Ethically, Morally, and otherwise, this company is terrible. The HR department is not trained properly, the Management staff does not have a Management 101 course, and even though the requirements for Management jobs are spelled out, most of them don't have the proper education level (if any education at all) to maintain the position.

    Cons

    Working for people that have the understanding of a 5 year old can be tough, which is what it was like working for certain people in this company. The benefits are atrocious and the pay has gone into the tank as well. Contracts are not being won and strategic partnerships have not been formed because of all the haughtiness that exist.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Parent company should replace the CEO and talk to the boots on the ground to understand how things really are...then they should setup recurring meetings with their customers to build better relationships

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    NJVC Needs Help-The Ship is Sinking

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

    I worked at NJVC

    Pros

    Excellent pay if you got into the company in the early years. At one time benefits were good and NJVC was a decent company to work for.

    Cons

    NJVC has little chance of a future beyond 2016. It has failed to secure any significant new contract work outside of its only sizable Prime Contract, which is ending in < 2 years or sooner if it doesn't get its act together. Benefits are eroding fast, salaries were frozen last year, and employee confidence in Management is all but non-existent. Nepotism is obvious and there is little to no accountability regardless of how good or how bad someone performs. If you are not part of the inner circle within Management, you might as well go somewhere else because you will go nowhere. NJVC has no vision or strategy going into the future. The company doesn't really value the people that keep the wheels turning. It is a real shame.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and get lose the arrogance. Hire real business development professionals that have proven track records of winning new business opportunities. Offer some incentive to retain talented professionals and stop playing favorites among the select few.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Leadership cares about themselves and that's it

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NJVC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    High salaries and ability to "fly under the radar" if you dont feel like working EVER

    Cons

    Where to begin.....

    -Sole contract that is ending + Sitting on that big contract + NO BD at all = NO future
    -Employees take advantage of lax oversight leading to more work for performers
    -No one cares....leadership gets bonuses - all perks have been stripped from employees (picnic, holiday events, morale boosting philanthropic events....NJVC does NOTHING for their employees)
    -No communication to employees except when changes are happenning - not prior (i.e. PTO accrual decrease, loss of contracts, management changes, layoffs)
    -30% efficiency is what we do every year as work dwindles. While others partner and win more work, we do nothing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize the ship is sinking not only for you...but the other 800 employees. CEO is never even in the building. Come around and say hello once in a while before your company is gone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nepotisms is very high in this company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NJVC full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The company salaries are higher than other companies in their industry.

    Cons

    This company is not for minorities that are vey talented. Some managers will give you low performances ratings and try to get you out of company because the managers are intimidated by talented minorities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go fish!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't believe any of the positive comments, they are planted from the Corporate Communications people.

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Springfield, VA
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Springfield, VA

    I have been working at NJVC as a contractor

    Pros

    High salary and you can find some great people in the trenches.

    Cons

    No direction, no leadership, no future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop cutting the workforce and start cutting your friends. 4 cuts in 2 years - zero VP's and above.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company that will lie to you

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at NJVC full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    High Pay. Because they refer to there NGA customer as a cash cow.

    Cons

    Management is after one thing: Money
    Employees are after one thing: Money
    HR is paid to lie to you about everything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean up HR and the lies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Lacks Leadership, Issues with Ethics, Favoritism Rampant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer

    I worked at NJVC full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work-life balance is feasible if you're on the contract. Salaries tend to be good for the area. Good people, many who stay because of salaries, but are dissatisfied with the poor upper management.

    Cons

    President who essentially required his son to be hired, when he did not have any relevant skills and who constantly did not show up for work, or showed up and had inappropriate behavior. Managers overlooked the issue, while peers had to deal with the challenging co-worker, for whom they essentially needed to do the work due to his incompetency and 'issues'. President plays favorites, having promoted the Director of Comms from an Admin role, jumping her many levels, despite inability to write or have any previous Corporate Comms or Marketing expertise. Senior leaders that play the corporate game, but are technically incompetent survive at this IT company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Chenega, clean up your NJVC unprofessional organization, and start at the top. Stop spending large amounts of money to send Senior Execs fishing in Alaska.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Worst Ethics and CEO of any company in existence. Needs a government watch dog investigation.

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    Former Employee - Senior Management Operations in Vienna, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Management Operations in Vienna, VA

    I worked at NJVC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great government client, hard working individual contributors, and pay but all for a price. Your blind eye and ignorance to the dishonesty.

    Cons

    Treats their client like a cash cow. Its never about the non management employees or the execs get the big bucks, rewards and perks. Unfair practice in hiring and promotions. Not what you know but its who you know. Lots of unethical activities. The government watch dog would investigate them. Though they are an American Native company, no money ever makes it back to the Chenega people. HMMMM...illegal

    Its better to be unemployed and live in a tent then work for them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The CEO should be fired along with all current SVP and VPs. Too many extremely comfortable fat cows and little ambition or hunger to fix or grow the company. ITs like a dying horse..time to make glue..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Not every athlete is a champion

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Chantilly, VA

    I have been working at NJVC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very nice people to work with.
    Good commute
    Nice building
    Low stress environment
    If you set your standards low enough, you will not be disappointed. Lots of nepotism, which normally would result in people doing a poor job, but in this case, since many people don't do much, the performance measurements make them look good.

    Cons

    Horribly expensive benefits
    Management insists we come to work most every day.
    Zero promotion possibility
    Forced to do work with no guidance
    If you are a high performer, coming here is risky, because you might get labelled as a busy-body. Another risk comes from when you try to find another job, because few companies will hire you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enjoy it while it lasts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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