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REI Systems Reviews

Updated April 4, 2014
Updated April 4, 2014
73 Reviews

3.0
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REI Systems President & CEO Veer Bhartiya
Veer Bhartiya
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible hours, nice working environment (in 6 reviews)

  • Very friendly work environment, which also includes top management (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Majority of the Project Managers/Portfolio Managers are horrible to work with (in 4 reviews)

  • After all this hard work also, do not expect recognition unless you have out of office friendship with managers (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Unethical and disrespectful

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

    Pros

    Good medical insurance
    Some very talented individuals
    Good relationship with existing customers

    Cons

    No order or process of doing things. No rules in software development. Managers don't understand or value software development best practices. They just want things done to make up their unrealistic promises with the customer. Things break and then they get mad. Not realizing that they have themselves to blame for mismanagement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus has been on employee retention from senior management. However, mid level managers are not helping.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worst Managers ever!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Delivery/QA  in  Sterling, VA
    Current Employee - Software Delivery/QA in Sterling, VA

    Pros

    Decent benefits.
    Federal govt projects,so gives you stability

    Cons

    This place is good for people who don't mind being bullied by Managers.People who have stayed 10 + years in the firm have all grown up the hierarchy and become Managers.Most of them are not proficient enough in English(verbal or written)managers have 0 Managerial skills and extremely poor soft skills.they could yell at any subordinates every other day for silly reasons.There is no process and Manager changes/manipulates the process as per his wish .This is RIDICULOUS and need to stop in case you want to save old employees.

    REI is very could at giving loft designations verbally and make you slog to their utmost potential..However that position will never come to you on paper...

    Senior Management does not take any action against these monstrous Managers who actually could suck up all your blood...!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take action on your Managers...they are honestly not up to the mark

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Stepping Stone

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

    Pros

    Most of the people are good people to work with and are rather intelligent.

    Cons

    Management at the program manager level is horrible. Make ridiculous commitments to customers for which the engineers have to break their backs to meet. When these ridiculous commitments are actually met, who is rewarded for it? The managers....not the engineers are rewarded for meeting these goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your engineers! They are the ones that actually do the work....not the managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Bad management and stressful life

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

    Pros

    You do get chance to learn new things in first few months of your tenure at REI

    Cons

    PMs do not care, how much ever you work, they always expect employee to work for more than 10 hrs a day.

    Life here sucks... you cannot spend a single evening with your family, you get calls when on vacation or offline from communicator..

    there are lot of senior people, who are in the company for 8+ years, they think employees are slaves.. keep putting pressure on employees, and keep them ALWAYS under stress..

    Lot of blame games and politics, few people have developed out of office relationships with the seniors, they do not work at all and keep bitching about peers / fellow employees to the PMs / resource managers.

    Generally people are hied for associate position and the company tries to keep them on low salary as many days as possible.

    Timesheets are also a pain here, as full time employees have to justify every minute of their work like contractors. In order to get full salary at the end of the pay period, every employee has to justify each and every minute of their work hrs spent.

    After all this hard work also, do not expect recognition unless you have out of office friendship with managers.

    Do not expect bonus, if you get an award in the same year. According to REI management
    Performance excellence monetary award / referral money / Yearly bonus are all the some, all the employees get only one of the above in an year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change the environment of slavery and let people grow. all managers needs to improve.
    Culture should change

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not for everyone

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

    Pros

    - very friendly coworkers
    - you will meet few very smart people
    - upper management is hands on and tries to re-enforce a healthy culture
    - depending on the project, you will get exposed and experienced

    Cons

    -on most projects , 40 hr weeks do not cut it , you need to put 50-60 hrs to be in good terms with the managers, leaving after working 8 hrs will raise eyebrows around you.
    - on most projects, it is expected that you work on weekends when necessary, your personal time WILL be sacrificed to impress the client, you are expected to embrace this culture
    - if you don't know how much you are worth in the market, they will take advantage of you
    - if the PM over promised the client , you will pay the price to fulfill unrealistic expectations. you will have to put your personal time to cover up for the PMs mistakes, some PMs will also try to make it your fault so you feel obliged to work 80 hr weeks to catch up.
    - PMs usually only care about the project profit to impress the upper managers, although not uncommon, but it goes to the extreme.
    - Sometimes you will feel like an independent contractor where no one cares about your career path or well being .
    - maybe around 8 out of 10 employees are on H1 visa, that influences the work culture and salaries (usually h1 visa employees are more desperate and tolerate abuse in terms of work hrs or compensation)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mid level managers need serious work, and do not expect your employees to stay loyal to the company if they feel abused.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    favoritism and unprofessional

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Sterling, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sterling, VA

    Pros

    Company has long term contracts and has been in business for a long time. Employees are friendly and easy to work with.

    Cons

    There is a lot of favoritism in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't talk to leads to get honest feedback. You will get feedback from employees not leads.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Work work work Lots of work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Analyst  in  Sterling, VA
    Current Employee - QA Analyst in Sterling, VA

    Pros

    cool environment to work. Flexible in work schedule.

    Cons

    60 hours of work week... Very disorganized teams.,,, team members are not cooperative and the manager doesn't care about the togetherness of the team.... just happy as long as the task is done....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the talent and not the number of years on paper

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    Fast paced environment, friendly colleagues, fair benefits. The top executives care about the employees but lately there has been a disconnect.

    Cons

    lack of planning, unrealistic and uneven task assignments, too much work, stress. Sometimes feel like learning nothing new and working exactly same things.
    Managers see-saw between being caring to mean and are overly focused on budget without focusing on proper planning and work allocation and lack the ability to motivate and utilize resources.
    Technology is outdated and people who claim to know newer technologies seldom do.
    Employees expected to work late nights and weekends frequently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Growing sense of insecurity distrust in some employees needs to be addressed, now. Too much negative micro management. Need to encourage employees to learn newer technologies. Work life balance needs to be improved.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great work environment with unrealistic deadlines and constant changes

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

    Pros

    People are friendly, Very relaxed on hours, Quarterly events to raise moral

    Cons

    Unrealistic deadlines with constant changes, very difficult to debug company standard platform

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drop a few projects. Quit expanding. Learn to fix the scaffolding at the bottom of the building before trying to go higher, otherwise the fall will be much greater. Pay more attention to the developers and less to the customer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sweat House Beware!

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

    Pros

    Only one - Will get to learn technology
    Good Customer Care to the clients.

    Cons

    Many:

    1. Sweathouse. Higher management will want you to work all day all week actually whole year.
    2. Most of the employees are Indians which is kind not good in a way. Reason - Most of the higher Management expect you to work all night and weekend and does not appreciate your work the next day/weekday. Looks like they bring this Indian work culture to USA. Excuse me! Welcome to USA. BTW, looks like most of manager are inexperinced in managing a team. When they are stressed, they stress the crap out of the whole team.
    3. Employee appreciation - 0 (Higher level management behave very cheap sometimes).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please maintain some diversity in the workforce, especially higher level management.
    When someone wants us to works after hours, they should know that they want "MY" time to invest into company's time and they should atleast care to mention "Can you please be able to work this weekend?" instead of "finish this work this weekend". God! I can't imagine how these guys to become managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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