REI Systems Reviews

Updated December 23, 2014
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Friendly Company

    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

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

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

    Pros

    -> Friendly colleagues
    -> Flexible timings
    -> Work will keep you busy
    -> Excellent benefits

    Cons

    -> Need to work on cutting edge technologies.. Again this all depends on the govt. needs as most of the projects are health care projects.
    -> Routine work. Sometimes it's boring to work on the same thing.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Great Place to work !!!!

    • 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

    I worked at REI Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Open door policy for every one.
    Free friday bagel

    Cons

    Same type of work.

    No work from home policy.

    Need to adapt new technology.

    Advice to Management

    I have seen some manager, who takes thing personally and rather than be professional they taking personally.

  3. Helpful (2)

    I actually like working here!

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

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

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

    Pros

    REI systems actually listens to employees (Has multiple meetings per year with all employees like the recent Town hall, all hands meeting, and encourages feedback thru Yaller - a social collaboration tool). Based on past feedback, many positive changes have taken place.
    People here actually do care. Yes there are a couple of odd ones, but which company does not?? Last year;s 360 reviews and a 'management development program' were good steps. I am seeing a positive trend.
    Don't go by every feedback you read here. This company has a strong and good culture.

    Cons

    Yes - there are some bad apples. which place doesn't? Yes -the business development has slowed down, but that is this whole area (remember sequestration and its effects?) Calm down folks - the economy is reviving.

    Advice to Management

    Look at those bad apples and take action. Good job so far..

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Love my new job at REI!!!

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

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

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

    Pros

    - Talented, creative and smart folks
    - My earlier company did not have a "professional development" plan; so I am getting used to the 40 hours of professional development offered to by REI to all of their employees; kind of like what Google does for its employees
    - The company has a heritage ..This was evident during the week long activities planned for celebrating REI's 25th anniversary
    - There are some really good ping pong players...We recently concluded a ping pong tournament
    and Friday bagels :-)

    Cons

    - I know projects are doing this in their own environment, but it would be nice to have a research lab, where latest technologies can be tried out...

    Advice to Management

    thanks and please keep up the good work!!!

  6. Helpful (1)

    It's a much better place in last 2 years!

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

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

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

    Pros

    Professional Development Program
    Better Leave Benefits
    Better Medical Benefits
    Stock Options
    Great Place to learn new technology
    I would say it's an amazing place to work and learn new skills. Lot of brilliant people.
    Great Upper management
    Cool People
    An Employee Driven Health Club and Electronics Club is a great idea

    Cons

    Perception is some are managers because they are close to upper management not because they have skills. They lack soft and technical skills and also not good communicators. And that reflects clearly and poorly on REI. It's time they understand these project managers(98% of them) are not only bad influence on people but on company's reputation.
    These project managers make people slog , deliver the project and get good business for you. But in the process you loose 3 good people and a bad bad reputation!

    But upper management is doing a much better job which negates some of the harm done by others.
    People are generally good in the company.
    Overall it's a very positive company and is open to new ideas.
    Lot of changes are beginning to happen and that is bringing some confidence on the company.

    Advice to Management

    Clean up your project managers.
    Hire people who have good soft skills or find people who are good in people management skills inside company.
    You guys have amazing technical brains. You can use them better.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Company that cares

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

    I have been working at REI Systems

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

    Pros

    1. Executive team always willing to listen and learn

    2. The company is willing to make changes based on market needs

    3. Focused career tracks for technology and management cadres

    4. Great benefits package. (They just made great changes to the professional development hours, health and annual leave benefits package)

    5. World class facility with great amenities

    Cons

    1. Lack of core working hours, so that folks can plan their daily activities better

    2. Staggered vesting of 401K benefits. It would be nice to have benefits 100% vested in capital markets from day one of enrollment

    Advice to Management

    More focus on increasing REI's brand awareness in the Federal government sector

  8. Helpful (1)

    Love the positive changes + professional development

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

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

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

    Pros

    Focus on employee development and communication is very good. Based on employee feedback in executive town-hall meets, they brought many good changes. Benefits are better, vacation days are added, professional development hours. Very positive changes.

    Cons

    Need more focus on latest technology and innovation. Work from home priveleges difficult to get. I wish there was public transport and better food choices closeby

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the focus on employees. More Happy Hours?

  9. Helpful (1)

    Good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at REI Systems

    Pros

    Very intelligent people, excellent career growth

    Cons

    Needs more understanding of how business work. Sr. Management lacks industry experience

  10. Helpful (1)

    Program Manager

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

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

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

    Pros

    The company treats employees like family! Employee development focused! Flat organization structure lends to easy access to Senior Management.

    Cons

    The company needs to diversify its business more! The budget constraint in the federal government is impacting the growth of this mid sized company!

  11. Helpful (1)

    A great company to work with which has been growing the right way!

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

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

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Continuous growth, competitive salaries and benefits, great work culture, and positive work environment.

    Cons

    None that I can truly think of.

    Advice to Management

    Do not compromise on basic principles while growing and be open to changes.

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