Thermopylae Sciences & Technology

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30+ days ago

Software Support Engineer- Security Clearance Required

Thermopylae Sciences + Technology Fort George G Meade, MD

Required Experience: - TS/SCI + FSP Security Clearance required • Expert Python - Object Oriented designs; Understand packages; Understanding of… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Chief Technology Officer

Thermopylae Sciences & Technology Arlington, VA

for the Engineering Services line of business, overseeing the Software Development, Engineering Management, Systems/Software Integration, and Systems…

30+ days ago

Director of Product Development

Thermopylae Sciences & Technology Arlington, VA

will focus on: • Managing the collective development activities for each product, to ensure a unified family of products is achieved…

30+ days ago

Jr. CSS/JS Developer

Thermopylae Sciences + Technology Arlington, VA

We’re actively expanding Thermopylae Sciences & Technology (TST) and we’re looking for engineers who are continuous learners, passionate, and are… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Sr. Software Engineer, Java-based Server Products

Thermopylae Sciences + Technology Arlington, VA

• You will get to work with emerging technologies focused around Google’s products, elastic scalable compute systems, SMAQ stack, and the next… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

iOS Developer

Thermopylae Sciences + Technology Arlington, VA

Candidate will be responsible for developing advanced applications to enhance ongoing software and Mobile development products for commercial and… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Engineering Manager

Thermopylae Sciences + Technology Arlington, VA

Engineering Managers at TST embed themselves within teams, serving as leaders, Scrum Masters and technical liaisons. Manages assigned team members… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Sales Coordinator - Commercial Accounts

Thermopylae Sciences + Technology Arlington, VA

on a daily basis. Plus, we are looking for someone with a passion for maps and a capacity for spatial thinking! Job Overview The Sales… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Software Sales/Account Executive- Commercial Accounts

Thermopylae Sciences + Technology Arlington, VA

We are expanding our Commercial sales team and looking for smart, fun, and entrepreneurially minded sales professionals who can help take our… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Linux System Integrator

Thermopylae Sciences + Technology Arlington, VA

The Integrator will serve on a team that provides integration support to systems, software and services in a fast paced enterprise cloud environment… Glassdoor

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    Going down hill and speeding up

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    I worked at Thermopylae Sciences & Technology full-time (more than 3 years)


    - Casual dress code. Company uses Google Hangouts and Google Apps for collaboration.

    - Flexible on work location. Many of the staff members are remote employees that are in different states and countries.

    - Get to use Good Hardware.

    - The tech support team is awesome for resolving internal issues regarding equipment. They make sure everyone has what they need to do their job effectively and realize the workers need an environment to be productive.


    Most organizations claim to have lofty goals and values, but many fall flat when you look at what actually matters to them in how they reward or disincentivise certain behaviours and environments. Thermopylae’s problems are many and deep, but can generally be broken into two distinct categories: compensation and environment.

    The annual review process, or lack there of, has no bearing on raises and bonus. Raises are less than inflation and bonuses appear to be based purely on social status.

    There is little to no opportunity for career or skills growth. There is no pathway to being respected for technical skills. Employees should be able to become an expert in a field and teach their co-workers what they’ve learned. There appears to be an inferiority complex amongst many in management and some engineers that actively punishes initiative takers and keeps the company from realizing it’s potential. To make matters worse, the company has a tiny training budget that most don’t qualify for.

    Employees are constantly in fire fighting mode and expected to work 60+ hours to “overcome challenges”. At the same time, salaries are below average and there is no overtime paid for time beyond 40 hours.

    Many companies are highly productive by being a flat organization, but Thermopylae uses it to hide problems and maintain chaos. Experts in fields are ignored, skills go unrecognized and good people are underutilized. There is no accountability to deliver the best solution and there are no consequences for failure...people just get moved around. It’s a pretty easy job to stay at if you’re interested in not doing much of anything.

    There are rumors that Thermopylae has asked specific employees to write reviews on glassdoor taking away anonymity or objectivity. I don't know if the rumors are true, but 4 of the 5 star reviews here were posted within a 2 day period by current seems fishy. No one is going to write an honest review when HR is going to check what you wrote.

    Management often makes promises to appease or acquire employees but avoids following through by using excuses like “business needs”. Why make promises you can’t keep?

    They use last years government slowdown as an excuse for poor morale and people quitting (averaging 1 per week for months). Good companies get better in slowdowns. They improve their position and improve their core staff. Thermopylae did the opposite.

    While management claims the opposite, their behavior makes it clear that Thermopylae is a consulting company, not a product company. There are more people working in management than developing products. There are 3 products, but these are used to get consulting contracts (often completely unrelated to what the products actually do). The number of product sales could be counted on 1 hand.

    My reason for leaving was not a snap judgement. I’m not one to complain to management about paying me more. Everyone can always go get more money by switching jobs. I realize that you can’t get a raise every time you ask or always get your way. Before my departure I decided I would stick it out and see if it would be better in a year (either in the sense of acquiring more technical talent or financially). When that date came around, I made the decision to start entertaining offers. If Thermopylae’s issues had improved, I would have stayed, but I didn’t see myself better a year from now. I honestly believe it is still getting worse.

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    Realize that the people choose to work for your company, not because they have to.

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