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Agilex Technologies Reviews

Updated January 21, 2015
Updated January 21, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mixed Experience

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

    I worked at Agilex Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Some of the managers and recruiters will do everything in their power to make your experience a positive one. Salaries vary; with the right manager, you get wonderful money. Benefits, not so good.

    Cons

    Lack of job security. A tendency to be inbred. Upper management hired from many government agencies; this may be an advantage when they bid on work but makes scope creep all too popular on projects. If you get a great salary, it can force you out the door if you have to change projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advocate for your employees. Great employees make great companies and great products.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not bad

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

    I worked at Agilex Technologies full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits, overall not a bad company to work for. I only worked there a short period of time but management was very helpful and concerned about the employees

    Cons

    They need to be more upfront about the length of the contracts you're being hired for. Not a lot of job security.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A great 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 Agilex Technologies

    Pros

    Agilex is a company that has great leadership and a friendly environment. They are committed to giving the best solutions and ensuring that their customers are satisfied.

    Cons

    There are not many negatives in my perspective since i'm fairly new. Agilex Technologies has reasonable company policies and goals. Additionally, they are dedicated to providing tools needed for employees to grow.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A secret society of OLD Boys and HR is a part of the mess

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Chantilly, VA

    I worked at Agilex Technologies full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good paycheck however it comes with a price which is joining the secret society of the elite OLE Boys.

    Cons

    A secret society of OLD Boys as I mentioned above. technical skills means literally nothing here. the disaster here is that HR team are very close friends with OLD boys team. few grandpas (profits) are dominating the game and if they don't bless the consultant to join the secret society then the consultant will be kicked out in a heart beat even if the consultant is an expert on the subject. Very weird and chaoetic place full of hoax and lies. The OLE boys teams knows for sure the project will be renewed indefinitely even if they fill the chairs with puppets. The worst experience I had in my entire career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No comment , just read above. Nobody is listening to any advice on that place anyway

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Agilex review, Kingstowne Office

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

    I have been working at Agilex Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They have interesting problems and applications. The work is classified so it's difficult to discuss it outside the people you work with. There are smart people in the office and it is a very casual environment. The new office is very nice and the fact that it is a smaller company <1000 employees allows room for you to make your own path rather than follow a company defined path. There are plenty of opportunities to meet upper management as well.

    Cons

    There isn't enough work for the people who are hired in the office. They try to fill the contract with bodies so that they can make more money. The people are smart but the work doesn't meet their potential. The management is also not very transparent about contract statuses. One day you hear something about contracts in a pipeline, the next day it's gone. They also have an interesting relationship with the client in that the products/solutions built have already been paid for by the client but not necessarily used by the client. Makes you somewhat useless. They also might lie about salary expectation. If you go to negotiate, aim high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to win more contracts and put your employees first. The life of the company right now is dependent on the happiness of the employees. There will be a breaking point where a lot of people is going to drop out on you.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    You are a body and nothing else

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

    I have been working at Agilex Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great Pay (yet usually temporary), decent work-life balance

    Cons

    Very disjointed borderline bait/switch operation. The biggest problem is that they will say ANYTHING to hire you. They will throw lots of money at you and tell you what you want to hear. However, when you get on board you find you are in a completely different situation then what was represented. You will find that many of their contracts are short term and up for renewal every 6 months. This means you are constantly worried that you will be cut or "redeployed" to another project in another city you don't want to work in or didn't originally sign up for to do. You are almost seen as just a shell that fills a seat and makes the company money. You are not an individual with personal and professional goals you are an ATM that sits at a desk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep staff in tune with the direction of the projects they are on. You should have a roadmap that extends beyond 6 months and let your staff know where they are going and why. Invest in us and we will ride with you to the end. Be completely candid and honest when bringing people onboard about what the job is like and what the entire scope of the project entails.

    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good compensation, great people, interesting work

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

    I have been working at Agilex Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Agilex excels at winning work. They have an extremely strong and well connected sales staff, and consequently have a good selection of interesting projects that they frequently prime. Because of their larger size and growth their compensation can be above average. The annual holiday party is fun, and they have nice little perks like a foosball table at HQ, gift basket at the holidays, and cookies on your birthday (depending on your sector). Above all they have some very talented and very nice people to work with.

    Cons

    There is no training policy, training budget, or software budget. The 401(k) policy is pathetic. The healthcare is below average. Their business practices are consistently shady (perhaps why they excel at winning work).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop talking about a training policy (it has supposedly been imminent for years) and do it now.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Biggest regret was joining this company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Consulting in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - IT Consulting in Chantilly, VA

    I have been working at Agilex Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Technical expertise of many developers is great. Met some great folks (who are unfortunately very unhappy). Free coffee.

    Cons

    Management is terrible and everyone should stay far away. Especially non-technical micromanagers. Many colleagues were blatantly lied to in their interview about the position description - they just wanted to fill seats. There is a white-only club when it comes to the managers and promoting from within. They all have each others backs and there is no place to complain and be heard without risk of your job. This place is like high school with drama and cliques. Very unprofessional in how negatively the managers speak about the clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micromanaging. Encourage training growth and treat people fairly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 9 people found this helpful  

    Started out great, became a disappointment

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

    I have been working at Agilex Technologies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I have worked with some of the brightest people in their fields of expertise, however the employee dis-satisfaction is directly proportional to employee talent.

    Cons

    Middle management is about as idiotic as upper management is oblivious. This company screams 'beltway bandit'. I have never worked at a place where delivery is so far down the totem pole over sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The world is a small and the world of government consulting is even smaller.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 7 people found this helpful  

    Growing Pains

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

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with, flexible schedule, good health care benefits. Great place to start your development career. Exposure to many different projects.

    Cons

    If you like punching the clock this is the place for you. No opportunity for training because if it is not billable to the customer forget it. Growing pains of hiring inexperienced employees. "Managers" have no authority so be prepared. Not a consistent 401k match. Too long to vest what they do decided to match each year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time for a real 401(k). Invest in your employees and share the vision. Happy customers and plenty of work yet no bonus and marginal pay raise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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