ENSCO (VA) Reviews

Updated June 16, 2015
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  1. Great Support and a family away from home

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ENSCO (VA) full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility and autonomy. You are given tasks and parameters to work within. So long as you complete the tasks timely and efficiently. They let you do your thing.

    Cons

    Changes happen too quickly. Most of that is due to customer requirements. Contracts are supposed to prevent that, but not at this company.

    Advice to Management

    No advice. Go where the money is.


  2. Helpful (1)

    A little known but excellent company

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

    I have been working at ENSCO (VA) full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Very professional people at all levels

    Able to make a working prototype of almost any concept quickly

    Cons

    Working business areas that cross divisions has always been difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Insentivize managers for business growth not just overhead management


  3. Helpful (2)

    I would go back to work there in a minute!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Washington, DC

    I worked at ENSCO (VA)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is a true community of intelligent people who are working together to solve hard problems. They seem to care about their employees and remember when you did well and reward you with respect.

    Cons

    It is family owned, so the stock isn't traded. Therefore it can't be given as a reward--the employees can't share in the natural growth of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to offer a lower level of closely-held, non-traded stock.


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  5. Great Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Falls Church, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in Falls Church, VA

    I have been working at ENSCO (VA)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work life balance; great benefits; great culture; performance discussions not performance reviews

    Cons

    Not enough funds for career development; need more focused business development that delivers results not just talk

    Advice to Management

    Get the company moving again so we are not fearful for our jobs!


  6. A fine place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Endicott, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Endicott, NY

    I have been working at ENSCO (VA) full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    There are many different types of projects to work on, so you can find something suited to your talents. Everyone is friendly and willing to answer questions that you have if you get stuck, which helps move things along faster.

    Cons

    The benefits are good, but can be costly depending on if you're single or have a family. There's not much communication between you and your manager unless you're both working on the same project. Salary does not match other contractors in the area.

    Advice to Management

    Adjust your project schedules based on prior projects, and have more communication between managers and the employees they manage. Adding an additional person to the project early on could prevent having to throw five people at it later when an emergency occurs.


  7. ENSCO NSS provides opportunity to perform, grow and lead impactful technology programs among talented peers.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Scientist in Springfield, VA
    Current Employee - Staff Scientist in Springfield, VA

    I have been working at ENSCO (VA) full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly, casual workplace with good company culture fueled by great employees.
    National Security Solutions (NSS) division works on important, challenging, and interesting solutions for its customers.
    Motivated employees can rapidly grow into project leadership to creatively contribute to/steer program development.

    Cons

    Lack of technical mentorship; specialized work teams do not facilitate apprenticeship and skill development.
    Corporate leadership transitions and instability over past 24 months have not clarified company's future direction.
    Minimal investment in Internal Research & Development challenges new business growth and competitiveness; new ideas need immediate customer.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to define, communicate and adhere to a realistic company identity, mission statement, and vision. Corporate leadership must embrace and support positive changes proposed by upper management.


  8. Very family oriented relaxed work environment

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

    I worked at ENSCO (VA) full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Very family oriented relaxed work environment
    Opportunities are there and if you are willing then you could really contribute to the overall mission of the division.

    Cons

    Lack of collaboration among groups and divisions
    Technology is a bit dated, not as cutting edge as bigger competitors IMO
    A little too relaxed work environment

    Advice to Management

    Emphasize training opportunities, not many employees are even aware that company offers Tuition Reimbursement. Encourage employees to join associations.


  9. Diversified Technology-Focused Company

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

    I have been working at ENSCO (VA) full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Above average benefits. Office culture generally congenial and easy going. Most of the people are good to work with. Dress code is business casual to casual. Management is generally very concerned about employee satisfaction.

    Cons

    Lacks technical capabilities and resources to be able to meet aggressive business acquisition goals. Springfield office is owned by company but generally run down.

    Advice to Management

    Get a better understanding of the technical limitations of your employees and resources/facilities. Spend more IR&D funds to improve capabilities. Close down the Springfield office and move into a more price competitive modern facility.


  10. Family orientated company but Mgmt seems to be shifting away from that philosophy.

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

    I have been working at ENSCO (VA) full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Family oriented Company. Great people

    Cons

    Benefits used to be above average. Now they are getting worse without notification to employees of changes.


  11. Very professional environment to work in.

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

    I have been working at ENSCO (VA)

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Family friendly culture; excellent benefits; stable/diverse projects within a multitude of industries.

    Cons

    Career paths are not defined.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to improve on their communication with employees on a more regular basis.



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