Edaptive Systems Reviews

Updated August 17, 2014
Updated August 17, 2014
16 Reviews

3.6
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    Software developer

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Owings Mills, MD
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Owings Mills, MD

    I have been working at Edaptive Systems as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Good work culture, process oriented , great team to work with. Opportunity to learn lot of stuff related to Heath Care

    Cons

    Not many new projects , pretty much the same kind of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  2.  

    Great co-workers, Senior managers out of touch

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst  in  Owings Mills, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Owings Mills, MD

    I worked at Edaptive Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    very competent coworkers, they are willing to help, work hard and care about doing quality work

    Cons

    mid level managers do not deal with stress well and pass it on to the worker bees. HR and senior management competent but out of touch with how staff is being treated by mid level managers that can not deal with the stress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management your worker bees are dedicated, work harder than you know, are not treated well at times by managers can become irrational fits while under the gun and half an hour latter have a smile on their face. Company has potential, this is the time to take a honest look at itself.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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    Great owners, strong HR department, strong team work ethic

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst  in  Owings Mills, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Owings Mills, MD

    I have been working at Edaptive Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Experience depends on your project assignment. If I have a challenging day, I remember the road blocks that I experience the management tries to address. There is truly an effort to make the company an employee friendly place. Like all companies who have a sudden growth spurt, there have been bumps in the road. The owners do listen and try to make improvements to the workflow, reviews, support and suggestion channels. They desire to keep the small company feel by providing sodas, coffee and orange juice. Once a month, they treat contractors and employees with a free lunch.

    Education is encouraged strongly. They understand if their team builds their skills, the company is more marketable for other contracts or partnerships.

    Telecommunting several days 1 - 3 days a week is encouraged as long as you are able to complete tasks and deadlines.

    Cons

    Some managers do not have the talent to manage or communicate properly. Employees give feedback that informs their sr. managers where their functional managers need to focus their skills.

    Job Opportunities are plentiful for Maryland employees. Non-Maryland residents have been considered for Maryland posted positions but the employee must have a history of working hard and being a great communicator.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee feedback for mid manager performance review should occur twice a year just like a standard employees. It gives a manager an ability to correct skewed behavior.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good People Don't Stay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Owings Mills, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Owings Mills, MD

    I worked at Edaptive Systems full-time

    Pros

    Free soft drinks and coffee; free lunch once a month; proximity to gym and Subway; free parking; strong Business Development Team.

    Cons

    High turnover rate. Only tool in the Corporate management toolbox is a "hammer." No recognition by corporate management of a job well-done. Human Resources only supports top management and is not supportive of employees. Lack of college degrees and management training by some in top management roles. Little involvement of Partners in corporate operations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to manage and support employees and stop micromanaging tasks. Focus more on staffing and succeeding on current contracts and projects and a little less on next year and the next big contract bid.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    If you are looking for a company that means what they say - Edaptive is the place!!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Edaptive Systems

    Pros

    If you are looking for a company that means what they say - Edaptive is the place. Work balance? Not just a concept - a reality. Agile work environment? Reality even in the tough govt workspace!!! Great people, great environment... Nowhere is perfect, but these guys really try.

    If you're looking for a place you can grow & learn - this is the place!!!! Come join us if you can. Learning organization. Small enough to branch out and try new things. Honest communication... They appreciate their employees!!! Good money, reasonable raises and benefits...

    Cons

    None that I've seen.... Nothing negative from me....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

  7.  

    Like life, work is what YOU make of it!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Edaptive Systems full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of openings, opportunities for training and growth only if you seek it out. If you're content on doing the minimum during the day, you should look elsewhere. The teams I have worked with push each other to succeed and it has been extremely rewarding. In a government setting where things move slow or decisions come at the last minute that's a lot to ask. The growth of the company has been amazing over the past few years and the sky is the limit with Edaptive!

    Cons

    Not enough sundae days in the summer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on winning contracts and change the bonus structure so it trickles down to the masses.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Toddlers with ant farms

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Owings Mills, MD
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Owings Mills, MD

    I worked at Edaptive Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nothing really good to say. They encourage 50-60 hour weeks, disprove of prototyping or new ideas despite approving tools, CMs tend to make stuff up as they go, and managers follow ripped slides from wikipedia. Everybody are"yes" men and are more mindless drones with no real ideas or solutions. Mediocrity is defended well and if managers aren't giving the ideas, they neglect the team. I have never seen a PM texting in peripheral sight of a customer during a sprint review or heard a manager ask an employee about a basic Agile staple despite apparently having a higher cert, and attempting to sell "agile" to the govt. It is one thing to oversell, but I have seen more peddling of side projects than actual team deliverables. I wonder how many of these reviews are plants. A lot I bet. Edaptive is cheap. They put on a good show but cannot provide business cards to the employees unless they meet customers or even get a JIRA or even a TRAC like system. These guys will bait and switch you anyway they can.

    Cons

    -Bad benefits
    -No defect system
    -Bait and switch
    -Rejection of good talent
    -No really proven Agile managers, just smoke and mirrors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Get your priorities straight
    -Listen to your team, support prototyping
    -Like AA, admitting you have a problem is step 1/12. That does nothing to correct the issue.
    -Selling "Agile" is fine, but conditioning of customers to believe in unrealistic things from the team is not. North Korea is a pretty good place to live if you believe their state t.v.
    -How about shelling some coin for defect and ticket tracking system?
    -The hivemind mindset needs to get dumped otherwise you'll lose your precious "contracts"
    -Quit being defensive and reactionary or you'll sink your team
    -Get agile coaches and proven managers in there. Stop putting untrained personnel who can only pass a test in roles of direct management seeking to prove their worth. It doesn't benefit the team and ego before team never wins out.
    -When you put someone in charge of a task who is supposed to be your SME on the subject and you spend more time under utilizing him/her off, questioning their integrity, and less listening to their recommendations, expect to feel the pinch. When you pick a technology and are so uneducated in its use, but you turn to someone who has that knowledge or extends an olive branch to learn from an expert, you uplift them from Day 1 and not Day 31. When your employees are venting to fellow employees and not managers, there is a clear problem. When your employees trash your "decrees" or deride your solutions meting after meeting, you might want to listen before speaking.
    -Do your research before arbitrarily picking things and speaking like a newb to an expert.
    -Work smarter and not harder. Options over decrees. Team goals over management promises and directives. Efficiency over OT.
    -If you are going to claim agile, do more than just show off awards on a t.v.
    -Get better benefits
    -Learn some proper business etiquette and respect while your team gives a demo., no walking out, no cell phones, no screwing around. You send bad signals to customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work for if you are a go getter!

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Owings Mills, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Owings Mills, MD

    I have been working at Edaptive Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Managers encourage ideas, enthusiasm, and hard work. The company has a comfortable setting since you can wear jeans if you are not meeting with a client. The company takes good care of employees who put forth the effort. Being a parent is not an issue here, they have flex hours and understand snow days.

    Cons

    It is a lot of work that you will take on and be prepared to wear a lot of hats. However, it does not go unoticed. Just must be able to handle stress well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent place to build a career - not just a job.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Owings Mills, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Owings Mills, MD

    I have been working at Edaptive Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Many, many career opportunities. Team member satisfaction is taken very seriously.

    Cons

    A few minor growing pains, but very minor to say the least.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue with career and internal growth opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Overview Jan 2014

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Edaptive Systems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Bright people that are team players

    Cons

    not always a clear direction

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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