CNI

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Stupendous

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - IT Engineer in Tucson, AZ
Current Employee - IT Engineer in Tucson, AZ

I have been working at CNI full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

With integrity, honesty, and hard work it offers career experiences in some of the most technically-advanced settings available.

Cons

There are no negatives with this company

Recommends
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    Pros and Cons at this place

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    Current Employee - Welder in Marietta, OK
    Current Employee - Welder in Marietta, OK

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good. Hours are ok.

    Cons

    Pay is not good for the work and is not commisurate with industry standards.
    Should not lower employee's wages so that they can have benefits, then promise those wages back and never give them or a raise at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire management that has a mature attitude and knows what they are doing. You don't constantly berate your employees, lose bids for jobs, send employees home early because there are no supplies to do the job, then the very next week tell them there will be mandatory over time because they are way behind schedule on a deadline because they haven't been doing their jobs. Management really needs to learn leadership and time management skills as well as sales skills to bring in jobs and maintain the equipement needed to do those jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    In an endless sea of thousands of IT companies, CNI is a hidden gem.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sierra Vista, AZ
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sierra Vista, AZ

    I worked at CNI

    Pros

    - Team of software engineers have diverse background and talent, and as a result, your career is better enriched working here versus other similar companies.
    - There's always a chance to engage in technical conversations, even with non-programmer managers, that can help enrich your current tasks and your long-run career.
    - Coworkers and management treat everyone with respect. Management criticism of subordinates is constructive, and doesn't sound like they're "talking down to you".
    - Management keeps most of the bureaucracy and paperwork separate from the subordinates, allowing them to focus more on doing their job, resulting in a more enjoyable work experience.
    - Upper management visits from time to time to personally thank the teams for their hard work AND they sound like they truly mean it!
    - The ability to use your engineering skills to keep America safe!
    - The ability to personally meet with the U. S. military (including some veterans who themselves are part of CNI management), and thank them for their hard work.
    - Although most jobs involve a "yearly contract" with the U. S. Government, the job itself is a Regular Full-Time job, not a Contract job, and as a result, employees get health benefits, medical/dental, 401k, and other perks you'd never see in most Contract jobs.
    - Most projects let you work 40 hours in a week, except for crunch time, which is rare.
    - All the coffee & snacks you'd ever want, with an "honor system" to encourage people contribute to this from time to time, enriching your coffee and snack experience to new heights!

    Cons

    - Upper Management needs to push harder to get contracts from the government. They lost some good contracts (and good talented software engineers) to other not-so-nice companies because of this.
    - Projects are often at the mercy of the customer, meaning they can impose certain unreasonable requirements from programmers and company management can do little to fight back.
    - Software Engineers are sometimes exposed to the customer "too much". There are some meetings where the customer wasted the engineers' time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As mentioned earlier, management needs to fight harder to get government contracts so that they are not forced to lay off talented engineers. They also need to act as a better filter between the customer & engineers in some cases. Except for this, management should continue being friendly to the engineers, thanking them for their work, providing constructive respectful criticism, keeping most of the bureaucracy separate from the work, and recruiting diverse talented engineers. And most importantly, thank you for continuing to help keep America safe!

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