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Toddlers with ant farms

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  • Career Opportunities
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

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  1.  

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

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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
  2.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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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