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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

Edaptive Systems Response

Oct 7, 2014COO

Thanks so much for the kudos. We’re thrilled you enjoy your work here and appreciate you taking the time to share your excitement with everyone.

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    Like life, work is what YOU make of it!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (more than an 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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