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Workplace has seen large amounts of changes in the past few years and has an upside potential in aerospace/security

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Former Employee - QA Analyst in Herndon, VA
Former Employee - QA Analyst in Herndon, VA

I worked at Exostar full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Reasonable Compensation, Relaxed Atmosphere, Flexibility, Generally Understanding Supervisors.

Cons

As is the case with most offices, there is a lot of politicking going about and many folks have titles that are rather misrepresentative of the work they do. The last few years of Exostar seems to have run up on a penny-pinching mentality in the HR aspect. Skimping on insurance for new-hires, not starting benefits right away, etc. Careful of this.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue the clean up of titles and straighten out the duties of the employees.

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  1. Good company but sloppy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at Exostar

    Pros

    Good benefit, flexible work life balance

    Cons

    No clear career development path. Senior management has no really plan on training etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of team member's growth needs.

    Recommends
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    Welcome Back to HighSchool

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Exostar full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get almost 2 weeks off for Xmas; paid. That's the ONLY true benefit for this company.

    Cons

    1) If you're a 'Tiered' employee; like Tier I or Tier II, do not expect to get paid to the industry standard. The pay is terrible, and the benefits are worse. Expect to be paid $5-15K less than what your colleagues at other companies are making for doing the same job. This is sad considering the company is located in one of the highest cost of living areas. Hope you have a spouse with a job too. Upper management loves to keep this money. I accidentally caught a peek of their bonuses and it more than doubles my salary alone. But don't worry, they compensate you every now and then by ordering pizza, which you mostly likely won't get because it will be gone by the time you hear that there's pizza in the kitchen, and they will try to have fun activities that make everyone think, "Can I just get a bonus?"

    2) Highschool BS. If you work here, have fun with the different cliques. HR acts like she's an executive and treats employees like garbage. She cares nothing about the employees, and won't give you the time of day. If she's buddy-buddy with you, which is a small chance, you have job security. If not, have a resume handy. There are a lot of people there that have a sense of entitlement and will not be afraid to put you in your place, or degrade you for even asking a simple question. There is even one manager who has openly stated that she does not like having men on her team; AND DOESNT, but that's okay apparently.

    3) The benefits suck. Hope you don't have a spouse or kids and need bennies cause you won't afford them through this company.

    4) The Customer Support team gets treated like straight garbage. HR tries her hardest to ensure that customer support can't even make it to the Xmas party. The job itself is crummy enough when you consider the pay, and the disgruntled customers you have to deal with, but to include the disdain from HR and other departments absolutely destroys any morale you may have.

    5) Don't expect any growth, and certainly any help from HR to find a career path. HR won't even tell you when a new position opens up. There is no 'promoting' within unless you're lucky enough to work for one of the few managers who will. The company is growing and making plenty of money, but even if you get promoted, don't expect to be blown away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're part of the problem. Poop rolls down hill. My advice? Learn how to manage people, and appreciate your employees as they are your number one asset. Pay these people for God's sake. You wonder why turnover is so high? Money talks, pizza does not.

    Doesn't Recommend
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