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A small company with interesting projects, smart engineers, and tight deadlines

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Rockville, MD
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD

I have been working at Hillcrest Labs

Pros

Interesting and different work than is normally found in the DC area. The company has the largest concentration of smart engineers that I've ever worked with. Ego is not an issue, and most people are genuinely nice to be around.

Cons

Tight deadlines and changing priorities. Management tends to take engineering heroics for granted and pushes some people to burn out.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Please don't call Hillcrest Labs a startup any more. There should be some limit to the number of years that you can call yourself a startup. Six years is a long time to take to graduate.

Other Reviews for Hillcrest Labs

  1.  

    Very interesting and exciting work, lots of work and aggressive schedules

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hillcrest Labs full-time

    Pros

    Get to develop cutting edge technology, respected industry leader, innovative products

    Cons

    Aggressive schedules, priorities shift a lot

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Strong management but lack of product strategy hurt future revenue

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hillcrest Labs full-time

    Pros

    Moving perfectly by order of CEO. Excellent engineering resources. Good business development executives.

    Cons

    Strategic focus has been diverged and lack of foresight hurt a lot of potential business growth. Employee may not see their long-term career development because senior management does not redeem achievement of some prominent employees. Decision has been made solely by friends of CEO or senior management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Renew some of senior executives and put more engineering and research effort for strategic or opportunities for future revenue opportunities. Make a decision after hearing your employees, not your sweet friends.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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