KEYW

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Current Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  Fort Meade, MD
Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Fort Meade, MD

Pros

Amazing benefits to include inexpensive health care, unparalleled 401K, generous PTO and tons of Morale boosting perks. Strong reputation for excellence in performance. Large company with agile response to clients needs. Willing to take risks based in common sense that would take companies of similar size months of policy review and change to execute.

Cons

Most of the company's strengths revolve extremely specialized needs and complex customer problems - in short, not always the cheapest of missions to execute successfully. This sometimes puts KEYw at a disadvantage in competitive markets where the customer is willing to sacrifice quality for a best value solution. In my opinion, KEYW is not a good company for capturing competitive contracts when the Government is in financial turmoil. Not exactly a weakness, but it's business revolves around timing capture efforts with extreme strategy. Also, there is no centralized business development group, which means as a manager, you will need to be creative and versed in business development to progress in your career.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

A lot of emphasis is placed on maintaining low overhead costs by working in a flat environment. This sometimes puts pressure on managers to bite off more than they can handle in order to prove their worth. Remember to delegate, divide and conquer.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other reviews for KEYW

  1.  

    KEYW is my first employer out of college, and has set the bar VERY HIGH for other companies to match the experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Hardware Design Engineer I  in  Hanover, MD
    Current Employee - Electrical Hardware Design Engineer I in Hanover, MD

    Pros

    Fantastic benefits package, competitive compensation, availability of upward mobility.

    Great employee perks such as weekly sporting events tickets giveaways, gifts sent to your home for no charge to you, gift card giveaways.

    Great communication from Len and the other high level executives on the overall movement and operation of the company at an enterprise level.

    Friendly, efficient, and talented people for inside-operations such as Human Resources, Payroll, and Timekeeping operations. Always quick to respond to problems.

    Cons

    KEYW is a Maryland based company, so the professional sporting events are for Baltimore Orioles and Baltimore Ravens tickets. As a Washington DC resident, where is the love for the Redskins and Nationals?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the communication with All Hands meetings and emails with regards to the enterprise-level actions of the company. It promotes a unified feeling among co-workers, at all levels of their careers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Company, Good Benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Great Benefits, Hard to find another Company that is comparable.
    - Good Salaries.
    - Work environment depends on your contract

    Cons

    - Seems hard to move to different contracts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. Keep doing what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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