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A Defense Company trying to do what they can to keep everyone happy during a time the Defense Industry is struggling.

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Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Austin, TX
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX

I have been working at Overwatch Systems full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

The flexible time is really nice (Core hours are 10 to 3 Monday thru Thursday), Nice 2 person offices, Decent pay: (Close to the Average), Fun and challenging projects.

Cons

Generally, cannot work from home (sometimes with Managers permission).
While pay is average, for most employees, it is low for the higher performers.
Due to the nature of our work, there may be long stretches of "bug fixing" which can reduce the morale.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Work harder to recognize and keep the higher performers.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Overwatch Systems

  1.  

    Was a great place to work before the Textron buyout.

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Overwatch Systems full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Money's good if you can get a security clearance. Austin is a nice place to live. Still a few seasoned pros around you can learn from.

    Cons

    Constantly changing direction at the whim of Army program management. No job security at all (60 % of Austin employees have been laid off in the last couple of years). They want to be a software service company for the government rather than product developers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for other opportunities. You're a pretty good bunch of guys but if your bosses at Textron won't allow you to keep promises to your employees you will rapidly lose credibility.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Spiral, spiral, gurgle gurgle gurgle

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Overwatch Systems

    Pros

    The people were good to work with. (At least before all of the layoffs and the departures.)

    Also, if you thrive on challenges, you'll find them here.

    Cons

    Serious brain drain. Between the layoffs and the "getting out while the getting is good", a lot of talented people are no longer with the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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