Overwatch Systems

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Flexible place to work

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer III  in  Austin, TX
Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Austin, TX

Pros

One of the best things about Overwatch Systems is they are very flexible with work schedules. Taking time off is fairly easy and engineers do not always need to report when they will be out.

Cons

There is no way for engineers to work remotely. This makes life challenging when working loads of overtime. Projects tend to end at Christmas time, so that is when the engineers are working the most overtime.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Allow developers to log in to the network more easily so that they can work from home sometimes. Pay and benefits need to be improved now that additional compensation is not an option.

No opinion of CEO

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    Overall, it's a good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Austin, TX

    Pros

    Close to home. Great people working here and I have formed lots of great relationships. Salary and benefits are good. Good job security. Interesting work.

    Cons

    Development environment is lagging by several years - mostly because of the glacial pace of the DoD. Working in a closed development environment is very constraining. Excessive process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time studying what the current state of technology is and provide more vision, direction and leadership. It would be nice to have a Steve Jobs calling the shots.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    No reward for extra work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX

    Pros

    Tuition reimbursement is way above industry standard. I love not being in a cube. Most of the coworkers are great.

    Cons

    Don't ever sign up for task lead/software lead/CAL positions. You'll take on a bunch more responsibility, more stress, and more overtime. Think you'll be rewarded come PMP time? Think again. And now that OT is uncompensated you'll feel like an even bigger sucker. I'm probably not the only SWE checking out dice at work these days. The matrix organization is awful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's time to let product line go. Every (or almost every) product is releasing off its own main now anyways.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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