Proteus Technologies

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It's an alright job

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Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff
Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff

I worked at Proteus Technologies

Pros

Challenging work. Good pay. Nice Benefits. Gym's a plus.

Cons

eh. seems to be pretty similar to any other government contractor. If you've done it once it's pretty similar.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Everyone was friendly, but if you're looking to grab new talent out of college you got to ease up. The pitch is good I'd say, just mellow out. No one can output quality work for 8 hours a day. If you're an engineer you'll get burned out too fast. So encourage the project through team work, but maybe allow some time for employees to be creative and contribute. Too many times i see just code monkeys and not engineers.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good pay, highly talented employees, but very cost conscious

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Annapolis Junction, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Annapolis Junction, MD

    I have been working at Proteus Technologies full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The company employs some of the smartest people in the industry.
    The pay and benefits are generally very good.
    Most of the work is very interesting and important.
    The senior executives are generally very approachable and do what they can to look out for employees.
    Hours worked per week are generally restricted by contract, so excessive hours are extraordinary rare.
    Hours are flexible.

    Cons

    It is a relatively small company that is almost exclusively involved in government contracting, so billable hours are paramount. If the government closes (due to weather, the ineptitude of Congress, etc.), expect to have it counted against your vacation time (or, if you've run out of that, leave without pay).
    Although the company touts its professional development benefits, it is sometimes difficult/impossible to get approval to go to conferences, especially in times of government uncertainty.
    Be ready to get yanked around between contracts on the whims of the business development staff, with little say other than the general type of work you'll be doing.
    Most work takes place at government facilities or facilities owned by other contractors, so you may have only limited contract with fellow employees.
    Many contracts involve maintaining obsolete and poorly designed software unopened by other contractors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A more serious effort toward promoting development of skills (rather than just pursuing things that look good on a resume attached to a contract proposal) should be made. This could be coupled with an effort to promote new technologies among customer.
    Offloading all risk associated with work site closures onto employees may keep overhead costs down, but it severely impacts morale.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Life is so much better!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Proteus Technologies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Looking back now -- no pros to working there compared to the company I work for now!

    Cons

    CEO - Female -- just in place to get woman owned government contracts
    President -- still a horse's behind
    CFO - will do whatever CEO and/or President say regardless if it's ethical or not
    Salaries for upper management (from Controller up to CEO) are over inflated and are the great majority of the top heaviness of the companies financials

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell the company to someone who really gives a crap about their employees!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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