QinetiQ North America

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Never, ever again

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Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Portsmouth, NH
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Portsmouth, NH

I worked at QinetiQ North America full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

It's government contracting. You sit at your desk and bill your hours.

Cons

It's government contracting. You sit at your desk and bill your hours. You don't have to do anything, and in many instances you are encouraged to not do anything, just bill the hours.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Fire yourselves.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Solid Coop

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer Coop in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Coop in Waltham, MA

    I have been working at QinetiQ North America full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of experince
    Meaning work
    No micro management
    Pursue goals on your own
    Immediate impact

    Cons

    Less organized then I would like
    Software needs more sturcture
    Pay is okay
    The time tracking is a joke
    Facilities are nice, but resources seemed to be too short

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more organized

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

    Work to Live not Live to Work

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at QinetiQ North America

    Pros

    - Flexibility allowed in working hours and location whenever possible
    - PTO is generous
    - Benefits are competitive
    - Managers try very hard to find other positions for employees within the company when a contract ends (and they all end eventually)
    - Some individual team leads/managers are very understanding about the personal life of their workers
    - Location is close to home
    - Dress code is casual

    Cons

    - Decent increase in salary does not seem to happen by staying with the company - those who leave for other companies and then return seem to get the biggest bump in salary - feels like loyalty is not appreciated
    - No standardized path for advancement, such as a list of accomplishments and/or goals to achieve to be qualified for the next level
    - No standard job title naming: multiple people doing the same job with completely different official job titles
    - Frequently changing organization - while I understand that some reorg had to happen with the acquisition of so many smaller companies, it feels like shifting sand under my feet - if offered $100 I couldn't tell you what section I work for now... I honestly don't remember anymore
    - Some management hires/promotions are questionable at best - there are so many weak and ineffective low-level managers - I've personally encountered/worked for/answered to 3 in the last 2 years alone
    - In support of the above, there is currently no training for those receiving a management/team lead position. Only rare individuals know instinctively what it means to manage successfully. Just because you were good at your job does NOT mean you can or should manage - management means more than clicking approve on a time card once a week

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support the lowest level of managers who are generally the least experienced and most in need of instruction and guidance - they want to do well; they just don't know how yet. Provide company-sponsored training. If they're worth promoting, they're worth teaching.

    No opinion of CEO
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