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Current Employee - Veteran Software Developer/Architect in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Veteran Software Developer/Architect in Washington, DC

I have been working at QinetiQ North America full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

- Solid personal leave (up to 5 weeks for those with 10+ years experience) and benefits (still have 401(k) match.)
- Mid-level management does seem to care about the welfare of those they supervise.
- Like most larger companies, your experience depends greatly upon your customer/project. I've had some very good customers (Federal Civilian), so I've had some great work experiences. I've been here over 10 years.
- Some decent training opportunities if you keep your eye out for them and it works out well with your customer. You can get reimbursed for non-degree programs and conferences/symposiums.
- Given the tight constraints of the past year (Fed Gov shutdown, sequester, etc.), the company was pretty reasonable to employees.

Cons

- Uncertainty of what will happen to benefits with the upcoming acquisition by the The SI Group of the Services Group. Could be a reduction of two weeks of vacation time for those with 10-15 years of experience. Other benefits TBD. That will drive those with marketable skills out the door. But it may not matter to SI's business model.
- Like just about any Federal Government Contractor, raises are minimal once you are an employee. Job hopping for the right position is what advances your salary in this field.
- There was a compensation freeze during the past year, but that is supposed to be lifted.
- HR and other centralized management functions haven't been the most efficient. The annual review system isn't the greatest. Recruiting is weak.
- For a company of it's size, it's development of new technical solutions is dis-jointed and not the most innovative (Services Group.)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Good luck. There will likely be a lot of consolidation and you'll be fighting for your jobs or dealing with unrealistic constraints.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
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    Current Employee - Science and Technology in Quantico, VA
    Current Employee - Science and Technology in Quantico, VA

    I have been working at QinetiQ North America full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent folks work at QNA and everyone works as a team no matter the challenge.

    Cons

    QNA is excellent large company and the focus of DoD is small companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue your dedicated work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. New management failed to understand the business

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at QinetiQ North America

    Pros

    Not any till new management knows what they are doing. New management in place, but their challenge is to identify and execute on a growth strategy.

    Cons

    Stay away. The military business is on a downward trend, new product pipeline is non existent. Business components being split to sell.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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