QinetiQ

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Not a bad place to work if you plan to move on in a year or two.

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Current Employee - Software Developer in Monterey, CA
Current Employee - Software Developer in Monterey, CA

I have been working at QinetiQ

Pros

They offer good pay, the co-workers are friendly and management can be great. There are usually contracts available in many different areas for different government agencies.

Cons

They don't care about finding you follow on work after your contract ends. They treat you more as a resource to get contract dollars instead of as a human being. It doesn't really matter how well you do on a particular contract, there is no real opportunity for advancement. Contractors are left to fend for them self's if there is no follow up funding. The company tends to absorb smaller companies and add a great amount of bureaucracy to their operations.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Try and overcome high turn over rates and give opportunities for worker advancement.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting contract work with the Dept of Homeland Security

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    Current Employee - Information Technologist in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Information Technologist in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at QinetiQ

    Pros

    Interesting Gov't contract working with Department of Homeland Security. Good balence of work and homelife. Adapting to constant change of Gov't red tape a must.

    Cons

    Gov't employees paid equivalent of contractors but don't have a clue are not held accountable and cannot be fired. Gov't employees are poorly trained and unmotivated. Might not get re-hired when contract rools over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have better understanding of what average employee does on a daily basis. Better retirement plan with company vestment in 401K occuring over a shorter time period.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Still a badly broken company in 2014...

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Malvern, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Malvern, England (UK)

    I worked at QinetiQ full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    A business that retains a near monopoly position within the UK Defence R&D market. Some talented scientists and engineers, engaged in genuinely exciting work.

    Cons

    QinetiQ is a good example of what happens when a business fails to transition from a (very necessary) turnaround phase back into growth:- Managers frustrated by weak results prey on staff in order to appease a turnaround CEO. Talented staff angered by managerial errors, exit the business. Talent goes unreplaced, and the business attracts the wrong type of opportunist. It is difficult to envisage positive outcomes for a business with a self-perpetuating, nihlistic culture. An HBR case study is waiting to be written about this broken business with a broken business model...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Like any problem, recovery starts with acknowledging that a problem exists. Look for evidence of admission that QinetiQ has a problem and has a plan to address it.

    Doesn't Recommend
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