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Helpful (2)

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

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Developer in Monterey, CA
Current Employee - Software Developer in Monterey, CA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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

Other Employee Reviews for QinetiQ

  1. Helpful (1)

    Interesting contract work with the Dept of Homeland Security

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Technologist in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Information Technologist in Los Angeles, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  2. Lions lead by Donkeys.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Gloucester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Gloucester, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at QinetiQ full-time

    Pros

    Some very nice people prepared to work honestly as a team and to share the credit.

    Cons

    There is a complete lack of career advancement. The business model appears to be to keep the wages of the longest serving personnel down to a minimum. In order to attract staff new joiners are offered better wages than those who have contributed more to the company – these wages are in effect market rates. This sorry state of affairs leads to a high percentage of staff turnover and depressing staff morale.

    Advice to Management

    The management should pay more than lip service to aligning the business with market rates for all employees. Have an honest look at your business and see who has been promoted over the last few years - admit that there is a lot that can be done and do something about it.


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