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Great place to learn new skills, lack of potential for long term stay

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sterling, VA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sterling, VA

I have been working at REI Systems full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

REI is a great place for people with entry/mid level experience where you get to learn a lot about the standard industry business practices. Working on variety of projects allow you to become flexible and diverse.

Cons

Majority of the Project Managers/Portfolio Managers are horrible to work with. Most don't have respect for their team members and treat them as their "own" employees. A lot of internal politics is in place. Also, the PTO is very low with no sick leave or paid FMLA leave. Work hours are long, mostly 40+ hours every week. Managers take their team members for granted and think they are available to work late nights and on weekends. The owners also have a very Indian mind set for operating a company in the US.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Train yourself and your managers better to treat their team members with respect and dignity. Revise your benefit package. If your attitude towards long working hours don't change, you will loose a lot of good workers.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for REI Systems

  1.  

    Mediocre

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst
    Former Employee - Business Analyst

    I worked at REI Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours, nice working environment

    Cons

    Management plays favorites and only promote those they are friends with

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't Let My Bad Experience be Yours!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

    I worked at REI Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Some really nice hardworking people (who deserve better)
    Supportive of education and training that provides better skills for employees

    Cons

    The most unprofessional management team I have ever experienced, starting from the executive management on down. They hire a lot of HIB visa holders, and have no respect for a decent work-life balance, but cover this up with a lot of phony "corporate culture" speak that glorifies a work environment where bad management is ignored, or worse, rewarded, if you are able to get your staff to keep working harder and harder not smarter. Managers are promoted from within without a lot of support or mentoring because the senior staff are completely overleveraged or lack relevant experience themselves so they can't help. The end result is a lot of overtime and stress for the poor staff trying to do the work. The company says that its competitors are big tier 1 companies, which indicates how out of touch and arrogant the executive management is if they think they measure up to these companies. This company is on a downward spiral with no management vision or employee policies to shore it up. If you are absolutely desperate for a job, then take one with them, but keep looking - you'll be glad you did.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace the entire management team if you want to compete with the companies you say you do in your corporate write up. Stop killing the messengers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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