REI Systems

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They Make Commitments They Don't Intend to Keep

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sterling, VA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sterling, VA

I worked at REI Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

1. Utmost job security for non-performers
2. High focus on keeping employees happy irrespective of their performance - detrimental to high performing resources
3. CEO has all the right intentions of looking after employee welfare - always has employees' best interest in mind

Cons

1. Incompetent senior and mid-level management - right from COO to line level managers
2. Persistent record of absolute distrust for external hires - employees who have been with REI for long have a habit of keeping things close to themselves while making relatively newer external hires look incompetent
3. Record of flouting all terms and conditions that were negotiated after an employee is hired
4. Strong performers are few and far between - high performers are odd people out in the environment
5. Strong resistance to evolution of the culture to remain relevant in the industry
6. Lack of accountability on part of senior and mid-level management
7. Very theoritical/bookish management styles adopted by leaders/managers - focus is not on tangible results
8. Leadership lacks capability to drive and manage large portfolio
9. Close knit fraternity of old timers look down upon newer external hires and their experience - sign of disrespect and arrogance - not a healthy environment for new hires

Advice to ManagementAdvice

1. Accountability should start from top -- from COO level
2. Risk losing high performance if non-performers are not held accountable
3. Management shake up with a mix of experienced external hires with proven credentials has the potential of opening new avenues of growth for REI - complete reliance on long-term tenured staff resulting in stagnation
4. CEO and CIO need to dig deeper into the underlying issues - not sure if they are being fed the right information about the root cause of either loss of business or lack of new business growth
5. Invest in skills and capabilities which are relevant in the current industry - past laurels are not relevant any longer - technology company is as good as their capabilities that are relevant today
6. Resources being promoted to managers and leaders just due to their satisfactory spoken english skills has to stop - it drives away capable resources
7. Please do not hire people from outside if you don't have respect for their experience and skills - no one has the right to ruin someone's career

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not Fair

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at REI Systems full-time

    Pros

    Senior Management is caring. Some employees are very good and care about what they do. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    Managers say "Yes" to everything customer ask for and then scramble the team to work crazy hours. Learn to manage work and set right expectations.

    Don't expect the managers to be fair. If you work normal 8 hours a day and open to work extra even after hours, managers will exploit you and you will never get appreciation.

    If you come 11 am in morning, take 2 hour lunches, head home at 5, the managers will reward you with bonuses to make you happy so that you are more productive and begin to be open to working more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can't improve existing managers. Hire some better ones.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Worst Managers ever!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Delivery/QA in Sterling, VA
    Current Employee - Software Delivery/QA in Sterling, VA

    I have been working at REI Systems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Decent benefits.
    Federal govt projects,so gives you stability

    Cons

    This place is good for people who don't mind being bullied by Managers.People who have stayed 10 + years in the firm have all grown up the hierarchy and become Managers.Most of them are not proficient enough in English(verbal or written)managers have 0 Managerial skills and extremely poor soft skills.they could yell at any subordinates every other day for silly reasons.There is no process and Manager changes/manipulates the process as per his wish .This is RIDICULOUS and need to stop in case you want to save old employees.

    REI is very could at giving loft designations verbally and make you slog to their utmost potential..However that position will never come to you on paper...

    Senior Management does not take any action against these monstrous Managers who actually could suck up all your blood...!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take action on your Managers...they are honestly not up to the mark

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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