REI Systems

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

1. I respect REI's CEO. He is gem of a person. If you have any concern, you can directly talk to him.
2. They revised benefits in 2014, as they were loosing so many employees, so they decided to do something about it.

Cons

1. Favoritism
2. Some Top level Managers are not supposed to be managers. They lack communication skills, basically not fit to be managers.
3. Long Work Hours (Think 10+ hours every day).
4. Below Average Compensation.
5. Terrible management. If you like micro-management, this is the place for you.
6. Nothing would get done with HR Department.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Look at your Managers. Because of few rotten tomatoes, whole company looks bad.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other reviews for REI Systems

  1.  

    Unethical and disrespectful

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

    Pros

    Good medical insurance
    Some very talented individuals
    Good relationship with existing customers

    Cons

    No order or process of doing things. No rules in software development. Managers don't understand or value software development best practices. They just want things done to make up their unrealistic promises with the customer. Things break and then they get mad. Not realizing that they have themselves to blame for mismanagement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus has been on employee retention from senior management. However, mid level managers are not helping.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    It's a much better place in last 2 years!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer  in  Sterling, VA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Sterling, VA

    Pros

    Professional Development Program
    Better Leave Benefits
    Better Medical Benefits
    Stock Options
    Great Place to learn new technology
    I would say it's an amazing place to work and learn new skills. Lot of brilliant people.
    Great Upper management
    Cool People
    An Employee Driven Health Club and Electronics Club is a great idea

    Cons

    Perception is some are managers because they are close to upper management not because they have skills. They lack soft and technical skills and also not good communicators. And that reflects clearly and poorly on REI. It's time they understand these project managers(98% of them) are not only bad influence on people but on company's reputation.
    These project managers make people slog , deliver the project and get good business for you. But in the process you loose 3 good people and a bad bad reputation!

    But upper management is doing a much better job which negates some of the harm done by others.
    People are generally good in the company.
    Overall it's a very positive company and is open to new ideas.
    Lot of changes are beginning to happen and that is bringing some confidence on the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean up your project managers.
    Hire people who have good soft skills or find people who are good in people management skills inside company.
    You guys have amazing technical brains. You can use them better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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