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Excellent Company to work for with a deserving reputation!!!

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pittsburgh, PA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

I have been working at Software Engineering Institute full-time for less than a year

Pros

This company has an excellent leadership team that knows what they are doing. The Interview process was smooth but long but the people were so friendly and team oriented. The upper level executive come from a highly educated and diverse background. One of the biggest things that helped make my decision for employment was the affiliation with Carnegie Mellon University and the benefits that come with it.

Cons

I don't really have a downside to describe this company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up the excellent work. Don't change something if it isn't broken.

Recommends
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Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Software Engineering Institute

  1.  

    I worked at CERT/CC in the NSS group for the software engineering institute

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    Former Employee - Visiting Scientist  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Visiting Scientist in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Software Engineering Institute as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    SEI is operated under CMU, and so has incredible benefits.

    Cons

    Re-org day 1. The person I had interviewed with 3 months prior, and was looking forward to working with was replaced by someone who strongly disliked the technology I was hired to work with. This all happened shortly after noon on my first day.

    Interesting job, but the environment is over-political and I rarely saw any reward for talent. In one case I even saw a promotion to vulnerability analyst from a monitor who had absolutely no knowledge in her new field, yet was well liked.

    Stories of people who have come to work here on the first day, and do not return after lunch - started to make sense my first week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It seems you have any real talent in your organization at CERT. You should consider hiring talented people for a change, and promoting them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Current Employee - Information Security Analyst  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Information Security Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Software Engineering Institute

    Pros

    There are strong benefits to being associated with a college campus (CMU) and the work/life balance is generally respected. Good mix of research and operational support.

    Cons

    The research component of the institution sometimes trumps customer demands and requirements. PhDs are given too much weight and influence. Compensation, bonuses and promotions are at times entirely unclear (though compensation isn't bad).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent about compensation, promotion and bonuses. Stop bringing in new work if you can't handle what we currently have.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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