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Horribly Managed Company

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Systems Engineer in King of Prussia, PA
Current Employee - Systems Engineer in King of Prussia, PA

I have been working at Vencore full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Flex-time.
40 hour work weeks.
The people are all very easy to work with and get along with.

Cons

Upper management has very little idea of how everything works at the lower levels.

Very low morale.

Benefits are cut every year: health insurance, vacation days, etc.

Upper management is not transparent about negative issues, for example:
- Claimed healthcare costs were going to increase 9% due to Affordable Care Act; after calculating new healthcare costs with previous ones, my one person increase was around 33%. Two person and family plans increased by even more.

Performance is based on a 4 category template which does not apply well to employees who work a program.

Very hard to get promoted due to current issues with defense industry as well as the fact that the company is top heavy.

Tuition reimbursement is capped around $5,000, which only covers one graduate class a year.

No training of any sort.

Lots of money was spent this year on building renovations despite the intent to sell the building next year.

5 days of sick leave are offered every year; however, use of them reflects negatively in performance review.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to your employees, some of them have pretty decent ideas.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Need to expand outside of current contracts

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Valley Forge, PA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Valley Forge, PA

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

    Pros

    Great hours, and work life balance

    Cons

    The current government consulting environment is too hindering.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Big Company Wannabie. Short-term, dollar-focused, no culture or pride.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer

    I have been working at Vencore full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    As a former Lockheed Martin division with the majority of it's employee-base with over 20+ years of big-Lockheed processes and old-school big-systems, you often work with people who have awesome stories and expertise in systems engineering.

    Good place for senior employees who just want to "Coast", because lets be honest, upwards job opportunities do not exist. For new, young employees, you will benefit from learning from industry experts. Good for mentoring.

    Cool projects. For the most part, there are very interesting projects within the company's portfolio, although this is very site-specific.

    For the most part, flexing time off is allowed and easy.

    Cons

    Don't be fooled that the company cares about you or your career. >Every single< decision of this company is STRICTLY based on improving the bottom-line for it's investors with the ONLY (anticipated) goal of selling it.

    They will trounce around words like "mission-focused" to try and make you feel like the work your doing is important, but ultimately, they only care that you are BILLING the government and earning the company (and it's investors) money.

    Here's a list of overall bad items:

    - Poor salary. After sending resume to similar companies; discovered that my salary is 30% lower than what market-rate is.

    - Pause (stop) 401k matching for 6 months (probably because their goals to the investors were too high and they needed to make significant cuts to meet their goal)

    - Reduce masters degree reimbursement from $15,000/year to $5,000/year (some graduate-level classes cost $3,000 PER CLASS!). This used to be THE BIGGEST benefit for the company and recruiting tool for new hires; now, no more.

    - Reduce short-term disability coverage per employee

    - They are considering switching from WEEKLY to MONTHLY pay checks to try and save payroll costs; another "benefit" that very few companies provide and is a good recruiting tool.

    - Reduce employee referral bonuses from $3,500 to $500 (employees have no incentive to actively recruit/refer qualified friends to work here now)

    - Reduce/eliminate corporate training programs

    - Reduce performance evaluation levels so that you can only be "below, at, or above" performance. Previously, people could be recognized for High and Exceptional which both carried higher % (4-5%) raises. These were eliminated to save money on yearly raises and bin the majority of people in the lower percentage areas, and guilt you into "you should be thankful you're receiving 2% raise this year."

    - Force usage of personal Vacation instead of Unpaid Leave of Absence during 2+ week government shutdown.

    - No sick days. Expected to make up all sick hours

    - Job levels are not consistent with performance levels and will not promote outperforming employees to next level in order to keep rates low.

    - Frivolous spending. Purchased a $15,000 Microsoft Surface table computer that was never connected to network and only showed company logo. Purchased and branded a fancy "threat operations center" that isn't even staffed or used; purely marketing focused.

    - Never upgrade employee computers or printers (10 years old! Single-core from 2004!!).

    - Never fix burnt-out overhead florescent lights, and turns off many hallway lights to save power; except for when government customers come to building; then they turn them on.

    - New CEO is rude, interrupts people, and doesn't foster transparent decision making or company health and status.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek out and READ THESE REVIEWS! They're real! You have an opportunity to try and fix the branding of your company before it is completely and permanently tarnished.

    Read more books on leadership and on what motivates people. Build company culture and pride. Realize that the only way company will survive is by keeping top talent (PEOPLE) and understand that short-term cost cutting will result in best people leaving and working for your competitors. We're not just "resources".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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