Germane Systems

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Germane Systems Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
6 Reviews
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    Interesting place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

    I worked at Germane Systems full-time

    Pros

    Germane has good people, interesting work, lots of opportunities to develop expertise if you are not afraid of a challenge. Germane's partnerships with other companies provides exposure to new technologies and key people at partners.

    Cons

    Small company mentality sometimes prevents the company from reaching the best solutions for problems. When i was there top management wasn't always on the same page.

  2.  

    Needs a new direction in upper management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Operations in Chantilly, VA

    I worked at Germane Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The non management personnel are very dedicated and hard working.

    Cons

    Poor upper management. Goals are unrealistic. Upper management should be held accountable for poor performance. Upper management is not an advocate of promoting from within.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employees before going outside for talent. The CEO should push upper management to become innovative. The current upper management does not offer much value to the company because they are always trying to be political and unaccountable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sinking Ship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Germane Systems full-time

    Pros

    Most of the people are very friendly and fun to work with. If you are hoping to make friends this is the right place. If you want a growing career. Look elsewhere.
    Production gets two 15 minute breaks where you can play basketball or foosball. Every Friday you get free breakfast. Events team does a good job of trying to bring back life to this company

    Cons

    Too much overhead is causing the ship to sink. There are way too many managers and vice presidents for such a small company. The main focus is on hiring people with big fancy titles in order for the company to come off as powerful. Unfortunately, the reality is that they don't get paid on performance and therefore, minimum effort is acceptable. There is a lack of promotion within for those who have been working in the front lines for many years. No road map for career development. Biggest issue is lack of training and no investment in current employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop putting on a show to look good on the surface. Lack of metrics and bias quality management system reports fails to reflect the current health of the company. Management needs to take responsibility on promoting continuous improvement. Blame game needs to stop and instead focus on preventative maintenance and corrective actions.

    If this is a true IT and Manufacturing company, then management needs to invest money on efficient processes, tools and professional training all across the board.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Fulfilling and frustrating.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Small company, lots of diversity, really great people to work with.

    Cons

    Poor accountability. It seems that many people are not doing the tasks that are supposed to be a part of their job. So in order to get the work done, someone else has to step in and take the responsibility. I am an advocate for cross training to make sure the customer doesn't suffer, but this problem is not related to cross training, it is pure lack of accountability and has permeated the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company could be stellar and it is frustrating to sit by and not be able to be able to implement the changes it so desperately needs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Some great people, but no growth opportunities.

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

    I have been working at Germane Systems full-time

    Pros

    Friendly and family feel culture. Most people are very nice, very interesting characters. Good Work-life balance. Events team is cool and does a great job with outside company activities.

    Cons

    No guidance from leadership, compensation is on the lower end.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate competitively, develop career advancement road-maps for your employees. Hire from with-in!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management does not care

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

    I have been working at Germane Systems full-time

    Pros

    Good workers, compensation is not bad, they have free snacks. Overall very clean place as far as manufacturing environment goes.

    Cons

    There is no growth opportunity, they keep changing people's title but position is the same. Upper management is not really good. Also it is not fun listening Christian prayers during company events. There are a lot of different cultures in the room and when they do that they are dismissing the rest. It’s not appropriate. Another concern is not having hr and high turn over. I see great people leaving due to management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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