Guident Technologies
3.8 of 5 13 reviews
www.guident.com Herndon, VA 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Dec 12, 2013

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Ken Raffel

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69% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great Place to work

Engineer III (Current Employee)
Herndon, VA

I have been working at Guident Technologies full-time for more than a year

Prossmall company, personal interaction with all key players, and exposure to a lot of different aspects of business objects

Conshealth benefits are not as great as some of the bigger companies

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I was rewarded for my hard work and contributed to growing work processes, which was great for my professional growth.

Proposal Coordinator (Former Employee)
Herndon, VA

I worked at Guident Technologies full-time for more than a year

ProsThe pay was high for a student just out of college, the opportunity for career and pay growth was very good, and the ability for me to work independently but also get guidance when needed was great. I felt valued for the hard work I

ConsManagement could be better with follow-through on the work of some employees when work has strict deadlines.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It was somewhat chaotic in our division.

Senior Consultant (Former Employee)
Herndon, VA

I worked at Guident Technologies full-time for more than a year

ProsMostly good people to work with. Had some really great ideas and built solutions. Sales and consulting worked together well. Had the ability to wear many hats because of the company size and desire to grow.

ConsSome bureacracy. Ocasionally difficult to make changes that the consultant might feel is necessary - channels and roadblocks when trying to help with marketing.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A This company needs to reinvent itself.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Guident Technologies full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThe synergy between management and technical staff was amazing in the early days. If that synergy had continued, I would still be there.

ConsGuident grew considerably. When one of the partner's sadly passed away, a slow process of decay began in the culture and ultimate acquisition of the company by another.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe old management has passed. Many of the key personnel have moved on as well.
Acquisition was the death knell..

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Descent Company.

Engineer II (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

I have been working at Guident Technologies full-time for more than a year

ProsEmployees are treated well and there are good perks for employees. Trainings an support system for the employees is very strong.

ConsA little centralized and hard to reach the big bosses.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I love working at Guident!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Herndon, VA

I have been working at Guident Technologies full-time for more than a year

ProsPeople - I have found the people to be of the highest caliber.
Growth - They give you many opportunities for both educational and career opportunities
Benefits - They may be a small company, but their benefits are as good if not better than most large companies

ConsNone that I can think of right now.

Advice to Senior Managementkeep up the good work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Place To Work

Technical Recruiter (Current Employee)
Herndon, VA

I have been working at Guident Technologies full-time for less than a year

ProsGreat work environment. Great Managers/Co-workers! They have an awesome coaching program who works with you to help you achieve your career goals. A lot of free training to include weekly lunch and learns. Best company I have worked for to date!

ConsNone that I can think of.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Downhill -- Used to be a great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

I have been working at Guident Technologies full-time

ProsChance to work in business intelligence and data warehousing, chance to lead small teams, small company, Federal IT projects, some smart people, sometimes salary is okay, can win bonuses, team work rather than staff augmentation roles, won't be fired if on the bench, if you like challenges and don't mind not being recognized for overcoming them, this is the place for you

ConsCareer growth always fuzzy and controlled by a few young "ol' boys" who make decisions based on who they like, women don't do well at Guident: they're pushed out of upper management and they're not promoted from within, no real HR management (example: employee handbook vanished years ago), company culture unclear except for: try to win more work, shifting responsibilities among Directors makes it unclear who is representing your interests or your project's/client's interests, partners don't participate in company, a few smart people are leaving for better places, no plans for how to support teams on contracts, weak relationship with clients, fear of a bench (opposite of what they say in interviews or company meetings), too many mediocre subcontractors on projects

Advice to Senior ManagementPartners should participate much more in client relationship management, strengthen PMO and project management practices and training, separate sales from managing projects, make career growth more clear and less checking off bullet points, and value smart people

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Not a very good work environment

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Washington, DC

I worked at Guident Technologies full-time for less than a year

ProsFriendly when you start
Employees are really dedicated

ConsI was working on a contract as a Process Analyst. The prime treated me like an administrative assistant and then told Guident that I wasn't working up to par. I was called in to headquarters with the expectation that they were going to put me on another contract and they let me go due to work performance. I had sent my Guident manager an email letting him know what was going on and he didn't do anything to improve the situation.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees feedback and be more proactive to make their work environment a positive one.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It was an Ok experience. People are cool but growth chances are very limited

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Herndon, VA

I worked at Guident Technologies

ProsFriendly environment, co workers are nice

ConsLess chances of growth, no direct guidelines

Advice to Senior ManagementGive chances to new people

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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