Hughes Systique

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Hughes Systique Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
52 Reviews
3.6
52 Reviews
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Hughes Systique President & CEO Pradeep Kaul
Pradeep Kaul
24 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Employee satisfaction,The immediate and Top management is very approachable Casual atmosphere, Great work life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Good work culture, environment is very friendly, and no ruler is there on top of you (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior Management was not very pro-active to list-ion to the engineers (in 5 reviews)

  • Lots of work so generally needs to stay late a lot (in 2 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good , Great work environment

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

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

    Pros

    Employee satisfaction,The immediate and Top management is very approachable Casual atmosphere, Great work life balance

    Cons

    little lengthy processes, not much room for innovation,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Poorly managed company with zero employee benefits

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

    I have been working at Hughes Systique full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    All the pros that this company had are gone. The management has changed everything. All the employee friendly policies have been replaced by the company with the ones which benefit the company itself. "FREE LUNCH" is the only PROS left.

    Cons

    -> No growth
    ->Inverted triangle structure where the managers and directors are much more than the actual engineers and senior engineers.
    -> Poor and selfish management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to retain your old employees by showing them that you care. Right now the attitude of the management which comes across is "WE DONT CARE".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Decent company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hughes Systique

    Pros

    Good people working in the company. Overall fair.

    Cons

    Lack of strong leadership is the biggest lacking item

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Extended retirement home for senior management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mid-level Engineering Lead in Gaithersburg, MD
    Former Employee - Mid-level Engineering Lead in Gaithersburg, MD

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

    Pros

    Great learning environment overall, especially if mentored under the right type of person (this factor is critical especially if employed in its India office - most US-based Hughes Systique and Hughes Networks Systems employees - techies or managers - are truly world-class).

    Great working environment in some projects and groups - the good managers and leads are truly awesome!!!

    Cons

    Extremely top-heavy org structure - about 40% employees have a 'manager' tag, and about 20% of all employees have corner offices.

    Number of total employees has remained stagnant over the last 5 years or so - a BIG negative for an aspiring IT Services major.

    Business acumen of some (not all) of the senior management folks is questionable.

    House of Extremes - the bad managers can be pathetic at best, horrendous at worst. Sycophantic culture has permeated some parts of the company. Generally considered to be a retirement resort for all senior management types (most of whom have been peers from Hughes Software Systems/Flextronics Software Systems/Aricent). Your chances of vertical growth beyond Senior Principal Engineer/Engineer Manager are next to nil if you are not of the right pedigree (read: an Aricent/HNS/HSS/FSS alumnus).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spread your wings and look for opportunities outside your own comfort zone. And please get the yoke of sycophancy off your back - It ain't befitting your class.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great organization to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Germantown, MD
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Germantown, MD

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

    Pros

    Employee satisfaction in terms of work env, technologies, flexibility approachabilities

    Cons

    Not more aggressive towards expansion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should work on expansion of company in all horizon...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Principal Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Rockville, MD

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

    Pros

    Do not see any pros

    Cons

    No career Growth, bad Management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stagnant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hughes Systique full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Approachable higher management, flex timings, free lunch, good company for people with less experience

    Cons

    After 6+ years of experience not much potential to grow as the 40% of the company is engineering manager and above. Except a couple of projects, works on proprietary technology. Wouldn't get recognition if do not work for certain directors who have a stronghold in the company. Exit interviews are skipped for lot of people (and I know this for sure as I was not interviewed citing HR workload).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can always get a replacement in market but that doesn't mean an employee does not have a value.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Disorganized

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Hughes Systique

    Pros

    Growing! Interesting work, and nice people.

    Cons

    Indian centric, not open to new ideas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less political moves.

    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Small company with processes of a big enterprise

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Hughes Systique

    Pros

    They will listen and try to help as much as possible

    Cons

    They cannot provide enough room to grow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on few areas and increase depth of offerings in those areas

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    hire

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Germantown, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Germantown, MD

    I have been working at Hughes Systique

    Pros

    good location, good insurance, good

    Cons

    not a very good pay, no growth opportunity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get more business

    Doesn't Recommend

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