KEYW Reviews

Updated July 24, 2015
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KEYW Chairman, President, and CEO Leonard E. Moodispaw
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  1. Great benefits

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

    I have been working at KEYW full-time (More than a year)

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Wonderful company benefits and other perks like zoo tickets and sports tickets give-aways. Lovely corporate headquarters building. Competitive salaries.

    Cons

    Newish company needs some solid process development and a sharing of vision from senior leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Get everyone on the same page working toward the same goals by sharing a vision and mission.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Best company I have worked for.

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

    I have been working at KEYW

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    KEYW really cares about their employees. The benefits and perks are top notch. Plenty of room to grow and move to other positions within the company.

    Cons

    I haven't found any yet.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  3. Great benefits but terrible management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Security/Defense Research Analyst in Hanover, MD
    Former Employee - Security/Defense Research Analyst in Hanover, MD

    I worked at KEYW (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay, 401k, PTO, quarterly MWR program.

    Cons

    Too many under-qualified "cyber security experts" have been hired for positions as trainers. Communication is KEY, not KEYW. Management fails to convey information regarding company event and contract futures. Management fails to ensure quality individuals are hired and especially that they are retained. Management lies, specifically regarding the lack of bonuses "company-wide" at the start of 2014 (only managers received bonuses). No upward growth - you are trapped in your position. Managers are afraid to get unseated from their positions and they fear having their employees outshine them. This is the only cyber security contractor to LOSE money EVERY quarter. Look at the stock price and earnings statements!

    Advice to Management

    Only hire qualified applicants. Communicate with your employees.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Software Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Falls Church, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Falls Church, VA

    I have been working at KEYW full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    KEYW acquired my former company. Excellent benefits: several health insurance options, life and dental Insurance, 10% 401K match, stock options, 10 holidays, 20 days PTO/year, salary very competitive. Very family friendly company.

    Cons

    Upward mobility paths are not well defined and the company is more worried about acquisition than developing current workforce. Public company and value is based off the technical standing of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Define processes better and increase collaboration between projects.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Functional Area Analyst in Sierra Vista, AZ
    Current Employee - Principal Functional Area Analyst in Sierra Vista, AZ

    I have been working at KEYW full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company I was previously working for was merged into KEYW about 5 months ago. Great company, that for its size, does not just consider you a number; excellent benefits; well paid; making great moves to stay on top of both government and commercial contracting

    Cons

    I have no cons to report at this time. This company has satisfied me in all aspects. Closest thing to a con is that we are so far from HQ, but our local management team does well to keep us up-to-date with goings on.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Software Developer

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

    I have been working at KEYW full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    All the developers I've met and/or worked with have been really great. There are a lot of smart people to learn from. My managers have also been some of the best.

    Cons

    Internal divisions seem to not like allowing people to switch to other divisions. Company will probably be bought out or sold in the near future.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Finally a company that really cares about the employees.

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

    I have been working at KEYW (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits Great pay Quarterly team lunches Sports/concert ticket give aways

    Cons

    My only con is the commute.


  9. Helpful (2)

    More of the same

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

    I have been working at KEYW

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits package. Several active contracts

    Cons

    CEO focused on stock price and not on employees.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great Employee Focused Company

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

    I have been working at KEYW full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits. Employee focused. Casual dress and culture.

    Cons

    Poor employee review process. Internal personnel management processes are not efficient. Poor overall operations management.

    Advice to Management

    Start to adopt proven operations management practices. Company is large enough to standardize across different business units.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Good company

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

    I worked at KEYW

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good benefits, nice work environment

    Cons

    most opportunities limited to gov contracts



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