Metron (Virginia)

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Metron (Virginia) Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
9 Reviews
3.5
9 Reviews
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  1.  

    Challenging Work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Collaborative environment with smart people. Get to work on hard problems using state of the art technology and helping to solve problems. Interesting analytical work and data collection.

    Cons

    Travel requirements are minimal but still a pain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Run the business like a business, not a part time academic exercise.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    I worked at Metron in San Diego, CA

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Metron (Virginia) (more than an year)

    Pros

    I did learn a lot about the industry.

    Cons

    I am now on my third job as a software engineer and I can honestly say that the work environment was too uptight at Metron. I currently work for a company with strict deadlines but we still manage to keep it light and fun when it comes to office relationships. Many times I though management was rude, but I just kept silent and looked for other opportunities that had a better work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Smile once in a while.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Metron (West Coast)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Metron (Virginia) full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good opportunities in terms of experience and responsibilities

    Cons

    Unfriendly and sometimes reticent culture of upper management alienates junior level staff from senior staff. Workload and expectations of junior level employees do not match compensation, often resulting in high turnover (which upper management has apparently come to accept and even anticipate).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more (salary, benefits, etc.) in lower level employees and turnover will decrease.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent place to work and learn

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Analyst in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Software Analyst in Reston, VA

    I have been working at Metron (Virginia) full-time

    Pros

    I love how focused everyone is on learning new things and trying out different approaches to solving a problem. People like solving problems. It's not competitive, but everyone wants to do the right thing when it comes to what the customer wants. The people are the best part of the company.

    Cons

    There's not much room to move up. Often what you build, no matter how great it is, never sees the light of day and is never appreciated.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Scientific Company

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    Former Employee - Facility Security Officer in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Facility Security Officer in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    Great Academic Engineers, good quality of life.

    Cons

    Lack of support to non technical areas like Security

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand the compliance requirements and trust your staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to start a career in defense consulting

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Pretty fast mobility upwards, but need to be able to work independently.

    Cons

    Limited resources and employees tend to be overworked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take advice from all levels of employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Great atmosphere

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Solana Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Solana Beach, CA

    I worked at Metron (Virginia)

    Pros

    Metron was a great place to work. It's a smaller company so you had more responsibility than a larger company. They cared about employee morale as much as they did about great work.

    Cons

    Work tends to be cyclical based on the type of work Metron is doing. If you don't like the work you're doing, there's not much of a future at the company. Promotion ability is somewhat minimized due to the small company structure.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Fantastic Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA

    I have been working at Metron (Virginia)

    Pros

    Full of smart, friendly people. Lots of interesting problems from fun R&D to serious policy problems. Lots of mathematics and programming. Opportunity to make your own business if that interest you.

    Cons

    Small amount of internal politics, but mostly success in job equals improved chances of advancement. Working with government customers can be difficult

  10.  

    Hit or Miss

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Analyst in Solana Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Software Analyst in Solana Beach, CA

    I worked at Metron (Virginia)

    Pros

    Good friendly atmosphere of a small company.
    Easy communication with management.
    Offices instead of cubes.
    Sponsored education.
    Good health care plan.

    Cons

    Not a place to keep up with the industry and stay current with technology. If you want professional advancement you have to do so outside of work.
    A major ongoing headache to receive one's investments after termination.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very satisfied with most managers, some should reread the employee handbook.

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