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NCI Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
87 Reviews
3.3
87 Reviews
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NCI Chairman and CEO Charles K. Narang
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent hours, good benefits, convenient location and restaurants nearby (in 10 reviews)

  • i have met some really good people working here over the years (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management must be good since they keep winning contracts and making money (in 3 reviews)

  • lack of leadership, culture, personal growth (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    I worked with talented people on a difficult mission, and we achieved far more than the customer had hoped we would.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Capabilities Manager in Sierra Vista, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Capabilities Manager in Sierra Vista, AZ

    I have been working at NCI full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    NCI finds good people to put on the contracts they support, a task made more difficult in this particular region due to its somewhat remote nature. When push came to shove on the contract I supported and there was a demand for contractors to become Security+ certified, the company came through and provided a boot-camp-like training session.

    Cons

    Once on a contract, there's not much room for movement. This could be due to the way the contract is written, or perhaps it is because of the difficulty of finding qualified people who want to work in this area, or something else...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to offer more educational opportunities for people in the more administratively-bound positions to continue to retain technical skills. What makes me, for example, a good technical worker is my technical skills...but when I'm in a role where I write papers more than work on equipment, those technical skills rust. To counter that, there needs to be more opportunity to take certification courses - to help keep the technical details more in practice.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great people, horrible pay

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

    I have been working at NCI full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    There's a playfully competitive environemnt that really brings out the best in the workers.

    Cons

    The pay on my contract is really dismal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop posting jobs with a title "Tier I PC Technicain" and a job description of "Provide Tier II Support" then paying us minimum of field for PC I tech. Seriously I'd love to work for you guys but I'm getting paid less than 60% of industry average.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Review

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

    I have been working at NCI

    Pros

    Work can be consistant and compensation is good.

    Cons

    Project managers can leave you out in the cold

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not a bad company

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

    I worked at NCI

    Pros

    Upper management was somewhat attentive to staff suggestions and observations. Aggressive early on about working with staff to please the client. Lots of training available if you can find the time to take advantage.

    Cons

    Hiring decisions could have been much better. The firm seemed willing to hire anybody and let the client sort it out. This placed too much stress on us. The project manager could have pushed back against the in-place subcontractor but instead let the sub-contractor walk all over him.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be much more careful about choosing project management staff.

  6.  

    Fairly good salary - Provided food on my table.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NCI

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, work-life balance are ok.

    Cons

    Normally the training provided is cheap. There is a lot of micro-management and baby-sitting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company needs younger blood, most of their people in their Sierra Vista AZ branch is past retirement age.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    system administrator

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Help Desk Specialist in Annapolis Junction, MD
    Current Employee - Help Desk Specialist in Annapolis Junction, MD

    I have been working at NCI

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Great benefits, awards, bonuses and incentives.

    Cons

    change of management and employee compensation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Limited growth potential

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

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

    Pros

    Good team & manager on project I worked on
    Fair compensation (negotiate before you start!)
    Ability to telework

    Cons

    Raises were almost non-existent
    Little interaction with headquarters
    Few opportunities for education
    Limited opportunity to work with growth of company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more opportunities for personal growth and career paths

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sr.Network Engineer

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

    I have been working at NCI

    Pros

    Very easy going front office. Nice people to work with

    Cons

    Leadership has NO IT experience. Can be tough to explain things to. Working at TRANSCOM is just SAD.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you hire all you friend they will soon be your enemy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Talented team but communications are poor.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Sierra Vista, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Sierra Vista, AZ

    I have been working at NCI full-time

    Pros

    Pay is decent. Time off is decent. Flexibility in schedule. Very smart and talented team. They communicate how the bidding process is going but never tell anyone up front that even though they won a bid you can still be out of work.

    Cons

    Too many rebids with chance for layoff. Total lack of communication between sites on job task specifics. Do not feel secure in this position even though my position is perm because of the rebids every few months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In my mind with so many rebids my job is not stable thus I am constantly looking for work elsewhere. If you do not care that I can be cut at a moments notice why should I care about sticking around?

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Data Analyst

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at NCI full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice Environment
    Good Co-wokers
    Good Benefits
    Lots of Flexibilities

    Cons

    End of Contracts
    Don't have much to say

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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