NCI Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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NCI Chairman and CEO Charles K. Narang
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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. Small Public Trading Company with Poor Management, Lack of Diversity in Leadership and Poor Benefits.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Washington, DC

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They pay a salary.

    Cons

    The company promotes overbilling clients by offering bonuses proportional to billing hours. No charge code for work-related activities and training; this indirectly forces employees to do these activities on client site. High Attrition rate among top talent. The lack of diversity among the leadership is alarming. Seems like a buddy-buddy club.

    Advice to Management

    Hiring decisions can be better but the competition is tough in DC. Mediocre talent at NCI.

  2. Helpful (2)

    NCI is not a good place to work.

    • 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 full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I got a paycheck, health insurance was okay but not great. Certification was paid-for but they have been tightening up their requirements so much so that applicants without current certs should really not bother. You get 1 month to acquire CompTIA Security+. Good luck with that.

    Cons

    NCI is a bottom-feeder. They undercut all other contracts and then deal with the financial disparity through their frugality with their employees. Expect micromanagement, freakish attention to timesheets, and being treated like children instead of professionals.

  3. Good company to work for.

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

    I have been working at NCI

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible working conditions and hours

    Cons

    Management has problems identifying qualified individuals

    Advice to Management

    Learn to manage contracts

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  5. NCIINC

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 a year)

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

    Pros

    Excellent company very ethical and good atmosphere.

    Cons

    Trusting of some shady connections

    Advice to Management

    Some of the contracts provide misleading information to NCI trying to put the blame wrongfully on NCI..

  6. Database Administrator

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NCI

    Pros

    Flexible hours and great coworkers

    Cons

    Position is contracted by the US military (job security)

  7. NCI Great company

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

    I worked at NCI full-time (more than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Nci was a great company to work for they were big on growth for us. Education and training. benefits were great and they took care of moral in the workforce.

    Cons

    There is only a few that come to mind maybe one being turnover on employees.

    Advice to Management

    That local management was great,

  8. Helpful (1)

    Major Corporate Management Problems

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate Resource in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Corporate Resource in Reston, VA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    it's a job until i find another one. Their recruiters are nice, but it's all down hill from there....

    Cons

    Questionable ethics, lack of true leadership and decision making, culture of hiring friends vice the right talent, low morale, environment of gossip, mismanaged lay offs, meetings for the sake of process with little decision making. No accountability, no one makes even easy decisions - we just kick the can down the road. Many employees feel they never know who will be let go, very uncertain environment. Working here keeps you up at night thinking about what you could possibly do differently to survive the horrible corporate environment.

    Advice to Management

    I would doubt the company's owner knows how his "executive team" really mismanages things. Many people are in jobs over their heads. Completely out of touch with operations in the field/programs (except for the Operations SVPs). No room for employee growth, once you're pigeon holed, stuck in your lane with no where to go but out (thankfully). Hope the owner and President realize this environment, because the people they have surrounded themselves with will never tell them the emperor has no clothes.

  9. Great people, horrible pay

    • 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 full-time (more than a year)

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

    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 Management

    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.

  10. 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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work can be consistant and compensation is good.

    Cons

    Project managers can leave you out in the cold

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

    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.

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