NIC Reviews

Updated March 3, 2015
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NIC President, CEO, and Director Harry H. Herington
Harry H. Herington
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Pros
  • Great growth - strong collaboration - good people to work with (in 5 reviews)

  • Great benefits package that has improved over time (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • upper management and project management have little to no software expertise (in 3 reviews)

  • Working with government can sometimes be infuriatingly slow (in 3 reviews)

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  1. A waste of time - skip it!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at NIC full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very relaxed atmosphere - folks come in when they want and leave when they want. No real goals or pressure from leadership - folks just do what they think is needed.

    Cons

    That relaxed feeling causes tension since some people take advantage of it - they do nothing and leadership doesn't call them on it. Other folks with a greater sense of responsibility get frustrated because they try to cover for those who aren't doing their job - the good people eventually leave and the incompetent or lazy ones are allowed to stay. Morale is poor and work/life balance just means folks leave whether stuff gets done or not. There is also no opportunity in such a small company unless you want to move your family to a tiny state to take an NIC job there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire local leaders with leadership and management experience - not just experience with another NIC location, but with real leadership experience from outside the company. Don't hire exclusively from within - many of those folks are a joke.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Nice

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Noida (India)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Noida (India)

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

    Pros

    good company to work with

    Cons

    work pressure tremendous,little relaxation bnvbnvbvbnvbnv cvbcvbc

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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  3. Good place for Freshers

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    Current Employee - Java Programmer in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Java Programmer in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at NIC

    Pros

    Working Hours
    Good Salary
    Less Work Pressure

    Cons

    Lack of exposure on other skills
    Using Old technologies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to Update to Advanced Skills

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Good company with good benefits and culture.

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Olathe, KS
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Olathe, KS

    I worked at NIC full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits paid for by NIC, 401(k) matching, stock options, work-life balance.

    Cons

    Difficult to move within the company, upper management issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect employees, treat them fairly, and don't change the process for deliverables every 3 weeks.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Good experience

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    Current Employee - Java Developer in Agartala (India)
    Current Employee - Java Developer in Agartala (India)

    I have been working at NIC

    Pros

    Govt environment, less work pressure, hometown job

    Cons

    Salary not upto epectations, contract job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing to do

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. This company is amazing!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NIC

    Pros

    Work-life balance, wellness incentives, and casual atmosphere.

    Cons

    There are no cons so far

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Web Engineer with ruby on rails and HTML

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    Current Employee - Web Engineer in Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Web Engineer in Noida (India)

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

    Pros

    Good to work in open atmosphere.

    Cons

    Career Opportunities not much good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  9. Good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary and great benefits. Lots of responsibility and ability for upward mobility within the company.

    Cons

    Training for staff could be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend effort on training project managers to be technical project managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NIC full-time

    Pros

    Growing company - great people - amazing medical benefits.

    Cons

    Because the company is growing rapidly - some jobs require 50+ hours/week on a regular basis. Some areas (HR for example) aren't keeping up with the growth of the company. The HR processes in place are more akin to a start-up company than what is needed to retain our technical talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider creating job families for growth within job areas - mature your HR functions in general. Yearly reviews are less than credible - no consistency between managers or directors - no common processes or goals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. All depends on manager

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in North East, PA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in North East, PA

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

    Pros

    If your branch is lead by stand up people then you will have a good experience (small business feel). The benefits are good. If you want to move with a company they highly encourage it and if you do so as a manager I hear they take are of everything. Careful though if you move and aren't a manager (DOM, GM, DOO).

    Cons

    In my office (a new branch/contract) people were promoted to management because they had kissed up to the right people by because of their managerial experience or ability to lead. My managers looked out for themselves and threw their employees under the bus. They expected you to sacrifice everything but gave nothing in return.

    One branch varies so much from the others. My experience in one branch was the best job I have had. Then I moved and couldn't get out soon enough. I had a little loyalty to the company and my management who recommended me but that only went so far.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote people to management based on their managerial AND people skills rather than how many 5Ks they have run with the Chief Operating Officer.

    Teach management about positive reinforcement or rewarding exceeding expectations rather than using threats and throwing people under the bus.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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