NJVC Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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Jody J Tedesco
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Pros
  • Good benefits and comparable to the market (in 4 reviews)

  • Fair compensation, great people, great environment (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Minimal or nonexistant opportunities for growth (in 3 reviews)

  • The breakdown appears to be at the middle management level (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Sr. Systems Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Saint Louis, MO

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

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

    Pros

    Salary was very good in the beginning. Unfortunately, that is also a con. Due to giving unqualified individuals salaries that were ridiculously high, the labor costs are too high and no new work is being won.

    Cons

    There are too many to list. NJVC does a horrible job of rewarding talented people who actually perform above and beyond. Instead it's the good old boy network and spot awards and team awards are given to those who are barely doing their jobs. Promotions?? Think again!

    Advice to Management

    Clean house ASAP or you will cease to exists. Pantera would have helped with this but there was no implementation of it whatsoever so high school grads with barely enough intelligence to tie their shoes are still making crazy salaries. Wise up or you will no longer be able to compete. Instead of doing a true Pantera, and adjusted salaries, you took away benefits therefore running off your real talent, those with MIS degrees and level 3 certifications.

  2. Where will we be in 6 months?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Helpdesk in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Helpdesk in Chantilly, VA

    I have been working at NJVC full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    This job is very good for work/life balance. The salary is good for the area, this company has quite a few beginning positions and many experience positions. There is not a whole lot of middle ground between those 2 spheres. Advancement is very limited internally. If employees want to move up, they will have to invest their own time into certifications or classes. They will pay you if you pass the tests, but will have to owe more time to the company.

    Cons

    -Very little corporate communication.
    -Up in the air on where they are with contracts.

    Advice to Management

    Reach out to your employees everyone and awhile.

  3. Helpful (3)

    Company has seen better days...

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

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

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

    Pros

    I was fortunate enough to work in one of the better business units, which meant working with very knowledgeable people and a free-flowing exchange of ideas and information. Good people, good morale, flexible hours, competitive salary.

    Cons

    Current/new employees are paying for the mistakes the company made in the past. In recent years, the company promoted people simply for being on the payroll longer than others, that logic has come back to haunt them. Employees who have worked hard to achieve industry certifications and/or Bachelor's/Master's degrees are barely even recognized let alone promoted. Those that are left behind are hoarding information and stonewalling processes in an effort to keep their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Sadly enough, it's too late to right the ship. We get it, the company needs to make cuts to compete for new business but they're going about it the wrong way. Budget cuts to merit increases, PTO & most importantly training, have forced out the sharpest, most innovative and forward thinking employees by while upper management continues to reward themselves with Spot awards and bonuses. The people that have won so many accolades for the company and made the business profitable are long gone, leaving only the over-inflated salaries of the employees WITHOUT industry certifications or degrees who can't get a job anyplace else. The time to change has passed and management seems content to rest on their laurels and continue to collect a paycheck while the best employees leave in droves.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    NJVC a mismanaged train wreck

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at NJVC full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Our team was great to work with and was professional. Pay was good, job stability is dim due to contract expiring in Dec 2016.

    Cons

    To many to discuss. This company did not provide honest information prior to employment. They will throw you under the bus if it benefits the company or management.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Entrepreneurial Spirit!

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

    I have been working at NJVC full-time

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

    Pros

    Medium-sized company with a friendly feel and above average pay; managers are pretty flexible about work schedules and the Company really promotes a great work-life balance. Really supportive of the Military and the Company's mission aligns with what I want to do. Super stoked about the possibilities here!

    Cons

    Life isn't always greener at other companies - been there done that. I like what they offer here at NJVC!

    Advice to Management

    Provide the right guidance and lets work together to see great things happen!

  7. Helpful (2)

    Mediocre

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Enterprise Service Desk Technician in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Enterprise Service Desk Technician in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay, co workers, benefits are ok.

    Cons

    This company does nothing but take perks of being employed with them away. When a corporate letter or email comes down it is always something negative. The HR reps are garbage, they never return your calls or emails. The HR department should have its own HR over them, this company is a good starting point, but is slowly skinking. Contract may be gone come October 2015. Look elsewhere for the meantime.

    Advice to Management

    Get with the program, you have employees who are willing to do anything at the drop of a pin. South talent is underutilized with this company, and it is disappointing.

    NJVC Response

    Mar 4, 2015

    Good Morning and thank you for your review. As the head of Human Resources, I take your comments very seriously and want to make sure we are addressing all employee needs in a timely manner. I ... More

  8. SMallish company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Saint Louis, MO

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

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

    Pros

    Treated me incredibly well but on it's way out...

    Cons

    Limited future opportunity...Contract is on it;s way out

  9. Good for the short term; no support for the long haul

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

    I worked at NJVC

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

    Pros

    decent benefits package compared to competitors.
    good backoffice support.

    Cons

    don't expect any support beyond the project you're hired for.
    when it's over, you're done. no real effort to build up personnel as resources. you're a labor-based revenue source. nothing more.

    Advice to Management

    show your employees opportunities; have a plan; consider career progression and growth considerations.

  10. Helpful (2)

    It's just sad...

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

    I worked at NJVC

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

    Pros

    Good people doing the actual work of the company, decent benefits when you take into account company HSA contribution and immediate vesting in 401k match but overall benefits are evaporating rapidly because of "cost cutting" and decisions made by parent company.

    Cons

    Lack of promotion potential, no performance increases last year while management doesn't seem to have any problem giving themselves promotions, sizable bonuses and other perks. Most senior management don't even work in the building or even in the same part of the country, they "work" from home in completely different states. Most employees don't even know what they look like. Corporate communication is a total joke. An IT company should be able to do better than a few bullet points in plain text for a company newsletter. The only time you hear from the CEO is when he sends an email saying he's promoting an already senior VP to a "chief", or that we have lost a contract and to wait to hear from your supervisor the next day to see if you're losing your job - then hides and says if you have any concerns to send them to corporate communications instead of actually being accessible himself.

    It's too late now to right the ship. Efforts to bid on new work or even keeping the work they have had for many years have all failed but they keep throwing tons of cash at new business development staff. Management just seems to be milking the cow until the contract ends and are laughing all the way to the bank while they look the employees in the face and tell them there's no budget for merit increases or PTO. Anyone with a decent resume should consider leaving before having NJVC in your recent employment history becomes more of a joke than it already is.

    Advice to Management

    Management should be ashamed of itself. A lot of good, hardworking, decent people are affected by the decisions you make. Stop patting yourselves on the back and rewarding each other at the expense of your employees.

  11. Helpful (1)

    A company in desperate need of leadership!

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

    I worked at NJVC full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    The ONLY reason someone should work here is if they are unable to secure another job, other than that, this company is THE WORST! Ethically, Morally, and otherwise, this company is terrible. The HR department is not trained properly, the Management staff does not have a Management 101 course, and even though the requirements for Management jobs are spelled out, most of them don't have the proper education level (if any education at all) to maintain the position.

    Cons

    Working for people that have the understanding of a 5 year old can be tough, which is what it was like working for certain people in this company. The benefits are atrocious and the pay has gone into the tank as well. Contracts are not being won and strategic partnerships have not been formed because of all the haughtiness that exist.

    Advice to Management

    The Parent company should replace the CEO and talk to the boots on the ground to understand how things really are...then they should setup recurring meetings with their customers to build better relationships

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