National Security Technologies

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Updated Jun 29, 2014

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2.6 16 reviews

60% Approve of the CEO

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Steve Younger

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54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Feel safe

    Desktop Support (Current Employee) North Las Vegas, NV

    ProsOk benefits, lots of PTO accrual, higher base pay for entry level positions

    Consno upward mobility, no one ever leaves so nobody gets promoted

    Advice to Senior Managementopen up more avenues for cross training in a effort to allow a younger, more energized workforce to get ahead

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Easy to be hired on and never leave.

    Associate Engineer (Former Employee) Las Vegas, NV

    ProsThere are many smart people. Many of which have worked at National Labs, the Navy or the DOE. They pay really well from the start.

    ConsPeople become complacent and never move up. Most people at the site have had the same job for over 10 years. It is easy to get sucked into the place and just stay where you are. There is also very little advancement opportunities. The average workforce age is well over 40 so they are definitely aging. Also, paperwork is a mess out there.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to make sure you mix up the places. The people are stagnant and are becoming lazy at points.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A job more interesting than most

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsOpportunity to make a difference in challenges facing national security and some VERY interesting work.

    ConsHow the upper management handles the organization is abysmal. There is a small pocket of people who really make a difference yet barriers to their productivity are everywhere.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind a way to give back substantial investment in the people and parts of the organization that are really your backbone. The researchers and engineers need the ability to get paid to seek new funding, write white papers, and support business development.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    IT Dept has declined into a horrible place to work

    IT Support Staff (Current Employee) North Las Vegas, NV

    ProsA good place to cut your teeth on technology, but still very limited by shrinking budgets and stodgy limitations on tech.

    ConsWireless - nope. iPads or Android - nope and nope. No new tech. Dead-end jobs.
    Management talks a good game about leadership development but ALWAYS hires form the outside - no advancement.
    Used to be great, but now cutbacks and more cutbacks. Many people now expected to do what 2 or 3 people used to do. 50-60 hours working 6 or 7 days a week - no problem. Just don't expect to get paid for more than 40 hours.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSupport your employees and give them career growth and advancement. Actually apply whats taught in the leadership development program. Quit stabbing your people in the back.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    My overall experience with NSTec was a positive one. i enjoyed the early years during testing most of all.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsJob Security, decent pay, working with the national labs

    ConsTime and distance is a concern,if working out at the site.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice at this time

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    DO NOT WORK FOR THESE HORRIBLE PEOPLE

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) North Las Vegas, NV

    ProsHaving worked in other departments and been there quite awhile I had the chance to work with many decent "worker bees". The workers have to stick together and have a comraderie because of the horrible management.

    ConsI can't begin to describe the despicable, low-down, cowardly, and just plain incompadent management employed at this company. Just save yourself alot of time and trouble and pass on working for this company!! Between the politics (and there is daily politics, and fire brigades-just because they like chaos!!) and the daily change of policies and procedures (just because they thrive on chaos, and management use this to justify always being busy!!) it will drive you to a constant frustration and stress level that is just not worth the pay. And Mangement will remind you of "How well they pay you".

    Advice to Senior ManagementCome out of your ivory tower and see what your management is doing!! Your workers are unhappy with the chaos. If you had the courage and really cared about the workers you would take the time to fix your internal problems. There is management there that are incompetent and lack the basic skills to perform the job-get out from behind your desk and board rooms and talk to your employees!!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company that can do great things

    Member of Technical Staff I (Current Employee) Livermore, CA

    ProsPart of a family.
    If you like the west coast you should consider a long term career here.
    Good benefits.
    Want you to be all that you can rather than only what someone thinks you should be.
    You can work with top notch scientists and engineers on extremely cool projects.

    ConsAt the mercy of government budgets.
    It is what you make of it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    This was Easy Money to say the least

    Intern (Former Employee) North Las Vegas, NV

    Prosthere was a Friendly staff

    Consbut they had Slow business

    Advice to Senior ManagementI have no advice for them

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Some interesting projects, but management was substandard

    Senior Scientist (Former Employee) Santa Barbara, CA

    ProsIf you're easily bored with being pigeon-holed into the same routine, NSTec tends to offer a fairly broad spectrum of projects which tend to keep things interesting.

    ConsManagement will not go to bat for you. There is little leadership at the managerial level.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop rewarding company-men and start promoting leaders.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Company Overview

    Scientist (Former Employee) North Las Vegas, NV

    ProsCompany has some of the best scientists, engineers, and technicians in the world. All front line employees are amazingly committed and share a deep sense of solidarity.

    ConsManagement does not support front line employees very well. Requests for support or materials often get bogged down in the bureaucracy, requiring more bureaucrats to handle the extra load. Mgmt has been meeting budget and deadline requirements by freezing salaries and increasing work loads - sounds normal, but every employee is working functional unpaid overtime, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Commute to job site is 6 hours daily at the minimum.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more engineers and technicians and respond more quickly to support requests.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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