National Security Technologies

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National Security Technologies Reviews

Updated June 29, 2014
Updated June 29, 2014
16 Reviews
2.5
16 Reviews
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  1.  

    Feel safe

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    Current Employee - Desktop Support  in  North Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Desktop Support in North Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at National Security Technologies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Easy to be hired on and never leave.

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    Former Employee - Associate Engineer  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Associate Engineer in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at National Security Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    People 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A job more interesting than most

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Security Technologies

    Pros

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

    Cons

    How 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 ManagementAdvice

    Find 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    IT Dept has declined into a horrible place to work

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    Current Employee - IT Support Staff  in  North Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - IT Support Staff in North Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at National Security Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Wireless - 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 ManagementAdvice

    Support 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Security Technologies for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Job Security, decent pay, working with the national labs

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice at this time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    DO NOT WORK FOR THESE HORRIBLE PEOPLE

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  North Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at National Security Technologies full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Having 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.

    Cons

    I 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 ManagementAdvice

    Come 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!!

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Great Company that can do great things

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff I  in  Livermore, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff I in Livermore, CA

    I have been working at National Security Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Part 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    This was Easy Money to say the least

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  North Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Intern in North Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at National Security Technologies as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    there was a Friendly staff

    Cons

    but they had Slow business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no advice for them

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Some interesting projects, but management was substandard

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    Former Employee - Senior Scientist  in  Santa Barbara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Santa Barbara, CA

    I worked at National Security Technologies full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    If 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop rewarding company-men and start promoting leaders.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Company Overview

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Scientist  in  North Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Scientist in North Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at National Security Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Company 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.

    Cons

    Management 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 ManagementAdvice

    Hire more engineers and technicians and respond more quickly to support requests.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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