Noblis Reviews

Updated March 10, 2015
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Noblis President and CEO Amr A. ElSawy
Amr A. ElSawy
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Pros
  • Great work-life balance including generous PTO for younger employees and flexible work schedule (in 9 reviews)

  • Noblis has a very flexible work schedule that is incredibly attractive including flexible work hours and telecommuting opportunities (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • This weird time for government contracts (sequestration) is forcing a lot of government consulting companies to restructure the way they do business (in 4 reviews)

  • Massive levels of degrees don't always equate to real business experience; the company doesn't seem to get this idea (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Very positive environment where you get paid to learn

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Falls Church, VA

    I worked at Noblis

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

    Pros

    Noblis is a consulting firm and I was lucky to work with good managers and supervisors on a good project. My project was interesting enough and I worked on product development which was great.
    Flexibility to work almost anywhere throughout the building, nice facilities, onsite gym, good people, free snacks and coffee/tea.
    Senior management wants you to do well.
    They offer education assistance as well.

    Cons

    Not much was quite pleased with the environment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep choosing the projects that you will excel at

  2. Great beginning, terrible ending

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Noblis

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay and PTO benefits; company paid for trainings; received promotions as reward for hard work, dedication, and intelligence; Noblis tried hard to foster a positive culture.

    Cons

    After many successful years with high performance reviews, I took a job working for a difficult manager that others avoided. Manager was not open to any ideas that conflicted with theirs. After only a short time, I was given a poor performance review and then laid off. Only months earlier, I'd been told I was the future of my department. During layoff, I was told I no longer had the skills and experience they needed. Hard to know where you stand with Noblis. I'm not bitter about the layoff; just saddened. I was really looking forward to a future there; pity I started working for the wrong manager.

    Advice to Management

    Noblis' biggest weakness is its management team. Incompetent managers remain employed for years because they are friends with executives either at work or in their personal lives. Most employees who voluntarily left did so because of their manager.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Good company to work for if you want a good work life balance

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    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Falls Church, VA
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Falls Church, VA

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

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

    Pros

    management cares about current employee though it's doing lots of belt tightening in recent years

    Cons

    No much career advancing once you reach CB3 level. You may be in danger if you are highly paid

    Advice to Management

    Let employees to provide input for their managers

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  5. Great company and great people!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Noblis

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

    Pros

    A truly special organization that cares about the employees and the client. I hope to work at Noblis for the rest ofy working career. It is a winner in every sense of the word.

    Cons

    Competing against unscrupulous companies is always tough for a highly ethical company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

  6. Positives all around!

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

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

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work-life balance and culture. Company values employees at all levels

    Cons

    The technology should continue to shift as the company grows.

    Advice to Management

    Continue acknowledging the hard work of employees at all levels and areas in the company.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Interesting and challenging work.

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    Current Employee - Principal in Falls Church, VA
    Current Employee - Principal in Falls Church, VA

    I have been working at Noblis full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Strong Executive leadership and senior leadership in place, financially sound company growing organically and through acquisition. Excellent benefits and bonus plan in place.

    Cons

    Like all other government contractors, re-competing and winning government contracts is critical to the overall health of the organization and career opportunities for employees.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course.

  8. Helpful (5)

    The bleeding continues

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    Current Employee - Manager in Falls Church, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in Falls Church, VA

    I have been working at Noblis full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Used to be company of experts but now is great place only for early career professionals since experts are being fired every week

    Cons

    If you make more that $40/hour, you are too expensive to work here. Projects are bid cheaply with any resume pulled from the database. Staff availability is not considered. Experienced people are being let go every week.

    Advice to Management

    Make up your mind. Are we a cheap body shop or a company of smart experienced people? Stop the hemorrhage.

  9. Exceptional company! Best job I ever had!

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Falls Church, VA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Falls Church, VA

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

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

    Pros

    Noblis reduced medical plan premiums by 40% without cutting any benefits! This is one example of the remarkable things Noblis does to continue to be a great employer.

    They give ALL employees a bonus (not just executives). I do exciting work in a great environment.

    Without a doubt, this is the best job I ever had!

    Cons

    Nothing! Noblis understands what it means to listen to employees and respond to their needs.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing! Despite the challenges we face in the government contracting world, it is refreshing to know that this company does the right things!

  10. Helpful (3)

    Noblis has no loyalty to retirees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Noblis full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Lots of smart people writing white papers.

    Cons

    Noblis has cancelled health insurance plan access for retirees - an inexpensive reward for long years in a toxic work environment with unreasonable demands on employee time without compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Honor your commitments.

  11. One of the best experiences ever!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Falls Church, VA
    Former Intern - Intern in Falls Church, VA

    I worked at Noblis as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    People are great from the janitor to the CEO. Everyone is very open and welcoming. Noblis values people who produce new ideas, and people who have a self determination attitude. If you are this type of person you will thrive in their environment. They have something called Tech Tuesdays where Noblis invites different professionals to present on different topics. Also, the 8th floor has a snack bar that is stocked daily which is great if you forget to bring lunch. They also have a gym, nothing big, but it is still convenient if you want to workout after work.

    Cons

    Given the area the traffic can get really bad. As an intern they did not offer any housing assistance or travel compensation. Other than that they are a great company and I definitely do not regret spending a summer out in the DC area.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

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