Odyssey Systems Reviews

Updated August 13, 2015
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  1. Security

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Physical Security Specialist in Woburn, MA
    Current Employee - Physical Security Specialist in Woburn, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great management team and co-workers

    Cons

    There are no cons other than everyone wants better pay, just like every other job.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Program Management

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    My co-workers are very skilled in their areas.

    Cons

    Really low balled new offers with the renewal of the contract. Did even bother to communicate what was happening.


  3. Great Company, Great People!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company run by a brilliant Gentleman who brought this company from the ground up and treated his employees with the utmost respect at all times.

    Cons

    Odyssey Systems is a defense contract company and that industry is generated by contracts from the US Government, when money from the government dries up it makes it hard for the employer to pass on good benefits to his employees.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to Senior Mgmt who have been there for a while would be to remember the little guy who supports you, do not forget that without their support your success would not happen, do not take that for granted! I have seen that happen to often while working there.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Contractor Position

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contractor
    Former Employee - Contractor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Odyssey Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, challenging work, work directly with the client,

    Cons

    hire and fire according to whether they have a contract or not

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  6. Helpful (1)

    Growing company with a small company feel - HR answers your calls and e-mails quickly!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Acquisition Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Acquisition Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good leadership team - seem genuinely interested in making sure employees are happy.

    Cons

    The company is primarily in the DoD support contract business - an industry that's certain to decline for the foreseeable future due to budget pressure. Odyssey seems to be in some good niches, but virtually no company in this space will avoid impacts. Also, like every other government contractor, you are consignment labor. It's the nature of the industry that you are useful only as long as the current contract lasts.

    Advice to Management

    Make it a practice to check in on each employee periodically - otherwise, they have no real connection to the company.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Management blames everyone but themselves for problems

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Autonomy in the workplace was adequate

    Cons

    Management will not listen to ideas out of the box


  8. Helpful (2)

    Be Careful of these people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Odyssey Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice the first week but expect to be thrown to the wolves after that.

    Cons

    They are incompetent and expect security and network accessibility to take forever. They are unsupportive and treat their employees very badly. The worst experience I've ever had. They are basically bullies, expect to be thrown under the bus on a regular basis if you work at Hanscom. Please save your sanity and do not work for this company. The left hand does not know what the right is doing.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect and be upfront about the processes.


  9. Small company, great employee support

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Analyst in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small company experience, very personal.

    Cons

    Small company, cannot carry you if budget talks stall.

    Advice to Management

    more open dialog with employees during budget hearings.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Atmosphere not as supportive as I thought

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    Former Employee - Administrator III in Hanscom AFB, MA
    Former Employee - Administrator III in Hanscom AFB, MA
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team members outside of management, benefits and 401K plan were good.

    Cons

    It was difficult to find managerial support regarding the challenges I faced in my position - positive feedback was almost non-existent. Environment was chaotic and challenging, and I was given little to no direction. It felt like I was being spied on by the customer, and criticism became personal instead of professional.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the positive things your employees do - listen to what they have to say if they are having challenges. Be supportive.



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