Pragmatics Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
40 Reviews
3.3
40 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great team of people, excellent learning opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Intern in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Software Development Intern in Reston, VA

    I worked at Pragmatics as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Working at Pragmatics was a fantastic experience. The team of developers I worked amongst were all kind, interesting, and intelligent people. Intern salary was pretty standard, and flexible schedule allowed me to work around my classes and come in to work earlier to avoid traffic and leave earlier in the day. Agile methodology was take very seriously, and mentorship was absolutely fantastic. Rather than being paired with a new hire, I was paired with one of the most knowledgeable persons of the group I was with. Additionally, Pragmatics is also extremely involved with the community, including the CEO personally.

    Cons

    Not too many encountered in my fairly short time there. Some things like distance from where I live and other things out of the control of Pragmatics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing! I was not stifled and stuck doing menial work during my internship, but was instead given extremely interesting projects to work on by management. Very grateful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Caring owners, spotty management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pragmatics (more than an year)

    Pros

    The owners seem to care about the employees, training opportunities and good benefits.

    Cons

    Upper management seems out of touch with what is happening at the project level. Management of programs varies drastically depending on the individual managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should try harder to get the pulse of what the staff thinks directly from them not filtered through the direct manager.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Pragmatics, Inc

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrative in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Systems Administrative in Washington, DC

    I worked at Pragmatics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful company – Well managed – Approachable Team leads - Great benefits – Participate in the Metro SmarTrip program -

    Cons

    Still growing/expanding - Smart Management - More promotion from within - Need more contracts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to do what you do so well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Stay away

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pragmatics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Basic benefits, some of the older senior managers no longer there

    Cons

    Where do I start.... SHADY practices that will eventually lead to that companies demise. Stay way. They don't value anyone. Many people lost their clearances. Clueless department that has no idea how to manage clearances, which are GOLD in the DC area. Let lots of clearances expire on people and screwed them royally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    GET. A. CLUE.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    A great learning experience

    Current Employee - Contracts Administrative Assistant in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Contracts Administrative Assistant in Reston, VA

    I have been working at Pragmatics as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    They are flexible with your work schedule.

    Cons

    If you are a contractor it is hard to be hired here. They would rather hire either within or hire someone that hasnt worked here.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Things are looking up

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pragmatics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    limited career progression in some areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    senior project manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pragmatics

    Pros

    smart people; onsite PM and DPM were great but that is luck of draw

    Cons

    XO's had little or no communication with lower ranking folks, comm gap

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your rock stars before they leave for another job and take their intellectual capital with them

    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Agile software development, brilliant staff, company with a great future

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pragmatics

    Pros

    Company has hired a lot of new management that brings a new generation of leadership and openness to new ideas, innovation and culture. I'm especially excited about the Business Intelligence and Analytics capabilities.

    Cons

    Each federal client environment is different. Make sure to match up your personality with the client site, because they are not all equal. Just do your homework and you will be happy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I see new momentum growing. New VP of software development is a great addition to the leadership team. Keep it up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pragmatic is an Innovative, High-Quality & Very Customer Excellence Focused

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Reston, VA

    I have been working at Pragmatics full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Strong culture of performance and rewards innovation
    -Great Benefits
    -Financially stable and plans for the long-term, unlike many government contractors I worked with.
    -Solid and experienced program management with great credentials
    -Strong ethics and focus on delighting the customers

    Cons

    -Like all government contractors, we are subject to the highs and lows of the market but overall faired much better than our larger competitors.
    -Would like to see more options for long-term career development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider institutionalizing technical training so employees can rise up to middle management from the lower ranks. If you do that, Pragmatics will realize it's full potential as the market leader that it is in software development CMMI 5.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love Pragmatics. Treat you like family

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pragmatics

    Pros

    Really good management team
    Great commute
    Good benefits
    Room to grow and career advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Federal clients can be demanding and that means long hours to make sure we meet our quality standards. Not a place to punch a clock.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep building a great culture. Love the recognition for performing employees

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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