Pragmatics

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Pragmatics Reviews

Updated December 2, 2014
Updated December 2, 2014
41 Reviews
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41 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great team of people, excellent learning opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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.  

    Government contractor. Nothing special.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    They try. When they think they have talent, or employees with potential business development prospects, they'll go an extra yard or two to keep that employee. Perks are generally good but highly dependent upon whether you're a corporate employee or out working on a contract. They try to host company parties and picnics and try to make employees working contracts feel like they're more than just a number. In better times they put a good amount of money into overhead and work hard to provide training and advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    They're the wrong size. They think they're competitive with SAIC. They don't understand that money is not a motivator, and that taking it (or benefits) away is a great de-motivator.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop bragging about the number of hours you work. Stop undercutting the pay for your IT and software developers better, much better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Started off great, company has deteriorated rapidly in last year.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pragmatics

    Pros

    The salary and coworkers are good.

    Cons

    Talks about valuing employees, but does not.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Caring owners, spotty management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    Pragmatics, Inc

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    Stay away

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Things are looking up

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    senior project manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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