REI Systems Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    REI invests in employees

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Software Architect in Sterling, VA
    Current Employee - Associate Software Architect in Sterling, VA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I was so excited when I got the MS COE pioneer plaque and dell tablet. I was already happy and satisfied with all the opportunities that REI provides for us to improve our technical skills - MSDN accounts, powerful laptops, plural sight account, trainings and 1 week of professional development hours.

    I wanted to personally thank you senior mgmt for making all this happen. I get to work with other govt contracting companies as a sub contract. From what I have seen, REI is an amazing place to work.

    Cons

    Need to win more projects to sustain

    Advice to Management

    bid and win more projects


  2. Helpful (1)

    Flexible timings and friendly people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sterling, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sterling, VA

    I have been working at REI Systems full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Timings are flexible and nice place to work

    Cons

    Work is not balanced well. Some times work gets too hectic and some times too less.

    Advice to Management

    Please have more meetings with team member if not one on one to clearly state the future.


  3. Try hard to be a place people want to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Current Employee - Program Manager

    I have been working at REI Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun activities from ping pong championships, to biking clubs, toastmasters and PMI meetings, robot group, and the company gives back by honoring charities embraced by employees. Such a variety. Lots of brown bags and internal training too.

    Cons

    Struggle with being responsive internally. Really depends on your project and supervisor if work is chaotic or not. Lots of decisions are made based on relationships and not solving the real issue.

    Advice to Management

    Be personable. Reach out to people. Answer e-mails...be the manager that you want your managers to be.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    A company for good honest contributing professionals will have very short span of life

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Unix Administrative in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Unix Administrative in Herndon, VA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Not much in terms of either a good unix or technology shop. Claims of it being long term employer applies only who are able to abuse others & pamper management.

    Cons

    Abusive managers who are allowed to fire good contributors within minutes. Higher Management has pampered those who have not contributed much technically to the shop. Company with technologies of 1990's. Being a small company, how can CEO escape this fact about the Company.

    Advice to Management

    There is no way Management can assure its health as long as they cannot spot abusers & crass violaters in their Seniors & remove them. Till then, it will remain a shop which is current only up to technologies of 2000 in the year of 2014.


  6. Nice Place to work

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

    I have been working at REI Systems full-time

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment, fast paced, fun

    Cons

    Not much opportunity to grow

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within


  7. Helpful (1)

    Stepping Stone

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. I respect REI's CEO. He is gem of a person. If you have any concern, you can directly talk to him.
    2. They revised benefits in 2014, as they were loosing so many employees, so they decided to do something about it.

    Cons

    1. Favoritism
    2. Some Top level Managers are not supposed to be managers. They lack communication skills, basically not fit to be managers.
    3. Long Work Hours (Think 10+ hours every day).
    4. Below Average Compensation.
    5. Terrible management. If you like micro-management, this is the place for you.
    6. Nothing would get done with HR Department.

    Advice to Management

    Look at your Managers. Because of few rotten tomatoes, whole company looks bad.


  8. Helpful (1)

    It's a much better place in last 2 years!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Sterling, VA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Sterling, VA

    I have been working at REI Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Professional Development Program
    Better Leave Benefits
    Better Medical Benefits
    Stock Options
    Great Place to learn new technology
    I would say it's an amazing place to work and learn new skills. Lot of brilliant people.
    Great Upper management
    Cool People
    An Employee Driven Health Club and Electronics Club is a great idea

    Cons

    Perception is some are managers because they are close to upper management not because they have skills. They lack soft and technical skills and also not good communicators. And that reflects clearly and poorly on REI. It's time they understand these project managers(98% of them) are not only bad influence on people but on company's reputation.
    These project managers make people slog , deliver the project and get good business for you. But in the process you loose 3 good people and a bad bad reputation!

    But upper management is doing a much better job which negates some of the harm done by others.
    People are generally good in the company.
    Overall it's a very positive company and is open to new ideas.
    Lot of changes are beginning to happen and that is bringing some confidence on the company.

    Advice to Management

    Clean up your project managers.
    Hire people who have good soft skills or find people who are good in people management skills inside company.
    You guys have amazing technical brains. You can use them better.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Unethical and disrespectful

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sterling, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sterling, VA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good medical insurance
    Some very talented individuals
    Good relationship with existing customers

    Cons

    No order or process of doing things. No rules in software development. Managers don't understand or value software development best practices. They just want things done to make up their unrealistic promises with the customer. Things break and then they get mad. Not realizing that they have themselves to blame for mismanagement.

    Advice to Management

    Focus has been on employee retention from senior management. However, mid level managers are not helping.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Honest, Hard-Working, Fun, Focused

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Sterling, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in Sterling, VA

    I have been working at REI Systems (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    - If you are good at what you do, you will be recognized and rewarded
    - Upper management is getting better at identifying the issues, problems and making every effort to solve it
    - So many initiatives have been taken in the last year to make an employee feel appreciated and recognized
    - Lot's of fun while working
    - Upper management is very open to hearing feedback (positive and negative)
    - Have been with the company for 5 years and not a single day has passed where I feel under-appreciated
    - Flexible working hours

    Cons

    - Few managers are not good people managers, but the upper management is taking strict action and making it their priority for 2014

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are, I have seen a HUGE difference in the last year, identifying the problems and focusing on solving them. Definitely moving in the right direction.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Company that cares

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

    I have been working at REI Systems

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

    Pros

    1. Executive team always willing to listen and learn

    2. The company is willing to make changes based on market needs

    3. Focused career tracks for technology and management cadres

    4. Great benefits package. (They just made great changes to the professional development hours, health and annual leave benefits package)

    5. World class facility with great amenities

    Cons

    1. Lack of core working hours, so that folks can plan their daily activities better

    2. Staggered vesting of 401K benefits. It would be nice to have benefits 100% vested in capital markets from day one of enrollment

    Advice to Management

    More focus on increasing REI's brand awareness in the Federal government sector



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