REI Systems

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REI Systems Reviews

Updated December 23, 2014
Updated December 23, 2014
80 Reviews
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REI Systems President & CEO Veer Bhartiya
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible hours, nice working environment (in 7 reviews)

  • If u stay a long time and if they like you the benefits are good (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Lack of core working hours, so that folks can plan their daily activities better (in 6 reviews)

  • After all this hard work also, do not expect recognition unless you have out of office friendship with managers (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Mediocre

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst
    Former Employee - Business Analyst

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, nice working environment

    Cons

    Management plays favorites and only promote those they are friends with

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Don't Let My Bad Experience be Yours!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

    I worked at REI Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some really nice hardworking people (who deserve better)
    Supportive of education and training that provides better skills for employees

    Cons

    The most unprofessional management team I have ever experienced, starting from the executive management on down. They hire a lot of HIB visa holders, and have no respect for a decent work-life balance, but cover this up with a lot of phony "corporate culture" speak that glorifies a work environment where bad management is ignored, or worse, rewarded, if you are able to get your staff to keep working harder and harder not smarter. Managers are promoted from within without a lot of support or mentoring because the senior staff are completely overleveraged or lack relevant experience themselves so they can't help. The end result is a lot of overtime and stress for the poor staff trying to do the work. The company says that its competitors are big tier 1 companies, which indicates how out of touch and arrogant the executive management is if they think they measure up to these companies. This company is on a downward spiral with no management vision or employee policies to shore it up. If you are absolutely desperate for a job, then take one with them, but keep looking - you'll be glad you did.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace the entire management team if you want to compete with the companies you say you do in your corporate write up. Stop killing the messengers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great company to work with which has been growing the right way!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Sterling, VA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Sterling, VA

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

    Pros

    Continuous growth, competitive salaries and benefits, great work culture, and positive work environment.

    Cons

    None that I can truly think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not compromise on basic principles while growing and be open to changes.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not for everyone

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at REI Systems full-time

    Pros

    - very friendly coworkers
    - you will meet few very smart people
    - upper management is hands on and tries to re-enforce a healthy culture
    - depending on the project, you will get exposed and experienced

    Cons

    -on most projects , 40 hr weeks do not cut it , you need to put 50-60 hrs to be in good terms with the managers, leaving after working 8 hrs will raise eyebrows around you.
    - on most projects, it is expected that you work on weekends when necessary, your personal time WILL be sacrificed to impress the client, you are expected to embrace this culture
    - if you don't know how much you are worth in the market, they will take advantage of you
    - if the PM over promised the client , you will pay the price to fulfill unrealistic expectations. you will have to put your personal time to cover up for the PMs mistakes, some PMs will also try to make it your fault so you feel obliged to work 80 hr weeks to catch up.
    - PMs usually only care about the project profit to impress the upper managers, although not uncommon, but it goes to the extreme.
    - Sometimes you will feel like an independent contractor where no one cares about your career path or well being .
    - maybe around 8 out of 10 employees are on H1 visa, that influences the work culture and salaries (usually h1 visa employees are more desperate and tolerate abuse in terms of work hrs or compensation)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mid level managers need serious work, and do not expect your employees to stay loyal to the company if they feel abused.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Average

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

    I have been working at REI Systems

    Pros

    Good Team, Culture, Flexible timings, no micro management

    Cons

    Routine Work, Not exciting work.

  7.  

    Few Spoiled eggs making things bad for all

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sterling, VA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sterling, VA

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

    Pros

    The company has a good reputation with its customers and they are generally very satisfied. The senior management cares about the company and tries to promote healthy work environment. The corporate culture is good.

    Cons

    There are few bad managers who play politics and try to be dominant. They don't know how to talk to people and goes out of their way to prove their dominance. Why would anyone want to work with such people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees can't complain about their managers. Find and Fire these managers/resource managers.
    They can't be trained.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    favoritism and unprofessional

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sterling, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sterling, VA

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

    Pros

    Company has long term contracts and has been in business for a long time. Employees are friendly and easy to work with.

    Cons

    There is a lot of favoritism in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't talk to leads to get honest feedback. You will get feedback from employees not leads.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Work work work Lots of work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Analyst in Sterling, VA
    Current Employee - QA Analyst in Sterling, VA

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

    Pros

    cool environment to work. Flexible in work schedule.

    Cons

    60 hours of work week... Very disorganized teams.,,, team members are not cooperative and the manager doesn't care about the togetherness of the team.... just happy as long as the task is done....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the talent and not the number of years on paper

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great work, very flexible, Fun People

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Programmer in Sterling, VA
    Current Employee - Applications Programmer in Sterling, VA

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

    Pros

    REI is a gem along the beltway. I have worked at a number of different tech companies in the area and few can match this place. The grants work we do is incredibly impactful and it's typical to work very flexible hours - which is great for me and my family. I also enjoy the team I work - very friendly and reliable - along with the benefits of bagels, ping pong and Xboxes in the game room.

    Cons

    The company is growing pretty fast and it is hard to know folks outside of your team. More should be done at the company or project team level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more company events. Get more employees involved in corporate initiatives and not rely on a handful of people to lead every club and program.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Indian style of management.

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

    Pros

    Very friendly team members, supportive and understanding.

    Cons

    1. Inexperienced management. Bad planning, no value for people and hard work. Moreover, they make developers to pay for their own errors. They make you feel misarable and always judge you.
    2. A lot of overtime.
    3. A lot of actions against the labor law. Follow them or will be laid of. If you do not want to work overtime, you are not good team player.
    4. Nothing really interesting from technology side.
    5. They promote only people who they like, not who deserves promotion.
    I quit. Back to US.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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