Rapiscan Systems

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Rapiscan Systems Reviews

Updated August 29, 2014
Updated August 29, 2014
22 Reviews
2.2
22 Reviews
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Ajay Mehra
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    My Opinion of Rapiscan Systems

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rapiscan Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Brian Hrynyshen knows what he is doing.

    Cons

    Upper management seems to be in trouble and not open to sugestions. If they want to split up departments, listen to the man whos department makes the most money (Brian) if you want to keep the company afloat. Don't jump in with half a plan and expect it to work without exploring every angle first.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are going to split up the departments and want minumal expense and trauma to the company, listen to what Brian Hrynyshen has to say.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Rapiscan System

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rapiscan Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A Paycheck, somewhere to spend 40 hours a week, Division I worked for still embraces a small company value and establishment,

    Cons

    lack of leadership, company that has apparently outgrown its management's skills, chain of command looks like a tic-tac-toe game always allowing upper management to sidestep responsibility and push blame to others. Long term could be good but short term is always responding to correct errors in design or operations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resign and allow competent people to bring company forward

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    This is one of the worst, most poorly organized and unprofessional companies I have ever worked for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rapiscan Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If managed well, the business can prove to be highly lucrative.

    Cons

    There is a serious lack of communication, harmony, and teamwork among the departments. Instead of working with each other to achieve a common goal for the company, there's often a lot of unproductive finger-pointing, bickering, and blaming. Certain employees who have been with the company for several years get away with appallingly unprofessional behavior, as they are tolerated by their managers who respond to their brown-nosing. Some people in upper management are really bad managers, have poor communication skills, and very condescending. Also, favoritism and nepotism are part of this company's culture. These are some of the reasons why so many employees who are actually talented and have a lot of positive things to contribute to this company either want to leave the company or have already left out of disappointment and frustration.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Family oriented Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rapiscan Systems full-time

    Pros

    The only good thing about this company is the paycheck

    Cons

    No team work and senior management has no idea how things really operate. No one is held accountable for their actions. There is no strategic thinking in this company. There are too many family members that work at this company who are clueless but are protected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes and see what the working class people do. Appreciate your employees and listen to them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Chaotic, fragmented and completely unprofessional

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    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Rapiscan Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours and lots of independence.

    Cons

    Extremely top-heavy at the management level, no effective structure, no established processes, deceptive business practices, most upper management are bullies, and management doesn't value employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop living in an echo chamber. Hire an outside company to review Rapiscan from top to bottom and make the dramatic changes needed to transform it into a functional company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Decent company in the beginning

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    Current Employee - Electronics Technician
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician

    I have been working at Rapiscan Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A decent company to begin with to learn, people are great to work with.

    Cons

    Company too fragmented between locations, training in programs almost non existent, throw to the wolves seems to be the mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your co-workers whom you manage, do the same thing they should be doing and ask questions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great people at Rapiscan Systems in Garner, NC

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    Former Employee - QA Engineer  in  Garner, NC
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Garner, NC

    I worked at Rapiscan Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent company with very talented and skilled employees.

    Cons

    I was laid off. The company is too dependent on government contracts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to market more towards private industries.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Intimidation or Bully Style Management

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    Current Employee - Field Service Technician  in  Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Field Service Technician in Torrance, CA

    I have been working at Rapiscan Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    * Interaction with TEAM members, excluding Management.
    * Interaction with Customers. Even if they are upset with Management.

    Cons

    * Management attempts to "INTIMIDATE" to the point of "BULLYING" employees.
    * CHAOS runs this place. Most in Management are "REACTIVE" vise "PROACTIVE".
    * Saw several people be terminated for standing up for themselves.
    * Unethical reviews of employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would advise that Management take TLM courses or classes. Take a more "PROACTIVE" approach to known issues. Stop using the "GOOD 'OL BOY" style of promoting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Poor management, poor compensation

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    Former Employee - Engineering/Scientist  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering/Scientist in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Rapiscan Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Reasonable amount of freedom to choose projects.
    Flexible hours.

    Cons

    Management makes nonsensical decisions without consulting scientists/engineers which lead to confusion and great loss in productivity.
    Poor compensation. You can have a great performance review yet receive no raises or bonuses.
    They have lost many key talented people recently and are likely to lose even more due to insulting compensation and annoying management decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your workers more and reward those who go the extra mile.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    A Company Made For The Principals, Not The Employees

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Torrance, CA

    I worked at Rapiscan Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good co-workers: friendly, helpful and hard-working
    Small outfit; low level of supervision
    Some local employee freebies

    Cons

    Low compensation; non-existent raises
    Incompetent management
    Little to no chance for advancement; all hiring up is done from from the outside
    Ancient technology base

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make an effort to retain qualified people; "brain-drain" is rampant
    Listen to your employees
    Don't tick off your customers and then assume the attitude of "We don't care": none of your customers respect your products

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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