Semantic Research Reviews

Updated March 17, 2014
Updated March 17, 2014
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  1.  

    Nice people, lovely view

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Semantic Research full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great small company environment with a lovely view, good benefits, and talented individuals. Remote working is also available for those who occasionally have to pick up/drop off the kids.

    Cons

    Requirements gathering is difficult given the nature of the customer (government, security clearances required). This funnels down to frustrations in software development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out a direction for the product in a way that's best for the company, not just chase after what the customer wants.

    Recommends
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  2.  

    Nice company, no job security

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

    I worked at Semantic Research full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - some helpful engineers
    - good benefits in terms of vacation,salary, health care, dental care, vision and etc.
    - various contracts to choose
    - flexible work hours (You can choose to work remotely)

    Cons

    -some engineers are arrogant, write impolite emails, talk so rude to new folks, argue a lot and never listen to other opinions.
    - a lot of dead weight people who just sit in the office doing nothing.
    - some people work remotely and make communication harder
    - some engineers only limit their knowledge to their work, but don't know other technical details (i.e. they only stay in their own world, working individually instead of working as a team.)
    - no job security at all (good employees are let go and keep the dead weight).
    - reorganize the team structure a couple times within a year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - respect other opinions
    (some engineers get offensive when you pointed out what they need to improve)
    - respect the customers
    - encourage more team work
    - get rid of those who are not team players or offend the customers and keep those good ones.

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