Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
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  1. Great Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenbelt, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenbelt, MD

    I have been working at Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Great culture. Great place to work. Committed to excellence and continuous improvement. CEO is the best. ICE--Integrity, Customer, employees--are true values, not just words

    Cons

    No cons worthy to report


  2. Challenging professional role. Limited upward mobility and stability.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Engineer III in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Research Engineer III in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The work schedule is relatively flexible and working remotely is allowed, which can be very useful. The projects are interesting and challenging. If you're a member of the scientific staff, then there are excellent chances to interact and work with some incredibly smart people.

    Cons

    There is limited upward mobility and, at the end of the day, you are a contractor with many civil servant overlords, many of whom can be fickle and difficult to please. Ultimately, job stability can be dependent on the ability to please civil servants and on bringing in additional grants. Benefits are very basic, and the pay may be just about on par with the average for the location.

    Advice to Management

    A general feeling among the scientific staff is that the administrative staff are not very helpful or supportive, especially when there are short deadlines surrounding relatively smaller value contracts.


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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for growth and offers job stability.

    Cons

    No so great benefits and bonus.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    NASA Contractor for Space Station Ops

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, first line of management does not micromanage

    Cons

    Limited benefits, overtime/comp time policy, low salary compared to Houston area equivalents


  6. Helpful (2)

    Research Engineer III

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Engineer III in Moffett Field, CA
    Current Employee - Research Engineer III in Moffett Field, CA

    I have been working at Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The only contractor at NASA Ames to offer half competitive salaries for the area. Some good people working in the company.

    Cons

    Corporate management treats their engineers like an inconvenience, rather than the entire latent value of the company. Any complaint or grievance is always blamed on the government contract, and nothing improves. Absolutely no potential for career growth.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Its the company that has the contract for the job I want

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Flight Controller in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Flight Controller in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    I wanted the specific job I have and SGT is the company that has that contract. The benefits are decent. The contract offers comp time. The hours are somewhat flexible and there is not usually pressure to work over 40 hours per week.

    Cons

    The salary is meager compared to other engineering jobs. The annual raise is always less than 5% and is usually around 2-3%. New hires come in with the same salary I have after putting in over 10 years.

    Advice to Management

    Playing the "This job is cool, so it's okay that the salary doesn't increase much" card only works so long. It isn't difficult to see why the attrition rate is so high. It's scary how comfortable this organization is with losing all those years of experience with the mindset that you can just hire new grads to replace them. Deadly mistakes are bound to be repeated with this model.


  8. Mechanical Systems Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Systems Engineer in Lanham, MD
    Current Employee - Mechanical Systems Engineer in Lanham, MD

    I have been working at Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good opportunities and management will take care of you.

    Cons

    Hard to advance in position


  9. Helpful (1)

    Ok company with good culture.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenbelt, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenbelt, MD

    I worked at Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Nice people for the most part, family atmosphere in most locations. Decent benefits, flexible hours and exciting work depending on the contract or department.

    Cons

    No clear career path for majority of positions. A lot of people have been working there for a long time and don't want to change/improve things. Pay is OK but don't expect promotions or pay increases based on your performance.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose your core values, keep putting people before business and you will continue to get the best from them. Look for and value younger professionals, they have a lot to offer and can make a difference if given the opportunity.


  10. Flexible schedule with no raises for top performers

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sioux Falls, SD
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sioux Falls, SD

    I have been working at Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Annual Christmas bonus of $200 and a shirt/umbrella/or whatever SGT branded attire they decide upon for the year. Flexible work schedule Benefits are decent

    Cons

    Out of the past 5 years with the company they have only given raises for 2 of the 5 years and one was 1% and the other was 2%. So in 5 years my salary only went up 3%. My annual performance reviews have been very good to excellent with nothing negative. Reasons for no raises have generally been, you already make a lot and we need to give it to others to bring them up to your level.

    Advice to Management

    Shell out bonuses and raises for performance and not based upon some socialistic ideology.


  11. Great Company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Greenbelt, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Greenbelt, MD

    I have been working at Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Grew up with the company. Employees are treated as family member Great pay scale Great enviornment Feels like coming to work everyday

    Cons

    There is no cons for this company

    Advice to Management

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