Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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  1. Engineer I

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I had a good experience.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  2. Federal Contarcting

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Interesting projects, smart team, fun work environment.

    Cons

    Promotions were tied to new Contract positions (a common issue in Federal Contracting).

    Advice to Management

    Offer more training programs.


  3. Great Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies full-time

    Pros

    They do exacly wat they say

    Cons

    No negatives to be found


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  5. Great Company, Cool work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenbelt, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenbelt, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Great people -interesting work -High upward mobility

    Cons

    The values thing is a little strange. Sgt has gotten big enough that it has acronyms for working hard and quality. Maybe thats just part of contracting

    Advice to Management

    Management is pretty good overall.


  6. Great Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenbelt, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenbelt, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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


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

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    Current Employee - Research Engineer III in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Research Engineer III in Mountain View, CA
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.


  8. My company review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for growth and offers job stability.

    Cons

    No so great benefits and bonus.


  9. Helpful (2)

    NASA Contractor for Space Station Ops

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    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


  10. Helpful (2)

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

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    Current Employee - Flight Controller in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Flight Controller in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Research Engineer III

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    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.



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