Vencore

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Vencore Reviews

Updated December 8, 2014
Updated December 8, 2014
71 Reviews
2.3
71 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance (as many others say on here) is really exceptional (in 5 reviews)

  • There are some really good people working at the SI (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management has very little idea of how everything works at the lower levels (in 7 reviews)

  • Valley Forge is dying and headed for mass layoffs (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Challenging

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Vencore full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I enjoy the work environment and people.

    Cons

    Work can de tedious at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company undergoing a lot of changes with its new acquisitions of other companies recently

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Network Engineer in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Principal Network Engineer in Chantilly, VA

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

    Pros

    Good people and friendly work environment.

    Cons

    Executive management teams seem disorganized and not aware of how to run the company while integrating other companies into the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop, Listen, Pause and request feedback from employees. Learn how to keep valuable employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Vencore encourages further education and certifications; and managers are more than willing to assist.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Vencore full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Competitive Tuition Reimbursement.
    Great amount of Paid Time Off
    Management is approachable

    Cons

    Does not have specific job tasks, more of a learn as you go.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good changes

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

    I have been working at Vencore

    Pros

    Company making the right choices to right the ship

    Cons

    Lazy workforce in valley forge. It is a dying area

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to trim the fat

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    bleh

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Specialist III in Kennedy Space Center, FL
    Current Employee - Design Specialist III in Kennedy Space Center, FL

    I have been working at Vencore full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nothing is good about this company

    Cons

    combination of two bad beltway bandits, the SI and QinetiQ NA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Just Preparing the Company for Another Sale

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Technology
    Current Employee - Information Technology

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

    Pros

    There's hardly any pros to working here. The experience with QinetiQ NA and they offered good benefits.

    Cons

    Every since the buyout of QNA and the formation, it has been an extremely hostile and toxic work environment. Upper management only cares about the monetary value of the company and seems like they are just setting it up to be sold again. There is no sense of a team at all within this company. Even employees that were not terminated are jumping ship to go work somewhere else. This company just started and it is already a sinking ship.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How about actually caring about your employees and stop gutting health benefits? The way things are being managed now, there is absolutely no incentive to stay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Smoke and Mirrors

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer Senior in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer Senior in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    The company has a variety of contracts supporting a few major customers. They have operations in a several locations across the country. The company is comprised of several different companies with somewhat similar backgrounds - some contracts have been in place for many years. This is your standard wholesale contractor - offering SI and SE support to federal customers.

    Cons

    The SI type support often translates into a very technical person handling many administrative tasks for their direct customer.

    There are virtually zero career development opportunities for salaried, on-contract employees. Virtual meetings to share thoughts and feedback are almost always off-site and on your own time.

    With regard to corporate culture, the culture of on-contract employees is often to commiserate after each corporate town hall or communication. The direction of the company has been focused on "harmonization" which manifested into a strategy of keeping benefits and salaries as low as possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your harmonization campaign was embarrassing - you contradict yourself when saying you want to offer customers top tier SE&I services yet offer paltry incentives to motivate and keep employees.

    The recent exodus of high performing junior and senior employees will continue as they discover how much better they might have it elsewhere.

    Trust your PMs to do their job; instead of having HR constantly play zone defense. Lastly, stop the bait-and-switch of junior employees who don't know any better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    No Plan

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vencore

    Pros

    None that I can think of

    Cons

    No plan and once they mad up their mind how "how something will work" there is no flexability

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

    Company doesn't care about the people

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vencore

    Pros

    Company has good contracts that are mission critical. Employees on the contracts like supporting their customers.

    Cons

    Company is cutting drastically with the number of layoffs. Not sure if they will have enough infrastructure to support the contracts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People understand the need to right-size the business. However, the way employees have been treated is a disgrace.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Average Beltway Bandito

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Professional Meeting Attender in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Professional Meeting Attender in Chantilly, VA

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

    Pros

    It really depends what contract you get on.

    Pay and benefits are OK today, although corporate is going to cut them back slowly.

    Cons

    It really depends what contract you get on.

    Valley Forge is dying and headed for mass layoffs. Virginia/Maryland/DC is treading water.

    Government work often sucks. This is a SETA shop, but there's very little "engineering" here. Resign yourself to being a configuration manager on one of many government jobs programs and you'll do fine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep greening.... are cleared macaques the next phase? That'll get the rates down!

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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