W R Systems Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
7 Reviews
3.1
7 Reviews
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Dave Edwards
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  1.  

    Good Company Overall

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

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

    Pros

    good benefits, good pay and easy to get promoted

    Cons

    office culture must be taken into consideration, work-life balance is good as long as you keep up the great work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Include more hands on experience of what you are actually managing to better manage. Spend more time on site to see exactly what goes on to realistically know how to manage your project/program

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Place to Work but a Graveyard for Careers

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

    I have been working at W R Systems full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Customers definitely come first, and the company always strives to exceed customer expectations. They provide excellent benefits to employees.

    Cons

    Depending on what you do and who you work for, career mobility is limited. Some are in leadership positions that should not be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a replacement for Dave EEEEEEEEEE.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    A great place to work.

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

    I worked at W R Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The compensation is awesome, the benefits are employee focused and annually reviewed, and the high work ethic is to meet or exceed customer requirements.

    Cons

    Economy makes it tough but thoughtful yet painful changes are necessary to make the company more viable in the long run. Changes are hard but everyone has to shoulder some of the tightening measures.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Delusional

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA

    I worked at W R Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nice people. Great place to hang around and get a paycheck for doing very little. Good at supporting Navy.

    Cons

    Typical government contractor with work that is repetitive, monotonous, and unproductive. Efforts to get into non-government work are micromanaged by CEO. He will drive you crazy!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look in the mirror and quit ignoring your core business. You are not any different from the dozens of other government contractors in the area. Recognize that you are a government contractor, always will be a government contractor, and work on getting acquired by a larger government contractor. The money spent on the CEO globe trotting escapades for Emsys is a distraction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great people to work with.

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

    I have been working at W R Systems full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good salary for all management.

    Cons

    They need a bigger HQ.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a bigger place!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    WR Systems, a real time Dilbert cartoon

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Monotony Unlimited  in  Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Monotony Unlimited in Norfolk, VA

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

    Pros

    Good work / life balance.

    Cons

    If you are one of those people that want to show up to work and produce nothing and can be satisfied with that then WR Systems is a good fit for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reading a book isn't sufficient for running a successful business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Culture at WR

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA

    I have been working at W R Systems

    Pros

    The best at work / life balance that I've seen or experienced. Most companies say they have a great atmosphere but somehow fail or lack the necessary vehicle to carry out or promote the atmosphere other than offering lip service.
    Work from home..treated like a true professional
    Great attention to employee development through paid certification opps, education reimbursement.
    Have dedicated "director level" managers whose main purpose is to handle employees who are on the various projects so problems and frustrations have a tendency to get resolved professionally and quickly

    Cons

    Need new office. We've pretty much have already outgrown the office.
    Also need more parking spaces but that 's due to the growth that's taken place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to perform and lead. Keep an eye towards emerging trends and industries where we can leverage our talent, expertise and or products.

    Recommends

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