XPAND (Virginia) Reviews

Updated May 27, 2015
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  1. Good working environment

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at XPAND (Virginia) full-time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good team. Good work culture.

    Cons

    Career advancement. There are not many opportunities to grow.


  2. Pleasant working environment, but suffers from a culture of technical mediocrity.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at XPAND (Virginia)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    XPand is a comfortable place to work, with a friendly and personable atmosphere.

    Cons

    I began this job with excited feelings about the project I would work on, a federal government agency contract dealing with employment and qualifications. But I did not find strong leadership at XPand in terms of defining what standards of quality we should aim for, and the product we ended up delivering was an embarrassing mess. After working there for some time, I began thinking that this company does not aim very high in terms of delivering excellent work.

    Advice to Management

    Get with the times with regard to software development methodologies and up-to-date trends in responsive design and web user experience. Your dev teams are stuck in the past, and are not well equipped to compete with other shops that deliver on website contracts.


  3. CEO does not know how to run a company.

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    Former Employee - N/A in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - N/A in Reston, VA

    I worked at XPAND (Virginia) full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Free Friday bagels and Monday lunches.

    Cons

    It's a sweatshop environment where the CEO and COO has not direction and does not appreciate the hard work. It's the people that work hard that keeps the company a float.

    Advice to Management

    Take management 101.


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  5. Good Place to work as a starting position, career opportunities and good benefits.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Reston, VA

    I have been working at XPAND (Virginia) full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment and the team and colleagues are great. Good work life balance and flexible work conditions. Many career opportunities and many areas for learning.

    Cons

    The senior level employees are not fully qualified and skilled.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Ok

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA

    I worked at XPAND (Virginia)

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

    Pros

    Technology wise is very good

    Cons

    One reason of leaving is"No flexibility" and another main reason is "Management". Management does not treat all the employees equally.

    Advice to Management

    Need to think about treating all the employees equally and hire managers who have management skills and are experienced.


  7. Helpful (1)

    OK

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

    I worked at XPAND (Virginia)

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

    Pros

    Can learn a lot for career advancement. Colleagues are excellent to work with.

    Cons

    Work hrs are not at all flexible.

    Advice to Management

    Please consider flexible work hrs for employees to continue in XPAND.


  8. O.K

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at XPAND (Virginia)

    Pros

    They provide a job that has the basic requirements

    Cons

    Limited growth and development opportunities


  9. Helpful (1)

    Okay to Work. Move on once you acquired the required skills.

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

    I have been working at XPAND (Virginia) full-time (More than a year)

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people with good working/relaxed atmosphere. Uses multiple technologies. Scope to learn is very high if you are with the right people. Good at doing Immigration stuff.

    Cons

    Very Poor Management. One man show. Inflexible work hours and absolutely no telecommuting options. Less in salaries when compared to the market rates. Not great benefits, especially health insurance.

    Advice to Management

    Please treat all people equally. Do not judge the project member based on the project budgets but by their hardwork. Avoid the one man show thing and allow others to have their share at making decisions and taking responsibilities. Finally, it helps to have some flexibility towards working hours.



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