iDirect Technologies
3.5 of 5 13 reviews
www.idirect.net Herndon, VA 150 to 499 Employees

iDirect Technologies Reviews

Updated Mar 8, 2014

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iDirect Technologies CEO Mary Palermo Cotton

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73% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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wonderful

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Herndon, VA

I have been working at iDirect Technologies full-time for less than a year

Prosgreat work with good compensation

Consbad middle management. should hire better managers

Advice to Senior Managementbecome competent

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Herndon, VA

I worked at iDirect Technologies full-time for more than a year

ProsFavorable work environment. Ability to work remotely. Good location and work facilities. Direct contact with VP's and decision makers...

ConsWork culture environment tends to "click" within departments. Rapid growth and new processes not keeping up with systems training. High numbers of VP and Director level staff on site can make working difficult (at times impossible).

Advice to Senior ManagementTends to be guilty of having too many bosses and not enough workers to spread work around. Too many bosses subscribing to the grapevine management system versus personnel performance.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Expected to work long hours and weekends for no extra compensation

Engineer (Current Employee)

I have been working at iDirect Technologies full-time

ProsBeing involved with lots of new technology. Friendly environment and nice coworkers. Management is well intentioned even when they make plenty of planning mistakes.

ConsExpected to work 60+ hours every week for several months without extra compensation. Projects are late and managers are in panic/firefighting mode with lot of inefficient decisions. I would not recommend the company to my friends eventhough I would get a $5K referral bonus.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlan projects better

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Beautiful experience at a bright company.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at iDirect Technologies full-time for more than a year

ProsBest Management, Potential Growth, Nice compensation and Benefits.

ConsSpeedy major changes within departments.

Advice to Senior ManagementA trial-n-error is not the only way to implement changes within the departments.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Pre Sales (Former Employee)
Reston, VA

I worked at iDirect Technologies full-time for more than a year

ProsThis is a good company to work in where the hours you need to put in do not cross 40 per week. The management is okay.

ConsThere is no growth that I can see in this company because it deals with satellite communication and such jobs are not easily available if you want to switch somewhere else.

Advice to Senior ManagementAs I have said that the management is okay. The human resource people are rude.

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a great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Herndon, VA

I have been working at iDirect Technologies full-time

Prosa mid size company with a lot of start up spirits.
Flexible hours
friendly and encouraging environment
good bonus in the past several years

Conswork can be stressful from time to time.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to work generally

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Herndon, VA

I have been working at iDirect Technologies full-time for less than a year

ProsThe company is growing. Interesting technology. Nice people

ConsMay have to work late some time

Advice to Senior ManagementNA

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Satisfying but they could pay more for the job you're expected to do

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Herndon, VA

I have been working at iDirect Technologies

ProsYou will be responsible for everything - right from inception to delivery. You will own, design and deliver modules which includes unit testing and integration. You will be noticed and acknowledged if you take initiative.

ConsIf you don't take initiative, then chances are that you may be given work that you may not like or enjoy. You probably will not be involved in the decision making process.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement could do with encouraging and / or helping engineers take initiative and play to their strengths

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Bad Place to work for!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Herndon, VA

I have been working at iDirect Technologies

ProsLots to learn about the satellite communication industry.
You get to do more than you think. a good experience learned here.
Some good smart colleagues around.

ConsSome Managers/directors act like kids driving engineers to leave the place.
Unfairness and disrespect to employees.
HR department is not for the employees. I feel the place like a big gangster company.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on the company growth first before your personal growth.
Put a process and follow it for god's sake.
Be fair on applying your promotion guidelines on all employees.
If 5 engineers left in less than a year complaining about a director. Most likey they are right HR!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great place for work/life balance

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Herndon, VA

I have been working at iDirect Technologies

ProsGood work life balance
Growing company with superior product offering
Treats employees well and with respect

ConsPerformance reviews are rather subjective and not standardized
Long term growth may not be sustained without an acquisition
Back office systems contain data errors and lack integrity

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove performance review process and make backoffice systems more of a priority

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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