iDirect Technologies Reviews

Updated April 7, 2015
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  1. Highly depends on the team and manager

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Herndon, VA

    I worked at iDirect Technologies

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

    Pros

    * Bonus was relatively high in 2013
    * Some teams had a relaxed work weeks
    * Interesting technology
    * Some good managers

    Cons

    * If you didn't have luck you got a really bad management
    * Some teams had stressful work weeks including expected Saturday work
    * You got into the wrong team, you had to work with boring technology

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to replace your management peers

  2. Fast paced, lots of potential with the right changes

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, people, and technology. Lots of vacation too. Company is on the leading edge of many things and has a good stategic vision.

    Cons

    Company is in a transition. The mindset is there, but some anchor draggers are still slowing the company down. Information is sometimes hard to come by internally.

    Advice to Management

    Choose a plan and stick to it at all costs. Lean is the way of the future, remove internal barriers and anchor draggers.

  3. Awesome experience, developed a lot of satcom skill along with hands on experience which every intern craves for

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Intern in Herndon, VA

    I worked at iDirect Technologies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great seniors, good environment, great learning opportunities related to satcom

    Cons

    Every software is proprietary, there this experience cannot be applied to the corporate companies outside

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  5. Great company to grow in.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    iDirect is a great company that cares about their employees. They allow you to stretch and grow if you have the drive to do so.

    Cons

    You must be self driven, no hand holding here.

  6. Helpful (10)

    A disappearing company

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    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Herndon, VA

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

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

    Pros

    We are well-located in the suburb of DC.
    We are far away from I-495, I-66 and I-95, we don't have long commute.

    Cons

    We are disappearing, SERIOUSLY!!! We lost good engineers almost every week, while we are short of money hiring new engineers.

    We make below-market pay to people. Why? Because we are a telecom and hardware company, we don't compete with Internet companies on compensation. But we have BONUS for you, how about 0.1%?

    We are failing a project, we have a lot of bugs and missing features. You want come helping us, you will work continuously for 4 weeks in a row without 1 day break LIKE I DID.

    We use technologies from the 1990s. We are one of the satellite industry elites, we have government protection, we don't need ambition and innovation. We have too many 20+ yrs experience engineers, we don't need you, fresh graduates.

    We don't write documentation because we don't have time writing them. We have to hunt down knowledge from here and there everyday.

    We have too many management people. We have technical managers who plans project, we have project managers who only plan project. we recently hired product managers who also plan project. We have 6 levels of management in the engineering department, but we only have 100 people.

    Advice to Management

    We need to fix all the problems.

  7. Helpful (10)

    All HRs and Hring managers are liers. They told you 20% bonus. But it is ZERO.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    All HRs and Hring managers are liers. They told you 20% bonus. But it is ZERO.

    Cons

    All HRs and Hring managers are liers. They told you 20% bonus. But it is ZERO.
    Yes. It is ZERO.
    I worked hard for one whole year. And waiting for 10k bonus to buy some new hokey kit for my 9 year old boy. But they lied to me. They said, comapny growth did not meet expectation so not a penny for bonus.
    All liers and I quit.

  8. Good place to learn and grow

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Network Consultant in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Associate Network Consultant in Herndon, VA

    I worked at iDirect Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I worked in TAC:
     It's well supported by its director
     Most of the the people there very talented, hardworking, and easy to get along with
     Career Path has recently been redefined
     They hire smart
     Managers are good people to work for and with
     Advancement is based on merit, they advance the right people

    Cons

    A lot of the problems with TAC has been removed with a regime change, but there's a holdover left who can be unbearable.

    Advice to Management

    Stay technical! Keep rewarding your people. Get bigger cubicles for Tier 1

  9. View from a long standing employee

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Director in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at iDirect Technologies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The current situation is challenging, facing a slow down in growth is to be expected in a company that has had year on year expansion in the market place served by iDirect - the good news, this company will grow again in the near future.
    Promotions based on merit and aptitude for higher positions is becoming the way forward, with much needed external expertise being brought in to bring structure in the development realm.

    Cons

    With the well documented recent challenges the company has faced, the work environment has become strained.

    Advice to Management

    Manage the work environment, create meaningful and accurate internal communications on the health and direction of the company.

  10. Great Place to work and start your career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at iDirect Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great training on iDirect system, ppl you work are with experienced, knowledge driven, helpful. Given sufficient time to come up to the pace of the team

    Cons

    Company is still in developing phase but soon we are gonna be there

  11. Helpful (8)

    One director asked me to have more LOYALTY....are you kidding me?

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

    I have been working at iDirect Technologies

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

    Pros

    Nothing to mention about. In DC area, not really any pros to talk about.

    Cons

    One director asked me to have more LOYALTY....are you kidding me?

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