iDirect Technologies

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iDirect Technologies Reviews

Updated October 12, 2014
Updated October 12, 2014
21 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great company, fast paced.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at iDirect Technologies

    Pros

    International company, good people, lots of fun, and hard workers.

    Cons

    Not really any cons, lots of growth opportunity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    If you have nothing to do, but work.....

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    Current Employee - Accounting in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Accounting in Herndon, VA

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

    Pros

    Depending on where you are at your career, may get some new valuable work experience of different process.

    Cons

    Expect a lot of overtime for no thanks or rewards. Company is trying to save money as much as possible at your time expense.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Fair and good work experience at this company.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer I in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer I in Herndon, VA

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

    Pros

    Good work ethics. Smart people all around. Upcoming company , and not very big in size.

    Cons

    Expected to work long hours and even on weekdays.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very Unethical !

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    Former Employee - Qualification Test Engineer in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Qualification Test Engineer in Herndon, VA

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours. Good compensation. Company willing to pay to get good candidate, but it is very wrong to think about lasting with the company. Advanced SATCOM technology. A lot to learn. Some good smart colleagues around.

    Cons

    Unethical politics from managerial leadership to create own competitive troubles and ganging up with the old unable trouble making employee to harass the new good smart and dedicate hard working employee. Destructive competitions, attacks, defamations, fake accusations, denials, blames, and favoritism are all very unethical. Favoritism from management is not only unfair and unethical, it also against the employment law. If managers require covering up issues with the new Ka band SATCOM project with Inmarsat and your inability to lead the team, then just stop hiring good candidates to support you. Just look for those inexperienced employee who can easily following all of your misleading so you can accuse them with all of your wrong doing later on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR requires to stop favoring unethical and unable manager to compete with and harass the new employee which is against the law! New employee creativities and dedicated hard works were meant to help the manager and the company iDirect. Ganging and teaming up with the unable manager together with the trouble making old employee fake accusations about the new employee is only to destroy the company. You need to listen to the new employee, not just begging the old managers and employee to destroy the company. Accepting and separating from employment are all at will on both sides. There is no need to defame the employee for the excuses. A great leader is the one who appreciates and encourages their employee. There is nothing else that could kill the ambitions of an employee to contribute by the unethical competition, suppression, and harassment from the manager for his own feeling of important.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Nice working environment. Challenged by deadlines

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at iDirect Technologies

    Pros

    Very friendly working environment. Generous to recognized people.

    Cons

    Challenged by deadlines and internal process.

  7.  

    Current Employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at iDirect Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Good life work balance, compensation, and flexible hours in most departments

    Cons

    2014 revenue is down due to government shut down back in 2013, slow to utilize solution platforms already purchased.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good engineering work, but company has cash flow issues.

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

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

    Pros

    Good technology. iDirect is working on the next generation of satellite IP network technology for a global satellite networking company. Opportunity to work on technically challenging product in a niche industry.

    Cons

    Financially unstable...having cash flow issues. A large chunk of the employee strength has been dedicated to the new product which is poorly planned, designed and executed. The one large costumer is getting close to release, but the product is not ready. Too many bugs.
    Not the best managed engineering group. Lack good engineering processes.
    Too many typical minded, bad attitude, Desi (south asian) managers...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get with the times...engineering processes have evolved tremendously since the 90s.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    iDirect Review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA

    I worked at iDirect Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Work 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 ManagementAdvice

    Tends 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Expected to work long hours and weekends for no extra compensation

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at iDirect Technologies full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Expected 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 ManagementAdvice

    Plan projects better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    wonderful

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Herndon, VA

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

    Pros

    great work with good compensation

    Cons

    bad middle management. should hire better managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    become competent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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