iDirect Technologies Reviews

Updated August 17, 2014
Updated August 17, 2014
18 Reviews

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  1.  

    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 for 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
  2.  

    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 for 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. Favoritism is not only unfair and unethical, it is against the employment law. If managers require covering up issues with the new Ka 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 for 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. 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
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    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.

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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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 for 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
  7.  

    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 for more than a 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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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 for less than a 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Beautiful experience at a bright company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Best Management, Potential Growth, Nice compensation and Benefits.

    Cons

    Speedy major changes within departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A trial-n-error is not the only way to implement changes within the departments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Pre Sales

    Former Employee - Pre Sales  in  Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Pre Sales in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    This 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.

    Cons

    There 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 ManagementAdvice

    As I have said that the management is okay. The human resource people are rude.

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