iDirect Technologies Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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  1. TAC support engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - TAC Support Engineer in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - TAC Support Engineer in Herndon, VA

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

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

    Pros

    Good startup place in SatCom field

    Cons

    No room for further self-development

    Advice to Management

    Care more for people they depended on


  2. Good company to work for

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

    I have been working at iDirect Technologies

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lot of opportunities to learn and grow

    Cons

    Need some process improvement.. dsadas asdasd asdasd asdasd asdasd sasd


  3. Great Place, with usual growing pains

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Solid team, colleagues who generally are positive and enjoy what they do. Compensation is good, but not any better than the other area tech firms.

    Cons

    Location leaves a bit to desired of; there isn't much to do in Herndon compared to the West Coast or New York (or even Tysons/DC). The onsite fitness center isn't the best, but it is a nice touch.

    Advice to Management

    Continue growing and including career paths for employees.


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  5. Firmware Engineer II

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

    I have been working at iDirect Technologies

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

    Pros

    Broad Spectrum of tasks. Very Innovative and lot of great projects. Great place to get good technical experience. The work atmosphere is relaxed and not too much politics in most groups. If you stick around for 2+ years you will get 4 weeks of PTOs and then some more 5+

    Cons

    If the company doesn't meet yearly revenue target no bonus for anyone. Without the bonus the salary is not completive with out similar jobs. If they don't meet these target 2 years in a row lot of competent people leave and it takes forever to refill those positions.


  6. Buyer

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

    I have been working at iDirect Technologies

    Pros

    Never feel bored because of high work load

    Cons

    Lack of process and procedure


  7. Helpful (7)

    Look out - Losing many good people now

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Herndon, VA

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

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

    Pros

    Was fun during the heyday years (2001-2012) but like all good things, this too has come to and end. Still some potential but this is not going to be a growth company now.

    Cons

    The company has lost so many engineers and others like in supply chain, products and testing that were key to the success. They can't hire fast enough and many peoples turn down the offers based on what they hear and see from current and old employees. Many department leaders are not used to managing in this type of environment and are failing. Company leadership daily is nonexistent - Several execs come in maybe 2 days a week and expect to be effective, others have been in their C level jobs for 10 years and do nothing now but get huge salaries and fly around the world in 1st class for show. Other execs are never heard from expect when there is a crisis or at the company meeting once a quarter. People are worried and afraid.

    Advice to Management

    Get executives who can show up and do the work every day and make a difference to turn things around. Communicate with your teams more often.


  8. Helpful (5)

    Highly depends on the team and manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  9. Helpful (6)

    never consider this one

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

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

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

    Pros

    Phone screening is very easy and not difficult to get onsite interview opportunity. Good way to gain interview experience for fresh students.

    Cons

    The salary is not attractable. The current project is boring and no future. The cost for the onsite interview will not be reimbursed. The HR is the worst based on my 30+ interview experience.


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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