nGimat Reviews

Updated April 24, 2014
Updated April 24, 2014
4 Reviews

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4 Reviews

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Andrew T. Hunt, Ph.D.
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  1.  

    great potential, poor follow through

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chamblee, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chamblee, GA

    I worked at nGimat full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The management puts a lot of faith in its employees to get things done. This is great if you enjoy an mostly (95%) hands-off management style. Recent grads will find a lot of knowledge from senior personnel and also a lot of resources to try things out. They have a lot of physical infrastructure for building, designing, testing your own ideas. Decent change as a jumping point to other positions outside the company.

    Cons

    That reaming 5% is very micro-managing. The corporate culture is almost entirely "omega" type personalities surrounded by an "alpha" type CEO. The employee turn-over is abysmal, averaging one person every 2-3 months (in a company w/ < 30 employees).

    The knowledge-transfer to new hires is also quite bad. We spent a lot of time re-inventing the wheel each new project because there were no long-term employees who knew that we'd done something similar 5 years ago. I once found a notebook in some random un-used desk with notes detailing the exact same problem I was working on at the time. I never would have found it if I hadn't gone snooping. There is really no chance for advancement *within* the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your value is not in the patents you hold, but in the skill of your employees to implement those patents. Respect their knowledge and preserve it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    bad leadership, no future.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer  in  Chamblee, GA
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Chamblee, GA

    I have been working at nGimat full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Never try to work on this company.

    Cons

    same as above. this company will be closed soon

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    close the company earlier.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    A great place to start for college grads, but you'll have to deal with silly company politics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Norcross, GA
    Former Employee - Intern in Norcross, GA

    I worked at nGimat as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great coworkers
    Lots of learning opportunities
    High tech facilities, interesting research
    Flexible culture

    Cons

    Overbearing CEO, very difficult to work for and very much a micromanager
    Less than enticing treatment of employees (hard to get a raise, lack of appreciation for work)
    Employees are urged to work 45 hours per week with little incentive
    Unclear how the company is doing financially

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with more respect and appreciation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    struggling SBIR shop

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Engineer  in  Chamblee, GA
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Chamblee, GA

    I worked at nGimat

    Pros

    amount of vacation is reasonable, stock option potential

    Cons

    little chance for advancement unless you are bringing in several new SBIR grants per year

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep plugging away, maybe you'll get that long wanted IPO before you retire

    Doesn't Recommend

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