The atmosphere is great. Everyone is very friendly. You won't be dealing with incompetent IT staff. Each person is generally expected to admin their own workstation if they're in the technical part of the company, and IT will generally leave you alone but are helpful when something goes bad in hardware or a problem you can't solve comes up.
The DC metro system doesn't reach all the way to Reston, so the commute can be tough if you want to live by the city.
Advice to Management
Nothing to say here. They're very good.
The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Applied Security, Inc. (Reston, VA) in June 2010.
I interviewed for a DSP/Firmware position, I felt that they are not looking for DSP person but they were rather looking for more of a software person and someone with strong RTOS experience.
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