Mission: Next Century is dedicated to making a difference. We do this by providing key information to the emergency responders and analysts whose work protects us.
Best Places to Work: 2018 (#3)
If you like considering the big picture of how new technologies advance the state of the art and guiding system architecture development, consider a role as one of our senior developers. We look for people who are able to explain the pros and cons of different technologies and work well within a team to collaborate and find the best solutions for our customers. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQGnR
Our employees deserve to be rewarded for the life saving work they do every day. Next Century's benefits package reflects how much we really do value our employees. Apart from offering full health insurance and financial benefits, we offer flex work hours, personal leave time, holiday leave, bereavement leave, paid parental leave, domestic partner benefits, gym/wellness benefits, tuition reimbursement, company happy hours, picnics, game nights, office potlucks, and our very own internal coaching program! Click here to learn more: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQ1Zy
I have been working at Next Century full-time (More than a year)
Get to work with a diverse team that share similar professional ideals, ethics, and technical focus.
Company is primarily software-oriented; colleagues and management understand what you’re doing.
Great technical and professional growth opportunities; lots of smart people to learn from, all the way from interns and junior-level colleagues up to C-level management.
Interesting projects with opportunities to lead innovation and change.
Flexible work environment and great work/life balance, with management that cares about your personal well-being and understands the responsibilities of having a family.
The only cons are the same that apply to any company that primarily does contracting; sometimes working within the customer's constraints can be frustrating or difficult.
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Next Century in January 2017.
Initially contacted by a recruiter on LinkedIn. Did my research right here on Glassdoor because I had never heard of the company. Everything I found was overwhelmingly positive about the company (work/life balance, satisfaction with leadership, etc.) - so after some back and forth with the recruiter, I was sent a technical coding assessment to complete. After completing it, I turned it in to the company who assessed that it was good enough to come in for the real interview.
If you come out for the real interview, be prepared for a grind. The entire interview process is at least four hours. However, this is a small company and you will be interviewing with future potential team members all the way up the CFO, COO, and CEO.
That the company's leadership was involved in the process is actually what sold me in the first place. These people deeply believe in what they do, and they're looking for employees with passion, integrity, and character. Come prepared to show off your technical chops, but also come prepared to answer curve-ball questions requiring introspective answers. More importantly, come with your own questions - they want to know that *you* care.
In all, the entire interview process was amazing. They sincerely care - it is a culture and environment unlike anything I have yet experienced.