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Next Century Overview

Annapolis Junction, MD
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Next Century is a technology company focused on the development of a new class of solutions that include situational awareness, at-a-glance analysis, decision support, collaboration, and others to provide information to decision makers in ways that are highly intuitive and ... Read more

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.

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2018 (#3)

Company Updates

  • Fridays are for giving back! Our employees are hard at work today volunteering for DreamBuilders, a nonprofit dedicated to building and renovating houses for those in need. Special thanks to our CEO, John McBeth, for inviting our employees to participate in this community service effort!

  • “Software and digital devices are imbued with the values of their creators.” - Ellen Ullman #MotivationMonday

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Next Century Reviews

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Next Century President and CEO John McBeth
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  • "Continuing to learn and grow"

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    Current Employee - Software Architect in Annapolis Junction, MD
    Current Employee - Software Architect in Annapolis Junction, MD
    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Next Century full-time (More than 10 years)


    After working on a really great project for quite some time, I decided that I was ready for a new challenge. This could have been a daunting prospect at another company where they treat employees like cogs that are expected to fill the same role no matter what. Not so at Next Century.

    One of Next Century's guiding principles is "People". In my experience that's meant connecting employees with challenging and meaningful work, helping us grow technically, developing our leadership abilities, and treating us with fairness and respect.

    Next Century values employee satisfaction, so I felt no trepidation about asking to explore new opportunities. Management was extremely responsive to my request and encouraging of my desire to grow. As we collaborate to find the the best fit for the next step in my career, they've also been extremely helpful in tailoring my current position so that I can explore new responsibilities.


    I don't have any concerns at this time. My experience has been that Next Century is always looking to improve and grow and that feedback is welcome.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

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Next Century Photos

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Next Century Interviews



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Getting an Interview




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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview


    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.

    Interview Questions

    • Whiteboard coding problems. Nothing insanely difficult, but the questions often required redoing previous code. The questions start simple, and build in complexity. Take your time and think carefully about the code.   Answer Question
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Next Century Awards & Accolades

  • Top Workplaces, The Washington Post, 2015
  • Baltimore Magazine Best Places to Work, Baltimore Magazine, 2015
  • Baltimore Sun Top Workplaces, The Baltimore Sun, 2014
  • Best Places to Work(Washington D.C.), The Washingtonian Magazine, 2015
  • Top Workplaces, The Baltimore Sun Media Group, 2015
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