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Next Century Overview

Annapolis Junction, MD
51 to 200 employees
2002
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

  • Today is Next Century's annual picnic! All employees, and their families, are invited to participate in an afternoon of Cornhole, Balloons, Mission BBQ and more! See you there! #BestPlacestoWork2018

  • Next Century is hiring a Mid Level Front End Software Engineer to join our team in Annapolis Junction, MD! To apply, visit: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQIRO

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    I have been working at Next Century full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company culture and integrity is unmatched. They hire top class employees who are a pleasure to work with and be around every day. The mission to protect the country and save lives is one that is being accomplished almost every day in the Next Century office. The technical environment is also very enjoyable, challenging, and interesting.

    Cons

    Next Century does a lot of contracting employees to sub contracts, so I am stationed away from the headquarters office and do not get the same connection to the rest of the company. This is not as big of a deal though because Next Century holds events every couple weeks where I will go back to the office.

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Next Century Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Next Century in January 2017.

    Interview

    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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