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CIS Secure Computing Reviews

Updated December 5, 2016
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  1. "Fast paced, goal oriented work environment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CIS Secure Computing full-time

    Pros

    (1) Of all the places I have work, CIS has a great 401k matching program
    (2) People who you can definitely ask and receive help from without reservation
    (3) Management that actually listens to their employees and values their input to make the company better

    Cons

    Friggin' traffic is the worst if you come in during rush hour with all the construction vehicles.


  2. "Getting Better"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CIS Secure Computing full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company events -- food trucks about once a month, occasional other free lunches, quarterly meetings are held off site, and we occasionally get tickets to Washington sports teams. Also, the company decided to eat the cost of our insurance increase this year, so there is no cost increase to employees.

    Cons

    The management/HR situation is really bad here. They are trying to fix things, and it has gotten better, but there is a lot of work to be done.

    Very little upward mobility.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on the Employees


  3. "Great Community, Great Company, Great Learning Experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This company puts its emphasis on building a community within. While working here, not only do I know everyone's name, but they also know mine. It is easy to get along with everyone as well, including upper management. Managers know how to delegate work to keep up with high demand with challenging, but fair deadlines. Co-workers could not be any more helpful and willing to teach. Hand holding doesn't come with the job and the curve is pretty high, but help will be there if you ask for it. Quality is far better than my last company. It seems that everyone is willing to help with better a project even if it is not their assigned one. Questions are easy to ask, and answers come pretty quickly. Overall, a great company to work with, at and belong to; a superb company to grow along side.

    Cons

    Traffic would be an issue. Getting there is a hassle where you have to fight just merge. From what I heard, this company used to be a lot worse, but from my experience so far, its the best one I have been at.


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  5. "Great Place to Grow"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CIS Secure Computing full-time

    Pros

    I was recently hired and promoted fairly quickly in my role. The company has invested a great deal in training it's employees by hiring outside strategy consultants to assist us in growing the company. Every month or so, we get a company sponsored luncheon, like food trucks from our local area, which is a nice way to celebrate the employees. It's a positive work environment and I feel as though my work is appreciated by everyone in the company.

    Cons

    There's not a lot of places to eat nearby the office, especially if you're looking for healthier options. There are a few local places, such as Merones and Dulles Kabobs, but everywhere else requires at least a 15 minute drive.


  6. "A Great Learning Environment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CIS Secure Computing full-time

    Pros

    They paid for all my expenses during my SolidWorks training off site. I'm being mentored everyday and the atmosphere is pretty relaxed.

    Cons

    Traffic on the way to work can be pretty bad on Rt. 606 with all the construction going on. I'd suggest leaving earlier or leaving later from work in order to avoid the rush.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that every unit in the company works together to make sure that all are on the same page in terms priorities and objectives.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "180 degree turnaround - A New Vision"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Been here a little over 15 months. Have no idea what the climate was like years ago, however there has been a measurable change in both corporate culture and quality control in presenting our portfolio to our customers. Communication between all facets of the company have been of paramount importance moving forward. It creates an environment where all employees can contribute and feel they are part of the company's vision/message.

    Cons

    I'm sure everyone can point out various drawbacks to any organization, however I currently can't think of any ...... at least within my part of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Continue team building programs ...... training ..... stay focused on overall mission. Provide encouragement to employees within all areas of the company.


  8. "Friendly place to work and grow"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CIS Secure Computing full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Really smart people working around you. Our engineering department is first-class. We create products that no one else in the world has to offer. There is a lot of opportunity for growth and employees are always encouraged to be innovative in their designs. We also have a very stringent quality assurance process that all our products go through which I have found is heads and shoulders above other places I have worked at. I take a lot of pride in my work and I have found that this place values my input.

    Cons

    Parking is limited so get there early if you want a great spot and don't want to walk.

    Advice to Management

    More on-boarding training when you first join the company.


  9. "Time For Changes"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Dulles, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CIS Secure Computing full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    First rate infrastructure team. Effective sales organization.
    Outstanding human resources professional who truly cares about each employee.

    Cons

    The company culture is toxic . Too much fear and intimidation comes from managers.
    CIS has a reputation of poor quality and not delivering products on time and this has created low company morale and angry customers.
    Engineers are forced to roll out too may new products each year and chaos results.
    Turn over rates are high especially among engineers and production staff.
    Senior managers are constantly fighting over petty turf battles.
    Little product innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time listening to your customers. Quit making excuses for the poor quality and late product deliveries.
    Stop hiring poorly skilled production people that cannot build products correctly.

    CIS Secure Computing Response

    Sep 13, 2016 – Human Capital Officer

    Thank you for taking the time to post as we highly value all employee input and take pride in delivering products of the highest quality to our customers. In fact, CIS recently completed the audit ... More


  10. "A company on the way up"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Human Resources
    Current Employee - Director, Human Resources
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Thought I’d inject some facts in contrast to some comments listed previously. I’ll start by focusing on 2015 since the year just closed. While the CEO does drive an expensive car, he bought it before coming to CIS. More importantly, he did not receive a penny in salary (or any other form) from CIS. Plus, he is committed enough to have invested some of his own money in CIS. This is far better than the standard CEO you’ll find in other companies. Believe me, I’ve been there. CIS is addressing salaries and the starting rate for new hires is 18% to 30% higher than under previous management. Agree we don’t have a full salary or bonus structure yet; this is a goal for 2016. Realistically, it takes time to turn a big ship, but turning we are! Would you rather work for a company that's unwilling to change or one that's addressing shortcomings and improving?

    Cons

    None, realistically, it takes time to change even when things are good

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving forward, our direction is spot on


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Tremendous place to develop your career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Incredibly workable environment
    -Trust of upper management
    -Focus on skill development

    Cons

    -None to report at all



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