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CyberData Technologies Reviews

Updated November 18, 2016
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  1. "Contracting with NOAA Fisheries thru Cyberdata Technologies"

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    Former Employee - Data Technician in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Data Technician in Seattle, WA
    Recommends

    I worked at CyberData Technologies (More than a year)

    Pros

    Cyberdata provided excellent employee support and communication from the opposite end of the nation, and ensured client and employee satisfaction

    Cons

    The time difference between Seattle (the client's location) and Cyberdata in Northern Virginia required some forethought when questions arose, but management ensured that remote support was up to any challenges.


  2. "Just a temporary stop to something better"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    decent benefits. Your experience depends on your manager. I worked for one that micro-manage and plays favorites. If he likes a person, bonus and decent pay raises. If not, 2% is given. I worked there for 3 years and found something better.

    Cons

    Your career depends on your manager. There is not much job growth.


  3. "Profit above all."

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    Former Employee - Contractor in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Contractor in College Park, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CyberData Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The various government missions they support are generally worthwhile and interesting. Many of the contractors are great people trying to do their best.

    Cons

    Management is a nightmare. Shifting policies, illegal practices, and they will do anything to make that extra dollar. Unpaid overtime? Expected. (But don't tell the Federal employees, since it isn't legal..) Hostile work environments? Par for the course.

    Job duties are always far beyond qualifications, as they hire cheap for specific, contract-defined jobs and then tell the government that anything is possible. Employees are punished for not performing far beyond their skill levels, with no support from the company.

    Advice to Management

    Get your heads together and look at how your contracts are working. Put money into employee growth. Clean up your HR policies, investigate your timekeeping (before someone else does) and ensure everyone has a clear, measurable, achievable set of goals and tasks.

    Stop saying whatever it takes to get the contract and start fulfilling them better.


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  5. "Life within a silent company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Programmer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Programmer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and nice Christmas parties.

    Cons

    Hands off style of management.

    Advice to Management

    Say "Hi" once and a while!


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Not Bad, Not Great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Sterling, VA
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Sterling, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at CyberData Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent PTO, They seem to want to go in the right direction, Getting better the longer I have worked for them.

    Cons

    Pay is on the low end of the scale generally, very profit motivated often to the detriment of employee happiness, very short turnaround time on anything for HR (less than a week for open enrollment for example)

    Advice to Management

    Don't be quite so greedy, no one begrudges a profit, but invest in your employees and they will serve to keep your customers happier and drive more business long term.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Many oppotunities"

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CyberData Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy to work work. PMs I have worked with are very responsive and actually give a darn about your personal growth. Benefits are excellent, although obviously you are going to pay for it. Also the company is pretty good about communicating about new positions they are hiring for.

    Cons

    The main "con" I have is that there is not a lot of communication coming from HQ about what contracts are being worked on, knowledge-sharing between staff on different programs, etc. Also the benefits are a bit expensive, but on the other hand they at least have good packages available. Last item to me is the education/training benefit is not really sufficient; the level they will pay can easily be wiped out in one advanced MS class for example.

    Advice to Management

    Management has to do more to communicate to staff about what is going on in the company -- even an e-mail every quarter would be a great idea! Also need to re-examine training benefits, and create some new policies about going to major conference like MS TechEd/Ignite and the like.


  8. Helpful (5)

    "If I were you, I wouldn't work here for all the tea in China."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CyberData Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Most people don't roll in to the office until after 10 a.m., so if you are a late riser, or just want to avoid some traffic, this is the place for you. The holiday party is quite nice.

    Cons

    This place is a cross between Groundhog's Day and the Mad Hatter's Tea Party. It is run by incompetent people with zero leadership skills. The success they've seen was all in the early days of the company and the best I can figure was due to the Government needing to check that 8(a) box. They lost their 8(a) status and now that they are going "full and open" with real competition, they are going to be slaughtered. They cycle through Business Development people like grains of spilled rice. They have no process to speak off, no technical infrastructure to help you accomplish your job, and no desire to provide tools such as computers from this century. Using a broken laptop from 1999 is a lot like using an abacus from the Ming dynasty. The so-called "management” has no business acumen or ability to add anything even remotely coherent for helping solve problems. Someone in an older review mentioned the place being dirty and that certainly has not changed. Also, someone else mentioned having their internet usage monitored—treat all of your communications as if they are being monitored by the Communist Party's Internet Affairs Bureau of the State Council Information Office of the People's Republic of China. In fact, they actively read your emails. The turnover rate is very high and morale is very low. Lots of good folks have been fired for mostly imagined "wrongs." My advice to job seekers would be to keep looking. Stay away from this mess unless you are desperate or a masochist with a tolerance for Chinese water torture or because you couldn't get a job at some place like Ace Info.

    Advice to Management

    People should not be treated like discarded bits of greasy egg foo young stuck to the bottom of a take-out box. Be more like a lovable panda and less like a wicked dragon. The way you cut your meat reflects the way you live. A fresh start will put you on your way. Advice, when most needed, is least heeded. Love truth, but pardon error. Do not let ambitions overshadow small success. Don't be discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward. Don't confuse recklessness with confidence. From now on your kindness will lead you to success. He who expects no gratitude shall never be disappointed. It is worth reviewing some old lessons. It takes courage to admit fault. The first man gets the oyster; the second man gets the shell. Your loyalty is a virtue, but not when it’s wedded with blind stubbornness.


  9. "Provide desktop and remote support for Department of Commerce employees."

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    Current Employee - Tier II Technician in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Tier II Technician in Washington, DC

    I have been working at CyberData Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everything has been good with this company

    Cons

    There are no cons with this company


  10. "It's an OK Place."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contracts Manager in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Contracts Manager in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CyberData Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive salaries and a good group of people to work with.

    Cons

    Health benefits when I was there featured Cigna for health, which is absolutely horrible. Cigna plays the pre-existing condition game to the tee. Be prepared to spend a huge amount of time on the phone getting your claims paid.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the terrible health insurance benefits. Otherwise, they have a positive environment. They treat everyone well, not just Chinese speaking people.


  11. "Good company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Suitland, MD
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Suitland, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CyberData Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Good pay. Reliable coworkers. Fast on-boarding.

    Cons

    None. There are no cons to report.

    Advice to Management

    None.



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