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Delex Systems Reviews

Updated November 26, 2017
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  1. "Nice place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Lexington Park, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Lexington Park, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Delex Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Management really cares and the President is part of the orientation.

    Cons

    They don't do much once the contract ends

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "WEB DEVELOPER (2007 time-frame)"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Delex Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Security clearance, opportunity to learn various technology

    Cons

    Low pay (EXTREMELY), no room for promotion

    Advice to Management

    This company pays people who have experience somewhat fairly, but the media department is horribly underpaid. It really is a shame, and a good amount of talent is lost because of this

  3. "Good Company"

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

    I have been working at Delex Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Delex offers a competitive rate and good benefits. The company is still small and personable. I never had an issue working with this team.

    Cons

    At times, paperwork and oversight training could be burdensome.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


  4. "Can only speak for my site. I dont go to the corporate"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Delex Systems full-time

    Pros

    - Great supervisor (working at a remote site so not sure about corporate)
    - Decent salary
    - Awesome supervisor
    - celebratory events with fellow employees
    - Timesheet access ease

    Cons

    - Lack of training (from my experience)
    - Have not received a raise as of yet (> 1yr employment)

    Advice to Management

    - Send your personnel to training (they may do this already i've yet to see it though)


  5. "your day will come"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Delex Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    the only pros are the health benefits

    Cons

    low salary, poor management, arrogant crony senior management, traffic on 66, judgmental, brown noses, apathetic and greedy, well deserving of total dissolution

    Advice to Management

    learn to get facts straight and organization tidied up before making brash decisions regarding employment and termination.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Only Great if you're a Veteran"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some really great people that care. Great opportunities for veterans

    Cons

    You are only recognized as a valued employee if you have previous military experience. You're worthless if you are not previous military.

    Advice to Management

    Think diversity


  7. Helpful (3)

    "RUN AWAY"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Orientation at Corporate office. Friendly CEO. Clean facility.

    Cons

    Extremely ill-prepared and uninformed company.
    Didn't really understand what was required from customer.
    Huge disconnect between corporate office and on-site employees.
    NOT military friendly. (Reserve or National Guard).
    Liked to impose so many additional duties without consideration for workload, quality, or qualifications.

    Advice to Management

    Learn your program, people, and processes.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Document Control"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Document Control in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Document Control in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They try to help their employees. Been in business for 40 years.

    Cons

    Small size company, can not get support for large contracts. Contracts with the U.S. Navy mostly.

    Advice to Management

    Need to look into more fields than the Navy.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "A company in trouble"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centreville, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centreville, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Delex Systems (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Convenient location in Herndon near many shops and restaurants.

    Cons

    Massive downsizing. Unable to sustain workforce. Financial troubles. Once a contract is over, employees are laid off.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with employees.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Software Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Vienna, VA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Vienna, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Delex Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A lot of nice people, close-knit group. Not a faceless entity, through the times where business was slow, they did what they could to keep everyone on, whether it was putting people to work on things that they were way out of their element on, or just using up PTO.
    There was really only one time I worked there when we had to work brutal hours, and that was for maybe a 4-6 month period, but aside from that, it was 8 hours and out.
    Generally good autonomy.

    Cons

    Salary was definitely on the low side. What goes along with that "close-knit" stuff above is the fact that people are typically hired from within, which means people are often elevated beyond their abilities. Former developers became managers. When the job cuts had to come, the managers would have to become developers again, and their skills were definitely not up-to-date, although I'm not sure they were ever quite competent in the first place. And, no doubt, they were cheap, which may be the over-riding factor.

    If you're a programmer and you have interest in being a real 'software engineer'/architect, this is not the place to be. There's really no passion for that sort of thing. Your skills will not develop under mentorship. You're on your own with that one. Also, the challenge level was generally low.

    Advice to Management

    Fresh blood is definitely needed. Really talented people won't stay for too long.


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