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"Great place to work if you love keeping a time sheet"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Lead Research Scientist in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Lead Research Scientist in Austin, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at 21CT full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Interesting projects and what used to be a wide variety of research topics
Some intellectual freedom to pursue bleeding-edge research and spin-off topics

Cons

Favoritism, nepotism, ageism, elitism
Time is managed by billable hours; almost impossible to take vacation or sick days
Desire to focus on IT-like products to homogenize workforce and minimize salaries
Company is top-heavy: too many director chiefs, few tribal councillors and too few Indians

Advice to Management

Eliminate excess, prima donna directors
Advertise your company culture as it truly is: don't hire highly-talented employees and expect them to be happy as cogs or round pegs in round holes.

21CT Response

Feb 26, 2013 – HR

Thank you for your feedback; we hope that you also shared this with company leaders when you were here and did not wait until leaving to share your thoughts. We certainly don't view our team members... More

Other Employee Reviews for 21CT

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Engineers and scientists at the company were driven and brilliant, but program and upper management has no clue."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Scientist in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Scientist in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The opportunity to set research direction, write proposals, win business, deliver systems to wonderful customers was hard for me to leave.

    Cons

    Management does not believe in delivering quality and has decidedly moved away from research and development as a focus to basic IT services, hiring people of less quality in the process. Since the goal of the company is to charge the government for every hour of your time, they make it very hard to take vacations or even holidays without making up the time sitting at a desk. The company is clearly not goals-oriented, but hours-oriented.

    Advice to Management

    To deliver quality software products, you must hire serious, technical people to lead the company and have fewer "directors" who are lawyers and non-technical administrators and reward technical excellence with bonuses and promotion.

    21CT Response

    Feb 26, 2013 – HR

    Thank you for the feedback. While the strategic direction of the company has changed in recent years, we strongly believe that our team members are some of the best and brightest in the industry... More


  2. "I have been working at 21st century Full-Time"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Lagos (Nigeria)
    Current Employee - Manager in Lagos (Nigeria)
    Recommends

    I have been working at 21CT full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Knowledge, skill and experience is gained. Go place for career starters

    Cons

    No training, too much stress and pressure, because you have to do about 4 peoples job because the company doesn't recruit when people leave.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff well in the area of welfare ,training and recruit staff

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