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"A small company with interesting projects, smart engineers, and tight deadlines"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD

Pros

Interesting and different work than is normally found in the DC area. The company has the largest concentration of smart engineers that I've ever worked with. Ego is not an issue, and most people are genuinely nice to be around.

Cons

Tight deadlines and changing priorities. Management tends to take engineering heroics for granted and pushes some people to burn out.

Advice to Management

Please don't call Hillcrest Labs a startup any more. There should be some limit to the number of years that you can call yourself a startup. Six years is a long time to take to graduate.

Other Employee Reviews for Hillcrest Labs

  1. "Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment and they give you fitting work to fit your skill set.

    Cons

    Small company atmosphere, which can have its downfalls.


  2. "Strong management but lack of product strategy hurt future revenue"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hillcrest Labs full-time

    Pros

    Moving perfectly by order of CEO. Excellent engineering resources. Good business development executives.

    Cons

    Strategic focus has been diverged and lack of foresight hurt a lot of potential business growth. Employee may not see their long-term career development because senior management does not redeem achievement of some prominent employees. Decision has been made solely by friends of CEO or senior management.

    Advice to Management

    Renew some of senior executives and put more engineering and research effort for strategic or opportunities for future revenue opportunities. Make a decision after hearing your employees, not your sweet friends.

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