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"Great talent, management not so much"

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Former Employee - Worked At Corporate in Reston, VA
Former Employee - Worked At Corporate in Reston, VA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The hours are flexible and the atmosphere is laid-back. You meet some genuine people, and some I still consider friends.

Cons

Favoritism is out of control especially at the corporate level. Monetary compensation is based on who you know, not on the quality of your work. There is no formal mentorship and there is a huge lack of communication amongst employees and their supervisors. There is no "team" environment nor team building. Lack of motivation/incentives from managers. Benefits are over-priced.

Advice to Management

Charles should try to listen to the true workers of the company. He relies too much on his managers to keep the company running, but he doesn't realize that some of his "managers" cover-up the ugly truths about their departments. A happy employee = a good worker = a succesful company.

Other Employee Reviews for NCI

  1. "A Fine Company to Relax Comfortably In"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Extremely lax hours. Never a weekend worked nor an undesired late shift toiled.
    Wide open schedule for self study and collaboration. Potential for self-study on the job.
    Very little pressure to deliver anything whatsoever.
    Good benefits, compensation plans, etc.
    Practically impossible company to be fired from.

    Cons

    A professional mecca for anybody who believes technology is something you learn once, then spend the remainder of your career repeating.
    The company is a head shop with one reliable client, Uncle Sam. The government is the lifeline of NCI, and cutbacks would spell quick demise.
    Terrible wages.
    Management has no clue about, nor concern with staff so long as the head count is filled.

    Advice to Management

    Keep riding the wave of success skimmed off the wages of talent you've successfully dispatched to work on government projects. Order the lobster and champagne while times are good.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "A good company to work for if you can stand the life of being a government contractor"

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    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Good pay depending on the contract you are assigned to
    Technical support at corporate site is top notch
    Lots of intelligent personnel to lean on

    Cons

    As with any company that relies on government contracts, once the contract ends and/or gets awarded to the next company, you have to accept the new company's offer or move on.

    The reason some people complain about inconsistent pay is that everyone's pay is based on the contract you are assigned to.

    Advice to Management

    Considering the current environment we work in, the management is doing as good a job as can be expected. The government is squeezing every penny they can out of their contractors and it hurts companies that pride themselves on customer service over cost.

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