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"Work to Live not Live to Work"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
No opinion of CEO

Pros

- Flexibility allowed in working hours and location whenever possible
- PTO is generous
- Benefits are competitive
- Managers try very hard to find other positions for employees within the company when a contract ends (and they all end eventually)
- Some individual team leads/managers are very understanding about the personal life of their workers
- Location is close to home
- Dress code is casual

Cons

- Decent increase in salary does not seem to happen by staying with the company - those who leave for other companies and then return seem to get the biggest bump in salary - feels like loyalty is not appreciated
- No standardized path for advancement, such as a list of accomplishments and/or goals to achieve to be qualified for the next level
- No standard job title naming: multiple people doing the same job with completely different official job titles
- Frequently changing organization - while I understand that some reorg had to happen with the acquisition of so many smaller companies, it feels like shifting sand under my feet - if offered $100 I couldn't tell you what section I work for now... I honestly don't remember anymore
- Some management hires/promotions are questionable at best - there are so many weak and ineffective low-level managers - I've personally encountered/worked for/answered to 3 in the last 2 years alone
- In support of the above, there is currently no training for those receiving a management/team lead position. Only rare individuals know instinctively what it means to manage successfully. Just because you were good at your job does NOT mean you can or should manage - management means more than clicking approve on a time card once a week

Advice to Management

Support the lowest level of managers who are generally the least experienced and most in need of instruction and guidance - they want to do well; they just don't know how yet. Provide company-sponsored training. If they're worth promoting, they're worth teaching.

Other Employee Reviews for QinetiQ North America

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pride in doing a job that makes a difference.

    Cons

    Working at Naval Hospital Jacksonville for Qinetiq was THE low point of my career.

    Advice to Management

    Why offer any? They could care less.


  2. "Good life balance"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Reston, VA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great life balance with a management team that understands the pressures of family pressures.
    Compensation is pretty good.

    Cons

    If you are single or don't have children, you have to pick up the slack for those with a family.
    Need a better organizational structure on the SD side.

    Advice to Management

    It wouldn't hurt for you to communicate with the workers a little more.

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