QinetiQ - Not a bad place to work if you plan to move on in a year or two. | Glassdoor
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"Not a bad place to work if you plan to move on in a year or two."

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Developer in Monterey, CA
Current Employee - Software Developer in Monterey, CA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

They offer good pay, the co-workers are friendly and management can be great. There are usually contracts available in many different areas for different government agencies.

Cons

They don't care about finding you follow on work after your contract ends. They treat you more as a resource to get contract dollars instead of as a human being. It doesn't really matter how well you do on a particular contract, there is no real opportunity for advancement. Contractors are left to fend for them self's if there is no follow up funding. The company tends to absorb smaller companies and add a great amount of bureaucracy to their operations.

Advice to Management

Try and overcome high turn over rates and give opportunities for worker advancement.

Other Employee Reviews for QinetiQ

  1. "Awesome products & positive work enviroment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contractor in Watertown, MA
    Former Employee - Contractor in Watertown, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at QinetiQ (More than a year)

    Pros

    great products and good people

    Cons

    government contracts change quickly and change layoffs


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting contract work with the Dept of Homeland Security"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Technologist in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Information Technologist in Los Angeles, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting Gov't contract working with Department of Homeland Security. Good balence of work and homelife. Adapting to constant change of Gov't red tape a must.

    Cons

    Gov't employees paid equivalent of contractors but don't have a clue are not held accountable and cannot be fired. Gov't employees are poorly trained and unmotivated. Might not get re-hired when contract rools over.

    Advice to Management

    Have better understanding of what average employee does on a daily basis. Better retirement plan with company vestment in 401K occuring over a shorter time period.

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