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"Interesting contract work with the Dept of Homeland Security"

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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.

Other Employee Reviews for QinetiQ

  1. "Interesting work, poor renumeration"

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    Former Contractor - Software Engineer in Malvern, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Software Engineer in Malvern, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at QinetiQ as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting work, and a chance to take ownership of problems

    Cons

    Renumeration not great, locations are somewhat "rural"


  2. "A strange place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at QinetiQ full-time

    Pros

    Good pay
    Good training - lots of it
    People are friendly and good to work with

    Cons

    Complex organisation with lots of bespoke specialism
    Far too many people in business development
    Senior Managment don't seem to notice that they are top heavy and keep on recruiting (still old civil service mentality 15 year on...)
    Strange place to work - stuck in the past, stuck in old ways
    Life can be very slow and quite dull - but on the flip side if you like a slow pace it can give a good work/life balance
    Losing their leading edge
    The company thinks it is better than they are

    Advice to Management

    Cut the spending on frivolities
    Cut the management team down to size
    Be more prudent on the number of people really needed in work winning
    Stop wasting money

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