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"Honest, Hard-Working, Fun, Focused"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Manager in Sterling, VA
Current Employee - Manager in Sterling, VA
Recommends

I have been working at REI Systems (More than 5 years)

Pros

- If you are good at what you do, you will be recognized and rewarded
- Upper management is getting better at identifying the issues, problems and making every effort to solve it
- So many initiatives have been taken in the last year to make an employee feel appreciated and recognized
- Lot's of fun while working
- Upper management is very open to hearing feedback (positive and negative)
- Have been with the company for 5 years and not a single day has passed where I feel under-appreciated
- Flexible working hours

Cons

- Few managers are not good people managers, but the upper management is taking strict action and making it their priority for 2014

Advice to Management

Keep doing what you are, I have seen a HUGE difference in the last year, identifying the problems and focusing on solving them. Definitely moving in the right direction.

Other Employee Reviews for REI Systems

  1. Helpful (5)

    "They Make Commitments They Don't Intend to Keep"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sterling, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sterling, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at REI Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    1. Utmost job security for non-performers
    2. High focus on keeping employees happy irrespective of their performance - detrimental to high performing resources
    3. CEO has all the right intentions of looking after employee welfare - always has employees' best interest in mind

    Cons

    1. Incompetent senior and mid-level management - right from COO to line level managers
    2. Persistent record of absolute distrust for external hires - employees who have been with REI for long have a habit of keeping things close to themselves while making relatively newer external hires look incompetent
    3. Record of flouting all terms and conditions that were negotiated after an employee is hired
    4. Strong performers are few and far between - high performers are odd people out in the environment
    5. Strong resistance to evolution of the culture to remain relevant in the industry
    6. Lack of accountability on part of senior and mid-level management
    7. Very theoritical/bookish management styles adopted by leaders/managers - focus is not on tangible results
    8. Leadership lacks capability to drive and manage large portfolio
    9. Close knit fraternity of old timers look down upon newer external hires and their experience - sign of disrespect and arrogance - not a healthy environment for new hires

    Advice to Management

    1. Accountability should start from top -- from COO level
    2. Risk losing high performance if non-performers are not held accountable
    3. Management shake up with a mix of experienced external hires with proven credentials has the potential of opening new avenues of growth for REI - complete reliance on long-term tenured staff resulting in stagnation
    4. CEO and CIO need to dig deeper into the underlying issues - not sure if they are being fed the right information about the root cause of either loss of business or lack of new business growth
    5. Invest in skills and capabilities which are relevant in the current industry - past laurels are not relevant any longer - technology company is as good as their capabilities that are relevant today
    6. Resources being promoted to managers and leaders just due to their satisfactory spoken english skills has to stop - it drives away capable resources
    7. Please do not hire people from outside if you don't have respect for their experience and skills - no one has the right to ruin someone's career


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Love the positive changes + professional development"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sterling, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sterling, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at REI Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Focus on employee development and communication is very good. Based on employee feedback in executive town-hall meets, they brought many good changes. Benefits are better, vacation days are added, professional development hours. Very positive changes.

    Cons

    Need more focus on latest technology and innovation. Work from home priveleges difficult to get. I wish there was public transport and better food choices closeby

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the focus on employees. More Happy Hours?

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