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"Unethical and disrespectful"

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Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sterling, VA
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sterling, VA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at REI Systems full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Good medical insurance
Some very talented individuals
Good relationship with existing customers

Cons

No order or process of doing things. No rules in software development. Managers don't understand or value software development best practices. They just want things done to make up their unrealistic promises with the customer. Things break and then they get mad. Not realizing that they have themselves to blame for mismanagement.

Advice to Management

Focus has been on employee retention from senior management. However, mid level managers are not helping.

Other Employee Reviews for REI Systems

  1. Helpful (1)

    "It's a much better place in last 2 years!"

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

    I have been working at REI Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Professional Development Program
    Better Leave Benefits
    Better Medical Benefits
    Stock Options
    Great Place to learn new technology
    I would say it's an amazing place to work and learn new skills. Lot of brilliant people.
    Great Upper management
    Cool People
    An Employee Driven Health Club and Electronics Club is a great idea

    Cons

    Perception is some are managers because they are close to upper management not because they have skills. They lack soft and technical skills and also not good communicators. And that reflects clearly and poorly on REI. It's time they understand these project managers(98% of them) are not only bad influence on people but on company's reputation.
    These project managers make people slog , deliver the project and get good business for you. But in the process you loose 3 good people and a bad bad reputation!

    But upper management is doing a much better job which negates some of the harm done by others.
    People are generally good in the company.
    Overall it's a very positive company and is open to new ideas.
    Lot of changes are beginning to happen and that is bringing some confidence on the company.

    Advice to Management

    Clean up your project managers.
    Hire people who have good soft skills or find people who are good in people management skills inside company.
    You guys have amazing technical brains. You can use them better.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "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.

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