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"Best Start to my Career I Could Ever Hope for"

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Former Employee - Systems Engineer II in Honolulu, HI
Former Employee - Systems Engineer II in Honolulu, HI
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I worked at Referentia Systems full-time (More than a year)

Pros

The best thing about working here was how much I learned on the job and how supportive the team and management were about my development. It gave me an amazing lead in to arguably the best field for an engineer to be in now and onward. Company culture is good, morale is high, and work was exciting. I had two very different but skilled managers who I enjoyed working with and never had any conflicts with any team members. I was also able to move up fairly quickly in pay and position, so it's good to know hard work is rewarded.

Cons

I felt like a slacker if I didn't put in more than 8 hours, but that was entirely in my mind and there was no real pressure. Most people do seem to work longer, though. I know some people feel underpaid. I didn't, but that said I am getting a substantial pay increase for my new job doing similar things. My resignation was largely in order to get back to the mainland.

Advice to Management

You're doing an excellent job for a smaller company and I hope to work with you in the future.Small contracts can bring the company very valuable tools and skills that can be used further, but an effort must be made to understand and translate them before they are forgotten.

Other Employee Reviews for Referentia Systems

  1. Helpful (1)

    "A Fun Place for Sofware Engineers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI

    I have been working at Referentia Systems full-time

    Pros

    Free snacks, an occasional free lunch, very casual dress code, free parking. All the basic perks you'd expect at a tech startup.

    Cons

    Management frowned upon moonlighting. Working on personal side projects -- even if it was done on your own time -- was discouraged.

    Also, you may get pulled onto projects that are not in your job description -- such as doing networking configuration


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to work but as in any office..."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Unique Position Intentionally Masked in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Unique Position Intentionally Masked in Honolulu, HI
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Paid company lunches during company meetings, free company clothing, all the free snacks you could eat. Beer in company fridge available after 5pm. Good health plan. Your co-workers were real, caring people who worked very hard in a team atmosphere. There was a lot of laughter in an easy-going environment.

    Cons

    Heavy University of Hawaii bias. Internal politics sometimes weren't handled very well. Saw some really good former co-workers who worked very hard and gave a lot to the company leave unhappy with no effort to retain. Some favoritism towards those who were in with upper management (not uncommon, especially in Hawaii). HR rulebook was non-existent because upper management didn't think it was useful. Saw more than a few co-workers leave because pay was low compared to elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    You never know who you have working for you, or what they are capable of unless you take everyone who works for you seriously. The point I decided to leave the company was when a customer insisted on a meeting to point out something positive I did (in person), and the executive manager who was being told this had a blank look on his face and shrugged his shoulders.

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