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"The Technology is Fun. The CTO & Technical Leadership do not exist."

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Current Employee - Software Engineer
Current Employee - Software Engineer
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

I have been working at Thermopylae Sciences & Technology full-time (More than a year)

Pros

The software can provide some really interesting projects.
There are some great engineers and the work life balance is good.
There are fun parties and good activities.
The Benefits are very nice.

It could be a GREAT place to be if you didn't have to compensate for some really bad employees.

Cons

Salary lower than what you can make elsewhere.
There is no career path for tech, and the company does not have a CTO.
Government work tends to come with people who are meat in a seat. TST definitely has some of that.
There are some terribly bad people who don't work (game, screw things up, pass work off on others) but stay employed because of magic.

Advice to Management

You have to let people who do not contribute go. It doesn't matter if they were in the service, or an old friend. It breeds and atmosphere of nepotism and then moral tanks and then those who are not in the buddy club stop pulling the dead weight.

Other Employee Reviews for Thermopylae Sciences & Technology

  1. Helpful (1)

    "A big challenge for small GCs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA

    I worked at Thermopylae Sciences & Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Dedicated group of fun, smart, hard working current and former employees loyal to the company and to each other to meet deadlines and keep the best interests of the company at heart.

    Cons

    Tough for a small business to compete against larger and more established businesses with larger and longer term government contracts especially with smaller customer budgets, turmoil in Congress creating delays in proposals and large companies fighting over won work

    Advice to Management

    My advice is to try to make the best of a difficult situation, stay lean and keep a positive attitude


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Fun company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Thermopylae Sciences & Technology full-time

    Pros

    Great company culture, product getting much better. Company seems to be on the up & up following a dip.

    Cons

    Dysfunctional management. Sometimes seems out of touch with what the customer wants, versus what they think they want.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you listen to everyone on every team, not just the ones that you care about. Make sure every voice is heard.


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