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Updated March 25, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer

    I worked at LinQuest (More than a year)

    Pros

    There aren't any pros for working for this company.

    Cons

    It is the most racist company! Several members of their upper management have major issues with minority professionals working for them, which is ironic because they bid on government contracts in which they claim to be a minority business enterprise and hire a certain amount of minorities. I know several individuals that they targeted and either harassed or ultimately got rid of because of their race or gender. And then they black ball you from working on projects (even with other companies) that they're involved on. I'm sure at some point their behavior will catch up with them. Until then... run!!!

    Advice to Management

    Stop the good old boy's network!!!!


  2. "Just a poorly ran company."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Working for a government customers is nice. They genially care about me and my welfare. They were frequently willing to go to bat for me.

    Cons

    However, I couldn't say that about the company. It lacks benefits, organization, and ethics.

    Advice to Management

    The only thing the companies caries about is their profits and boy does it show.
    Your benefits are the lowest I've seen in the Industry! You don't even provide paid quarterly meetings or updates on the company. They have a 4 hour daily work minimum, requiring employees to work EVERY day. If you are required leave, for military, court, etc, expect to have a hard time. You must get VP approval for everything. Good luck being a working parent and staying employed for this company. No flexibility and the benefits are almost non-existent. And I don't have a clue what the company's values, managements or alike are.


  3. "Management problem."

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer

    Pros

    I don't have any reason to work there.

    Cons

    They don't really know what they are doing. There is a serious management problem in this company.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great idea, company is still developing depth."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Beavercreek, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Beavercreek, OH

    Pros

    This company had real entrepreneurial spirit. It is employee owned, and is gathering good people. One gets the impression that there is real opportunity to establish culture and pursue personal ambitions. Working environments tend to be good, with quality computers, office furniture, etc. Additionally, this company has a very flat corporate structure, making accessible even the most senior levels of management.

    Cons

    The downside is that there are a few dominant personalities which, thus far, have tended to have an disproportionate influence on operations. Additionally, as the branch office that I was working had few administrative support people, communication on topics such as ethics policies, HR, etc. were lacking.
    As this is a younger company with some very young branches, some of the wrinkles may yet be worked out through the refinement of fundamental processes.

    Advice to Management

    Keep trying. There is a great opportunity here for a some very good things to happen, and overall you are on the right track. Spend more time focusing on attitude, culture, and openness to new ideas. Also, flush out some of the training process, HR processes, and protocols.


  6. "Good small company."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Professional atmosphere. Quality Technical People. Good Salary.

    Cons

    Thin on Benifits. Poor communication.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "They have lost their way"

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    Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good, smart people and the pay is very good. LinQuest is like a Ferrari when it comes to the brain power there. No other company has such a high concentration of advanced degrees and leaders in their field.

    Cons

    LinQuest does not use the talent they have. They are too reliant on government contracts (all eggs in one basket) during this time of defense spending cuts. In the early days they used to be go-getters and risk takers. They tried to reach out for challenges since they were growing. Now, it's more of the hunker down and protect the billable hours.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to your roots. You have 25 PhDs and almost 200 Masters employees. Use that brain power and come up with some R&D to give LinQuest an actual product on the commercial side. Don't just use your people as Powerpoint desk jockeys.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "A good work environment but too dependent on government's dwindling funding"

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Surrounded by professionals who really want to provide the best customer service to the government. Great tracking tools make it easy to show the customer what they get for their money.

    Cons

    Due to the sequestration and the current government Administration defense spending cuts, the company just eliminated 47% of employees (on one contract effort) and then asked the remaining employees to take on more work at 20% less pay. Also, there are no opportunities for upward professional growth. If you're hired as an analyst, you've peaked on day 1.

    Advice to Management

    Diversify! The company must expand into ventures other than defense contracting if they want to survive. Look to provide management consulting services to growning industries like health care.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Principal Systems Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at LinQuest full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    People are great to work with

    Cons

    very little advancement and promotion opportunities. Upper management/leadership seem to be unconcerned and removed from employees, very far removed especially from a small business environment. CEO in position too long, ideas and business model is out of date. Not grooming younger engineers into management/leadership positions.

    Advice to Management

    Dont just say people come first then conduct a business environment which shows just the opposite.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Used to be better"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at LinQuest full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good, smart people in a medium sized company of about 400. About 75% have a Masters degree or above so you can get into some pretty good technical discussions.

    Cons

    The company has become more political and bureaucratic over the past 5 or so years as the have grown. Employees were given pay cuts or freezes while the CEO gave himself a $100K raise. Not cool!

    There also aren't too many different projects to work on. Most of the work is paperwork without getting to see the product you are working on.

    Advice to Management

    Use all of this brain talent you have and come up with some new ideas and products instead of generating all revenue by just using the employees as billable hours. Develop some products!


  11. "Excellent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Linquest is an excellent company to work. Pay & benefits are very good. Linquest has a top notch system engineers.

    Cons

    Linquest does not believe in training the employee to enhanced their skills. I know few employees who paid for the training from their own pocket.

    Advice to Management

    Management - It is time to start investing in the employee training. Stop hiring junior engineer, you are destroying the core value of the company.


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