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Updated February 16, 2017
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  1. "Good work-life balance, interesting customer problems"

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

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

    Pros

    "Employees first" is one of the company's core values, and they practice it. The company treats its employees well, with good benefits, an ESOP, and lots of freedom. Even when times are tough (like during the budget sequestration and government shutdown scares of the past few years), much effort is made to keep everyone on board and gainfully employed. Customer problems are interesting and satisfying to work. New contracts are pursued mindfully and deliberately, with a focus only on those opportunities where the leadership feels that the company can bring real value to the table.

    Cons

    There are many senior people with loads of experience in mid-level and senior positions who probably aren't going anywhere. Opportunities for advancement are limited.

    Advice to Management

    Don't sell out, keep the focus on employees first, stick with the ESOP.


  2. "Systems Engineer"

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

    I have been working at MTSI full-time

    Pros

    Great Pay, Good leave, Nice People

    Cons

    I could find no downsides to working at MTSI


  3. "Allows you freedom to support your customer w/o overhead"

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

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

    Pros

    In my niche I'm fully embedded and supporting my USAF customer, meaning MTSI is simply a middleman for pay and benefits. By minimizing the cost / distractions attributable to being an employee, all three of us benefit. As a still-smallish & lean company one doesn't have to fight forms, bureaucracy, and narrow, preconceived notions of how something must be done.... rather they stay nimble enough to achieve. Moving to all employee owned.

    Cons

    If you're someone that must be managed, driven by someone, or externally motivated, there are better places for you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the overhead costs of time/effort to employees low. Don't strive to grow big (e.g. seek max revenue) but rather to be profitable (e.g. seek max value). Stay rather small and nimble.


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  5. "One of the best places to work in my 40 plus years work history"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at MTSI full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Strong core values, great work environment, employee owned, very professional and friendly management and employees.

    Cons

    None that I am conscious of.

    Advice to Management

    Please never change what you are doing that make MTSI great.


  6. "A small company solving big problems for our nation."

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

    I have been working at MTSI full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Solving important problems for our nation and having fun while doing it! Soon to be 100% employee owned. A good deal of autonomy to work how and when you want to work. Not a lot of bureaucratic red tape "processes" that get in the way of real engineering and real customer support.

    Cons

    This year our fantastic company hockey tickets were taken away. Bummer.

    Advice to Management

    In the short time I've been here I've seen some erosion of our company culture as we attempt the transition to a larger company. This is a big deal and should not be taken lightly, it has ruined companies in the past.

    New processes being implemented without concern for their effect on our responsiveness to the customer. New processes being implemented with no data to measure effectiveness, before/after, etc. Large scale decisions like this should be data driven.


  7. "MTSI - Great Place To Work"

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

    Pros

    Colleagues, organization culture and benefits

    Cons

    Small company still standardizing processes - We'll get there.


  8. "Good People"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A company that truly cares about its people. Very competitive compensation package. Congenial atmosphere with flat hierarchy

    Cons

    Contract work. Often working on short-term government contract, so you'll sometimes find yourselves waiting on that next drop.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain your focus on the personnel. Employees are loyal to the company


  9. "Best Company in Huntsville"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Analyst in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Program Analyst in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Employees always come first in our Huntsville office and our VP in Huntsville is the only person I would ever want to work for. He's smart, ethical, and truly cares about his employees.

    Cons

    The finance and accounting department in VA has a lot of turnover. It makes it difficult for other employees to do our jobs to the best of our ability when we don't know who our POC's are, and the employees in F&A in VA are always relatively new and still learning the processes.

    Advice to Management

    The management in VA needs to be more consistent and caring.


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    "Amazing company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Education benefits, 401k, ESOP, PTO, Great opportunities for advancement, Best Places to work Winner for the last 8 years in a row

    Cons

    Honestly, I can't think of any


  11. "Overall Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Employee owned, great benefits, more than competitive compensation

    Cons

    You're either in the circle, or you're not. Must be a team player.



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