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NAVSYS Reviews

Updated February 21, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Enjoyed working here, but Navsys has some serious problems."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Intern in Colorado Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NAVSYS part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work Hours
    Awesome coworkers
    Great work/life balance
    Interesting Work
    Plenty of opportunities to learn

    Cons

    Poor planning
    Limited to no testing
    Caustic CEO

    Advice to Management

    Don't treat your people like replaceable cogs. Listen to your employees. Invest time and money into proper testing procedures.


  2. "Research"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Controller
    Current Employee - Project Controller
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Research, small company, nice location

    Cons

    no pension, no useful stock options

  3. "Good Starting place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good experience for an internship

    Cons

    Red tape always slowed down progress


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Needs new leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at NAVSYS full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent (though high turnover) engineering staff. Interesting work.

    Cons

    Major Founder's Dilemma issues. Very emotionally charged and erratic workplace.

    Advice to Management

    Address the elephant in the room.


  5. "Very high turn-over company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - There are some interesting projects funded by defense department
    - Nice location and some good people to work with and vent the frustration

    Cons

    - Unreasonable project schedule
    - The owner and CEO is very arrogant without much people skills
    - Lack of respect to the employee
    - High staff turn-over rate and unstable work environment (some left in less than one month)

    Advice to Management

    - Get some basic training on people skill and people management


  6. "The absolute worst company I ever worked for"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NAVSYS full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The insane environment forces workers to establish close bonds with each other in order to survive.

    Cons

    The owner/president is the worst...no human relationship skills whatsoever. Turn-over of employees reaches 80% annually. Very few long term employees.

    Advice to Management

    Shut down the company and go into therapy


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Takes a certain personality to work here and enjoy it."

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice facility, most of the staff are bright and pleasant people. Small company, with pot-lucks and intimate company get-togethers. Salaries are pretty good. Lots of different projects going on, never dull.

    Cons

    They treat staff here like bricks. If you're available, then you are thrown into a project, whether you are qualified or not, and whether you want to do it or not. You career development plans are not a consideration.

    There is a lot of hardware level work here, too much for a software geek like me.

    There is little software development methodology here, not even agile. We are basically a hack shop. No reviews, no designs. Just code it up and ship it.

    The president and CEO is a major type-A control freak. She will drive you crazy and quite possibly out the door to find other work. It is mainly because of her that this place has a very high turn-over rate. Without her, this place might be tolerable.

    Advice to Management

    The CEO needs to keep her nose out of engineering's way. We have some really talented folks here who know a thing or two about engineering software. If you'd let them.

  8. "a company with all the pros and cons of small company, if you can survive, it'll be a good place to start your career"

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    Former Employee - Research Engineer
    Former Employee - Research Engineer
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    access to a variety of technologies
    build up different skills

    Cons

    tight budget, crazy schedules, rotatory engineers around you, not very stable

    Advice to Management

    not much