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NCI Agency Reviews

Updated December 4, 2017
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Work at NCIA"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NCI Agency full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, international, more social, more technical

    Cons

    old technics, complex, messy, slow procedures,


  2. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NCI Agency full-time

    Pros

    Great team environment, and a wonderful place to work.

    Cons

    Change takes a long time to be completed.

  3. "Lack of Communication and Upward Mobility"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NCI Agency full-time

    Pros

    Exposure to great people from a variety of cultures and backgrounds. New GM seems to be helping to resolve some problems.

    Cons

    No upward mobility or incentive to stay and grow with the organization. Staff is demoralized.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to keep talented staff. Communicate to staff more effectively.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Good Ideas destroyed"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support
    Current Employee - Support
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NCI Agency full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Interesting tasks, international colleagues, international environment

    Cons

    The personnel policies are disrespecting the understandable need of employees to have perspectives, security for their families and interesting jobs with chances to advance further. The Agency issues three-year-contracts, mostly at the maximum of 3 of these contracts, so employees do not acquire benefits, no matter how hard they work. Performance management lets higher management calibrate the performance - an employee may end up with a very low assessment due to a manager - who never even knows him or saw the actual performance - calibrating the performance rating by the direct line manager. The overall atmosphere is hostile, everyone works only for himself for these reasons. Communication and cooperation between colleagues is non existent. The list could be continued endlessly.

    Advice to Management

    A happy workforce works productively - treat your people as human beings and not as property to be discarded at a whim of management.

    NCI Agency Response

    Nov 27, 2017 – Human Resources

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    Thank you for your review.
    The new General Manager has made it his priority to delve into any issues that affect staff morale and decided, on his first day in office, to review... More


  5. Helpful (1)

    "No Career Advancement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mons, Hainaut (Belgium)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mons, Hainaut (Belgium)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NCI Agency full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Substantial leave and comprehensive healthcare makes this a great organization.

    Cons

    Your job is your job, you can't get promoted because you did or do a great job. Instead you have to apply for edgy chance at promotion or for a change in roles. Tied to the policy of only letting you work for maximum 9 years and then letting you go, makes this a bad bet for someone looking for stability and growth with a company.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your staff and their abilities.

    NCI Agency Response

    Nov 27, 2017 – Human Resources

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    Thank you for your review.
    The new General Manager has made it his priority to delve into any issues that affect staff morale and decided, on his first day in office, to review... More


  6. "The decline and fall of the NCI Agency"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager, Process Management in The Hague (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Manager, Process Management in The Hague (Netherlands)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NCI Agency full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good people, great benefits, interesting projects

    Cons

    This USED to be a good place to work. There are still good people and interesting jobs, but morale, employee AND customer satisfaction, and challenges / utilization have completely bombed in the last three years.

    NCI Agency Response

    Sep 25, 2017 – Human Resources

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    Thank you for your review.
    The new General Manager has made it his priority to delve into any issues that affect staff morale and decided, on his first day in office, to review... More


  7. "Employee conditions"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NCI Agency full-time

    Pros

    International Environment is great, good team atmosphere, dynamic challenges

    Cons

    Leadership cares little for employees, uncertainty of future, dangled contract theory (Maybe you get a contract, maybe you do not) as incentive to do better, horrible Performance Management metric and systems

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees concerns, do not be so political at higher levels

  8. "Not recommended"

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    Former Employee - Security Engineer in Mons, Hainaut (Belgium)
    Former Employee - Security Engineer in Mons, Hainaut (Belgium)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NCI Agency (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It's a great place to see how the political connections works and how the lobby operates in between.

    Cons

    If you are a contractor nobody cares about your role. It is a place in which nobody will tell you what to do and all civilians wants you to be completely snowed with their tasks. No cooperation between the people, most of them keeps the tasks for themselves which is in opposition to the 'team player' requirements which you can find on a role descriptions. A lot of strange internal small businesses between the civs, a lot of nepothicism and a "friendship" connections and support.

    Advice to Management

    Advice CIVs to close cooperate with all team members. To put more attention to the CIVs not willing to do what's in their own responsibility. To keep an eye on personal conflicts as most of them are raised by CIVs to transfer the position to a 'friend' or a 'fmaily member'.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "New Era"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mid-Level Manager
    Current Employee - Mid-Level Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The organisation has a new GM with hopefully new ideas to rescue the organisation which currently suffers from a lack of motivation through unsure futures and job security.

    Cons

    Still working under the cloud of the previous GM

    Advice to Management

    You have hard working, dedicated staff. Give them back their security to regain their trust and to rebuild the current rock bottom morale.

    NCI Agency Response

    Sep 13, 2017 – Human Resources

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    Thank you for your review.
    The Agency is currently going through a period of transition, which is a complex process for any organization. However as you point out, we are all very... More


  10. Helpful (2)

    "The transition is not over!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mons, Hainaut (Belgium)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mons, Hainaut (Belgium)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NCI Agency full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Facilities, salary, the job itself is interesting

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy, too many layers, too much overhead and very bad contract management based on a poor performance management system

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on people

    NCI Agency Response

    Sep 13, 2017 – Human Resources

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    Thank you for your review.
    The Agency is currently going through a period of transition, which is a complex process for any organization. However, we are all very optimistic about... More


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