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NCI Reviews

Updated September 28, 2017
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Pros
  • Up-front, good benefits, flexible, good admin, (in 16 reviews)

  • Excellent work life balance options (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Plan to be absent if you find upper management comes down for introduction and "pep talks" (in 10 reviews)

  • Lots of movement in upper management, Health insurance overpriced (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NCI full-time

    Pros

    Flexible time ok pay

    Cons

    not more opportunity to grow


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Directionless, no vision, no true strategy resulting in serious growth."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People are essentially nice wherever you go and this is no different at NCI. Benefits are offered along the lines of many other companies in the same space.

    Cons

    Departments work in silos and rarely engage with each other. Exceedingly poor first day and first month experience. No effort is made to create a welcoming atmosphere and outline what the company does or is trying to do. No sense of belonging to a shared vision.

    Advice to Management

    I'd like to recommend an update to this website. Brian Clark hasn't been at NCI for months now. Do your research and you'll discover that thousands of workers check out Glassdoor.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Benefits for employees not up to par"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Benning, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Benning, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Separated from management, easy to get work done

    Cons

    Benefits are abysmal. Plan to be absent if you find upper management comes down for introduction and "pep talks"

    Advice to Management

    Care more for your employees


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good integrated onboarding, benefit management.

    Cons

    They are famous for stating well below market with hints of a raise later, then when time comes for a raise, you get 1% because "the VPs control all the raises."

    Advice to Management

    The revolving door for skilled workers will continue to spin until you pay them competitively.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "A meh place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at NCI full-time

    Pros

    Some cool people, good professional development,

    Cons

    Benefits kept getting cut to save money, higher-ups don't seem to care about employees (only the bottom line), not great decision-making when it comes to hiring/firing, lower pay than competitors, conservative environment (don't plan to have much fun at work)


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Always a conflict between the contents of the contract and the actual work expected to be performed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NCI (More than a year)

    Pros

    PM looked out for employees based on environmental conditions and customer experience

    Cons

    poor communication between management and 1st tier employees; PMs had to get top level approval to fix problems

    Advice to Management

    provide better communication to 1st tier employees so the job expectation are met or exceeded on a daily basis.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Decent, filled with nice people. Starting pay is okay. Pay raise, bonus, benefits, etc is a joke."

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    Current Employee - Statistician in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Statistician in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People, work - most of the time really easy, get to play with big data, manager was flexible

    Cons

    Pay, benefits, pay raise, bonuses, career advancement, etc are a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Put your money where your mouth is.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Anonymous"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Castle Rock, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Castle Rock, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NCI (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Very cool and respectable lead. Still have a ton of respect for him. He communicated things very well.

    Cons

    Watch out for passive aggressive architects. Nicest people when you speak to them but when you aren't around, be wary. Top guys openly belittle team member vendors on telecons and did not care even when someone spoke up and said that person was on the telecon. In the beginning, my lead said that the architect thought he was supreme and loved to do everything himself. All true- along with his sidekick- mr. negative. Lack of communication was rampant especially with remote personnel. This is one reason why a former coworker jumped ship.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the backstabbing by top guys on teams. Communicate better about what is happening on a daily basis. If top guys have a meeting about changes, those changes should be made aware to remote personnel instead of them finding out a few days after the fact and then being berated for doing the wrong thing.


  9. "Mixed"

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    Former Freelancer - Customer Service Representative in Binghamton, NY
    Former Freelancer - Customer Service Representative in Binghamton, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at NCI (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy training, easy job, good people to work with, flexible hours, good benifits. easy to pass monthly reviews and meet hourly goals.

    Cons

    Customers are often rude and disrespectful. Can be an unprofessional environment, dur to the relaxed nature or the job and losition.

    Advice to Management

    Give better monthly reviews, allow reading or writing on the floor in the work space. Be more active with emloyees and make sure that policy and training is up to date with employees.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "It could be worse"

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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 NCI full-time

    Pros

    Most employees are willing to help and support others needs

    Cons

    Employees aren't valued or respected. Work is constantly spread between whoever is unfortunate to not have left yet. More tyranny than teamwork.

    Advice to Management

    Find new management ASAP


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