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Updated January 17, 2018
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Pros
  • Up-front, good benefits, flexible, good admin, (in 19 reviews)

  • Work/Life balance is a part of company culture (in 9 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. "Good company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay and overall good benefits

    Cons

    Limited training
    Lack of company focus


  2. "Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful place to work, excellent management team, office atmosphere and internal growth structure.

    Cons

    None that come to mind.

  3. "Internship at NCI Opens Doors"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Entry Level Data Analyst in Gaithersburg, MD
    Former Intern - Entry Level Data Analyst in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NCI as an intern (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Professional yet laid back work environment
    Stepping stone to a great career in science or research
    Projects are always structured
    Chance to be published

    Cons

    Some of the weekly intern activities like journal club can be a bit boring and be considered "busywork"

    Advice to Management

    Other than getting rid of journal club none really. (Although journal club does serve it's purpose in teaching the younger generation how to read scientific documents and publications.)


  4. "Growing Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Growth, Potential, Guidance, Strength, Structure

    Cons

    The company makes changes daily without prenotification


  5. "Agile Project Management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great developers and managers in my department

    Cons

    Departments are their own islands - tough when projects get canceled.


  6. "Full Stack GIS Developer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Full Stack GIS Developer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Full Stack GIS Developer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Freedom to explore new technologies
    * Open source friendly
    * Very nice people
    * Flexible hours
    * Remote work options

    Cons

    * Medical insurance is not cheap
    * No transportation allowance

    Advice to Management

    If you can reduce health insurance or contribute more. And if you can offer transportation allowance.


  7. "Contracts are good but high level management, not much"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NCI full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The Bethesda office had a really easy-going group of people. It gets some really good contracts with the government.

    Cons

    Some of the higher management do not care about employee's benefit. They let go people in any day.

  8. "Good medium-sized contracting company for IT work. - Full-time salaried contractor."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Security Engineer in Fort Huachuca, AZ
    Current Contractor - Security Engineer in Fort Huachuca, AZ
    Recommends

    I have been working at NCI as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    NCI cares about quality of life and always allows employees to put family first. Management encourages flexing time rather than use of PTO for mundane reasons. Company appears to work at employee recognition and to promote from within. NCI tries to hold onto personnel even when a contract is up by placing elsewhere within the company. Management is very easy to work with when one has concerns or questions.

    Cons

    Tendency toward lower end of the spectrum on pay scale means that there is often difficulty in maintaining enough personnel for contract requirements once personnel discover what could be made elsewhere. This puts additional work and stress on remaining employees. Can also affect contract review quality if there is scrambling to meet obligations.


  9. "Excellent Job-Contract 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
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NCI full-time

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance options

    Cons

    End of contract, waiting for updates


  10. "Sr. Unix Systems administrator"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior UNIX Systems Administrator in Scott Air Force Base, IL
    Former Employee - Senior UNIX Systems Administrator in Scott Air Force Base, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at NCI full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great management< fantastic co-workers, great bonus structure, great challenges

    Cons

    Compensation is under what it should be sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Structure some bonuses into the comp package to incentivize your people more


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