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NCI Reviews

Updated April 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Up-front, good benefits, flexible, good admin, (in 16 reviews)

  • HR information was very organized, pay was solid, work life balance (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Plan to be absent if you find upper management comes down for introduction and "pep talks" (in 9 reviews)

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

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  1. "I worked for AdvanceMed (an NCI company)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fraud Investigator in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Fraud Investigator in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at NCI full-time

    Pros

    decent starting pay. I felt I needed to include a review for the parent company because they are in control of a good amount of the policies and procedures.

    Cons

    Aside from no raises and bad health insurance, my main issue I had while employed at AdvanceMed (NCI) was the lack of professionalism and proper procedures. For starters, AdvanceMed (NCI) micromanages their employees beyond belief. There is no room for your own intelligence or mind. Day to day you are bogged down with tasks and administrative requirements that take up so much time you barely have time to actually do "real" work. The turn over rate is extremely high. Someone is being fired or walking out once a week or every other week. Upper management is a joke. They do not care for their employees. Morale is extremely low due to this. They will threaten to dock your pay (even though legally they can't) and when you complain to HR, nothing happens. There is no proper training because they are so understaffed, you have to do your best to learn as you go. ( NOTE: Sitting in a board room learning about systems you don't have access to for another year DOES NOT COUNT AS TRAINING. ) But when you make a mistake, they will be quick to point the finger. Basically it is a high school clique. If you are lucky to be under a decent supervisor, your experience may not be as bad. But since most of the "good ones" have left by now, get ready to deal with gossip, pressure and unreal expectations.

    Advice to Management

    There is a reason the turn over rate is so high. Start listening to what the people are saying and actually make changes.


  2. "IT Systems Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - IT Systems Manager in Biloxi, MS
    Current Employee - IT Systems Manager in Biloxi, MS

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

    Pros

    Willing to let local contracts run their own ship

    Cons

    Lots of movement in upper management, Health insurance overpriced


  3. "Technical Proposal Writer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Past Performance Proposal Writer in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Technical Past Performance Proposal Writer in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, people are great.

    Cons

    No flexibility in workday or commuting.


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  5. "Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule and great work life balance.

    Cons

    Benefits could be a little better.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Administrative Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice work environment. Professional employees and environment.

    Cons

    N/A Glassdoor requires minimum wordage to post.

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "Shadiest Large pub traded government contractor to date. The 'Enron' of Gov K Consulting."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IPT Lead in Fort Meade, MD
    Current Employee - IPT Lead in Fort Meade, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Makes employees humble, nostalgic, and appreciative of their former ethical employers. Huge eye opener - will recognise the red flags next time for sure.

    Cons

    Being affiliated with this org- industry perceives you as unethical- limiting future employment opportunities. FT salary employees are really compensated as hourly employees

    Advice to Management

    What management?


  8. Helpful (3)

    "System Administrator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Scott AFB, IL
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Scott AFB, IL
    Recommends

    I worked at NCI (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company was always there when needed. No games played.

    Cons

    Lost contract and not able to be moved to another similar position.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good Employer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Writer/Editor III in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Technical Writer/Editor III in Reston, VA
    Recommends

    I worked at NCI (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Up-front, good benefits, flexible, good admin, .

    Cons

    Weird pay schedule, 2x/mo, rather than biweekly.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Acquisition Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Acquisition Specialist in Dale City, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Acquisition Specialist in Dale City, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management allows employees the freedom to work independently with minimal oversight and management intervention, which allows the workforce to operate more efficiently and effectively while adding greater value to the government operations.

    Cons

    The benefit package is less than satisfactory as a result of the government competing the most recent support contract using a lowest price/technically acceptable acquisition strategy, resulting in the firm having to cut both salaries and benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Suggest any company not use a slash and burn approach to proposal submissions. The contract may be won, but the downside impacts are severe resulting in lowered employee morale and loss of key personnel from the operation


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Not a good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work day, they pay twice a month

    Cons

    No training, terrible management, pay should be higher,

    Advice to Management

    Please listen to your employees.


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