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NCI Senior Systems Engineer Reviews

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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 10 reviews)

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

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  1. "IT Consulting"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Fayetteville, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Fayetteville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment with team employees.

    Cons

    Contract work is constantly changing, very dynamic.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work. Thank you for all your support.


  2. "Government Contractor"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Fort Huachuca, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Fort Huachuca, AZ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small Company, good benefits, Flexible hours

    Cons

    No upward growth available, positions tied to skills


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Be aware what you will be"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Is an established player in the industry with standard benfits

    Cons

    flat in growth, so are you.

    Advice to Management

    should the firm goal is beyond daily survival.


  4. "Excellent company to work for!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior Systems Engineer in Sierra Vista, AZ
    Former Contractor - Senior Systems Engineer in Sierra Vista, AZ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NCI as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They really care about their employees.

    Cons

    The primary business line is government contracts so long term employment may not work out.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Contracting is not for the faint heart"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Your job is guaranteed as long as the contract.

    Cons

    Once the contract is over, the company doesn't make the initiative to help place their employees with other opportunities, nor do they offer severance pay. The only placement is to the nearest DES.

    Advice to Management

    Remember it takes good workers for a company to profit, not the other way around.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "A paycheck. Lots to play with and learn, but little actual work to be done; no focus or direction."

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Fort Huachuca, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Fort Huachuca, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, smooth onboarding process. Upper management seemed friendly and sincere.

    Cons

    Team lead was not very knowledgeable or friendly. Was little to no focus as to what exactly we were supposed to be doing. Had to create my own work to do since very little was handed down. Lines of responsibility were blurred. Lots of bureaucratic roadblocks and politics. Contract stability was dubious, double standards for some employees who apparently did not have to meet minimum requirements for their position. Most there seemed to do just the minimum to keep their job.

    Advice to Management

    Rather than simply hiring to fill a seat, verify the person is competent in their skill set and has some motivation and initiative to work. Have some interaction with your employees and see how they are fitting in to their role.


  7. "They are okay except they are more concern about putting a body in a position."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They are okay to work for. They have been improving in meeting current benefit standards.

    Cons

    When a government contract is up in the air due to funding, NCI does not take into consideration of compensating employees or working with employees to move them to other opportunities that they may have open. Although, the majority of the employees are non-exempt you are still treated as an exempt employee. In other words, they will only pay you what is billable.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to retain good/quality people get in align with corporate values.