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NJVC Systems Administrator Reviews

Updated March 12, 2017
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  • This job is very good for work/life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • The pay is good if you have been with the company for a while (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Good Company to begin with but lack of upward mobility"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NJVC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Salary was more than expected

    Cons

    Good ol boy network keeps you from moving upward in the company. Only way to get a promotion is to apply for a new job that was already promised to somebody else.


  2. "Systems Administrator"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator Specialist in Springfield, VA
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator Specialist in Springfield, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NJVC (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Hands-off Management
    - Nice Corporate Workspace
    - Geographically Distributed Work Options

    Cons

    - Clueless company direction
    - Disconnect between corporate staff and work force
    - Finance driven operations without insight towards internal development
    - Poor communication within/throughout the company

    Advice to Management

    Fire your executives. Develop your management (and/or fire half of them). Recognize talent within your company.

  3. "Systems Administrator"

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Chantilly, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good :Salary, Benefits, Work Environment

    Cons

    Too many layers of management


  4. Helpful (1)

    "NJVC"

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    great opportunities lots of room for growth and education

    Cons

    i had no cons while i worked there aside from they worked for the government

    Advice to Management

    a tad more interaction or guidence


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Systems Administrator"

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator Specialist in Northglenn, CO
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator Specialist in Northglenn, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    DoD contractor with positions nation wide.

    Cons

    Benefits deteriorate continuously; every year benefits get worse. Low confidence within workforce including management on future of company and contract wins.

    Advice to Management

    Don't treat employees as just a butt in a seat or someone in a billet. Some employees have skills and experience beyond their current position that could give valuable advice and direction for the company's strategy and future wins/performance.


  6. "Great Environment"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator Specialist - Deputy Lead in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator Specialist - Deputy Lead in Chantilly, VA

    I have been working at NJVC (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Many opportunities for career advancement.

    Cons

    Maintaining high level Security Clearance


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Company that will lie to you"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High Pay. Because they refer to there NGA customer as a cash cow.

    Cons

    Management is after one thing: Money
    Employees are after one thing: Money
    HR is paid to lie to you about everything.

    Advice to Management

    Clean up HR and the lies.

  8. "NJVC"

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrative in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Systems Administrative in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NJVC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great salary, interesting work environment

    Cons

    Benefits are being stripped away, salaries are as high as they were previously. Mobility within the company is limited.

    Advice to Management

    Loyalty to your workforce. Stop taking away benefits just to make more profit.


  9. "An OK company that was a valuable learning experience"

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    Current Contractor - Senior Systems Administrator in Arnold, MO
    Current Contractor - Senior Systems Administrator in Arnold, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NJVC as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The pay is excellent compared to most other companies. Initially, the training we got was good too and fairly frequent.

    Cons

    There is virtually no room for growth. If you want a promotion, you have to take another job within the company and bounce around from job to job. Our training budget has also been $0.00 for over two years now, so no one on my particular contract has gone to any kind of training, which is ridiculous considering we are supposed to stay current on new technologies. Our paid time off was also slashed by about 33% last year and we were literally given one days notice before it went into effect. The new HSA health plan isn't that great either. Our contract also requires us to use our own PTO to attend business or technology seminars, which many other tech companies find ridiculous.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people. Let them know they are important. Telling them that "If you don't like it, go somewhere else" is unprofessional and really makes you question why you are still working for them.


  10. "Run!!!!This company doesn't even deserve a 1 star. It is a low rate company as compared to the others"

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator Specialist in Springfield, VA
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator Specialist in Springfield, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NJVC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It's a job to go to. Work location is good.

    Cons

    Worst managers I have ever seen especially when I have come from the military and a better work environment. They use the buddy system to promote and act like they do not have any other employees who would qualify. Most of the managers or seniors have no training or education. You don't even need a bachelors and as long as you have held a job for a few years , that qualifies you for management. The managers are unprofessional and gossip and spread rumors. Most of the departments run in a clique. It's not worth it and it's too many other companies who are more professional and when the cuts they just did for 2014 your ay is going to be peanuts for the work if you want to work here. RUN!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Stop using the buddy system to promote employees and "really" look at the skillset that each employee has before you promote and offer it to more than one employee than your best freiend and then you may be able to be a real company and hold a contract.