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Noblis Reviews

Updated October 30, 2017
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Noblis President and CEO Amr A. ElSawy
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  • Most of Senior management was replaced a number of years ago, and it seems to have affected confidence in the company (in 5 reviews)

  • upper management's lack of communication to employees when a contract ends (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great Contracting Company"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Noblis full-time

    Pros

    Staffing is very flexible, and will work to find the right environment for you. Focused on developing employees overall, not just for one contract.

    Cons

    Experience can vary depending on the assignment/where you are stationed.


  2. "Great Company!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've been with this company for 6 years and the upward mobility and and opportunities are great. The company really cares about their employees. Great benefits!!

    Cons

    There are no major cons with this company.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Noblis full-time

    Pros

    Laid back, great benefits, awesome PTO.

    Cons

    May be difficult to move up in the company.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Just your average contractor - Good and Bad"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Flexible work schedule
    -Competitive healthcare benefits and retirement matching
    -Entrusted to do your job without being pestered
    -Management appears to want good things for employees
    -Free coffee
    -Management is open to ideas that fit the needs of employees
    -Career opportunities are present in the right situations

    Cons

    -Very focused on the bottom line; if an idea will turn a profit, great, otherwise, it is ignored
    -Being good at your job at Noblis means you are exceeding at things beyond your daily tasks. This puts pressure on employees to compete with each other.
    -Managers lack ability to grow their employees. If the employee does not have the initiative and vision for him/herself, then managers are unequipped to provide leadership necessary to show that employee how to do it.
    -Opportunities are only had if an employee creates one and pesters the right people to fund it.
    -Competitive culture that takes away from collaboration

    Advice to Management

    There are many cliches and platitudes on the walls of Noblis and on the internal website, presenting the appearance to employees of the company putting employees and customers first. I encourage management to look at some of those and ask themselves "how am I embodying this phrase?" and "how am I enabling my employees to accomplish this phrase?".
    Empower your young employees to grow and develop themselves. It is not enough to simply encourage employees to do this. Employees need to be empowered by receiving assistance and confidence from managers to be able to create a plan for themselves that they can see themselves succeeding in.


  5. "Best Company to Work for in the DC Area"

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

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

    Pros

    Great leadership; excellent benefits; exciting work. Noblis is one of those rare companies that truly care about employees.

    Cons

    I wish they would add paternity leave benefits for new parents. It is hard to accumulate enough time off to juggle a new family and work. Otherwise, there's nothing.


  6. "Language Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Russian Language Analyst in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Russian Language Analyst in Chantilly, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    I enjoy working here a lot

    Cons

    The commute is a bit much

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice for management


  7. "Very Friendly"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Noblis full-time

    Pros

    Very good pay and benefits. Good work/life balance

    Cons

    Most of the employees are either scientists or engineers. Not much upward mobility if you

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Noblis is a great place to work. many smart people work there."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You have the opportunity to work on multiple project. move between projects
    The CEO and CFO are very friendly and know you by name

    Cons

    Highly politicized. you need to be known to grow in the company. Some of the higher managers don't deserve to be there. Lack of communication is apparent

    Advice to Management

    Reduce favoritism


  9. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, they think of you as an asset not an employee. They reinvest in you as well. The ability to get certifications and higher degree is a huge plus.

    Cons

    Nothing towards the company, the life of a contractor, there is always a chance your contract can be lost. So there is no stability but Noblis does its best to find work for you.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Okay starter Job but not for the long term"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Engineer in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Research Engineer in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Noblis full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling
    Generally stable
    No 401k vesting period for matched contributions

    Cons

    Weak incentives for top performers
    Saturated with senior management and sparse opportunities to advance
    Office is in Reston and not really metro accessible
    Fewer everyday amenities since the Reston move
    Trending towards general business services rather than state-of-the-art sciences

    Advice to Management

    The little things matter more than the window dressing.


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