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NovaTech Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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  1. "Systems Engineer -- Orion Division in Lenexa, KS"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Lenexa, KS
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Lenexa, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    *Small company feel
    *Very relevant in the utility automation industry -- day to day work makes a real difference for the company
    *Competitive pay
    *Systems Engineering is like a sandbox full of toys. I don't build it, sell it, or design it. I create original, customized solutions using NovaTech's products to *make* it work exactly how the customer orders it. That's just fun.
    *The culture and people are fun. No power trips here.
    *Jeans are OK!
    *Great place to come as an intern, developing engineer, or advanced engineer
    *Training is getting better and better. Learn at your own pace.
    *No "corporate ladder" to climb. Advance to management or just be an engineer. Both are OK

    Cons

    *No "corporate ladder" to climb means no opportunity for a six-figure salary some day. Some might call that a lack of opportunity for career advancement.
    *Employees usually start as "contract" for about 6 months before being hired as a full-time employee
    *Relaxed structure and minimal performance reviews is nice, but it also can negatively affect growth

    Advice to Management

    Orion division: Keep up the good work overall! This is a great place to work.

    Advice: Make sure to focus on sustainable growth. Hire carefully


  2. "Anonymous"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethlehem, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethlehem, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I truly enjoy the small company environment. Your voice is heard and the ability to contribute is fantastic.

    Cons

    Small companies traditionally struggle with career advancement and this one is no different. Employees are promoted and recognized in other ways.

    Advice to Management

    Find additional creative ways to reward employees and help them develop a career path.

  3. "Good when there's job, not so much when there aren't"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great friendly people, relaxed environment, flexible work hours, clean office building

    Cons

    You don't get much opportunities besides what you sign up for, not much title advancement other than normal to senior, no clear indication of raises, may or may not be a sinking ship

    Advice to Management

    Don't expect to keep reaping what you sowed. Your employers are people not plants, and they can and will leave when needed. Don't just keep the most experienced and cut off all of mid level, because you will end up with large blanks between generations.


  4. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will get to learn a few things from scratch about applications and development (but you have other better places to learn them).

    Cons

    Don't even think about working for this company. If you unfortunately end up working for this company, be ready to be laid off at any point. There is absolutely no job security here. They will just use you and throw you away saying that the company is not doing well. If you are hired, its just like a temporary job. If they manage to get a few projects from customers, they hire engineers to work on them. When the projects get over, they will lay you off...as simple as that. Don't even dare to think that you are a full time employee.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring people on a full time basis only to lay them off later. Hire people only on a contract/temporary basis so people would know that they aren't full time employees and they will be ready to be kicked out of the company when there is no work.


  5. "A giant echo chamber"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lenexa, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lenexa, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Slow paced environment. Relaxed atmosphere.

    Cons

    Everyone that works here has never worked anywhere else.
    Pay is extremely low for the area.
    They almost have their own language and anyone that isn't part of the A-team gets ignored.
    Benefits are absolutely TERRIBLE!
    They are extremely hostile to people with disabilities.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at how other companies operate and try to move forward. Don't harass people with disabilities and then get surprised when they sue you for damages.


  6. "Good Company with some growing pains"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Lenexa, KS
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Lenexa, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very flexible and willing to work with employees to the benefit of both parties. Flexible on work hours. Opportunities for lateral advancement to other engineering departments. Great exposure to the utilities automation industry with a growing company.

    Cons

    Very limited room for advancement. Sub-competitive salaries along with a significantly disorganized management (at least in the systems engineering department).

    Advice to Management

    With rapid growth comes problems. These problems need to be addressed. Organization in engineering documentation and training is overwhelmingly necessary, as well as standardization of engineering practices. As of now, there are no engineering guidelines or standards to follow. This will only cause more difficulties down the line.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Decent job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NovaTech part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Management on-site was easy to talk to.
    - Enjoyable work area, friendly people
    - Pretty flexible in regards to work schedule

    Cons

    - For a tech company, their software standards and general understanding of technology were a little behind the times

    - Leadership on some projects was subpar to where employees were left to their own devices

  8. "Good company to work for"

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

    Pros

    Great organization with great people

    Cons

    none at this time to report


  9. "Application Process Control Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Control Applications Engineer in Quakertown, PA
    Former Employee - Process Control Applications Engineer in Quakertown, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NovaTech (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, great company, great work

    Cons

    There is nothing bad to say about this company


  10. "Director Corporate Human Resouces"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company culture and workplace environment

    Cons

    platform upgrade needed and user friendly


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