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Updated April 19, 2017
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  • there could be more room for growth (in 2 reviews)

  • The benefits are decreasing while the new owners appear to be trying to suck out value (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Awesome opportunity to learn and make an impact on cool data projects for software engineers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hadoop Developer in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Hadoop Developer in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility to work from home, incredibly cool projects. Very transparent management, agile environment. Strongly promotes self development and training through AWS incentives, etc.

    Cons

    None that I can think of! Not sure yet how one's salary develops over the years yet. In some groups, the size may limit vertical growth.


  2. "Software Engineering Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Novetta full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility
    New Technology
    Comfortable work environment

    Cons

    Upper management very "green"
    Hired a bunch of employees at "risk" without informing the employees

    Advice to Management

    Come up with some sort of a master plan and then stick with it. Employees are your biggest asset, but you treated the folks in the Boston office as disposable!


  3. "Senior Systems Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Interesting Projects and great benefits.

    Cons

    Work is not properly delegated across the team. Talented people are not challenged and given work at their skill level.

    Advice to Management

    Grow people and keep them interested and focused on interesting work in their skill set as much as possible.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Very supportive of development teams"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mc Lean, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mc Lean, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Development team was truly agile. It was eye opening to see just how fast development of the most important functionality could be when using agile and not being constrained by a hundred other requirements. Development manager was given total support from higher management. Very good benefits. Great perks including a major company party at a D.C. venue.

    Cons

    Our agile team had members in many geographic locations. Overall it worked great. Even more opportunities to have face to face times to chill out with each other would have been beneficial to help us understand each other better.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to show appreciation to individuals no matter how fast things move. Stay in touch with teams in person. Continue to show, not tell, what's important to be a team.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "best in DC"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Senior Computer Scientist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Computer Scientist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    many co-workers are wicked smart.

    Cons

    government work --> cubicle life.

    Advice to Management

    use training to grow company into new markets


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great place, lacks better management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Great culture
    - Wonderful employees
    - Felxible work schedule
    - Right infront of south station
    - Free beer

    Cons

    -Management could be improved
    -Kind of chose favorites, versus choosing people on merit
    -Uncertainty of future and contracts
    -Little job security


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Sr. Systems Engineer/Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer/PM in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer/PM in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, ok pay. Many of the programmers and management are underpaid for Boston.

    Cons

    Incompetent and inexperienced management. Software has many problems and is supposed to protect service members in the field. Cronyism within a certain group in the Boston office has made it difficult for software to achieve it's functioning and operational goals. If you point out the problems with the software and have solutions to fix it, they don't want to know about it. Several competent Engineers have been fired or quit do to ineffective management addressing the real problems. The Software does not do what it is advertised that it says it will do. There is no real testing, the documentation given to the Government has been falsified to keep the contract alive. Software is supposed to protect military personnel in the field. Most software packages that have been sold are not in use due to the fact the software freezes up, cannot control the sensors to direct cameras and infrared sensors toward possible enemy targets. Young management team that has not had prior experience running a software production company. If you are competent and want to improve and/or fix the software, do not take a position here. You will be ignored, ridiculed and eventually fired.

    Advice to Management

    Throw the software away and start over. The software cannot be fixed the state it is currently. Writing whole new code and new software is the only way to save Ageon (software name). Next time when you see people quitting and getting fired (3 personnel in less than a year), then maybe it's time to look at DRG management and determine if they are competent enough to be able to handle the work. I have also overheard management say, that the Government is too stupid to realize and we'll just keep on selling them what we have, it's worked so far.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Novetta"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakton, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakton, VA

    Pros

    Great benefits at the FGM portion of the company.

    Cons

    The number of companies acquired led to some merger pains.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Manager of QA in Mc Lean, VA
    Former Employee - Manager of QA in Mc Lean, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Novetta is a good company but undergoing many changes

    Cons

    New ownership.


  11. "Novetta"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, very competitive salaries, flexible work schedules, relaxed corporate culture, allows telecommuting, career growth opportunities, comfortable office spaces

    Cons

    Lack of formal job training and written processes and procedures



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