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- "Completely disorganized management from the top level down to teams." (in 11 reviews)
- "It isn't that they are bad managers, they just aren't managers at all and so are completely overwhelmed by the responsibilities involved." (in 4 reviews)
- "Communication is hard sometimes." (in 4 reviews)
- "Nepotism Is Rampant" (in 3 reviews)
- "The Software does not do what it is advertised that it says it will do." (in 2 reviews)
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Updated Jan 4, 2023
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- 5.0Jan 4, 2023Frontend DeveloperFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsSpringfield, VA
Brilliant people work here. Most folks in leadership roles were either former engineers - with the right people skills to be in management - or former military. The military folks knew how to run teams and empower specialists - while the engineers in management roles had a keen understanding of the work and hurdles your day-to-day required. This was one of the best places I've ever worked at, as an engineer.
The nature of the work often required being in air-gapped environments, which doesn't bode well for those that prefer to work from home and/or flexibly
- 5.0Jan 3, 2023Cyber ManagerFormer Employee, more than 5 years
I loved Novetta's culture all the way from the top down. They truly embraced and celebrated people's success, proudly supported veterans, and established a community of like-minded people who were motivated to serve the National Security mission.
None. I loved it there.
- 1.0Dec 1, 2021Software EngineerFormer Employee, more than 3 years
Pre-acquisition teams could have cool people and interesting work. The cons were still there (decision making, salary, benefits, advancement) but to a lesser extent and were offset by the team and mission. The people I've talked to in other divisions seem to like their job/team.
Toxic culture where overworked directors and above seem to resent engineers who don't do unpaid work or ask to leave unliked projects that are essentially revenue plays. Short term decision making at the detriment of long term survival/goals. Pay that is less than market value for cyber in both salary and benefits. No apparent advancement opportunities (even directors who left weren't replaced, it just seems like their responsibilities were distributed around with little/no increase in pay for others who still have their regular responsibilities). No tangible recruiting pipeline to hire people for overbid and understaffed teams, and basically no one is referring others to join. If you bring up a concern/risk with leadership, most of the time it's minimized, stalled, and you won't get a response. Not a lot of unique or interesting work anymore.2
- 2.0Dec 7, 2021Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 3 years
Pay, important cause, a lot of friendly workers and a lot to learn. Only reason this got a 2 star was because the work you did felt impactful and or important.
Management is basically non existent. Inability to communicate with management is the biggest problem. There is a single point of failure with all communication being sent to one person who will not respond. Management will mislead employees about many things including; Pay raises, bonuses, communication, yearly reviews, project lifespan, deadlines, technical debt. Questionable hiring based on personal connections despite interviewers recommendations, misleading hires and job descriptions. Team lead positions are overloaded. Very misleading title being more of a project management position. Technical debt is overwhelming due to a yes man attitude on features requested without any communication with teams. During recent merger employees were lied to about pay, lost time off, lost healthcare benefits while paying more, didn't receive 1 on 1 reviews with management despite being promised in which employees were supposed to discuss job positions, pay. Instead management skipped all 1 on 1's and undervalued the entire workforce by passing on pre-decided roles with reduced time off. Their solution to mental health is "take time off" rather than listening to employees and making changes. Multiple instances of not respecting work/life balance. i.e. expectation to be available 24/7. Massive turnover rate due to many of the problems listed above.8
- 5.0Dec 7, 2022Subject Matter Expert (SME)Former Employee, more than 5 yearsSpringfield, VA
The type of customers we support and the environment.
I dont have any cons for this company.
- 5.0Nov 5, 2022Software EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
Very team specific in the kind of work you do. had great work life balance
could pay more. not competitive with big tech (the people there are as talented)
- 5.0Oct 4, 2022Senior Billing SpecialistCurrent EmployeeTysons Corner, VA
Working relationships were like family relationships
Upper management didn’t listen to day to day dealings even when things were tough1
- 5.0Jul 19, 2022Python DeveloperCurrent Employee
Great people. Don't know anything about the business but the people I worked with were the best you can find.
Worked there for a year and never learned how the business made money.
- 4.0Jul 20, 2022Software EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearSouthern Pines, NC
The engineering quality was top-notch and I really felt part of a team here. Leadership seemed to genuinely care about the employees.
Took a while to get new projects underway due to red-tape.
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Novetta has an overall rating of 4.4 out of 5, based on over 231 reviews left anonymously by employees. 86% of employees would recommend working at Novetta to a friend and 73% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.
86% of Novetta employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Novetta 4.2 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.3 for culture and values and 4.0 for career opportunities.