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Novetta Reviews

Updated February 21, 2019
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Pros
  • "Fantastic 401(k) plan, great salary, great benefits for education and conference budget" (in 20 reviews)

  • "Great benefits (401k matching up to a high amount)" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "There's no room for growth in the accounting department and Sr" (in 3 reviews)

  • "limited job mobility in certain offices" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great Company. Great Mission."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director Marketing in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Director Marketing in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company feels like a force for innovation and collaboration in the tech, Machine Learning and data analytics space. I like that I feel respected and valued for my skills which are NOT technical. They took a chance hiring me, a professional from outside the government contracting space, and since, I've noticed that they encourage taking risks throughout the company. They're smart, encouraging and straightforward. Our work here supports the national defense of our country and I feel like I'm part of making a difference.

    Cons

    The multiple office locations throughout the US make it difficult to meet everyone but the company has resources which make it easy to video chat and keep in touch. Internal communications among the divisions is a bit siloed but we're working to break down those barriers and improve internal sharing of success and best practices.

    Advice to Management

    Remain genuine, authentic and forthcoming. The company LOVES to hear from you and your employees are proud to work on our mission; they just need to hear that you're behind them at every level; in every location.


  2. "Middle-Sized Cyber Company With Good Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong Benefits and Pay
    Great Culture

    Cons

    Getting Bigger, Losing Edge
    Poor Financial Management

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great place for personal and technical development."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SME in Southern Pines, NC
    Current Employee - SME in Southern Pines, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Subject matter experts are valued here! This is a relatively flat organization which means individuals can shape and steer their projects. Employee recommendations are valued, and changes to policy and tech are influenced from the ground up. Have the next great idea? Awesome, but have a plan ready because this place will expect you to deliver.

    Cons

    Burn out can occur as the pace is demanding. Maintaining a work / life balance is critical. A steep learning curve often makes the first couple of weeks stressful, but peers are willing and do help.

    Advice to Management

    Continue improving policies and communication b/w senior management and employees.


  4. "Great Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great, understanding management. Very supportive company for growth. Senior management is a very fun group of people.

    Cons

    Job stability with loss of contracts; As with any job, when there are loss of contracts there is cutback in employees.


  5. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits (401k, insurance etc.), Flexible schedule, Solid on-boarding process, Leadership that values employee feedback, Friendly office environment, Challenging projects, and many opportunities to learn and grow, convenient location

    Cons

    not much collaboration across teams


  6. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Intel Ana
    Current Employee - Intel Ana
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novetta full-time

    Pros

    Lots of flexiblity, cool contracts, room for growth, compensation, etc..

    Cons

    Often time you are subject to client site.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good company with great people"

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

    I have been working at Novetta full-time

    Pros

    The quality of the people are top-notch. The company treats its employees well and offers a good benefits package.

    Cons

    Limited job choices and career growth opportunities.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Downward Spiral"

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

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

    Pros

    - Up to date technologies
    - Collaboration
    - The few decent colleagues left

    Cons

    - Upper management has it's own agenda now.
    - Zero visibility
    - Deliverables are all that matter
    - Unprofessional

    Advice to Management

    This company use to function as a team and be exciting to work for. Now it's just a few higher level managers promoting themselves, making unilateral decisions, and ostracizing the people who disagree with them. Good luck retaining talent in this environment.


  9. "IT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Novetta full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits, innovative, team atmosphere

    Cons

    Micromanage at times, lacking upward promotion opportunities


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Computer Scientist"

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

    I worked at Novetta full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I worked for Novetta for almost 10 years. Any downside was related to the challenges of working with the US gov. Issues that are mostly out of Novetta's control. I don't work at Novetta anymore, but would consider returning for sure. The CEO Tiffany Gates is really down to earth and super cool to talk to.

    Cons

    None. As I wrote above, any frustration I had was more related to the issues of working on federal government contracts. Federal employees are often rotated in and out which makes it very difficult because one fed manager "gets it" and will move all obstacles out of the way to help the project be successful and the next manager will spend all of her time telling us what shoe colors and shoe materials are allowed or not. No joke. Big Data project and all she wanted to talk about was appropriate shoe choices.