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Novetta Reviews

Updated October 31, 2018
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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)

  • "Company will evolve as new owners prepare for next sale of assets" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company. Great Mission."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. Helpful (1)

    "Good company with great people"

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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 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.

  3. "IT"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  4. Helpful (3)

    "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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Computer Scientist"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good company and benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer 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

    Good company with a good amount of benefits. Atmosphere where they try to retain and grow employees.

    Cons

    Internal processes are sometimes stovepiped amongst divisons.


  7. "Excellent place to work. Very employee oriented."

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

    I have been working at Novetta full-time

    Pros

    Caring and positive supervisors and coworkers.

    Cons

    My team is overworked and needs more staffing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, but be sure to continue investing more in critical infrastructure support staff.

  8. "Employee Care"

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

    I worked at Novetta full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Employee benefits, 401k match, CEO - Tiffanny Gates

    Cons

    Layoffs, redeployments, not a ton of room for growth


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Counting down the days until I can resign"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Fayetteville, NC
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Fayetteville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Never a dull moment here. The experiences here will be with you for the rest of your life.

    Cons

    This is my first job out of school and I am shocked on a near daily basis how incredibly childish, unprofessional, and combative management is. Only apply here if you are extremely resilient because you will be constantly tested.

    Advice to Management

    It would be a complete waste of time trying to right this ship. HR ignores all complaints. Fingers in ears, eyes closed, and humming.


  10. "Cyber Security"

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

    Pros

    Fantastic 401(k) plan, great salary, great benefits for education and conference budget.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    NA.


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