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Praxis Engineering Reviews

Updated March 31, 2017
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Pros
  • Lots of company paid happy hours and lunches (in 7 reviews)

  • The open door policy of upper management is great (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Flat structure can be bad if you are looking for a well defined career path (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Best Mid-Size Company In This Industry"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Linthicum, MD
    Former Employee - Engineer in Linthicum, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Praxis Engineering full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Praxis does a great job of making you feel welcome from the start (and even before). Their partners really do uphold an "open-door" policy. They do their best to enable the success and growth of their employees any way that they can.

    Cons

    Competition in this industry is important, but fierce. Praxis does an excellent job of insulating their employees from contract changes, but sometimes politics are unavoidable. Still, I admire their goal of competing with more established companies in the industry.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Best Mid-size Company in the Market"

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

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

    Pros

    Praxis has been a really fantastic company to work for. I have been here for five years. The company is owned and managed by a few guys who started it a bunch of years ago and even though the company is over 250 people, it still feels small and the owners are accessible to the staff. The culture is geared towards customer and employee success, as reflected in a set of core values. I have seen the company make decisions in the best interest of customers and employees while taking a financial hit to do so. Praxis has always maintained a long-term view in the market. Instead of trying to squeeze every bit of profit out of a dollar, the owners have always taken the view that they should see how much they can provide in value for that dollar to their customers and employees. With dozens of contracts in the DoD, Praxis has a lot of options for engineers in terms of interesting/challenging roles on the latest technologies. Most positions are software-focused across a wide range of domains.

    Cons

    Most positions will require a Government security clearance and Praxis isn't usually able to hire uncleared staff and help them obtain their clearances. You typically already have to have a clearance to get a job here.

    Some larger companies in the industry will have more options as far as open positions available at any given time. While Praxis is a larger mid-size company, it competes with companies with 10,000+ employees.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Annapolis Junction, MD
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Annapolis Junction, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, great leadership. The company really cares about the employees, which is very rare from large companies. I get to choose a project that I like instead of being told to go on a project and be a cog in the machine.

    Cons

    Lot of subcontractors in the company, but it's not a bad thing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "One of the best govt contractors"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Annapolis Junction, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Annapolis Junction, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Praxis Engineering full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - All of their employees are high quality
    - Great management, PMs
    - They've kept small company quality and vibe while being a midsize company
    - Interesting contracts to work on; a lot of primes

    Cons

    They don't have the highest salaries

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing whats made you successful


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to be!"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chantilly, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good about providing training to help you enhance your skills.
    Management has a very open door policy and I'm always comfortable going to management with a concern
    Very good social awareness program

    Cons

    The performance review process is not nearly as formal as I would like.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "system admin"

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

    I have been working at Praxis Engineering full-time

    Pros

    Company senior leadership truly seems to care about the employee.

    Cons

    Leaving small company feel. Becoming larger company with associated feel.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome mid-size company in central Maryland that I have worked for the last 7 1/2 years."

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Annapolis Junction, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Annapolis Junction, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I feel that Praxis Engineering cares for me, I can balance work and life, and they provide me with excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Job positions can be limited since it mainly caters to one area of business. It is located near Ft. Meade, MD.

    Advice to Management

    Try to expand onto the commercial side of business.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Better Government Contractor"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Annapolis Junction, MD
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Annapolis Junction, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Praxis Engineering (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great company to work for in the government contracting world.
    - Lots of good opportunities for software engineers.
    - Flat company structure. Very little bureaucracy, overhead, and other large firm pains
    - Lots of company paid happy hours and lunches
    - Great compensation
    - Very friendly management and coworkers

    Cons

    - Flat structure can be bad if you are looking for a well defined career path
    - Need a pretty high security clearance to be employable

    Advice to Management

    - Don't lose the great small private company culture that makes working for you a joy as the company expands


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Praxis software developer"

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

    Pros

    Easy to work for and always willing to help you

    Cons

    Salaries lower than competitors. Benefits average

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Praxis Engineering full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and managers do try to engage staff at site.

    Cons

    Business model is butts in seats which sometimes lead to poor hiring decisions.


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