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Praxis Engineering Reviews

Updated June 12, 2018
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Pros
  • "The open door policy of upper management is great" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Their partners really do uphold an "open-door" policy" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "They profess a work/life balance but that is impossible if you work on Govt site" (in 2 reviews)

  • "Some larger companies in the industry will have more options as far as open positions available at any given time" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great leader he really cares

    Cons

    nothing to say bad about


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Started of Great then changed their focus"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    If your a java developer you will be just fine

    Cons

    if you are some other technical area other than a java developer they only need you for a specific contract then you are expendable.

    Advice to Management

    You lost the employees were important and the strength of your company which attracted me to your company.

  3. "Great company!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Annapolis Junction, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Annapolis Junction, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Praxis Engineering full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Management that cares about employees. Excellent benefits. Lots of opportunities, room to grow. Paid training and training time. Three annual parties. 7% 401k contribution regardless of matching. Great reputation, several primes.

    Cons

    Just bought by CSRA, which was subsequently bought by GDIT. No longer a small-midsize company. Waiting to see what the future holds.

    Advice to Management

    Do what you can to hang on to the Praxis culture after GDIT takes over.


  4. "Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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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 Praxis Engineering full-time

    Pros

    Stable and seems to have pretty knowledgeable people at the company.

    Cons

    Benefits are average at best. They also sold to larger companies which gets rid of that small company feel.

    Advice to Management

    Improve benefits.


  5. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The environment is friendly and the structure of the workplace is more focused on engineers than anything else

    Cons

    Not much cons, the traffic going into work was always bad


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Systems Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits (health, dental, vision), year end bonus, 401K contribution never below 7%, referral bonus both internal and external, paid training.

    Cons

    I can only speak for the VA office programs. Once you are hired and placed, it is like any other company if you work at Govt site. The PMO nags you for monthly reports and to get your time card completed on time. If you have an issue, they may listen but will not do much to help. They profess a work/life balance but that is impossible if you work on Govt site. You will hear from your manager if there is bad news and that is it.

    Advice to Management

    Don't preach what you can't practice.


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

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    • Senior Management
    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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Best Mid-size Company in the Market"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "One of the best govt contractors"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to be!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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