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Progeny Systems Corp. Reviews

Updated April 29, 2017
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  1. "All of the people I work with are great, and it is a friendly atmosphere."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Charleroi, PA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Charleroi, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Progeny Systems Corp. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone is friendly and welcoming, flexible hours, good benefits/bonuses. Overall, it is a comfortable environment that can be beneficial to productivity.

    Cons

    Probably not suitable for an entry level employee since their training is mediocre. Management assumes that newer employees know how to do things when they have never been taught properly.

    Advice to Management

    Make everyone feel like they mean something to the success of the company.


  2. "Okay Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Manassas, VA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Manassas, VA
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Progeny Systems Corp. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of government contracts, so plenty of work. Friendly environment to learn development skills as a new developer.

    Cons

    Little to no room for advancement. Favoritism is rampant. Managers are untrained in management skills. Unless you kiss up or make friends with the right people, you will not go very far. Raises don't keep up with the market value so newer inexperienced developers are starting nearly the same as experienced developers are making. Company grew too quickly and didn't bring in the right experience to keep up with the demands of a larger company.

    Advice to Management

    Get people who know how management should behave to train our managers and do not just promote someone to management because they have been there for a while.


  3. "Wonderful company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manassas, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manassas, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Progeny Systems Corp. full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    This is a small company that really cares both about employees as well as the customers. Can't say enough for a culture that wants technical personnel to stay on for the long haul!

    Cons

    BAMs are like fiefdoms and tend to worry just about their own customers. Management is working at breaking down the barriers but it takes time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Manassas, VA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Manassas, VA

    Pros

    Great place for an entry level job.

    Cons

    Stale after a few years.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Progeny Systems Corp. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work and challenging opportunities

    Cons

    Low quality professionals in somes areas of company


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Systems Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Manassas, VA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Manassas, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Progeny Systems Corp. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Awesome Working Environment.
    - Flexible work hours.
    - Great Benefits (401K match, tuition, PTO, Holiday, medical and dental plans).
    - Companies Perks.
    - Unwavering goal towards exceeding customer delivery and quality expectations

    Cons

    - Lower than desired pay for job skills/abilities than other similar positions in same geographic area.
    - Annual raises are small.
    - Long term Career Development / Advancement is not stressed.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Very well compensated"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manassas, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manassas, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Progeny Systems Corp. full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Very well compensated
    - Flexible work schedule
    - Not top heavy
    - Very flexible in getting employees what they needed to do their jobs.

    Cons

    - Doesn't have any growth opportunities.
    - Team members are very standoffish
    - Very cut throat environment
    - Sometime I witness very unethical behavior by team members as well as the management team.


  8. Helpful (5)

    "Agile Organization that eliminated all the great benefits of being a small startup"

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    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Groton, CT
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Groton, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Progeny Systems Corp. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Initially when I started with the organization there was a great work/life balance. Soda, snacks, and monthly Costco trips were common-place. So was Nerf Gun battles between offices. Around 2008-2009 this all ended. The organization shifted to a more hard-core approach and eliminated any of the free office benefits.

    The organization still has a good reputation in the industry and some really talented folks working for them.

    Cons

    Drastically below-average salaries
    Management does not heed advice
    Focused purely on Defense Contracts and does not utilize talent well
    Many talented folks leaving
    No support for the IT department. The current CIO is a Network guy who's been with the organization since it was a single small office. Management does not want to spend the money on IT infrastructure.

    Advice to Management

    Provide training to management
    Do not promote people just because they've been there a long time, promote people with management skills


  9. "Software Developer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Recommends

    I have been working at Progeny Systems Corp. full-time

    Pros

    I work at a small branch, I am relatively new but 9 days out of 10 I love my job, great people, good work and a cubicle with padded walls (it's like they knew they would be hiring me)

    Cons

    Technology moves at the speed of government contracts (slow to implement new software/language versions)

    Advice to Management

    re-evaluate our JavaScript frameworks (the one I am working with is not well liked)


  10. "Exceptional Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very generous bonus program!; interesting work providing critical solutions to our military; work life balance; leadership cares about its employees

    Cons

    long hours but compensated well for them


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