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QinetiQ North America Reviews

Updated March 21, 2017
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  1. "Great place to work with cool tech"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at QinetiQ North America part-time

    Pros

    Great people and cool technologies

    Cons

    Small office, slow paced work


  2. "Good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at QinetiQ North America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun products, good benefits, good people.

    Cons

    Difficult to ascertain decisions from senior management.


  3. "Engineering Co-op"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op
    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at QinetiQ North America full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Knowledgeable people, good work environment, decent pay and an easy drive from I-95. Difficult work at times, but lots of support from fellow employees. When there was work, it was good.

    Cons

    Not a lot of work for me when I started in the summer. I often found myself sitting around often without any deliverables. I would approach my manager daily, but there was never anything for me.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to clearly define what your Co-ops will be doing before they start. Try to define a project that covers the entire internship and allow them to present on it at the end.


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  5. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Proposal Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Proposal Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at QinetiQ North America (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    supportive and collaborative environment, industry experts, opportunities to learn

    Cons

    very few to no promotion opportunities


  6. "Data Monitor review"

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    Former Employee - Data Monitor in Belcamp, MD
    Former Employee - Data Monitor in Belcamp, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at QinetiQ North America (More than a year)

    Pros

    good benefits, work life balance

    Cons

    advancement limited, work load can be a bit excessive

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunities for advancement.


  7. "No support for contract personnel"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer II in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer II in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at QinetiQ North America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Picnic every year I never attended?

    Cons

    Was not working in a QinetiQ building. Worked for one of their contracts. Did not meet my PM for 14 months. Was not contacted once in that time unless my time sheet was not not submitted every day or time sheet signed. When I did meet him he told me I needed to take a 7 percent pay cut. Second time a few months later told me I had to use all of my two weeks of accumulated vacation within the next 4 week period or lose it. No warning. Could not plan a vacation personally or professionally. Not a people company,

    Advice to Management

    Reach out. Sending weekly emails about how many contracts you won or how many people donated to you charities is not enough.


  8. "This was a mistake"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at QinetiQ North America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The first year was great, then deteriorated due to executive decisions.

    Cons

    incompetent leadership, continuously lost recompetes and new work bids.

    Advice to Management

    If you don't deliver what the customer needs/wants, they don't keep you around.


  9. "Excellent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at QinetiQ North America full-time

    Pros

    Good perks, possibility of telecommuting.

    Cons

    Nothing really, location for some, 401k matching.


  10. "Great people, company needs work"

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    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with for the most part. Culture has a can do attitude when it comes to our customers.

    Cons

    Commute, benefits, no leadership or direction. Poor people management and not dealing with problem employees. The saying of "too many chiefs not enough Indians" is real in this place.

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together. So many good people have walked out the door because there is no direction or leadership. I will be another shortly that does the same because nothing changes.


  11. "Poorly Managed Engineering Service Contract at KSC, FL"

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    Former Employee - Construction Project Manager in Merritt Island, FL
    Former Employee - Construction Project Manager in Merritt Island, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at QinetiQ North America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people I work with at my level of management were very knowledgeable about the work they were tasked to complete. Probably the best I ever worked with at KSC.

    Cons

    The people that worked with above my level of management were very incompetent about the work they were tasked to complete. Probably cost NASA-KSC hundreds of millions of dollars and time delay for the new space program.

    Advice to Management

    NASA-KSC Management get rid of this contract and the personnel run it and never have them knock on your door again.



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