QinetiQ North America Reviews

Updated Jun 29, 2020

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3.0
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QinetiQ North America President Jeff Yorsz (no image)
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  1. "Positive"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer 

    I worked at QinetiQ North America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Interesting work. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Need to provide more growth opportunities.

  2. "Great CEO"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at QinetiQ North America full-time

    Pros

    Home and work life is great

    Cons

    Communication from the top is a little slow.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Enjoyable place to work with potential to be more"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at QinetiQ North America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Enjoy working here and compensation is good.

    Cons

    Need to weed out the good old boys

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good company, sub-par management"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at QinetiQ North America full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The work this company does is super cool and helps a lot of people.

    Cons

    Resources are very poorly managed, and that poor management has contributed to a stagnant and bitter workforce.

  5. "Government Work"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer 
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at QinetiQ North America full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Peers are great people to work with.

    Cons

    Different product teams do not understand each other - Silos Hard to get promoted in the Operations/Manufacturing group

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  6. "Reorganization Impact Corporate Structure"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at QinetiQ North America full-time

    Pros

    For long time worked in supportive environment.

    Cons

    Reorganization necessary, little commitments to assist employees with employment search.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good people, bad leadership"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Software Engineer Co-Op in Waltham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at QinetiQ North America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very good at attracting talented, passionate, and empathetic employees. My boss and others on my team were awesome mentors.

    Cons

    - They don't put the well-being of their employees first. Engineers pulled all-nighters in the office frequently when up against project deadlines. - No money or time was ever allocated to developing the software development infrastructure. The codebase was a mess. The whole process was terribly inefficient and it was very easy to see how it hurt the end product.

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  8. "QA Engineering Intern"

    4.0
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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at QinetiQ North America

    Pros

    Very understanding boss with plenty of opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Stagnant corporate environment - certainly not techy

  9. Helpful (4)

    "Wonderful Knowledge with Inefficient Tools"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Senior 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at QinetiQ North America full-time

    Pros

    In general, the staff is very high quality, they teach you as you go along. There is not one person at my level that has done anything short of work hard and share knowledge to help better yourself and others.

    Cons

    Extremely dated tools, relies heavily on Microsoft word and excel for change management that requires very high manual entry and often leads to human error. Vendor selection is very poor and often there are meetings held to beg them to put up with abnormal quality checks. Design documentation is very bad: poor tolerancing that leads to error; no automated bom through SolidWorks (just very outdated thinking); no desire to get things right even if it takes five minutes; so much lack of standards. The upper management is nightmare: the VP actually belittles anyone that gives feedback on his ideas. You don't dare challenge or you get made an example of a disloyal employee....

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  10. Helpful (4)

    "I expected more"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at QinetiQ North America full-time

    Pros

    -Some really great people -Pay is in line with the industry standard -Flexible with regards to taking time off or working from home when needed

    Cons

    -Dry, tedious work; more paperwork than engineering -Upper management with big egos, no consequences when upper management mistreats employees -management is not invested in helping employees grow. you get pigeon-holed into tasks and its very hard to break into new things. -You have to use PTO to attend company sponsored events... -Very quiet company culture and very little camaraderie. People barely talk to each other except with regards to work related things. -poor communication both between and within departments; it is really hard to keep up with what is going on and it creates many instances when things have to be rushed. -not immediately vested-have to stay for minimum of 2 years to keep 401k benefits

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