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QinetiQ North America Reviews

Updated March 30, 2017
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  1. "Good Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bolton, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bolton, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Rotational training program for interns.

    Cons

    Sometimes boring and left out.


  2. "Good job and opportunity- bad timing for leadership and direction"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Franklin, MA
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Franklin, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The job and company proved to be a great place to transition to with prior military experience. Great salary and benefits. Lots of opportunity to travel.

    Cons

    I believe this to be more of a timing issue, but there was a lack of direction and leadership on my team. There was a lot of turnover as soon as I joined the company, and when I transitioned to my next job in 2013 I heard of numerous layoffs and restructuring in the months.

    Advice to Management

    A better on-boarding process would have helped to provide direction in a new job on the team.


  3. "It's been tough during restructuring"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kearneysville, WV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kearneysville, WV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at QinetiQ North America full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. The pay scale is within the upper third of other competitors. Plenty of exciting products to work with.

    Cons

    Reduction in defense spending has caused a lot of uncertainty. Although the layoffs have stabilized, there are still a lot of worried employees. Upward mobility is very slow.

    Advice to Management

    Start looking more towards the commercial market since the defense market is not always as lucrative as it once had been,


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  5. "Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at QinetiQ North America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    No micro management
    Flexible schedule
    Decent pay

    Cons

    Management doesn't look at long term for projects. Only the deliverable now.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees more


  6. "Struggling Mid-Size Defense Contractor"

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    Former Employee - Regional Manager in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Regional Manager in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    X-military employees are outstanding to work with, as are many of the other employees. Customer base is in the high 90% of Marines, and the work QinetiQ does with the Marines is outstanding, and makes you feel proud to be an American. Heavy concentration of classified work, so if you are cleared, that is a plus if you are an applicant

    Cons

    Bloated and slow moving, just like the government. Owned by UK parent company who was looking to "cash in" during the war, but have lost interest now that the war(s) are over. Pockets of employees who contribute very little, but have been successful at remaining off of the radar. Lots of infighting among Sr. leaders. Lots of cronies - regardless of skill. Employees made to "declare" which "side" they are on (among Sr. leaders)

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together


  7. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Interesting projects.
    Very smart people.
    Great location, easy commute.

    Cons

    None that come to mind

    Advice to Management

    None


  8. "Great Place to Work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stafford, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stafford, VA
    Recommends

    Pros

    The staff and employees with whom I interacted during my employment were some of the best I have ever encountered. Friendly, organized, productive and responsive, with particular emphasis on employee accommodation, I felt that I played a vital part in a team environment. Assigned tasks were interesting and self-actualizing; managers were communicative and supportive. Compensation was attractive, and benefits were as well. I was so disappointed when sequestration hit and almost everyone in the building had to be let go.

    Cons

    Qinetiq NA is a government contractor, and when contracts disappear, so do employees.


  9. "Rev1"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Designer in Billerica, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Designer in Billerica, MA

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

    Pros

    Great place to work , friendly

    Cons

    None none none none none

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the current


  10. "Culture destroyed by too many acquisitions"

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    Former Employee - Missouri in Saint Charles, MO
    Former Employee - Missouri in Saint Charles, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The co-workers were awesome to work with.

    Cons

    Too many acquisitions of companies nation wide ruined the company culture

    Advice to Management

    Should have stuck to the first few aerospace companies


  11. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Regional Deployment Lead Engineer in Springfield, VA
    Former Employee - Regional Deployment Lead Engineer in Springfield, VA
    Recommends

    I worked at QinetiQ North America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work with competitive pay and generous benefits

    Cons

    Company got so big it lost touch with employees


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