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REI Systems Reviews

Updated February 11, 2019
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REI Systems President & CEO Veer Bhartiya
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Pros
  • "Work with very good people, REI has good culture of growing, the company has flexible hours for their employees, 40 hours of professional development" (in 17 reviews)

  • "Nice, friendly employees, bagels on Friday's, professional development" (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance could be better, can be stubborn to grow or try new tech (team specific)" (in 5 reviews)

  • "bad benefits, only 3 sick days a year, no short term or long term disability benefits for h1-b visa employees, too many managers, crazy working hours" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Caring organization"

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

    I worked at REI Systems full-time

    Pros

    Good training hours.
    Good opportunities for learning and taking certifications.
    This is def a long term organization where you can grow and learn in the long haul.
    Really nice headquarter in Sterling, Virginia.
    Countless employee programs and team events to keep everyone engaged and happy.
    Bagels on Fridays
    Excellent work-life balance

    Cons

    very hard to change the old ways of doing things

    Advice to Management

    Everyone should know the difference between REI Systems and the REI outdoor company.


  2. "Good Opportunities!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at REI Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Given you have the right skill set, changing career within the company is encouraged. They want to keep good and hardworking people around!

    Cons

    Deadlines cannot be predictable. Sometimes it leads to stress.

  3. Helpful (7)

    "Bad culture. Unprofessional."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sterling, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sterling, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at REI Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you like getting disrespected and insulted.
    If you like working for 12-14 hrs a day without pay past 5pm.

    Cons

    They think that playing mind games with people is the way to optimum productivity.
    They simply suck in every possible way you could imagine.

    Advice to Management

    Have some manners when you talk to employees. We are there to work not to be your slaves.
    Don't be deceptive. People see through your tricks even if you don't realize it.


  4. "Positive and inspiring place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at REI Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Positive and inspiring place to work. A group of intelligent and collaborative individuals who all want to make the world a better place. A place where you constantly feel motivated to do your best work and encouraged to seek out innovative solutions. A family atmosphere that makes you happy to call this your place of work.

    Cons

    Work is challenging and high quality is expected.


  5. "Open to Opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Test Engineer in Sterling, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Test Engineer in Sterling, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at REI Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    1) They promote cross functionality. If there is something that you’re interested in doing, REI Systems will help you move to that position. This includes training assistance and cost reimbursement.
    2) Some managers and business units are very open to new ideas and ways of doing things.
    3) Some of the best people I’ve ever met work here. The atmosphere is very friendly. I’ve met friends here that I now hang out with all the time.
    4) If you have complaints or issues, REI Systems really values the feedback and works to improve relations with employees wherever possible. They actively seek out feedback through many different ways.
    5) There is a lot of support for you here. If you need coaching for personal and professional life, you can find that here. There is a lot of help if you just ask and stay engaged.
    6) The managers (including executives) have an open office policy. If you want to talk to someone about something, just reach out and do it.

    Cons

    1) Some teams and managers are very much stuck in the “we’ve always done it this way” mentality. If you are put onto one of these teams, REI Systems will help you change if you ask.
    2) The benefits package has been steadily declining over the years. It’s still good, but it used to be better.
    3) If you don’t know how to say no, some managers will try to demand overtime out of you. Fortunately, if you do know how to say no, then this won’t be a problem.
    4) Some managers overpromise to the customers before the team is even put together and then the team has to pull extra weight to make the project a success.


  6. "Great company to be associated with"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Sterling, VA
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Sterling, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at REI Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great culture. Great people.

    Cons

    Risk averse senior management. Expensive health insurance.


  7. "Great place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Management Analyst in Sterling, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Management Analyst in Sterling, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at REI Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ample growth opportunity, attentive management teams, culture of excellence

    Cons

    None that come to mind!

    Advice to Management

    Keep striving to make REI one of the best places to work, continue cultivating and investing in talented resources.

  8. "The best place to work in the entire US"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at REI Systems full-time

    Pros

    Great everything five word minimum

    Cons

    Deltek timesheets are a pain


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

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

    I worked at REI Systems full-time

    Pros

    level of transparency, growth directly proportional to the performance

    Cons

    salary, unorganized processes eg salary discussion etc


  10. "Great company to work for!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sterling, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sterling, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at REI Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours
    Growth Opportunities
    Management tries hard to get new projects and keep the people busy
    Hackathons
    Agile meet ups
    Professional development hours and brown bag sessions
    Great work culture and friendly people
    Potlucks, team events, team lunches
    Agile environment
    Great ideas are always welcomed

    Cons

    I can't think of any.. Best company to work for!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! Bring in more projects not just federal projects..