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REI Systems Reviews

Updated April 14, 2017
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REI Systems President & CEO Veer Bhartiya
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Pros
  • Nice workplace environment, flexible hours (does not mean less work) (in 13 reviews)

  • Best workplace environment, flexible work hours (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • They all talk about a great work/life balance, but that's a lie (in 4 reviews)

  • After all this hard work also, do not expect recognition unless you have out of office friendship with managers (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work, collaborate, contribute and grow..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Bright folks to work with.
    Strong dedicated leadership.
    Great meaningful work that benefits under-served Americans.
    Exponential growth history and prospects
    Exceptional technical calibre and capability
    The location is great.
    Diversity - in reality ;not lip service
    Low attrition rates- most of REI's staff have been with REI for long.

    Cons

    Fast paced, Stimulating and challenging - but it can sometimes wear you down.
    Some growing pains - expected in a fast growing company.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership at REI is very motivating and supportive of all hierarchies.
    The REAL dedication to customers is showing results everyday.
    The mantra is working. SPARK is in action at all levels of REI...


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Make REI Your Next Professional Home!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Sterling, VA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Sterling, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Competitive pay
    - Excellent benefits package (401k, health, life insurance, stock options, training, tuition reimbursement, etc.)
    - Very diverse company (experience and cultural)
    - Commitment to hire productive and talented workforce.
    - Competent colleagues, supervisors, and top executives.
    - Very friendly work environment, which also includes top management.
    - Just moved into a new building (looks amazing).
    - Defined career paths/opportunities for advancement.
    - Open to ideas and suggestions on ways to improve current processes.

    Cons

    - The PTO accrual rate can be increased a bit.
    - No real other items to discuss. I see some people working late hours, but they don’t seem to resent the idea. I think they enjoy their jobs and it shows.

    Advice to Management

    You get to meet the CEO and other top executives during orientation, that's a very good impression on new hires. Please sustain this company culture and don't turn into a money-hungry corporation as your numbers grow, the company culture will cease to attract employees if you turn to the dark side :)


  3. "Like the Projects here - they really make a difference!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Sterling, VA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Sterling, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    • My experience with REI has been very rewarding. Being an open source guy I was looking for a company where can I really help make an impact. I definitely think I have joined the right place.
    • They are the pioneers in introducing open source technology in federal government. The work we did on many high traffic, high visibility Government websites have been replicated across the globe and in state government sites as well.
    • I get a lot of job satisfaction here - when millions of users access web sites you built, and when you can see you are making a real impact on how the government runs, it gives a very creative satisfaction to me as a developer and forces me to develop even more great products!
    • Proud to say that my team in REI developed and operates 3 of the top 10 Open Government Web Sites. These are Data.gov, IT Dashboard and USAspending.gov (Per Information week, 2012 Jan - http://www.informationweek.com/government/information-management/top-10-open-government-websites/232500442)
    • My team has many highly energetic and enthusiastic folks who have real out of box thinking and innovation in their blood. Some of the team-members are fantastic and I have so much fun working with them.

    Cons

    • Due to Customer budgets, constraints, timelines etc. our designs, recommendations, ideas that leverage the latest tools sometimes cannot become a reality – and that constricts leveraging all potential…
    • I think better streamlining and structuring of priorities will definitely help.
    • REI needs to be more media savvy because I don’t see any news article about the great projects they have done.

    Advice to Management

    Leverage our strengths to target state and local government too!


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  5. "Great Company to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Development Database Engineer in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Development Database Engineer in Chantilly, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at REI Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible Timings – which is very important from a work-life balance perspective.
    Senior management is always open to inputs / suggestions from employees, and actually listen to us.
    Opportunity to learn and grow along with the company.
    Management cares about the employees careers and employees are encouraged to pursue their career-path.
    Nice benefits - good healthcare , 401k Plan

    Cons

    Un-even task assignments which could be handled better

    Advice to Management

    Work could be assigned even better across all the staff members


  6. "Great work, very flexible, Fun People"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Programmer in Sterling, VA
    Current Employee - Applications Programmer in Sterling, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at REI Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    REI is a gem along the beltway. I have worked at a number of different tech companies in the area and few can match this place. The grants work we do is incredibly impactful and it's typical to work very flexible hours - which is great for me and my family. I also enjoy the team I work - very friendly and reliable - along with the benefits of bagels, ping pong and Xboxes in the game room.

    Cons

    The company is growing pretty fast and it is hard to know folks outside of your team. More should be done at the company or project team level.

    Advice to Management

    Have more company events. Get more employees involved in corporate initiatives and not rely on a handful of people to lead every club and program.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "A great company to work with which has been growing the right way!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Sterling, VA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Sterling, VA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Continuous growth, competitive salaries and benefits, great work culture, and positive work environment.

    Cons

    None that I can truly think of.

    Advice to Management

    Do not compromise on basic principles while growing and be open to changes.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Program Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Sterling, VA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Sterling, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company treats employees like family! Employee development focused! Flat organization structure lends to easy access to Senior Management.

    Cons

    The company needs to diversify its business more! The budget constraint in the federal government is impacting the growth of this mid sized company!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very intelligent people, excellent career growth

    Cons

    Needs more understanding of how business work. Sr. Management lacks industry experience


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Love the positive changes + professional development"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sterling, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sterling, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Focus on employee development and communication is very good. Based on employee feedback in executive town-hall meets, they brought many good changes. Benefits are better, vacation days are added, professional development hours. Very positive changes.

    Cons

    Need more focus on latest technology and innovation. Work from home priveleges difficult to get. I wish there was public transport and better food choices closeby

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the focus on employees. More Happy Hours?


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Company that cares"

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

    Pros

    1. Executive team always willing to listen and learn

    2. The company is willing to make changes based on market needs

    3. Focused career tracks for technology and management cadres

    4. Great benefits package. (They just made great changes to the professional development hours, health and annual leave benefits package)

    5. World class facility with great amenities

    Cons

    1. Lack of core working hours, so that folks can plan their daily activities better

    2. Staggered vesting of 401K benefits. It would be nice to have benefits 100% vested in capital markets from day one of enrollment

    Advice to Management

    More focus on increasing REI's brand awareness in the Federal government sector



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