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REI Systems Reviews

Updated November 1, 2017
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REI Systems President & CEO Veer Bhartiya
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Pros
  • They did have flexible hours and advertise a work life balance (in 17 reviews)

  • Professional development hours are very helpful in expanding your skillset as REI encourages continuous improvement for every employee (in 13 reviews)

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

  • Lack of core working hours, so that folks can plan their daily activities better (in 8 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Build upon your Talents"

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

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

    Pros

    They provide opportunities to grow and develop in the areas you are looking to develop in. They provide mentors, resource managers and professional development time off so you can pursue and develop parts of your skillset that are meaningful to you.

    Cons

    I really enjoy Omni-Graffle and Apple. They almost exclusively use Dell.


  2. "Depends on what dept you work in"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at REI Systems full-time

    Pros

    They did have flexible hours and advertise a work life balance

    Cons

    Plays Favorites, if you work in the "back office" blame is put on you, also considered considered a "step child" employee if working in the back office, organizationally disorganized

    Advice to Management

    close the gap of the us vs them mentality in the different offices. Treat all employees fairly and equally.

  3. "Software Engineer Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Room for growth
    Adopting Agile Methodologies
    Trying to update framework to ASP.NET MVC, Angular

    Cons

    Overworked
    Setup as BAs, Testers, and Developers....Hard to be Agile with these jobs..normally just developers. This causes disconnects between the BAs, testers, and developers that hinder the work and timing of things getting done
    Transitioning from waterfall method :/ Will never be true agile due to client having hard deadlines meaning you will be swamped with work the last week before release
    Harder now that you have to communicate with other companies about the same project having certain bugs..


  4. "Great Company to Work in DC Area"

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

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

    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.

    Cons

    Too many managers, work can bee boring in sometime.


  5. "pretty good place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sterling, VA
    Current Employee - 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

    Pay raises that aren't just cost of living adjustments, most benefits, training resources,

    Cons

    Healthcare options aren't as good for some prescription drugs

    Advice to Management

    Continue initiatives to hire the best people for jobs, whether internal or external. Continue initiatives to ensure promotions are going by merit, not seniority. Morale is way up with people who qualify for their titles at the helm.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sterling, VA
    Current Employee - 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

    Great people, nice atmosphere, plenty of work.

    Cons

    Work life balance could be better, can be stubborn to grow or try new tech (team specific)

    Advice to Management

    Keep the company politics to a minimum.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "A really a great company to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    Diversified opportunities for those who like to challenge themselves.
    Willingness to adapt to newer ways and ideas.

    Cons

    Sometimes too much work which can keep people late but this is not company wide and probably due to poor project management .

    Advice to Management

    Project managers tend to get caught by their project success sometimes leaving the corporate success at risk.

  8. "On an upward trajectory"

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    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Moving toward new/additional clients, and new types of work
    Focused on public sector missions
    REI has integrity, and a family-feel

    Cons

    Most of the work is done in Sterling Virginia - it would be nice to have locations closer to downtown.

    Advice to Management

    If REI buys another company, please take care to manage the combination of cultures


  9. "Director"

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    • 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

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

    Pros

    Look no further, if you are seeking to work with a company and a team of talented individuals, using cutting edge technology,. A company that cares for it's employees and clients and the mission they serve.

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Don't stop what you're doing. Continue to strive to be the best workplace in the DC metro area.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to start career for junior/mid level positions"

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

    I have been working at REI Systems full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Friendly team members
    40 hours professional development

    Cons

    Not much opportunity to grow for senior level resources
    Too many managers

    Advice to Management

    Instead of hiring new managers, give opportunities to employees. Talent is within organization if opportunity is given to right candidates.


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