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REI Systems Reviews

Updated September 14, 2017
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  • 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. Helpful (1)

    "Gracious and Considerate"

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

    Pros

    I must say that REI has demonstrated its genuine concern and regard for employees in numerous ways. As I prepare to move on due to the considerable transition the company experienced last year, I am thankful and truly impressed with the care and thoughtfulness given to allow me to make as seamless of a career move as possible.

    Cons

    There is still room for improvement when it comes to hearing tough constructive criticism but even this has gotten better over the years.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to have key persons (Resource mgrs. etc. work to cultivate soft skills)


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Decent pay, can be frustrating"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at REI Systems full-time

    Pros

    Generally nice people to work with. I was given opportunities that I would not have necessarily gotten elsewhere.

    Cons

    Hard to advance, health insurance was terrible, vesting schedule for 401k matching

    Advice to Management

    LISTEN to your employees, kind of out of touch with employees

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Worst experience ever"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at REI Systems full-time

    Pros

    Pretty good benefits...
    Super nice tech support group...
    Customer focused...

    Cons

    Never a thank you for efforts or ideas...
    Unrealistic expectations...
    Customer focused...


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Salesforce programmer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Salesforce Developer in Sterling, VA
    Former Employee - Salesforce Developer in Sterling, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits, bagel Fridays, tuition reimbursement, the building is somewhat new, asks for employee inputs during all hands meeting, and basketball court.

    Cons

    Takes 6 years to get fully vested, which is pretty ridiculous. Low salary, lots of overtime without compensation. The cubicle scene is depressing. The company is cheap and unwilling to make employees few comfortable. At least provide some free snacks.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being cheap, pay your workers a decent salary. Promote within and stop hiring the heartless managers.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at REI Systems full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule,benefits and good opportunity for junior level resources to grow

    Cons

    Not good for senior people to grow


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Senior software enginner"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    New technologies only on the project i am working on.

    Cons

    Too much of micro management and bad working hours


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to build a career"

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    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    Great projects and career advancement opportunities, can WFH and good benefits

    Cons

    8 hour workdays are too long

    Advice to Management

    Good

  8. Helpful (1)

    "REI Systems is an American Dream company with a heart and soul, unlike some companies without souls and hearts"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sterling, VA
    Current Employee - Senior 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

    REI Systems, they treat you like family. It's hard not to love a company that treats their employees so well despite having shortcomings and imperfections, even if you are slightly insane. I took a one-way ticket vacation to find myself and heal myself from mental anguish, and I am very grateful they maintained my employment status despite my mental and physical health issues. The tea and coffee there are amazing, the co-workers and management are top tier. Wegmans is nearby with the best food in the world. Great gyms nearby too. Sigh, REI Systems makes me miss the USA despite loving China as well. It truly is one of the best places to work in the DC Metro area. I love you REI Systems!

    Really great people... can't believe all those fake negative reviews would ever write such trash about this great place.

    Cons

    Doing the Deltek everyday can be tedious sometimes. It's not a Google or Facebook yet.

    Advice to Management

    [Like]


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good work environment, helpful people

    Cons

    not very strong at business development


  10. "Excellent company to work for"

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexible schedule and great people to work with.

    Cons

    Some times work is too hectic. Company tries to over deliver.

    Advice to Management

    None


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