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REI Systems Washington DC 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. "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.

  3. "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.


  4. "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


  5. 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.


  6. 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.


  7. "Great Experience"

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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 part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Outstanding company and people with multiple areas of focus / expertise. Everyone is very helpful and client satisfaction driven

    Cons

    From an individual point of view, there are no issues thus far. From a company perspective, they should advertise more. The only difference between their competition is that the competition is advertising themselves more.

    Advice to Management

    Become more aggressive with ad campaigns

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Salesforce programmer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to build a career"

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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 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


  10. 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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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]


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