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Rapiscan Systems Reviews

Updated June 14, 2018
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Ajay Mehra
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Pros
  • "Some really good people within the business" (in 5 reviews)

  • "great people, great product, good place to work and travel" (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Also, Senior management changes far too frequently" (in 8 reviews)

  • "management has no clue as to what they are doing, the vast majority of them are incompetent" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Love my Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Field Service Engineer in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Field Service Engineer in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rapiscan Systems (More than a year)

    Pros

    I like the work environment. Solid group of guys in Customer Tech support.

    Cons

    I wish they would pay more on Health Insurance.


  2. "Intern at Rapiscan Systems"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA

    I worked at Rapiscan Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Collaborative work environment, flexible hours, overtime opportunities

    Cons

    Heavy QA process at the start, after that, more hands on

  3. "Anonymous"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    There is always room for change.


  4. "No growth no recognition for performance."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Rapiscan Systems full-time

    Pros

    Free coffee, hot chocolate and tea, free doughnuts on alternate Fridays.

    Cons

    No recognition for good performance at review/raise time. Production technicians all receive the same increase regardless of performance. Warehouse conditions on production floor, noisey, hot in summer cold in winter. Congested work areas. Trip hazards every day.

    Advice to Management

    Salaries should be more competitive and reflect the current cost of living.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Employees are assets"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Earth City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Earth City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of overtime at times, but can't always rely on it. Work Colleagues are great. Company performance is good and the products

    Cons

    HR are terrible and not to be trusted. Senior Management within engineering are destroying the company by trying to make drastic cuts- pay & cars.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your staff with a decent salary. Show some RESPECT. Abandon the ideology of happy staff doing 40k pa in a Kango. You will loose good staff and lots of them at that when changes start. Plenty of jobs in England


  6. Helpful (1)

    "I would like Management to Listen"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Finance in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    None that I can think of

    Cons

    Management does not listen I have been cut off in mod sentence often

    Advice to Management

    Listen


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Rapiscam systems, or Crapiscan systems, however you spell it...they are still CRAP."

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

    I have been working at Rapiscan Systems full-time

    Pros

    nothing pro about this company

    Cons

    management has no clue as to what they are doing, the vast majority of them are incompetent. many backstabbers await you.

    Advice to Management

    start treating your employees like HUMANS and not machines!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people. Hard working and dedicated teams. Supportive leaders, at management level. The facility is nice.
    Mgt is flexible so long as you do your job.

    Cons

    Not appreciated by top execs. Employees are overworked and under paid. Company very dysfunctional. Don't expect to be trained and plan on wearing a lot of hats. Poor health care policy.

    Advice to Management

    Reward the good people. Set goals that are reasonable and attainable with the existing staff...or increase headcount!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Not well organization structures"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rapiscan Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great training and lots of travel. Employees were very helpful and friendly.

    Cons

    The technology that they still use today at airports are outdated. The complex electronics in their systems are highly exposed and a risk to health. The required security clearance is not a clearance but a federal background check and if you had any blemishes in your record including credit reports in the past 10-15 years, you will be dismissed from the company. You have 2 weeks to appeal a decision but most times your appeal will not matter. There is no forgiveness to allow you to explain certain situations that you had no part in but reflected on your credit report.

    Advice to Management

    Help those who are good, skilled, talented, and honest hard working people with minute blemishes on their background check.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Stay Away"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Torrance, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Rapiscan Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    None, other than a few good people that actually care.

    Cons

    Not enough room to list. Morale is horrible. Personnel are overworked and underpaid. Constant layoffs create monster workloads for others. You don't have to do your job to survive. You just have to be kissing up to the right people. Five Presidents in 7 years speaks volumes and the customer base sees the chaos in performance. Horrible place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Deep dive your contracts. Spend time inquiring of performance in all area instead of sell, sell, sell products. Pay attention to your people for a change and get rid of ones not performing on critical mission areas, instead of coddling them.


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