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Updated Sep 27, 2021

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4.0
68%
Recommend to a Friend
75%
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Software Engineering Institute CEO Paul Nielsen (no image)
Paul Nielsen
71 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great work life balance and benefits(in 24 reviews)

  • "There are great benefits (besides paternity leave) through CMU and the work/life balance cannot be beat(in 11 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Lack of ability to work from home(in 4 reviews)

  • "Suffers from the "good ol' boys club" in upper management(in 4 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Really felt like it was a good place to learn, and get my career going

      Mar 8, 2021 - Machine Learning Internship Position in Pittsburgh, PA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Really felt like the work I was working on was impactful

      Cons

      Wish there was a way to continue working there after the internship

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    2. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Great Benefits, Little Growth

      Aug 1, 2021 - Senior Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - If you're starting off out of school, it's a great place to get experience. - Great Benefits. Free Undergraduate School, Graduate School requires you pay the tax on the tuition, but the tuition itself is covered. Healthcare Plans and Retirement Plans are great.

      Cons

      - If you are experienced in your field, there is very little for growth opportunities. There is no career path for senior level systems or software engineer positions. - Bonuses are super rare, and yearly raises are negligible. Even if you get the highest rating on your review, the merit increase you can get is set above your manager. So, if senior management decides "1.5%" is the highest raise, that means that is the highest anyone below senior level management will get. - When top talent leaves the institute, they do not replace that position with someone who holds that level of expertise. That position is replaced internally, with less qualified candidates, and given the same title.

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Good if you are looking for something stable

      Aug 31, 2021 - Software Developer in Pittsburgh, PA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Stable work, good for if you want to support your country

      Cons

      You can make more money in hand somewhere else, but the other benefits might might outweigh that for you. Upper management often appears weak and non-assertive with their choices.

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      SEI is Out of Date

      Apr 26, 2021 - MTS-B in Pittsburgh, PA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work life balance is reasonable

      Cons

      Dysfunctional Management Competitiveness Old Fashioned Practices Silos Salaries are well-below industry (and government) standards Managers lack training Operations are inconsistent

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      1 person found this review helpful
    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good for the idle Employee

      May 5, 2021 - Buyer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Time off and work/life balance

      Cons

      Compensation and promotion opportunity lack

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great Work/Life balance

      Mar 7, 2021 - Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Provides funds for professional development

      Cons

      - - - --- -

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      On the right path, hope we stay on it

      Jul 13, 2020 - Senior Member of the Technical Staff (MTS B) in Pittsburgh, PA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      CMU benefits and great work colleagues. Starting a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion focused change initiative with a full time, highly qualified leader who appears to be invested in making change. Communication increased substantially.

      Cons

      Have started change programs before and have asked for our inputs and opinions before. Waiting to see if this one will be the one that sticks. So far, I’m optimistic and so are my coworkers. Not many women or people of color in tech director roles, none in my own division.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      ccs

      Jan 31, 2021 - Software Engineer in Peru, IN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      nice payment and more sutff

      Cons

      remote job when has bad management

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work

      Jan 11, 2021 - Penetration Tester in Pittsburgh, PA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits, smart people, and interesting work

      Cons

      Academic focus can detract from some of the work

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee

      good

      Dec 28, 2020 - Verification Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      it was good experience and learning

      Cons

      good not bad and good to learn

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