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VariQ Reviews

Updated April 15, 2017
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  1. "Systems Administrator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at VariQ full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great working environment, flexible schedule (based on project/client working hours) that allowed me to mitigate the horrible metro DC traffic, training incentives, excellent benefits, salary was generous and appropriate for the area, the summer and winter events were fully paid by the company (I have seen otherwise in other companies), level of corporate communications to employees was excellent as it is easy for employees on projects to feel disassociated with their company, and of course people the are wonderful!!

    Cons

    VariQ has grown substantially in the last 2 years and has experienced some growing pains as a result however these pains have been mitigated by adding new personnel and services that smaller companies may not need, however larger ones do (increased BD and staffing personnel, communications personnel, etc). The steps that VariQ management has put in place has turned these cons into pros.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support the personnel in the field as you did with me and VariQ, especially when they roll off of projects, as this is a differentiator between a company that sees people as people and not people as dollar signs. Because I had time after my project ended I was able to add new skills, help with corporate projects and try and find a new position internally first and then externally. Due to all of this I am able to move into a new position without an interruption in employment.


  2. "Clickish and unresponsive to employee needs."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Bethesda, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Initial impression was leadership was whipping smart and hard working, instituting a well-developed process for Information Assurance assessments.

    Cons

    It appears you need to fit into their mold and within their inner circle. Little to no patience when you don't instantly understand their very complicated process when you've worked in the information assurance field for many years. Extremely impatient to learn their process, and seem to have no time to work with you.

    Advice to Management

    Engage in some empathy and open and honest understanding that your process is complicated and it doesn't have to be.


  3. "My Team does not have an "I" in it!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contracts/Subcontracts Administrator in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Contracts/Subcontracts Administrator in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VariQ part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fast growing company yet CEO, CFO, PMs and staff are approachable and supportive.

    Cons

    Roll with the punches, be patient, it is a growing company--it is learning along the way with you.

    Advice to Management

    Do not forget staff are people--a personal "Good job!" goes a long way into boosting their morale and strengthening their loyalty.


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  5. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Web Designer/Service Desk in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Web Designer/Service Desk in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VariQ (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very good company with excellent personel

    Cons

    Long commute and have to pay for parking

    Advice to Management

    More teleworking capabilites


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VariQ (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Always learning something new. Excellent team work collaboration. Family oriented work environment and great work-life balance.

    Cons

    No cons at this time.

    Advice to Management

    No advice to management at this time.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Corporate in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Came to work for the company last summer, directly form military retirement. So far, it has been a great decision. Compensation and benefits are excellent and exactly what was agreed upon; matching 401K, excellent vision and dental coverage that was better than my military retiree benefits. Everyone in the corporate office are great to work with; very friendly and comfortable environment. They are continuing to grow, I see a good future with them.

    Cons

    Nothing about the company.
    The area (MD, DC, VA) has a higher cost of living and traffic is not pleasant.


  8. "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Family orientated company and people always moving up. There is plenty of room to grow with this company. If you are easy to train you can move up in this company.

    Cons

    So far I do not have any downsides to VariQ.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "The worst place to work!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Security Engineer in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I can't think of any good reasons to work at VariQ.

    Cons

    This company does not care about their employees. The only thing they do care about is their bottom line. If you want to build a quality career, do not work here!

    Advice to Management

    The work ethic at VariQ is very poor. If this company is going to stay in business, I suggest the company rework the principles they established this so-called company on.


  10. "Wonderful place to work!"

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

    I have been working at VariQ (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Hard working employees, a collaborative environment, opportunity to broaden skill set.

    Cons

    None to report at the moment.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Small Business Growing Pains"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Friendly Small Business Family Oriented Environment

    Cons

    Heroic efforts by individuals to achieve requirements, exceptional performance not always recognized and/or awarded


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