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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. Helpful (4)

    "The worst place to work!"

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    • 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.

  3. "Wonderful place to work!"

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    • 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


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Work Environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staffing Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Staffing Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at VariQ full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I've worked for VariQ for 6 and half years. I would not have stayed that long if I did not feel it was a great company. They allow you to think outside the box and actually listen to your ideas. They have great benefits and continue to grow at an amazing rate.

    Cons

    To be honest, it's very difficult to come up with negative comments when it comes to describing my time working at VariQ.

    Advice to Management

    Continue your path to extensive growth. The sky is the limit for this company and I'm happy to be a part of it.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Systems Admin"

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    Former Contractor - Systems Administrative in Washington, DC
    Former Contractor - Systems Administrative in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at VariQ as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    X-Mas party at the end of the year in DC

    Cons

    1. They do not follow through with helping you obtain additional employment
    2. They are preoccupied with getting more money for the contracts rather than hiring hard workers and fully staffing a contract.
    3. Even when you are rejected from a position because of security check that didn't process they will NOT reach back out to for additional employment opportunities.
    4. constantly having to chase down recruiters and PMs to get updates on potential jobs
    5. will not communicate with you within a timely manor if there isn't money to be made
    6. they are all about money money money

    Advice to Management

    FIRE EVERYONE AND START OVER


  6. "It's a small company but growing."

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

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

    Pros

    It's a small company that is winning a lot of contracts so they can pay well.

    Cons

    HR and benefits could be better and communication from upper management could be better.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Virtual Family Run Business - A Hobby"

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Can't think of any thing nice to say

    Cons

    No benefits, family run, Christian

    Advice to Management

    Try something different


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