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iDirect Technologies Reviews

Updated September 5, 2017
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iDirect Technologies CEO Mary Palermo Cotton
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Pros
  • Good work life balance (for most) (in 4 reviews)

  • Interesting technology, and future seems to be good (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • It's a company where no one listens to you about anything (in 6 reviews)

  • 7- No bonus most of the time due to unattainable sales goals (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "idriect review"

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

    Pros

    a lot of learning opportunities

    Cons

    Bad management. Focus on the wrong thing (Aglie process) rather than technologies recent years.

    Did not promote the correct perople

    Advice to Management

    Learn your employee


  2. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Intern in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at iDirect Technologies part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -good working environment
    -if you prove yourself then u will get good work

    Cons

    -most of stuff is proprietary and it is not documented well

  3. "Reorgomania"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Herndon, VA

    I worked at iDirect Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Great technology.

    Cons

    Too many reorgs and refactoring.
    Continually over-commits.

    Advice to Management

    Stop reorging every year.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Ultimate Learning experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good for learning and grooming. Good knowledgeable people with healthy family like environment

    Cons

    Sometimes overloaded with work but managable


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Company Politics and reshuffling."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at iDirect Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some of the staff were a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    Management politics, poor processes.

    Advice to Management

    Need leadership in all ranks.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not too bad to work here"

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly working environment , some smart people to work with

    Cons

    No job security. Mricomanagement sometimes is annoying. Work load is tough.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Down down down"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at iDirect Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Good internal knowl edge of satellite communication control and data transmission

    Cons

    "Fake agile", layoffs, poor employee moral, loss of knowledgeable employees

    Advice to Management

    Stop the fake agile process!
    Agile isn't applicable and is not supposed to force overtime!

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Too Many Chiefs"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Sales in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I can't think of any good pros for this company. At one time there were a lot of good things but have been overshadowed by the bad.

    Cons

    Too many managers for too few employees or you have managers that only manage themselves. And those managers think that just because they hold that title, it entitles them to a lot! Bonuses are virtually non- existent anymore. I would much rather forfeit that bonus and ask that it be added into my salary. Bonus money is heavily taxed so you really don't come out with that much. It's a company where no one listens to you about anything. You totally have no voice unless your a brown noser..... this is truth. Christmas parties have gone from 4 -5 hour events to 2 hour cocktail hours because of budget cuts. More and more job duties are given to you and your expected to do it all!

    Advice to Management

    Seriously get it together and revamp the whole system or otherwise your going to lose a lot of good people to other companies.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Great Company to work for in Satellite Industry"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The amount of knowledge that you gain from iDirect is unbeaten.

    Cons

    Lack of vision from Upper management, Lack of vision from management, Management missteps, poor strategic direction, lots of management frustration at the leadership level.
    Lots of people are leaving, people who have Great product knowledge, that are replaced with lower quality people.

    Advice to Management

    Become less quarterly revenue driven and seek to grow company for the long run through a strategic VISION, not reactive scrambling to try and hit the quarterly numbers. Current behavior resembles a company trying to stay afloat instead of a company driving an industry.
    There are lots of people in senior positions that don't know how to treat people. You should get them some Management coaching/training. If you don't more people will leave and it will only be a matter of time before new people see it. It's hard not to see it, but maybe you have blinders because they are best friends or great at “Brown Nosing”


  10. Helpful (12)

    "Engineers look elsewhere"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at iDirect Technologies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Interesting technology
    Decent amount of PTO

    Cons

    The best Engineers have been leaving for the last 3 years
    Lack of bonuses for the last 3+ years
    Going through layoffs
    Agile in this company is a joke
    No way to move up
    Work goes unnoticed
    Nothing is automated
    Sink or swim mentality for new hires
    Use it or lose it PTO
    Low raises

    Advice to Management

    Be competitive with your salaries and raises. Your best engineers have been leaving over a 5% raise. The Agile product owners are a joke, a team's backlog is filled with worthless tasks and upper management complains that the team is doing nothing of value.

    This company used to be an awesome place to work for. Flexible hours, good benefits, interesting technology. I used to recommend it all the time I wouldn't recommend this company in the current state.


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