Good work life balance, but...
Systems Engineer, Senior (Full Time) (Current Employee) – McLean, VA – October 25, 2014
A great place to work in the DC metro area. Expect moderate compensation, especially when considering that DC was voted the most expensive area to rent in 2014. I was fortunate enough to work alongside some very talented and intelligent people. There is a good work ethic vibe here, and colleagues are easy to reach out to for guidance, assistance, and advice. Communication is very open, people do not hoard information to protect their jobs here.
Management seems somewhat disconnected at times, and loses sight of the real complexities involved in creating products for the sponsor. Management may or may not possess the software skills to even understand the work performed from a high level, so the complete value of team members may not be fully understood.
SMEs are sometimes more highly valued than the hardcore engineers that actually create the products.
great cafeteria, holiday/vacation time rates
mediocre compensation for the area, but it is a non-profit. no company sponsored events.