Group Director (Current Employee) – Reston, VA – September 9, 2017
... that is also trying to branch into other IT services, but not with any unique offerings in that line. The company is correctly proud to have high software engineering credentials (CMMI-DEV Level 5 appraisal) but pretty much a me-too company in the highly competitive IT services market in the federal contracting space.
Small company feel
Sometimes makes penny wise, pound foolish type decisions
Financial Manager, Program Manager (Former Employee) – Reston, VA – May 28, 2017
I learned nothing at Pragmatics. I taught them the value of good leadership and mentorship. It did not exist before my company was bought by Pragmatics. The employees were good, hard working people, but the company did little to reward their performance and demanded absolute loyalty with no reciprocity. Owners were only interested in their annual personal profit goal and did nothing to share with the employees who helped them earn that profit.
Receptionist (Former Employee) – Reston, VA – August 8, 2016
where do i start? i was very excited to start my first day at pragmatics back in May 2016. On the first day i was told to "watch my back" and be careful who i "talk too" because people are out to get you here. When i didn't think anything of it at first boy did things change! As the weeks went by, other employees from different departments were making me do their work, folders, and spreadsheets while they sit in there office and text on their phone. I was told this is a "normal" and i should get used to it. Management was extremely rude and if you didn't roll out a red carpet for them in the morning and kiss them on the toe when they walked in they had a problem with you. They tried to replace me behind my back WITHOUT TELLING ME what the issue was and why they even considered letting me go. After reading some of the reviews on here i see this has happened before and the company has gone behind many of there employees backs and have let them go unnoticed or without any chance of knowing the reason why many with families and bills to pay. Once i got used to the talk and the immense pressure of doing my job and two others i was not allowing them to treat me like this so i left. As a Millennial who was excited to start in a corporate world this was a rude awakening and a terrible first start. Stay away from Pragmatics.
full time opportunities with possible advancement in company
rude and terrible management, manipulative veteran employees, boring work environment, nothing exciting happens here.
Pragmatics, Inc. is a great company to work for. I enjoy working with them and they are very accommodating when any personal issue arise. Will continue to work for them in the future and recommend personnel.
Accounting Specialist (Former Employee) – McLean, VA – September 2, 2015
Although a small AP group, we were efficiently incorporated in the department monthly schedule. As the only T&E Administrator at HQ, the job of reviewing 1500+ expenses was challenging many times. The time difference with the international locations was one of the multiple situations that needed special accommodations. AP Manager was knowledgeable and supportive .
Reasonably balanced, but typical government contractor
Sr. Training Task Manager (Current Employee) – Reston, VA – March 10, 2015
This is a company in flux and as such has seen much better days from an employee POV. That said, given the right project and an on-site assignment, and many of them are, employees are not much bothered by the "company culture" as it is subordinated to the client culture.
telecommuting, although not encouraged, is frequent
Middle management is hidebound all too often, \; company seems unable to draw on all assets available in a reasonable way.
AV Design Engineer (Current Employee) – Reston, VA – February 24, 2015
While this company has vast potential to move forward with their AV department. They have management that isn't part of the AV community, and allow project to be approved to be completed without the information required to complete them in a timely manor. I do hope that they can correct this and move forward with success.
Business Development (Former Employee) – Reston, VA – March 19, 2014
The company has a good life balance. Of their six core competencies they stand out in software engineering and audiovisual and learning technologies. They are very good in these two areas. In addition, they are CMMI-5, ISO 9001, 20000-1, and 27001. Regarding software engineering they have sustained and updated JOPES since its initial creation and will do so through 2017. The management is very supportive of process improvement and routinely champion's boot camps for PMP certification The company’s founder is extremely business savvy. Like a lot of companies they faced their first decline in revenue in 2013.
Good life balance
Facing growing pains as they transition into being a mid-teir.