Apogee Engineering Employee Reviews

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Positive Work Environment
Research Program Manager (Former Employee) –  Air Force Academy, COMay 12, 2018
Apogee Engineering is a good place to work. Not your average defense contractor as they actually take time to bring people together and enjoy getting to know their employees.
Pros
Free lunches
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Not the best place to be.
FULL STACK DEVELOPER (Current Employee) –  Lakewood, COMarch 25, 2018
Apogee Engineering contracts its employees to the government. As a contractor, government views me as expendable and Apogee does not provide any professional development or assistance with dealing with the government.
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Contracting for the Government
Budget Analyst (Current Employee) –  ColoradoFebruary 8, 2018
Apogee Corporate is an AWESOME place to work, being out in the trenches is a completely different story. Apogee wants to take care of their folks, you can see this by the very reasonable benefits package to accommodate the mediocre pay. .

However, working a government contract is hit or miss proposition (read: love it or hate it, there isn't a lot of in-between). If you work with/for a military entity, these members are subject to rotations on a regular basis. This can effect continuity, strategy as well as personality and decision making/problem solving aptitudes in a very real and political sense.

While I really like Apogee at the corporate level, the contracting I'm working presents a extraordinarily stressful and toxic environment that I can no longer tolerate. This position has been a revolving door with rough turn over rate of 130% in the past year. This isn't new, and for whatever reason both the gov't and Apogee have not been able to find a solution to this issue.
Pros
Apogee itself is a great company
Cons
The Government makes life suck, because... bureaucracy.
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Great work environment. Lots of work jokes and laughter..!!!
Warehouse Worker (Current Employee) –  Hyattsville, MDJanuary 24, 2018
Always a great day at work. Everyone has their own sense of humor funny jokes and laughter full of communication while getting the work/job done. No matter the time or day it’s always a great day at Apogee. Couldn’t ask for a better job than this....
Pros
Lunch/cookouts on occasions. Great environment to work
Cons
Everything is always good to me matter the situation. I came to work not look for handouts.
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Great Place to work
Contractor (Current Employee) –  USAF Academy, COJanuary 4, 2018
It is the best civilian company that I have ever worked for. They care for each of their employees and the bosses are wonderful and easy to talk to at any time. They love to hear how your family is doing.
Pros
excellent company outings
Cons
advancement depending upon your job
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Great Company Culture
Manager (Current Employee) –  Colorado Springs, COJune 5, 2017
This is a great company to work for. They genuinely care about their employees and work hard to ensure a positive employee centered culture. I highly recommend working for Apogee Engineering.
Pros
Great benefits, caring management, flexible schedules, competitive pay
Cons
None that come to mind
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Great company
Project Lead (Current Employee) –  Chesapeake, VAMay 24, 2017
Apogee took over a contract. The transition was smooth. Throughout the whole process we had contact with the company and it put us at ease. I've been extremely happy with this company.
Pros
Great management
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Defense Contractor who is growing - Great place to be for next 10 years
Director (Current Employee) –  Colorado Springs, COMarch 20, 2017
Apogee Engineering is a mature small business with tremendous growth opportunities. Has doubled in size in past 2 years; likely to double again this year and again in 2018. Leadership team here is sound. Have known this company since they started with 6 employees. Organic program to groom the next batch of program managers and directors; smart growth plan.
If you are interested in growing with a good, strong SB check out Apogee.
Pros
Strong Leadership, vision, culture
Cons
Instability associated with govt contracts
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Lot of internal politics with uneducated management
QA Analyst (Former Employee) –  Lakewood, COJanuary 27, 2017
Here the management is not at all educated. They are a jovial group. People in this organization suffer a lot due to no proper directions. The recruitment of Project managers are from shoe shops and restaurants. No Job security. No proper HR department. Please do not go there. Worst paying company as well.
Pros
Fun managers with talking meaningless contents.
Cons
No direction
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worst place to work
Test Engineer (Former Employee) –  Denver, COJanuary 14, 2017
This is one of the worst contracting companies I have worked for. The management doesn't even worry about what's going on in the Denver area Government contracts. The operations of this organization is not at all carefully managed by a lot of immature management. The mangers keep changing at Denver locations. Each manager comes and replaces employees and tries to do things in a different way. It's a real mess in this small upcoming organization.
Pros
Fun annual trip with overnight stay
Cons
Hire and fire policy
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No way you should work here
Test Analyst (Former Employee) –  Colorado Springs, COJanuary 4, 2017
It's a Joke to have these management. Carefully read through the reviews. They seem to have benefits only two events are the benefits you get from here. Annual Business Party and the Christmas Party. Pls. do to join here no Job security and no proper management. Some program managers hired at certain locations are not qualified, they just hire ppl for the sake of it.
Pros
I really do not see any pro here you would not learn anything.
Cons
Worst paying organization.
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Great place to work
GPS Systems Analyst (Current Employee) –  Colorado Springs, COSeptember 10, 2014
Apogee takes the time to get to know their people and understand how they can best use the talents they have. They want to create an atmosphere where learning takes place and everyone has the ability to make a difference.
Pros
Annual retreat, management is very accessible and motivated
Cons
It is defense contracting so security is hard to come by
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Tbd
Research Programs Manager (Current Employee) –  Colorado Springs, COJune 2, 2014
Great company and a local startup in Colorado Springs. Management team is a group of highly respectable individuals who know how to lead.
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Energetic, up and coming company
Deputy Watch Officer (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCSeptember 4, 2013
Management and co-workers are lots of fun and very knowledgable. However, the company is based in Colorado and has limited opportunities in the DC area.
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