Intrusion Detection Analyst (Current Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – May 2, 2018
Overall not a bad company. As they continue to win more government contracts though they seem to lose sight of the people who have been employed with them. HR team needs a complete overhaul for they know little about USERRA law and other basic items an HR team should know about.
The culture here was somewhat combative and management actively prevented workers from working collaboratively. This pracice had a detrimental affect on customer satisfaction as people did not share information on ongoing projects and as a result it was impossible to update customers on project status if the individual that was working on the project wasn't in the area at the time.
Information System Security Officer (Current Employee) – Vienna, VA – February 21, 2018
Manage a small staff by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; initiating, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies, and procedures. .
IT Specialist (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO – November 2, 2017
The management in Kansas City is the poorest I have ever encountered in my career. I have been a contract employee for other firms and this one by far is the worst. The managers there routinely make errors and don't follow the rules they enforce. Try to low ball all employees they hire and then if you ask for more money they will look for any reason to terminate. It is a joke and I would never advise anyone to work with this firm.
Management, evil attitudes from the top down, lack of any communication at all.
System Administrator (Current Employee) – Fort Smith, AR – September 28, 2017
Criterion has many contracts across the US. I have only worked at one of those places so my opinion is based on my time at that location. The disconnect the company as a whole to each site is very apparent. There doesn't seem to be very good oversight on personnel at each site. Corporate isn't fully engaged with the employees. Bottom line, it's a job not a career.
Management (Current Employee) – Vienna, VA – August 1, 2017
I have been working at Criterion Systems for more than 3 years and it is one of the best companies I have had the pleasure of working for. I have worked for large businesses for most of my career, but once I started working for Criterion, I don't think I could ever 'go big' again. Senior Management is involved in most day-to-day decisions and the founders of the company sit at HQ. I hope to stay at Criterion for several more years.
Work/Life Balance....free chocolate! and a full gym in the building....
Senior Systems Administrator (Current Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – April 1, 2017
Contractor is up and coming in the DoD as small companies go. Enjoy the opportunity to work for a place that values client needs as well as their own employees. A great balance of work, thought and play.
Cyber Security Analyst and ITSM Analyst (Current Employee) – Albuquerque, NM – February 16, 2015
Criterion Systems is an employee-owned IT services company providing good benefits and career opportunities. Criterion supports telecommuting on an as needed basis which can come in very handy. Great coworkers, pleasant environment, and flexible hours.
Telecommunications Engineer (Current Employee) – Vena, VA – January 24, 2014
On a day to day basis I resolve all requests for Telecommunications services. Wheather it be a new phone and voicemail account, resolve any and all issues with phone cabling, fix a firepanel that is experiencing and issue, install callboxes for security gates, install ISDN lines for video conferencing, terminate 110 / 66 block with 25 - 100 pair copper cabling, terminate CAT 5 / CAT 6 cabling, make station cables where a longer than standard cable is required, Conduct all mass moves during construction, help endusers with any questions they may have concerning phones or voicemail, manage all phone inventory, run reports as needed on PBX, perform all patches and upgrades on PBX / Call Pilot, manage all voicemail accounts. Work with Federal staff to provide all Telecommunicaitons and Radio Frequecie request.
The most challenging part of this job has been to understand the cabling plant. This is a campus type environment so a connection sometimes is routed through as many as four building before terminating at the PBX.
Job location is at NETL (DOE) in Morgantown, WV.
I have learned a lot about firepanels, callboxes, and ISDN's.