It was only there for 6 months
Application Architect (Former Employee) – Baltimore, MD – October 6, 2018
I left a very stable federal contract contract position, renewed 3 times to advance my career as an Application Architect Excelon but never performed that duty. I was just another Sr. Programmer developing mostly APIs
We created a particular RESTapi to wrap the current WCF code as a first step for moving the platform into the future. We was told this was to be the standard henceforth. I was assigned a project that was perfect for it. I used it and had the project ready for review in 2 weeks. Come review time, the team lead whose brain child the RESTapi was, told me I should not have done that. He then forced me to rewrite it. The code was functioning perfectly, no issues and adhered to all company standards.
After another 2 days, that code was also wrong because it provided too much information to the 3rd party community so I adjusted the data to be revealed via interface and was told that was wrong.
So, the team lead, decided to show me how it was done and said he could do it in two hours. Three hours later it was still not done and I was told to finish what he started... that was late on a Friday afternoon. The project ended up taking another month.
A month after that when my contract was up, it was not extended as expected. The team lead, also a contractor was hired as a permanent team lead for Exelon, and I was given another two weeks to finish up and document my projects. I was unemployed for another 6 weeks.
strict development environment, using latest technologies and processes
Very poor leadership. Misleading hiring practices. very political, highly clique environment. If you don't fit in with a clique you won't be there long