Principal Graphic Designer/Illustrator (Former Employee) – Reston, VA – October 15, 2015
I loved my work and contribution as a Designer/Illustrator. I contributed with all the Proposal graphic design, concept illustrations and the Business and Development Marketing and trade shows. Due to a shortfall in this being a UK company the compliances required contributed to their downfall. The best of the best managers and staff were either let go or left before the clean sweep of the final days before the sale of the company. Before such happened the worst of the worst became the managers and they were terrible, inexperienced or totally serve serving and self centered. Too bad this company went under, but they only had the inept CEO to blame.
Great pay, flexibility
Totally inept CEO that brought the company to its knees and sold everyone out
Software Engineering Co-op (Former Employee) – Waltham, MA – June 14, 2018
Qinetiq hires talented people, but does not listen to its talented employees when making management decisions, nor does management understand that resources must be allocated to improve process, especially for software.
Engineer (Former Employee) – Waltham, MA – April 15, 2018
This company has a lot of interesting projects and the work environment is friendly and professional. The only down side is that it is a very big and in many ways old fashioned company. The working environment feels like a time warp back to 1995. If your looking for a hip and progressive workplace, this may not be the place for you.
Office Manager (Former Employee) – Franklin, MA – March 13, 2018
Worked with very professional yet personable, charismatic co-workers in a very professional atmosphere. During my time here I had the opportunity to learn and understand the severity of "survivability" in the military field. I witnessed while working here during the Boston bombings/Boston Marathon, QinetiQ provided detonation bags to detonate questionable bags & pressure cookers (which Boston Police did use.) I've also been exposed and educated in the top leading Velcro systems for the military as well as many other survivability items that this company has created and produced.
Vice President of DHSecurity Programs (Former Employee) – Reston, VA – January 25, 2018
Loved working for QinetiQ unfortunately the company bid on a contract that was not awarded to them and we were laid off. Wish the company had other available positions to fill as I would have wanted to stay long term career wise with QinetiQ!
Technician (Former Employee) – Waltham, MA – January 22, 2018
I was called back a second time due to pauses in Government contracts. It was for me a very easy job that unfortunately did not challenge me very much. Great engineers and pretty competent personnel. However, it was very complex due to QinetiQ's struggle between manufacturing and engineering structure on the shop floor.
Exchange Administrator (Former Employee) – Washington City, DC – December 25, 2017
Bad management, took on management personnel from old contract, that caused the contractor to fail. Management did not value more experienced employees that knew the client. Often seek to under cut employees salaries.
Contracts Coordinator (Former Employee) – Crystal City, VA – November 13, 2017
I really enjoyed my time working at QinetiQ. There was always cross training opportunities available and people who were eager to share. The culture was relaxed, fun but professional. I certainly would work for QinetiQ again.
Free food and perks everytime we won a new contract
Operations Manager/Management Analyst (Former Employee) – Stafford, VA – September 29, 2017
I worked with a remarkable group of people supporting the United States Marine Corps. The proximity from home to work allowed me to have a better quality of life. My Managers were accessible and allowed me to shine.
Network/NOC Engineer (Former Employee) – Newington, VA – August 26, 2017
QinetiQ is a good company but does not always support engineers or workers under management supervision. Once a family oriented organization, initiated changes toward a more corporate philosophy which affected how personnel interact with each other.