Overwatch Systems

  www.textronsystems.com
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"Doing the right thing" is not as important as your Manager's ego

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Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer  in  Austin, TX (US)
Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Austin, TX (US)

I worked at Overwatch Systems

Pros

Getting paid for hours over 40 and weekly until 2011
The majority of the people are good to work with
The complexity of the engineering environment gives good opportunity to learn a lot
Nice building and location in south Austin

Cons

Employees are not empowered to make decisions
Managers only look out for themselves and will throw employees under the bus
They have laid off some really great people with a lot of domain knowledge that would challenge the status quo and kept those that were "yes men" now the ship is sinking even faster.
Wish I didn't still have so much company stock...my portfolio has taken a major hit.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Start listening to the employees and not the filtered version of management, the ones that are still managers either have no history with the company or no backbone to report what is really going on. Let the employees have some empowerment to make decisions and not feel babysitted by management.

Doesn't Recommend

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rapid employee turnover

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX (US)

    I have been working at Overwatch Systems

    Pros

    South Austin
    Somewhat flexible schedules.
    Accommodating facilities
    Talented individuals to work with in a fast pace environment.

    Cons

    -Turnover rate goes up, employee morale goes down—the employees who are left feel pressure to carry the load.
    -Management engages in career pathing which sometimes forces employees down a road they might not want to go.
    -Minimal training on new technology if not associated with your task at hand.
    -Team Lead roles not compensated or recognized in a justly manor.
    -Upper management out-of-the-loop of middle management actions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise awareness that people constitute your biggest asset.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Originally, fast moving, creative and energetic, but now, stagnant, risk averse, lacking in vision, rapidly losing busin

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Austin, TX (US)

    I worked at Overwatch Systems

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good pay and decent benefits. Reasonably current in Microsoft .NET and C# technologies, but lagging behind in other areas.

    Cons

    Complete lack of strategic vision, dwindling contract base, no credible business development plans to replace work being lost, over cronyism in the management ranks, and very poor and sanitized communications between executive and work force.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a strategic vision. Develop a realistic, long term business development plan that acknowledge the DoD acquisition cycles is 18-24 months; not 3-6 months. Bring in qualified, fully prepared executive team to lead company through current difficulties.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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