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LinQuest Reviews

Updated 24 April 2014
Updated 24 April 2014
14 Reviews

3.6
14 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good working environment and good people, although some higher levels of management can be difficult to deal with.

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    Former Employee - Operations Engineer  in  Colorado Springs, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Operations Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO (US)

    Pros

    Good benefits, good people, good work, ability to move around within the company (depending on type of work and job skills)

    Cons

    As the company is growing it is becoming increasingly bureaucratic. Policies are becoming more constraining with less flexibility given to lower management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Principal Systems Engineer

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    Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    Pros

    People are great to work with

    Cons

    very little advancement and promotion opportunities. Upper management/leadership seem to be unconcerned and removed from employees, very far removed especially from a small business environment. CEO in position too long, ideas and business model is out of date. Not grooming younger engineers into management/leadership positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont just say people come first then conduct a business environment which shows just the opposite.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to work

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    Former Employee - Corporate Engineer  in  Lexington, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Corporate Engineer in Lexington, MA (US)

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with my colleagues there as well as the customer, Group 64 at the MIT Lincoln Laboratory.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any serious cons. However, my job had me working on site at MIT Lincoln Laboratory and aside from three colleagues who were on site with me, I did not have much interaction with LinQuest itself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Fair experience

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    Pros

    Profit Sharing is good. Some of the managers are good and they seem to care about the employees. Employees are more technically competent than the industry average.

    Cons

    Working hours are less flexible than the industry norm. No sick leave and minimal vacation time is provided even to salaried employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More flexible time work hours are needed to keep the employees happy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good work environment but too dependent on government's dwindling funding

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst  in  Colorado Springs, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Colorado Springs, CO (US)

    Pros

    Surrounded by professionals who really want to provide the best customer service to the government. Great tracking tools make it easy to show the customer what they get for their money.

    Cons

    Due to the sequestration and the current government Administration defense spending cuts, the company just eliminated 47% of employees (on one contract effort) and then asked the remaining employees to take on more work at 20% less pay. Also, there are no opportunities for upward professional growth. If you're hired as an analyst, you've peaked on day 1.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversify! The company must expand into ventures other than defense contracting if they want to survive. Look to provide management consulting services to growning industries like health care.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    They have lost their way

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    Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer  in  El Segundo, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in El Segundo, CA (US)

    Pros

    Good, smart people and the pay is very good. LinQuest is like a Ferrari when it comes to the brain power there. No other company has such a high concentration of advanced degrees and leaders in their field.

    Cons

    LinQuest does not use the talent they have. They are too reliant on government contracts (all eggs in one basket) during this time of defense spending cuts. In the early days they used to be go-getters and risk takers. They tried to reach out for challenges since they were growing. Now, it's more of the hunker down and protect the billable hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to your roots. You have 25 PhDs and almost 200 Masters employees. Use that brain power and come up with some R&D to give LinQuest an actual product on the commercial side. Don't just use your people as Powerpoint desk jockeys.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good relationship with employees and management and respect of the Customer for the company efforts

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    Former Employee - Coprprate Engineer  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Coprprate Engineer in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    Pros

    Excellent environment, good employees with great expertise working on exciting programs and projects

    Cons

    Small company with limited chance on moving within the company when projects/programs ebb and surge

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    My experience

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    Former Employee - Proposal Manager  in  Dayton, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Proposal Manager in Dayton, OH (US)

    Pros

    Members of the BD staff are great to work with and support each other when necessary. good benefits and the salary was fair

    Cons

    From my point of view, there isn't anything that I found negative

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great pay, work on your own.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA (US)

    Pros

    Compensation is above the norm for work in this field. Workspace environment is very nice.

    Cons

    Senior management solely focuses on systems engineering overlooking other areas of growth for the company. Mid-level managers are very supportive.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent place to work

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    Pros

    Linquest is an excellent company to work. Pay & benefits are very good. Linquest has a top notch system engineers.

    Cons

    Linquest does not believe in training the employee to enhanced their skills. I know few employees who paid for the training from their own pocket.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management - It is time to start investing in the employee training. Stop hiring junior engineer, you are destroying the core value of the company.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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