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30+ days ago

Content Writer

Aquilent Laurel, MD

• Write and edit accurate and concise content for the website in Plain Language. • Organize and format content according to web writing best… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Cloud Systems Admin / Engineer I

Aquilent Laurel, MD

This person will serve as a Lead Cloud Systems Administrator / Engineer for a server migration project transitioning from a Terremark cloud… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Cloud Systems Administrator

Aquilent Laurel, MD

may include backups, disaster recovery, network storage, security monitoring and management, automation and monitoring tools, and troubleshooting… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

SharePoint Web Developers

Aquilent Laurel, MD

• Provide application development and technical support for SharePoint websites. • Develop web page graphics that support interactive… Glassdoor


5 days ago

Infrastructure Automation Engineer

Aquilent Laurel, MD

Aquilent, the recognized leader in Mobile and Digital Strategy, Web Content Management, Cloud Computing and Portals, is looking for a mid- to… Glassdoor


5 days ago

Editor, Web Content

Aquilent Laurel, MD

• Rewrite web pages as requested in plain language. • Review and copy edit web pages in a web content management system to ensure that they are… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Business Analyst

Aquilent Laurel, MD

Are you looking for a highly rewarding position that demands both technological expertise and knowledge about intricacies of the business world? If… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Lead Content Strategist

Aquilent Laurel, MD

In this position, you will be responsible for: • Leading efforts to migrate high volumes of content into a simplified site structure that focuses… Glassdoor


4 days ago

IT Security Specialist - CISSP

Aquilent Laurel, MD

Aquilent is seeking the services of an IT Security Specialist. The IT Security Specialist role demonstrates experience in system security, extensive… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Content Editor

Aquilent Laurel, MD

Aquilent, named one the Top 50 Best Places to Work by the Washington Business Journal and a Best Place to Work by the Baltimore Sun, is seeking… Glassdoor


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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Consultant  in  Laurel, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in Laurel, MD (US)

    I worked at Aquilent full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    competitive salary, decent benefits, profit sharing, fun activities, telecommuting, flexible schedules

    Cons

    Job security, high turnover, inconsistent management styles and effectiveness, location (Laurel), management has no idea what development teams are up to, HR has no clue about how to retain or place people; they just rubber stamp the management power clique

    I was laid off due to lack of ANY Java (or any other) software development. The company is throwing a lot of effort into its cloud support, so it should be a good place for cloud system admins. It's also a good place for CMS and UX folks. But developers beware because it's slim (to no) pickings.

    Working at Aquilent is exciting in that it's a crap shoot – if you land a project that is interesting and lasts longer than six months, things are great. I learned a lot on the few good projects. More often, I was stuck with some lackluster project employing obsolete technology or put on the bench where you wait wondering if the company will find something for you to work on.

    My first project was a disaster; our prime basically “fired” Aquilent, although in all fairness, the prime was a joke, but you would think Aquilent would have vetted them a little better. It lasted a couple of months and then I was on the bench. Welcome to Aquilent! Then some decent and not so decent projects came along, culminating in a two year project that was great. (Two years is an extraordinarily long project for this company.) After busting my butt for two years, it ended and according to HR and upper management, all development work had dried up and I was back on the bench. I was told the bench was “strong” and not to worry. Then one day out of the blue, I was told to pack. First time I have been laid off in a long career.

    They have fairly aggressive schedules, which management likes to cloak as “agile”. All of Aquilent's contracts are with the government and we all know how agile the government is.

    Aquilent does not invest in its people. If they have a project for you, you are safe and everyone is happy. Otherwise, they let you go and with little notice. Doesn't seem to matter how long you have been with the company.

    Managers above line management need to be much more in touch with the people doing the actual work. Their only connection with the workers is through the almighty schedules.

    Company tries to be hip with hip parties and hip pool tables and hip “refresh” zones, but under the hip facade is another federal contractor that struggles finding it's niches and goes with what it thinks is the latest big wave (cloud) instead of sticking with tried and true development work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your heads out of the Cloud. Get some BD people who know how to get work. The company was started on development work and needs to figure out how to get it again. Pad your bench and make it more comfortable because too many of your folks spend time on it.

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