Aquilent Jobs & Careers in Laurel, MD


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30+ days ago

Infrastructure Automation Engineer

Aquilent Laurel, MD

Why join Aquilent Because we hire with purpose. We provide you with a place to grow, a place to build a career, and a place where everyone is part of… TheLadders.com


2 days ago

CISSP - IT Security Specialist – new

Aquilent Inc Laurel, MD

Responsibilities for the IT Security Specialist may include: • Create… CareerBuilder


2 days ago

We are hiring! Web Content Management and Digital Strategy Experts! Meet Our Tea – new

Aquilent Laurel, MD

Providingservices is what the government is all about. Providing the enterprise solutionsand professional services that help government agencies work… CareerBuilder


30 days ago

Drupal Developer/Architect

Aquilent Inc Laurel, MD +2 locations

.' • I work with great team of people on my project. • There's a great sense of camaraderie at Aquilent.' • Across all levels of Aquilent… CareerBuilder


30+ days ago

Drupal Developer

Aquilent Inc Laurel, MD

• 'I love that I have the opportunity to wear many different hats in my day-to-day responsibilities.' • 'I work with great team… CareerBuilder


30+ days ago

Cloud Systems Administrator / Engineer

Aquilent Inc Laurel, MD

Why join Aquilent? Because we hire with purpose. We provide you with a place to grow, a place to build a career, and a place where everyone is part… CareerBuilder


30+ days ago

SQL DBA

Aquilent Inc Laurel, MD

• Review business requests for data and data usage, researches data sources for new and better data feeds. • Participate in continuous… CareerBuilder


30 days ago

Content Analyst

Aquilent Laurel, MD

• Performing content analysis, design, and development • Meeting with client… 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

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


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

    I worked at Aquilent full-time (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.

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    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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