Overwatch Systems

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"Doing the right thing" is not as important as your Manager's ego

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  • Career Opportunities
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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    Good company, but defense industry is shaky

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Overwatch Systems

    Pros

    The staff and management are good and they keep everyone apprised. The software is good and the company has a good reputation.

    Cons

    Overwatch's main customer base is the military. Military spending is getting squeezed. It is not as stable as when I joined the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start looking towards new customer base and expand. They need more revenue streams and more contracts. They need to increase spending in research and development.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Rapid employee turnover

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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