I love my job, I love working with people, and love making a difference in the trajectory of both projects and employees’ career paths.
The best part of working at CSCI is the people that I work around and with. I served with the majority of my team in the Marine Corps and have known them for more than 20 years, which makes it feel more like a family.
The family atmosphere that the CEO Linda LaRoche has fostered sets CSCI apart from any other workplace environment I’ve been in. The work is also challenging yet rewarding. Leadership at CSCI has an open door policy where I feel heard and understood, and they have been a pleasure to work with.
Everyone’s professional, knowledgeable and always willing to teach, mentor and listen to new ideas. I always feel appreciated for the work I do and there’s a genuine attitude of teamwork and shared goals.
They pay me! Seriously, it is interesting work, with an incredible group of professionals and each member of the team is valued. Did I mention I have been here 20 years?
Culture. To me, the culture is what makes a company great. CSCI’s culture includes a willingness to involve everyone in an environment that makes you truly feel as though you are part of every process. Even as a remote employee traveling back to Springfield, everyone welcomes you as if you have been in the office with them every day. Very few companies have a genuine care for their employees like CSCI has.
Working with my team is great. We have a good rapport, are open about issues if they arise, and more than willing to discuss topics thoroughly to arrive at the best solution.
I like the diversity of CSCI’s projects and knew that getting a job here upon retirement would be pie-in-the-sky for me.
CSCI is much more close-knit. You feel like you’re important. People’s work contributions and lives matter to everyone at the company and it feels inclusive.
I enjoy learning new things from the people I work with. I like that I can continuously learn more in the different areas of security. As well as stay abreast to changes in the security world.
My personal experience here is an indicator of how the company helps people grow their careers. I started at CSCI right out of college. Although I was hired for a different technical role, company leadership became aware of my background and interest in software engineering. They began giving me some tasks regarding scripting languages which led to more development projects.