Criterion is an industry-recognized Cybersecurity and IT leader. In the last two years, we have almost tripled its revenue and total staff strength as a result of organic growth across our current contracts supporting agencies such as the Department of Energy (DOE) and recent contract awards with new customers including the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Information Technology Center (NITC), and the Department of Commerce.
In 2017, we were recognized on the prestigious Inc. 5000 List as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America and we won the Moxie Award in the Cybersecurity Category.
My commitment to Criterion in 2018 is to continue this record growth, sustain the current momentum, and deliver on our mission of building a world-class Cybersecurity and IT company. My promise to our customers is to continue to deliver innovative technical solutions for complex problems and exceptional customer service.
Would you like to be part of this exciting organization? Please consider applying to one of our open positions.
As a service company – our employees are our most valuable asset. We have an Employee Outreach and Retention program centered on communications, camaraderie, recognition, and career tracks.
The program includes:
• Quarterly All Hands meetings
• Quarterly happy hours
• Team lunches
• Quarterly and annual awards to celebrate employee achievements
I have worked in the IT field for more than 37 years, mostly as an IT manager on government contracts. I watched many of my co-workers make the move to Criterion and was curious. I talked with some of them and was impressed with their stories about how the company provided them with a friendly, supportive work environment. I reached out to the CEO (Promod Sharma) to see if Criterion could use my skills and was overwhelmed with the interest Promod showed as he welcomed me into the Criterion family. I am in my second year with the company as a project manager and look forward to many more great years.
After 31 years of service I was nervous about making the transition from the Federal to the private sector. The leadership and employees at Criterion have been amazing and made me feel welcome since day one. I could not have joined a better, more supportive company to make my transition. It was very refreshing to find a company and leaders that make the employees and clients the number one priority. It’s great to walk into a room full of government and industry individuals and have them ask who I work for and, when I say “Criterion Systems,” they immediately know who we are and want to know more about what we are doing.
Criterion Systems is the third company I've worked for since I retired from the military. What sets Criterion apart from the previous companies are the people. They accepted me from day one and continue to mentor me to make a stronger team. The project we are on allows us to telework which helps me as a single parent when it comes to flexibility. In my previous positions, I burnt most of my vacation time taking time off to take care of medical and dental appointments for my kids. Additionally, Criterion provided tuition assistance with my master's program in my first year with the company. I'm grateful to work with such outstanding professionals.
Criterion is a great place to work where teamwork and camaraderie at all levels come together to foster both professional and personal growth.
Criterion Systems is a wonderful company to work for. They go above and beyond to satisfy employee requirements. The best part is their management and onsite managers who always strive to exceed employee expectations. Criterion is flexible with telework and their benefits are outstanding. I am proud to be part of the Criterion family.
I came to Criterion in 2017 with a mix of corporate and consulting experience. What attracted me most about Criterion was its company growth, its “homey” feeling, and its pool of talented individuals. I wanted to find a company where I could work for many years and be a name not a number; a place where I could roll up my sleeves, work hard, meet great people, improve my knowledge, and make an impact. Criterion allows me to grow in many areas of accounting and finance. Every day is different and never dreary. Criterion is a great place to work, with hard working individuals who want to make a difference. I am very thankful to be part of this fast growing and successful company
Working for Criterion has improved my quality of life and allows me to meet my family's needs as well as my own desire to continue to develop my professional career. It never gets boring. The team is tight knit and supportive, even though we come from different walks of life: educational, military, functional, and technical backgrounds. We all enjoy making the personal connection with the client and participating on diverse projects. We're in it to help the client and get the job done.
One of the things that I love about working at Criterion Systems is their commitment to their employees. As a recruiter, you never want to hire someone for just one job. You want to hire people for a career. I have found that the goal of most government contractors is to put a butt in a seat, whereas Criterion wants to provide a career path. When talking to potential candidates, I love being able to speak to the fact that we look internally to promote prior to hiring externally. That’s a big advantage in this industry.
Criterion leadership makes a point to introduce themselves and get to know their employees. They are approachable at every level. You are not treated as a number or a seat or a billable commodity, you are treated as a valued employee who is part of a team. Every employee is encouraged to grow professionally and there are opportunities to grow within the company which is rare among government contractors. Criterion takes care of its people.
Criterion has always cared about their employees. I have had the chance to work with upper management a multitude of times coordinating fun, local employee outings. From an all-you-can-eat mouthwatering Brazilian Grill celebrating the holidays to chartering a deep sea fishing boat, where we caught pounds and pounds of red snapper (pictured), these outings provide a great boost in morale and shows that Criterion pays absolute attention to their employees! They reward you for putting forth effort in your job and provide you the necessary feedback to succeed.
My favorite thing about Criterion is the management team. This is the first time I have worked with such a supportive, involved management team, from the site team lead to headquarters. There have been many opportunities to meet the management team and get to know who they are, making me feel appreciated and part of the company. Furthermore, there are great benefits and lots of opportunities for professional development. I believe Criterion has the best interest of employees at heart.
I enjoy working for Criterion and have experienced nothing but positive vibes and open communication throughout the company. I am very happy and thankful for the opportunity to work here.
Criterion is currently looking for motivated individuals to join our team to support our clients across the government at federal civilian agencies like the Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Defense (DoD), and the Intelligence Community (IC).
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Employees have the choice of three Medical Insurance plans – an HSA, an HMO, or a PPO. All Medical Insurance plans include prescription drug coverage. Criterion covers the full cost of employee HSA and HMO coverage and a majority of the cost of family coverage. Employees can opt out of Medical Insurance and choose to receive a taxable benefit of $450 per quarter.
Vision Insurance is available for employees and their dependents. Criterion covers the full cost of employee coverage and a majority of the cost of family coverage.
Criterion provides Short and Long Term Disability Insurance at no cost to employees.
Basic Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
Criterion provides Life and AD&D Insurance at two times the annual salary, up to $250,000. There is no cost to employees.
Education & Training Assistance
Criterion offers up to $3,000 per calendar year for job-related training or tuition reimbursement as approved by the supervisor.
Flexible Spending Accounts
Criterion offers Heath and Dependent Care FSAs so employees can contribute pre-tax dollars to pay health and dependent care expenses. Criterion covers the administrative cost of the benefit.
Criterion partners with LifeMart for discounts on items like movie tickets, travel options, and shopping.
Employees may use Paid Time Off (PTO) for vacation, sick, or personal leave. PTO accrues according to the following schedule: 0-2 Years: 15 Days; 3-7 Years: 20 Days; Over 7 Years: 25 Days. Criterion offers 10 paid holidays per year.
Dental Insurance is available for employees and their dependents. Criterion covers the full cost of employee coverage and a majority of the cost of family coverage.
Criterion matches 50% of up to 8% of pay contributed by employees as allowed by law.
Voluntary Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
Employees can elect additional Voluntary Life Insurance for themselves (up to $500,000), their spouse (up to $250,000), and their children (up to $10,000). Employees cover the cost of the benefit.
Rewards for referring job candidates to Criterion Systems.
Health Savings Accounts
Employees who participate in the HSA medical plan can open a Health Savings Account. Criterion makes a competitive contribution to employees’ HSAs on a per-pay-period basis.
Criterion Systems, Inc. is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination at all levels of our organization. We believe in treating all applicants and employees fairly and make decisions without regard to an individual’s protected status: race/ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital/parental status, pregnancy/childbirth or related conditions, religion, creed, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other protected status.
Criterion is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for a position with Criterion and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply, please send an email with your request to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 703-942-5800. Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.