Next Century Corporation Honored as One of the Best Places to Work in 2018, A Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award Winner

ANNAPOLIS JUNCTION, MD (December 6, 2017) – Next Century Corporation has been honored with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, recognizing the Best Places to Work in 2018. The Employees’ Choice Awards program, now in its 10th year, relies solely on the input of employees, who elect to provide feedback on their jobs, work environments and companies via Glassdoor. Next Century ranked #3 in the Small to Medium Business category, competing against hundreds of thousands of companies in the entire United States.

Glassdoor is an industry-leading, recognized source for information on a company’s culture and values. Next Century is thrilled to be recognized as one of Glassdoor’s Employee Choice Award recipients,” said John McBeth, CEO.

We know today’s job seekers are more informed than ever about where they go to work, researching everything from company culture to career opportunities to pay philosophy and more. To help people find companies that stand out from the pack, the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards recognize employers that are truly Best Places to Work because they’re determined by those who really know best – the employees,” said Robert Hohman, Glassdoor CEO and co-founder. “Employers where employees love to work continue to prove that they have a recruiting and business performance advantage. We’re proud to celebrate the 2018 winners as we mark our tenth anniversary of the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards.

On Glassdoor, current and former employees of companies worldwide can share insights and opinions about their work environments by sharing a company review, designed to capture a genuine and authentic inside look at what it’s like to work at particular jobs and companies. When sharing a company review on Glassdoor, employees are asked to rate their satisfaction with the company overall, and key workplace factors like career opportunities, compensation, benefits, work/life balance, senior management, as well as culture and values. In addition, employees are asked to describe the best reasons to work at their companies as well as any downsides.

It would be easy to read some of the buzzwords [on our website] like ‘high performance’, ‘guiding principles’, and ‘software that saves lives’ and think [Next Century] a company that is just trying to sell on ideals. Next Century follows through with those ideals and acts upon them daily. The CEO and leadership drive these ideals and challenge employees to strive for them consistently. The honest and open communication is refreshing and the encouragement for growth and learning for employees is wonderful. The work is rewarding, the company values are honorable, and the mission is a noble one to save lives,” as stated in one Glassdoor review by an anonymous Next Century employee.

The Best Places to Work are determined using company reviews shared by U.S.-based employees between November 1, 2016 and October 22, 2017. To be considered for the small & medium category, a company must have less than 1,000 employees and have received at least 25 ratings across eight workplace attributes from U.S.-based employees during the period of eligibility. The final list is compiled based on Glassdoor’s proprietary algorithm, and takes into account quantity, quality and consistency of reviews.

For the complete list of the Glassdoor Best Places to Work in 2018, please visit: https://www.glassdoor.com/Award/Best-Small-and-Medium-Companies-to-Work-For-LST_KQ0,43.htm

About Next Century
Next Century was founded as a direct result of the 9/11 attacks and provides solutions that integrate situational awareness, at a glance analysis, decision support, collaboration, and other core capabilities utilizing our expertise in data visualization, user interface design, GIS, image exploitation, and mobile computing. At Next Century, we are committed to growing our team of high performers to accomplish our mission of saving lives and protecting our country. We are not a body shop; we avoid staff augmentation, and we are totally committed to excellence in all that we do. Joining our team is not just a position, but a journey with a team of world class software engineers who share a passion for using their skills and experience to make a difference.

About Glassdoor
Glassdoor is one of the largest and fastest growing job sites in the world today. Set apart by the tens of millions of reviews and insights provided by employees and candidates, Glassdoor combines all the jobs with this valuable data to make it easy for people to find a job that is uniquely right for them. As a result, Glassdoor helps employers hire truly informed candidates at scale through effective recruiting solutions like job advertising and employer branding products. Launched in 2008, Glassdoor now has reviews and insights for approximately 700,000 companies in more than 190 countries.

Next Century recognized on The Washington Post “Top Workplaces” list for the 3rd consecutive year!

Next Century is pleased to share that the company has been recognized on The Washington Post “Top Workplaces” list for the third consecutive year! In its fourth annual rankings, the Post highlights employers with the highest employee survey ratings in the Greater Washington, D.C. area. The Washington Post celebrated the 2017 Top Workplaces at an event on Thursday, June 15 and featured Next Century and the other winners in a special section of the paper on Sunday, June 18th. Well done, Next Centurions! For more information, visit The Washington Post.

 

 

 

Next Century honored by the 2016 Baltimore Sun Media Group’s Top Workplaces

We are incredibly proud to announce that Next Century has been named a “2016 Top Workplace” by the Baltimore Sun! Ranked number 13 out of 65 small-sized workplaces recognized, the decision was based exclusively on surveys about our workplace and completed by employees themselves. A complete list of the winners can be found on the Baltimore Sun’s website here.

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Next Century employees participate in a Photo Booth at our annual holiday party

 

 

 

UMBC’s new PI^2 Immersive Hybrid Reality Lab

UMBC Pi2 Lab Ribbon Cutting Event

UMBC Pi2 Lab Ribbon Cutting Event

It’s official! UMBC’s new PI^2 Immersive Hybrid Reality Lab (funded by Next Century and the NSF ) is up and running! The lab, also known as the virtual reality “cave” was created to reduce the distance between computers, data, and people. John McBeth, president, CEO and founder of Next Century said at the ceremony, “We’re at the beginning of a shift. This isn’t just about games anymore.”

The article from the ribbon cutting event can be seen here: http://news.umbc.edu/new-virtual-reality-space-at-umbc-reduces-distance-between-computers-data-and-people

 

Next Century awarded Top Workplaces 2016 by the Washington Post

On Sunday, June 19th, the Washington Post is publishing “Top Places to Work” – a list of the best places to work in the DC metro area. We are incredibly proud to announce that Next Century is going to be on the list. This is the second time we have been selected as a Top Workplace. Next Century was ranked number 9 for small business in the DC Metro area; according to the Post, there are over 100,000 businesses in the area! The full list, including us, will be published in the Sunday Washington Post Magazine. Don’t forget to check out our CEO & Founder, John McBeth’s interview with the Post about company leadership on page 24!

John McBeth featured in the Washington PostPhoto Booth! Top Work Places 2016

Next Century honored by the 2015 Baltimore Sun Media Group’s Top Workplaces

On December 2nd, Next Century was honored at the 2015 Baltimore Sun Media Group’s Top Workplaces reception with not one, but two Awards.

For the second consecutive year, Next Century earned a spot as one of the Baltimore Region’s Top Workplaces (ranked 7th out of 65 small businesses) based on an employee feedback survey.

Next Century was also thrilled to win “The Top Workplaces Special Honors Award for Employee Communication”; one of only 15 Special Honors Awards. Next Century earned this Award because we ranked highest in this category, based on the responses of those surveyed, as compared to all other Top Workplaces winners.

The following quote gleaned from a Next Century employee’s survey that was featured during the awards presentation sums up Next Century’s ongoing commitment to open and honest communication:

“Our managers keep us ‘in the loop’ regarding company financials, direction, and decisions. Ethics and integrity really do matter. I feel like I am doing important work for the country here.”

All awards were publicly announced in last Sunday’s edition of the Baltimore Sun Newspaper and can be found on the Baltimore Sun’s website here.