Best Places to Work in IT 2016 Employer Profile

No. 20, Small

MetroStar Systems

Reston, Va. [South Atlantic]
MetroStar Systems
Credit: Derek Campbell

Why you want to work there

Employees at this Reston, Va., provider of IT services enjoy the energetic atmosphere of a tech startup while working on meaningful programs in support of national security. A professional development initiative called MetroStar University provides a variety of technical training and leadership opportunities, and employees receive at least $2,000 per year to spend on career development. To foster a spirit of camaraderie, MetroStar organizes activities like Wellness Wednesdays, Food Fridays and happy hours, and offers amenities such as a game room at headquarters equipped with video games, foosball and Ping-Pong tables, and bikes to ride on local trails.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 168

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 116

IT employee turnover in 2015: 30%

IT promotions in 2015: 4%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2015: No set maximum

Training budget per IT employee in 2015: $2,586

PTO and Healthcare

Days of paid time off after one year of service: 15

Days of paid time off after 10 years of service: 20

Percentage of employee health insurance premium paid by employer: 70%