WHAT OUR EMPLOYEES ARE SAYING
Find out why our employees love working at PVM.
I provide direct support to the US Navy by working on computer system that deploys ships. We help upgrades to the computer system, provide training on the new features and then provide distant support/helpdesk support to the sailors. With the upgrades to our computer systems, there is always something I don’t know. It keeps things refreshing.
I really like our small family environment. I know that the people I work with care about me as a person, and not only as a co-worker. Many of us are veterans and I knew a couple of them while I was in the USMC. I like the military atmosphere here, which makes me feel like I’m still doing my part.
Fun fact – I love all the new comic book themed shows (Arrow, Flash, Gotham, Marvel Agents of Shields). It’s great to finally see the comics I read as a kid on TV and the big screen.
-Cris Myers, Senior Systems Engineer
PVM is the first company that I have worked for that truly follows it’s stated principals. It’s a family-away-from-family. I am an international student and as such require a work visa. The company has been wonderfully supportive and taken care of the entire visa process without any hassles; they have also been very accepting about me being a Slytherin! It has been great working for the software team. I have learned so much and PVM has enabled continuous growth in my role as a software developer. It definitely helps that the office is a nerd-haven with Nerf guns and Darth Vader! This is a rock solid company that has a very bright future and I am excited to be a part of it.
Fun fact - I am a Potterhead! I've been to WWoHP four times and London once!
-Chandrika Moka, Deployed Solutions Engineer
I've loved computers and technology for a long time so when I found out I could get paid for doing what I love, it was an easy decision. What I like most about working for PVM is the people I get to work with. It's nice to work with smart people, work together as a team, and be proud of the products we put out.
Being that we are so busy all of the time, there are so many learning opportunities to become proficient in a wide variety of skills...virtualization, UNIX, scripting, networking, data-as-a-service, etc. If you're willing to work hard and put in the hours, you can become an expert at the skill of your choosing.
Fun fact - I really like the StarWars movies a lot...The Force Awakes was awesome!
-Jonathan Tjioe, Senior Systems Engineer
Working as an intern at PVM for the last 4-5 months has been such a rewarding experience. I graduated late summer 2015 and entered the “real world” wide eyed and bushy tailed. I was unsure about going back for my masters right out of the gate (and it seemed some days I was unsure about everything lol). I knew I had a passion for writing, current events, social media and connecting with diverse topics and people. I would have never guessed I would be interning for an IT company straight after earning my BS in anthropology. PVM saw the drive and mixture of passions I had bubbling inside me and gave me some place to channel it. Quarter life crises are real in a world where jobs are becoming harder and harder to come by. That pressure becomes even more real when you have little to no experience in the field to decide if a career is something you would commit to long term. Interning is an extremely important liaison for my generation, or people coming right into the workforce from school. This experience is allowing me to grow, to connect with others and most importantly, to learn. I am really proud of the content I have been able to create for the PVM team. I learned the ins and outs of the very, very basics of the corporate and government workplace. I assisted in the complete revamp of the company’s website and the curation of a company blog with the mentoring of Sydney Metzmaker and Carrie Davis. I really hope that the team understands, even those I didn’t speak to on a daily basis (I was remote for the duration) the role they have played in the baby steps of my journey to becoming me!
Thank you kindly for the opportunity, can’t wait to continue building a relationship with the PVM squad.
-Riley Mack, Intern
I’ve been a member of the PVM team since August 2015. I’m not going to lie, coming fresh out of college into the industry was very intimidating, especially since I felt like I didn’t have enough experience or knowledge to contribute. But the people here at PVM saw potential in me and they’ve been supporting me as a colleague and as a family member. There’s not much more that I could ask for in not just a first job, but just a job in general, than to have coworkers who check up on you, offer help and advice when you ask for it, bring candy and chocolates into the office, and randomly shoot you with nerf guns.
PVM has exposed me to an abundance of new things that I did not touch on during school. From just simple workflows to technical stuff like new design patterns - I’m honestly just used to writing everything in a single class with a bunch of methods for school. But after helping with the software development, I’m starting to get a grasp on various new concepts and techniques and anything I don’t understand, I just ask my technical seniors. There’s a lot more for me to learn here - it’s definitely challenging but it has and I know it will help me grow more as a developer.
Fun fact - I’m a big fan of comedy - I love ridiculous movies (I’m talking about ones like ‘Sharknado’) and comedy shows/sitcoms like ‘The IT Crowd’. I think I have a pretty wide sense of humor - I’m really easily amused…
-Bryant To, Deployed Solutions Engineer