MetroStar Systems Celebrates 20th Anniversary

MetroStar Systems, Inc. (MetroStar) a Reston-based IT company celebrates 20th anniversary. MetroStar was founded by three students attending George Mason University. Their vision of bridging people together using technology as grown from 3 to nearly 250 employees. MetroStar has established a reputation for bringing together lean, cross-functional teams to build lead-edge technology solutions for the

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18 Lessons Learned from 18 Years of MetroStar Systems

What began in 1999 as a couple of young, innovative minds developing simple web solutions has evolved into a relentless force of passion, creativity, and technology. Our team is all grown up now, but the learning never stops. Here are the biggest lessons that our co-founders Ali Reza Manouchehri and Robert J. Santos have

By | 2017-05-04T17:56:47+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Leadership|Tags: , , |

Summer in Review – Intern Class of 2016

Summer Internships Each summer MetroStar hosts a class of interns, who are provided with the opportunity to gain real-life experience related to their field of study. Students come from around the country to join our internship program and become an integrated part of MetroStar’s teams, mission, and culture. This summer, our interns got to

6 Elements of a Great Company Culture [Video]

Although innovation and hard work are integral to a company’s success, culture is the glue that holds its people together. For 17 years, we’ve maintained this belief, and have groomed a resilient culture that reflects the interests, passions, and collective mission of our employees. By doing so, our company has grown from a two-man team

By | 2017-03-03T19:08:07+00:00 May 17th, 2016|Categories: Culture, Leadership|Tags: , , , |

How to Build a Culture of Change Leaders

Embracing Change for Success The ability to embrace change differentiates the unsuccessful person from the successful person—and it does the same for companies. While we have all heard (and experienced) that change on individuals is stressful and hardly welcomed, today’s successful businesses are moving faster than ever. If a company can’t jive with the

A Day in the Life of a Project Manager

If you’ve ever wondered what a project manager at MetroStar does every day, here’s a peek at life through the eyes of one of our PMs, Jorge Vazquez. In the first episode of our “Day in the Life” YouTube series, Jorge gives you an exclusive look into his everyday routine (which, yes, includes a

Essential Elements of a Successful R&D Program

While the concept of research is as old as science, the pairing of research and development is a relatively new development. The innovations that result in new products and new processes usually have their roots in research; they have followed a path from laboratory idea, to pilot or prototype production, to full-scale production and