Applied Information Sciences
2.9 of 5 22 reviews
www.appliedis.com Reston, VA 150 to 499 Employees

Applied Information Sciences Reviews

Updated Mar 27, 2014
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2.9 22 reviews

                             

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Fred Elleman

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good firm with lots of growth

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Applied Information Sciences full-time for more than a year

ProsVery flat management structure. Very flexible in terms of telecommuting and working from home. Lots of mobile and tablet work; working on some of the latest microsoft technologies (Windows phone, Azure, etc...)

ConsUnder communication between teams and mangers is an issue.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure internal resources (HR, IT) are growing along with the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Excellent company working on cutting edge of Microsoft technologies

Principal Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Baltimore, MD

I have been working at Applied Information Sciences full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat people to work with!

ConsNot as much emphasis on processes

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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If you do not know where you stand with the company until your review this is the place to work

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Reston, VA

I have been working at Applied Information Sciences full-time for more than 3 years

ProsExcellent colleagues who are enthusiastic about the technology they work with.

ConsManagement is very poor at communicating employee feedback. You will have no idea where you stand with the company until the day of your performance review where all negative feedback that you are hearing for the first time is unloaded at once.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive feedback more often to your employees so they know where they stand and will have time to correct any issues

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Software Engineer (Current Employee)

I have been working at Applied Information Sciences full-time

ProsCompetitive Pay and Benefits
Technology Leadership
Independence
Hands Off Management Style

ConsThe work can be repetitive at times.
The office space is kind of dull.

Advice to Senior ManagementOverall, Keep up the good work! Maybe spruce up the offices a little more.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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In general a good place to work, keeps you busy and flexible work schedule and excellent colleagues.

Senior Software Developer (Current Employee)
Reston, VA

I have been working at Applied Information Sciences full-time for more than 5 years

Prosflexible work schedule and excellent colleagues
good technical support system

ConsCareer Growth path not known
can be stuck with same technologies for years

Advice to Senior Managementdevelop current employees, improve communication with employees,.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Okay.. but not a secure place. Can fire anyone anytime!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Applied Information Sciences

ProsProvides good working conditions and enough liberty to excel yourself.

ConsYou never know which project goes down and which resource is thrown out.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep enough backup funds so that you can feed your employees for at least 6 months since your projects are very uncertain

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Good, but may fired anytime.

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Hyderābād (India)

I have been working at Applied Information Sciences full-time for more than a year

ProsGood Salary, Flexible work timings and good work atmosphere

ConsNever known when the project goes down and fired out.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to plan at least for the next 6 months to handle the uncertainty.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Very nice organization to work with.

Software Engineer II (Current Employee)
Hyderābād (India)

I have been working at Applied Information Sciences full-time for more than a year

Pros- Good work environment.
- Not many levels of managers.
- Gives opportunities to explore on new technologies.
- Friendly environment.
- Good salary.
- Work from home flexibility. Even work from remote place flexibility.
- No formal dress code :)
- Managers are ready to talk on any matter.
- Based on performance people get yearly bonus.

Cons- Everyone has to set their own goals for the year. This has a pros also that everyone gets opportunity to decide what he/she wants to do.
- Management is very strict towards low performing candidates.

Advice to Senior Management- Keep discussing every matter with team members.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Very bad company to work with

Software Engineer II (Current Employee)
Hyderābād (India)

I have been working at Applied Information Sciences full-time for less than a year

ProsGood Salary...Nothing else is good

ConsThey fired 40 people out of 100 from Hyderabad office. Dont go by their "We have Microsoft Guys" speech ! They Will throw you out Once the project is done within 3 to 6 months. Very unplanned team structure. Daily Calls at mid night will make your life hell. Dont go by their Flexible timing prank. They keep 10% of salary as Bonus amount. They dont give a penny out of the 10% salary which is your right !

Advice to Senior ManagementGrow up. Admit your responsibilities as an employer. You fire people when project is done and insult them by telling that their performance is bad. You keep their legitimate bonus which is 10% of their salary and dont even give them their due.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Excellent company to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Applied Information Sciences

ProsGood working environment, recognition for your work, highly talented & Technical managers, latest technology exposure.

ConsFlat structure, Company is doing good.. not cons at this point.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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