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Peter L. Smith
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    Medium sized company that desperately wants to grow to >$1B in revenue

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    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at American Systems full-time

    Pros

    ESOP and employee/owner culture. Self insured health plan. Pockets of highly talented engineers and techs. Ethics preached as top priority.

    Cons

    Bonuses cut out completely, ESOP share price dropping three years running, middle level managers asked to do three times as much with fraction of resources. GMs give lots of rudder orders but not much vision or leadership. Several business units need to be shut down. Senior management must be hanging on for decent offer to sell company. Very odd performance reviews.

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    Need to take good hard look at effort "to green" the ranks and gut the seasoned talent. Find other ways to trim bloated back office costs. Curious that best directors and managers are gone, showing up in key contract losses. Guess greening of workforce didn't work so well?!?

    This was a great company to work for until CEO passed away unexpectedly in mid 2000s. Replacement CEO left abruptly this summer. Now run by long time COO. HR department shackles managers with "big company" bureaucracy, losing all hope of keeping responsiveness and workforce agility. Should stay in medium sized defense contractor niche and skip plans to grow to be the next Raytheon or Lockheed Martin.

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