A-T Solutions

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A-T Solutions Reviews

Updated July 31, 2014
Updated July 31, 2014
12 Reviews

3.5
12 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    This is a company that will have trouble sustaining its past growth because of the narrowness of its focus.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President  in  Fredericksburg, VA
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Fredericksburg, VA

    Pros

    Company has focused on treating employees well in the recent strong growth environment.

    Cons

    The company's revenue declined in 2013 and it will have trouble getting back to the earlier trend.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find new market niches in the private (vice government contract) sector.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    New management, poor leadership.

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    Former Employee - EOD SME  in  Fredericksburg, VA
    Former Employee - EOD SME in Fredericksburg, VA

    Pros

    The best part of this company was working closely with other military and EOD operators. Working with the same professionals from the military we left was a big bonus. This made a military to civilian transition easy. A-T Solutions does have some of the best EOD professionals in the world. They have diversified their instructor portfolio with more technical experts outside the field of EOD and it has made a great difference.

    Cons

    The best part of this company is also the biggest problem in the company. A-T Solutions employs so many former military professionals that some forget they are not in the military anymore. There are so many lost opportunities at the company for advancing their former enlisted personnel into leadership roles that these same people are leaving the company for better opportunities. Former enlisted personnel with advanced degrees, continued education, and more experience are leaving because there is a glass ceiling that is controlled by former military Commissioned Officers. Many of the young former officers may have only seen 8 years in uniform and they are controlling the direction of a company that has a core of former enlisted personnel with much more experience. It is unfortunate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop with the program manager courses and cliques of former officers and ring knockers. Few other companies or government entities care about a PMP or similar certification. You are distancing yourselves from your core of instructors and professionals that want to advance and one day lead the company. The bulk of the work of the company is on the road and overseas. Go visit your people and ask them what they want and recommend for customer support and customer service. Also ask them what is trending in their world. You may not want to chase unobtainable contracts when you have limited experience in the associated field. Lastly, treat your people better. Stop making shortcuts in health insurance, time off, morale boosters (Christmas parties), and the like. This make the grass much greener on the other side.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    What started as a Mission-Focused company you would be proud to support, is now a politics-driven Corporate nightmare.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fredericksburg, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fredericksburg, VA

    Pros

    Presently- there aren't any pros.

    Cons

    Executive Level management became increasingly disloyal, secretive, and at times downright unethical. A-TS was founded by some of the most honorable, mission-focused patriots you could ever hope to work with, and was built into an industry respected organization through the dedication of a truly great group of employees. Sadly, once the C-level executives were replaced with more cliche "corporate types," these good hardworking people were systematically targeted, demoted, demoralized, or outright fired- almost in an attempt to rid the company of its roots. Benefits were systematically cut for the 'normal' employee, while upper level executives took huge bonuses. After seeing what was once a great company treat so many good people badly, and turn into what it is today- it's just another sad story of what happens when you sacrifice principles in pursuit of growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in GOOD people, and root out the bad. The quality of your people is what drives growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Culture was killed by management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great workforce. Very customer oriented and hard working (workforce mainly).

    Cons

    Culture killed and that was the one thing that connected the company to the customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you focus on the customers and not the dollars, the dollars will follow.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly work environment. The company is focused on accomplishing the mission while maintaining high standards. I was quickly accepted as a member of the team, and assimilated into the work environment.

    Cons

    No major cons. Every workplace has its pitfalls.

    Recommends
  7.  

    A-T Solutions is a great organization to work for!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Vienna, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA

    Pros

    A-T Solutions is a great place to work. People are friendly, courteous, and willing to help you. Everyone is a team player at A-TS, including senior management. They are very open and honest in their communication with employees.

    Cons

    Only con of working at A-TS is that some departments are understaffed due to the organization's quick growth over the past few years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    AA

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    Former Employee - Afghanistan Analyst  in  Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Afghanistan Analyst in Arlington, VA

    Pros

    The company has high ethical standards for whatever assigned tasks. I was given a task as an Afghanistan analyst, focused on improvised explosive devices (IED), which I was allowed to develop my in depth understanding of IED. When the contract with the Department of Defense was changed, I lost my job with 30 days notice, and the company gave me another 30 days of pay. Moreover, the HR offices tried for 90 days to help me find another job.

    Cons

    Most of the contracts that A-T Solutions are stationary regions, in Afghanistan in particular. My working history has been abroad, frequently in high risk environments. My spouse has reached her ability to have me abroad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the standards expected of employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Not the worst company in Fredericksburg to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fredericksburg, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fredericksburg, VA

    Pros

    Decent benefits. Good location. Nice office space

    Cons

    Too focused on building the company to sell.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Contractor  in  Leavenworth, KS
    Current Employee - Contractor in Leavenworth, KS

    Pros

    Benefits, salary and work life balance.

    Cons

    None I was extremely satisfied with the job and especially the benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work I loved working for A-T.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company - Poor Lower Management Skills

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fredericksburg, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fredericksburg, VA

    Pros

    A-T Solutions is a very up and coming company. They seem to have vast experience when it comes to their more technical positions. The overall vision of the company is great. Onboarding process was great. My relationship with my direct manager is great. Benefits are fantastic.

    Cons

    Some departments seem unattentive and lackidasical when it comes to responding. When I've spoken with manager(s) in HR, I've gotten multiple different answer, and what seems like misinformation. One HR manager in particular has told me that she was just 'thrown into the job' and basically had to train herself, which makes me think that she may not be sure of the answers she gives. Which, seems to be a trend. There are SOPs in place but there aren't very specific SOPs to the way an office 'works'.

    At times, the company seems disorganized - no one takes ownership to any problems that arise, it seems like the blame gets passed around. If a manager wants you gone, they'll make sure you're gone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure there is a specific training process. If there are any problems, make sure they are appropriately documented. I believe if you are going to let someone go, they should be well aware of the problem before this action is taken. (It shouldn't be a surprise to the employee). Ensure managers have managing experience and know what they are talking about. Just because they spend countless hours at the office, nights and weekends included, doesn't guarantee they know what they are talking about. Hold managers accountable for their actions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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