AAC Reviews

Updated March 21, 2015
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  1. Product Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AAC

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People with in the company are very friendly.

    Cons

    growth with in the company is slow.

    Advice to Management

    Show employees you value them.


  2. Incompetent Inferior Management

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Junior Tech in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Junior Tech in Washington, DC

    I worked at AAC

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work was simple an you are allowed to work at your own pace.

    Cons

    Poor communication amongst managers an there knowledge of what the job in-tells. They had a buddy system.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to take effective criticism an not blame others for your poor decision making because your afraid to accept accountability on your lack of knowing how to do your job, while your peers do an therefore it shows you out.


  3. Helpful (3)

    Government Contracting Sweatshop with Zero Competent Managers

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    Former Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Manager in Washington, DC

    I worked at AAC full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Paid on time - Federal holidays off

    Cons

    - Lack of engagement from managers - Mismanaged labor hours - Rude managers - Lack of professionalism - No or low raises annually - HR is clueless and inexperienced with highly staffed contracts - HR is in bed with the company - Sexist and discriminatory practices towards women

    Advice to Management

    - Don't base merit on personal relationships with employees - Consider customer feedback when conducting performance reviews - Hire competent staff, not those that will work for the cheapest salary - Make sure each key resource has a backup - Consider work/life balance as a factor contributing to employee morale - Improve understanding of the inner workings of the contract / staff expectations at client level - Capture job duties in a formalized aid or process - Recognize that just because someone has PMP behind their name doesn't mean they are good, it means they can pass a test


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Horrible company with terrible leadership

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AAC

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -Getting paid on time. -Having a building near the metro to work at which was convenient.

    Cons

    -You are a number on a sheet of paper. All that matters to them on their biggest contract is turning a profit -Lack of professional development -Deceitful and convoluted management practices. -Alot of directors that were outwardly mean to some of their employees. One of the managers on a conference call of 50-60 people blatantly mocked/belittled one particular employee by mimicking their voice in a condescending way. -Leverages employees against client, constantly putting them in a bad position. -Excessive spending on non related operations

    Advice to Management

    Companies like this don't belong in government contracting. Your actions truly ruin it for the rest of the reputable small companies looking to make legitimate business gains. Fire the majority of your directors/managers on the GSA contract before you face massive legal action (if this hasn't happened already…..). The lack of quality control of people in a position of power is appalling. Take a long hard look at some of your senior management and what they bring to the company. Focus more on quality and maybe you will survive as a company in the next 3 years.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Onsite IT engineer contractor at Government site

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AAC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and low amount of corporate politics.

    Cons

    Policy of getting check if time sheet late a few times is strange...


  7. Helpful (1)

    I would not recommend

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA

    I worked at AAC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Resume building if you are expanding in the DOD market.

    Cons

    Inexperienced HR. Lackluster management and poor benefits.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Challenging work environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Controller in Vienna, VA
    Former Employee - Project Controller in Vienna, VA

    I worked at AAC full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very large and complex Project with many facets and interfaces. The work environment was excellent and the people were very professional.

    Cons

    Corporate infrastructure is short handed and corporate data collection and reporting systems currently inadequate to deal with large contracts. Also the OBS is confusing.

    Advice to Management

    Establish a solid OBS.. Develop standard operating procedures (SOPs) that define the work flows and business processes. Be more communicate with employees.


  9. It was the best company I ever worked for they were very fair

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Entry in Millington, TN
    Former Employee - Data Entry in Millington, TN

    I worked at AAC full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The Staffing was really good to work with and they were very understanding

    Cons

    don't have any at this time

    Advice to Management

    They were also good to work with


  10. Helpful (3)

    Old school, obsolete management, no vision

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Engineer in Washington, DC

    I worked at AAC full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable and profitable company which has been around for 30 years.

    Cons

    Very strong "old boys network", which makes it hard to make career progress. Company makes decent earnings, but they refuse to spend on infrastructure and employee development. There is "management" and "labor" class and each gets treated differently. Career advancement isn't based on the talent but personal relationship with executives.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your top performers stay wihin the company. Career advancements shouldn't be based on the relationship with executives but the performance and customer satisfaction. Hire MBAs from top universities to think strategically as opposed to reactionary.


  11. A good defense contractor

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Hauppauge, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Hauppauge, NY

    I worked at AAC full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    They're good at finding a place for you based on your experience.

    Cons

    Not the best at organization. A lot of the code is messy, and subversion isn't the best.



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