ASRC Federal Holding Company

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ASRC Federal Holding Company Reviews

Updated March 4, 2015
Updated March 4, 2015
26 Reviews
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26 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cape Canaveral, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cape Canaveral, FL

    I have been working at ASRC Federal Holding Company full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, great pay, and most important, challenging job assignments. Management cares about employees. There are many opportunities for career advancement.

    Cons

    Communications from upper management used to take too long to reach all employees, although it has improved significantly over the past couple of years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    A Company You Can Grow With

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ASRC Federal Holding Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    ASRC Federal values their employees and looks for ways to grow them. They will help you achieve your goals. Small company feel.

    Cons

    There has been some leadership changes over the years so stability would be nice. Overall, not a big thing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always keep the lines of communication open.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Different from the “other” gov’t contracting guys

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ASRC Federal Holding Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company has positions all over the US so there are quite a bit of lateral move possibilities. If you live in Washington and wanted to work in California, it is feasible. Most managers go out of their way to find folks billable positions if something happens to the overhead positions which is nice to know people care. There is a real social mission of the company as the company’s shareholders are 11,000 Inupiat Eskimos from the North Slope of Alaska – the revenue generated by the company goes a long way to helping and sustaining very remote villages and communities. A lot of the projects the company works on are really cool. From the next generation of spacecraft (Orion) to new weather satellites, to running state of the art HPC data centers - there is a broad mix of projects. Some of the benefits like flex time, ability to telecommute for some positions and floating holidays are great.

    Cons

    Just like all other companies in the gov’t contracting market, volatility is caused by Congressional and Executive budget issues/pressures. Gov’t shutdowns negatively affect the company. There have been a number of leadership changes over the last three years, which do create instability but the current management team is solidly in place and have their priorities in the right places. Also, sometimes there is a bit of a disconnect between employees working on-site at gov’t facilities and those at corporate offices but communication has improved over the last year or two.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More employee engagement initiatives would be appreciated and welcomed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Contract change to Inuteq was a nightmare. The company underbid so everyone coming from the old contract lost money.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ASRC Federal Holding Company

    Pros

    None that I can see so far. Promises before change but no followup.

    Cons

    The company lost several critical positions in the change. Management unwilling to do what is right to retain critical personnel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your people are your life's blood. Do what you can to keep them, instead of making it feel likes rats leaving a sinking ship.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    I was very satisfied with the help I received from the company finding new contracts and guiding my career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ASRC Federal Holding Company full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The company wants to help find their current employees work if/when their contracts end. There is a lot of diverse and interesting work done through the company, so it is possible to steer your career in different directions. Managemtn has always defended my performance to clients. Employee benefits are satisfactory.

    Cons

    PTO structure is a little strange and at times frustrating. Not unfair, but can be difficult being forced to use PTO when the government facility is shut down.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    You Can't Make This Up - But, If You Could Take The Time To Write A Book

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ASRC Federal Holding Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Autonomy is amazing as executive leadership hides behind his door with his cronies and calls the plays.
    Pay is fair, although bonus is never close to my target, despite strong performance.
    Benefits are very good.

    Cons

    Seemed to be a landing place for LM folks, now there is an onslaught of URS folks - like going from A/B players to rookie league. There's a reason URS isn't big in the government services market and I believe part of that reason has landed here. Hiring friends, firing people without warning, adding executive staff like crazy and cutting the administrative people - trouble is on the horizon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop buying season tickets to the Caps and invest in your employees.
    Open requisitions and give existing employees a fair chance to compete.
    Good move realigning contracts again - that was a bad first step.
    Stop mocking our owners and shareholders - I hope you have a good severance plan if you continue to do it.
    Keep up the industry leading win rate - don't mess with BD.
    Stop threatening to bring in all your friends - this is not motivation.
    Get the Sr Leadership Team some leadership training - get out and walk the halls, be inclusive, everything isn't a secret unless you have absolutely no confidence. Go to executive training - quickly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Constant Upheaval

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beltsville, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beltsville, MD

    I have been working at ASRC Federal Holding Company full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Solid record of winning contracts.

    Cons

    The last four years have featured a revolving door of three different CEOs and often COOs.
    Each executive leadership regime change brings with it a new focus, a new set of "business rhythms", and a new influx of senior management brought in by the new execs.
    Morale among mid and senior level management is poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs no advice, they already know everything.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Lonely on the outpost

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - UNIX Administrator in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - UNIX Administrator in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at ASRC Federal Holding Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent Salary, but they started getting greedy and cut the 401K Match amounts, found ways to keep salary increases low while their pay increase was already put in the long term contract. Only heard from management once in a while, and if you asked them a question, it was rare to get an answer.

    Cons

    Government contract, so it is nothing that ASRC can do to make the job different.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open, be helpful. If people need training, spend the money and make your employees an asset.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Contracting Firm. Nice People

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Senior Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Contractor - Senior Project Manager in Washington, DC

    I have been working at ASRC Federal Holding Company as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    During the government shutdown in 2013, ASRC allowed us to use a week of vacation before it was accrued. The salary is good, at least on this contract. Paid snow days.

    Cons

    There is no "bench". If your contract ends, you are out the door, unless you find something within the company. Only 3 weeks of paid time off, accrued with every pay check. You can only get three weeks together at the end of the year.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    They should call this place the 9th level of Hell.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beltsville, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beltsville, MD

    I worked at ASRC Federal Holding Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The bottom level office employees were always willing to give a helping hand.

    Cons

    They have restructured upper management at least 6 times in the 7 years I worked there. With each new restructure, working at ASRC became worse and worse. The current restructure over the past two years has seen an influx of washed up Lockheed ex-employees, that add no real value, and have no idea what they are doing. ASRC is nothing more than a Lockheed Martin shell company at this point. The incoming Lockheed ex-employees have basically driven out all the former ASRC employees that brought value to the company. It went from a family atmosphere into a hell hole within a matter of months. Older ASRC employees, that are talented, are fleeing this company by the day.
    *AVOID THIS COMPANY AT ALL COSTS!*

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At this point I have no advice. The new management is just sucking the company dry while the board diddles it's fingers up in god knows where Alaska!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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