Advanced Acoustic Concepts

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Advanced Acoustic Concepts Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
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  1.  

    A lot of very smart people that work really hard to make a difference

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Hauppauge, NY
    Former Employee - Director in Hauppauge, NY

    I worked at Advanced Acoustic Concepts full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Leading edge technology in system integration, training systems and software development. The engineers there really work hard to meet the program schedules. The senior management really tried to address company issues and do whats best for the employees.

    Cons

    The selling of the company to DRS really changed the dynamics of the company. It wasn't the same company that I had joined when I was first hired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none really, it was a pleasure to have worked there and would work for any of the senior management people again if the started another interest.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Good experience but could've been better

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    Former Intern - Engineering in Lemont Furnace, PA
    Former Intern - Engineering in Lemont Furnace, PA

    I worked at Advanced Acoustic Concepts as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great People, everyone was friendly and the environment was fairly casual. The project I was supposed to be assigned for my summer had already been started by someone else without my supervisors knowledge. There was a lot of confusion over what I was actually expected to do and I had little contact with the manager most of my time there. Deadlines weren't really spelled out and I never got to give a presentation to the plant manager (which was supposed to be part of the internship). The whole production team would go out to lunch regularly, and I formed lots of good relationships with everyone. Everyone at the plant knew each other and I really liked the small, "homey" atmosphere of working at AAC.

    Cons

    The work gets repetitive, lack of communication between supervisors sometimes, very little instruction or guidance on projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Schedule short weekly stand-up meeting with interns and employees who are currently working on new projects to review progress and offer guidance or expectations

  3.  

    Supplier Quality Engineer

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    Former Employee - Supplier Quality Engineer in Uniontown, PA
    Former Employee - Supplier Quality Engineer in Uniontown, PA

    I worked at Advanced Acoustic Concepts full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The people that work there were so helpful in making my position easy to perform

    Cons

    Management at Advanced Acoustic Concepts had no respect for the past Director of Quality & defied what she was trying to accomplish. No respect for the Quality Management System, ISO 9001:2008

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quality has to be number one. Not trying to work around the quality department and ship product at any cost

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    not the best employment experience ...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Advanced Acoustic Concepts full-time

    Pros

    decent benefit package, decent pay for the area and the internship program helps a lot of people get experience right out of college.

    Cons

    Repetitive work, slow growth. It is not the friendliest work environment. I'd say mainly due to the atmosphere created by the managers. There are too many and none of them communicate with each other or the rest of the employees. They really make you feel unappreciated for the work you perform.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    upper management needs to get more involved, lower management needs to make cut backs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Short experience with AAC

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Advanced Acoustic Concepts full-time

    Pros

    Laid back, flexible work hours. Great people to work with. Really difficult to get in trouble for anything that went wrong.

    Cons

    Poor career advancement, thankless, no communication between departments or from upper management. Pay was low for the position.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Dull work

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Hauppauge, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Hauppauge, NY

    I worked at Advanced Acoustic Concepts full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The only upside to working at AAC was the engineering staff. Most people were friendly and helpful but some are not. That's where the pros end.

    Cons

    Management is poor. Workers don't get enough credit for good work. Takes forever to get tools that are needed for software dev. Poor software dev practices if any at all as a result the code is buggy.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Worst place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Advanced Acoustic Concepts full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There was a parking lot! And we would get a free lunch once in awhile! Food court nearby! Post office walking distance.

    Cons

    Horrible management team! Worst place ever ! Would not recommend this place to anyone! The women they have in management positions all are ignorant and narrow minded!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You all need to go to people skills training!

    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    A lot of the same work

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    Former Intern - Co-Op in Uniontown, PA
    Former Intern - Co-Op in Uniontown, PA

    I worked at Advanced Acoustic Concepts as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Easy, brainless work. Good student employment

    Cons

    Very low pay, exact same tasks day in and day out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Stable But Not Fulfulling

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Hauppauge, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Hauppauge, NY

    I worked at Advanced Acoustic Concepts

    Pros

    Stable in an industry that will never die. Lots of great people, and the environment is very laid back; low pressure and easy workload.

    Cons

    The management is a big mess; every tool is outdated by at least 5 years (we were still building things in VS2005 in 2010). The main software was all broken and not working, yet still was not fixed. Not many opportunities beyond the niche.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    Positive overall

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager
    Former Employee - Program Manager

    I worked at Advanced Acoustic Concepts full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Challenging work, dynamic pace, good compensation

    Cons

    long meetings, focus drift, weak in mentoring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue to empower those doing the work in the "trenches"

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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