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Advanced Public Safety Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
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  1.  

    Working at the company was overall a good experience for my career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Deerfield Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Deerfield Beach, FL

    I worked at Advanced Public Safety full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company is working on better software delivery and improving and upgrading their software

    Cons

    Company is in flux of a culture change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better working conditions and better pay would improve the moral of the long time employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Dis-functional, Micromanagement, Losing Money, Needs to have senior management and program management team replaced

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Deerfield Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Deerfield Beach, FL

    I have been working at Advanced Public Safety full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Owned by Trimble, International conglomerate which is a large company but they do not get involved in the management or success of APS with resources. Talk to some previous or current employees before accepting or thinking about accepting a position with the current crew. Currently geared toward maximizing output while minimizing input and resources are scarce. The teams are poorly managed and not provided with the necessary tools to be successful.

    Cons

    Losing money at a staggering pace with ineffective leadership and employees who are not part of the "solution"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire leaders not babysitters, replace PM and leadership team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Horrible experience working with inexperienced people there for the paycheck - not to move the company forward

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Deerfield Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Deerfield Beach, FL

    I worked at Advanced Public Safety full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The ONLY pro is that APS is wholly owned by Trimble Navigation and the hope that Trimble is smart enough to realize there are a bunch of idiots running the country

    Cons

    Project Management is non-existent in this place.....the way the company is organized is horrible and makes it impossible to get anything done. IT / Programming has no real leadership of someone who understands what they do. They put a IT Director in place who never programmed and a head of Project Management who came from at best a Business Analyst position in former work....neither ever had formal training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put people in charge who know what they are doing......consider RETENTION. You let people that are EXCELELNT resources leave and go to competitors. You keep losing money and market share and have no intention of stoping it - your thought to me when I left was - "Don't let the door hit you on the way out" !!!

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

    This company peaked about 6 or 7 years ago

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield Beach, FL

    I worked at Advanced Public Safety

    Pros

    Small company with big company (parent ) company benefits. Good people to work with on a daily basis. Micro managing is minimal.

    Cons

    APS used to have cutting edge technology but his been surpassed by its competitors. Website has not changed in 10 years. Sales out performed company's abiltiy to deliver and the reputation tanked as a result.. Delivery is slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to cutting edge. It feels as though this ship has been abandoned before a slow and painful sinking.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great concepts but poor delivery

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Advanced Public Safety

    Pros

    You can be proud of what you do - Improving officer safety. The company is still small so you can be noticed for doing a great job. Owned by Trimble Navigation so you have great benefits.

    Cons

    The technology is very dated and has not been updated in years. Competitors are better, faster and cheaper. Management does not communicate well and is not transparent with their decision making process. They are much more concerned about the quarterly numbers than the long term health of the company. Compensation for front line employees is marginal. Customer satisfaction is given lip service but is not a real goal of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Success requires investment in technology and people. Listen to your customers and employees. Build a next generation set of products quickly.

    Doesn't Recommend

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