American Technology Services

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American Technology Services Reviews

Updated May 16, 2014
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3.0 7 reviews

50% Approve of the CEO

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Jeff Chandler

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29% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Entrepreneurial, professional and personal growth oriented environment

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe training opportunities are endless. You can advance at your own pace and in the technical or management arena of your choice.
    It's a very collaborative environment and the staff friendly and good to work with. It seems like there are about 20 people who have been there more than 5 years so you have a great knowledge base of folks when you need help.
    The culture is good. There are quarterly events, regular communication from management, recognition, advancement/promotions, etc.
    The benefits are good and the company pays for most.

    ConsAs with any IT position, sometimes it feels like a 24 X 7 job. The good news is that they are very good about giving time off to help out especially when there's big projects that keep you after hours and on weekends.
    No 401k match.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the communication and open door philosophy.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSalary and benefits are fair. They are competitive not exceeding the market.

    Empowerment - you really do have the flexibility and support to make decisions without a bunch of red tape. Just watch out if you make a wrong decision.

    The people at ATS are great!

    ConsTop management - great as long as you're doing well and billable. Any little snags along the way will be held against you indefinitely. There is no true forgiveness, grudges are held and it will reflect in your opportunities and reviews.

    Leadership communication from the top executives to managers is not clear or consistent. There seems to be no specific mission or path to follow. Sometimes it's about making money and other times it's just do whatever to keep the customers happy.

    Work / Life balance is tough. There is flexibility to work remotely and take time when needed, but you're still working very long hours. It's very hard to maintain this level long term.

    The company grows at a very slow pace so not much room for advancement.

    Vacation and Sick hours do not seem competitive to others IT companies in the area.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to employees. Let managers actually manage and not be micromanaged from the top.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    This is a great technology services company to work at.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Fairfax, VA

    Pros. Fast paced - if you are motivated, you can really accelerate your skills and grow.
    . Responsibility - you get responsibility if you are willing, to impact the project outcomes.
    . Direct client communication - if you are capable, you can directly communicate with clients. If you like customer interaction and come from a mid-sized or large corp, you'll know that this is a rare thing. It can be motivating to see your contributions are directly visible to clients.
    . Flexibility - management is flexible about need-based remote working and time off.
    . Environment - if you take time to get to know your co-workers, most are genuinely good people. Many employees have been with the company for years.

    If you have multiple technical skills to stay billable then you will like this place.

    ConsAll of the above are also cons if you come from a slow paced, large corporation or if you're expecting to just sit around, particularly in any of the consulting positions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    As long as you are billable you should be good.

    Network Consultant (Current Employee) Fairfax, VA

    Prosdecent benefits & salary
    Flexible hours

    ConsNo Bonus
    No 401K contribution
    No support from management in dealing with tough issues

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    They treat you well but it's difficult to wake up in the morning and feel like coming to work at all

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Fairfax, VA

    ProsManagement is very good about time off and working from home.
    Relaxed atmosphere. No micromanagement.
    People are friendly for the most part.

    ConsWork is not very motivating.
    It isn't an 'exciting' place to work
    Communication between departments and management level is poor.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI would put in place a more open, communicative process. Work is very unsociable. Employees need to interact more and get excited about what they do.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Overworked, poor benefits, few processes

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNew office space
    Free sodas/coffee
    Decent office location
    Most people in the office are friendly to your face

    Cons- Lack of documentation and process for almost every department.
    - Not enough staff to do the last minute work coming in.
    - No one knows who is doing what or what departments do what.
    - Benefits are poor at best.
    - Even though the company website states, "we listen. were accountable", it seems most managers do not listen to the employees and do not hold employees accountable.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire people that will implement processes / documentation. Get better benefits. Stop overworking your staff.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Get Some Experience, but Don't Overstay

    Network Consultant, Developer (Former Employee)

    ProsDepending on which department you work in, you'll become exposed to network support, Web development, hosting, and IT consulting. There is average pay for non-managerial staff. Benefits are basic (medical, dental, vision). You'll get a few holiday, sick, and vacation days too. Telecommuting options are available. There is complimentary soda, coffee and water. Parking is available, but the lot fills up fast. Your tenure with the company will be rewarded with company-branded items, like duffle bags, etc..

    ConsThere is no path for career advancement, even if you seek it out. You'll feel that you have no ownership in this company or a voice regarding its direction. The role you are hired in is the role you'll stay in until you opt to leave. As a technology company, it tends to use dated software and development methods. At times, management will demonstrate unprofessional etiquette in their dealings with you. The company doesn't celebrate its successes, and comes across as frugal with its company gatherings. There is no company-matching on retirement. Customers often complain about the company's lack of quality in its products and services. Turnover is very high.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork toward providing career tracks for professionals who would like to stay with your company. Celebrate employee successes with recognition and financial rewards, instead of insignificant ones like company-branded items. If you're not going to offer tangible financial incentives, then at least offer a company-match to your retirement plan. Have some fun "outside the office" company outings. Finally, if you truly wish to grow your company, focus on quality, not quantity.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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