American Technology Services
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www.networkats.com Fairfax, VA

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This is a great technology services company to work at.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Fairfax, VA

I worked at American Technology Services full-time for more than a year

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

I have been working at American Technology Services

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

I have been working at American Technology Services

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

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I worked at American Technology Services full-time

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)

I worked at American Technology Services

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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