American Traffic Solutions

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American Traffic Solutions Reviews

Updated February 12, 2015
Updated February 12, 2015
34 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good benefits, but very unstable

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Traffic Solutions

    Pros

    Good benefits and health incentives, flexible schedules

    Cons

    Constant reorganization, uncomfortable work environment, if you're a salary employee you never really get vacation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    cut your number of VPs in half and you may not need to re-org every six months and employess wouldn't constantly be worried about keeping their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Wasting Away

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Traffic Solutions

    Pros

    Good pay, okay paid time off, very good 401(k), plenty of work to do because so many people have been laid off.

    Cons

    Lay offs and more lay offs mean those left have enough work for two or three people, managment comes up with solution of the day and everyone has to scramble to adjust until the next solution of the day, very long hours, profits are down so far managment is just focusing inward, lots of micromanagment, managers never ask real workers how to improve things, managers think they know everything even when they do not have a lot of experience, extremely poor work environment, depressing with a capital D

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As you rebuild the company from the bottom up try actually get the input of those at the bottom, you are supposedly fixing things you know little to nothing about, let people do their jobs, do not stifle people who want to contribute, you waste lots of talent by putting people in little pigeon holes, stop thinking like it is the 1950s, try actually enforcing the corporate values

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fleet Services

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Traffic Solutions full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Over the years within Fleet Services there has been concern of senior leadership not providing the opportunity for the technology staff to address issues with the underlying technology of their services. This has changed within the past year. Senior leadership, management, and the development staff appear to be turning the corner to a common goal of hardening the applications and ensuring the right people are on the bus and driving to a common goal. The company provides decent benefits, respects work/life balance more than previous companies I have worked for, and provides a fun work environment within the software development staff.

    Cons

    There is still work to be done in addressing technical concerns about the current product line. The development staff must continue to remind the business why technical debt must be addressed in order to expand their customer base while respecting the need of the business to expand current product features. At the same time, the business staff needs to stay out of the day to day activities of the development staff and let them design and implement strong solutions that take time to deliver.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Take a pass on this company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Traffic Solutions

    Pros

    Interesting solution that governments want and need. Solution works well.

    Cons

    Poorly managed by senior leadership, SVP and above. Micromanagement mentality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    The poor management of good people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at American Traffic Solutions full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    There are a lot of bright and friendly people working for the IT department and in other departments. High growth company in a fast paced Agile environment.

    Cons

    Poor management at the top resulted in a revolving door for middle management positions. Bad decisions in development priority resulting in an ever increasing tech debt. Agile environment without actual team empowerment due to micro-management from the top.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better management of new growth vs. improving existing systems to be able to support new business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 6 people found this helpful  

    If you are reading this as a potential employee of this company, look elsewhere.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Traffic Solutions full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation can be good for most and benefits for those in the first year are good. Unfortunately, that's really it.

    Cons

    Normally, I would not write a review as I believe we all have different experiences and perspectives at an employer and would hate to mislead someone. Some places are a good fit for some, while bad for others. However, after a year of working at ATS it didn’t seem to be the right fit for anyone. Enough people shared the same stories, perspectives, feelings, and attitudes towards the company, leadership, and culture that I decided I should convey some of that to those who may be looking for employment there.

    The Company: stagnant, no road map for future growth, no value proposition to differentiate from competitors. Don’t be fooled, it really is all about money.

    Leadership/People: inexperienced, immature, unprofessional, lack self-awareness
    The company has outgrown the owners/leadership and there aren’t many, if any, people there with significant, relevant experience. They want to keep doing it the “ATS way” because they had some early success in a new industry which benefited from a down economy and are now unwilling to change. They will talk about how they want to make improvements and innovate, but when people with the experience are present and willing to do so they are ignored, required to assimilate, or forced out. There is no one currently in place to lead the company to the next level. I worked with many of the managers and leaders in the company and can’t say I respected more than a few of them.

    And don’t plan on learning anything from anyone. No one is there to teach or develop people. Expectations are not communicated, you are there to work the second you get in the door with no learning curve cushion given.

    Culture: immature, unprofessional, gossipy, unhealthy, lacks accountability
    There is nothing positive about the culture or the majority of the people there. I’ve never seen so many people negatively affected by a work culture like I did there. It truly affected employees outside the workplace. It is that bad and the main reason for high level of turnover. It was common for people to leave within 5 months.

    The company gave salary increases and bonuses even though there was a plan to lay off a large part of the workforce due to poor performance. Good, responsible management would freeze salaries and bonuses to save jobs instead of paying more to the ones responsible for the issues as the need for reductions was caused by a trend of poor leadership decisions and a true lack of connection with current customers and the market environment.

    Because everything flows from the top it really comes down to having an inexperienced and immature leadership team that lacks relevant experience, self-awareness and simply just doesn’t get it.

    Find somewhere else to work, or do a lot of research and ask a lot of tough questions before committing to this company, because it will not commit to you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Very good company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Service
    Current Employee - Field Service

    I have been working at American Traffic Solutions full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Travel and able to keep and use all loyalty rewards for personal use.

    Cons

    Communications and often micro management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at overall performance of people not just snapshots.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Fleet Services - Challenging But Worth It

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ

    I have been working at American Traffic Solutions full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Significant market growth opportunity. Career growth opportunity for hard workers. Interesting and relevant industry. Good benefits for smaller company. Leadership recognizes importance of employees’ family lives – flexible hours available if your position allows for it.

    Cons

    Challenging environment is not for everyone – need ability to handle strong, sometimes brutally honest personalities. Very fast-paced, high-pressure, results-driven culture, which some employees might not enjoy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    My experience working for ATS was pleasant.

    Current Employee - Violation Processor in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Violation Processor in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at American Traffic Solutions full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I loved the people I worked with

    Cons

    Not enough challenge as a violation processor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work, if you like a frenzies pace

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Scottsdale, AZ

    I have been working at American Traffic Solutions full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Management takes interest in employee welfare, cares what associates think about the company and they try to always improve. They pay standard rates, they don't try to get off cheap, but they don't shower you in cash. I have nothing bad to say about them.

    Cons

    Can be hectic and disorganized, the result of too much success.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. Please don't get to bureaucratic.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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