American Traffic Solutions Reviews

Updated June 25, 2015
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American Traffic Solutions President James Tuton
James Tuton
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Tough place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Technology, people, great pay - all are at the top of the charts, except for the executives. The people that do the job are amazing!

    Cons

    Poor leadership, no development of people, high turnover at executive level, too reactive. Finance is running the ship now, and that makes it impossible to get the job done.

    Advice to Management

    Develop leadership team, forecast better, recruit better executive leaders


  2. Helpful (1)

    Okay for a starter Job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Violation Processor
    Former Employee - Violation Processor

    I worked at American Traffic Solutions full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Decent pay, unique work, good way to start your career history if young or need to build up.

    Cons

    Micromanagement, bottom line more important than employees, little room for growth, little dignity or respect in how employees are managed/treated, employees are treated like children, employees are invisible

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and treat them with respect, acknowledge that they are adults. Try remembering that they are helping the company, not leaches looking for a handout. Remember that the employees would be loyal if you gave them respect.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Overall good company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Traffic Solutions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits Understand work life balance

    Cons

    too politically driven by city counsels agendas


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  5. Helpful (1)

    IT Operations

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Traffic Solutions

    Pros

    Flexible
    Co-workers
    Direct management (hit and miss)

    Cons

    Poor Pay
    Poor Benefits
    Will promote without pay


  6. Great Place to Work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Research Analyst in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Marketing Research Analyst in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at American Traffic Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Focus on health, to include free yoga classes at lunchtime and after work a few days a week, as well as boot camp, health insurance blood tests and fitness exams/consultations. Boot camp after work seasonally when it's not too warm! Also built a walking track.

    Aside from inter-office politics (very normal no matter where you work), I loved working in various positions here and found it to be very pleasant. They promote within, and all of the staff were very friendly when I worked there.

    Security is greatly appreciated - hired guards and mandatory badges to enter doors on all floors make employees feel safe.

    Cons

    Salaries are either on the lower end (about $13/hr), or very high ($100-250,000/yr). If you're in the middle/beginning of your career, you'll max out at about $45K and probably never see more. Top-heavy, and extremely high turnover rate for executive staff, aside from CEO/owner brothers and some key players.
    **Heard of a high number of layoffs recently that hit mainly lower-level positions (call center and violation processing). These positions were also largely outsourced out of state.

    Parking (although there is a brand new, huge covered garage) can be a nightmare! Sharing with a top-floor renter with a LOT of employees, it can be hectic and sometimes hard to find a spot, making one late.

    Advice to Management

    Room for advancement was always a concern for me, however within 2 years I did get a great position within, along with great compensation to go with it. However, the structure was such that unless my supervisor left, I would not move ahead in that department.


  7. Project Coordinator

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Traffic Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Good Work Hours
    Good Management
    Safety Focus
    Good ETc
    Good ETc

    Cons

    Low Salary
    Distance
    No room for growth
    Constant Lay Offs
    Lack of Direction


  8. Helpful (4)

    Disgusted

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Traffic Solutions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    decent pay thats about it !

    Cons

    Micromanaging at it's finest, some of the worst leadership i have ever seen. so many people have come and gone in the few years i have been here. they hire a group of people and within 6 weeks half are gone and within another 6 weeks the rest are usually gone and then another training class arrives to take their place. as far as compensation goes it is a a one time deal meaning you get a decent starting salary but getting a decent raise is nearly impossible. most employees did not even get a raise this year and those who did receive a raise were rewarded with about a 1.5 % increase across the board no matter if you were a stellar employee or one of those who do the minimum just to get by.

    Advice to Management

    this used to be a nice place to work but you obviously do not care about the employees anymore. the revolving door of executives and middle management is a great indication that nobody seems to know what the direction of the company should be. shame on you to the Tuton brothers for allowing your company to end up this way.


  9. Great company if you don't get too involved socially

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Traffic Solutions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy, work alone, computer work, fun, friendly

    Cons

    Politics, drama, don't get overly involved in socializing


  10. Helpful (3)

    A decent company who is still finding its way in a cut throat market.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Traffic Solutions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    My co-workers are passionate about their jobs and at least try to make the best of unstable management.

    Cons

    Upper management appears to be restructuring every few months to find a winning formula. It causes people to be extremely worried.

    Advice to Management

    Please some how align all the teams to have the same goals and possibly same incentives.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Feels like 1950's or 1960's not 21st Century, Mad Men should just be a TV show not real

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good pay. Competitive benefits. Covered parking. Business casual dress code is supposed to be khakis and such. Fridays can be jeans. Many people get away with flip flops, ball caps, and such all the time.

    Cons

    Stingy paid time off. Bosses and environment very old fashioned. Bosses stand over your shoulder and micromanage. Constant criticism. Bosses remember every mistake for your annual review. You cannot be different in any way. You must even think like your told to think because any question or complaint no matter how innocent or polite results in some form of disciplinary action. Senior management spends time on process improvement without input from lower ranks, instead of running the company. Living in the past while competitors race by. Profits are falling so layoffs mean more and more work for everyone still with jobs. Layoffs also mean no opportunity for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Don't blame the workers, look at your own performance, which hasn't changed in at least ten years. The world and industry have left you behind. Get rid of the hype, like Values unless you are actually going to enforce them and live by them. Respect and integrity are nonexistent. Teamwork just means doing what you are told without question and pretending you like it.



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