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Analytic Services ANSER Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
9 Reviews
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9 Reviews
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  1.  

    Nice Company

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

    I have been working at Analytic Services ANSER full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Leadership has been great even though we are geographically separated from the mothership out East. I've been very pleased with this company throughout my tenure.

    Cons

    The financial promotions have been slim, however times have been tough. They have given all team members a cost of living increase but nobody has really received a substantial raise in 4 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hard work and dedication is not really rewarded. Other employees from other contracts around us are receiving double and triple the percentage of raises to us. Very frustrating at times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    What a Nightmare!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Business in Arlington, VA

    I worked at Analytic Services ANSER full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Good people to work with
    - Mission-oriented
    - Location

    Cons

    - Your incoming salary is going to be good, but more than likely the best increase you're ever going to get there.
    - Promotions are non-existent
    - If you work in the business administration part of the company, you are a 2nd class citizen
    - Some employees are not told (purposely) when hiring that they will have to work every weekend each Fall.
    -No opportunity for education and training or cross-training.
    - High turnover in management which greatly affects corporate culture and politics
    - Poor HR management
    -No annual report or anything, so you never really know how stable financially they are (which is worrying!) - you just have to trust what they tell you!!! Have never had a problem being paid though, thank goodness.
    -Work/Life Balance went from decent to non-existent real fast and never recovered.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Don't ignore problems
    -If there is a pink elephant in the room - say something!
    - Place suffers from 'Emperor's new clothes' syndrome.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Falls Church, VA

    I worked at Analytic Services ANSER full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very intelligent staff

    Good benefits. Their 403b retirement is generous. Starts off at 5% your salary with 1% increase each yr with maximum 10% and fully vested on day one.

    During the shutdown many of my friends had to take leave or had no pay for two weeks. This company quickly found assignments for everyone. When contracts have been lost they do their best to find a new position.

    Quick to recognize a hard working employee with on the spot cash awards and yearly bonus

    Cons

    Need more variety of contracts, to be able to move around if the employee wants a change yrs later.

    Salary is below market

    Upward mobility can be difficult

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Place to Gain Experience and Impact

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Analyst in Falls Church, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Analyst in Falls Church, VA

    I have been working at Analytic Services ANSER full-time

    Pros

    Analytic Services Inc and Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute (HSSAI) are great places to work, especially if you are starting out as entry-level and looking to gain program management and consulting experience. The corporation provides opportunities for you to work with sponsors at all levels of government. Overall, I would definitely say that this is a great place for young professionals gain hands-on work experience in an environment that fosters collaboration.

    Cons

    Some members of the senior leadership seem very removed from the rest of the employees, and employees definitely know who actually knows what is going on and which leaders are actually acting in the best interests of the employees. Although leadership in the company in general cares and looks out for it's employees, some members of the leadership team definitely need to conduct more outreach with employees in the company and actually foster/build relationships with them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on fostering an environment conducive to professional development and conduct more outreach with your employees. Employees strongly believe and support our mission of informing decisions that shape the nation's future, but many feel a disconnect between leadership and what is actually going on with employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    In dire need of leadership change

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

    I have been working at Analytic Services ANSER

    Pros

    - Smart employees/analysts
    - Decent comp and benefits
    - Impressive corporate history

    Cons

    - High employee turnover
    - No clear corporate direction
    - Overburdened resources
    - Toxic culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Develop and communicate a corporate strategy. Provide resources to execute strategy.
    - Walk the talk

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Good benefits, smart people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Analytic Services ANSER full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best benefits in the business.

    Cons

    Upward mobility can be difficult

    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Good place to work 20 years ago

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

    I have been working at Analytic Services ANSER full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Free resources, friend staff, free parking

    Cons

    No formal training, no electronic share point system

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look elsewhere

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Frustrating

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Analytic Services ANSER

    Pros

    Excellent location in Sherlington, pay is OK.

    Cons

    Inability to match employee with their subject matter experience.

  10.  

    Great Company to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Analyst in Hampton, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Analyst in Hampton, VA

    I have been working at Analytic Services ANSER

    Pros

    ANSER has the best benefits I have ever had with any company! They really care about you and will help you as best they can with any issues you encounter.

    Cons

    They are still a growing company so if there is a problem with your position (position going away, contract cuts, etc), it will be harder to place you than if you were at a bigger company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing right now - taking care of your employees. You really are doing a great job!

    Recommends

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