Applications Software Technology

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Applications Software Technology Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Top Management. Wonderful opportunities.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Naperville, IL

    I have been working at Applications Software Technology full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and good opportunities provided for personal and professional growth.

    Cons

    Workforce need to be more responsible and own up to their assigned tasks. Need to be more stringent on repercussions if found to be reckless and immature especially when onsite.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to Senior Management – Sharpen recruitment to build a passionate workforce.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    0 politics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Consultant in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Consultant in Naperville, IL

    I have been working at Applications Software Technology full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    One of the best top managements in this size of firms..

    Cons

    Flat Org, need to move to commercial sector,
    Improve perks and benefits..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Short lived

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Naperville, IL

    I worked at Applications Software Technology full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Monthly lunches, good benefits for a single person, benefit credit, good coworkers, smart people, flat leadership, yearly company party. The leadership shows that they care especially with the open door policy. Collaborative environment depending on what project you are on. Money towards cell phone

    Cons

    Not much personal time, benefits are not good for families, you could get stuck on a project you don't like, depending on your project, management could lack social skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Is a good place but for a few unprofessional people

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

    I have been working at Applications Software Technology full-time

    Pros

    Lots of projects in public sector.
    Company senior management cares for its employees.

    Cons

    Some manager/architect level employees simply lack professionalism and expertise. These people display bias and disrespect to hide their inability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please weed out all incompetent managers & architects. They are making the company look bad.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I am happy my employer -- Do I need to say more:)

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

    I have been working at Applications Software Technology full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Management has very positive attitude towards employees and situations.
    Willing to work with us in any personal situation.
    They hire for a person's skill and not for a position.

    Cons

    HR Department is small and are too busy to respond.
    Some Director level employees from other IT MNC's are not fit for US work culture.
    Quite a few employees are unhappy at AST because of some directors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up, make it better for new employees also.
    Remove management level employees who do not treat employees with respect.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be a good place till 2010 but getting sick with sick people around new/recent practice/management initiatives.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Naperville, IL

    I have been working at Applications Software Technology

    Pros

    Top management has been good with their attitude towards the employees.
    Decent Salary and good benefits.
    Got good projects as AST has a good reputation with earlier work force and as an oracle partner

    Cons

    Incapable mangers assuming high positions as Directors.
    The Lower management does not seem to be having any knowledge on understanding how to use resources/consultants.
    Many good consultants are made to leave AST because of few incapable managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) Identify incapable managers/Directors (difficult task) and fix them or go through high attrition for the coming years.
    2) Business is all about people and when people leave, its not because of the company / job , its because of the few academically well qualified but mentally unwell Managers/Directors who paint the place black when no one is looking around.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Project, Great Top Management, Middle management and HR incompetent.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Applications Software Technology

    Pros

    AST has is own projects. They have great rapport with Oracle.
    You will get good experience and learning.
    Excellent training facility
    Management is very nice to employees

    Cons

    You are working for 80 hours a week if you are good, no additional benefits.
    Pay and bonuses are really bad.
    HR does not respond to employees concerns effectively
    a few disgruntled employees making the atmosphere polluted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is knowledge industry. Understand the difference between apples and oranges. They are losing good employees by not having a professional HR and good pay policies.

    Doesn't Recommend
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