Applied Information Sciences Reviews

Updated August 18, 2015
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    Solid Company with Strong Technical Team and Involved Management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Applied Information Sciences full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some of the sharpest technical folks in the industry - frequently relied upon by Microsoft product teams for assistance and advice. Successful recruiting and marketing staff able to recruit strong talent and find long-term projects.

    Cons

    Sometimes projects are too long - although management is willing to shift staff to other teams when possible.

    Advice to Management

    No advice.

    Applied Information Sciences Response

    Aug 4, 2015 – Director

    Thanks for your comments! We are working hard as we gear up for technical innovations and the future IT market. We want to continue to make investments and bolster our talent and our open to ... More


  2. Sound company on MS stack - software engineering & innovation at the forefront

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Hyderābād (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Applied Information Sciences full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    By far the most technical savvy individuals working on Microsoft & Cloud technologies Flexible work environment Ability to expand breadth or depth of technologies

    Cons

    More structure on career growth

    Advice to Management

    More explicit discussion around company culture of self driven learning/career management plans...

    Applied Information Sciences Response

    Aug 26, 2015 – HR

    Thanks for sharing your valuable feedback, we are continuously working for the betterment of the organization to make it a best place to work. We encourage employees to plan for career growth in ... More


  3. Ok to work for some time

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Applied Information Sciences full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - For most projects work hours would be 12 -9 PM - Good compensation - Laptop - Managers can enjoy work life, since they deal often with smart/hard working developers - Work from home option and flexible timings were quite attractive earlier like in some top product companies but now they are restricted on reason based and advance notice - Few chances to work with good managers who are encouraging and focus on work completion instead of being military disciplined/micro-managing - Pure Microsoft Technologies oriented

    Cons

    - Poor HR management - Accounts team tougher than Income Tax people. Employee can quickly become frustrated enough to give up savings and instead opt to pay full tax! - Evolving policies to be more constrained and restricted, taking away earlier flexibilities - New projects are less - Don't dream working always on latest technologies - You can find hardly "Best from MS" factor often HRs discuss before joining - You will be no better than before after working with those typical PMs/Leads - Flat structure, less growth opportunities - Be cautious on the credibility for work you do - Never understand why/how few leads are offered role to wrong steer good devs, often killing team's morale - People managers are hard to find

    Advice to Management

    Nice to be employ friendly. Org's driving force is devs you recruit. Motivate technical/project leadership to carry out excellent and fruitful work instead of focusing on policy making and unwanted management.

    Applied Information Sciences Response

    Aug 19, 2015 – Director

    Thanks for taking the time to share your valuable feedback. We continue to evaluate our processes & take appropriate measures to make sure AIS is one of the best places in town. I have no doubt ... More


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Awesome place - full of world-class talent

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Applied Information Sciences full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They invest heavily in their employees, provide a wonderful culture. Management is great. Everyone I have dealt with in the company from HR to Help desk, to the president are wonderful professionals.

    Cons

    It's really hard to find one, although if I had to it would be this - with so many bright, talented world-class people working for the company, it can make a person feel insecure in their own knowledge and talents.

    Applied Information Sciences Response

    Aug 19, 2015 – Director

    Thanks for your comments! The success of our employees is of vital importance and we want to make sure that everyone has an opportunity to excel. Please speak up or reach out if there is something ... More


  6. Helpful (2)

    Outstanding place to work with enterprising individuals

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Applied Information Sciences full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Long tenured senior staff (25+ years), which exhibits signs of loyalty toward company leaders, unheard of in current employment times. Support staff (HR, administration, accounting, security, IT) goes out of their way to put the employees needs first - very responsive toward requests, great parties, ball games, team building activities. Headquarters in Reston, VA is very accessible by metro transit. Does good things for the community through local food drives and veteran fund raising events like T.A.P.S. (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors).

    Cons

    I have no cons to share about Applied Information Sciences of Reston, VA. Keep up the good work.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice to share about Applied Information Sciences of Reston, VA. Keep up the good work.

    Applied Information Sciences Response

    Aug 4, 2015 – Director

    Thanks for your comments! It is our goal to stay connected to our community and to provide support when possible. We also believe in holding events for employees to get together and get to know ... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    Not the average consultancy

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SharePoint Developer and Consultant in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - SharePoint Developer and Consultant in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Applied Information Sciences full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I've worked at other consultancies and the biggest difference is that everyone at AIS is technical, including management, which makes for near frictionless communication. Another notable difference is that work-life balance is actually a thing at AIS. In the three years I worked there I was never asked nor was it implied that I should be working more than 40 hour weeks. Along with that they have great benefits, competitive pay, ESOP, and HR staff is always super friendly and responsive.

    Cons

    Most of the work comes from federal contracts, which isn't uncommon around here, but that is limiting in some ways. Compared to other tech companies the physical office space could use a bit of an update.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Keep the staff at the heart of the organization. Having more commercial work will further distinguish you from other consultancies in the area.

    Applied Information Sciences Response

    Aug 4, 2015 – Director

    Thank you for your review! We are continuing to strike a balance between federal and commercial work. Thanks for your contributions!


  8. Auto pilot mode company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employee in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Employee in Hyderābād (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Applied Information Sciences full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good salary / Great location / Team outing ( individual team ) / Flexible timings / Work on latest tecnhnology

    Cons

    Its an auto-pilot mode company. Everyone have flexibility in their work. But company have no goals as such. "Fit the resources in project and forget it " - is best model to discribe how it works here. No company level events. HR is mostly in giveup mode because of employees participation being low.

    Advice to Management

    Working in India office Environment - Company need to understand and identify resources based on their energy / skills and plan accordingly. For fun events identify and involve fun loving people to make events successful. For Geeks provide opportunity and platform to let them grow. And for employees who only care about salary ( people in retirement mode) - there is nothing much needed to be done. HR processes - Certainly improved in last few years. Director's effort to streamline them is very much visible. Appraisal process - Company does spend decent money but till last date everyone is in confusion - there is no format / parameters defined. No efforts to streamline them till date. In some cases a manager sitting at onsite decide it and email it to you - no communication / calls / meetings needed.

    Applied Information Sciences Response

    May 25, 2015 – Director

    Thanks for taking the time to share your valuable feedback. We continue to evaluate our processes & take appropriate measures to make sure AIS is one of the best places in town. I have no doubt ... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility - I am sure AIS is one of the few companies in the Globe with such a time flexibility with WFH option. Salary - Definitely one of the top paid companies in the industry. Work/Life Balance - It guarantees 100%. Technologies - Latest technologies and it has got technically sound resources. Parties - Team lunch, Dinners at Star Hotels, Family Outings. Atmosphere - Excellent working atmosphere and colleagues.

    Cons

    HR Management needs to be pro-active, response time is too poor.

    Advice to Management

    HR Team should be very transparent & keep updating on any aspect.

    Applied Information Sciences Response

    May 14, 2015 – Director

    Thanks for the detailed feedback! We thank you for your contributions for our clients & project teams. We plan to run another campaign to collect employee feedback on HR functions & address areas ... More


  10. Good place to learn..

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good place to learn technologies

    Cons

    does not have enough projects in hand to accommodate resources

    Applied Information Sciences Response

    Aug 4, 2015 – Director

    Thanks for your feedback. We provide numerous opportunities for learning and will continue to foster this type of environment as we grow. Thanks for your service and for the contributions you made.


  11. "Was" an excellent place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Developer in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Developer in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Applied Information Sciences full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Intelligent staff. Good Practices. Excellent pay and benefits. New Technology. I had a great time. Contributed greatly to the company, and the company treated me well as long as there was a project. I was lucky enough to be put on a good project (at first).

    Cons

    Everyone knew work became scarce. I usually received around a 5/5 star review, when AIS lost their biggest client and work dried up, I was no longer treated well, was pushed and shuffled around, denied a raise and had a tough time claiming a well deserved bonus. I received a fabricated 1/5 review, and was terminated.

    Advice to Management

    Don't burn bridges. I would have given a 4 or 5 star. But then, why burn bridges?

    Applied Information Sciences Response

    Mar 27, 2015 – Director

    Thanks for your feedback. As a former employee, you can certainly understand the nuances of resource management, providing opportunity and growing by winning new work. This is always difficult, but ... More



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