Applied Information Sciences Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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  1. Helpful (4)

    Your experience at AIS is entirely determined by your assigned client

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

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

    Pros

    Surrounded by very smart developers which pushes you to excel. Great environment for developer to grow across multiple facets of what it means to be a developer (i.e. not just coding). Casual atmosphere, some flexibility is there for working from home. Salary and benefits are competitive.

    Cons

    What project you get staffed on determines *everything* (and once you are assigned it is nearly impossible to be reassigned). People who enjoy working at AIS have been staffed to work on greenfield development projects with all the fun new shiny tech. *However* the vast majority of consultants do not have that luxury and this is the main reason why there has been so much turnover (esp. those assigned to a certain unnamed insurance company). Also, can't stress this enough; the most technically sound/experienced developer will not necessarily translate to being a good team lead/manager role. I once worked on a team where the team lead was not just tolerated, but absolutely despised for his demeaning way of dealing with other developers. Multiple complaints from other developers in his team but nothing came of it. The reverse is not true however; if a manager has even single complaint you could be kicked off a client (or fired) without any warning. So despite the "flat structure" there is some lip service given toward this end. One final thing: too many timesheets. At one point I had to give four status report/timesheets every week. This doesn't need to be Office Space guys...

    Advice to Management

    This will probably never happen because the profit motive seems to be the overriding factor...but in the crazy chance that someone reads this, contemplate the following: 1) Diversify client base. Don't just say this, do this! And yes, certain insurance companies give you a better profit margin, but at what cost? Losing your best talent almost as quickly as you hire them? I've seen this happen too many times. 2) Some managers should not be managers no matter how awesome they are as developers. This will probably never change since demotions are politically incorrect these days. 3) Excessive number of meetings (esp. for dev. leads)...might want to cut back on that to get better ROI on these guys.

    Applied Information Sciences Response

    Sep 24, 2014 – Director

    Thanks for providing this feedback. As you know, from being a former employee of a consulting company, our business is based on serving our client’s existing needs while simultaneously evaluating ... More


  2. Excellent place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Vercy good work and culture

    Cons

    I don't find any

    Applied Information Sciences Response

    Aug 26, 2015 – HR

    Thanks for rating AIS an Excellent place to work. We continue to keep up the good work and make our employees happy. We wish you a long and successful career at AIS.


  3. Helpful (6)

    Software Engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Columbia, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work environment.Remote work possibility, good benefits .good salary.

    Cons

    You never know when your job will be terminated.When there is no project to offer, the performance excuse will start , maybe under some crazy and alcoholic manager, which they try to put you down, then they terminate your job.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest, when there is no project to offer.Just lay off , don't bring stupid excuse about the performance with help of some craze and stupid managers that seems to be alcoholic as well.


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  5. Helpful (5)

    Fat in the middle

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

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

    Pros

    Smart people in the company, decent pay. With the right management you can maintain a successful career.

    Cons

    Engineers are blamed for poor management. The atmosphere is very (unnecessarily) corporate, and feels driven by money and power over love for the craft. Shipping crap and shifting blame is the away to get ahead. Raises are below cost of living adjustments, unless you can jump positions. On the bright side, if you're in the cliquey inner circle, you can eat on the corporate card quite often.

    Advice to Management

    I don't know what to suggest. Delivering rushed products to government concerns and enterprise level customers seems to be working well for you.


  6. Helpful (4)

    Good firm with lots of growth

    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    Very flat management structure. Very flexible in terms of telecommuting and working from home. Lots of mobile and tablet work; working on some of the latest microsoft technologies (Windows phone, Azure, etc...)

    Cons

    Under communication between teams and mangers is an issue.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure internal resources (HR, IT) are growing along with the company.


  7. Helpful (7)

    Broken promises and unfulfilled potentials due to lack of leadership.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Out of the half dozen former employees I know none would ever consider AIS as an employer, partner or client. They have some bright people there but they are all burned out by terrible program managers and executives.

    Cons

    The main problem is that The "leaders" are self serving egotistical amateurs. The executives don't know how to correct this and this has created a very hostile working environment.

    Advice to Management

    Look over your staffing. You have a lot of incompetent people willing to destroy all your hard work


  8. Excellent company working on cutting edge of Microsoft technologies

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with!

    Cons

    Not as much emphasis on processes


  9. Helpful (3)

    If you do not know where you stand with the company until your review this is the place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent colleagues who are enthusiastic about the technology they work with.

    Cons

    Management is very poor at communicating employee feedback. You will have no idea where you stand with the company until the day of your performance review where all negative feedback that you are hearing for the first time is unloaded at once.

    Advice to Management

    Give feedback more often to your employees so they know where they stand and will have time to correct any issues


  10. Helpful (3)

    In general a good place to work, keeps you busy and flexible work schedule and excellent colleagues.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible work schedule and excellent colleagues good technical support system

    Cons

    Career Growth path not known can be stuck with same technologies for years

    Advice to Management

    develop current employees, improve communication with employees,.


  11. An Awesome company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Integration Specialist in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Integration Specialist in Hyderābād (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Its an AWESOME company to work.. i would say its dream company to work for a CODER. just keep in my word CODER.. no manager giri .. no micro mgmt. No one carers when you come when you go. No dress code problem. Just stick and deliver your work tats it. Dont expect any micro management or any kind bogus stuff you will do it. Heaven for Soft Developers who love to do coding. You will see 30% are Microsoft Ex employees. CEO to your Manager all are easily accessible. Wt else a code lover need. :)

    Cons

    Notgh as such. if team size is small and all knows TELGU only .. than for non telgu guy its lil difficult to manage. which is but obvious.

    Advice to Management

    Mgmt is really awsome .. they are perfect mentor to guide you.

    Applied Information Sciences Response

    Sep 1, 2015 – HR

    Thanks for taking time to write this review. We will continue to keep up the good work. Would like to mention that we have mix of people in AIS, depending on the project needs there are small and ... More



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