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Updated January 13, 2015
Updated January 13, 2015
31 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    It is a good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CAS

    Pros

    Forward looking highly technical IT organization. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    The company is trying to find its new identity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great company, benefits are top notch

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CAS

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, good people to work with, good balance for work and home

    Cons

    Managers are micro-managed, leadership is changing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Old school entitlement culture stuck in the past

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CAS

    Pros

    Work life balance and decent benefits for younger employees who plan to retire here.
    Nice campus.

    Cons

    Lack of respect for business professionals coming in with expertise regardless of titles or roles.
    Tenure of employees has become a huge handicap to change or growth at 20+ years.
    Benefits and power are completely skewed toward tenure in the company regardless of formal role or actual results produced.
    Everything is stuck in the mid-90's including strategies, products and technology.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to run company with consultants and a bunch of retiree scientists. Hire some trained business people and put them in positions of power. Retire/layoff a large part of the current workforce that does not posess the actual training and expertise to perform their roles in the modern world. Replace them with a smaller number of people who are actually focused on problem solving, team work and getting something done - instead of when they will retire and their personal reserved parking spaces. They will help you drive change through the rest of the workforce.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, good balance, doesn't do evil

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at CAS full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great life balance, doesn't overwork employees. Wonderful benefits. Established company. Generous vacation/sick leave & retirement contribution. Really good people. People tend to stay a long time.

    Cons

    Can be slow moving (not for profit). People are either a great fit culturally or not. If not, then people tend not to stay very long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better control of narrative during IT reorg would have helped. Bringing in a "motivational" speaker who said he flipped out and fired all his employees did not help.

    Reduce disconnect between strategy and tactical - many "grunts" are waiting for marching orders.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    It was a wonderful company and worked with some great people.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CAS full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Loved the people and the environment

    Cons

    Long hours but very rewarding

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent place to work with great benefits

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    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Columbus, OH

    I worked at CAS full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very laid back culture with awesome work-life balance. I was promoted and given above average pay increases. People go there and do not leave for a reason.

    Cons

    Definitely some micro management from the top in IT.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More flexible work from home options for IT staff that really do not need to be at the office.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Analyst in Huntsville, AL

    I worked at CAS full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities for advancement. Open door policy with leadership.

    Cons

    I have no cons to write about.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company

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    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I worked at CAS full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary and people are awesome

    Cons

    None, support for employees and mid level staff are limited

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    If you like complacency, where everybody is ok with status quo and low pay, CAS is the place to be!

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    Former Employee - Account Manager (Sales) in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Account Manager (Sales) in Columbus, OH

    I worked at CAS full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits, 401K matching is superior, Time off is good, relatively nice non-management colleagues.

    Cons

    Dreadful management that make you feel like you are never good enough. Promotions occur without merit and personal growth is non-existent. CAS doesn't value you as a person but you are someone to fill an opening until they need to do it again. Mission of the company is good but being in the sales division it is clear that the mission is just a facade. If this is the only job you can get, then take it but otherwise take something else where they actually care about you. How are you going to run a sales team that has a capped total compensation (including base) at just over 100K even if they bring in a large revenue accounts!!!! Rethink it guys! New members are given inadequate training opportunities and they shuttle away good staff. My east manager was difficult and the west manager is worse and it shows.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave. Bring in new blood that understand the market and can inject new life into the company. Existing VPs and Directors are mostly in a bubble and have no concept of how their products fair against the competition. Bring in managers that actually know what the H*ll they are doing. Not some glorified sales reps.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Worst work place for the scientists, probably OK place for others

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    Former Employee - Scientific Information Analyst in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Scientific Information Analyst in Columbus, OH

    I worked at CAS full-time

    Pros

    Great work and life balance. Benefits are decent, but some of them are being cut off. Free parking and nice walking path along the river.

    Cons

    Excessive micromanagement, Very monotonous and repetitive work. Don't expect much of personal development and actual advancement. You work here until you die (literally).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many "middle" managers and too much bureaucracy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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