ASM Research

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ASMR Today

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

I have been working at ASM Research full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Good place for entry level developers, who want to develop their Microsoft .NET skills.

Good place for recently retired military looking to land in a military-friendly place to get use to civilian work life, while they collect their military retirement checks.

ASM does a very good job allowing employees to balance their work schedule with family/personal schedule.

HQ location is good with access from I66, RT, and Fairfax County Parkway.

Vacation and holiday time is industry standard.

Cons

No career growth. Job postings are for mostly jr and mid-level jobs. There is very little technical training. Philosophy from executive management is buy a book and figure it out on your own time. Salaries are below market and often the talented leave after a few years to get 20-30% raises. Any bonuses are usually very small unless you are a project manager, who gets a fat bonuses on how much profit they make on their contract, which provides the pressure to not give employees raises and keep salaries down. Nearly all the best talent has left the company since the acquisition or they are about to retire with fat ESOP payouts from the acquisition.

Benefits at ASMR keep getting cut each year. Retirement used to be really good and now has been cut to nothing - just what you put into it. Healthcare plan is barebones with very high deductibles. If you have a family, you will pay $1,000s out of pocket for medical expenses each year. You really don't see how poor ASMR's benefits are until you compare it to what a real Accenture employees get or other companies offer.

Trust issues. Often management or IT make bad decisions or policies, because they don't trust their employees. Some of the dumbest policies exist and their are a number of things that are counter-productive for employees. I personally witnessed another employee struggle for many weeks to get approval for a software license for a product that was essential to performing their job. ASMR has 5 core values, which they really only follow when it benefits their bottom-line. Its been years since they had a survey to ask employees what they think and a CEO that would make changes.

ASMR is opportunistically lucky with wing-and-a-prayer business model. Accenture talks about ASMR in a different light as there is a gap in what they really bought vs what they think ASMR is. This causes credibility issues when you hear management speak. There is no well thought out viable plans, but there's lots of lip service to make it sound like there is. Executive management is mediocre (and lucky) in execution. ASMR mainly survives from work on their handful of long running bread-n-butter contracts as stated in other Glassdoor reviews.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

It should be noted that Jeri Lassiter is no longer the CEO. She hasn't been CEO for a couple years. ASMR is not same company as when she was CEO years ago.

ASMR was acquired by Accenture in Fall of 2013. ASMR is still in transition mode with Accenture. Things are changing and will continue to change.

Gonna wait until new management replaces current management to give advice. Maybe they will see the issues and act on it.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company supporting GOV IT Solutions

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

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

    Pros

    Small, Friendly, and focused to provided the best IT Solution to it's customers. The President and Owner is great.

    Cons

    Growing too large. Honesty is not always appreciated. Most of the management is great but some don't communicate very well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of the employees that are honest and hard working. They will take care of you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    ASMR Top Company!

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

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

    Pros

    They are family oriented with a genuine concern for their employees and their development.

    Cons

    Nothing negative to say; they are the best!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't change anything; continue to empower and your employees with continue to go the extra mile!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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