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ACS has a really good thing going, if they don't squeeze it so hard into the shape of everybody else.

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Current Employee - Vice President in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Vice President in Washington, DC

I have been working at Affiliated Computer Services

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Talented people can advance. Not pushing a product, but really trying to help customer solve a problem. Senior execs take you under their wing and show you how to succeed. They're honest with you about what matters.

Cons

Short-term thinking, little investment in things that won't pay off for a year or two. Not too much recognition of life/work balance issues.

Advice to Management

Take a longer view of people - don't judge them quicky by this single great deal or this single lousy quarter. Customer really trust us because of genuine expertise in their world -- don't mess with that by making us look just like the competition with generic products and people.

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  1. ACS Continues Strong Growth in New Year

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
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    Current Employee - Communications Director in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Communications Director in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Affiliated Computer Services

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is a well-respected leader in its field; confidence in leadership; the company's business model does well in challenging economic environments. I feel good about coming to work everyday.

    Cons

    There are none; if anything, the downsides might be the current economic environment we're operating in.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to place emphasis on communicating with employees (they do this well and I'd like it to continue).


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    Poor upper management and benefits.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Support Specialist
    Current Employee - Applications Support Specialist

    I have been working at Affiliated Computer Services

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Mid level management is great. They will take care of you, and work around your family needs. The upper level management is less forgiving.

    Cons

    The benefits package is pretty poor. The health insurance ranges from cheap with hardly any benefits to very expensive with average benefits. The 25% matching 401k contributions is lower than most employers (50%), but better than nothing. Each year they would lower the benefits a little, or make them more expensive, effectively negating any raise you might hope to get.

    Advice to Management

    Give some more credit to the people in the field actually working with the product. They know what the customers want and need as they hear it every day. Don't just blow off their suggestions because their salary is lower than yours.


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