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Intern working in Mobile, AL.

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Former Employee - Ships Systems Training Intern in Mobile, AL
Former Employee - Ships Systems Training Intern in Mobile, AL

I worked at American Systems full-time (less than an year)

Pros

Excellent benefits, great company; they take good care of their employees.

Cons

Better connection with interns on the goals of internship; however, I was the first, so I can understand.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good place for complacency

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chantilly, VA

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

    Pros

    - Good place for complacency and get paid decent for it!
    - Good place to learn "what not to do" in the professional work force
    - Good place to learn what bad management is all about
    - Depending on which office/site you work at, you may land in a good group. The management in that group will take into account your needs for career growth and will try to motivate you with awards and incentives rather than fear.
    - I would recommend this company to a friend. If that friend is just looking for a paycheck and a job to pass the day.

    Cons

    - Good, motivated employees usually leave within 2 years.
    - Lack of opportunity for growth. Get pigeon-holed.
    - Unprofessional HR Department.
    - Again I can't lump all management together, but many of the upper management are unmotivated, and have outdated thinking.
    - Get stuck in the mentality of "that's how we do things".
    - A revolving door company. Very focused on just the bottom line - everyone is expendable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't kill new ideas and enthusiasm by saying "that's not how we do things".
    Realize and recognize your top performers. (before they leave)
    Let go of the non-performers, bad-performers, and toxic-performers. They are only discouraging the good employees, and pushing them out of the door faster.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good overall...lack of promotion opportunities

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    Former Employee - Electronics Technician III in Chesapeake, VA
    Former Employee - Electronics Technician III in Chesapeake, VA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, company care about its employees, ESOP is excellent, PTO is excellent

    Cons

    No 401(k) match, no company parties (Holiday parties are a catered lunch in-office), minimum promotion opportunities because the company prefers to hire new managers even with employees who are more qualified. Company was founded on providing technical services but new CEO is positioning company with more prime contracts and "managed" services in order to sell company (previous attempt failed due to lack of prime contracts and not enough managed services).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mangers bid on contracts they no they will not be awarded, therefore leaving no funding lefts for contracts that they would otherwise be able to land. This has resulted in the layoff of 100's of people domestically and internationally.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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