American Systems

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Good place for complacency

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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- Again I can't lump all management together, but many of the upper management are unmotivated, and have outdated thinking.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

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  1.  

    Good overall...lack of promotion opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    Opportunities for career growth and recognition for hard work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager, Training Services in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Manager, Training Services in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at American Systems

    Pros

    AMERICAN SYSTEMS is a privately held, employee-owned, professional, technical and IT services provider. We apply diverse and innovative teams of professionals to enable our customers to accomplish their missions successfully.

    Strong work-life balance is encouraged.

    Cons

    There are times, like with any company, where crunch times require extra hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue seeking out feedback from the employees and continue implementing change as needed.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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