Systems Studies and Simulations

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Can't all be like the boss

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Former Employee - Manager in Huntsville, AL
Former Employee - Manager in Huntsville, AL

I worked at Systems Studies and Simulations

Pros

In a high-tech, low-cost area of the country with good employment prospects. Small company where you can make a difference...first and mid-level managers and employees work together as a team to collectively accomplish the mission.

Cons

Higher management has peformed virtually all job functions at some point and has same expectations of competency for most employees from the start. Singular focus is on business side; being a "fun place to work" is not a consideraton at all.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Demonstrate genuine caring for employees. The company is small enough...manage by walking around, yet without micromanaging. Consider "Support Staff" personnel as important as the "line" (revenue-generators). Recongize all levels of employees for their daily contributions, in the form of praise. Display real lightheartedness and approachability. Realize when there are positions with multiple personnel turnovers in a short span (e.g. a couple years or less), concerted management methodology reviews are essential. Realize a great benefits package is "not the holy grail"...truly caring for employees, team-building events, and making a company "a place employees are proud to say they work at and enjoy coming to work" weigh significantly for many current and prospective employees.

Doesn't Recommend

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    Current Employee - UAS Manager in Fort Hood, TX
    Current Employee - UAS Manager in Fort Hood, TX

    I have been working at Systems Studies and Simulations full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    great benefits and military friendly

    Cons

    no room for advancement for mid level managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management need to listen to their mid level managers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Isn't a paycheck enough for you not to kill yourself this month?

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Engineer in Huntsville, AL

    I worked at Systems Studies and Simulations full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    There's a popcorn machine and coffee maker where you can have all the free coffee and popcorn your heart desires (until it shuts down). At least the benefits are decent so when your heart does shut down you can have it covered.

    Cons

    There's no reward for going above and beyond if you do try hard within the company. The praise that you ever receive is more of "Good Job, its done now get working on something else." rather than "You did a really good job on this."

    Salary is despicable, almost to the point of laughable compared to the same positions in the area.

    The company cares more about the job rather than the employee.....unless you've been there for 30+ years where they just don't care what you do at all and still will allow you to keep your job while doing nothing but drinking coffee and roaming the halls like a lost child at the supermarket.

    Have an important family event? Doctor's appointment come up? Looks like you didn't put in for that 3 weeks ago, I'm sorry we're not going to be able to let you take off today.

    Expect you to work 5-10 hours more than 40 hours a week. Was told by my supervisor, "You don't seem to be working enough free overtime for this company. Don't you want this company to succeed?" Honestly, No. I don't.

    They provide you with a salary and think its enough that you won't kill yourself from paycheck to paycheck. With no care for you other than if you're getting work done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider caring more about your employees and less about your bottom line. Your employees ultimately make your bottom line, so the more you treat them like crap the less they'll care over time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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