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AMCAD Reviews

Updated May 24, 2017
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  1. "meh..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    ironically, right before AMCAD went down in jun 2014, the board hired good executives. Around apr, may of 2014 employee confidence in the new CEO and CTO had started to get better.

    Cons

    no work life balance, unrealistic deadlines and over promised deliverables sapped employee morale.

    Advice to Management

    care about employees


  2. "Good company for starting your career"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good technology stack, great people, cutting edge products

    Cons

    Corporate politics, too much work load

    Advice to Management

    I don't think the company is still running. The owner sold it and there was a massive lay off.


  3. "Bittersweet"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ashburn, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ashburn, VA

    I worked at AMCAD (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Salary, Size of the office, co-workers.

    Cons

    Company lied and blind sided everyone, people who worked for AMCAD did a lot for that company and were left high and dry.


  4. "Freedom with no Direction"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Rock Island, IL
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Rock Island, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AMCAD full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Laid back workplace. Flexible hours. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of Vision for Growth.

    Advice to Management

    Look to the Future, not just today.


  5. "Former Employee at Amcad"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Implementation Specialist in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Implementation Specialist in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AMCAD full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They have great Benefits, and the salary's are good as well as the travel accommodations was very nice. Potential for advancement was always an option with such fast growth.

    Cons

    Family-work life was non existent, project planning and release planning was unorganized, zero tracking or analysis within there development and QA department. Left hand never knew what the right hand was doing. Zero client expectation control.

    Advice to Management

    Track, Plan, Communication, Organize and increase Family work life expectations.


  6. "Promises...Promises... Promises"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AMCAD full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company sounded very promising and was willing to do provide me with all my requests.

    Cons

    They never fore filled any of my requests. Very poorly ran company that has since filed bankruptcy and is our of business.


  7. "Company is managed terribly and is unethical"

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    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AMCAD full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I was a contractor so I got paid better then salary employees for the crappy experience. I learned a lot, but it was mainly self taught, so I guess I can't give them credit for that.

    Cons

    The company is unethical at best. The former CEO managed the place like terribly which led to tons of extra and unnecessary work. He pushed the sales team to overload on contracts, so much so, that no one could complete them. Then he used all the contracts as ammunition to sell the company to an investment firm. Before the new investors could understand what a mess they were getting, they actually gave bonuses to the previous officers. The bonuses were increased by laying off 15 workers the night before Thanksgiving. After the new investors saw how horrible everything was, and after only being in charge for 6 months, they stopped products and let go of 70% of the work force. They claimed this was due to reduced revenue from a big contract. However, they had many more contracts bringing in millions. For such a small company you have to wonder where the money went. It would not surprise me if arrests were made at some point. Google this company and Oklahoma or Bexar. You will find impending lawsuits.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to do a good job. You guys are terrible.


  8. "Software Dev"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good team to work on. Good manager.

    Cons

    Management is tough while delivery time.


  9. "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AMCAD full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good teamwork allowed you to work well with others and pick up tools of the trade. Solid benefits package.

    Cons

    Company overbooked on sales and did not provide enough resources to follow through on contracts which caused business to implode.

    Advice to Management

    Don't sign contracts you can't follow through on. Assign more leadership to department heads to get work done


  10. "Work Life In AMCAD"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits, great co-workers, and location

    Cons

    Horrible upper management. If there was an HR in the office, a handful of employees and upper management would have been fired.


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