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AMSEC Reviews

Updated August 1, 2017
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Pros
  • Pretty good benefits/health care coverage (in 4 reviews)

  • Friendly staff, and flexible schedule (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • If you want to work in contracts or billing - think again- and RUN away (in 2 reviews)

  • low to average pay, high employee turnover, limited upward mobility (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Specification Writer in Hampton, VA
    Former Employee - Specification Writer in Hampton, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AMSEC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It's a job, not a social hangout. Plenty of people have left amsec and came back so they may be doing something right.

    Cons

    They're are a lot of military retirees working there, and the management knows it. The retirees typically get a military pension and maybe disability, so the company can low ball most salaries and still get people in the door. If you are not retired, expect a low starting salary. I worked hard enough and raised it by 10k over 7 years .

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  2. "This is a good starter company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly staff, and flexible schedule

    Cons

    Salary is low compared to competitors

  3. "Contract"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AMSEC full-time

    Pros

    Competitive, stable and growing company.

    Cons

    Too micro management and a lot of employee turnover.


  4. "Great work environment!"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Newport News, VA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Newport News, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AMSEC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Keep up the great work.

    Cons

    Nothing to change. It's a great company!

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to change.


  5. "Some thing different."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Welder in Fontana, CA
    Current Employee - Welder in Fontana, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AMSEC full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Been working here for about three months. The people from the first glance seem happy to work here. Some have been working here from one year to twenty five years. Every one helps each other out. But especially when you ask for help. And when there's over time their more then happy to give it.

    Cons

    One of the draw backs is that you do the same thing day in day out. But if nothing it steady work.

    Advice to Management

    Very helpful. When asking for help they try to do their best to help.


  6. "Systems Test Engineer 3"

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    Former Employee - Systems Test Engineer III in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Systems Test Engineer III in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AMSEC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great working environment for employees and provides growth for career advancement.

    Cons

    None to report about employment at AMSEC. The company was great to be apart of.

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "Not What it Seems"

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    Current Employee - Analyst-Biller in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Analyst-Biller in Virginia Beach, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AMSEC full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great food trucks for lunch!!

    Cons

    No training. No growth potential. If you want to work in contracts or billing - think again- and RUN away!!

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone fairly not just who your close to.

  8. "N/a"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AMSEC full-time

    Pros

    good place to have a career

    Cons

    there is no cons to this job


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Training Rep 3"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Training Representative III in Hampton, VA
    Former Employee - Training Representative III in Hampton, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment, bonuses, flexibility, management cares about your personal well-being

    Cons

    low to average pay, high employee turnover, limited upward mobility


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Steady work, but very little opportunity for promotion or overtime."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Marine Technical Analyst in Bremerton, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Marine Technical Analyst in Bremerton, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AMSEC full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    It's really hard to get fired. Laid back work environment. Work is really really really really really really really really really boring, but easy.

    Cons

    Company is constantly loosing contracts. Pay is stagnant and low compared to other contractors in the area. Overtime is rare. Employee retention is low due to wages and opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees competitive wages and maybe they will stick around and help the company win and retain contracts.


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