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ARES Reviews

Updated Aug 19, 2019

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3.4
68%
Recommend to a Friend
65%
Approve of CEO
ARES CEO Richard J. Stuart  (no image)
Richard J. Stuart
9 Ratings
Pros
  • "A great company with great people(in 3 reviews)

  • "(in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • "A lot of people think their job is more important than it is(in 2 reviews)

  • "(in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Security Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Cyber Security Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends

    I worked at ARES full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company seeks for the best talent and project managers. They pay for skills and drive a cooperative culture. Where I worked, I was on one of their major subcontracts. Ares employees had a strong reputation throughout the organization. I felt that I could always go to my company supervisor and lay out the good, bad, and ugly. He would help me get to a great answer and we provided better services. The other... team members welcomed me onto the team.

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    Cons

    Career progression limited to sites where they have work, which is dependent on contracts that can change every few years. However, the company is very good at identifying and marketing talent within its major contracts.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate executives should find more ways to engage with employees in the field.

    ARES2018-03-27
  2. "Forgettable Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Greenbelt, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ARES full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Quick hiring decision process after interview

    Cons

    Irregular work, disengaged management, and skill regression are just a few of the issues

    Advice to Management

    Better communication with employees

    ARES2019-08-20
  3. "Good overall package"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ARES full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fair pay, good benefits, supportive staff

    Cons

    Long hours at times of year

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!

    ARES2019-03-28
  4. "Review"

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    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ARES

    Pros

    Quick to contact for interview

    Cons

    Positions could be a bit more descriptive

    ARES2018-09-28
  5. "Consultant Mechanical Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer Consultant in Knoxville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ARES full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    ARES can be tasked with interesting projects.

    Cons

    The way business model is structure, can be cumbersome and unorganized.

    ARES2018-04-24
  6. "Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ARES full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very flexible working atmosphere and very easy going.

    Cons

    Low pay. Working as a contractor to NASA, you cant get paid very well.

    ARES2018-04-24
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Working review of ARES Corp"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Manager in Patrick AFB, FL

    I have been working at ARES full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, majority of co-workers are easy to get along with and contribute

    Cons

    Compensation for personal and professional development could be better. Insurance needs a lot of help

    ARES2017-12-31
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Standard Engineering Services Company at NASA"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ARES full-time

    Pros

    Reasonably competent management, committed to space industry

    Cons

    Underwhelming PTO policy, performance not rewarded

    ARES2017-12-04
  9. "Great Place"

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    I worked at ARES

    Pros

    The people were really great

    Cons

    The work was pretty hard

    ARES2017-11-06
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Awful management and disorganized"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ARES full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A very relaxed workplace if you are at a location far from the senior management.

    Cons

    Disorganization, poor management, absolute no transparency, lack of direction from manager, lower/mid level employees doing all the work with no recognition while credit taken by the senior manager, no room for advancement, senior management does not really work when they are supposedly working from home.

    Advice to Management

    Be open and communicative. Give credit to those who do the work!

    ARES2017-09-26
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