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  1. "Recently Purchaed by Aptean from Trimble Navigation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits package when owned by Trimble Navigation. Cannot speak for current benefits package as I am no longer an employee.

    Cons

    When owned by Trimble Navigation, all plans and decisions appeared to have been made and/or executed from a tactical rather than strategic perspective. Work environment could get pretty toxic at times.

    Advice to Management

    Well thought out and strategic business model and product roadmap really need to be developed (applies to previous owner).


  2. "Sales Representative"

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

    Pros

    Back in its foundation, was a great company and place to work for

    Cons

    The last 5 years it was run into the ground by managers who could not develop a new platform and lack of overall R&D

  3. "Best place to be if you want to ruin your career"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Deerfield Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Deerfield Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Advanced Public Safety full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible environment. Competitive salary.

    Cons

    Management is completely clueless!
    Zero advancement opportunities (i.e. No promotions ever!)
    Company does not care about employees and constantly lies.
    Company does not follow new trends in technology, you will be working with ancient technology for as long as you stay there, and when you do leave, you are totally worthless to other companies.
    Best place to be if you want to ruin your career.
    Management is deceiving!

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to understand technology. Having a marine biologist leading a s/w development team, or a technical writer as the director of s/w dwvelopment could not explain it better.


  4. "Inter-agency bureaucracy impedes business"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Advanced Public Safety full-time

    Pros

    There are some extremely knowledgeable, talented , fun to work with staff. Working on very exciting innovative projects that positively impact society and increase public safety.

    Cons

    The corporate bureaucracy has produced a toxic environment which impedes business. Company culture is non-existent. Management is well aware of the fact that many employees are under-payed and is hard-pressed to change this anytime soon.


  5. "Dis-functional, Micromanagement, Losing Money, Needs to have senior management and program management team replaced"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Deerfield Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Deerfield Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Advanced Public Safety full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Owned by Trimble, International conglomerate which is a large company but they do not get involved in the management or success of APS with resources. Talk to some previous or current employees before accepting or thinking about accepting a position with the current crew. Currently geared toward maximizing output while minimizing input and resources are scarce. The teams are poorly managed and not provided with the necessary tools to be successful.

    Cons

    Losing money at a staggering pace with ineffective leadership and employees who are not part of the "solution"

    Advice to Management

    Hire leaders not babysitters, replace PM and leadership team.


  6. "Horrible experience working with inexperienced people there for the paycheck - not to move the company forward"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Deerfield Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Deerfield Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Advanced Public Safety full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The ONLY pro is that APS is wholly owned by Trimble Navigation and the hope that Trimble is smart enough to realize there are a bunch of idiots running the country

    Cons

    Project Management is non-existent in this place.....the way the company is organized is horrible and makes it impossible to get anything done. IT / Programming has no real leadership of someone who understands what they do. They put a IT Director in place who never programmed and a head of Project Management who came from at best a Business Analyst position in former work....neither ever had formal training.

    Advice to Management

    Put people in charge who know what they are doing......consider RETENTION. You let people that are EXCELELNT resources leave and go to competitors. You keep losing money and market share and have no intention of stoping it - your thought to me when I left was - "Don't let the door hit you on the way out" !!!


  7. "Working at the company was overall a good experience for my career"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Deerfield Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Deerfield Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Advanced Public Safety full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company is working on better software delivery and improving and upgrading their software

    Cons

    Company is in flux of a culture change

    Advice to Management

    Better working conditions and better pay would improve the moral of the long time employees

  8. Helpful (1)

    "This company peaked about 6 or 7 years ago"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Small company with big company (parent ) company benefits. Good people to work with on a daily basis. Micro managing is minimal.

    Cons

    APS used to have cutting edge technology but his been surpassed by its competitors. Website has not changed in 10 years. Sales out performed company's abiltiy to deliver and the reputation tanked as a result.. Delivery is slow.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to cutting edge. It feels as though this ship has been abandoned before a slow and painful sinking.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great concepts but poor delivery"

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    You can be proud of what you do - Improving officer safety. The company is still small so you can be noticed for doing a great job. Owned by Trimble Navigation so you have great benefits.

    Cons

    The technology is very dated and has not been updated in years. Competitors are better, faster and cheaper. Management does not communicate well and is not transparent with their decision making process. They are much more concerned about the quarterly numbers than the long term health of the company. Compensation for front line employees is marginal. Customer satisfaction is given lip service but is not a real goal of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Success requires investment in technology and people. Listen to your customers and employees. Build a next generation set of products quickly.