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Advanced World Solutions, Inc. Reviews

Updated August 13, 2017
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Good training ground for fresh graduates"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Advanced World Solutions, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    The company has a good training package for fresh graduates.
    For people interested in learning Japanese, this company is suited for you.
    The work environment is friendly and people have good relationships with each other.
    They have flexible time-in plan.
    Employees have opportunity to gain experience in different technologies and business domains depending on the project assignment.

    Cons

    Some hectic projects require employees to work on weekends.
    There are fairly a number of cases that requires employees to work overtime and overnight in order to meet deadlines due to incorrect estimation of work.

    Because of the project-based culture in the company, employees have limited chances of choosing the type of work, technology or domain that they want to focus on.
    To be able to acquire expertise on specific technical skills as well as business domain, one has to be in the right place at the right time in order to be included in the right project.


  2. "Excellent Training Program"

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

    I have been working at Advanced World Solutions, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Their training program is a good start for fresh graduates. Since it is a Japanese company, it will help a lot if you are interested in studying the Japanese language and culture.

    Cons

    Pay is not so competitive.
    Workload is dependent on the project you will be assigned to upon regularizatio n. Overtime is inevitable especially for some projects.

    Advice to Management

    Work on employee retention. Not by extending the bond but by increasing the salary and benefits. Teams suffer when experienced members leave.

  3. "Software Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cebu City (Philippines)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cebu City (Philippines)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Advanced World Solutions, Inc. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good career opportunity and advancement if the senior management sees your potential and loyalty towards the company

    Cons

    Decisions regarding who to assign in different projects has already been predetermined by the management, but they will still be polite with the employees by asking for their opinion

    Advice to Management

    Leave an ample amount of room for independent thinking. Innovative thinking requires some period of isolation. Learn to trust the talents you have hired.


  4. "Good stepping stone for new grads but.."

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    Current Employee - Research and Development Engineer
    Current Employee - Research and Development Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Advanced World Solutions, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    - Great training, their ACTION training will really push you to your limits and teach the basics of a broad scope of topics which will help you get PhilNITS Certified
    - Nihongo Training, the japanese teachers are all approachable and will help you get to a decent level of nihongo and pass JLPT
    - Chance to be deployed to japan, if you're lucky enough
    - Most projects are well documented.
    - Some managers are very approachable and understanding, supportive even. You will not be scorned for expressing your thoughts and concerns.
    - You can foster good relationship with your co-workers. There's no office politics.
    - If you are lucky to be in a long-term project, your skills will be honed as they are strict with quality.

    Cons

    - Depending on your projects, you may not be able to focus on a certain technology. Technologies used per project varies and you may end up knowing a lot but not specializing in any one of those.
    - If you undergo their ACTION training, there's a two year bond.
    - Below average salary. Promotion doesn't increase your salary much.
    - There are projects that are not handled properly; 80% chance of getting in one of those. If you're unlucky, expect to render OT even on weekends and holidays.
    - Management is a mess. They make big decisions that affects employee daily life and commute without consulting the employees.
    - High turnover rate. Once training bond is over, most employee leaves.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees well and compensate them enough. Don't use the training bond as an excuse to not compensate their daily efforts. This is why most people leave after their bond. You got a lot of 2 year skilled, experienced employee leaving because they are overworked and underpaid.

    Look at the projects thoroughly, some higher management are not even aware of the fact that some projects are rendering insane overtime.


  5. "Hard at start but will be good in the later years"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Makati City (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Makati City (Philippines)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Advanced World Solutions, Inc. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn Japanese and be able to have a chance to go to Japan to work if you are lucky enough

    Cons

    Overtime is almost always present depending on what area you are assigned. Accomplishments are not properly recognized and starting salary is really low

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the accomplishments made by your employees. Raise the starting salary. Have more diverse projects.


  6. "Great start for Freshgrad"

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    Current Employee - Research and Development Engineer in Makati City (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Research and Development Engineer in Makati City (Philippines)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Advanced World Solutions, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    The company offers training to freshgrad.
    Divided into 4 parts:
    General I.T.
    Technology
    Nihongo
    Business Soft Skills

    After training, you will take PhilNITS and Nihongo N4 certification and will be deployed to actual work project.
    A great career start for every fresh IT fresh grad

    Cons

    Training can be tough sometimes.
    You literally spend most of the time studying (even in your home)
    And starting salary is average...
    And sometimes, you don't get what you want

    Advice to Management

    Please take care of your employee, especially those who are deployed outside of the main office


  7. Helpful (1)

    "AWS ok for fresh grads not for employees with more than 4 years of experience"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Makati City (Philippines)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Makati City (Philippines)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    -giving good opportunity for fresh grads
    -extra curricular activities
    -monetary and non-monetary bonuses/incentives
    -they will give you the experience needed for your career growth but to the point that you cannot handle the work load

    Cons

    -very low salary vs workload
    -unappreciative managers, sr managers, and vice presidents
    -unhealthy gossips coming from support group
    -lots of OTs for projects
    -mismatch skill deployment
    -dirty office with lots of cockroaches, mosquitoes, and RATS!

    Advice to Management

    -adapt to the market that you are currently in. being old school is not healthy

  8. "IT Company"

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

    I have been working at Advanced World Solutions, Inc. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    christmas bonus, clubs outing anf health insurance

    Cons

    compensation and management. seniority and manager


  9. Helpful (3)

    "A big NO"

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    Former Employee - Associate R&D Engineer in Makati City (Philippines)
    Former Employee - Associate R&D Engineer in Makati City (Philippines)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Advanced World Solutions, Inc. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Japanese lessons, good people, chance of going to JP, discipline

    Cons

    Bad management, rarely have any say with your projects even if you are team lead, work schedule is non-negotiable, worst experience was over 200 hours of OT in a month, low pay, 2 year bond after training, since deadlines are not negotiable you need to pick up the slack of non-performers, performance review is a joke,

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant R&D Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Trained in japanese language and Philnits
    Have the opportunity to work in Japan
    Colleagues mostly is the same bracket so interests align

    Cons

    -Bad work-life balance
    -Normal to have OT 20hrs in a month
    -Managements is more concerned with their customer than employee
    -Leaves can sometimes be canceled even if your heads up is months in advance
    -Lower than average salary
    -You have little say on which project you will be assigned. If the project is a money maker for them, don't expect that you will be transferred to other better projects
    -Little chance for mastery in a given language since you will be transferred to project at any time.
    -They see employees as just another resource and not something to take care of

    Advice to Management

    Learn to take care of you employees. Unhappy employees affect the productivity of the project. High number of people resigning is an indication of poor management


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