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Affiliated Computer Services President, CEO, and Director Lynn R. Blodgett
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Pros
  • Good work-life balance due shift patterns (in 41 reviews)

  • benefits, great company, good work environment (in 34 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance could be challenging at times (in 22 reviews)

  • Upper Management take huge bonuses but pass the cuts on to the engineers at the bottom (in 41 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Office politic brought down business and the culture"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Development Specialist in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Development Specialist in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Affiliated Computer Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some of the managers from previous company before ACS bought are good, but they can not help their employees much since upper management level are worse!!! The only pros now is you can work from home.

    Cons

    The company culture used to be very good, and employees were happy; however, after ACS was bought by Xerox and some other new senior managers were hired, the working environment was no longer a good place for employee to work. This happened because office politics. We had pay cut and no raise for 4 years. Only some employees who had a tied connections with stronger/higher management levels would be promoted to get raises even if many employees who had an excellent performance would be ignored. Even for the employees with higher seniority and working for long time, their salaries are lower than a new hired employee!!!

    Currently, ACS, a Xerox Company, just want to be a middle guy that gets contract from US government and outsource back to other company. Xerox is out sourcing "employee resources" to an India company from which they can sponsor (H1B visa) and bring lots of new employees from India and China with lower salaries come to US office to work, gain knowledge from us and lay off current employees in ACS offices. Upper management levels and "stock holder" do not care for employees any more. So many talent employees were leaving the office.

    No fun to work in this environment any more!

    Advice to Management

    Management level should know that they're better treat employees with fairness and taking care of employees. Do not base on the current economics down time of US and "stock holders" requests to push employees' work and life down to the drain. Employees with knowledge and great attitudes and work ethnics have been leaving ACS, a Xerox company.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "CEO takes all the money"

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    Current Employee - Systems Development Principal in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Development Principal in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Affiliated Computer Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I worked in this company for 6.5 years, and I don't have anything good to say about it. It's that sad!

    Cons

    You can find everything that can go wrong with a company in ACS Inc.

    Advice to Management

    Give something to the employees as well. How can employees have to take furlough every year, and the CEO is making $14 million bonus?

  3. "Constant reorg with bad senior management"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Affiliated Computer Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people on the team are friendly and mostly good to work with. The start and end of a work day is flexible (even though the number of work hours can still be long). Working from home is possible.

    Cons

    Lots of shifts in focus which is also reflected in frequent useless reorganizations which disrupts working teams. Senior management does not have any vision nor show that they value their employees. There is very little rightful accountability. Priority is only based on the bottom line with disregard for technology, quality, and talent growth/retention.


  4. "Furlough"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Affiliated Computer Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Tele commute options are good and colleagues are good.

    Cons

    Furloughs, constant organization flux, high workload

    Advice to Management

    Ask for input from employees before next reorg.


  5. "Good experience, horrible culture."

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Affiliated Computer Services part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Was a decent place to learn the ropes

    Cons

    Politics, politics, politics. Minimal room for growth, low pay.


  6. "Unstable, Dismal."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Affiliated Computer Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work from home is allowed and encouraged for some areas. My paycheck never bounced. The benefit package is decent.

    Cons

    Unprofessional staff/management. Staff was required to take time off several times without pay due to financial crises. No opportunity for advancement. 'Ole Boy/Girl' mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Work on motivating all employees and provide new leaders training to ensure professionalism and effectiveness.


  7. "Work"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Affiliated Computer Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    ACS is one of the top US outsourcing companies

    Cons

    Long hours with no pay incentives.

    Advice to Management

    Salary incentives for long time employees

  8. "No raises, no room for growth, and no promotions"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Affiliated Computer Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You are able to work from home. And they just started that 2 months ago.

    Cons

    No raise, no advancement.... Been here for 5 years and I've never received a pay raise. Not even a cost of living!

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to us employees who have dedicated outselves to this company. Maybe we will stop leaving and going to the competition.


  9. "Working at ACS was not the best experience I've had, however I did learn a lot from it."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You get opportunities to work from home, and that's great if you don't mind being micromanaged.

    Cons

    You are micromanaged, very high turnover, there is mandatory overtime, and no recognition for those hard working folks who do work overtime.

    Advice to Management

    I would advise for ACS to change the way you pay your employees.


  10. "Not a place for carrer growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Place to work with flexi timings, but lot of work at office place to satisfy the client.

    Cons

    No good infrastructure neither no good architects whom can take important decisions.
    Lot of political issues staying with old technologies and ego minded attitude
    Lay offs at any time


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