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Affiliated Computer Services Senior Software Engineer Reviews

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Affiliated Computer Services President, CEO, and Director Lynn R. Blodgett
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Pros
  • Provides Work from Home (as per requirement/project) (in 74 reviews)

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

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

  • Old clicky pettiness seemed to still be there from old call center as they hired the same management that brought down the unrelated (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Big company but limited advancement in our division"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Management treats the employees well

    Cons

    Limited vacation hours; sick time is counted separately. Since I am seldom sick, I have over 4 months of sick time when I left. Salary increment based on the project's prospective and tiny.


  2. "Glad I'm not there anymore."

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sandy, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sandy, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Affiliated Computer Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There weren't a lot of pros, except maybe a few of the Coworkers. The hours were also flexible, which was nice.

    Cons

    the biggest problem I had was the management. they were people that could not be trusted and would stab you in the back any chance they got - dog eat dog mentality.

  3. "Pays well but you would be laid off at any moment"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Management allows you to work from home. My team is flexible when you need time for personal issues. Pays very well. If managed well I could be worth much more than I am paid but...

    Cons

    Oh, let me count the ways. Starts from the top and just rolls on down. This is a company of companies. You get paid well but you are treated like a contractor but you don't get paid as well as a contractor should for short term employment. The layoff schedule is tied to the project plans and any other reason that you can think of. The layoff schedule looks like this. End of quarter, layoffs. Project ends successfully, layoffs. The project ends unsuccessfully, layoffs. A project milestone is met, layoffs. A project milestone is not met, layoffs. New management comes in, layoffs. This has everyone in the company working to keep their job and not working to get the job done as this would mean more layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    If you want projects completed don't tie the layoff schedule to the project plan. Management needs training at all levels. I'm not a touchy feely person but learn how to love your employees. Don't hire too many people. Hire the right people. There are too many that don't have the experience or the ability to perform the jobs they were hired for.


  4. "Hang in there to test your luck"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Affiliated Computer Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great launching pad for your career. You can see a few good managers around. Facilities are good.

    Cons

    you can get rusted if you opt to stay for long. monotonous activities. conservative outlook on pay hikes.

    Advice to Management

    Look around and then you look inside. Probably you will know what changes can you afford to bring in to make acs a better place to hang around


  5. "Average company to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Affiliated Computer Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance is good. flexibility of leaves

    Cons

    Lazy management, no-individual recognition. No hikes for years

    Advice to Management

    You need to be more pro-active.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good for a mediocre"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work from home option
    Good work life balance
    Good HR policies
    Provides cab facility
    ITPL is a nice place to be

    Cons

    No growth in terms of technical skills
    From 2008 till date,there was only one hike
    Salary is not up to industry standard
    Hike,travel and every thing is frozen from past 1 year

    Advice to Management

    Do a market correction.. Inflation is sky high and management hardly talks about hike. However divisions like ITO are well paid . Invest more on training people.


  7. "Nice work culture"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice work culture, Immediate managers are competent and appreciate feed back. Very flexible work environment, timings.

    Cons

    Very limited growth, poor/average compensation. Business is driven by political decisions and not by engineering technology. Competent people are missing in key positions.

    Advice to Management

    1) Respect your engineers.
    2) Outsourcing everything isnt the best option always.
    3) Identify and listen to the right people. It helps the business and the products