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Affiliated Computer Services President, CEO, and Director Lynn R. Blodgett
Lynn R. Blodgett
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Pros
  • Great Company Work from home Travel (in 73 reviews)

  • Good work-life balance due shift patterns (in 41 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. "ACS has a really good thing going, if they don't squeeze it so hard into the shape of everybody else."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Vice President in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Talented people can advance. Not pushing a product, but really trying to help customer solve a problem. Senior execs take you under their wing and show you how to succeed. They're honest with you about what matters.

    Cons

    Short-term thinking, little investment in things that won't pay off for a year or two. Not too much recognition of life/work balance issues.

    Advice to Management

    Take a longer view of people - don't judge them quicky by this single great deal or this single lousy quarter. Customer really trust us because of genuine expertise in their world -- don't mess with that by making us look just like the competition with generic products and people.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Executive Management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company has diverse set of clients with locations around the US and the world

    Cons

    Right before and continuing after the Xerox acquisition the focus has been solely on cash flow and bottom line financial results at the expense of both the employees and the customers

    Advice to Management

    Get back to focusing on client service and attracting and retaining talented employees. If you do this the financial will follow


  3. Helpful (1)

    "No respect for ACS employees"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Information Management Specialist in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Information Management Specialist in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is Ok although raises are limited to .5% to 2.5% on average. Some departments aren't bad to work for, but really depends on the group of middle managers that your working for. Some are very good but as a whole most are not. Health insurance isn't bad, although the costs have been going up every year but that's been true of most large companies.

    Cons

    Working for poor management. Poor planning, poor communication on what's going on inside the company. Training limited, overworked due to under staffing. Management promises to give reviews but they are often over a year late. Problem is you can't get a raise until a new review is completed so it's a way of saving the company money.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with respect. Escorting them out the door after 25 or 30 years of service is a disgrace.


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  5. "Great potential, showing signs of growing pains"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good infrastructure, good industry rep. Good growth potential

    Cons

    Infrastructure good but poorly understood, people don't understand internal systems. High turnover. Surprising management decisions often out of context. Shows that they are experiencing growing pains.

    Advice to Management

    Decide what your core business is. Be clear on expectations.Provide proactive support to employees - there are people who can't figure out how to do what they need to do and they don;t know how to get hep.


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