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Akima Infrastructure Services CEO Don Laney
Don Laney
7 Ratings
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Access to great opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Technical Staff in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Akima Infrastructure Services full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Access to Sandia Labs positions that are difficult to get into. Great benefits and possibility to become full-time Sandia employee

    Cons

    Process can take a while to be hired. Takes up to 1 month or more to interview and start. Start as a contractor with 'potential' to be hired.

    Akima Infrastructure Services2018-07-11
  2. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Akima Infrastructure Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Everything is excellent in this company.

    Cons

    None I can think of

    Akima Infrastructure Services2019-03-06
  3. "Great company, great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Technical Writer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Akima Infrastructure Services full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    One of the most rewarding companies I've worked for a very long time

    Cons

    Have a better leave program for military members that get called away for training

    Akima Infrastructure Services2019-02-06
  4. "Just work direct for SNL or any other PO Contractor"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Albuquerque, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Akima Infrastructure Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Salary is competitive but that was really negotiated for me by a Sandia manager who wanted me there.

    Cons

    They are a temp service shell company for the labs for running 1 contract. There isn't any benefit to going staff aug over direct employment if there is any choice. Basically with this arrangement you have all the cons of working at Sandia, way fewer perks, less flexibility, and another layer of garbage management with AIS. I've never worked with an "Employer" (I use that term loosely, they are just a payroll and benefits...

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    Advice to Management

    If you actually cared you might keep staff longer, be more efficient, and make a lot more money. The "manager" complains about SNL hiring all their people and high turnover but you have to offer some benefit and friendly\accommodating\caring staff or people will jump ASAP. I was wanting this type of deal going in rather than hiring on direct but will leave as soon as convenient for me. Listening to what your "employees"...

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    Akima Infrastructure Services2019-02-28
  5. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Project Controls Specialist in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Akima Infrastructure Services full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Due to the nature of the contract at Sandia Labs, the approach was very hands off except to understand that one works for AIS and NOT Sandia. I interacted with AIS only for pay and vacation time. Oh, and the yearly performance review. Ax a self starter this was fine with me.

    Cons

    I did not have any bad experiences with the company

    Akima Infrastructure Services2018-06-15
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Administrative"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Livermore, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Akima Infrastructure Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, pay and benefits

    Cons

    They use you, they don’t have a clue about an employee being mistreated unless you spell it out for them. They only see green. Your not a human your a cash flow so deal with whatever situation they put you in until your time is up.

    Advice to Management

    Check in on your employees... the customer isn’t always right... We are humans and should be treated as such!

    Akima Infrastructure Services2018-01-06
  7. Helpful (1)

    "They're just as bad as everyone is thinking."

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Akima Infrastructure Services full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    So unlike people who are rage-posting, I actually work at an Akima subsidiary. That's not a defense of them, believe me. Because there is not much to like about this company. I'm only supposed to put "pros" in this space and there really aren't any, so please skip to the next section!

    Cons

    - Company is ridiculously cheap - I mean, ridiculously. My project manager told me what she makes and it is literally half of what I am making working for the government entity they're leasing me to. Akima's own benefits are terrible - I really feel for the office personnel - and the only reason I don't have the same terrible benefits is because the entity I work for forces Akima, via contract, to provide decent benefits....

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    Advice to Management

    - Stop being so cheap. The first way to demonstrate this would be to TRAIN YOUR SITE PERSONNEL in basic HR and labor law. - The vacation accrual and vacation policies are a joke and if you want to keep top people, you need to do better. I have known several other Akima contract employees who have jumped ship to another contractor just because of the vacation issue. - Don't fire people for expressing a legitimate honest...

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    Akima Infrastructure Services2017-11-07
  8. "Boarded Up the Shop"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hampton, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Akima Infrastructure Services full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Any fond memories or silver linings have been overshadowed by the chaos that ensued as the Hampton office slowly raged into an uncontrolled dumpster fire.

    Cons

    What began as a small, cohesive unit became a toxic sweatshop as everyone climbed over themselves to earn the faintest iota of advancement. Employee appraisal system was a useless mirage --- a carrot dangled in front of staff while a salary freeze kept our pay stagnant for years. Years where the office poured in countless hours of overtime. There was no employee recognition. Not for successful contract delivery, not for...

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    Advice to Management

    50-60 hours per week from most non-management staff and a "just get it done" attitude from upper management recklessly skirts the unethical. In the end, the answer is almost always the simplest: money. Should you miraculously be presented one day with the opportunity to lead another company, take some time to reconsider your values in regards to the human element of business. People want to learn, advance their careers,...

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    Akima Infrastructure Services2017-06-07
  9. "A great place for those who prefer contract service jobs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Akima Infrastructure Services full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for it you are a self starter and don't mind the autonomy (which I was and I didn't). Akima has a great reputation with the client at providing hard to find skilled and professional labor. There was no formal performance review process (may also considered to be a con for some.) Akima had terrific benefits and worked diligently to match those of the client. They tend to pay higher salaries than...

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    Cons

    Don't expect any kind of career development or skills training from Akima. The only training/certification I ever received was from the client. Their culture seems to be that if the client is happy with your work then that's good enough and no need to invest in the employee. This is to be expected from supplemental labor type organizations such as Akima. Most of my years working for Akima felt like I was the clients...

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    Advice to Management

    Keep striving to ensure pay and benefits are such that you can overcome the lack of security that employees feel due to the contract structure of your business.

    Akima Infrastructure Services2016-10-19
  10. "Good company with good people"

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    Current Employee - R&D Lab Technician in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Akima Infrastructure Services part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great management, always willing to help

    Cons

    Customers tend to not be forthcoming about the amount of finding they have accessible and change working hours.

    Advice to Management

    Work closely with customers when drafting contracts, make sure both parties will benefit.

    Akima Infrastructure Services2016-10-02
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