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American Systems Reviews

Updated February 13, 2017
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Pros
  • AMERICAN SYSTEMS is an employee-owned company, with a great ESOP benefit (in 9 reviews)

  • Great Company with great benefits (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • government contracting is just tough right now for everyone (in 7 reviews)

  • Contract work is a difficult life with no guarantees for the future (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "ASC Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Trainer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Trainer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Team orientated, great benefits, good management

    Cons

    The work is mostly contracts and year to year employment is not always guaranteed.


  2. "Just OK"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chantilly, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The ESOP. Folks at the mid level are passionate about growing. The basis of the firm, cabling, is very strong.

    Cons

    All male senior leadership. Most execs have been there for over 20 years and do not want to change. Women are scrutinized in a manner that is both strange and early 80's. Seem to want to grow but adamantly throw up barriers to doing so.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to other points of view and act! Stop the male hierarchy and closed club attitude. You have people that are very smart and good at what they what they do. Trust them and let them help.


  3. "Senior Telecom Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Telecom Analyst in Fort Bragg, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Telecom Analyst in Fort Bragg, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Systems (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Company with great benefits.

    Cons

    No Negative Reports on this company.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


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  5. "Sr Techican"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Tech in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Tech in Chantilly, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The whole company was great to work for.They take care of there employees great benefiting

    Cons

    Great pay and benefits


  6. "IA Engineering"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dumfries, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dumfries, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits if your are able to stay long enough to be vested in the ESOP. Salary is competitive but nothing special and varies based on your contract.

    Cons

    Staying on a contract isn't always consistent. American Systems does a good job of putting you in for follow on jobs but the award rate of Government Contract is unpredictable.


  7. "F-35 Operational Test Planner and Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - F-35 Fighter Effectiveness Analyst in Lancaster, CA
    Current Employee - F-35 Fighter Effectiveness Analyst in Lancaster, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at American Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People: A squadron like atmosphere with mutual respect for all who work on the program. If you want to be a part of a bigger issue than yourself, this is the place to work.

    Cons

    Pay is not as comparable to some other positions and you have a typical commute of one hour with no compensation.

    Advice to Management

    More opportunities for financial compensation for good work and extra effort. Bonuses should be a bonus. Listen to the employees on how to bring in additional help. (Better pay would bring more people)


  8. "Really good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chantilly, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Excellent benefits and compensation.

    Cons

    Being a contractor your work isnt stable.


  9. "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Operations Research Analyst in Hampton, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Operations Research Analyst in Hampton, VA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Systems (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company; great benefits; great working environment.

    Cons

    I have nothing negative to report about American Systems.


  10. "Systems Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Systems (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great personnel to work with.

    Cons

    The contracting business environment can be cyclical.


  11. "Telecommunications"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technician 1-2 in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Technician 1-2 in Chantilly, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at American Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I can learn a lot while I'm working.

    Cons

    Work is not consistent or balanced.

    Advice to Management

    In this field of work (Telecommunications) where you are bidding on contracts, try to keep the work consistent to keep your techs working. There should never be a two month down time with no work when other companies in this field keep their techs working.


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