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American Technology Services Reviews

Updated June 15, 2017
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Good people, great team"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader/Senior Network Consultant in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Team Leader/Senior Network Consultant in Fairfax, VA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good, down to earth bosses make the environment relatively stress free, enjoyable. Variety of projects and clients keep everyone engaged and the work interesting.

    Cons

    Organizational process can be fairly too relaxed, so some have to be built from scratch as needed. But bosses are supportive and competent, so that helps.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "It could be so much better"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Consultant in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Network Consultant in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some nice people. The web side of the house does great work.

    Cons

    The gentleman who runs the managed services side of the organization has the management skills of a common house plant. There are techs that work 20 hours a week and get paid full time, and techs that work 50 hours a week and get paid essentially the same. Big morale problem. When he's not sneaking down the back stairs to leave early, he works from Starbucks. Nice job if you can get it. Not great if you report to him.

    Advice to Management

    CEO sits in the corner office and has no desire to understand what's going on in the organization. Fairfax office is a ghost town, if you hear another human moving around you jump. Depressing.

    American Technology Services Response

    Aug 23, 2016 – HR Specialist

    This is such a personal attack, I feel I need to respond, especially coming from someone who has worked for us for a long time. It is very disheartening to me personally, but also probably not a ... More

  3. "Fun Company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Network Consultant in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Network Consultant in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at American Technology Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fun company to work for. Danesh and several others are great mentors who taught me many different things from management to IT skills. Company encourages education and will pay for it. Lots of very talented people to learn from.

    Cons

    Pager duty was the worst. Having a set of clients to monitor would be better. Having too many clients is not fun however you learn quite a bit.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Work on that pager system as it is outdated. Encourage better documentation.


  4. "A good company"

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

    Pros

    This is a fun place to work, co-workers and managers are all wonderful. We get to work on important projects for large clients and really have an input on the end result. There are several internal committees you have a chance to participate in and really have a say in what the company should be focusing on.

    Cons

    As with any small employer, it's difficult to move up in your career, but if you're a hard worker, they seem to find a way to make something work.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Inconsistent management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Computer Programmer (Web Applications) in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Computer Programmer (Web Applications) in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is ok, benefits are good. Work life balance is usually ok. Workspace is nice for some, really bad for some.

    Cons

    Management plays favorites and they're not consistent in enforcing basic policies. This makes the work more difficult for the rest of the team. Employees never know where they stand. There is no positive feedback, it's all negative.

    Advice to Management

    Tell your people you appreciate them sometimes, even in the departments that you don't think are cool. Think about something other than the bottom line once in a while.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "No ethics and they treat you as slaves!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Network Consultant in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Network Consultant in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Technology Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This company is located at the heart of Virginia and Close to metro.
    Small company with high visibility.
    Some manager are good, but not all.
    Free Soda and Coffee.

    Cons

    Management is not very understanding.
    Very rude managers and staff.
    They want you to be billable, or else you are fired the next day.
    They are stingy in most of the payment they make you.
    They don't pay mileage if you work at a client place more than certain no of days.
    They hire workers who are highly skilled with less salary. (not sure how they manage to do this)

    Advice to Management

    Please treat your employees with some emotions. Don't treat them as slaves.


  7. "This is a great technology services company to work at."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at American Technology Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    . Fast paced - if you are motivated, you can really accelerate your skills and grow.
    . Responsibility - you get responsibility if you are willing, to impact the project outcomes.
    . Direct client communication - if you are capable, you can directly communicate with clients. If you like customer interaction and come from a mid-sized or large corp, you'll know that this is a rare thing. It can be motivating to see your contributions are directly visible to clients.
    . Flexibility - management is flexible about need-based remote working and time off.
    . Environment - if you take time to get to know your co-workers, most are genuinely good people. Many employees have been with the company for years.

    If you have multiple technical skills to stay billable then you will like this place.

    Cons

    All of the above are also cons if you come from a slow paced, large corporation or if you're expecting to just sit around, particularly in any of the consulting positions.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "As long as you are billable you should be good."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Consultant in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Network Consultant in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    decent benefits & salary
    Flexible hours

    Cons

    No Bonus
    No 401K contribution
    No support from management in dealing with tough issues


  9. Helpful (2)

    "They treat you well but it's difficult to wake up in the morning and feel like coming to work at all"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Management is very good about time off and working from home.
    Relaxed atmosphere. No micromanagement.
    People are friendly for the most part.

    Cons

    Work is not very motivating.
    It isn't an 'exciting' place to work
    Communication between departments and management level is poor.

    Advice to Management

    I would put in place a more open, communicative process. Work is very unsociable. Employees need to interact more and get excited about what they do.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work at!"

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

    I have been working at American Technology Services full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work at

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of


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