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Applied Technical Systems Reviews

Updated September 9, 2016
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  1. "Worked at ATS for a couple years"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Applied Technical Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people and smart colleagues. Upper management go out of their way to make sure you're happy. Really handled the gov. budget squeeze well. Kept people employed when they didn't have to. Many other companies in the same position would have let a lot of people go.

    Cons

    Most of the cons of working here are the cons of working for any federal contractor.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the culture.


  2. "Software Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Applied Technical Systems (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great colleagues, relaxed atmosphere, strong technical skills. Very open and decent with staff (eg handled the federal budget squeeze very well)

    Cons

    Very poor leave situation (a smallish pool of leave that has to be used for everything). Also seems to be having trouble navigating federal contracting nonsense, and so it gets blindsided by bigger but less technically competent rivals.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good stuff, address the small number of weaknesses.


  3. "Great company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Silverdale, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Silverdale, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Applied Technical Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Smaller teams allows ability to have a direct impact on the project
    - Smart people to work with - they challenge eachother
    - Most engineers are willing to have a healthy debate on technology choice
    - Employees know their roles. e.g. Managers don't make engineering decisions.

    Cons

    - Some gov contract work is unpredictable
    - Technology stack is somewhat limited on most projects

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


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  5. "Great Company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere. Smart people. Great team. Innovative. Flexible work hours.

    Cons

    Vacation is a flat amount until you've been with the company quite awhile.

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing. Keep communicating. Provide an escalating vacation incentive as time with the company grows.


  6. "Great place with some little nits."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Silverdale, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Silverdale, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Applied Technical Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great folks to work for and with. Lots of opportunity to improve your skills and abilities. Family friendly and very welcoming work environment.

    Cons

    Business development for the company has stalled and affects the prospects of the company. Has had a boom and bust cycle for most of it's history in regards to revenue.


  7. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Configuration Manager in Newport News, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Configuration Manager in Newport News, VA

    I have been working at Applied Technical Systems (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    Not a lot of work to go around.


  8. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Logistics and Configuration Manager in Madison, AL
    Current Employee - Senior Logistics and Configuration Manager in Madison, AL

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

    Pros

    Higher management is always helpful and honest

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  9. "Senior Software Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    great (smart) people
    flexible (where the client permits it) work hours
    nice culture
    excellent benefits (health cover is the best I've had in US)

    Cons

    one leave bucket (no sick leave for example)
    open plan offices

    Advice to Management

    Where possible, offer better leave options (especially for illness). If it's a matter of billable hours, figure it out. Try to mitigate the open office plans.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great Culture & Interesting Work"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Silverdale, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Silverdale, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay to do what I love. Strong leadership and a drive to excel makes this a winning place to work. During the federal downturn, this company kept my colleagues employed with their own profits and proactively figured out ways to prevent this from happening in the future.

    Cons

    Have not yet realized their full potential.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate often with us -- we love what's happening and get concerned when we don't know what's next.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome company that really cares about its' employees"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Silverdale, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Silverdale, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Applied Technical Systems full-time

    Pros

    -Very proactive at looking for and adapting new technologies.
    -Able to develop on your choice of OS
    -Great location.
    -Growing

    Cons

    Due to the nature of the business (works in contracts) it can be stressful around the time contracts come up for renewal or are close to end.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.



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