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Atlas Development Reviews

Updated February 7, 2017
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  1. "Network Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Calabasas, CA
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Calabasas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Atlas Development full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Flexible work schedule
    - Good learning company

    Cons

    - Mediocre benefits
    - Poor morale

    Advice to Management

    Empower your employees to do their job and reward them when they do it well.


  2. "Complicated"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Atlas Development full-time

    Pros

    Working from home was very nice, while having to take my daughter to dr appointments.

    Cons

    Very political, and as expected when the company got bought/merged many people lost their positions, without prior knowledge of termination


  3. "Gone in a couple years"

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

    Pros

    Lets you work from home
    Some people trying to do good and working (too) hard

    Cons

    Has gone through several round of layoff. Cost cutting is the word of the year.
    Everyone is overworked with no time to properly do their job.

    Bellow market pay and health benefits
    Outdated software and inefficient practices.
    Most development jobs outsourced to India subsidiary.
    Some managers just manage another manager...

    Upper Management is only listening to what they want to hear. They keep fueling politics with their actions. Plays department against each other and do not promote communication.

    They are at the source of a majority of the problems....

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting weak players. Stop telling different stories to different departments.
    Review projects and outcomes realistically.


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  5. "Demanding but mostly good"

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    Former Employee - Implementation Engineer in Calabasas, CA
    Former Employee - Implementation Engineer in Calabasas, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Atlas Development (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    LabWorks is a really good program to work with. When there are problems development is very responsive. Most of the people there are really good to work with.

    Cons

    The medical benefits are pretty bad. The company seems unstable. Many of the managers are very hard on employees but, I do not think they realized how harsh they are.


  6. "Good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Calabasas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Calabasas, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Atlas Development (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Friendly, supportive place to work. You usually feel like a valued part of the team. You can work from home if necessary. They do their best to get the job done right.

    Cons

    They have so many meetings it interferes with getting your work done. If you have a question/problem it can be difficult to find the person with the knowledge to resolve it (they are usually in a meeting and unavailable).

    Advice to Management

    Work on communication. It's been improving, but still needs to broaden. You need to work on ensuring that everyone knows what is expected of them.


  7. "Dead End"

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

    Pros

    Friendly, helpful and knowledgable coworkers.

    Cons

    Overworked, pay and benefits well below industry standards, unresponsive management. Recently acquired.

    Advice to Management

    Great job on your acquisition of a nice golden parachute! If the new management team continues on the current course don't expect us to stay.


  8. "Still A Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Atlas Development full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Privately owned and operated debt free. An industry leader in areas of laboratory order entry and utilization management. Created the disease surveillance and outbreak management system for the largest state in the union (California). Has major clients such as Mayo Clinic helping with outreach for its products.

    Cons

    Has adopted a company culture overemphasizing its "values". Has moved many jobs to India, including most of development operations, in the process laying off many U.S. employees.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that if you want to keep creative people on staff that you cannot rely so heavily on paying strict attention to who tows the company line and says whatever management wants to hear. Realize the value of dissent and the importance of making space for people to truly speak their minds.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "CEO, COO, & CFO were so unprofessional - Wouldn't deal with issues when problem arose in company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calabasas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calabasas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Atlas Development full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company was good when it started, but as it grew the wrong people were put on the Exec Team and Management positions. Benefits were great, and if you need to take off for personal reasons they were great about this. The family atmosphere was great when I started there. The employees mattered to the CEO at the time he started his business.

    Cons

    Not much hands on by CEO, Robert Atlas, when he moved out of state. People were put in charge - COO Carl H. was a terrible mean person that demanded things me done even if it wasn't possible. HR Mgr - Lois Coburn was terrible - she did as she pleased, and wouldn't document unethical behavior because she was under the supervision of the individual acting unprofessional. When ever you needed to talk to her she was never around. CFO - Kerri G. was the meanest and unprofessional woman I have ever met. Saw what was going on in management, and it is too bad the CEO wasn't concerned enough about what was going on in his own company to do something about this. Moral was down, and we were being over worked. Open door policy should be really addressed, when issues occur within company they need to be taken seriously.. As the company got larger the employees where not as important, and the CEO took jobs to India more and more.

    Advice to Management

    Place more attention to the company within your 4 walls. It is great to grow, but take heed to the employees that work for you. Give recognition to the hard workers in your firm, and when someone brings a problem to your attention then address it professionally. When issues are not addressed then this is an indicator that it is not a priority to the Management team. Listen to your employees when they bring issues to your attention!


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Very positive company with smart people who work hard and are ethical."

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    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Atlas Development full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company is really full of great hard working people. They have the best intentions of clients and work really hard to achieve client goals. People at Atlas care greatly about what they do.

    Cons

    It's a small company so things are very fluid. That can be good or bad. The leadership is relatively young so advancement opportunities are limited


  11. Helpful (5)

    "So Much Potential, Spread So Thin"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Atlas Development full-time

    Pros

    The company has good people, and good customers with brand recognition in the niche market. The CEO is accessible to all employees and listens. The company provides a flexible work environment. The benefits are reasonable. There is so much potential between the talent and the customers.

    Cons

    There are way too many shortcuts taken to get to market fast. The product line is inconsistently designed, creating multiple learning curves for technical staff. Attempts at innovation have had limited success.

    Advice to Management

    Simplify, simplify, simplify. Reduce complexity in product lines. Sunset unnecessary features. Seek standardization in system implementation. Allow talent to focus. Learn from mistakes, celebrate successes. You have the right raw materials - talent, market space, brand. You just create so much unnecessary expense, there is not enough time and money left to get ahead.



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