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"Not going hungry...yet."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Management Consultant in Dallas, TX
Current Employee - Senior Management Consultant in Dallas, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Affiliated Computer Services full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

4 weeks vacation after 10 years service. Good manager. Good people to work with. A team atmosphere. Still working with a "Can do attitude". Training is available. Health benefits.

Cons

No raise in 5 years. Constantly dealing with changes that cause clients to lose productivity. No knowledge transition. Poor documentation. Constantly reinventing the wheel. Lack of automation due to old software and obsolete equipment due to Wallstreet expectations. We lose more money than we saved when equipment breaks down.

Advice to Management

In order to be here in 10 years the accountants can't run the place with Wallstreet in mind. If you lose the techs that know the ins and outs of the datacenters and clients you will not be able to support the clients. The unseasoned off shore personnel can't compare to the talent that has been chopped from this organization. If the offshore personnel are good they move on to management or another company. Your personnel are valuable - quit treating them like just another number. We are the future of Xerox - look at the quarterly net profit - it is the same as ACS's quarterly profit before the merger less some from the Xerox drag on earnings from equipment sales.

Other Employee Reviews for Affiliated Computer Services

  1. Helpful (1)

    "You gotta be on their "team""

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - 7-11 Helpdesk Technician in Dallas, TX
    Former Contractor - 7-11 Helpdesk Technician in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Affiliated Computer Services as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    I could listen to music to drown out the people around me

    Cons

    timed bathroom break, skipped so others could use the restroom, schedule changed to accommodate others, the list truly goes on and on

    Advice to Management

    It's okay to be friendly at work, but it's not the place to attempt to relive high school and become "popular".


  2. "ACS typically underappreciates its people"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Development Manager in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Systems Development Manager in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Affiliated Computer Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    When the work is there, you are needed and sought out
    Lower level leadership show appreciation for people
    Benefits are ok

    Cons

    When a contract is lost, they cut you loose like hanging thread on a jacket
    Pay is generally below the market
    There have been many people that have not had a raise in 3+ years

    Advice to Management

    Your best asset is the people that do the work, take care of them


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