Alexander Open Systems - Great place to work, but you have to be aggressive | Glassdoor
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"Great place to work, but you have to be aggressive"

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Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Overland Park, KS
Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Overland Park, KS
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Approves of CEO

Pros

They spend a lot of money on training employees, it's a great place for professional growth and development. Office is nice, although most engineers will spend their time at customer sites. People working there are very friendly and engaging. Management has a take no prisoners attitude when it comes to growing the business and they recognize employees who contribute to that.

Cons

You have to be really aggressive to get what you need. Your first week if you need something, you better ask for it otherwise you'll get left behind. They're too busy to train, so you get thrown in the fire from the start and you'd better know your stuff.

Advice to Management

Slow down just a second to make sure all your employees are prepared before going out on customer jobs. Better documentation of back end processes would be helpful for those just starting out. Other then that, keep dominating.

Other Employee Reviews for Alexander Open Systems

  1. Helpful (1)

    "looking to expand"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Sales in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    very aggressive company looking to expand

    Cons

    not a full structure. very aggressive and focused on sales.

    Advice to Management

    implement some real marketing that has a ROI attachment.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Terrible"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alexander Open Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of the people who work for AOS are good, middle-American people

    Cons

    A lot of the people who work for AOS are very much in it for themselves and unwilling to help. All the responses to these reviews are marketing babble and lip service. The one about work/life balance being a high priority is not even close to true in my experience with the company. Lots of red tape to jump through when quoting. Quote process takes forever. All sales support resources are stressed beyond their max because they're so over-burdened. I was laid off by AOS when they backed out of Texas and the two HR people performing the task were chipper about it. Board chairmen looked at the TX office via video conference and smiled and waived (used the wrong spelling of wave, but it fits--leaving it). Working here was such a stressful experience. Non-compete is ruthless and should be illegal. They have gone after people in the most ruthless, childish of ways. It's really quite disgusting--people with kids who need to work in the only industry they know. You do not, no-way-no-how, want to work here.

    Advice to Management

    Heck, I don't know. Just help customers. Don't worry about internal bull so much. Just get it done. Stop worrying so much about margin percentage. Just get it done. Treat others how you want to be treated. Fix morale. I can't fathom how you expect to run well when everyone is trudging in the dumps.

    Alexander Open Systems Response

    Mar 21, 2016 – Communications Specialist

    Thank you for your time at AOS in north Texas (listed as Amsterdam - Netherlands). We regret the stress of your experiences and hope your next career move is a better fit for you. Thanks again.

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