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Systems Studies and Simulations Reviews

Updated March 14, 2017
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  1. "Improve"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - UAS Manager in Fort Hood, TX
    Current Employee - UAS Manager in Fort Hood, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Systems Studies and Simulations full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great benefits and military friendly

    Cons

    no room for advancement for mid level managers

    Advice to Management

    Management need to listen to their mid level managers


  2. "Aviation Plans Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Aviation Plans Analyst in Fort Hood, TX
    Former Employee - Aviation Plans Analyst in Fort Hood, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Systems Studies and Simulations full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company has a great benefits package

    Cons

    Very low motivation and loyalty

    Advice to Management

    Improve your business communications


  3. "Confidential"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Confidential in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Confidential in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Systems Studies and Simulations full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    >Work with great people, great talent there, CEO doesn't know what great people she has.
    >Easy to get time off for personal things when necessary.

    Cons

    .CEO's only interest is $$$. >CEO cares nothing about the people there; layoffs at Christmas time? Sure! >Company is a revolving door. Work experience is valued less than a lower-wage worker. >If you have an idea, progressive thought or suggestion, keep it to yourself; the CEO doesn't like change.

    Advice to Management

    Think about your people, not just your profits; they are actually related.


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  5. "Isn't a paycheck enough for you not to kill yourself this month?"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Systems Studies and Simulations full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There's a popcorn machine and coffee maker where you can have all the free coffee and popcorn your heart desires (until it shuts down). At least the benefits are decent so when your heart does shut down you can have it covered.

    Cons

    There's no reward for going above and beyond if you do try hard within the company. The praise that you ever receive is more of "Good Job, its done now get working on something else." rather than "You did a really good job on this."

    Salary is despicable, almost to the point of laughable compared to the same positions in the area.

    The company cares more about the job rather than the employee.....unless you've been there for 30+ years where they just don't care what you do at all and still will allow you to keep your job while doing nothing but drinking coffee and roaming the halls like a lost child at the supermarket.

    Have an important family event? Doctor's appointment come up? Looks like you didn't put in for that 3 weeks ago, I'm sorry we're not going to be able to let you take off today.

    Expect you to work 5-10 hours more than 40 hours a week. Was told by my supervisor, "You don't seem to be working enough free overtime for this company. Don't you want this company to succeed?" Honestly, No. I don't.

    They provide you with a salary and think its enough that you won't kill yourself from paycheck to paycheck. With no care for you other than if you're getting work done.

    Advice to Management

    Consider caring more about your employees and less about your bottom line. Your employees ultimately make your bottom line, so the more you treat them like crap the less they'll care over time.


  6. "Challenging position, interesting group of people with unique skill sets."

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    Former Employee - Program Control Analyst in Killeen, TX
    Former Employee - Program Control Analyst in Killeen, TX

    I worked at Systems Studies and Simulations full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Enjoyed working with the pilots. Loved the budgeting and government contracting. Immediate supervisor was retired military and I enjoyed working with him.

    Cons

    Lack of communication between the corporate and satellite office was frustrating. Imposed deadlines for changes that were of a whimsical nature were not realistic with the nature of our business.


  7. "Can't all be like the boss"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Manager in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    In a high-tech, low-cost area of the country with good employment prospects. Small company where you can make a difference...first and mid-level managers and employees work together as a team to collectively accomplish the mission.

    Cons

    Higher management has peformed virtually all job functions at some point and has same expectations of competency for most employees from the start. Singular focus is on business side; being a "fun place to work" is not a consideraton at all.

    Advice to Management

    Demonstrate genuine caring for employees. The company is small enough...manage by walking around, yet without micromanaging. Consider "Support Staff" personnel as important as the "line" (revenue-generators). Recongize all levels of employees for their daily contributions, in the form of praise. Display real lightheartedness and approachability. Realize when there are positions with multiple personnel turnovers in a short span (e.g. a couple years or less), concerted management methodology reviews are essential. Realize a great benefits package is "not the holy grail"...truly caring for employees, team-building events, and making a company "a place employees are proud to say they work at and enjoy coming to work" weigh significantly for many current and prospective employees.


  8. "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Systems Studies and Simulations full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Competitive Benefits, top notch employees

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  9. "Get away before you even think about it"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Systems Studies and Simulations full-time

    Pros

    Matches 401K at 7%... this might be the only good thing I have to say

    Cons

    Terrible Management, everyone underpaid, no room for advancement, the CEO fires someone every week so don't even think you'll last longer than 5 months. Even so, someone also quits every 2 weeks.

    Advice to Management

    If they paid their employee's and treated them well maybe people wouldn't quit so often.


  10. "Good Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Competitive Salary. Offer substantially better benefit options than any competing company that I am aware of.

    Cons

    Fluctuations in government contracts can leave you jobless in very short order.


  11. "Clerk"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Enjoyed team I work with.

    Cons

    Turnover very high at company and no opportunity for growth.


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