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Gave me a chance
Cable Systems Supervisor (Former Employee), Chantilly, VAJune 25, 2014
Pros: metting new people to network and find other work that pay more.
Cons: management would never pick up the phone.
Liked how they brought me into the market. they will not give you top dollar for yourself. They will help you to meek other in the market. Most of the co workers I came in contact with were great.
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Good place for gaining starting expereince
Latent Print Technician (Current Employee), Lorton, VAMay 29, 2014
Learned time management and case management
Company training in various related forensic topics
Very supportive and helpful supervisor
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American Systems OK place to work
Quality Assurance Specialist (Current Employee), VirginiaMay 26, 2014
It is an OK place to work. Typical contract type job. The people there are great. I will miss them when I leave.
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Great stepping stone for a science job
Forensic Photographer (Current Employee), Chantilly, VAMay 17, 2014
Pros: they take on recent grads.
Cons: no possible promotions
Forensic photography this is a fast paced job in which you see new things everyday.
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Great place to work.
Contracts (Current Employee), Chantilly, VAApril 29, 2014
Pros: people.
Cons: no growth.
Best part of this company are the people. Over the last eight years I've worked in three different departments and all my co-workers and bosses were amazing.
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Company changed significantly with new management in 2005
Director for Special Projects (Former Employee), Washington DCApril 28, 2014
Pros: supported innovation
Cons: corporate culture shifted
Dynamic work environment focused on innovative solutions to Government issues became more focused on short term profits. Corporate management impacts every aspect of a company. The majority of co-workers were capable and hard working. It was very difficult but not insurmountable for a small to medium size company to compete against the bigger contractors – more... pursuing government services contracts. ASC supported aggressively pursuing contracts and innovative solutions. – less
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Provides a productive work area
Project Controller (Current Employee), Chesapeake, VAApril 27, 2014
Pros: esop company
Cons: no 401k match
A good company. A typical day at work is pretty hectic, it's a small company which competes with the Larger Government contract companies.
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worst contractors ever
latent print tech (Former Employee), Lorton, VAMarch 13, 2014
Cons: condescending work environment, poor pay
Management lies as to how secure the contract is...lies about compensation, poor salary for the DC area..starting around 30k.., backstabbing management, poor work environment, run run and stay away from American Systems..
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Fast-paced work environment
Latent Print Technician (Current Employee), VirginiaMarch 5, 2014
Pros: personal music devices (ipods) allowed, work at your own pace
Cons: salary, unprofessional coworkers and supervisors
On a typical day, I work from the moment our squad's morning meeting adjourns until the moment I leave the building to go home. I only take one break and a lunch and don't mind at all. Though the work can get a bit monotonous, the personal satisfaction from our mission makes it worthwhile.

I've become more familiar with fingerprints and the methods – more... used to find latents for identification purposes. Management clearly expresses their expectations and is always willing to listen to any suggestions or constructive feedback from employees.

As a government contractor, I am a bit disappointed that many of my coworkers do not maintain a professional attitude within the workplace and some of our supervisors also maintain a similar lack of professionalism. I prefer to keep the work atmosphere pleasant yet professional and it seems that is not the case here.

The hardest part of this job is organizing the evidence, as I will sometimes receive single cases that can take upwards of two full days to inventory properly before moving on with processing.

The most enjoyable part of this job is twofold; I enjoy being able to listen to my own music in the workplace and I enjoy working under my own supervision. Our supervisors are there if I have questions, but my daily progress is not constantly monitored and that helps create a more relaxed environment. – less
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Enjoyed my time here
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Dumfries, VAMarch 4, 2014
I mainly worked on the customer site and also at our home site. I loved the program I worked on as well as the people that we supported.
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Senior Cyber Operations Planner (Former Employee), Columbia, MDFebruary 19, 2014
Pros: exciting mission
Cons: contracting volatility
Good company, great environment and exciting mission.

Downside is that contracting for a 3 letter gov't agency is volatile.
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Worked in Beirut, Lebanon, training Lebanese Soldiers
Marksmanship Instructor (Former Employee), BeirutFebruary 2, 2014
Pros: working with the lebanese ministry of defense
Cons: long drives back and forth to work site.
Requirements of the job was demanding. Learning Arabic was challenging but rewarding. Co-workers were professional and took their roles very serious.

Hardest part of the mission for me was learning Arabic.

The most enjoyable was training, and socializing with the Lebanese Army.
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Great Company
Program Support Specialist (Current Employee), Fayetteville, NCJanuary 23, 2014
Pros: flexibility, benefits
Cons: pay
Smaller company, but very close knit. Everyone is spread out but the atmosphere is wonderful.
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productive and long hours
Telecommunication Technician (Former Employee), Chantilly, VAJanuary 6, 2014
I was so much in great shape from all the lifting and moving cables.
I have co-workers who are fun to be around. I got to see my work put in a lot of government buildings.
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Great place
Latent Print/Case Inventory Technician (Current Employee), Lorton, VADecember 20, 2013
Very friendly , funny and a great learning experience, moved from Indianapolis to this job the company made me feel warm and welcome
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Average employer with limited potential and job satisfaction
Electronic Technician (Current Employee), Lorton, VANovember 26, 2013
Pros: good pay
Cons: oconus travel required
Not recommended
Poor benefits
Poor management
Remote job locations
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Great company
Supervisory Installation Engineer (Current Employee), Alexandria, VAOctober 25, 2013
American Systems treats you like you are part of a family instead of a number or an employee.
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American Systems excels at ethics and professionalism
Sr. Information Assurance Analyst (Current Employee), San Diego, Ca.October 24, 2013
During my tenure at American Systems, I have found that everyone has a great attitude, and professional atmosphere. A great place for employment.
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Great Mid-Sized Company!
Database Analyst (Current Employee), Aberdeen, MDOctober 7, 2013
Pros: employee owned
Great mid-sized company! CEO that cares about his employees. Employee-owned!
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Professional Development
Senior Administrative Specialist (Current Employee), Ormond Beach, FLAugust 10, 2013
AMERICAN SYSTEMS allowed me the time to enhance my skills while on the job.

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