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Great People, poor job security
Graphic Artist (Former Employee), Orlando, FLJuly 23, 2015
Pros: Great people, easy to work with
Cons: Job security, pay
I enjoyed the job. It wasn't the best paying and I didn't get any benefits, but the people were enjoyable and the work wasn't too difficult. The government contract industry is a rocky one. The chances of you keeping your job for more than a year aren't favorable.
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Productive work environment.
Sr. Systems Engineer (Current Employee), VirginiaJuly 15, 2015
Excellent company to work for. Benefits have improved over the years. They now include 80 hours of parental leave for both men and women.
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Amazing environment
Receptionist (Current Employee), Chantilly,VAJuly 14, 2015
Great company! Great environment to be in everyday. Wonderful employees. Amazing leadership shown in every department. Highly recommend to anyone.
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Cool place to work
Senior Corporate Recruiter (Former Employee), Chantilly, VAJuly 8, 2015
Great employees
Flexible work environment
Great team dynamic
Work life balance
Good company culture
Great at "giving back" - social awareness
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all in all, AS is okay.
Network Engineer (Current Employee), Chantilly, VAJune 30, 2015
To sum it up in a nutshell, American Systems is just okay. Managers do not micromanage and my job location and work environment is good. AS benefits have a ways to catchup with the likes of CACI or other large companies. For instance, AS does not have education\certification reimbursements starting day one. You can receive education reimbursement after a year of service… all in all, AS is okay.
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Complete lack of effective communication and termination if attempting to communicate with team.
Help Desk Manager (Former Employee), VAMay 8, 2015
By far the worst company I have ever had the displeasure of working for. Communication and teamwork are non existent. Communication is discouraged above all else. I have never seen anything so backwards in my professional career.
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Great place to work
Senior Program & Capture Manager (Current Employee), Chantilly, VAMay 6, 2015
Pros: Flexible Schedules and opportunities
Cons: Not a lot of corporate functions outside of the company
Management is supportive of career growth and understand the balance of work/life responsibilities. Working with the fellow employee owners is probably the best part of the job since we all have the same objectives - to be successful and represent the company the best we can.
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Challenging
Project Manager (Former Employee), Chantilly, VAApril 20, 2015
Pros: Fun Enviroment
Cons: worked out of the house.
Dispatched technicians for service tickets and new stores, remodels and expansions.
prepared reports to send to customer for updates.
attended weekly conference calls
worked unsupervised at my home for 3 years
loved the coworkers although I didn't get to personally meet some of them.
Responsible for working with AR to get paid from our customer.
Approved weekly timesheets from technicians.
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great if it works
Electronic Security Technician (Current Employee), n vaApril 15, 2015
stand down is a nasty creature, furlough is even worse. the point of a job is to be compensated. put 20000 miles on the car in 6 months, and cant get 40 hours a week.
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American Systems Corporation (ASC)
Information Technology Analyst (Current Employee), San Diego, CAApril 7, 2015
Pros: as a contracting company, great at keepin their employees busy with work
Cons: No mentorship or guidance from managment for career growth
ASC is a great starter job. There is not much room for growth or advancement and I did not receive the mentorship I was looking for to advance my career in the D.o.D environment.
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Company changing
VICE PRESIDENT BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT (Former Employee), Chantilly VAFebruary 13, 2015
Pros: great people
Cons: poor mangement
The company is an ESOP and after Bill Hoover has left, the new CEO is a long time employee that is in over his head.

The company has had some great talent which is now leaving or has left. The new leadership has cut people without really looking at the customer impact.
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Great company to gain experience
Sr. All Source Recruiting Analyst (Current Employee), Chantilly, VAFebruary 10, 2015
Pros: recognition
It is a great company with highly skilled and experienced leadership. Moreover "team" theme literally exist in American Systems that everyone is respected and well-listened when they express their opinions and ideas.
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HORRIBLE PAY FOR EMPLOYEES
Administrative Research Assistant (Current Employee), Quantico, VAFebruary 10, 2015
Pros: pretty good medical.....not the best.
Cons: no pay for employees.
Employees are not even acknowledged by management. Just a number to bill government. Work is a constant changing flow of do's and don't's.
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International Program Analyst (Current Employee), Washington, DCJanuary 17, 2015
Great place to work! Great staff and pay. Benefits are excellent and i enjoying working for the company!
I currently work for American Systems as an International Program Analyst in Washington, DC. My primary function is to support the Director of International Programs at PEO Submarines (PEOSUB) relating to all international endeavors by Team Submarine. I play a major role in processing commercial export licensing applications pertaining to technologies for submarines.
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Private company specializing in US Defense contracts
Database Analyst (Former Employee), San Diego, CADecember 23, 2014
Pros: as long as i did at least 8 hours daily, i had the freedom to choose what times i could come to work and leave.
Cons: expected to find clients outside of company.
Typical day at work: Data entry, Database design. Lack of micromanagement. Co-workers distant as each had their own assigned tasks that did not relate to my position. The most difficult part of my job was to find clients as I am a worker, not a salesperson. I was able to complete work assignments with little interruption.
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Enjoyed job and the people I worked with.
MSC-Knowledge Center Representative (Former Employee), Norfolk, VADecember 18, 2014
Enjoy working with the variety of people. Never a dull moment. Worked with a good group of people. Love the Military environment.
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Started as new engineering graduate and 20-years later became ExecVP/COO
Executive VP/Chief Operations Officer (Former Employee), Chantilly, VADecember 9, 2014
Pros: lived to work!
Given opportunity to participate in some of the most critical defense programs in America:

Systems engineer on the definition, design, acquisition, installation, and test of two, multimillion-dollar construction projects for the TRIDENT Training Facility’s Operation and Maintenance trainer system (>$55M) and the TRIDENT Refit Facility’s Intermediate-Level Maintenance Shop (>$70M). PM efforts included:
- Concept & Initiation – conducted DWG meetings to identify major stakeholders; define project scope & charter
- Planning – conducted system/facility’s performance, space, and layout requirements definition/validation process, lifecycle logistics planning and WBS/CBS tables; developed SOW and performance specification (i.e., tactical/non-tactical equipment, HVAC, cabling, lighting, shock & vibration, etc.); test and evaluation (T&E) plans; prepared design drawing pkg; established baseline cost/schedules estimates; developed final project plan & obtained Navy approval
- Executed & controlled the project through successful completion, providing regular progress reports of work accomplished/work planned, cost/schedule variances, conducting periodic project reviews, and installing on time/budget
-Closed out the project with an after action review of lessons learned for incorporation into next project

Certification and IV&V of TRIDENT Submarine’s Command and Control System ($200M). Test engineer, efforts included:
- Planning – conducted/participated in various DWG sessions researching CCS design documentation to identify/define CCS system-subsystem performance requirements including – more... pass/fail criteria; the test program specified a 240-hour continuous operational test requiring development of various patrol scenarios, a stress and degraded mode operations test phase, and an extensive independent verification and validation (IV&V) phase. For assigned subsystems, established cost estimates and schedules; developed final project plan inputs for inclusions into the CCS Test and Evaluation Plan
- Execution & control - included development of several tactical system and subsystem test specifications, plans, procedures, and evaluation criteria; additionally, identified/specified non-tactical front-end sensor simulation and test equipment requirements and associated test plans and procedures. Installation of non-tactical simulation and test equipment required identification of installation requirements (i.e., power, cooling, cable drawings, loading, etc.).
- Closed out the project with an after action review of lessons learned for incorporation into next project

LPD 17 Ship Wide Area Network (SWAN) lead ship requirements definition/design/development program, the first total ship, integrated internet system in US Naval history. PM efforts included:
- Concept & Initiation – collaborating with NAVSEA Systems Engineers, conducted a series of DWG meetings to identify major stakeholders including fleet users, navy labs, manufacturers, academia; define project scope & charter
Planning – conducted Integrated Interior Command and Control (IC)2 ($100M) requirements definition/validation process for the SWAN prototype demonstration at the Surface Combat System Center, at Wallops Island; developed SOW, performance specification and WBS/CBS tables; identified project contributors/collaborators roles and responsibilities; established cost/schedules estimates; developed final project plan & obtained approval
- Executed & controlled the project through successful live demonstration, integrating 21 major shipboard systems (e.g., combat, navigation-ship control, PLRS, Comms, etc.) on an Ethernet backbone and simulating an amphibious assault group exercise (LPD-17, CVN-X ships). Effort resulted in an approved SWAN shipbuilding specification for both the LPD-17 and CNV-X Ship Classes, with the prototype installed on time/budget
- Closed out the project with an after action review of lessons learned for incorporation into next project – less
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Relaxed environment, but strict on procedures and guidelines
Latent Fingerprint Technician (Former Employee), Quantico, VADecember 3, 2014
Each day was different.
Learned how to prioritize different things and amounts of work.
Worked side by side coworkers and learned how to build healthy and helpful relationships to assist in efficiency.
Some projects got repetitive, but you do what you have to do to get the work done.
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Great employee owned Company
Network Engineer and Program manager (Current Employee), New Carrollton, MDNovember 18, 2014
This company is great place to work. The managers and teams work together. The managers give out a task, then get out of your way and let you get to it.
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capable contractor that provides solutions for Joint Tests
Task Lead, PACOM JICO and C4ISR Operations (Current Employee), Camp Smith, HINovember 3, 2014
Pros: pay
Cons: extensive travel required
Working with military technical experts to enhance technical solutions that further the warfighting capability at minial cost to the government.

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AMERICAN SYSTEMS Salaries

Technician
$35,000 per year
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$40,000 per year
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