Fine place to work as long as you did more than your contract called for.
Guard shall (Former Employee) – Chantilly, VA 20151 – June 19, 2017
I worked in a minor security job in a minor secure laboratory working on secure components for on of our three letter organizations. As a minor program, we didn't garner a lot of support nor advanced training opportunities. Our managers were adequate but we were continuously harassed by the "overlords" from the three letter org. that wanted to get promoted immediately and therefore made, shall we say, not so swift decisions about the course of our contract and they always wanted more than the specifications outlined in our contract and whined when they were reminded of how the modifications would cost more and possibly take longer. They then "arranged" to have the contract PM changed to whom they thought would see things "their way". Typical government contract activity.
Let us do our job. Flexible in our work schedule. Good "ground level" supervisors.
Field Engineer/Network Technician (Former Employee) – Chantilly, VA – July 20, 2017
As I started my career with American Systems, I was raw and didn't know anything. The staff with any lead tech was willing to help you in career path and teach you anything you wanted to know. Learn a lot there and would still be there if wasn't for other avenues I wanted to take, in which the company couldn't able to provide.
Program/Project Manager (PM) (Former Employee) – Chesapeake, VA – July 8, 2017
Great place to work, but it is a defense contracting postion and the contracts are hard to win especially in the current LPTA environment. No room for advancement, compensation is not a fair wage based on qualifications, hours worked and performance.
Cyber Security Watch Lead (Former Employee) – Columbia, MD – May 31, 2017
I was a contractor for the company. It has great benefits and being employee-owned, everyone is invested in its success. Unfortunately, since it is reliant on government contracts, when that money goes, so do jobs.
NTSP Developer (Former Employee) – Chesapeake, VA – February 24, 2017
I enjoyed my time working for American Systems. I was a great starter job for me after exiting the military. The people were warm and genuine towards me and helped me to fully transition to the civilian sector.
Analyst (Current Employee) – Chantilly, VA – January 3, 2017
I would avoid it if you have other options. I have worked at several different places and have never felt more like a number. This is really just a company that went out and bought several smaller companies for their current contracts. There may be a corporate culture and focus but since the groups do not talk to each other I do not know what it is.
Right now I would their business model is"Silos of excellence/ignorance".
Inattentive management means you can come and go as you please on my contract w/no accountability. This makes things really easy once you have given up.
Con: They do not contribute to your 401k, there is no employer matching. Instead they are have an ESOP and will lecture you endlessly how this is better.
Greart place to work - hence my 30 years with them
Logistic Engineer (Former Employee) – Newport, RI – November 23, 2016
People/family oriented. Employee owned company. Local office is small but coworkers seem like family. Management is extremely flexible in meeting employees needs regarding work hours and family leave requirements.
Senior Technical Trainer (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – October 1, 2016
American Systems is currently a contracted position under name ERAT (Engineering Readiness and Assist Team) Due to contracted type position, job security is not stable, which can be challenging for work force continuity and maintaining superior performance at all levels. Great experience in honing specific skill set. Appreciate the opportunity in working alongside dedicated professionals. ONE TEAM! ONE FIGHT!