Junior Network Engineer (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – June 17, 2018
My typical day involved learning, troubleshooting, conversing, and playing Ping Pong. Overall, I think the culture would be a great fit for most people. Unfortunately, I could not stay with them due to personal reasons, but I do highly recommend others to reach out to see if the company is right for you.
Net Trainer (Former Employee) – Saint Louis Park, MN – January 15, 2018
Before I started at Aston, I had little knowledge of the Microsoft languages except for what I had to teach myself at a previous employer. Upon leaving, I had learned to program entire software packages and set up IIS. I was also able to help mentor others. For this I am glad to have worked there.
It really wasn't a stellar place to work as I never really received the fulfillment that I was expecting. It's the only IT job that I have ever had that I wasn't proud to be a part of. I won't go into details but I had it to do all over again I would definitely pass.
Free bagels and toppings as well as coffee, able to chose own hours, intense learning program, awesome direct supervisor, fast paced, mostly relaxed
low pay, never met my actual needs, in house politics, lackluster personal results.
it is a fast paced environment but it was also very fun and rewarding. I having been learning a lot in my time here. It also provides a lot of opportunity to step completely out of your comfort zone which i found extremely beneficial
Aston gives you the tools you need to expand your knowledge while taking the hassle out of contracting. They focus on your needs both to expand your knowledge and your career. I certainly recommend them.
Web Developer (Former Employee) – McLean, VA – May 21, 2015
Learned a lot and grew as a developer but I had a lot of trouble with upper management. My direct supervisors were excellent people and really harnessed growth and education but management above them destroyed the program due to poor planning on their part.
FINANCE MANAGER (Current Employee) – Saint Louis Park, MN – March 21, 2015
This company knows how to utilize human capital and has an amazing history of promoting from within. Ownership is committed to growth and has invested heavily in expanding operations outside of Minneapolis.
Cisco Network Engineer - Training (Former Employee) – Saint Louis Park, MN – March 13, 2015
Went through the Cisco voice training. Company emphasizes how great there training is. In reality you are training yourself with material they provide. If you are the type of person that can pick a book up or run through a lab once and learn the material this would be great. If not you will struggle with this company. When you ask questions there answer is "google it" or "it should be in your notes". very little help from your trainers/mentors. My experience with them is that to me it seamed that they were more interested in seeing how they could get me to fail then seeing how they could get me to excel. With that being said, my co-workers and people in the company are nice. I have learned a lot and they made me want to advance my career into the Cisco networking world. I may not have been a fit for this company but in the end the co-workers and trainers were encouraging me to learn some more and to pursue a career in Cisco networking.
UC/UCCE Development & Deployment Engineer (Former Employee) – Saint Louis Park, MN – May 29, 2014
- Very fast-paced environment, with tons of learning on the job experience. - Support and management are extremely helpful and understanding of demanding customers. - Great engineers to work with and learn from - Always on the leading edge of new Cisco technologies