Applied Information Sciences

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Updated 24 February, 2015
Updated 24 February, 2015
33 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Technology driven company with solid staff. Very happy here.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst

    I have been working at Applied Information Sciences full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are fantastic. Most positions offer good flexibility. Overall good leadership that take an interest in people that perform well and excel. Company is full of very competent technologists, particularly in the Microsoft stack.

    Cons

    At times transparency can be lacking. However, it is better than other places I have worked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest in top performing members of the company. They will be your biggest advocates moving forward.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Applied Information Sciences Response

    Feb 24, 2015Director

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We greatly appreciate everyone's continued hard work in delivering for our clients and contributing to the culture of AIS. Please speak up if there is something ... More

  2.  

    Very Satisfied Working at AIS

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC (US)

    I have been working at Applied Information Sciences full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Smart and capable co-workers, good benefits, excellent opportunities for motivated self-starters. Managers are accessible and the structure is flat. Company is dedicated to exploring and developing expertise in the latest technologies, including cloud solutions in Azure. AIS does not hire just to staff projects, but is looking for people to grow with the company.

    Cons

    Some project assignments aren't terribly exciting but generally you can get reassigned if you ask. Experiencing some growing pains and there does not seem to be a clear vision for developing new managers to sustain growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Applied Information Sciences Response

    Feb 11, 2015Director

    Thank you very much for providing your review. As a company we are very interested in seeing people grow in a manner that is both individually rewarding and financially beneficial and as a result ... More

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    good company if you are not serious about career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Hyderābād (India)

    I worked at Applied Information Sciences

    Pros

    good salary
    Work from home option
    Good location
    Relaxed Life
    Managers are technically good
    Lunch
    Parties in good hotels

    Cons

    1. Lack of technical growth
    2. Lack of processes ..Lack of Vision
    3.Middle management lacks interest but the Director wants to micromanage
    4.More of body shopping kind of firm. Company doesn't care which/what/how of the project. They just want to check that the client is happy. You may be asked "which project are you working on?" in the appraisal. So a guy who has no clue about your project name or details will be doing your appraisal. So the middle level doesn't have any interest in what you are doing but the Company director wants to keep tab on irrelevant details.
    5. No one cares how well you work or not, perform or not. What matters is you deliver code, attend calls religiously and client is not complaining about you.
    6. People are hired and fired. They have no backup plan. People join and get to know within weeks that they are being fired since company lost a client. This has happened multiple times.
    7.Not even close to the picture painted in front of you by management during interviews. They will impress you with their interviewing skills and give you lot of :
             we work on latest technologies
             we have microsoft guys
             we are microsoft gold partners

    So if you are working father/mother who wants to bring home decent salary while keeping your kids happy by giving them time and money and are fine with career loss, you can very well go for this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not boast about something that you are not..Accept that you are into body shopping..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Applied Information Sciences Response

    Feb 17, 2015Director

    Thanks for taking the time to share your experiences. While unfortunate your experience was not the greatest, we will review as a team and address any gaps to make AIS the best environment for our ... More

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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Five stars

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Applied Information Sciences

    Pros

    Great benefits, really smart coworkers, flat management structure, the ability to excel is there for those who show talent and dedication

    Cons

    AIS is a Consulting company - occasionally get stuck on a non ideal project, however, the company will consider alternatives for those with commute challenges, or other difficult circumstances

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Applied Information Sciences Response

    Jan 06, 2015Director

    Thank you very much for your review! We are working hard to make changes as we can when we receive constructive feedback. We are grateful for everyone's dedication and commitment to our clients and ... More

  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at Applied Information Sciences full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance,good salary. Get to work with some good architects

    Cons

    If project is completed, you may land up losing your job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing in particular

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Applied Information Sciences Response

    Nov 11, 2014Director

    Appreciate your feedback & your contributions to deliver successful projects. We continue to look to address changing trends in the Industry & associated challenges/opportunities. With the quality ... More

  7. 7 people found this helpful  

    Like a family company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Manager in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Technical Manager in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at Applied Information Sciences full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility of work
    Work hard - get appreciated
    Directly reach to any level if any issues

    Cons

    No employee events
    No employee events

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more employee events

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Applied Information Sciences Response

    Oct 10, 2014HR Analyst

    Thank you for taking time to write a review. We are happy that you enjoy working at AIS and treating it as a Family. We consider your suggestion and plan for more events, get to gather's to make it a ... More

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Your experience at AIS is entirely determined by your assigned client

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer

    I worked at Applied Information Sciences full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Surrounded by very smart developers which pushes you to excel. Great environment for developer to grow across multiple facets of what it means to be a developer (i.e. not just coding). Casual atmosphere, some flexibility is there for working from home. Salary and benefits are competitive.

    Cons

    What project you get staffed on determines *everything* (and once you are assigned it is nearly impossible to be reassigned). People who enjoy working at AIS have been staffed to work on greenfield development projects with all the fun new shiny tech. *However* the vast majority of consultants do not have that luxury and this is the main reason why there has been so much turnover (esp. those assigned to a certain unnamed insurance company).

    Also, can't stress this enough; the most technically sound/experienced developer will not necessarily translate to being a good team lead/manager role. I once worked on a team where the team lead was not just tolerated, but absolutely despised for his demeaning way of dealing with other developers. Multiple complaints from other developers in his team but nothing came of it. The reverse is not true however; if a manager has even single complaint you could be kicked off a client (or fired) without any warning. So despite the "flat structure" there is some lip service given toward this end.

    One final thing: too many timesheets. At one point I had to give four status report/timesheets every week. This doesn't need to be Office Space guys...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This will probably never happen because the profit motive seems to be the overriding factor...but in the crazy chance that someone reads this, contemplate the following:

    1) Diversify client base. Don't just say this, do this! And yes, certain insurance companies give you a better profit margin, but at what cost? Losing your best talent almost as quickly as you hire them? I've seen this happen too many times.

    2) Some managers should not be managers no matter how awesome they are as developers. This will probably never change since demotions are politically incorrect these days.

    3) Excessive number of meetings (esp. for dev. leads)...might want to cut back on that to get better ROI on these guys.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Applied Information Sciences Response

    Sep 24, 2014Director

    Thanks for providing this feedback. As you know, from being a former employee of a consulting company, our business is based on serving our client’s existing needs while simultaneously evaluating ... More

  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Join only if aspirations and reality match. Otherwise it adds another company to profile.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

    I worked at Applied Information Sciences full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If someone is looking for a long term relationship should make sure that his requirements and what company provides are matching.

    1. Initially good package will be offered and will be treated very well so that one feels happy with the company.

    2. There are many official parties thrown out in 5 star hotels which will surprise even an employee who worked earlier with a big MNC.

    3. No strict enforcement of dress code.

    4. There is a general flexibility of working hours.

    5. Free lunch in afternoon.

    Cons

    1. There are no written Rules and Regulations. Hike, bonus, everything including survival in the company is at the mercy of the management. It may work in one's favor but there is a constant threat to the existence because of autocratic and Feudalistic policies.

    2. The company is depending on only few clients.

    3. Growth for an employee means increase in salary, learning new technology. There is no place for vertical improvement because of flat hierarchy.

    4. The HR should be professional. It is not just salaries, benefits, gifts which will make an employee stay in the organization. There should be a sense of bonding between employee and the company even during difficult times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. The company should be good with people who are planning to leave the company for greener pastures. It should not be treated like an end of the relationship but as an opportunity to promote the company with help of its alumni. It will help establish a good network which may help the company in getting better human resources, probable clients, industry recognition.

    2. The recruitment strategy is very short sighted. The company is interested in recruiting plug and play resources. The company should plan to recruit 5 to 10 freshers every year who are provided adequate training and given some time to prove themselves. This is should be done for at least 5 years so that there is diversified demography.

    3. The attrition rate of the company is almost 50%. After completion of every year there will be half the population who have joined previous year, while those 50% who left have either resigned or fired. The company should treat employee as a human being who have many responsibilities including that of his profession. The company should be sensitive towards the aspirations and emotions of employee. The trust deficit between employees and the organization should be minimized.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Applied Information Sciences Response

    Oct 13, 2014Director

    Thanks for providing this feedback. Our business depends on various conflicting factors some in our control and some not. The pace of innovation is necessarily influenced by many factors…. The ... More

  10.  

    Excellent place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Applied Information Sciences (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Vercy good work and culture

    Cons

    I don't find any

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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