Skip over menu?
  

Adams Communication and Engineering Technology:What's it like to work here?

Skip over sub-menu?
Adams Communication and Engineering TechnologyAdams Communication and Engineering TechnologyAdams Communication and Engineering Technology

Review averages

  • 7 employees say

    Excellent (1)
    14.285714285714%
    Good (2)
    28.571428571429%
    Satisfactory (1)
    14.285714285714%
    Subpar (3)
    42.857142857143%
    2.62
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

Company summary

Founded in the Spring of 1999, Adams Communication & Engineering Technology (ACET) was created to serve federal agencies throughout the Federal Government with a focus on the Intelligence Community (i.e., CIA, DNI, NGA, and NSA), Department of Defense of Veteran Affairs, and Defense Health Agency. 

At ACET, we have a core commitment to our clients, and we demonstrate that by cultivating a strong understanding of their businesses, objectives, and challenges.  We then focus our professional capabilities not on the opportunity to “sell”, but on how our areas of expertise can be best matched to client needs.

Our core competencies are aligned with the current and anticipated needs of our customers and address emerging global security challenges in key areas, such as C4ISR, Cybersecurity, Health IT, Intelligence, Enterprise Network Operations and unmanned systems, which are critical to the defense of our nation and its allies.

92772ffe61fe7c846681.jpg

New feature

Post your individual question – or help others with your answer.

See questions and answers

Numbers

Employees

201-500 employees

Company info

Who we are

Products, services

ACET, Inc.’s technical, programmatic, and analytical professionals are experts in commercial technology, customized solutions, and proprietary government systems. Our main services include System Engineering and Business Solutions, Enterprise Technical Solutions, Software Solutions, Emerging Technology, and Intelligence Collections and Analysis.

0aafce5acb028aadc53c.jpg

Company outlook

Since inception, it has been our vision to be a leader in the federal market place by providing best-value services, innovative technology, and creative solutions to solve customer requirements. We strive to set the standard of performance and excellence in areas that champion our customer’s vision, mission, and business objectives. As we continue to grow, expand and evolve as a firm, we are committed to the continuation of standing by our original vision and integrating it into all parts of the business. 

Benefits

  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage for full time employees
  • Employer Paid Basic Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment and Disability Insurance
  • Health & Dependant Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • 401(k) Program with Company Matching Contribution
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) for full time employees, accrued on a semi-monthly basis
  • 10 Employer Paid Holidays per year
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Military Differential Pay
  • Jury Duty Pay
  • Career Development Program
  • Employee Referral Program

Location


  • 11637 Terrace Drive, Suite 201
    Waldorf, MD, 20602
    United States
Domestic locations

Waldorf, MD


For applicants

What we offer

What is special about working for us?

ACET began with a philosophy to hire the absolute best and brightest people – to be thought of as the employer of choice among top engineers, subject matter experts, and scientists in the industry. Today, we continue to carry out this philosophy by growing out our team with innovative, hard-working employees that move our firms mission forward day in and day out. 

In order to offer our clients the highest standard or service, ACET believes in hiring the best people, including experienced professionals as well as recent college graduates. ACET offers many careers for exceptional professionals that are interested in joining strong teams, learning in a dynamic environment, and thriving on challenge.

8f7b3f7c2833169a77a4.jpg

How would we describe the company culture?

ACET has approximately 185 creative, dedicated employees who have the deepest understanding of their fields and a passion to find the right solution. ACET provides an environment where employees are able to leverage their skills, talents, experience and interests to their full potential to grow professionally and build rewarding careers. Experienced individuals choose to join us for many reasons; the career opportunities, the caliber of our people, and the ability to contribute to some of the world’s most challenging and innovative projects.

ACET is able to succeed because we recruit, retain, and reward the best.  ACET staff and teams are flexible, inventive, and responsive.  Together we achieve breakthrough results in record time.  As we strive for excellence, we maintain an ACET hallmark – Honesty. Integrity. Social responsibility.

52764b520f5f5c4f5a22.jpg


Reviews for Adams Communication and Engineering Technology

Reviews - What employees say

2.62 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 16.Nov 2017
  • Employee

Company Culture

Easy Going

Support from management

Shared results of customer surveys when you do something right to -- Keep it up

Teamwork

Seemed to work well as a group

Freedom to work independently

Got training, but seemed to be allowed to basically do what you need to do to get the right results

Internal Communication

Generally Good communication

Gender Equality

Seemed basically evenly split male/female

Attitude towards older colleagues

I'm older. As long as you get the job done!

Work-Life Balance

I thought good work-life balance

Job Security

Subject to the contract ending as usual

Handicapped Accessibility

It was at a Veterans Affairs facility, and many Veterans there had artificial legs. Wasn't too bad except during bad weather.

What I like about the company

Got to help people who helped the Veterans in the Hospital

What I dislike about the company

When I couldn't help the majority of people in my calls

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Adams Communications & Engineering Technology, Inc
  • City
    maryland
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Temporary
  • Department
    IT
  • 12.Dec 2016
  • Employee

Company Culture

The company culture was pretty miserable. No team building at all.

Support from management

Complete lack of leadership.

Overall compensation for your work

As Federal contractors we were allotted an additional payment from the Gov't to pay for healthcare. We did not receive the payment from Adams and seemed to pay full price for our insurance.

Job Security

As a contractor if your company does not win the contract you are out of a job. In our case Adams lost the contract and just walked away before we could be onboarded by the new company. It was quite a mess.

Suggestions for improvement

  • None.

What I like about the company

I did not enjoy working for Adams.

What I dislike about the company

Lack of leadership. Truly got the feeling of being expendable.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Adams Communications & Engineering Technology, Inc
  • City
    maryland
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    IT

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered
  • 30.Nov 2016
  • Employee
Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00
  • Company
    ACET
  • City
    Reston
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2015
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    IT

Review averages

  • 7 employees say

    Excellent (1)
    14.285714285714%
    Good (2)
    28.571428571429%
    Satisfactory (1)
    14.285714285714%
    Subpar (3)
    42.857142857143%
    2.62
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

kununu score comparisons

Adams Communication and Engineering Technology
2.62
7 reviews

Industry average (Information Technology/Software/Software Engineering)
3.75
184,533 reviews

kununu average
3.36
3,180,000 reviews