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8 IT Companies Hiring Right Now

Jose Fermoso

March 02, 2010

ACS

ABOUT

ACS is a diverse and somewhat complex business. It outsources IT services to commercial and government clients worldwide while also providing integration-type jobs stateside. Up until recently, it was the fourth largest outsourcer in the U.S. — something that’s not well known because of the diversity of its businesses, including e-toll collection and traffic ticket processing. There’s also a good chance that if you went to a public U.S. University, ACS took care of your loan processing payments.

According to the latest reports, ACS makes about $6 billion a year and has about 75,000 employees.

PRODUCTS + INDUSTRY

BPO and IT services in education, energy, financial, government, healthcare, and transportation.

LOCATIONS

Corporate Offices: Dallas, Texas

Satellite offices: All around the world.

THE RECESSION

While ACS has lost jobs during the recession, it has weathered most of it quite nicely.

Its contracts with the government, including health care and insurance agencies, have allowed it to stay above ground and actually make a profit. Part of this is due to a heavy reliance in new offshore account management — it pushed a bigger percentage of growth in cheaper offshore jobs but didn’t always exclude U.S. jobs entirely. According to Computerworld, the number of ACS consultants working offshore accounts by late last year grew 60% from the year before to 31,035, while U.S. based workers went down 8% (to 28,324).

ACS made $1.7 billion in 2009, an increase of 6% over the last year.

The recent U.S. government stimulus package for jobs should help ACS keep jobs here. Specifically, the money that is slated to go health care businesses to move medical records online will directly benefit ACS. This is big since health-related profits already account for nearly 20% of its business.

ACS also benefits from its recent merger with Xerox, which should connect it with its own business services and provide a nice back end for capital.

WORKING HERE

From the company:

“We listen to our clients. We find or create a solution for every problem. If others say it can’t be done, we do it. Responsiveness is the essence of our guiding principles — drive, determination, and teamwork dedicated to our clients’ success.”

From the employees:

Pro: “Senior management gives you the latitude to complete your work the way you think it should be done and welcomes new business opportunities and ideas.”

Con: Everything is about cost cutting, how do you motivate employees when there is no pay increases, bonus and cannot add add resources when needed.

OPEN POSITIONS

VP, Client Executive, Federal Solutions

Technical Architect