An Employee Stock Ownership Plan – or ESOP – is an employee benefit by which a company grants ownership interest to its employees. At AUS, we feel that it’s much more than that. Our ESOP is the basis for an inter-company strategic program fostering innovation, collaboration, and a long-term perspective.

Since the plan’s inception in the early 2000′s – fueled by a common interest in the future value of AUS – we have launched a multitude of collaborative initiatives throughout our companies. We consolidated these phenomena by overlaying innovative and collaborative frameworks, ensuring our employee-shareholders the opportunity to enjoy not only the benefits of employment, but also the benefits of ownership.

Teams comprised of executives, designers, software engineers, social scientists and other unusual combinations are standard. All good ideas are on the table, awarding our companies with a highly dynamic environment, while remaining independently focused on their clients and verticals.

Shareholder Collaboration

Every day, businesses are affected by thousands of minor to critical decisions. At AUS these decisions are made by employee-shareholders at different seniority positions, but sharing the same true sense of ownership. They build from within one of our greatest assets: our collaborative framework.

With teams sharing similar values and long-term objectives, our operating companies benefit from a much larger pool of competencies, and yet remain independently operated to focus on their client’s needs.

Efficiency & Proficiency

Our business units face different competitive environments at local and global levels. As a parent company, one of our core focuses is to monitor and improve their efficiencies, increasing value for our clients and shareholders.

AUS invests strategically in core competencies that can be employed by the largest amount of internal stakeholders. The emphasis on profitability provided by our ESOP framework maximizes the shared utilization of these new skill-sets, improving value through cost synergies and differentiation.

Mentoring & Coaching

Although we value our forward-thinking mindset, AUS is not a startup. We are a financially sound and mature corporation, proud to be considered a great place to work. We secure our longevity by promoting a work environment where all ideas are welcomed, bringing together cutting-edge expertise and empirical experience.

While AUS’s fast-growing workforce benefits from a rich learning environment, mentors and coaches are constantly updating their knowledge bases. This system is fueled by the incentive structure of an ESOP organization, which prioritizes long-term planning and commitment to the future value of AUS stock. Our most seasoned employees ensure their experience is generously shared with the next generation, who will keep improving AUS’ future value once they transition to more senior roles and responsibilities. It is the ideal learning environment.

Social Science Research Solutions

SSRS is a full-service market and survey research firm managed by a core of dedicated professionals with advanced degrees in the social sciences. It designs and implements solutions to complex strategic, tactical, public opinion, and policy issues in the U.S. and in more than 40 countries worldwide.

The SSRS team specializes in creative problem-solving and informed analysis to meet its clients’ research goals. SSRS provides the complete set of analytical, administrative and management capabilities needed for successful project execution.

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Headquartered in suburban Philadelphia, Centris Marketing Science is a specialized marketing analytics firm that provides ongoing survey programs and econometric modeling services to the communications and entertainment industries. Its team of renowned economists has a unique approach to data integration, used to focus on consumer behavior in the voice, video and data markets on both a national and local level. Centris serves the cable, broadcast telecomm, satellite, entertainment, OEM, marketing and wireless industries with a sharp focus on helping clients understand their market share, consumer shifts, and economic impacts.

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Marketing Systems Group

Marketing Systems Group (MSG) was co-founded in the fall of 1987 by survey research professionals Dale Kulp and Gerard Holzbaur. The vision was to provide innovative products, services and information solutions designed specifically for the survey research community. That same vision is shared by the over 50 dedicated professionals employed today.

From the introduction of the Genesys RDD (Random Digit Dialer) sample design and generation system in 1988, the PRO-T-S research predictive dialing system in 1996, the ARCS panel management system in 2003, and the Virtual Genesys system in use to today, MSG expand their products, services, and solutions in anticipation of the needs of the research community.

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Survey Technology & Research Center

Survey Technology & Research (STR) is a full service data collection firm. It provides a full range of data collection services, including inbound/outbound phone, web, IVR, mailing/scanning, and digital recordings of interviews. STR opened in July 2008, with a clear and focused goal to develop and exploit state of the art data collection technologies and study designs. Within the framework of a working data collection center, it tests, develops and showcases advanced data collection capabilities aimed at improving survey response rates, expanding sample coverage, increasing productivity, and lowering overall survey cost.

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AUS Consultants

AUS Consultants has been delivering unsurpassed consulting services to the utility industry for decades. Our expert professionals support clients on virtually all federal and state regulatory agency involved in rate proceedings, as well as in court proceedings and special tribunals assessing the value of utility assets. Their combined experience translates into a strong understanding of the key strategic issues faced by today’ utility professionals in both vertically integrated utilities and utilities operating in the restructured industry.

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RoyaltySource offers a suite of proprietary tools, services and publications to professionals focused on intellectual property valuation, licensing negotiation and infringement damage litigation. This enables professionals to benchmark royalty rates (using a market of comparables database), gain competitive intelligence for licensing negotiation, review industry-specific license structure and language, gain insight to joint-venture activity, gather insights from industry professionals, review infringement damage litigation, and estimate the market value of technology.

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