alliantgroup, LP Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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Pros
  • Free food, great coworkers to work with (in 14 reviews)

  • It is also great to experience a non-traditional corporate environment where hard work but not stuffiness are encouraged (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • This company has no work/life balance (in 14 reviews)

  • Working late is a must, even when it's not tax season (in 26 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Free lunch, ends there.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate
    Former Employee - Senior Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at alliantgroup, LP full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free lunch. Free soda.

    Cons

    Abusive unethical culture pervades this place. 70 hour weeks, minimal training, but kiss politics on steroids. Budget and billable hour strategy is setup to make management rich while Handing out as little bonus as possible. Turnover is ridiculously high. Seriously, every day someone leaves. Place is run by attorneys, so it is inherently shady.

    Advice to Management

    I guess all that money helps you sleep at night. Personally, I'd rather do the right thing and make a little less. At lease I wouldn't be constantly worried and losing sleep. Plausible deniability won't save you.


  2. Helpful (8)

    Project associate

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Associate in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at alliantgroup, LP full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Really good dental insurance. Nice new building in a good location. Free meals.

    Cons

    You're going to be overworked at this place, and that is by design. Their strategy is to get people fresh out of college that are desperate for a job, and employing the "churn and burn". The numbers speak for themselves, the amount of people that get fired or quit is astounding, barely anyone lasts over a year at this place. This inspires a culture of fear, which management fully embraces to make you work hard. One of their cultural tenants is "transparency" which is a euphemism for "we can berate you publicly and get away with it." Almost no one is happy at the company, and management doesn't care as long as they are lining their pockets. Expect mass emails every single day, telling the whole company how great x individual is, and you are expected to reply all and agree. If you don't do this, you don't "fit the culture" and expect to get talked to about it by management. Overall it is reminiscent of a cult-like environment with mediocre pay for the hours you are expected to work. I could go on even further, but if you are still considering taking a position here, I would strongly advise against it if you value your mental health.

    Advice to Management

    Stop posting fake reviews and try to address the issues that are causing the massive turnover. To spot a fake review, look for the space between the punctuation and the end of the sentence, it's a dead giveaway !!


  3. Helpful (8)

    Senior Associate

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at alliantgroup, LP full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pros are all the same as other reviews. Building is nice, lunches and pay is decent.

    Cons

    This company is all materialistic. They make you think that you matter, in reality you don't, you are as disposable as the money they spend. Management wants you to push people that is not in your department and you have no authority over so that you can achieve your goals. When you are unable to achieve your goals because other departments can not finish their tasks, you are reprimanded for things that you have no control over. I have seen successful individuals fired because of this. Your past successes means nothing if you slip up once. They do not care if you pushed your department far beyond from where its been and achieve insane goals, they will reprimand you if you slip up once. Also, departments do not work together. Do not expect to get information from operations and accounting very easily. Everything is tight lip. A company that withholds financial and operational information is hiding something. Last if you have a family, this will not work out for you, unless you do not like seeing your spouse and children. Work life balance is aweful. They say they have one but they demand you to work all the time, even on your vacation. If you don't then kiss this job goodbye. If you need information to perform your job efficiently, managers often times will withhold it as a game. Then they will reprimand you if you do not get your task finish quickly in front of your peers. Some managers think its fun playing a game with their employees when it effects their performance and livelihood. This will happen within interdepartments. Its a sick game. Last the systems. They operate on small business systems. This company by no means is small. This inhibits productivity and brings in alot of double and triple checking within departments. Each department does not trust each other because the lack of technology. This company paid out alot of money for a nice building at a premium location, furniture, lunches, state of the art conference rooms that alot of fortune companies do not have but they cannot invest into their computer systems. This companies priorities are backwards.

    Advice to Management

    Work life balance will show INVESTMENT into your employees. Investment into technology into systems will alleviate alot of issues. Managers lower than CEO and COO need to mange people to become managers instead of promoting and demoting people. The culture is not what Directirs and above think it is.


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  5. Helpful (6)

    Nightmare

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good Salary and you don't spend any money because you are working all of time

    Cons

    The long hours are terrible and unnecessary, they honestly do not want you to have a life outside of work. The catered in lunch and dinners are just a way to keep you in the office and work while eating. Everyone is crying all of the time and there is constant gossip throughout the office. Trust no one. The turnover is frightening.


  6. Helpful (6)

    Senior Associate

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    you get free lunch everyday

    Cons

    just about everything else is terrible


  7. Helpful (8)

    Senior executive

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at alliantgroup, LP full-time

    Pros

    Location, free lunch, sometimes was able to work less than an 14-hour day, but rarely. Lots of shared empathy across employee groups since nearly all had shared misery and were subject to public ridicule.

    Cons

    Despicable experience. Worst place to work in unspeakable ways. No values. Uses the word "transparency" to create and reward spies, liars and tattle tails. Twisted. Refuse to reimburse justifiable work expenses. Blatant favoritism. Literally everyone I spoke to their was beyond miserable, but stuck because needed a job. Pathetic.

    Advice to Management

    Liars, thieves, bullies, sexist, just plain idiots. No hope.


  8. Helpful (5)

    Difficult job with unrealistic expectations, and awful management.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Associate
    Former Employee - Project Associate

    Pros

    Pay is great and you get free food. There definitely is room for growth, but it will not come easy, and a lot of it is who you know internally or if you are well liked by upper management. Other than that, not much else in all honesty.

    Cons

    There is definitely no work-life balance at all what-so-ever, management is absolutely horrible, and the expectations are pretty ridiculous. This is a job where you will work for every penny you earn, and will become a slave to. Turn over is really high because people get burned out within the first year and will either quit or get fired. If you are looking for a job right out of college or law school then it could be a good stepping stone, but I would only commit to it if you are willing to make some sacrifices. You will work long hours (9 am- 7 or 8 pm), depending on tax season, and everything is incredibly supervised/intense. So, if you are okay with extreme criticism, micro-management type management style, and have tough skin, then this is the place for you. If not, find something better. I promise you there's a lot better out there.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so harsh, your employees are disappearing for a reason. Have more respect and appreciation for your current staff, so that you don't constantly have to worry about making changes or improvements to make your company more appealing to the outside world. People are people, so treat them well, and they will be better employees in turn. Look at your turnover, and do something different. Please.


  9. Helpful (7)

    Alliantgroup = No Life

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits such as catering and paid health insurance, but that's it.

    Cons

    CEO only allows growth if you have sex with him. his employees, doesn't respect people with kids. There's no work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    You can not tell those people anything! No advice to give.


  10. Helpful (5)

    Associate

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at alliantgroup, LP (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free lunches and friendships made with those who are subjected to your same misery (it's at least comforting to know you aren't the only one).

    Cons

    Please do not believe any reviews glorifying this hellhole - they're written by the actual company. Spend one month here (if that), and you'll realize quickly it's nothing but a "bro-club". If you're a female, well, best of luck - you'll be subjected to inappropriate comments and behaviors by upper management. It's narcissism at it's finest here at AG High School. If you have a problem with the inappropriateness, or management putting on employees on blast for not being a "high performer" (what a joke), stay far away. Only a sadist would join this cult.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to management - go to therapy, get some friends. Get a life, actually. Your employees can't stand the culture, or any of you. It's all a paycheck, and continuing to buy into the notion that people here actually "Bleed Blue"? Well, you're only continuing to delude yourselves.


  11. Helpful (18)

    Sue-happy lying degenerates

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at alliantgroup, LP full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    With the mind games they play EVERYTHING is a pro. This is what they will convince you of. Plus they have free sodas.

    Cons

    Turns out that everything you thought was great when you first started was a bunch of lies. Senior management must not have any real friends, because if you show a glimmer of independence or love for anybody outside the office (and really, THEM), you'll be ostracized. You'll prefer it this way because you won't gain nearly as much weight or be forced to listen to the mindless chatter in the late night meetings (usually about movies or racist gossip), but it also means your days there are limited, and will be quite painful. Once somebody is on the outside they will actually force those still in the loop to stop talking to you or suffer the same consequences. The quality or volume of your work will have no impact on your status... Just the tightness of your skirt (for the ladies) or how good and believable your sucking up skills are. For those of us who worked hard and put money in the table it was an infuriating environment. Don't believe the fake reviews about "meritocracy" or any other such nonsense. This is how they paint reality to fit their image. You want the real story about this place just Google it. Hundreds of lawsuits against employees and clients - all public record. They have their spin, but there is nothing they can say to cover the fact that they are a bunch of sue-happy degenerates.

    Advice to Management

    Your emptiness cannot be filled by forcing people to be your friends. But good luck with all of that. The only thing you could do to make this a better place is leave. Bad people don't change who they are when the payout is so good.



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