alliantgroup, LP

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alliantgroup, LP Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
155 Reviews
3.2
155 Reviews
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Dhaval R. Jadav
110 Ratings

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Pros
  • They also entice people with free food and being able to wear jeans (in 14 reviews)

  • I have never worked for a company where hard work was so often recognized and rewarded (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Management could be a lot better, high-turnover, no work-life balance (in 14 reviews)

  • tax season with so many people leaving and too much work to distribute (in 26 reviews)

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    I Joined a Cult.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Associate in Houston, TX

    I have been working at alliantgroup, LP full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Alliantgroup is in desperate need of employees to make up for the high turnover, so it's very easy to get a job offer.

    Cons

    It became weird after about three months of working here. I started after graduating law school as an alternative to the traditional law firm. I knew their corporate culture was fast paced, so I was drawn to the “high energy” aspect of it. The company posts their Cultural Tenants around the office, and we are encouraged to display them in our practice. The Cultural Tenants are the following: high performance, proactive, high energy, raving fans, transparency, etc.

    We were made to recite the Cultural Tenants of the company. We sat around a boardroom while the CEO grilled us on examples of how we display the Cultural Tenants, and what it means to us. During company events, we are asked by a director what the tenants are supposed to get really excited.

    My team leader pulled me into an office and warned me not to associate with certain people. He didn’t want me associating with the “low performers” and become in disfavor with the directors. The directors play favorites, and I needed to be one of them. The only problem was I noticed the favorites all had the same characteristics: they are unethical, lacked real world experience, and do anything to please the directors. The favoritism is getting old because the ‘leaders’ are children.

    We are told how to act when visitors come in the office to look productive and happy. We were told what to say at company events and where to stand at parties so we looked engaging. If I leave for lunch, I am asked where I was. If I don’t attend just one company event, I am questioned about my commitment. Someone is always watching and listening. It’s a disappointment, and the smart lawyers leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the talented people rather than those who will say anything to please you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fun-loving people who work hard

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Houston, TX

    I have been working at alliantgroup, LP full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Alliantgroup is really a unique environment that brings together people of very different backgrounds. I have learned a lot in the time that I've been here and I definitely appreciate the collaborative and friendly nature of the other employees here. It is also great to experience a non-traditional corporate environment where hard work but not stuffiness are encouraged.

    Cons

    The training period is pretty intense especially for those who trained outside of tax law. There is always help to get over the learning curve however, and everyone really wants you to succeed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The ever-evolving development plan is great. Keep bringing in people with new, good ideas to make it even better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Opportunity of a lifetime!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at alliantgroup, LP full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    alliantgroup is a model place to work. Upper management truly cares about its employees, making this a fun and satisfying career. You’re given the freedom to grow, and hard work is compensated with opportunities to excel within the company. This place inspires hard work, and open communication with executives. The employee events and benefit packages are also an outstanding perk of the job. Management truly values high performers and rewards greatly for it!

    Cons

    It's difficult to find a con for alliantgroup. I've seen the company grow rapidly within the short time I've been here. I think finding individuals who are dedicated, loyal, passionate not only for the company but for their career is something alliantgroup truly strives for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In the years I’ve been here I have seen new hires work their way up to valuable assets to the company. It’s obvious that hard work gets people ahead, but your support and motivation really inspires us to be better.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Turn Growing Pains Into Your Professional Gains

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Houston, TX

    I have been working at alliantgroup, LP full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    alliantgroup, stands head and shoulders above our competition in the number of clients we serve, the scope and quality of the resources we've built to serve them and the results we achieve for them. The work we perform for our clients expand their capacity to hire and grow; adding new jobs and driving greater profits to the bottom-line. In many cases, even adding to their local economies.

    Employees have exceptional opportunities for professional development, advancement and financial reward; given their willingness to put in the hard work and having a thick (mature) skin.

    Executive management is committed to the hiring, investing in and rewarding exceptional people… all to build an extraordinary company. They have proven their ability to achieve unprecedented growth and success in our service niche. They ask nothing from others that they don't require of themselves.

    Cons

    Not For The Meek.

    1. In an effort to disrupt the norms of "business as usual" and to spawn creativity... we are pushed out of our comfort zones and encouraged to find our own best-path to achieving our objectives, which includes, personally aligning with individuals and tapping into resources throughout the company.

    This has facilitated new procedures, better practices and helped many people to achieve great results. Unfortunately, perhaps due to the high number of younger associates and managers; getting pushed outside of one's comfort zones makes some folks recoil rather than branch out. So those building new, productive relationships are sometimes viewed as a "favorite" or even, part of a "clique" while those who stagnate, don't get the attention they'd like. Some of this, is having a polarizing effect on the workforce, as evidenced here on glassdoor.

    2. Like a lot of companies that experience fast growth, alliantgroup seems to have hit that transitional zone between small and big... commonly referred to as growing pains.

    The broadening requirements of front-line managers may be outpacing the skills and growth of young managers. The demand for increased output, performance and metrics have them stretched thin. Individual and team performance is highly visible to everyone. So are the accolades and well intended, admonishments associated with that performance. Again, perhaps, due to the experience level of front line managers, some may try to hide their short comings and in doing so, alienate some of their staff. These dynamics have resulted in undesirable, turnover.

    At the same time, Glassdoor's platform allows anyone, including competitors, to post anything; personal or professional, the truth or a lie, supportive or vindictive. Each posted with the intent to elevate or diminish the readers perception. This has led to a false impression of a thankless, burn’em and churn’em culture; jading potential candidates and providing an naysayer-community for under-performers, cut from the team.

    As for the intent of my post... it's to speak sincerely, of positive and negative elements I've observed. alliantgroup is not perfect. What company is? I am, however, confident that unlike so many other firms, alliantgroup it committed to do whatever it takes to get there and will greatly reward those who make it happen.

    I can't wrap this up with out speaking to posts I've read about people "being called out" on their mistakes, in front of others.

    I've played team sports most of my life and find it much like being part of a company. Both strive to be the best, to capture the title. Both recruit the best talent they can get yet, not all of the talent makes the grade. There is always competition within the ranks and a quarterback is always more popular than a lineman.

    As for "being called out" on a sports team... It happens daily. It's always, direct, personal, in your face and embarrassing, if not humiliating. Sometimes it means getting chewed out, sometimes push ups in front of our squad or running a couple laps while the rest of the group take a knee to watch. Like it or not, we do it. No whining, no complaining about the coach.

    At alliantgroup critique is direct and yes, when in a group-meeting setting, it feels embarrassing. It's not a "you suck" approach but rather, "tell me why you chose that action" or "in retrospect what would you do differently." So it's an opportunity to learn and grow because when a mistake is discussed so are alternative approaches that can be taken to avoid those mistakes going forward. Doing so in a meeting also helps peers learn at the same time. That's why I suggested earlier, that employees needed a thick (mature) skin.

    The fact is, alliantgroup is quite a remarkable company with a great track record of successful growth, employee development, unlimited upside and yes, with the aches and pains... but opportunities of an amazing company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If I had the "right advice" I'd be a C-level manager and we'd be over these hurdles ;-)

    We have rising stars on the horizon and those who shine brightly, today. I only hope they're not destined to a comets life, burning out and darkening our skies.

    That said, I know top management is aware of the challenges balancing personal and professional lives... and are committed to helping us find that balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Get on this rocketship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Houston, TX

    I have been working at alliantgroup, LP full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Alliantgroup is an awesome place for career-minded, driven, and high performing people who are looking for an opportunity to lead and be great. This company has some of the smartest, most driven people that I have ever met - and it offers you an amazing opportunity to train with and learn from the best of the best.

    Cons

    The growth here has come with challenges but along with that growth, there are so many opportunities to learn, develop professionally, and accomplish more than you ever imagined. Management here encourages and demands greatness. If you want to hide in the shadows - this is not the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep pushing for greatness and not accepting mediocrity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Place To Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Houston, TX

    I have been working at alliantgroup, LP full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    alliantgroup provides every opportunity to achieve professional success. Management has an open door policy and they are willing to discuss any issue or suggestion that you have. The average starting salary is highly competitive compared to other Tax Firms, along with excellent bonus incentives. Along with FREE catered lunches every day and FREE catered dinners every night during tax season. They also offer a complimentary Wellness Program that promotes healthy food choices and weekly Fitness Programs; they are also in the process of building us a new gym.

    Cons

    During tax season the hours are longer than the normal 9-5 job; but that is the name of the game for ALL Tax Firms. Success comes with hard work and dedication. If you want to be successful then all you have to do is work for it. Plus with all of the tax season perks that alliantgroup offers the time literally flies by.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management is focus on hiring individuals that have more work experience, because these kids that are fresh out of college/law school do not realize how good they have it here. allintgroup goes above and beyond to reward their employees and some people just take that generosity for granted.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    loving the opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Houston, TX

    I have been working at alliantgroup, LP full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    this place is the most refreshing work environment I have ever been involved with. Everything is on the table with no worries about where you stand, if you have a problem you are encouraged to elevate it up fast. I was told in my interview that people with desire do well here..and that has been incredibly prophetic. i'm advancing based on my performance and not if someone likes me...yep, completely different from the law firms I was apart of.

    Cons

    want more updates on all the cool stuff going on within the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what you do...naysayers will always be around

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Internal Raving Fan!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Houston, TX

    I have been working at alliantgroup, LP full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    A lot is spoken about alliantgroup employees creating raving fans of our clients, which we do. The amazing part is that management practices what it preaches internally to create raving fans of their employees. If you want to work with the best and brightest that are also the happiest, this is the place for you. The investment that everyone puts into each other is truly astonishing in comparison to any other company. Most companies treat you as 'sink or swim'. Where as at alliantgroup, it is understood on all levels that all components of the 'ship' must operate together as to not sink. You don't have to struggle to find the energy and the passion you need because it naturally wants to jump out of you.

    Cons

    There can be long hours at times, but that goes with the territory regardless of where you work. Tax season is tax season. Management does everything they can to lighten the load and reward you for the time and effort through out the long hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Economic Growth!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Houston, TX

    I have been working at alliantgroup, LP full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It feels amazing to go to work every day and get to work with small and mid-sized companies nationwide to help them create job growth in America by showing them where they are leaving their tax dollars behind. It's the greatest feeling when a client calls you to tell you how grateful they are that with the help of the tax incentives and deductions they received, they were able to stay open or hire more individuals. In an economy like ours has been as of late, this is vital. To be a part of it is astounding.

    Cons

    I truly can't think of any. If any issue was to arise, I could always speak to any of my superiors, all the way up to the CEO, and it would be immediately assessed. Love the open door policy and transparency!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Amazing company!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at alliantgroup, LP full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I have worked at alliantgroup for over 6 years and I could not be happier with my position and compensation. I started as an Associate (without a tax background) and have been given the opportunity to work my way up and constantly learn/grow. This would not be possible without Senior Management regularly interacting with all employees and looking for talent they can develop. In many cases, they will see an individual with unique skills and create a position for them to succeed.

    The culture of alliantgroup is what separates us from other consulting firms. We are always trying to improve and exceed expectations.

    It is very satisfying to help small and medium sized companies. We are putting money back in the hands of business owners so they can reinvest in their companies and hire additional employees. As a company, our goal is job creation and turning our clients into raving fans.

    Cons

    I wish I started at alliantgroup right out of college! I wasted time at another company before finding alliantgroup.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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