ALTEN

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ALTEN Reviews

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
58 Reviews
2.5
58 Reviews
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ALTEN Président Directeur Général Simon Azoulay
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20 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • rience parce que vous venez de sortir de l'universit (in 3 reviews)

  • environnement de travail amical (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • t de la vie dans cette zone (pas seulement (in 6 reviews)

  • ils ont menti sur les salaires et le co (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    system design

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at ALTEN full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    work is chaleenging and lots of clients . High end consulting

    Cons

    salary is not so good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Planning and forecasting should be improved.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good company to start with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ALTEN full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The management cares about the well being of employees, the health care plan is good, the CE is also good.
    Variety of assignments and possibility of training.
    Possibility of professional development growth .

    Cons

    The starting salary is not very competitive and relocation assistance is none if you come from abroad.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A company where you can grow quick, but only based in non-paid overtime and crazy hours.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ALTEN

    Pros

    - you grow if you want. Up to you; just question of working crazy hours.
    - Possibility to learn a lot.
    - Working with top companies--> experience for the CV.

    Cons

    - you are a just a number.
    - Typically smoke selling company, you will be involved in misplanned projects, tough work, tight deadlines.
    - Expected to work overtime for free.
    - Low salaries.

    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good first job as Consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ALTEN full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    good client, good team interesting subject

    Cons

    Salary not so high, difficulto to improve the experience after the first year

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Lots of promise, lack of action

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ALTEN full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Big company many jobs and sites. Pointed also to IT and other areas. Work with all major automotive companies.

    Cons

    Dont keep their promises given personally or at welcome meetings. Be careful about agreements with managment and force them to fulfil it. Average sallary comparable to others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't just listen to your employee you should act also and be more carefull with promises, many time your managers forgot what they promise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    R&D engineer in digital communications (LTE-A)

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ALTEN full-time

    Pros

    Alten have very interesting clients : Orange labs, Alcatel, SFR, ...

    Cons

    Salary not enough and does not correspond to the skills

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good as it gets when working for a consulting company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant

    I have been working at ALTEN

    Pros

    The staff are quite responsive and professional. Following of the project is good. The people that I had contact with it were friendly

    Cons

    As a consulting company based on outsourcing of services, the career evolution is obviously poor and the formation related to the work in the clients could be improved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the opportunities for formation and try to diversify the career paths on the technical level.
    Technical workshops could be done yearly to promote Alten as a center of excellence in engineering.

    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Allows you to learn plenty of skills through multiple missions

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Project Manager
    Current Employee - Technical Project Manager

    I have been working at ALTEN

    Pros

    -multiple missions: in a few years, you can develop a very nice portfolio of skills
    -Alten's size makes it present in all big companies
    -being a contractor in a company offers oftently plenty of advantages
    (focus only only on the job,
    and really interesting IT projects are more and more taken care by contractors only)
    -when you start to be bored, your mission usually ends

    Cons

    -depending on the contract, being a contractor may make you a second-class employee
    -be careful of staying too long on the same mission, otherwise, all advantages disappear
    -often get satisfaction with your management only through force
    (e.g., nobody will listen to you unless you are at the start of a mission)
    -no training (or useless and cheap one)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Show you have at least a little bit consideration for those doing the job.
    -Work on the image of the IT contracting industry

    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madrid (Spain)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madrid (Spain)

    I worked at ALTEN

    Pros

    Big company with a lot of resources and many benefits for employees. They let you do your work and respect you as professional.

    Cons

    Sometimes management is too distant. Specially when doing outsourcing, you can fell alone and not as informed as you would like to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sincerity is something that many employees prefer instead of being quiet. Tell your employees the bad news always as fast as the good.

    Recommends
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ALTEN

    Pros

    this was a very good experience. I leared a lot of things. The co-worker are gentile and the ambient is very relaxing. Sometimes you have to work at the client.

    Cons

    The salary is not so good. You have to work all day long but that's normal in consulting. a very few benefit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen your employers. more attention for employers. More respect for your employers. Give them some more holyday if they need more.

    No opinion of CEO

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