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Updated Feb 17, 2014

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3.2 11 reviews

80% Approve of the CEO

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Allen Peterson

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45% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Excellent company, with great career growth potential!

    Professional Services Consultant (Current Employee) Naperville, IL

    ProsGrowing company that gives employees the opportunity to excel at their current jobs, and grow into future roles within the company.
    The CEO and Senior Management team is very encouraging and rewards those who work hard and produce great work!

    ConsThis is a fast growing company, and changes are guaranteed. If you are not great with change, then this is not the place for you. However, if change and growth excites you, then this company is ideal!

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to encourage your team members to build and grow their knowledge! It is so important for consultants to stay at the top of the new information and continue to develop and grow as professionals.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    Aasonn CEO responded to this review

    Jul 11, 2014

    I am currently working with our KM team to ensure that all consultants in our Solution Services, HR Transformation Services, and Integration and Technology Services attend a quarterly SuccessFactors ... More
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    They neglect to tell you about all the travel involved.....

    Professional Services Consultant (Former Employee) Naperville, IL

    ProsGreat collaborative atmosphere, great people, competitive salary, great product

    ConsYou are told that travelling is minimal, only for Implementation Kick Off's & Go Live's. The truth of the matter is that since you might have 8 or more clients you are working for simultaneously, you can be travelling several times a month. Also was not made aware of the workload & ridiculous hours required, especially when you have an overseas client.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more upfront & realistic about the workload & travel requirement

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    Aasonn CEO responded to this review

    Jul 11, 2014

    I personally have been asking our consultants in all departments to let me know what percent of their time they spend traveling. Currently the response to a random selection of 20 consultants noted ... More
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    Fast growing companies always have growing pains - this one is worth 'em

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsUnlimited opportunity to work with talent technology, with super smart people, and with all the challenges of a company in hyper-growth.

    ConsCompanies in hyper-growth usually rely more on brute force than widely shared processes to get work done - Aasonn is no exception, but is putting huge efforts into fixing that. Most of the staff works remotely, so managers have to be really conscious of how to build camaraderie and trust among people who never see each other. Can be a challenge, but one they're working on.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate communicate communicate - never assume "everyone knows that" - while the grapevine is as good at Aasonn as anywhere, it's not always accurate.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Aasonn is a Great Place to Work!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAasonn provides great opportunities to it's employees, and rewards those that work hard. The company is growing so fast and seems like it is constantly expanding! Senior leadership truly cares about the employees!

    ConsAs with any small fast growing company, Aasonn is still working to create and improve processes. It's all about continuous improvement!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Poor management and planning

    Professional Services Consultant (Current Employee)

    ProsNo real pros. They pay or training.

    ConsSo many priorities and none are planned for. Very poor communication internally. Consultants all function independently and there are no consistent processes followed. Chaotic at best. And if you have a family, well, let's just say they are not family friendly.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Treated badly during initial training and then fired!

    Professional Services Consultant (Former Employee) Naperville, IL

    ProsIt is a strong company, growing fast, and doing lots of hiring. It is the number one implementation partner for SuccessFactors HR software and that's likely to continue.

    ConsYou will work hard, and don't expect any variation from project deadlines. Management is still getting it's act together, having just formed the company in 2007.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou need to examine the job requirements, screen more thoroughly and then allow proper training time and support for new hires you do bring on board. If you have doubts, don't hire them and then let them go after a short period of time. That's not good HR practice.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Pretty positive experience

    Professional Services Consultant (Current Employee) Charlotte, NC

    ProsHelpful co worker's, technology, great product

    Conssend you out to clients too early, working remotely all the time is challenging, travel

    Advice to Senior Managementbe honest from the beginning about travel expectations & early engagement with clients without knowledgecomplete product

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The Dream that Wasn't

    Management (Current Employee) Naperville, IL

    ProsThere are some exceptional staff and managers from whom you can gain some invaluable insights. Aasonn has a long on-going partnership with SuccessFactors which has been the foundation of it's success thus far.

    ConsThe entrepreneurial leadership is having a difficult time transitioning to a larger distributed organizational structure and relinquishing control to the new management they are bringing in.

    Health insurance is wicked expensive with large deductibles.

    There are growth opportunities with Aasonn, but realizing them is going to be a real challenge at best.

    This is not a company to plan on having a long or even short term career.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Rewarding Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Naperville, IL

    ProsAasonn is a rewarding company to work for. Aasonn takes care of it's people and recoginzes their accomplishments through competitive salary and bonus. This can also be seen through the dedications of the people that work here and contiune to work here.

    ConsBetter processes around on going training. Over time Aasonn has improved some of their on going trraining processes and contiune to move in that direction but could place more attention in this area.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    On-going disappointment in Aasonn leadership and the continued lack of direction.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Naperville, IL

    ProsWorking with knowledgeable, professional consultants is the only benefit to working at Aasonn. Even though they do not own any rights to the technology they implement, they managed to bring several senior consultants on as contractors when the company began and those people have always and continue to be the reason Aasonn survives. They help mentor and train all new consultants and managers, work with the most difficult clients on the most complex implementations, and generally provide the glue that keeps the company together.

    ConsRegrettably, the foundation for a poor work experience with Aasonn is laid in the recruiting process because the information potential candidates is neither complete nor accurate. The picture that is painted is one of wonderful career opportunities because Aasonn is a small, growing company. The reality is that there are no career paths whatsoever at any level of the organization. The only real opportunity for consultants to grow is by them learning a new software module they can implement. In most cases, they must train/learn while still juggling a full work load so many have come out of training ill prepared to meet the demands placed on them once they are out of training. They are put into implementation situations they are not ready for and without the support that was promised during the recruitment process. That is Aasonn's idea of 'growing its people'. Its one of the reasons good, hardworking consultants leave the company; they have had to struggle for months and do not have the experience that was painted for them.

    The experience is even worse for people who are hired as managers into the company. In addition to most managers being responsible for their own client implementations and revenue goals, they are continuously pressured to do what is impossible to do. They are not provided the management tools they need to be able to respond to leadership's demands yet are expected to know every detail of every project their direct reports are working on. They must be able to answer any question at any time leadership asks or they are belittled and told how disappointing they are to leadership and their team. Their committment to their job and the company is also called into question. This has happened to every manager who has ever worked at Aasonn. It has been worse for anyone who had personal circumstances that leadership viewed as an 'interference'. Because Aasonn is a 'lifestyle' to its leadership (they eat, breathe, sleep Aasonn), they expect the same from its managers. If leadership calls you from Europe at 3:00 a.m., you're expected to be alert and ready to discuss any topic. If they send you an email at 4:00 a.m., you are expected to get them the answer before you do anything else, regardless of what client meetings, etc., you already have scheduled. There is no life/work balance.

    Ultimately, it is the culture of professional depreciation and leadership one-upmanship that drive people away from the company. Anyone who has been close enough to Aasonn's leadership has been professionally depreciated more than once for events that were out of their control or for events that leadership stepped into the middle of and took over because they did not trust and respect the individual's ability to successfully manage a client or team. There is rarely, if any recognition for those who handle difficult situations successfully on a day in and day out basis.

    Leadership continuously compares individuals to themselves when the company started up; they expect everyone, regardless of position, level or experience, to do what they were doing seven years ago with only five senior consultants (who already knew the software). They are the best, most experienced individuals in the company and they never let you forget that. This is especially true when someone comes into the company and proposes changes to help the company that leadership did not think of. Any change must be their idea.

    These are a few of the reasons I would not recommend Aasonn to anyone......

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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