Aldera
2.2 of 5 15 reviews
www.aldera.com Lisle, IL 50 to 149 Employees

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Updated Mar 31, 2014

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Darin K. LeGrange

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31% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great little growing company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsGrowing, growing, growing & growing. Management encourages new/innovative ideas and are opened to making changes to better serve both internal & external customers

    ConsIf you do not have the patience to be a part of a growing company and help implement change, this is NOT the company for you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMaintain the "great" employees and cut your losses on those that are mediocre. Only hire employees that have the ability to pivot.

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

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    Soul Sucking

    Software Engineer III (Former Employee)
    Lisle, IL

    ProsYou learn what to look for in a company that you DO NOT want to work for. If you hate life, then this is the perfect place to work.

    ConsYou are treated like morons and not human beings. There is no thought leadership here. You just get barked at from the top down to get more and more work done. You can never be creative and pitch new ideas here. There is no innovative thinking because it gets squandered. The technology is very stale here and struggles to stay with current changes in the IT industry. If you value your career, don't put it in jeopardy by working for this place. You will not be marketable when you leave. There also is absolutely no work/life balance. You are required to work 60 hrs a week on a normal basis. You don't get any type of bonus or overtime. All of those types of extra's go to the 100 different VP's the company employs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou keep leadership that has driven you to be behind the majority in the industry. You need change the way the company is run as it's completely backwards. Do you ever wonder why you have a high employee turnover?

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

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    Exciting Company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe work is stimulating, the environment is full of intellectuals driven and ambitious. Working in a collaborative place is exciting. Team approach and training are top notch.

    ConsThe work is never done but that's job security! Sometimes it can be overwhelming but when you leave at the end of the day you know you are satisfied.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLove the new programs and level of communication. Keep it up.

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

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    Outstanding company experiencing rapid expansion

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Lisle, IL

    ProsHealthation is really well positioned in healthcare IT and has a lot of healthcare reform-related opportunities. Company has been around for 10 years and is really hitting its stride now following execution leadership additions, investment capital acquisition, and new customer wins. Company is now focused on doing the right things and doing things right.

    ConsLike any company experiencing significant growth (customers and employees), Healthation will its work cut out for it over the next 6-12 months. But it's the proverbial "good problem to have".

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

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    Don't drink the Kool-Aid

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe office is located in a nice building

    ConsManagement should quit hiring their friends to ridiculous salaries while the employees who do the work rarely get reviews. Unrealistic deadlines, inexperienced middle managers, too many good people pushed out the door for personal reasons.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMaybe it is time to consult the people doing the work when you are making promises to potential clients--can the volume of work be done in the timeframe given? Also hiring your friends to large salaries while the employees who have been there for years doesn't do much for morale. Also having managers who are rarely in the office or who rarely put in 8 hours in the office when they are doesn't breed loyalty.

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

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    This is a company that has been in transition and is moving the right direction

    Developer (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible work schedules and accommodating of those with families and other responsibilities. Very well positioned for healthcare reform act. New executive and leadership team. Very well funded. Moving out of early stage company mode and into more mature company strategies and processes. New management appears to "get it".

    ConsRapid growth has caused pain. Past management issues.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue down path of maturing as a company. Do not tolerate managers or behavior by anyone that negatively impacts the team or mission. Given past history with a few managers, be sure to put the right people in the right roles. Maintain open line of communication with employees.

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

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    Worked to Death, held like captive

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Lisle, IL

    ProsSome great people to work next to...

    ConsManagement acts like they own you--expecting ridiculous amounts of your personal time. No compensation for work over and above normal effort. Opportunity to advance non-existent. Pay is below grade for all but a few and management. No longer a family atmosphere.

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuit hiring friends and paying ridiculous salaries to management--spread the money to those who spend nights doing the real work. Don't over-promise and then lean on employees to make ridiculous timelines. Notice people are leaving and ask yourselves why--there MUST be a reason.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Opportunity Lost!!!!!

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Lisle, IL

    ProsThe good hard working people. Sadly a little over a handful. There's a pond out back with swans. Plenty of restaurants in the area to choose from. Conveniently located right off I-88 and I-355.

    LEAVING

    ConsLong hours, 55-60 hours a week is expected. Management. Too much upper level management not enough working employees. Too much finger pointing and blaming from employees when projects are behind. The Pay.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMorale, Morale, Morale. Loyalty is a two way street. The business is software, perhaps better customer service and an application without errors would help keep clients and incorporate more.

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

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    Sweat shop

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosa few nice colleagues, but those are getting few.

    ConsSweat shop mentality. Management over sells and under-delivers.
    Hard work is rarely recognized. Generally, those who go drinking and schmooze with the bosses get the raises and promotions. The people doing the work can go years on end without a performance review or pay increase. All while working 10 -20 hours of overtime a week.
    Software company that has no interest in actually building software.
    Refused to hire technical talent and as a result the technology is stale and out of date. Layoff always hit the software engineers first. Development is the smallest group in the company.
    A couple years of layoffs every few months is now being followed by a constant stream of resignations.
    Questionable whether there is enough talent left to keep the company afloat.
    A ton of Chief, VPs and directors but very few people to actually do the work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake some management courses. Get to know your people - reward the people who are moving the company forward. Focus on building a stable product. Change to corporate culture to encourage working together to succeed instead of trying to figure out who to blame for the failures.

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

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    Downward Spiral

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe People. There are some really great people at this company. If it weren't for the people, the company would be nothing.

    ConsThe workload. Endless stream of sales but no backend operations support due to lack of good working environment. They cant keep people here.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFigure out how to get more people on staff and up to speed quicker to help save the company from failure.

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

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