Aldera

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Aldera Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
19 Reviews
2.3
19 Reviews
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  1.  

    Getting better but not quite there...

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    Current Employee - Client Services
    Current Employee - Client Services

    I have been working at Aldera full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The employees are fantastic and great to work with, they truly feel like family. I have a manager that is very supportive and tries to help whenever possible. The pay is pretty good if you're working 40 hours, which I never do.

    Cons

    The work-life balance is not great. The company needs to hire more people and have a better on boarding program for new employees. This will help retention for sure.

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

    It was great under old management now with new management it's like sharks on prey.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aldera

    Pros

    We are overworked and understaffed. Our benefits are good.

    Cons

    These jobs are not 40 hour a week jobs. More like 60.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people and stop getting rid of good employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Analyst

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aldera

    Pros

    Exciting company moving in the right direction

    Cons

    Expected to independently carry yourself without being baby-sat (some see this as a pro!).

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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Long hours for developers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aldera full-time

    Pros

    Compensation ok. Easy parking.

    Cons

    Developers expected to work long hours and weekends. They are in cubes while non technical people have offices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat developers better. Give them offices and hire more developers to share the load.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Soul Sucking

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer III in Lisle, IL
    Former Employee - Software Engineer III in Lisle, IL

    I worked at Aldera full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You 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.

    Cons

    You 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 ManagementAdvice

    You 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?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great little growing company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Aldera full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    If 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Exciting Company to work for

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aldera full-time

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Love the new programs and level of communication. Keep it up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Outstanding company experiencing rapid expansion

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL

    I have been working at Aldera full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Healthation 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.

    Cons

    Like 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".

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

    Don't drink the Kool-Aid

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aldera full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The office is located in a nice building

    Cons

    Management 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 ManagementAdvice

    Maybe 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Developer
    Current Employee - Developer

    I have been working at Aldera full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible 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".

    Cons

    Rapid growth has caused pain. Past management issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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