Aldon Computer Group

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6 Reviews
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6 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great working environment, very weak benefits

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    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    I have been working at Aldon Computer Group

    Pros

    Evryone is treated as an associate not a subordinate. Good balance of work and personal life. Staffers know how to have fun on the job without it distracting from performance. Financial backers appear to be positioning firm for growth through acquisition.

    Cons

    Benefits for the employee are average, but the costs of adding family members is very high almost like being on COBRA. Salaries are 10 years behind the times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the healthcare benefits more affordable, they are onerous at this point.

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good work life balance, bad opportunities for advancement, feels like an island

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA

    I have been working at Aldon Computer Group

    Pros

    Work life balance is good
    Work load is manageable
    Friendly employees and staff
    Easy access to food, gym, transport
    Work from home

    Cons

    Not very open to new ideas
    Entrenched culture difficult to change
    Selling an outdated technology that probably won't go anywhere

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    OK place to work If you like being an island

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    Former Employee - Applications Specialist  in  Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Applications Specialist in Emeryville, CA

    I worked at Aldon Computer Group

    Pros

    Work from home and all the tools are provided. Training for the position is very extensive. Some of the people you meet are very nice, others not so (very self involved).

    Cons

    Work from home - can be very lonely for a person that thrives on having co-workers around to quickly interface with and ask questions.
    They thrive in an old world work practice - be in your seat by start time, can not leave until your shift is over, ...
    They really need to re-think how they treat their employees or once an employee see's that another company offers more advanced work ethic they will leave.
    The software they currently sell is sooooo behind the curve, using very old IBM hardware to try and drive the new enterprise world, when there are other applications out there that blow the pant off of what they sell.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve on your employee relationships, take interest in what keeps them going thru the day and fine tune approach to interfacing with employees. Don't make them an island.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Aldon old or new

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Emeryville, CA

    I have been working at Aldon Computer Group

    Pros

    Good work environment. Not so much pressure

    Cons

    Still in bullock card era. Need to move to new technologies very soon

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the direction or else, competitors will go ahead of you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Don't spend too much time here, or you will find yourself unable to move on to a more modern environment.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA

    I worked at Aldon Computer Group

    Pros

    It is small enough so you know everyone, and you can usually meet and talk with anyone. They don't watch you closely, and are flexible for hours. They don't expect you to work overtime a lot.

    Cons

    Not much vacation (2 weeks < 3 years, 3 weeks < 15 years), no health coverage except basic medical (no dental, no vision). No opportunity for advancement. Main product is ancient, running on IBM iSeries (AS400). Windows client was designed to emulate the AS400 client, then patched with features that don't fit in well. Main software is C++, some of which was converted from old PL/1 code, much of it was written by people learning C++ and Windows.

    Behind the times regarding software tools. No use at all of modern tools such as .net, C#, or even linux tools.

    Recently bought by an Investment company, but that doesn't seem to be working out well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get the core features working right before adding more and more complicated features. Use standard controls for Windows app. Let employees know where they stand before simply dismissing them - an employee who has worked for years with favorable reviews doesn't suddenly become unable to do the job without some reason.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    great place to work

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

    I worked at Aldon Computer Group

    Pros

    good balance of work life and personal life; telecommuting a good plus

    Cons

    slow growth, but commendable given recession

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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