Allen Systems Group Reviews

Updated May 30, 2015
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Pros
  • Many good people at the lower ranks (in 9 reviews)

  • Large customer base makes getting appointments for sales calls pretty painless (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • The 4 day work week is okay but the work needing to be done is still a 5 day or more load (in 10 reviews)

  • Senior management folks are just as clueless as interns (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (6)

    Good Experience but lied about salary

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Allen Systems Group

    Pros

    Learned a lot and worked with a knowledgeable manager.

    Cons

    Lied about the salary / work week cut going back to normal a week after my hire date.


  2. Helpful (1)

    ASG will not survive.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Allen Systems Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are none but the pay is better than unemployment.

    Cons

    There is no way ASG survives. Bits and pieces might be sold off but doubtful anyone will buy it. ASG does not have a single product that is competitive in the market. They had a new CEO that was lined up to come in after the bankruptcy but he got smart and said no thanks. Much of the old guard is still there even though Art is history. This is the worse company ever, bar none.

    Advice to Management

    Quit fooling yourself as if you know what you're doing. Go ahead and give those that are left a 3 month notice so that you can close up shop and leave those who dedicated themselves to ASG some self esteem.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Fascinating but Terrible

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naples, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naples, FL

    I worked at Allen Systems Group full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I guess it is a paycheck but honestly you would be better off elsewhere

    Cons

    Just shocking management. Former CEO hugely egotistical and therefore surrounded himself with 'yes' man and woman. There are so many incidents that shock me and too many to list. It is no surprise the CEO was bounced out, the only surprise is how long the company lasted before imploding. I will watch with interest what happens post Art Allen but the underlying and fundamental issues prevail. Terrible products - terrible management - no direction - no moral compass... I hope for the sake of the existing employees that things improve.

    Advice to Management

    Slim down & re-focus on quality not quantity


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Company Will Not Be Around Much Longer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naples, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naples, FL

    I worked at Allen Systems Group full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    9 to 5pm Job, no traffic

    Cons

    Worst Management Team in place, Employees not loyal to owner, to company, bad mouthing everyone including their grandmother if they could. They are lucky to continue to have a job now that the CEO stepped down, give a it a year or so...we will see you looking soon if you aren't already

    Advice to Management

    Full of themselves, helped dig a hole to bury the owner , and all they did was leaving scavenging for new jobs because most likely they won't be there long enough.

    Advice to average ASG Employee, seems like there is a list every two weeks of layoffs , so start looking most likely you won't get 2 weeks but a pat in the back and a so long.


  6. Helpful (6)

    Channel Manager

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

    I worked at Allen Systems Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Breadth of software products.
    Global recognition.
    Nice office locations with option to telecommute for certain positions.

    Cons

    Extended salary cuts.
    Skills/preferences not considered when forcing job re-assignments.
    Demeaning remarks to employees from former owner.


  7. Helpful (1)

    How are post Art Allen days?

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Allen Systems Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Would love to hear how the new regime is doing?

    Cons

    Someone needs to buy the base revenue.

    Advice to Management

    None, company is just an investment opportunity to minimize losses


  8. Helpful (1)

    Worst working experience ever

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Naples, FL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Naples, FL

    I worked at Allen Systems Group full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I wish I could rattle off several positive things however the only one that comes to my mind is that it's located in Naples, FL. I always joked our bonuses were paid in sunshine.

    Cons

    Out of date technology
    Lack of vision and/or visionary
    Poor Communication
    Poor Management
    Micromanagement from the top down.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management would be to hire people smarter than you. I have worked for two technology fortune 500 companies and 2 start ups over the past 18 years and this is by far the worst company yet. I have never worked for a company where everyone including myself counted down to 5 o'clock. Management follow your gut instincts.... Mine said run, the house of cards will be falling soon. I hope with Mr. Allen stepping down things will change for the better however I believe it is about 5yrs too late.


  9. Helpful (1)

    A place to go if you need a job

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

    I worked at Allen Systems Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Still looks good on a resume
    A virtual MBA on how not to run a business
    HQ is beautiful

    Cons

    A few good products, rest are dated
    Sales reps are set up for failure due to lack of resources, lack of marketing, and installed customers that aren't happy.
    Micromanagement
    Comp plans changed on the fly to avoid paying commissions
    1% of reps hit their low (by industry standards) quotas.
    Management expects you to cure cancer and if by chance you do, you won't get the commission while accounting looks for ways to not reimburse your expenses.
    There are no real benefits

    Advice to Management

    Move the founder out of the business.
    Jettison bad products
    Focus on the good ones
    Pay your people
    Give those in the field resources so they can compete


  10. Helpful (1)

    Turning the corner

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Field Account Executive in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Allen Systems Group

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Portfolio of products. Solid customer Base. Competitive compensation packages and reasonable expectations. The company puts a lot of confidence and trust in employees and avoids micro-management. If you are a "go getter" you can make some noise at ASG.

    Cons

    With Art Allen's departure there is a level of uncertainty and of course change is uncomfortable. While the products are reliable and stable many of them are showing their age and a face lifts are needed.

    Advice to Management

    We have an opportunity to take ASG to the next level. Let's use the infusion of capital to invest in our products which will give them extended life, before we begin acquiring again.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Worst company I have ever worked for.

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

    I worked at Allen Systems Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Company located in Naples, Florida

    Cons

    There are too many to list

    Advice to Management

    They wouldn't listen anyway



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