Allied Consultants (Texas)

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Allied Consultants (Texas) Reviews

Updated June 8, 2015
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  1. Great company, very personable.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends

    Pros

    Small company that focuses on positions within Texas (mostly the greater Austin area). Most positions are with Public Companies and State Agencies so the positions have lots of stability. I really like their approach to recruiting; personable but forward and honest.

    Cons

    They are a smaller company and they work with public companies and State agencies, so things can progress can be slower than some other agencies. Despite this the recruiters and managers do a great job of keeping people informed of any status changes.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  2. Great Company!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Programmer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast response from HR, easy time keeping system. Great client relationships established.

    Cons

    Nothing to my knowledge.


  3. Good history, but quality is slipping

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Allied Consultants (Texas) as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay is never in question; they will pay you even when the client is dragging their feet on pay. Fairly good HR responsiveness and communications about benefits questions, etc.

    Cons

    Ownership has become complacent and is out of touch with actual work and clients. Since clients are governments (municipal, county, state) and organizational (ERCOT), change occurs somewhat slower than private industry, but the leadership has fallen behind. Allied is now mainly order-takers ("we think we need a programmer, and you provided one before"), rather than business analysts. Allied is increasingly mismatching skills with needs because they're taking things for granted. If this keeps up, they'll be just another body shop submitting anonymous bodies for published needs, along with every other body shop in the country responding to public job listings.

    Advice to Management

    Get back in touch with your clients, actually ask your consultants what they're doing. Showing up to deliver the pay stub used to be more of a conversation than it is now, when leadership only cares about lunch plans, not real conversations.


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  5. Good rates and timely payroll, and friendly HR staff.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Allied Consultants (Texas) (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Small firm with lots of connections in state government.

    Cons

    small firm that is mostly working on state government assignments.

    Advice to Management

    none


  6. Helpful (1)

    good for staff augmentation, not good for true consultancy

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Austin, TX
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Allied Consultants (Texas) as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Allied offers multi-month/year, staff augmentation contracts with Texas state agencies, municipal gov't, and public utilities. Alied will guide the applicant through the paper-heavy submission process, and generally will keep you informed about the contract's outlook. Pay and limited benefits are delivered as promised.

    Cons

    Allied Consultants don't offer real consultancy to clients. The paycheck will not buy you professional challenge. If you're experienced with med/large-scale software implementations, or change management of any kind, you will be disappointed at the slow pace of government work. If you're bothered by bureaucratic waste and inefficiency, you will be bothered on these projects. Unsurprisingly, Allied Consultants' own management reflects their clients' low levels of professionalism, efficiency, and acceptance of mediocrity. Nobody in upper management has ever dealt with any organizations other than government, having started as state programmers themselves before going into the business of renting programmers to the state.



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