Allyis

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Allyis Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
24 Reviews
3.6
24 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great people, great service, great company, especially for consultants

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Business Development in Bellevue, WA

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

    Pros

    They really care about consultants
    Great career track for consultants
    Great work life balance
    Great emphasis on giving back to the community and being green
    Strong HR department to support off site consultants

    Cons

    Internal staff has a higher turnover
    While they have a very hands off management style, they do have specific expectations that do not get communicated
    Somewhat click-ish internal teams

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work in making employees feel valuable and have a career track. It might be helpful to hire an outside consultant to help create solid business plans and do ongiong meetings to fully execute.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the same company after buyout

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

    I worked at Allyis full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - They have a good number of opportunities for contractors.
    - Benefits are average for the industry (Microsoft Vendors).
    - Office space is nice.
    - If you don't care about values, benefits, PTO, etc., you probably won't have a problem here.

    Cons

    - The new ownership (Green Infosystems) has brought a strategy and direction that they learned working for large offshore suppliers. Doesn't mesh well with current employees.
    - All the upper and middle management that made Allyis a great place to work and do business with have left or are in the process of leaving. As a result, many of the contractors are as well.
    - They are now a high-cost, set it and forget it shop.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    If you have morals and decent values this company is not acceptable.

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

    I worked at Allyis full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There are were some great co-workers.

    Cons

    Poor micromanaging. Lack of transparency. They would rather pay overtime than give another soul a full time job--this should be a crime. This is bringing down our economy's ability to overturn unemployment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put people in supervisor and management positions who aren't working at their brownie points all the time, and who focus on efficiency. Managers who encourage people to think creatively and push the envelope of success are always better than ones who are afraid they might lose their job to someone better than himself.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    After merger, outlook not good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    always provided good benefits, local, management always open with workers........except for merger. almighty dollar wins out apparently.

    Cons

    company acquired in august by offshore vendor who may ruin everything that made company a good place to work including local management, good benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be careful. company was well known as good place to work. some good people have already left. more could follow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Went from great to horrible

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

    I worked at Allyis

    Pros

    Family friendly people. Good Benefits.

    Cons

    Inbred mismanagement. Founders are great but did not surround themselves with good leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allyis

    Pros

    great benefits and work/life balance. Seem to really care about the employees

    Cons

    Too small to compete for business with larger agencies, especially for Microsoft business

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Place to Start, Not a Good Place to Stay

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allyis as a contractor

    Pros

    work life balance. Benefits are great. Good opportunities for entry level work.

    Cons

    Management and team leads are all a "good old boys" club, so groupthink is the norm. Employees are discouraged from interacting with the clients they work for. Instead, they are instructed to go through a ridiculous chain of command for simple issues. Scope of work seems to change on a whim with no logical rationale. Rather than encourage good work, management encourages cronyism and sucking up as metrics to aim for. No room for advancement at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay for good people rather than being cheap and hiring warm bodies off the street. Get rid of aging team "leads" for more innovative, intelligent people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Copywriter in Kirkland, WA
    Current Employee - Copywriter in Kirkland, WA

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

    Pros

    Great company culture; great people and flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Contract-based clients - so opportunities for advancement are based on that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    In my five years with Allyis, I was kept in steady work, and I would have gladly stayed had the budget allowed for it.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Allyis full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The senior management team truly has the best interests of their employees in mind, and the benefits, work life balance, salaries, and PTO prove that. This is a company that will support you during day-to-day job issues and life crises.

    Another positive is the review process and career growth opportunities, both of which are collaborative efforts between employee and manager. Having previously been a Microsoft FTE, I found this very refreshing and actually looked forward to my annual review.

    Cons

    Because the majority of the contracts come from Microsoft, Allyis is dependent on the budget trends; as goes Microsoft, so goes Allyis. The account management team is working to secure non-Microsoft projects, but for now they're still a Microsoft house.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be transparent with your employees, and devote more resources to securing non-MS projects.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Wonderful people, and involved management that promote a work-life balance.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kirkland, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kirkland, WA

    I have been working at Allyis full-time

    Pros

    Allyis attracts amazing people who are talented and dedicated. The management is highly communicative, involved, and dedicated to their employees.

    Cons

    Some learning pains in a tough economy, but still a generally positive atmosphere with the promise of growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep communicating!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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