Allytics Reviews

Updated January 5, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Good staff, weak management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Staff is friendly, helpful and smart

    Cons

    -Management provides limited feedback
    -Attempts to expand business beyond Microsoft have had minimal success
    -Low pay, limited benefits
    -Management worries more about the hours people sit in the office rather than their productivity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve morale by providing real benefits and support to the employees and treat your employees as adults.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. Avoid it at all costs, unless you need the experience

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

    I worked at Allytics full-time

    Pros

    If you have little to no marketing experience, Allytics will hire you and give you plenty of marketing project work and a Marketing Manager title. Good for your resume or if you're trying to get your foot in the door at Microsoft. If you have any experience, there are no pros - stay away.

    Cons

    Employees are paid below average. Trust doesn't exist. Salary increases are few and far between. Most employees are so miserable they simply get by, praying for opportunities to get out of the depressing Allytics office (referred by employees as "the morgue". ). Most are job searching. Turnover is high. If you're asked to work nights or weekends, there is zero appreciation. There is no compensation or commission awarded for business referrals. In fact, no thanks there either. The CEO is a salesman who consistently talks down to his employees and is known to belittle them in front of clients. The holiday bonus is an Amazon gift card that requires you to spend your own money in order to use it (given the tiny amount is below the minimum for free shipping). Management ignores employee feedback. Worse of all, perception is that the company is only out to make money at all costs, without focusing on employee or customer satisfaction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Motivate and invest in your employees and you'll be rewarded with increased revenue and client retention.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful

    Quite simply the worst place ive ever worked

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

    I worked at Allytics full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Hmmm. I cannot think of any pros, perhaps the only pro is that I left before the place totally ruined my ability to ever get another job.

    Cons

    Compensation is very low and not competitive. No opportunity for growth as management hardly cares for their employees. Company perks are the bare minimum, and the environment is dead quiet and depressing all the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care for your employees. treat them well with good benefits, better salaries, and perks and perhaps the quality of the work will be better than a group of school children.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Has fallen into the trap of being small but feeling big.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Support in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - IT Support in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    As a smaller company they still have a little bit of the family feeling but that has definitely gone away over the years and feels more like the controlling parents and creepy uncles. It's a good place to get your foot into the door but would not be my first choice.

    Cons

    It feels like there is a lack of loyalty to the employee at this company. A lot of people would look at this and wonder about the loyalty of the employee to the employer because this is definitely a two way street. Loyalty from both isn't just given, but once it's earned by one party it should become evident and work both ways. To be more specific, when an employee has put a lot of time into the company and performs well but receives nothing in return it's hard for the employee to feel any loyalty towards management.

    A return to the small company feeling would be a big bonus for Allytics(Ally Marketing). It would not be a bad decision for them to contact their former employees and ask what could be done to make their current employees happy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure the employees know that you care about them. This isn't fixed by doing small company events after work hours. It's fixed by your team managers, they need to build relationships with their teams and show that they care. Once this happens the teams will function much better and you can reward everyone. Remember to show everyone your appreciation for a job well done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Not at all recommended to anyone.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Allytics

    Pros

    If you are interested in working on Microsoft projects and if you are needing to gain experiences, this place offers great entry level position. Just don't expect them to pay you so well.

    Cons

    1. Management is in way over their head. The company consists of 20 to 40 people, but they want to apply Microsoft organization hierrachy to the team. Going from a flat organization where everyone gets along and works well together to applying hierarchy org chart that isolate team members and demote team morale.

    2. Recognition is extremely poor. Management seems to have their motto of "let's see how low we can pay them". You can put in all your hard work, and you will see no return. Management gives you arbitrary numbers on your reviews and lies to you about having talking to the project managers you work closely with.

    3. Poor leadership. I can undestand why the executive teams from much bigger firms are far removed from their employees. This place consists of 20 to 40 people, and most of the time, there are literally 15 employees in the office, but the management is far removed from the team. They have no idea what is going and who is doing what.

    4. Poor resource management. When the team complained about not having to much work and not enough resources on different projects. Instead of hiring more resources that would actually do the work, they hired more Program Managements. There are about 10 PMs and 20 employees that actually do the work.

    5. Provide no career growth. This makes sense because the management has no sense of directions. Most of the time, the COO and the Vice President sit in their office, either watching youtube or listening to loud music. The CEO actually does try to find work, and the Marketing VP does try to provide some sort of management to the marketing team. But other than that, no direction, no leadership, no respect for employees.

    6. The company provides no infrastructure for you to get your job done sucessfully. And when you communicate the needs, they simply dismissed your concerns or ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees, hire more resources not PMS, promote within, and scale back from all these crazy re-organization. An enterprise management doesn't work for a small team of company. Maybe when you have at least 100 to 200 employees, then you can start acting like one.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    The potential to be a great company...in time.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Allytics

    Pros

    1) A great group of people with a vast array of personality types.
    2) Fun atmosphere if you like to kick back with a beer or to BBQ.

    Cons

    1) Incorporating the Microsoft business model into an organization with less than 50 employees does not scale well and unfortunatley creates an environment with a fair amount of strategic ambiquity. This creates a situation where a lot of great ideas are missed or not acted upon until the window of opportunity has passed.

    2) The immediate goals of the organization do not scale well because of a lack of internal resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All the ingredients for an excellent organization are there. Scale back, recognize talent and set realistic goals. Going after everything and only getting halfway there is frustrating to everyone.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8. 4 people found this helpful

    My experience at Ally was about 70% negative, and I consider it to have been a huge waste of time.

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

    I have been working at Allytics

    Pros

    If you are someone who is interested in working with Microsoft, this would be a place to start.

    Cons

    There is no clear infrastructure, and poor leadership. Management often lies to the employees, and even more often, just doesn't tell them anything. Expectations are unclear, and it seems like the best way to get a promotion is to buddy up to the boss and say yes to everything he says. The owner doesn't like it when his employees disagree with him, and often takes credit for the ideas he does like. It is the strangest place I have ever worked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees aren't happy, and their work suffers for it. Get it together,or you are going to lose the talent that you have left.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    MS Vendor with some good people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

    I worked at Allytics

    Pros

    Good People who do good work

    Cons

    Not ready for prime time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More maturity needed, not a grown up business

    Doesn't Recommend
  10. Good for resume builder, bad for my well-being

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

    I worked at Allytics

    Pros

    There is a variety of projects and it's a great stepping stone to get somewhere worthwhile.

    Cons

    This is not a place you want to stay. There is no clear vision at Ally and management is not paying attention. The ones that do the actual work get pushed down, are paid poorly, and are not praised. While management is going through constant promotions and bonuses, the workers are cleaning up the mess.

    As soon as there is a potential for advancement, another PM is hired on to keep you where you're at. The overhead on projects is not conducive to good work. It takes a large chunk of time and money to get anything off the ground.

    I have never worked for a company that makes their employees feel so insignificant and undervalued. The work suffers because there is no incentive or motivation to do better.

    There has been a constant turnover of employees for the last two years. There are only about 5-10 that have been there more than 2 years.

    DON'T work here. You'll regret it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start paying attention to what employees are saying. Look around you and notice poor management.The ones you should be promoting and praising are the ones bending over backward to get the work done. You will lose the talent to get the work done if you don't change your approach. You need to let go of all the processes and let the work happen and trust your employees. Stop micromanaging.

    Doesn't Recommend

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