Elliance

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Elliance Reviews

Updated December 6, 2014
Updated December 6, 2014
4 Reviews
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    Too Many Chief and not enough Indians

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Elliance full-time

    Pros

    Cool Space, Cool Boss, Smart People

    Cons

    Don't let one or two bad apples infest the whole work place. Everyone should be able to contribute.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to add a layer of Management so that work is distributed fairly AND more people feel appreciated. A lot of good people are leaving....

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Works for some

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Elliance

    Pros

    Warm ppl. Ideas welcomed. Approachable management.

    Cons

    Company can t deciede what it wants to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consolodate services and niche.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Nowhere to go but out.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Elliance full-time

    Pros

    Cool Space, Cool projects, work was exactly what I was looking for. Fresh coffee, great coworkers. Pets and family friendly. Casual dress, bar's are within walking distance. Some happy hours.

    Cons

    No room for advancement, no yearly employee reviews. When someone leaves, the work load is just added to the other people instead of finding someone new. Very thrifty, no sense of pride or camaraderie. Abysmal PTO and compensation schedule. (10 days) (Once a month)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring your friends and family and get management that actually cares about their employees well being. Have a yearly review and give raises without us having to ask. Don't let go of your superstars to save a few bucks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Striving-To-Be Creative Company Run By a Computer Scientist

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    Former Employee - Information Architect in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Information Architect in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Elliance

    Pros

    Flex Time. Cool Space. SEO Knowlege. On the river trail. The warmth/friendliness of the people is about 50/50. CEO is transparent with what is going on within the company.

    Cons

    Very waterfall. Collaboration is a very tricky thing. They are rooted in linguistics more than visual systems. Project Management on the production side is not interested at all in discovery or the IA/UX process. You must provide a complete package with no ambiguity to production. Once the hand-off is made, you will seldom be consulted and the PM becomes the usability expert in most cases because of time constraints. If you are consulted after hand-off, the PM has no patience to further discuss new solutions. Since the company is run by a computer scientist, what is allowed to cross over to other disciplines is highly frowned upon, so lateral problem solving is very limited and in most cases verbally discouraged. Do not expect to collaborate in the design and programming aspect of a project. You are an IA and that is it. People have been there a long time and have exploited the flex time deeply to the detriment of the margins. Make sure you only offer solutions within your domain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace creativity and not silo it. The best creative solutions is gained by open dialogue and freedom of expression. Open pathways to get insights from others.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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