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Amazing Internship opportunity

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Current Employee - Cognitive Scientist Associate  in  Mesa, AZ
Current Employee - Cognitive Scientist Associate in Mesa, AZ

I have been working at Alion

Pros

Extremely flexible work schedule,

remote work that is actually effective and painless no real difficulties involved by being a remote employee

Interesting projects

Cons

Lacking in benefits for half time workers

As this is a government contracting agency can be difficult to secure funding

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The orientation for remote workers kind of throws you to the wolves, as HR assumes you are going to be tied into a local group, it's not horrific but it takes some getting used to

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    it has been ok

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Alion

    Pros

    I love working with program manager and peer

    Cons

    No recogizie for when you do a good job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to your employee about changes and different things that might work

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    Alion work environment

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Alion

    Pros

    Alion is involved in a variety of technical consulting opportunities, mostly in the defense industries. It grew rapidly by acquisition, and has a large set of services for the Navy and other government agencies. As with most consulting companies, the management is hierarchical, but has some employee owned features. The company is typically organized in relation to projects associated with longer-term government contracts. As a technical consultant there may be limited opportunities to rise in the management hierarchy. But technical consulting competence and relationships with clients is well recognized. There is a good esprit de corps among the consultants and a good deal of attention to employee welfare. Alion does emphasize skills development and pays for educational opportunities and development that may enhance technical and managerial skills.

    Cons

    The company is highly distributed in relation to its different locations and projects. There is relatively little communication across managerial divisions in relation to the ordinary levels of consulting support. Because of its rapid growth and related expensive acquisitions, line is under some financial pressure to meet predicted revenue and profit targets. Possible constraints on defense industry growth amay have effects on Alion's growth, hiring, and promotional opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There seems to be little strategic analysis of the existing competencies, which can and need to be leveraged across divisions. While the emphasis on business development in terms of contract wins is important, the future of any consulting organization depends upon developing and leveraging specialized skills and capabilities that differentiate it from the competition. Alion needs to do more in terms of identifying these existing high-value competencies, and growing these capabilities in terms of skills development and hiring strategies.

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