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Executive Hell

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Former Employee - Internal Sales in Egham, England (UK)
Former Employee - Internal Sales in Egham, England (UK)

I worked at Allen Systems Group full-time (less than an year)

Pros

Great people - Training was amazing. My line manager was great. This company could of been great, but CEO does not allow it to be great.

Cons

CEO Mr Art Allen - only cares for himself and his private jet. In UK we were told to take a voluntary day off so in short 4 working days per week. I believe in US it was mandatory, yes economic down turn, the employees will do their best to support the company, however did it make sense when Mr Allen goes around the world in his private Jet? not to mention his $40 million house?

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Quit until Art Allen does!

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    One of the last out in UK

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    Former Employee - Technical Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Technical Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Allen Systems Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Once the CRM system is mastered, you can then work the system. Otherwise you're watched like a hawk. It seems more important to tick boxes the CRM demands than to actually achieve your specific work targets,
    New hire training in Naples was a hoot if you enjoy yourself out of work time.

    Cons

    Still techincally on 4 day week (or 20% salary reduction) but not mandatory in UK.
    Some of the emails Mr Allen (you have to call him that) are verging on the insane. He was demanding that nobody voted for Obama, and the threat was job losses. Is this really allowed in USA?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Cushy job for people with no ambition

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Allen Systems Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great working environment
    Flexibility in work conditions
    Good management within development environments

    Cons

    No Job Security
    CEO tends to send threatening emails to workforce(e.g.vote republican or you'll lose your job)
    Demoralised Staff working 4 day weeks.
    Office Politics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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