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Helpful (1)

Good staff, weak management

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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)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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 Management

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Not at all recommended to anyone.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Allytics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    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 Management

    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.

  2. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Allytics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    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 Management

    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.

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