alliantgroup, LP

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14 people found this helpful  

alliantgroup is a frat house!! All Previous Favorable Reviews Were Internal Propaganda!!

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Houston, TX
Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX

Pros

$5 lunch credit to the cafeteria
Free pop from the vending machine
Dinner catered in so that you have to/must work late
Monthly birthday cake parties
Training new people, because it's a turnstile, most every new employee catches on 6 month into the job.

Cons

The expectation to work ridiculous hours per week. There is no work life balance!

"Work hard play hard", for who, not me and my group! Management plays hard, playing on their Xbox while we are working late hours!

You start off working 50 hours per week. Gradually, that gets accelerated to minimum 12 hour days with 6 day work weeks. You might even be given a guilt trip to work Sundays.

You will be expected to communicate all the time while you are on vacation or even during religious holidays!

Your pay will be below average. Good luck with any pay raises or reviews.

Bonuses are discretionary and if you are fortunate to get one, it might be paid to you in pennies.

Ever saw Animal House? This place is a close second. Jeans and a polo shirt is the dress code.

Completely classless company considering the industry. Their reputation speaks volumes about them. Just search the company and lawsuits, there are many!

Have this job on your resume will not help your career.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Upper management needs to stop driving their high end cars, step away from their big screen TVs in their offices, stop the games and ridicule! Get in the office the same business hours you expect from your employees!!!

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 11 people found this helpful  

    You'll be looking for a new job within 6 months

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

    Pros

    Free lunches during tax season
    Alcohol

    Cons

    Turnover is very high. If you're not part of the "in" crowd or enjoying the "company" of management you won't be moving up the corporate ladder. Salary sucks for the amount of hours you work. No real room for career advancement. Senior management makes a ton of money but doesn't pay out to those actually doing the work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bump pay for everyone and quit lining your own pockets. Maybe get some actual hierarchy in the company and have quarterly reviews with employees so they can figure out how they are actually doing throughout the year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 14 people found this helpful  

    Would not recommend

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Associate in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Depending on the group you are placed in, this job would not be any worse than working at a Big 4 firm. If you play the game correctly, you can be promoted very quickly. You will learn a lot and the work is interesting. If you graduated with a liberal arts degree, this may be one of the better jobs available. If you like to travel, this is also a plus. I was out of the office 40% of the time.

    Cons

    Best case scenario, you work 100+ hours during tax season and 80 rest of the year. The downside is alliantgroup is not looked at in a favorable light by most accounting firms. Part of this is due to lack of recognition (due to size) and part of this is alliantgroup has been involved in numerous lawsuits and disputes with reputable accounting firms. alliantgroup tries to emulate the Big 4 accounting firm practice of bringing in a ton of people and weeding them out. Unfortunately there are not companies lined up to hire those people afterwords like with the Big 4 firms. Once you leave this company (I promise you will dream of this day as soon as you hit 6 months) don't expect for other employers to value the experience you received at alliantgroup.

    There is also a strict hierarchy here. If you are hired as a project associate, be prepared to be talked to by the directors and associates. Double if you are hired on as Admin position. alliantgroup started a group for client relation experts while I was working there. This group is the worst. They have direct access to the owner of the company and their role is basically to act as informants within the company. They don't understand the tax credits are calculated but are higher on the food chain then associates and project associates. Management is very young and unprofessional. Be prepared for a lot of gossip and backstabbing. Part of this is also not management’s fault, since they are also project managers for a large number of projects and have not had a life outside of work for years.

    If you cannot find any other job elsewhere is the only reason I would consider taking a position at this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people to actually manage. Get rid of the client relation experts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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