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Nero fiddled while Rome burned

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Former Employee - IT Specialist  in  Houston, TX
Former Employee - IT Specialist in Houston, TX

I worked at alliantgroup, LP full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Fringe benefits are alright. Health insurance for employee is paid by employer, company subsidizes lunch in cafeteria downstairs up to $5/day, free drinks in the soda machines in the office, and 'treats' such as ice cream or other goodies occur infrequently throughout the year (but particularly during tax seasons).

Cons

There are two main problems with accepting a job here: ridiculous turnover rates among employees, and ridiculous working hours. Let's look at them separately. Turnover is higher here than any other company for which I've worked; the average 'life expectancy' of an incoming associate in the production departments is about six months, with a high number of people burning out even before then. Rather than address the problems that cause this turnover, management just assumes that they can 'out-hire' the problem, and commonly hires more people than they need with the expectation that some people will filter out shortly thereafter. The second problem - the crazy working hours - feeds the first. Outside of tax seasons (that is, April 15 through August 1, and October 15 through February 1), fifty to sixty hour work weeks are considered standard. During tax seasons, the expected hours can reach as high as sixteen hour days, with weekends as well! While some people can handle these hours, and can potential rise a few rungs on the corporate ladder here, I would never recommend to someone I like that they accept a job here. Starting salaries are also comically low for fresh graduates, and only becomes a little bit better for people with advanced degrees such as a masters' or law degree. Finally, the business itself seems to be dependent in large part upon a few sections of the US tax code, which if reformed or removed, would cause the company to no longer be a 'going concern' in a very short amount of time.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Treat employees better, show some respect for the rank-and-file, and try to not 'show off' the excesses such as the CEO's Ferrari.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 13 people found this helpful  

    Probably the worst company to work for in Houston

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    Former Employee - Associate Director  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Houston, TX

    I worked at alliantgroup, LP full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lasting friendships even after you quit or get fired.
    Vending machines
    Free Food during tax season

    Cons

    -Favortism
    -Overworked for absolutely nothing
    -High Turnover
    -I had employees who work there, tell me not to work for the company when i was interviewing; i even had a director tell me that i should not trust anyone at the company and pointed out who i should and should not talk to - uh, what is this high school?
    -HR has even quit - if they're so amazing, why is the HR team quitting?
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    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your motto is "Job Creation" but yet you have the highest turnover ever - it doesn't make sense. You should also re-evaluate your standard of ethics, especially since you're dealing with small to mid sized companies and their confidential tax information; one may have nothing to do with the other but you should consider your character to be the real ruling on that concept.
    If all your data entry and marketing team can think of to sway someone's decision to work here is "vending machines and free food" as the pros - you have a bigger problem and answers your question why your turnover is so high and they never mention it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 11 people found this helpful  

    Just there for billable hours for the managers

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    Former Employee - Project Associate  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Associate in Houston, TX

    I worked at alliantgroup, LP full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Anyone can get hired!! All you need is college education (not even that, probably) and you are in the door. If you can manage to work 80 hours a week, you will most likely get promoted, as well.

    Cons

    There is no leadership or meaningful training. All you do is sit in front of a computer and pretend to look busy if anyone walks by.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clear goal-oriented plan in place for new hires and much more training is needed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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