There are newer employer reviews for alliantgroup, LP

11 people found this helpful  

Mistake of accepting position and working there for as long as I did.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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

Drinking was allowed at the office. Worked with individuals around my age. Unlimited sodas. Food during the tax seasons.

Cons

Drinking was allowed at the office. Expect to be present at every company event outside of work hours, regardless of personal matters or previous engagements. Too much slacking off during hours. Gossip went around like wildfire.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need to reevaluate yourself, other management personal and the individuals currently working there.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

125 Other Employee Reviews for alliantgroup, LP (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1. 14 people found this helpful  

    Churn and Burn Company - They take advantage of the bad economy to hire anyone

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

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

    Pros

    Before you start please look at all the positive reviews. They all have a similar “CON”s
    - Fast Paced
    - Need more people
    - Hard Work

    The Pro's are ridiculous. No company on glassdoor has those amazing reviews. RED FLAG.

    - These are 100% fake accounts created by the 3-4 person marketing team to hopefully sway people on the fence to start.
    - BE CAREFUL.
    - Before making a decision look at all the reviews and see the ones that have unique details. - People spend time to write these because they are trying to let NEW people know what to expect. They DON'T GET PAID so they get no benefit in writing a negative responses unlike the "marketing team".

    All comments are for jobs on the Implementation side.

    You get a job and a laptop.
    You get your cell phone bill paid.
    You get to hang out with mostly cool people who are young and energetic
    You get free food during tax season.
    Free sodas
    $5 credit for lunch at the cafeteria
    Site Visits to different parts of the US
    3-5 company parties involving free food and drinks and prizes
    Good tax lawyers that know the R&D tax credit
    You can advance if you are a “yes” woman and love to brown nose senior management
    You get to go to free movies, dinners, if you are favored and a rising star.
    You can put tax consulting on your resume ( somewhat helpful if you are right out of college).
    You may even get to go to go on free secret trips to Vegas, if you are deemed a pretty girl with a “yes” attitude, by upper management.

    Cons

    Daily Life

    + To advance in this company, you have to believe in every decision, email, announcement, etc. that they make, no matter how unprofessional, or ridiculous.
    + They will ask for your feedback, but it is really a test to see if you are on board.
    + You have to be at work 10-12 hour days minimum, to get noticed and possibly get a raise.
    + Late night training sessions (after 6-7 pm), and 1 and 1s with whoever is your mentor and maybe her supervisor.
    + They still expect you to know and learn everything while working on client files = LONG DAYS and NIGHTS.
    + They will burn you out. It is like a law firm and they will give you a hard time for leaving early.
    + Extremely high turnover. This applies to new hires as well as employees who have been there for years.
    + Management has favorites, and they aren't shy about letting everyone know who they are.
    + They bill you at out at $200-400 per hour but pay you about 40-60K = $35-40 per hour DOE.
    + “Look at me” emails sent monthly to weekly.
    == Everyone has to reply to all and say “You are amazing”, “ Wouldn't expect less from you”, == “Way to be a leader”, and more half hearted words of praise.
    == These flood your inbox making it harder to actually do real work.
    == They are awkward at best and annoying after your 5th.
    + Structure of the company is in constant change. Directors who fall out of favor will be demoted, removed from their office and basically embarrassed. Sometimes there will be 5 directors then 2 then 7.

    Directors and Assistant Directors

    + Most are Hard headed and demeaning to their staff. However, they have their faves and they get better treatment
    + Do not know how to manage people
    + Live for the power trip and brown nosing they get on a daily basis from their staff.
    + They promote those people
    + Work over 12-14 hour days even during non peak times.
    + Shows how much they value their life and their staffs

    Owners

    + Do not understand their own workforce nor do they actually care
    + They are blinded by their early success, egos and money they rake in from YOUR work

    Promotions

    + Your fate is decided by a round table of upper management usually about 8-9 people and your immediate director (She better love you).
    + They rank you against your peers. It is based on about 70% personal likes, office friendships and agreeability; and about 30% actual performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    G ive raises sooner than later, if someone shows potential.
    F orget trying to manage. Hire external management company to handle daily tasks.
    Y ou created a company try and make it grow.

    This is really a pointless area, especially for this company, since Management thinks they know everything and has never cared what anyone else says.

    They can’t hide the truth with 50-80% company yearly turnover rate. End of the day this company is the most “suck up” company I have ever seen. However, if you like that atmosphere, and having absolutely no personal life, then you will be in heaven, and probably get promoted fairly quickly.

    I hope this helps all potential new employees make better decisions.

    NOTE: Tax Controversy Services (TCS), Audit, Quality Control (QC) and Business Development teams are other departments that appear to not be as bad, but I wouldn't know from direct experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Driven to be the best of the best

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

    I have been working at alliantgroup, LP full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It is absolutely amusing to me to see some of these negative reviews. When you work here, you are told up front that there are longer hours. This is not an 8-5 job, and the directors and owners are clear that alliantgroup is for the elite consulting minded, client service minded professionals that want to get a seat at the table. If you want to check in and check out, you will hate it here. If you like to work hard, not wait a year for 2-3% raise that is across the board, and you want to be rewarded for what you put in the firm, you will love it.

    Also, working with young, very intelligent people is a nice plus. Average age in the firm is around 30. Makes the parties really fun. Casual work environment, office pranks, paid lunch, and lots of firm outings.

    Bottom line, if you want a 'job' and not a 'career' do not apply. If you are looking for a company that you can hang out in the corner and not be noticed, do not apply. If you are money motivated, this is the place to be.

    Cons

    -A lot of young managers who need management training, but they are working on this.
    - Due to growth, the office is pretty tight and it gets pretty loud, but we are moving into a new building.
    -Paid lunch is a nice perk, but the food is not that great. Needs salt bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep hiring more senior level managers to help with day to day management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for alliantgroup, LP

Worked for alliantgroup, LP? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.