XLA

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XLA Reviews

Updated December 8, 2014
Updated December 8, 2014
17 Reviews
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17 Reviews
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  1.  

    good

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    Former Employee - Program Support in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Program Support in Washington, DC

    I worked at XLA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    nice people, good benefits and location

    Cons

    i don't have any negatives

  2.  

    Make your employees look forward to coming to work for you

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at XLA full-time

    Pros

    CEO is a delightful individual with a real passion for growing the company.
    Many co-workers were eager to make you feel like home and participate.
    The company has a fabulous give back to the community group working with children and supporting food banks.

    Cons

    Really need a Director of Business Development to make strategic, economical, client facing decisions while considering resources. This is not the appropriate job function of the COO whose main focus is growing the company financially.
    Employee benefits were reduced while prices were raised. Work-Life balance does not exist.
    Most employees were articulating their dismay with the new policies and procedures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Money should have been spent on employee benefits, not office space upgrades.
    Value and or consider the opinions of your highly intelligent employees. They were hired for their expertise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    ALON Review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, VA

    I worked at XLA full-time

    Pros

    Open to exposing employees to new areas - I was hired for a different position than I ended up in - which helped me tremendously.
    Free insurance.
    Pretty cool owner of the company.
    Came in late - they didn't bother me.

    Cons

    Doesn't seem to be open to allowing raises before 1 year mark, even at their own best interest.
    Management was not very knowledgeable at the time of my employ about the position they had me in or what I was doing (at least not my managers' manager)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None - the company has since merged - I wouldn't think that anything that happened previously applies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not a Good Company to work..

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Lorton, VA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Lorton, VA

    I worked at XLA full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They offer you the good money.

    Cons

    Not a good company, do not trust the management, work for the company two weeks in DHS facility, and all of sudden got text from the program manager, "your position on the contract was eliminated" with absolutely NO reason and explanation.
    In 15 year of my career never seen such a unprofessioanal management. highly, highly not recommended.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please take care of rest of you employees, and be proffesional

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Just a normal gov contractor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at XLA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    IF you need a job it is ok, but it depends a lot on the work site.

    Cons

    Poor project management, and not much in the way of corporate culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good Company that cares about the people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at XLA

    Pros

    Benefits, flexibility, great people. Excited about the move to Tysons

    Cons

    In treating the people great they sometimes forget about the management teams needs

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people with lots of experience and fun personalities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at XLA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Small Business feel for a large business. Fun group of passionate people and a lot of transparency by senior management.

    Cons

    Not a ton of professional development programs in place yet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working with XLA was the best contracting company I ever worked for. Great benefits!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Office Management Specialist in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Office Management Specialist in Washington, DC

    I worked at XLA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, The best Christmas parties and cruise ships and really nice people.

    Cons

    Did not do a good job with placing me with another Bureau.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Could do a better with reaching out to your employees that are waiting to be placed with jobs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    What they don't know won't hurt us.... Head em up... Move em out.... These aren't the Droids you are looking for......

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at XLA

    Pros

    Benefits were good, salary was ok....

    Cons

    Company seemed unwilling to remedy situations where there was blatant signs of employee hostility. Seemed more willing to cover it up when it was reported. Some individuals were put into PM positions without apparent necessary skillsets. PMs at times were dishonest and lacked integrity when it came to letting employees know when their task orders or contracts were coming to an end.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make integrity a prerequisite before putting PMs in place...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Felt more like a body shop than a consulting firm (as an ALON employee)

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC

    I worked at XLA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed the team that I worked with and my client was fantastic. The client saw us as an extension of themselves and not just "contractors".

    Cons

    Alon (I can't speak to what XL Alon is like now) did not have a teleworking policy. Corporate HR seemed more interested in protecting the company than supporting the employees. It felt like they cared about hiring people to fill positions than they did hiring the right person with the right skillset. There was a great deal of turn over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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