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16 English questions out of 16

December 2, 2019

Does Alder offer any other benefits?

Pros

Great work environment with sweet perks.

Cons

Parking can be difficult at times.

Great work environment with sweet perks.

December 2, 2019

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November 18, 2018

Does Alder offer paid time off?

Pros

They listened to what I had to say because of my past experience and took into play all my ideas. I felt very valued there.

Cons

PTO is available only after working a year there.

PTO is available only after working a year there.

November 18, 2018

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January 27, 2020

What kind of career opportunities exist at Alder?

Pros

Free lunch on Friday, flexible hours

Cons

If I could give zero stars I would. Constant lies about pay and commission. Horrible Management that doesn't keep their promises. Executives are only worries about the sales and lie to customers. Doesn't care about employees and is only money driven. Shady business practices. I despise this company. No benefits whatsoever. No opportunity for advancement.

Advice to Management

Don't give empty promises or set false expectations with your employees. When you set new expectations abide by them and don't go back on your word when you realize it's not in your best benefit.

No opportunity for advancement.

January 27, 2020

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July 8, 2018

How is management perceived at Alder?

Pros

Pretty much have complete freedom to do what you want, as long as the job is getting done. I work out of my home 1000 miles away from corporate, so I don’t hear from management too much maybe once a week or so. The company has kept their word on everything they promised me when I started, nothing more, nothing less. The pay is decent for the easy work that is performed. I like it here overall. They say they will work around your schedule.

Cons

First there aren’t any benefits at ALL! They don’t even help you set an IRA. The company can be very un-organized at times, and make a lot of last minute decisions. It can seem like the “Wild West” sometimes, in a sense of you just have to make your decisions a lot, and hope management is okay with it at the end of the day, because you can’t get a hold of anyone. The company is going to through growing pains right now, so the people who are in lower management are constantly changing roles and job duties. Inventory is a problem here, they will send you plenty of what you don’t need for jobs and not near enough of what you do need, leaving you in a bad situation sometimes. Don’t really count on having any sort of life Monday-Friday, the end of the work week is more of a blessing than you know. They hire a lot of part time installers that are terrible at their jobs, and they don’t seem to really care. It may sound dumb, but I wish they had performance reviews.

Advice to Management

Get a quality control guy, for installs and service. Management seems a bit over whelmed, might want to add a few more positions to lighten their load, I’d be glad to have one of them.

It can seem like the “Wild West” sometimes, in a sense of you just have to make your decisions a lot, and hope management is okay with it at the end of the day, because you can’t get a hold of anyone.

July 8, 2018

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July 18, 2018

Is Alder a good company to work for?

Pros

The people and environment are tough to beat.

Cons

People are generally paid below market value and there are no benefits.

The people and environment are tough to beat.

July 18, 2018

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