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  1. "Small company with large client base."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ALI Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good access to customers to obtain requirements.
    Daily scrum meetings, code reviews and automated build environment produces strong applications.
    Development and QA work very well together

    Cons

    Client project managers did not understand application.
    Lower than standard salaries

    Advice to Management

    Better communication regarding roadmap and direction to individual contributors.


  2. "Challenging and fun"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends

    Pros

    People are great. Flexibility in managing my schedule. Encouraged to work with others or in groups to do "the right thing". Great place if you are good at working freely to meet deadlines (not so good if you need a list laid out for you). Every idea is considered - easy to make change in process or products if you want to. You feel like you have helped someone every day - good feeling.

    Cons

    Run like a start-up company, which means not a lot of hand-holding or direction. You jump in and learn a lot with support of your team. Most work is team based, so you get a lot of direction at level. Sometimes there are long hours - especially when you are first learning or if there is a deadline

    Advice to Management

    more public recognition

  3. "Alright"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX

    Pros

    Good colleagues to work with

    Cons

    Lack of direction to decide


  4. ""Good place to work""

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great co-workers, good place to work
    People willing to work hard to get the job done
    Co-workers are always willing to share their technical knowledge

    Cons

    Communication between different departments can be difficult at times, but is improving
    Long hours may be required to meet deadlines

    Advice to Management

    Introduce employees to different departments of the company to give insight into other roles.


  5. "Underpaid and overworked for all employees except management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    -Casual office attire (jeans)
    -Small company - less than 50 employees
    -Good health insurance benefits
    -Able to work from home if necessary
    -In Austin

    Cons

    -Project teams and tech teams are understaffed, overworked, and underpaid.
    -Salaries across the board are at least 15k below industry standards. High turnover--many people left the company for higher paying positions

    Management is spotty at best--managers are personal friends with some staff so bias may be an issue. Project managers frequently leave early (at 3pm to play golf), take personal calls (for several hours during the work day), and often behave unprofessionally with both the project team and clients.

    Advice to Management

    Cut the fat from the budget and hire more staff. Bad behavior shouldn't go unpunished simply because an employee has worked at the company for several years or has a personal relationship with managers. Pay employees better. Don't post job ads understating job responsibilities and overstating pay.