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ALTEN Reviews

Updated May 24, 2017
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ALTEN Président Directeur Général Simon Azoulay
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  1. "Ok company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Developer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Developer in New York, NY

    I have been working at ALTEN full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some nice projects and flexible working time

    Cons

    The management needs to have frequent contact with employees

    Advice to Management

    Increase your contact with employees


  2. "Ok Company"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA

    I worked at ALTEN full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Management was easy to work with

    Cons

    No longer involved with my area of expertise


  3. "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Good pay
    - Growing opportunities

    Cons

    - Consultan industry so you can get moved around.


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  5. "Executive Business Administrator"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Business Administrator in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Executive Business Administrator in Troy, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ALTEN full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits are amazing! Very Flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Management needs to communicate more.


  6. "Startup Consulting"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    New small company, open to negotiation, good health plan

    Cons

    Mentorship, detached via staff aug engagement, lack of forward growth

    Advice to Management

    Guide employees with closer touch


  7. "Great opportunity with a very well funded and supported "start up""

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ALTEN full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent management - excellent team. Building a start up is exciting and frustrating at the same time - but ultimately exhilarating. Being in on the ground floor of building a new brand and US presence and redefining what it means to be a career consultant is super exciting.

    Cons

    We're starting from the beginning in a very competitive market - it's all about patience.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Big company but small company feel, they are just like a start-up in the US."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President of Business Development in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President of Business Development in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ALTEN full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Strong value proposition in product engineering, lack of strong sales structure in the US.

    Cons

    limited scale, limited vision, they are trying to cobble together capabilities from partners etc.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Concerned and effective management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ALTEN full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary
    Management
    diversity / assignments
    International mobility is easy

    Cons

    common to all consulting firms (assignements depend on customers and market health)

    Advice to Management

    more corporate events!


  10. "Alten"

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    Former Employee - Lead PHP Developer
    Former Employee - Lead PHP Developer

    I worked at ALTEN (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some good projects, really depends on the team you work with.

    Cons

    Management, RI, salary raise depends more on your personality than your skills.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "No support"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ALTEN full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    No one will ever contact you except to ask for your timesheet, if you like that sort of work environment.

    Cons

    No one will ever contact you except to ask for your timesheet. There is no support from management, and you are on your own if the contract customer decides to shift blame to you for their internal issues. I was never given any feedback on my performance (I was often not even given an assignment), and nearly all requests for information from my manager or my customer went unanswered.

    When I gave my resignation, I was told that I had to provide a month of notice. At the end of that month, they began to argue with me that I should not be paid for time during that month - if they did not want to pay me, why ask for a month of notice? I also was instructed to return my computer, but not given any information on who I should send it to or what address to put on the package... but it was still my responsibility to return it, somehow.

    I eventually moved on to find a real engineering job, where I would be given work to do rather than kept on a shelf as a potential future scapegoat.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that your contract management staff understand how to take responsibility for their contracts, rather than constantly dodging accountability with indirect answers.


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