ALTEN Reviews

Updated Jul 11, 2020

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ALTEN Président Directeur Général Simon Azoulay
Simon Azoulay
411 Ratings
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  1. "Great opportunity with a very well funded and supported "start up""

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ALTEN full-time for 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.

  2. "Working for Alten"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer Consultant in Greensboro, NC
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ALTEN full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Work opportunities available. Nice work environment

    Cons

    Management's lack of vision to employees engagement and their development

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  3. "Decent one"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Consultant in Troy, MI

    I worked at ALTEN full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Linient with employees Freedom to choose customers

    Cons

    Large communication Lapses Improper structure of the management

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  4. "Overall good"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Validation Engineer in Troy, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ALTEN full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Training, guidance, project, off work activities

    Cons

    Overtime paid, but no cons with Alten

  5. Helpful (3)

    "This Contract house is garbage"

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Engineer in Milford, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ALTEN full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I would try to think of a few, but they have left such a bad taste in my mouth that there isn't anything good about them

    Cons

    Wages are not competitive compared to other contract houses Never keep in contact with contract employees, at one point wasn't contacted by anyone for over a year Always come up with excuses for why they can not give out raises Always find a way to make something your fault, even when it isn't Feel taken advantaged of because I was hired right out of college and did not know what a decent wage was for the market because of lack of information on it Very greedy people Honestly work for aerotek, these people don't know what they are doing

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  6. Helpful (3)

    "There are other consultancy companies in the market. They are better."

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Consultant in Troy, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ALTEN full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Possibility of a good project to be contracted off to as this is a consultant company.

    Cons

    The management is unaffected by the employee's concerns. They are unaware of what the employee does once contracted off to a company and only bother to care about the employee when they threaten to leave or the income isn't favorable. Policy changes are random and untimely; often affect the employee which doesn't make any difference to the employer. Pay is also at the lower end compared to other companies. Office politics often sours the experience too.

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    "Poor Communication"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Consultant in Troy, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ALTEN full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You generally work whatever your customer assignment works.

    Cons

    Poor communication between Managers at the same office. You get told one thing by the person you report to and their superior says something totally different. Don't believe them when they say they will pay you while looking for a new assignment if your assignment ends. I gave them two pages of opportunities to follow up on and they did nothing, then suddenly let me go in two weeks. They never told me my actual last day of employment, I found out because HR approached me about it. They will even break up your last check so you only receive one week of pay.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good projects but salaries under market average"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Configuration Management Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ALTEN full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nice work environment, good projects

    Cons

    salary is low, managers don't care about their people.

  9. "You get support but they pay less"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Toledo, OH

    I have been working at ALTEN full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Enough trainings, relocation is provided

    Cons

    You get low salary than average

  10. Helpful (14)

    "worst company to work for"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ALTEN full-time

    Pros

    i cannot find any pros

    Cons

    - the management is appalling and they bully staff into doing what they want - poor pay -mostly French speakers with poor English -the management make people redundant as soon as the client's contract comes to an end - mostly junior roles badly paid - business managers make a fat commission on junior staff and do not pay them well - no benefits, statutory holidays only - managers with huge egos who only worry about their own career development and take advantage of consultants

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