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Alion Reviews

Updated September 27, 2018
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  1. "Great co-workers within Alion science"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alion full-time

    Pros

    Great support to off-site employees

    Cons

    Salary is lower than expected


  2. "Decent Culture, low pay & benefits"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Norfolk, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    treated decently, company is on the upswing

    Cons

    low pay with many contracts locked into low annual increases
    not many chances for promotions

  3. "Good Benifits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alion full-time

    Pros

    401K, Education Assistance, Flex Time

    Cons

    Middle Managment does not empower employees


  4. "Sr CAD Designer"

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    Former Employee - Senior CAD Designer in Port Hueneme, CA
    Former Employee - Senior CAD Designer in Port Hueneme, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alion full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good place to work, good benfits

    Cons

    a bit small office at Port Hueneme, CA work as cuntractor for Naval Base

    Advice to Management

    Have a program to gain more experience specially for entry level positions.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Just a job"

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    Former Employee - Just A Job
    Former Employee - Just A Job
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alion full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are really good and PTO was decent.

    Cons

    No work life balance , lack of appreciation and recognition for employees who are actually doing their job, no support from upper management, and no accountability for those that aren't doing their work due to outside personal relationships. Management picks who they want to promote and retain.

    Advice to Management

    Don't reprimand employees that are doing their jobs. Support and defend your employees. If you are technology company allow employees to telework to provide work life balance as long the work is being done. Consistent recognition for dealing with difficult customers goes a long way.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Solid benefits, questionable workplace culture."

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    Former Employee - Software Design Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Software Design Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits package is decent, schedule is somewhat flexible, leniency with PTO.

    Cons

    Virtually no potential for advancement or raises, project leads operate on intimidation, negative workplace culture.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "It was merely just a job...."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work environment is pleasant. Coworkers are friendly and knowledgeable.

    Cons

    Very lean company. Do not expect raises or bonuses. I worked there for nearly 5 years and never got more than a cost of living raise despite excellent performance reviews. No real opportunity for promotion. It was nothing more than a job, not a career.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your talent what they are worth if you want them to stick around.

  8. "A Good Place To Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alion full-time

    Pros

    The people, the work environment, the work.

    Cons

    Lack of company events for the community


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Best Company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management, work life balance, benefits, peers, education, training, support

    Cons

    There are no cons I can think of.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Worst company ever."

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    Current Employee - Biologist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Biologist in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Alion (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are none. Too many management people with no experience. Does not give raises or even acknowledge other areas that aren't DOD.

    Cons

    Management, pay rate, too consumed and worried about time cards. What idiot came up with the time keeping system here and it would be nice to actually get paid on or near a holiday.

    Advice to Management

    Before you hire some idiot to manage an environmental contract, make sure they have actual experience. My manager is about like the absent minded professor.


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