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Alion CEO Steve Schorer
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  1. Mechanical Engineer

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mc Lean, VA

      I have been working at Alion part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      - Laid back - Professional - Work with quality people

      Cons

      - Must be a self starter

    • Could be great if advancement was possible

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      Current Employee - Accounting 
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Alion full-time

      Pros

      good pay, convenient location, good work life balance, easy work

      Cons

      no opportunity to grow, develop new skills, learning or advancement. understaffed team. Lack of company wide or team collaboration. too many manual processes. No challenging project, task, or analysis. No communication from management within and outside department. No reward or praise for jobs well done.

      Advice to Management

      Hire more staff and give opportunities for advancement. Communicate with staff monthly on projects and allow staff volunteering to work the projects. Reward, praise, and promote, when someone has gone above what is expected.

      Alion Response

      January 18, 2019

      Thank you for your feedback. To make improvements, we will have to make changes. Alion Science & Technology is creating a team of visionary leaders. We understand change is hard, but we have identified those company impacting denominators and began to reshape our organization ...

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    • intimidating manager

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      Former Employee - Engineer in Albuquerque, NM
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Alion full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      nothing, the first week you would figure out it is not the right place

      Cons

      One of the manager is very intimidating by not assigning work to employee, so the employee would not have a proper charge code to charge for money. The manager has poor technical skills and does not have good ideas about how much time the task he assigns would take. Once an employee reported to HR, end up being put in absent leave, finally sued the company. The company always can not get enough business they constantly...

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      Advice to Management

      The company should really hire some decent managers with decent experiences, instead of just use some one with poor management skills and little experiences, just because they are much cheaper.

      Alion Response

      February 4, 2019

      Hello. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are sorry that your experience at Alion Science & Technology did not match our intention of being an outstanding place of employment. We take your feedback seriously and would like to address all of the ...

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    • Good fresh out of college starter job

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Alion full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      The flexible work hours are nice. It's a good place to gain experience fresh out of college but get out if you can find something else.

      Cons

      Shady when it comes to promotions and raises. Lower level employees don't have much opportunity to grow within the company.

      Advice to Management

      Employees are subjected to so much additional work not included in job description (especially when other members of the team leave) and we are not being compensated fairly. Advice to Management: If you want to retain good employees, treat them fairly.

      Alion Response

      January 22, 2019

      Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are sorry that your experience at Alion Science & Technology did not match our intention of being an outstanding place of employment. We take your feedback seriously and will be addressing all the places we missed ...

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    • Overall a very good company

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Alion full-time

      Pros

      Benefits and pay are somewhat higher in some fields.

      Cons

      More overtime if it’s available

    • You are just a warm body to fulfill a contract requirement

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Alion full-time

      Pros

      There are many positions available all the time so no worry of layoffs. They need warm bodies like I said.

      Cons

      Very limited room for growth. Raises and bonuses are none or laughable. You are just a warm body they can sell to the government and make profit from. Expensive out of pocket health care expenses.

      Alion Response

      December 20, 2018

      Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are sorry that your experience at Alion Science & Technology did not match our intention of being an outstanding place of employment. We are committed to creating a transparent and collaborative environment for ...

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      If I could I would score this company at a zero

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      Current Employee - Chemist in Atlanta, GA
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Alion full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      There are no benefits for working for this company. No employee recognition and mailing out Alion trinkets is useless. This entire company is consumed with time cards being submitted on time. Forecasting time should be against the law.

      Cons

      Managers are ignorant. My manager does nothing, knows nothing about procedures or policies. What good is an end of the year bonus if it comes after the holidays.

      Advice to Management

      Hire qualified people with experience. Pay contractors more, worked for this crappy company for over 10 years and never compensated fairly.

      Alion Response

      December 19, 2018

      Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are sorry that your experience at Alion Science & Technology did not match our intention of being an outstanding place of employment. We are committed to creating a transparent and collaborative environment for ...

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    • Great management

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      Current Employee - Software Developer 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Alion full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Flex time Objective oriented jobs No micromanaging Autonomy Work from home occasionally

      Cons

      Restricted development environment Communication strategies are still evolving.

      Advice to Management

      Weigh advice given by others not just by position their but also by experience, and subject knowledge.

    • Good Starting Place

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Alion full-time

      Pros

      Good place to start and get experience

      Cons

      High Turnover rate from longer term employees

      Advice to Management

      pay your people better; give raises.

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      Graveyard for your Career

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

      I have been working at Alion full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Paycheck that shows up on an erratic schedule that reflects the financial struggles. Good starting point if you lack any experience and are willing to work on the cheap. Use the company while they use you then leave for any number of better companies.

      Cons

      AI focus...really? Corporate will not spend $$ on basic software and hardware needs. Yearly raised will range from 0 to 1% (Great if I lived in some 3rd world country). Managers are unqualified and occasionally unhinged with their temper tantrums. CEO and Senior Managers seem tethered to the DC area. Do they need permission from Veritas to engage with employees? Office furniture older than most of our employees and...

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      Advice to Management

      It is disappointing when a division SVP sends out an email to his whole group threatening them to get their timecards submitted early even though his was not filled out and ultimately submitted on time. Thanks for the useless holiday trinket that really means nothing and ended up in the trash.

      Alion Response

      January 2, 2019

      Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback. We are sorry that your experience at Alion Science & Technology did not match our intention of being an outstanding place of employment. We take your feedback seriously and would like to address all the places ...

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