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Updated Jul 3, 2022

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4.0
82%
Recommend to a Friend
79%
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Alion CEO Steve Schorer
Steve Schorer
111 Ratings

Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "Good benefits and continuing education assistance.(in 50 reviews)
  • "Great people to work for (mostly)(in 31 reviews)
  • "good pay compared to other local companies(in 26 reviews)
  • "A flexible working environment with great coworkers.(in 16 reviews)
  • "Alion pays a competitive salary, allows for a great degree of autonomy, and is very flexible regarding work schedules.(in 15 reviews)
Cons
  • "In all my years of working as an engineer, I've never seen such poor management and lack of involvement in project tasks.(in 23 reviews)
  • "Alion upper management has for years been taking away from the so called 'employee owners...' They reward themselves with excessive bonuses, raises, company cars, and paid health club memberships(in 19 reviews)
  • "Low salary and no bonuses(in 9 reviews)
  • "Senior leadership may be too aggressive in acquisition and growth instead of focusing on reputation and performance as an engineering and R&D source.(in 9 reviews)
  • "Little or no training available on company tools.(in 8 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great People; Competitive Benefits

    Mar 16, 2022 - Program Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Line management is outstanding: best people I've worked with in 10 years. The transsition from Alion CScience and Technology to Huntington Ingalls Industries has been seamless, althought there are growing pains merging tow big companies. Biggest change was going from Fidelity managed 401K to an in-house investment plan. Matching is excellent -- up to 6% of salary -- but I only joned the program in January when the merger was finalized, so not much data to gauge personal results.

    Cons

    New senior managers at HII and HII is new to the merket where I work so it is yet to be seen how competitive they will be with Booz Allen Hamilton, KBR, GDIT, and CSG when we recompete my contract.

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  2. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Test

    Jun 27, 2022 - Manager 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Company operates ok but had bad managers

    Cons

    Company was dismantled due to being brought out by a competitor.

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  3. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Great place to grow

    Jun 27, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Fast growing company with various opportunities to advance.

    Cons

    Company was recently acquired, and culture has shifted, and leadership team is disorganized.

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  4. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Fun, but boring at times

    Jun 27, 2022 - Operations Research Analyst in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Fun when there is things to do

    Cons

    Might find a lot of down time

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  5. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Overall good company

    Jun 14, 2022 - Associate Software Engineer in Norfolk, VA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    1. Great benefits, 2. Team members are helpful 3. Accommodating 4. Relaxed environment 5. Communication throughout the company is quick and helpful - there's always someone there to answer your question

    Cons

    1. Can't really use new technology without an extensive approval process so work can be outdated and boring 2. Can be hard to understand all the different 'parts' because there's so much involved and not well explained from the beginning 3. Can feel forgotten at times 4. Work feels unfulfilling, as most of it isn't even put to real use 5. Can put yourself in a hole with the skills - can only develop skills so much if you can't use new technologies

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  6. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Ok place to work

    Jun 13, 2022 - Talent Acquisition Specialist in Washington, DC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    They pay you the bucks Pretty much anyone can be fully remote You get to be a part of something bigger than yourself and get to meet a lot of really cool people like Aerospace Engineers and Scientists

    Cons

    Some people there will straight up just not answer your emails, which I find super rude Training is not great, mostly due to turnover in the TA dept Some hiring mangers you have to work with have 1980s mentality when it comes to hiring and use words like "job hopper"

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  7. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Great Job not so great leadership

    Jun 10, 2022 - Logistics Analyst 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The Job, and mission gives you purpose

    Cons

    The leaders don't care about the employees unless you are essential.

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  8. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Untrustworthy

    Jun 29, 2022 - Program Manager in Warner Robins, GA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Flexible hours - nobody cares when you show up

    Cons

    No opportunity for advancement. Favoritism and unfair treatment is the norm. Questionable business practices.

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Good Job

    May 12, 2022 - Program Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Recommend
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    Pros

    -Good Pay -Good benefits -Flexible Work Schedule

    Cons

    -Work can be boring at times

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  10. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Depends on your manager

    May 23, 2022 - Software Engineer in Hanover, MD
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - My manager was great at supporting growth for employees - Stable job, good benefits - Worked with current tech / languages instead of legacy code - Got to go on a work trip before the pandemic - Nice starter job for engineers to get exposed to infrastructure, backend, frontend, etc - Pretty friendly coworkers

    Cons

    - Had to go into the office still during the pandemic

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Alion Reviews FAQs

Alion has an overall rating of 4.0 out of 5, based on over 541 reviews left anonymously by employees. 82% of employees would recommend working at Alion to a friend and 74% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -2% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Alion employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.8 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Alion. This rating has decreased by -3% over the last 12 months.

82% of Alion employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Alion 4.1 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.0 for culture and values and 3.8 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Alion to be work life balance, coworkers, benefits and the cons to be senior leadership, career development, management.

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