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Alion Reviews

Updated November 25, 2018
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  1. Helpful (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. "Overall a very good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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

  3. "Great management"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.


  4. "Good Starting Place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  5. "Graveyard for your Career"

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

    I have been working at Alion full-time (More than 10 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 depending on the season either rodents or flies invade the office. Our manager tells us to deal with it.

    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Lacks Leadership"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Alion full-time

    Pros

    Company called and hired me with a minimal interview

    Cons

    Never once met my supervisor, then found out at 930 at night i was going to be laid off because of the contract being terminated. Called HR and they knew nothing about the circumstances. Was threatened by my supervisor by text and notified. NOTHING WAS DONE. Labor board will be contacted for further action

    Advice to Management

    Need to get a handle on the middle management staff


  7. Helpful (1)

    "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

  8. "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


  9. "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.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "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.