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Updated June 21, 2018
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  1. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    excellent benefits, engaged leadership, work that matters to our country

    Cons

    none really that I can think of


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Worst employer I have ever had. (Less than one star)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Alion full-time

    Pros

    Good Money, Good Benefits, Good Contracts

    Cons

    Worst Communication; too few women in management positions; "good ole boy" network; under the table deals

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees; Listen to your "employee owned business"

    Alion Response

    Jun 26, 2018

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback. We are sorry that your experience with Alion Science & Technology did not match our intention. We are taking your feedback... More

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great Work place"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Great people
    HR is extremely helpful
    Multi year / Multi contracts
    Alion sends employees to school to get certs

    Cons

    I cannot think of any


  4. "Best Company ive ever worked for"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Pascagoula, MS
    Current Employee - Analyst in Pascagoula, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Great Schedule, Great salary, Great staff. No complaints

    Cons

    None at all for the company as a whole.


  5. "PM"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alion full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Open communications; close knit groups; changes encouraging growth being implemented; good collaborative, work environment; good choices of contract vehicles; and a good proposal proposal process.

    Cons

    Although we have a collaborative environment, our technology needs to catch up: this would allow us to forward more quickly.

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "SENIOR ANALYST"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company - good benefits, hard working people

    Cons

    no cons to comment upon. good company


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Fairborn management not trustworthy"

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

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

    Pros

    IITRI had management that was honest. Worked as a team.

    Cons

    Fairborn Office "managers" (not at all) will throw you under the bus and not look back. Take your talents to a company that will mentor you. The current management are backstabbing, and you spend more time keeping files to cover yourself than being productive. Trust me, you do not want to work at this location. You will do the dirty work while they (management) bring in the insane salaries.

    Advice to Management

    Think about being honest and providing integrity to the taxpayers. You have USED WPAFB government customers for decades to provide your $200,0000 annual income. Advice: try earning an honest income.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Stressful Environment"

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay and decent benefits. Small company and much less bureaucracy than other defense contractors. Wish there is more things to say!!!

    Cons

    Run by Veritas Capital. Their primary objective is to turn around the business and sell for a profit. Things have not gone up to plan and the value of Alion has plunged. Consistent layoff waves and no job is secure. Not a good environment to be in. Stressful and unpleasant to say the least.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your staff. Don’t treat them as a number. Be more personal, honest and straightforward.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Hostilities and under appreciation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Easy going and fun environment on developer side.

    Cons

    Management is negligent and unresponsive to hostilities in the environment. Those in lead or management are allowed to act as they please without fear of repercussion as they are "untouchable". Employees told to work free OT to maintain small staff and large work load.

    Advice to Management

    Value employees more


  10. "Financial Analyst"

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

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

    Pros

    Great starter job (fresh out of college) . I have only been here 6 months, however I can already see alot of good changes for the company. New CEO, expansion to benefits, customer surverys. My co-workers; who have been here 1+ years, are very impressed with the growth this company has coming.

    Cons

    Don't get the same holidays as Govt. Employees (Federal Holidays)
    Pay is among the lowest average in the area (Fresh out of college point of view)


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