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Alion Reviews

Updated April 23, 2017
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Pros
  • The pay and benefits seemed to be mostly in line with the industry (in 8 reviews)

  • I was able to work a reasonably flexible work schedule and even work from home on occasion (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper Management doesn't appreciate the fact there is life outside Alion (in 20 reviews)

  • Was an employee owned company, then they wanted to go IPO, then some venture capital firm gobbled them up (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "This is where I want to grow and retire"

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

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

    Pros

    My job is rewarding! I feel like we have a meaningful mission to help the Navy Fleet with simulated training, so they get the practice they need to get the job done right... it's amazing- the modeling and simulation that we create!!! And "Work-Life Balance" isn't just a buzz phrase... it happens. I mean, we work hard because I know we have an important job to do, but we do it because we have families to care for as well. My managers and my team have been nothing short of understanding and caring when I've had emergent family situations arise.

    Cons

    Innovation. We do such great things for our customers. We need to start doing more internal innovation as well. I know we will get there. My managers have always been open to listening to my ideas and have implemented several, so I have no worries that great things will continue to happen.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Newport News, VA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Newport News, VA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment
    Wonderful co-workers
    Outstanding ability to work with next-gen technology

    Cons

    Bad investments made my top-level management


  3. Helpful (2)

    "I just need one word great"

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    Former Employee - Senior Logistic Coordinator in Fort A P Hill, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Logistic Coordinator in Fort A P Hill, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This was an all around great experience.

    Cons

    I had no complaints or gripes about this company.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Associate Mechanical, Nuclear or Chemical Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Ssociate Mechanical, Nuclear Or Chemical Engineer in Warrenville, IL
    Former Employee - Ssociate Mechanical, Nuclear Or Chemical Engineer in Warrenville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alion (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Real world solving solution providing-I have several chances visiting business partners place for the Alion tasks. Those experiences are rare from other places.

    Cons

    Job security is not good. Upon the project has done Division has struggling for the continuation due to the the WHAT (?) still I am in question remains. Because of that situation, I had been laid offed.

    Advice to Management

    More applicable R&BD can be accessed by the "Knowledge Ecosystem" concerns more appropriately. Alion Sci&Tech has very unique workplace for doing the more effective job function.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "good not too many bumps on the information"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Electrical Electronics Engineer in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Electrical Electronics Engineer in Alexandria, VA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    ability to have a flexible schedule and be able to work from home

    Cons

    Inability to have a flexible schedule and be able to work from home

    Advice to Management

    Do not ask where one will be in 5 years


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good company, good people, great work!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Principal Systems Engineer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Systems Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The diversity of the work was interesting, the two teams for which I worked were composed of great people, the benefits were good (including a sign-on bonus), and there was a nice corporate atmosphere -- management was concerned about not only the business, but the employees and their career advancement.

    Cons

    Ultimately, there were some divisional problems with business development leading to the lay off of personnel, but these have since been corrected.


  8. "Excellent Company"

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

    Pros

    Great Pay, no Micro managing

    Cons

    none to date to note


  9. "Great"

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, people were great

    Cons

    bad part was dealing with the government sometimes


  10. "very good"

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    Former Employee - Senior Science Adviser in Warrenville, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Science Adviser in Warrenville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    practically oriented for the specific project.

    Cons

    unstable job and function to the professional contributors

    Advice to Management

    better imposing the chance to the every workers


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Alion was a good company to work for. Good pay, good benefits, good management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well run company. Treated employesss very well.

    Cons

    Some of the employees were kind of jerks.

    Advice to Management

    keep it up. if my job had not gone away with the loss of a contract I'd still be working for them



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