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Alion Reviews

Updated July 22, 2017
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  • 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. "Alion has been a very good company to work for."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Design Engineer Lead in Fairborn, OH
    Current Employee - Software Design Engineer Lead in Fairborn, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, fair compensation, opportunities for personal and professional growth, four floating holidays annually, excellent people to work with

    Cons

    Limited contract vehicles as of late, limited PTO when joining company, infrequent bonuses, rarely can work from home, paid twice monthly

    Alion Response

    Jul 24, 2017 – Talent and Acquisition

    Your dedication in being a part of our team for over 10 years greatly contributes to our success. Our benefits package is competitive with current market. We are always looking to expand our benefits... More


  2. "Alion Trending Upward"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Patriotic mission, challenging work, excellent camaraderie, great work/life balance and new/progressive/transparent C-Suite installed all in last 2 years.

    Cons

    Still some legacy resentment on ESOP loss and sale to private capital company. Below market in PTO offering.

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent, visible and communicate as often as possible.

    Alion Response

    Jul 21, 2017 – Talent and Acquisition

    Thank you for your feedback. We are working improving on our internal communication and striving for a transparent culture. Our new CEO has made this one of his top priorities; team members will see... More

  3. "Good pay, great benefits, awesome people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay here is more than I was expecting, the benefits are pretty awesome, and the my coworkers, supervisors, and managers are all awesome.

    Cons

    Nothing really off the top of my head

    Alion Response

    Jul 21, 2017 – Talent and Acquisition

    Thank you for your feedback. It's pretty awesome when we hear our team members are happy! We are glad you chose Alion as an employer and look forward to many more years to come.


  4. "ALION REVIEW"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alion full-time

    Pros

    Professional atmosphere, Advancement opportunities, Technology

    Cons

    I do not have any CONS so far to report at ALION.

    Advice to Management

    Management continues to apply process improvement into their daily activities.

    Alion Response

    Jun 29, 2017 – Sr Sourcer

    Thank you for your feedback, we greatly appreciate your time and willingness to provide it. Your contribution to the team and organization is valued.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent company with great benefits."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Systems Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Lead Systems Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    12 Days leave starting, Paying me what I asked for, family medical, dental, and vision for about $300. Good professional development. Gym in my building.

    Cons

    None that I can think of. Could use better Alion pens and lanyards. I like medium point gel pens please.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring the best and pay them extra because they are worth it.

    Alion Response

    Jun 29, 2017 – Sr Sourcer

    Thank you for your response. We are happy to hear that our competitive benefits package, on site amenities and career pathing meet your needs!


  6. "Excellent Talent Manager and Interview process"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applicant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Applicant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Talent manager in DC office was candidate- friendly, responsive and thorough. A true refreshing experience from a veteran job applicant!

    Cons

    None - again, my point of view is one of a very satisfied applicant/candidate.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for your focus on talent acquisition.

    Alion Response

    Jun 28, 2017 – Sr Sourcer

    We are elated to hear that you had a positive and seamless experience with our Talent and Acquisition team. Our goal is to always provide the white glove treatment to our employees, beginning with... More


  7. "mechanical engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    nothing except you have a job a pay check

    Cons

    kept losing business. managers are too yang just 30, they are not good at getting business or manager people. some manager is very rude, and not good at tech jobs. the place will run out of business soon.

    Alion Response

    Jun 26, 2017 – Sr Sourcer

    Thank you for your feedback. We are thriving as a business and recently announced our new CEO. While there have been changes in management, that has not impacted our growth. If you would like to... More

  8. "Solid Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alion full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Diversity, competitive salary, competitive benefits, location

    Cons

    High turnover, management often disconnected

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees when given constructive criticism

    Alion Response

    Jun 21, 2017 – Sr Sourcer

    Thank you for your feedback. We take retention very seriously, and are working diligently on this. Our goal is to make sure employees are heard, please continue to provide feedback to your managers... More


  9. "Stay Away!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Subcontracts Administrator in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Subcontracts Administrator in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits and pay for the area.

    Cons

    Management is awful, irresponsible, and not conducive to working together with other departments.

    Advice to Management

    Give the ability to empower your employees, and provide the tools necessary for them to do their jobs.

    Alion Response

    Jun 20, 2017 – Sr Sourcer

    Thank you for your feedback. We wish you the best of luck in finding the environment that works best for you in your next opportunity. Alion Science & Technology strives to offer work life balance... More


  10. "Great atmosphere"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Facilities in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Facilities in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really great place to work the people here are very helpful and the work load keeps you active. I really enjoy it here, A great place to grow.

    Cons

    I have no cons

    Advice to Management

    Great job

    Alion Response

    Jun 19, 2017 – Sr Sourcer

    Without our employees’ contribution and dedication, Alion, cannot, and will not succeed. We thank you for joining our team and look forward to the long lasting relationship.


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