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Alion Washington Reviews

Updated June 27, 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. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent company with great benefits."

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    • 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!


  2. "Excellent Talent Manager and Interview process"

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    • 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

  3. "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


  4. "Great atmosphere"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.


  5. "Being a part of something great....."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Alion’s reputation in the industry, and defense work is what peaked my interest in seeking possible career opportunities with the organization. The Recruiting team periodically reached out to me over the years to see if I was in the market or where I was in my job search; a rare in the ever evolving world of Recruiting.

    The Human Resources team is very informative and extremely responsive, you do not fall into a “black hole” once you apply. Needless to say, my hire was positive, seamless and the on-boarding was very transparent. If I asked a question, I received a response same day. It’s a collaborative environment and every staff member has been extremely helpful and pleasant. I am looking forward to a long career with Alion.

    Cons

    I have not experienced any cons thus far.


  6. "Change Management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Capital in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Human Capital in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team commardarie & the company is making changes that will make Alion the employer of choice, competetiive Total Rewards package & long term planning.

    Cons

    Need a more flexible worklife balance model that mirrors industry trends ie telework, flexible schedules

    Advice to Management

    Corporate is implementing cultural changes & management needs to adapt to the change of Leadership vs managing human captial and become an advocate & influencer of change.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    New blood at the top gives some hope for a prosperous future. New processes are turning the tide. Customers love the Alion teams.

    Cons

    Still need a top leadership flush. The inability or unwillingness to invest in new technology severely limits the company's growth and transformation.

    Advice to Management

    Delegate, empower and trust. Put people in positions across the company that are qualified and capable of doing the job. Then give them the freedom to do it. Inviting them to McLean to perform in front of executives only serves their egos and has an opportunity cost.

  8. "Recruiter"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Good place to work upward mobility

    Cons

    no cons at this time


  9. Helpful (8)

    "Run by a bunch of Thieves"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A paycheck that shows up for now every 2 weeks on the normal Friday and in 2017 by some ludicrous payroll schedule that will alternate the pay days and pay periods. The clown(s) that came up with this should be fired. Supervision makes a point to tell us survivors that we are lucky to have a job.

    Cons

    You work hard while you wait 2 years for a contract award and when you win the contract, you really feel like you lost. People laid off, Paid Time Off cut, No raises for the foreseeable future, Insurance Package cut for 2017 and they have the nerve to tell us what we had was overly generous, and the Uncompensated Time Policy that requires us to work at least 10% more even though it was bid as suggested and voluntary.

    Advice to Management

    To Bahman Atefi and the rest of the gang......strap on those golden parachutes and bail out now. You have done a disservice to all of us!!!


  10. Helpful (2)

    "14 months in..."

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

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

    Pros

    Familial vibe, some opportunities to telework, decent benefits, opportunities to meet & mingle with Navy clients, exciting projects

    Cons

    Pay (at least mine) is slightly below average for my position/locale. Benefits could be better. Management doesn't seem to be held accountable.

    Advice to Management

    Make an effort to recognize employees who go above & beyond - realize they are your best asset. Compensate based on performance, not time-in.


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