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Allegro Development Reviews

Updated April 7, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work life balance at times (in 9 reviews)

  • Nice people, free coffee and soft drinks in the office (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Lots of favoritism of you are not part of the R&D team (in 4 reviews)

  • Market outlook and high turnover across the organization (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "New hire"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great culture and people, good work life balance and PTO, approachable management

    Cons

    Lack of documentation, but they're improving that.


  2. "developer perspective"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Allegro Development full-time

    Pros

    Great middle management
    Work Life balance

    Cons

    Poor raises / bonuses
    Chaotic upper management
    Disorganized development processes

    Advice to Management

    Improve and standardize processes

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Dallas Office"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Allegro Development full-time

    Pros

    Free parking, soda/tea/coffee, lunch on Wednesdays, gym membership to the YMCA, company-provided laptop and backpack. Nice location with an attached Starbucks downstairs and decent lunch options around. Casual dress and slightly flexible hours.

    Cons

    Extremely crowded office without cubicles (the desks are in kind of half-wall cubicles so everyone can see everyone), making it hard to concentrate or focus. It's a struggling company with high turnover in higher-level positions, which in turn causes issues for lower-level employees. Working there is just a bit negative and dreary. The work you produce is mediocre and done on extreme timelines, no matter the department you're in. It's very corporate.

    Advice to Management

    The Dallas office clearly hasn't been updated since you moved in in 1998 and it shows. New carpets (hardwoods...) and a fresh coat of paint would do the place a world of good.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Allegro"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Reasonable work/life balance.
    Opportunity to work with a lot of talented people.

    Cons

    Market outlook and high turnover across the organization.


  5. Helpful (7)

    "Stay away....."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice downtown office spaces in major cities throughout the world at a significant premium price, plus a 40 hour work week......

    Cons

    The founder is a complete crook. Would lie, cheat and steal to keep anyone in sharing any success of the company which he still considers to be his. He has done this twice so far now to his key employees who typically don't understand anything about their stock or options. The founder spent millions suing his own company (court opinion given 10-11-2013 in the Delaware Court of Chancery online) to get his job back as he has nothing else to do. He was fired for incompetence and producing terrible financial results. These guys gened up documents to avoid the application of US Securities laws in their last deal knowing that to get called out for it would take someone six figures of legal expenses......bottom line, they do what they want for themselves to whomever they want.

    Advice to Management

    Get some ethics man, life is too short to cheat people.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic new executive team and many positive changes."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic new executive team, lots of investment in the right areas (sales, engineering, product management and marketing, great view and strategy -- first every go-to-market strategy and 5 year product roadmap published. New brand and product strategy. This new executive team has accomplished more in the last year then the prior management did in 2-3 years.

    Cons

    All the old drama from the previous management team. Most of the "drama people" have been replaced - thank goodness.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing great things at Allegro. The company is on the right track and has a great future. I'm super glad to be part of the team.


  7. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Place to work, Friendly and good buisness intelligence around CTRM.

    Cons

    Many change in management, Not a good place for long term if you want to improve in your ladder.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart, genuine people. Interesting industry.

    Cons

    The Founder and Chairman of the BOD runs the company and daily operations from the Dallas headquarters. The CEO is his messenger. The leadersihp team (those who fall in line) are his puppets. If your leader isn't aligned with the Chairman, your whole team suffers.

    The smart, geniune people mentioned above are leaving in droves due to continious leadership changes, process rip and replace and negative enironment.

    It's volatile, not a fun place to work.


  9. Helpful (9)

    "Not sure who really runs this Company?"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management is never in your business - not a bad thing.

    Cons

    Who runs this place? Over half the projects, per the interim CEO, are code red! Not sure if original owner or new investors run this company? Based on politics, it is the original owner. Based on a growth concept, the new majority owners. Quoting another very experienced employee, "this place may implode" due to leadership issues. Don't expect coaching, leadership and personal growth - it is purely a role of survival and longggggg hours if you are on the road. If the employees knew what the middle management is paid, they would be in shock and then would quit. It is unacceptable to pay the complainers, the finger pointers, the mega six figure salaries they get for doing nothing - really.

    Advice to Management

    Get over yourselves, and find some humility that you are risking everyone's career, livelihood and future......


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Lots of changes"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, free lunch twice a week, free soft drinks/coffee/juice, has a couple of ping pong tables and an xbox 360 to play with. I enjoy coming to work for the most part.

    Cons

    lots of upper management changes of the last 2-3 years. They get a new guy who brings in some of his people, then he leaves or gets let go and another guy will come in and want to do some housekeeping so it is hard to keep some of the good people then we have to start over with a new person.

    Advice to Management

    Have a clear road map for the company and get buy-in from employees as well as advice from the tenured employees. Also just because someone is in management doesn't mean they are the best fit for the positions, maybe do more skip level assessment as well as asking people under management what can be done to help improve the company.


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