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Allied Vaughn Reviews

Updated January 19, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to work, but ..."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Cataloger in Livonia, MI
    Current Contractor - Cataloger in Livonia, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Allied Vaughn as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Schedule flexibility. Able to work part- or full-time. Excellent opportunities for interns in the archival and library and information science fields.

    Cons

    The person who hired me said I had the possibility to be hired after my first 90 days. As my 90 days ended, I asked about my status with the company. I was put off for another month, then told business conditions had changed and there wasn't a chance of my being hired permanently at this time. I feel this was somewhat dishonest.

    Advice to Management

    Be more honest when hiring employees about what kinds of opportunities you're able to offer.


  2. "good company"

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

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

    Pros

    good internal opportunities for growth, fair compensation
    mgmt and workforce sharing of reduction in compensation during in hard times
    diverse workforce

    Cons

    some of the time: all the responsibility for success - but not all the control necessary to achieve it.
    lean mixture of quantity of employees versus quantity of work necessary for OTP success

    Advice to Management

    keep the strong mix of head smart - watching the current marketplace opportunities and anticipating tomorrow's.
    and heart strong - creating and recreating the culture that encourages independent risk taking - even if / when it fails


  3. "Future looks bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Allied Vaughn full-time

    Pros

    Hard working people, Customer loyalty

    Cons

    Slow to change, not very sophisticated.


  4. "Not bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Allied Vaughn full-time

    Pros

    Nice people. Reasonable working hours.

    Cons

    Health benefits not great. Job based on contracts.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Pathetic"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    You don't have to interact with management because they will not talk to you and most likely they are not in town anyway.

    Cons

    Employees are treated badly, disrespected, underpaid and lied to. No reviews, no pay increases or ability to move around in company.

    Advice to Management

    Not worth my time.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not recommended"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule could work from home when office was closed

    Cons

    Management didn't respect employees. No reviews or salary increases in 2 plus years


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Can't decide who they are..."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development
    Former Employee - Business Development
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Sales Manager, top producer before they closed the office. Good staff, quality support and people in the local office. The graphics support staff and shipping support staff were very professional and easy to work with.

    Cons

    Next to zero in the way of corporate office support. Low base pay, paltry commission structure and extremely weak fulfillment operation. President of the company thinks pretty highly of himself and goes out of his way to tell you that. Weak to nonexistent HR support. .Denver based MOD operation is another short term, losing strategy that lacks vision. Constantly changing business model that makes it seem as if it was conceived by throwing darts at a board. Zero corporate sales management or direction, for that matter.

    Advice to Management

    Get serious or get out of the business. The Chicago fulfillment operation couldn't find their way out of a corner. They dropped the ball, more than once, on a large DVD fulfillment account that I was handling to the point that I was regularly on the phone trying to smooth things over with the client before they took their business elsewhere. This KILLS salespeople. Sr. Management wanted salespeople to develop new fulfillment business. That is virtually impossible to do when the fulfillment operation is so weak.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Progressive company with a good employee empowerment culture."

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

    I worked at Allied Vaughn full-time

    Pros

    Management considered customers and employees part of the solution to complex business opportunities. Competitive compensation and benefit offerings. Great top down transparent communications.

    Cons

    Little or no opportunities for upward or lateral career advancement. Same people hold same titles for years. Some due to industry stagnation, but . . .


  9. "Some potential, but company is slow to change."

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    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, work life balance.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth. Companies hay day was the last decade, having a hard time adapting to the changing market.

    Advice to Management

    More agressive approach for the future.