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Updated January 17, 2018
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  • Work/life balance is very poor at time (in 7 reviews)

  • Extremely long hours required and expected with little compension in regular pay, little bonus if at all, not much in terms of working up the ladder (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Almac Group full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance

    Cons

    Low salaries. Not competitive in pay


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Production IT"

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

    I worked at Almac Group full-time

    Pros

    Decent health care, 401k, vacation, and work at home options

    Cons

    Production IT is consistently swamped and expects developers and testers to do loads of overtime to make up for poor planning by management (for no compensation).
    There are a handful of people who really understand software development and are expected to carry the whole department.
    Developers are rarely promoted and are not valued overall as nearly all the managers have never held a programming position.
    Support of existing products is atrocious with little resources dedicated to it.

    Advice to Management

    Hire some new mid and upper level managers who understand software development to make decisions that will improve our software quality and company culture as a software company.
    Think about offering a bonus, comp time, or more promotion opportunities for all the overtime employees are expected to work.
    Dedicate more resources to support or clients will start looking for other providers.

  3. "Ok place to work"

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

    I worked at Almac Group full-time

    Pros

    Decent benefits for the most part

    Cons

    Similar to other complaints registered for this company


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Only apply here if you're desperate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Almac Group full-time

    Pros

    PTO, pretty new building in PA, some coworkers are nice, free coffee and tea, well maintained grounds outside and floor to ceiling windows in the office space so you can watch your life pass by

    Cons

    Everything else. Beware! Turnover is often sudden and is rampant at all levels. Understaffed, stressed out and underpaid staff. Fond of the "at will" employment law in PA and fear-based management will manufacture evidence as to why some people suddenly don't tickle their fancy anymore. HR is useless. Little accountability. Once the good old boys are gone, this place is doomed. Don't believe the hype used to lure you in.

    Advice to Management

    Don't get complacent.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Not sure why I’m still here"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Souderton, PA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Souderton, PA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generous PTO when you can take it
    Nice building but often empty due to remote workers
    Some opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Favoritism is rampant. Many of those who get preferential treatment are related to or “friends” with upper management. Sexual Harassment is also rampant (ex: men married and single openly discuss outfits and bodies of female colleagues- instant messaging one another when someone is wearing a short skirt or trolling the female colleagues on Facebook &copying personal photos of them from Facebook to distribute to one another via email or IM). Affairs are a common occurrence here and related favoritism is not kept secret. HR is useless on all levels. “Good work” is rewarded by the gift of more work. Less than average performers are strung along because no one is willing to address their issues.


  6. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Almac Group full-time

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, good people, organized

    Cons

    no cons that I can think of


  7. Helpful (2)

    "ACT needs change in leadership"

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

    I worked at Almac Group full-time

    Pros

    Good to work if you looking to work Remote

    Cons

    Upper Management does not have any Idea on how to run software company . The culture and people working there for long don't want to change. They are paranoid of any changes.

    Advice to Management

    Learn Agile Practices, Learn on how to make software in 20th century . The Only thing that is Permanent is CHANGE.

  8. "good decision"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Souderton, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Souderton, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great job stability, convenient location

    Cons

    salary could be little more competitive, no working cafeteria for staff and no places within walking distance to purchase food.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice people to work with. They added more time off for 2018 woohoo.

    Cons

    Pay IS below average in this field . They invest in company tools not the employees that operate them.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing will change so no need to talk about it.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Not Applicablw- comment are across the table!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Almac Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Absolutely nothing positive to say which is very sad!

    Cons

    The EU office gets treated way better than US
    Managers have zero leadership skills and their idea of managing is just throwing work to everyone else
    you will not receive any compassion if you need to go out due to yourself or other reasons-actually you get the complete opposite
    Do work out of the scope you reviewed when offered the position. That’s fine but when you may not know a skill you get in trouble
    HR is useless- good luck getting help from them- save yourself the headache they literally do nothing
    Oh and when they release people instead of being adults and doing it face to face HR sends an email, not even a phone call, over the weekend to tell you! What cowards!!

    Do not work there

    Advice to Management

    Get educated on how to manage people and do your job


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