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Alta It Services Washington Reviews

Updated March 2, 2017
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  1. "Oracle DBA"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Washington, DC
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Alta It Services as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I'm a temp to perm employee. After my 6 months temp term is up, I transfer to my "real" employer. The pro is that ALTA was my advocate/agent when dealing with my "real" employer during the hiring process. They helped me negotiate a higher salary than what was originally posted. They were very professional and up front with everything. Zero complaints about the process.

    Cons

    Just like all contract employees in the world of temp to perm, you do not work for your eventual "real" employer until 6 months down the line. I understood this beforehand, so it's not a complaint. It's more of a comment toward the cons of being a part of the temp to perm model.

    Advice to Management

    Would have been nice to allow me to take part in the 401k from day 1, even there is no matching. It would have offered temp to perm people like me to shelter some of my money from the tax man.


  2. "Poor management style, just out for a quick buck"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Web Administrator in Washington, DC
    Current Contractor - Web Administrator in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Alta It Services as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Landed me a job quickly

    Cons

    Got me leaving a job for the first time.

    Horrible client, ALTA IT did nothing to resolve the issue. Was told they would try to stick me on another contract, but then never called me again.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees who work hard with some dignity.

    Alta It Services Response

    Feb 3, 2017 – Sr Technical Recruiter

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review on ALTA. As a company we make every effort to make all our consultants happy. We would appreciate if you could provide a little more info on your... More

  3. "Would Work For ALTA IT Again"

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    Former Contractor - Applications Support in Washington, DC
    Former Contractor - Applications Support in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Alta It Services as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I worked at Alta It Services as a contractor (Less than a year)

    I decided to accept a temporary to permanent position with Alta It Services after deciding to leave my previous job. Alta It Services paired me up with a great company. After three months with Alta It Services, as promised by Alta It Services and the company I was paired with, I received a full-time job offer. I was definitely nervous about leaving a full-time job in order to work in a temporary to permanent position…
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    Cons

    - Expensive Insurance plan but still above average offer for a staffing agency
    - Small PTO amount but still above average for a staffing company

    Advice to Management

    I am not familiar with Alta It's management but I have plenty of respect for their recruiters.


  4. "4 Years with firm. Best in DC Area"

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    Current Employee - IT Contractor in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - IT Contractor in Washington, DC

    Pros

    4 year contractor with ALTA. Top of its class in the DC metro area. Can't recommend them highly enough for anyone in the federal contracting space.

    - Excellent management (responsive, informative, social)
    - Friendly recruiters
    - Issues resolved very quickly, sometimes same day
    - Prompt invoicing
    - Career growth

    Cons

    Encountered no cons as of yet.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Diligent Company!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Alta was very conscientious in working with me for proper placement with a great client and the proper role.
    Alta has been in touch on occasion to see how I am doing with the client.
    Very nice people to work with --friendly, outgoing and honest!

    Cons

    Do not get to meet in person often. Otherwise, all is okay!

    Alta It Services Response

    Apr 29, 2016 – Sr Technical Recruiter

    Great feedback. We will discuss with the team and encourage more face to face contact.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Network VoIP Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Network VOIP Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Network VOIP Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alta It Services (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great customer relationships and opportunities with the contracting sector

    Cons

    Communications with corporate. On-boarding and training lows.

    Alta It Services Response

    Apr 8, 2016 – Sr Technical Recruiter

    Thank you for your feedback. We will address the cons with the team to improve on your concerns.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Good recruitment, horrible followup"

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    Current Contractor - Systems Administrator in Washington, DC
    Current Contractor - Systems Administrator in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alta It Services as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Recruitment process was timely and the recruiter was good at following up. Experience with benefits was not applicable here as I was on COBRA from a job I was laid off from (but see below). Pay was in line with my experience and what the industry norms were. Worked as a subcontractor on a fed contract. Executive office very responsive to feedback.

    Cons

    Follow-up once I was hired was probably amongst the worst of any company I've worked for. The PM that ostensibly was supposed to be assigned to me never talked to me in the 5+ months I was there. The job was supposed to have me hired by the prime within 3-4 months, but this never happened as the prime (probably) mismanaged the contract spend and had to lay off people, including me. In fact it was the manager of my section (he was an employee of the prime) that told me I was going to get laid off, and not ALTA. The PM did no follow-up, and did not even attempt to get recruiting to inform me about other open positions. Basically a totally horrible experience, which I informed the executive suite about. Also if I recall correctly, they had a 90-day probationary period before health insurance benefits were offered.

    Advice to Management

    Executive Office was quick to respond to a very vocal complaint, which I appreciated. That said, the unprofessionalism displayed by recruiting and the ALTA PM I worked under were totally unacceptable, especially given the circumstances under which my position was ultimately affected by. Not sure if said persons were ever held accountable for lack of follow-through, especially since the job I was doing was well-compensated and they had placed some other people under this contract.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Refresh Tech in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Refresh Tech in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Alta It Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth and great people to work with.

    Cons

    None, I don't have anything bad to say.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


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