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"Great people make this company"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Downtown Manhattan. Great atmosphere. Great people that take care of each other. A company that tries to do the right thing. Good products that are highly valued in the marketplace.

Cons

Lots of change in a short time. Some good some bad. Lots of new management that are in a hurry to succeed and are still learning the company.

Advice to Management

Trust in your people. Don't lay off employees to improve bottom line profits. May solve short term problems but won't be best in the long run.

Other Employee Reviews for ALM

  1. Helpful (2)

    "ALM Marketing Coordinator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the people are great, friendly work environment, is very relaxed, the location is super nice and easily accessible, casual dress

    Cons

    no upward mobility, low raises, management is not trained well and lacks giving proper direction. They have had bi-yearly lay offs over the past few years.

    Advice to Management

    manage


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Failed expectations, laughable senior management and HR"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generally a pleasant atmosphere, some very nice people. Coffee, tea, and milk in pantry.

    Cons

    Actual day to day jobs drastically different than job descriptions and interviews lead you to believe. Some people got hired for one job then immediately transferred to a different job with an "oh well, we need this more" attitude. Growth and opportunity is promised but non-existent. HR is a joke, it should tell you something that the number of HR staff is larger than most other departments to deal with churn and incompetence. Potential merit raises of no more than 2% per department which are always lorded over everyone as a "maybe, depending on company performance so work hard) are given out 6-18 months after the year of service they apply to but the average employee tenure is 18 months so you can do the math of how many actually get something they earned.
    Too many resources are put into sales teams instead of the actual production of decent products and services.
    Senior management is an "old boys club" and there is definitely a "favorites" list that other reviewers have mentioned. Most of the employees who actually work hard, have great ideas and contribute leave within 2 years after tiring of tilting at windmills.

    Advice to Management

    Reward the worker bees, cut the bs and stop to look at how things really work on the most basic level, you can clear up so much inefficiency and come up with better products by asking the lowest level, not upper management. Look at your employee churn to see what they really think of your performance, that speaks volumes of how well you are doing yours.

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