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"The Future is Bright!"

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Current Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
Current Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
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Positive Outlook

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

Pros

Leadership is open to the thoughts and opinions of employees. Everyone has a stake in the future of the organization. There has been significant progress around career path, employee development and training programs.

Cons

Still in growth phase with new management team.

Advice to Management

Continue listening and hearing out ideas, there are many talented people at Allegro who have been overlooked for some time.

Other Employee Reviews for Allegro Development

  1. "Good stepping stone to better things"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Allegro Development full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    ETRM software is a hot market. Get he opportunity to work at various clients in the energy space and gain valuable experience. Lots of good people their.

    Cons

    No career path structure. They don't support their constants in the field very well. Not very loyal to employees. Very high turnover of employees. No stability at the top. Entire executive team was turned over in the three years I was there. Owner was not easy to work with and ran off many quality people.

    Advice to Management

    Support your employees. Treat clients like ongoing partners not an inconvenience. Services should be a value add function not a necessary evil to sell more software.


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    "No long-term strategy, high turnover and untrustworthy leadership bad for employees"

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

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

    Pros

    Free MP3s on the company network!

    Cons

    Days, weeks even months with little or no leadership from management until the next all-hands meeting when 20% of employees are let go and the rest are made to feel they are next. If you like working at a company where you have ABSOLUTELY no sense of the big picture, no upward mobility and always feel your department or role is the next to be cut, then this is the right place for you.

    As others have noted, the former CEO Eldon Klaassen (now lead Board member) is indeed a small man with a huge ego who once promised Allegro would never take private equity money so that the company could remain independent and keep clients' interests first. Well, now Allegro has a Board of Directors with individuals representing at least 3 private equity firms in GPS Capital Partners, Tudor Ventures, North Bridge Growth Equity.

    Potential employees need to think carefully about joining a company with no long-term strategy, high employee turnover and a focus that is definitely not client-centric. If you think you will be joining an agile, independent software/consulting firm that values individuals, think again.

    Advice to Management

    Where to start? I'm not sure the culture Eldon Klaassen has created can be changed. Why the high turnover? Why the lack of long-term vision and follow through? Why the sell-out to private equity?

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