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"Awesome"

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Former Employee - Human Resources Department in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Human Resources Department in Washington, DC
Recommends
Positive Outlook

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

Pros

Great salaries, great leadership, flexible schedules

Cons

A lot of contract-to-hire work if you're a consultant/contractor

Other Employee Reviews for XLA

  1. "Experience may differ depending on one's position"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Many good people
    If negotiated right, salaries can be pretty high
    Younger employees often get opportunities to prove themselves

    Cons

    Sometimes management doesn't think long-term and strategically when making decisions
    People are often not rewarded for excellent performance
    It is hard to move around and get promoted internally

    Advice to Management

    Think long-term
    Think strategically when hiring
    Reward for high quality performance


  2. Helpful (3)

    "ALON... another word for anti-integrity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at XLA full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of the employees that actually performed were extremely nice.

    Cons

    The program managers I reported to were deceiving. There was no employee support. Their only goal appeared to be to do whatever they could to make sure their employees were bringing in revenue. I was paired up with an employee that did not want me there. The environemt was hostile and the only people that either did not see it or refused to acknowledge it was ALON PMs and management. The customer was aware of it. Even to the extent that a lot of the models I created were either sabotaged if I did not file-protect them, or they were not actually supported by ALON PMs... even if the customer liked them and wanted to utilize them. My PM went as far as to tell me that if the task order I was on was not funded past a certain point, that I would have 3 positions waiting for me on another task order. He then went on vacation, and I was informed the next week that it would be my last week, and that there were no positions for me anywhere. This is definitely an organization with an extremely low level of integrity. They seem to have no real sense of fiduciary responsibility to the customer.

    Advice to Management

    Get some integrity... the service you are providing to the customer where I worked is over-priced compared to what you are delivering and what you pay your employees actually doing work at the client site. Concentrate more on nurturing the employees, and less attention to your profit margin. You appear to be portraying yourselves as a "champagne vendor" with "beer integrity".

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