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alliantgroup, LP Associate Reviews

Updated May 23, 2017
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Dhaval R. Jadav
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Pros
  • Free lunch everyday, compensated well; wellness program (in 33 reviews)

  • Free food, long hours so that I cannot have any outside social interaction (in 33 reviews)

Cons
  • absolutely no work life balance (in 43 reviews)

  • Consistent long hours year round (in 48 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Perfect for Someone Looking to Grow"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at alliantgroup, LP full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity for the right kind of person. If you are looking for an environment that is going to challenge you to be the best professional that you can be, this is the right place for you.

    Management is fantastic and constantly looks for new ways to invest in company personnel. The team leads are genuinely interested in developing their team members and are willing to "get in the trenches" with you.

    Dhaval, the CEO, is brilliant and an all around good human-being. He genuinely cares about the development of people and has an open door policy.

    If you have a "type A" personality, you will thrive here. The culture is performance focused and not on tenure, so the right kind of person can have a huge impact in a relatively short time.

    Cons

    As a tax consulting firm, you will have to deal with some long work days during (timely and extended) tax seasons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep finding new ways to invest in employees and the community. Provide more opportunities for teams to collaborate with each other.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Endless Opportunity"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at alliantgroup, LP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I've been out of school for nearly 15 years and I've never seen a company support professional and professional growth like alliantgroup. From day one, I've been invested in by my mentors and I've never had to ask for a raise, promotion, or development plan. Investment is Core Value number 1 and it shows! I'm so glad that I made the switch and joined this firm. It's been an incredible ride!

    Cons

    This is a tax consultancy firm. Because there are 2 tax seasons, there are 2 times each year that are really busy. It comes with the territory, though.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in each employee so that they have the same experience that I have had. It's been fantastic!


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Collaborative environment - always bouncing ideas off of your team around you. Young and energetic atmosphere.
    Challenging & rewarding - we get to help business owners put money back in their pockets and grow our US economy. Very exciting!!
    Catered food EVERY DAY!

    Cons

    Can't think of any con's - some folks think that there is no work/life balance. But there is a busy season for any company, and unless you put the time in, you won't get anything out.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in those around you! Some of the new folks don't get exposed to a lot that goes on in here - invite them to meet other departments, and intermingle more on what's to come as we continue to grow!


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Are an achiever or a non performer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Director in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Director in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at alliantgroup, LP full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This is an organization the will invest in you and go above and beyond to ensure you have what you need. So tired of these reviews about getting in before 8 and staying till 10 or 11. If you are a current employee and you are working those hours shame on you!!! If you have a problem with helping your team once you have completed a project shame on you!!! This is an opportunity for success unlike any other you will have in your life. Some make it and are thriving some retreat but are so bitter that they did not achieve success or cannot achieve success they choose to hide behind a computer and write about Harry Potter, kool aid and not having a life. News flash team leaders have kids, directors have kids, new employees have kids. The company hires both experienced employees and new graduates. Who else will hire a new grad and help them grow and develop?!? Travel nationally?!? Learn project management and leadership?!? This company puts all into every employee from day one. Who else does that? I have worked at another consulting firm. I was putting together PowerPoint slides in no contact with clients hoping the client renewed my project. I worked remotely and had very limited contact with the outside world. It was awful. My team cares what is happening with me both personally and professionally. The COO knows my name, background, and gives me feedback. Good luck finding that at your oil company or Accenture and PWC.

    Cons

    Horrible reviews written by those who simply could not make it. Notice grammar! Also who spends the day writing reviews on the internet!! Get to work.

    Advice to Management

    Hold your head up. Stick to training and development. Go out like you have and try news things. Don't let a few bad performers affect our long term goal


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Associate Director"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at alliantgroup, LP full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    alliantgroup is an amazing coming to work for and gives you endless opportunities. In the few years I have been with the company, I have grown immensely. I was so micromanaged at my last job that I could not experience the power of a boss having trust in your decisions. This company has strong core values that allow you to not have a manage someone's every move.

    I have had several jobs before this one and have never had a CEO who wants to have personal meeting with so many people a daily. If you have a concern or need his help he will make time on his calendar to sit and talk with you.

    The CEO and the rest of upper management care so much about the success of every employees and their families. We have several events that based around family and friends. alliantgroup rented a whole water park for all employees and their families, bring your child to work day, cooking classes with spouses, fun runs and elaborate holiday parties.

    Not only does the CEO care about his employees, he cares so much about giving back to the youth of Houston. A few examples of the charitable work alliantgroup has done, Habitat for Humanity, giving school supplies for the year to under privileged children at a local school. volunteered at Ronald McDonald and most recent has offered several $10,000 college scholarships for STEM students.

    I will agree that it is not the right company for everyone. If you don't want to challenged and pushed to be a better version of yourself, then don't work here.

    Cons

    We give a lot of chances because of the investment we have in our people. The problem is we want them to succeed more than they do.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing all of us to be better and better. Hire more of the right people who believe in our culture and want to make it stronger.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Amazing Opportunity for the Right Personality"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at alliantgroup, LP full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    My time at alliantgroup has been filled with ups and downs – struggles, setbacks, and growing pains – but I am extremely grateful for everything this company has provided for me.

    This company and the various roles I’ve fulfilled have shaped me into the person I am today. Having previously been employed as an engineer with a Fortune 100 company, I can truly say the amount of knowledge, skill, and character development I have acquired are unlike anything I would have imagined. Since my time here, my mentality and overall focus has gone through several different iterations – all of which ultimately prove to be an evolution for the better.

    I’ve grown as an individual, a leader, a student, and professional.

    While all of the above are what keep me here and make me happy, I realize others may need something a bit more tangible to measure a prospective employer.

    + Excellent benefits (highly competitive salary, 401K match, great PTO allotment)
    + Challenging & rewarding work environment
    + Fantastic upward mobility and truly limitless potential

    Cons

    As you’ll probably hear time and time again, this job is not for everyone. I cannot emphasize that enough. To better understand what I mean, let me describe myself:

    I’m a young (mid-20s) male, competitive to the core, extrovert, and an absolute workaholic. I’m also very resilient and am highly adaptable/teachable. Also, I’m not married.

    And look, I understand people will say this job “drains you” or leaves “no room for a social life”. Social life? What else are you doing at 7 PM on a Wednesday night, watching re-runs of the Big Bang Theory?

    My point is – my circumstances and environment allow me to invest a lot into my career. And because of that, I’ve found a company whose culture I thrive in.

    The turnover at this company is high for a reason – people half-halfheartedly take a chance on a job they know deep down is not for them.

    Advice to Management

    Be more upfront with prospective employees about the work-life balance. I understand it's a delicate line to walk, in that you don't want to scare away a potential new-hire too early, but you're not doing anyone a favor by not being completely 100% forthcoming about the demands of the company.

    Catered dinners all year round for those staying past 7 PM. If there are employees here working, it seems fair to provide dinner.

    Keep the culture strong. In growing so fast, it's a challenge to maintain the same recipe without anything getting diluted or lost in translation.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "If you are the right type of person this can be a great place to work."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at alliantgroup, LP full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Almost a true meritocracy and much closer than most places to getting it right. If you are a type-A personality and a workaholic who doesn't mind also wasting time when more senior staff think it's time to hang out you would probably do well there.

    Cons

    There's a bit of a boy's club and while they invest a lot in the employees sometimes that means they can't admit when they need to let go of some that aren't working out and instead will get of newer talent.


  9. Helpful (14)

    "Read the latest news reports on this company!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at alliantgroup, LP full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The fact that I don't work there anymore. The fact that someone finally published what really goes on at this company.

    Cons

    Be sure to read the latest news report regarding the actions of the CEO. Buyer beware. It's all true. It's the same behavior and "culture" that gets trickled down.

    Advice to Management

    Stop doing what the article says.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Run for your life"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Associate in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at alliantgroup, LP full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free food, but as you will learn nothing at AG comes without a price.

    Everyone is young, so you will end up becoming friends with the people you work directly with everyday. But your friends will all end up either leaving or getting fired.

    Cons

    Will start this off by saying that most positive reviews are from current employees, upper management "suggests" them write a positive review in order to get a promotion.

    RUN. RUN. RUN.

    Terrible hours, turnover, corrupt and toxic work environment. Get used to working 12+ hours a day in order just to KEEP your job. Hours are technically 8:30-6:30pm. But if you leave at 6:30, prepare to get a lot of dirty looks and get called to a meeting about not being "culturally aligned" because you don't want to drink and hang out with your coworkers until 9pm on a Friday.

    The company is like the High School in your worst nightmares. Cliques, creepy coworkers hitting on you left and right, affairs, people getting people pregnant, coworkers dating and breaking up left and right. I wouldn't say that alcohol is encouraged, they always stress that you don't have to drink, but it is always offered.

    Some doe eyed students coming straight out of college might think this type of work environment is awesome... But it's all lipstick on a pig. If you enjoy having your own friends, relationship, and value building or spending time with your family, AG is not the place for you. I would wake up, go to work, and by got home, it was time to go to bed. Pay also sounds good for someone who has never had a full time position, but by time you divide the hours you work for what you make.... NOT worth it.

    Just Google "alliantgroup" and you will see all the messy lawsuits going on within this company. Glad I left when I did.

    Advice to Management

    Change the "core values" or actually implement them. Nothing is transparent about this company except the glass walls of the meeting rooms.


  11. Helpful (6)

    "Project Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at alliantgroup, LP (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Before I went in for my interview, I read the reviews and have to say now that I have been working for a few months that they are not true. Yes, we have a 8:30 to 6:30 general work day but that is because we are consultants. We have amazing perks, free lunch everyday, we can drink after 5, and get to leave early most Fridays and get to leave early more than one would imagine. There is a great atmosphere and culture. I recently graduated from college and could not have asked for a better job! The pay is great, free health care, and have an amazing group of passionate people who I get to work with.

    Cons

    A more direct path to promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing! I love the how engaging the trainings are and everybody truly cars about growth and investment.