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alliantgroup, LP Project Manager Reviews

Updated May 21, 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)

    "If the US Marine Corps did tax consulting"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You are working with the most talented, most accomplished, most focused people in the entire industry. alliantgroup's greatest asset is their people team. Excellent benefits, they pay for your health insurance, understanding management if you have to leave in the middle of the day, gym on-site and a dedicated wellness team. Huge opportunity for promotion. Fast growing company. The employees who persevere with this company, are all very very happy with their jobs and lives.

    Cons

    Long work hours, vaguely cult-like culture, they operate their great personnel at 99% efficiency which is why they provide such great benefits. Many people quit or are fired within the first twelve months of employment. It was rare to find anyone who had been there more than two years.

    Advice to Management

    Spend some time looking at how to reduce your new-employee turn over. This will be the best way to promote-from-within and get the management team that you need to continue the fantastic growth you have built this far.


  2. Helpful (20)

    "horrible environment and atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    provided lunch, free health insurance for singles, great location and office.

    Cons

    Where to begin...

    The hours are OUTRAGEOUS! You're expected to come in at 08:30 AM. Client service hours end at 06:30 PM -- but your day doesn't end there. There are ALWAYS last minute meetings, extra assignments or mandatory activities. In a nutshell, here are the problems I noticed with this company.

    1. Very cult, frat-like atmosphere. The values and philosophies are engrained in people's heads, and heaven forbid if someone disagrees with it.

    2. Management are insecure bullies all striving to get to the next level. It's not unusual for any of them to call a subordinate out in front of everyone or speak to a fellow employee with a abnormally high level of condescension. It's all an attempt to strike fear into people in hopes of developing them for the next level -- VERY demoralizing way of developing someone professionally.

    2. Lack of consistency - one day everyone is on their high horse about something then they just forget about it the next day. My question is, how does a young professional expect to take a company seriously if the management displays inconsistency.

    3. They claim to be "client-first", but that's a major lie. It's all about making money,so people can hit their bonuses -- which are difficult to impossible -- to attain.

    4 The main reason people claim to assist each other is so they can look good in front of management.

    5. Lastly, my biggest gripe -- nobody is held accountable or disciplined for their actions. This is integral for a company to run smoothly, but this place allows people to get away with murder.

    This is a for a young college graduate who just needs a pay check or experience for 6-12 months. However, it's hard to believe people spent 50 grand on a degree and end up working here.

    It's a place where young people get brainwashed into thinking this is how life and the "real world" is, which is absolutely not true.

    Advice to Management

    Respect the younger, less experienced employees and learn how to develop people better.


  3. Helpful (18)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at alliantgroup, LP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free food, long hours so that I cannot have any outside social interaction!

    Compensated for posting 5* reviews on this site!

    Cons

    Frat house mentality
    Cut throat (everyone throws anybody and everybody under the bus to succeed)
    LONG HOURS
    Snitched on when you leave early
    What work/life balance. It's work, work and more work. Oh wait, don't forget to max out all the hours on the project. Seriously, I had one staff charge 120 hours in a week!!!!


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  5. Helpful (8)

    "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pretty unique work environment compared to most companies I have worked for. Good training program for the most part.

    Cons

    Constantly changing processes that make it very difficult to become efficient at anything you do. Constant pressure to always stay extremely late and attend extra curricular events outside of work and if you dont attend it is highly frowned upon and you become an outsider. This even applies to folks with families and spouses, being that if you have obligations at home they expect those to take a backseat to the things that they have invited you to. Management is very transparent and anything you say is never kept confidential no matter what they tell you. This is a very competitive working environment where metrics are blasted out to the entire firm.

    Advice to Management

    Some things are better kept between you and the employee especially when it comes to personal topics. Don't be blind to feedback that employees provide as this information is provided to better the firm and working environment.


  6. Helpful (16)

    "Expect a lot of employee-churn; note: that means you'll be churned, too"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relatively easy to get hired with no background or experience; initial learning curve is steep but company has no expectations of you. Pay is not bad starting out.

    Cons

    Then the humiliations begin. Your performance will be tied to billable hours; that's right, no matter how much you work, if it ain't billable you won't get any raises or bonuses. Guess who decides what billable work you get? The people who do all the billable work. It's a rigged game. And the managers are making way to much money on the partnership model to give a crap how much churn there is at the bottom.

    Advice to Management

    Like they'd listen.


  7. Helpful (16)

    "Needs robots not people"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    The service they provide is awesome in the tax incentive world.

    Cons

    Company "culture" is ridiculous. If you want to eat sleep and breath work then this is the place for you but if you have any sort of life then it'll get in the way. Very limited work/life balance.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "This is a haven for HIGH PERFORMERS!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at alliantgroup, LP full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    alliantgroup is a place where folks who want a career vs. a job thrive!! Employees can take their career's into their own hands and control their own destinies. Meritocracy rules! Also, management maintains transparency in all of its decisions so that employees understand changes in operations and strategy.

    Cons

    Employees who don't like a fast paced environment will struggle.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to spend more and more time with people who are hungry for it.


  9. Helpful (18)

    "alliantgroup is a frat house!! All Previous Favorable Reviews Were Internal Propaganda!!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    $5 lunch credit to the cafeteria
    Free pop from the vending machine
    Dinner catered in so that you have to/must work late
    Monthly birthday cake parties
    Training new people, because it's a turnstile, most every new employee catches on 6 month into the job.

    Cons

    The expectation to work ridiculous hours per week. There is no work life balance!

    "Work hard play hard", for who, not me and my group! Management plays hard, playing on their Xbox while we are working late hours!

    You start off working 50 hours per week. Gradually, that gets accelerated to minimum 12 hour days with 6 day work weeks. You might even be given a guilt trip to work Sundays.

    You will be expected to communicate all the time while you are on vacation or even during religious holidays!

    Your pay will be below average. Good luck with any pay raises or reviews.

    Bonuses are discretionary and if you are fortunate to get one, it might be paid to you in pennies.

    Ever saw Animal House? This place is a close second. Jeans and a polo shirt is the dress code.

    Completely classless company considering the industry. Their reputation speaks volumes about them. Just search the company and lawsuits, there are many!

    Have this job on your resume will not help your career.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to stop driving their high end cars, step away from their big screen TVs in their offices, stop the games and ridicule! Get in the office the same business hours you expect from your employees!!!


  10. Helpful (21)

    "Working at Alliant Group was awful."

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    they provided lunch to the staff everyday

    Cons

    Management was awful and I quit without another job to go to. To the best of my knowledge so did basically everyone else that started at the same time I did which was approximately 10 people.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up and get a life and quit playing silly games with the company and the employees. Worst working experience of my life.


  11. Helpful (13)

    "The Sky is the Limit!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I thought people were kidding about the sky being the limit, but the management here spends a TON of time helping employees grow and build their career. There are endless promotion opportunities and the company is growing and growing!

    Cons

    This is not the place for those looking for a 9 to 5 job, but if you are seeking a place that you can build a career and work alongside people who will invest 110% into you - this is it!!