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alliantgroup, LP Reviews

Updated June 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Free lunch everyday, compensated well; wellness program (in 44 reviews)

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

Cons
  • absolutely no work life balance (in 50 reviews)

  • LONG HOURS, no work/life balance (in 24 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (17)

    "Misleading Work Environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Catered Lunch Everyday
    -Young Work Environment
    -Stepping Stone

    Cons

    -Long Hours
    -Cult Like Culture
    -No Work-Life Balance
    -Overworked
    -Management is a Joke

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people, understand workload of employees, pay better for the long hours required, and STOP posting fake reviews on this website


  2. Helpful (15)

    "Underlying"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at alliantgroup, LP full-time

    Pros

    Catered lunch. Play hard. Good incentive bonuses, but take with a grain of salt. Great group of younger professionals that enjoy working with each other. Beautiful building. Fulfilling work. Always learning new things.

    Cons

    Long long hours and bosses guilt trip you for leaving early even if its after client service hours are over. Stressful and pressure filled billing practices. Sketchy upper management who play favorites and alienates some employees. "great opportunity for growth" is a statement that you must actually pick apart and understand before committing (not at all what it seems to be). Everyone I ever knew that worked here has never said a good thing about the company once they left.

    Advice to Management

    Understand your employees better. Dont play favorites and exile some employees because they didnt suck up to you.

  3. Helpful (15)

    "Avoid this place PLEASE!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at alliantgroup, LP full-time

    Pros

    The pay is honestly the only positive about this company. They are definitely willing to pay you what you feel you're worth.

    Cons

    This by far is the worst company to work for. They have a tremendous high turnover rate. They are very good at what they do with fooling you with their core values and making you to believe that they are all for "investing" in their employees and thrive off of a "transparent" culture. The money may be good but no money is worth taking for exchange for your life. They expect you to commit your entire life to their organization and question you when you leave work ON TIME or leave the office for lunch. I worked in the HR department and you would think the people who do the hiring and recruitment would be a people oriented group but it's unfortunate that this is not the case. The culture is very clickish and if you do not have that "embedded DNA" that they are looking for, you will NOT make it. They pick and choose who they want to "invest" in developing, it is definitely not all across the board. It is impossible to be the "high performer" they rave about in their core values. If you are not kissing butt and playing the game you are doomed. Avoid this place PLEASE!

    Advice to Management

    Do away with some of your directors and associate directors. They are a complete joke when it comes to ethical practices.


  4. Helpful (9)

    "ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible career path and generally good coworkers

    Cons

    have to be a part of the "bros" club to move up


  5. Helpful (26)

    "The Cut Throat Will Succeed"

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

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

    Pros

    There are great opportunities for upward mobility due to the turnover. Hourly employees can bank on the over time they work, while salaried employees are often rewarded with sizable bonuses. Contests will also earn you big checks and gift cards. Of course, free lunch, and during tax season, dinner. Facilities are gorgeous and the location is great.

    Cons

    This company is definitely a great home for a particular personality type. People who are comfortable making work their whole life, who don't mind incredibly long days, and people who love "playing the game" will thrive here. Employees who enjoy work/life balance, who are involved in anything outside of work, and who are not prone to drinking the blue a kool-aide likely won't last.

    I found that if I got my work done on time and left at a reasonable hour, I would get chastised for not being a team player, for not staying late, and for being committed.

    Teams constantly get restructured due to crazy turnover. By the time I left a year after I started, I had seen my entire training class slowly die off. Not one member of the team that recruited me was there when I left. You'd often ask where a teammate was only to find out they'd been fired, with no real consideration given to how it would affect the rest of the team.

    It isn't uncommon to hear girls crying or vomiting in the bathrooms due to stress, and the lack of emotional maturity in the company often led to explosive interactions.

    Most of the work I did there seemed redundant and only done to justify upping billing on more lucrative accounts.

    Advice to Management

    Hire carefully, prepare new team members for success by providing MEANINGFUL training, and spend less time worrying about how many hours your people work, instead focus on the quality of their work.


  6. Helpful (10)

    "Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Competitive Pay. Good company for people who make work their only goal in life.

    Cons

    Talk a good game but do not follow through.
    Rewards are based on internal competition rather than individual accomplishments.
    Not a good place to work if you have any kind of life outside of work. You are expected to make your job your life or you will not do well here.

    Advice to Management

    Follow through on your promises. Invest in management training. Educate your managers how to motivate people rather than relying on intimidation.


  7. Helpful (22)

    "Rude people"

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

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

    Pros

    Company provided lunch
    Company pays 100% insurance
    Company Happy Hours & Parties

    Cons

    Long Hours
    Management is rude
    Turnover rate is extremely HIGH
    They interview at least 25 people a day

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better,communication is key

  8. Helpful (20)

    "Working at alliantgroup"

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

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

    Pros

    Health and dental benefits, casual dress code, free lunch daily

    Cons

    No work life balance, I was working 12-14 hour days, high turn-over. You never knew in advance how late you would be

    Advice to Management

    If you're going to have employees work 12-14 hour days for two weeks straight, give them 2 weeks where they can leave at 6pm so they can plan to be with their families.


  9. Helpful (17)

    "Mixed Feelings"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Associate in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some really nice coworkers, if you are lucky to be assigned to their team. Free food (to make you stay and work more). Some legitimately good learning experiences, should you physically and mentally be able to sustain yourself through long hours.

    Cons

    Management is very much out of touch with the reality of their own company and do not practice what they preach. High school mentality. No work-life balance, even for a normal desired standard. Employees are shamed if they do not buy into the blue a 'attitude'. Can be extremely disorganized, and unfortunately those who have the power to change it do not want to or are uninterested as it does not seem to immediately affect them.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house, start over.


  10. Helpful (28)

    "R&D Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at alliantgroup, LP full-time

    Pros

    They are great at hiring many fresh, smart, and talented individuals from different background. The office building is beautiful, impressive, and bright. There is the option of catered lunches every day, and dinners are catered too during tax season/busy times.

    The initial impression that I had was simply being completely impressed. This was the initial impression.

    I was also a recent graduate with my bachelors degree, and this job seemed ready to develop and give me a great amount of skills.

    Skills that I have developed:

    Project Management
    Interview skills
    Consultation skills in response to clients of various industries and backgrounds
    Ability to pivot and respond to different and challenging questions from clients
    Exposure to different industries and what they do

    Cons

    After a few months, the shiny and new wears off, and you will realize that you have no work-life balance. The people who are high performers have managed to delegate their work to others around or below them, which enables them to leave a little earlier...as in leaving by 7-7:30 pm instead of later. Most of the highest performers work their weekends, and go home and work some more on their assignments at night. This was frequently expressed and repeated by these individuals, as if there is truly a need to let everyone know that they are working very, very hard. It is looked down upon if you don't work this much, all the time, at all times.

    The training program is constantly changing, but not truly evolving. The people who come in only a couple of weeks behind you will be put into a completely different trend of training and classes. Overall, the training is inconsistent, confusing, and the grading given can be mostly subjective. There is also the issue of some individuals getting personalized training, and others being left on an island and boggled down with work assignments that keep them from developing. When this disparity occurs, management, as in their team Directors and Associate Directors, are constantly bringing in the individual for constant updates and micromanagement discussions on where the individual thinks they stand in comparison to the newer trainees who are given more tools and increased help and mentor-ship from the very beginning.

    The Company constantly insists on development, personal work and being rewarded for your hard work, but their tools are few and far in between to fully develop their associates into rounded employees. The opportunity for bonuses on top of your base salary are possible, but they are extremely difficult and at times are unrealistic for younger employees. Priority and tools are given to the Senior Associates, and those Associates who have managed to become very, very, very friendly with their Directors and Associate Directors.

    If your Director, who is the decision maker along with all the other Directors on the floor on whether you advance or not, decides that they don't see much potential in you (this can happen very, very early on at this Company), then you will not be developed. This is subtle and very prolonged when this happens. You will not be given the tools, and you'll work even harder trying not to sink and get the ax.

    Advice to Management

    A lot of micromanagement does occur. The Directors have a vast amount of knowledge and tools to access, and it does come out when it is needed. However, they have a habit to plan on making plans, versus taking action. They have a lack of properly managing different individuals, causing the teams to constantly shift and move around, as well as causing massive turnover. These individuals will throw you under the bus if something does go wrong, even if it is completely on the client's side and their own decision during the projects/studies that are conducted. Be prepared to be constantly talked down to, asked personal questions that make you feel like you are going to lose your job if you answer incorrectly, and constantly under the rule of thumb of subtle intimidation that makes you feel unsafe in your job security.


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