ALTEN Reviews

Updated 26 May 2020

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3.1
55%
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67%
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ALTEN Président Directeur Général Simon Azoulay
Simon Azoulay
398 Ratings
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  • "Low salary (as most consultancy companies)(in 38 reviews)

  • "Discrimination based on university (typical french)(in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Very good company to grow with"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Experienced Recruiter in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ALTEN full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very good opportunities to evolve when you show pro activity and performance Challenging and interesting tasks Top management very reachable and open to listen to new ideas Dynamic environment

    Cons

    Workload can be very important

    ALTEN2020-05-19
  2. "alten UK"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Component Engineer in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ALTEN full-time

    Pros

    - development and career support can be great

    Cons

    - pay could be better, lower than expected

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    ALTEN2020-05-26
  3. "Not secure"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Leicester, England

    I worked at ALTEN full-time

    Pros

    Friendly people at the office

    Cons

    Not secure positions. Will let you go when not convenient to them.

    ALTEN2020-05-24
  4. "Dynamic environment, lot of available options"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ALTEN full-time

    Pros

    Team spirit, flexibility, careers opportunity

    Cons

    working hours, sometimes left on our own

    ALTEN2020-05-01
  5. "Okay for a first job."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at ALTEN full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Okay for getting a job straight out of university.

    Cons

    You're limited contractually to tasks that don't help you grow your skills as an engineer. The business managers are often overworked.

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    ALTEN2020-05-13
  6. Helpful (1)

    "You'll get stuck there if you are a junior engineer and want to make your way up."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at ALTEN full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good only for first years after graduation, working for top tech companies.

    Cons

    Almost impossible to make your way up in the technical side of the business. Forget about having a change in your job title even if you are doing a complete different thing to what you were hired for, even if you have much more responsibilities. Extra work is paid in bonuses and with very unfair amounts. They say they look after you but the only thing they care about is money. Be prepared to start working in Chester and 6 months later move to Bristol or Derby, because they'll do with you whatever they want. Alten is one of the cheapest companies to their customers and that affects your salary, which will be one of the lowest in the market.

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    ALTEN2020-04-17
  7. "Low salaries, no relocation and lacks opportunities."

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Portsmouth, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at ALTEN full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The london office is very pleasant.

    Cons

    The UK side of the business is run by young inexperienced personnel and because fo this, they appear to be playing catch-up rather than anticipating the future. Staff retention is very low. They are willing to hire most young grads on a permanent contract but charge the client contractor fees (£40/ph). These grads then get moved around the country with no relocation expenses. After a maximum of 1.5 years, they realise that they can get far better elsewhere despite the "opportunities" presented by Alten. I would seriously avoid this company.

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    ALTEN2020-05-04
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great consultancy company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Derby, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ALTEN full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You can work on different projects in automotive, railway, energy industries.

    Cons

    You have to report to several people (Alten as your employer and also to your customer)

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    ALTEN2020-02-25
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great people and exciting work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ALTEN full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Trust and support from senior managers -Responsibility -Dynamic role

    Cons

    -Workload if not self managed correctly

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    ALTEN2020-01-28
  10. "Do not care about employee"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Broughton, West Midlands, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at ALTEN full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working Good salary for less work

    Cons

    Career managers do not care about employees You do not meet any manager

    ALTEN2020-02-24
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