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ALTEN Reviews

Updated Nov 20, 2019

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3.1
56%
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61%
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ALTEN CEO Simon Azoulay
Simon Azoulay
351 Ratings
Pros
  • "volution sur des missions d'envergures avec possibilit(in 98 reviews)

  • "quipe de managers jeunes et dynamiques(in 49 reviews)

Cons
  • "Le salaire n'est pas toujours tr(in 57 reviews)

  • "Ssii donc les missions ne se valent pas toutes(in 55 reviews)

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  1. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer 

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

    Pros

    multicultural, good benefits, flexible, Fun environment and good training.

    Cons

    Pay, some favouritism, not a stable job if on-call

    ALTEN2019-06-21
  2. Helpful (1)

    "It's ok if you can't kind anything else"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Consultant in Saint-Laurent, QC
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    4 weeks vacation, medical insurance, many opportunities to try different jobs

    Cons

    Lower than average salary, limited liberty during contract

    Advice to Management

    Please pay at least the market average salary

    ALTEN2018-11-21
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Watch out and read review before decide to sign off a contract with them."

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    Former Employee - Cyber Security Analyst in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary based on your experience and how you will deal with them. Paid STM(40%) monthly pass.

    Cons

    Cheap on paying for different standard events like presentations. Insurance you pay and is very basic-limited. Slow reply from HRin case you need anything. Sick days are not defined in the contact. So you can or not be paid. French speaking company along with its french clients. Workload depends on project. However, in my case almost everyday I was overhelmed with tasks and this was considered as something... normal.

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    Advice to Management

    Read these and try to change. Think about people not MONEY only.

    ALTEN2018-10-07
  4. "Cyber security analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ALTEN full-time

    Pros

    Good locations and people with polite people

    Cons

    lots of technical guys and interview was so long

    ALTEN2018-08-15
  5. Helpful (5)

    "[True story] They do not care about their consultants"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The offer a Vacation + and Insurance plan + STM discount.

    Cons

    I signed a full-time permanent contract but look at what happened to me ( I have a master degree in engineering) : They do not protect their contractors. They care only about their clients, even if the client is in the wrong so they are afraid of loosing it. They treat their contractor like dirt. (i will give more insights below) They are doing some type of check-up interview in the client site to see if you... are "OK" but in the end, they are just doing it for the form (fake). This is in Alten contract: If the client decides to terminate the contract , he just need to give a notice of one week and do not need to make any reason (just says contract terminated) even for a permanent position contract (which in the end do not mean anything). So you do not have any protection as a contractor and Alten will give a week or two to find you a new job with them which is realistically impossible to do. In the end, they say that they will try their best to get unemployment allowance (also fake). This is really scary for somebody who have a family to take care of, so be really careful before signing even if the benefits are tempting, think about the financial stability around your job...

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    Advice to Management

    Change the management at Alten Canada to somebody who truly cares about its own contractor and is not a faking it.

    ALTEN2018-08-01
  6. "International, young and dynamic"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Officer in London, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Multicultural teams Various opportunities Good level of follow up and middle management

    Cons

    No UK website to apply directly on job offers by now

    Advice to Management

    Keep on giving more visibility on career evolution

    ALTEN2018-04-12
  7. "PMO"

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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ALTEN

    Pros

    it is a big company, Works in amazing projects like aviation

    Cons

    i don't have anything to say here because I don't know yet.

    ALTEN2018-03-23
  8. "industrial engineer"

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    Project Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ALTEN for less than a year

    Pros

    -good work opportunity in a lot of big company

    Cons

    contrary to what they say it's not you that decided when you went to finish your mission.

    ALTEN2017-04-03
  9. "Alten Canada Inc. / Great place to work !"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Subsidiry of major european group / can go abroad after 1 or 2 y assignments and projects are intersting Management is truly human-focused, you're not a number salary

    Cons

    still a small firm in Canada, needs to expand,

    Advice to Management

    hire more business developers !

    ALTEN2013-01-30
  10. "campany review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at ALTEN full-time

    Pros

    good reputation and lots of assignments

    Cons

    I dont know any downsides

    ALTEN2019-11-20
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