a la mode Reviews

Updated Jan 24, 2021

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2.9
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a la mode Chief Executive Officer 	Jay Shafer (no image)
Jay Shafer
35 Ratings
Pros
  • "I get a yearly food stipend that goes right into my bank account and on Mondays and Thursdays I eat free food from various food trucks(in 13 reviews)

  • "Paid Medical, 4-day workweek, salaried positions get unlimited PTO, Food Trucks FREE(in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Worst work culture"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Designer in Mumbai
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing No lunch area No leave with pay No national holidays Unimaginable targets expectations

    Cons

    No employee benefit Poor management Treating employees as slave

  2. "Good"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher in Prayag
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at a la mode full-time

    Pros

    Fun filled activity for both kids n teachers

    Cons

    I never faced any negative side of ala mode angel axademy

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  3. "Good"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Head 

    I have been working at a la mode full-time

    Pros

    Company cultural is awesome. All bosses are supportive

    Cons

    Infrastructure is not in employees favor.

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Cool Company"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at a la mode full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company is super innovative for Oklahoma City.

    Cons

    The work is a little repetitive.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Tech support"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tech Support 
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Food - although a lot of the food they have is unhealthy.

    Cons

    Where to begin... Horrible training and questionable employment practices. They give you weekly goals and expect you to achieve these goals off the clock. Apparently all employees get 1 hour of training every two weeks. All other training is implied to be done at home... to improve future career goals. They make a big deal out of missing days for medically necessities... I would recommend staying far away.

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  6. Helpful (3)

    "Run from this company"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Full Stack Developer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at a la mode full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    None that I know of

    Cons

    They promote their benefits but expect you to work 100 hours a week. Don't believe a word any of them say.

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  7. Helpful (3)

    "Their products are really terrible"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at a la mode full-time

    Pros

    good lunch options, nice hardware

    Cons

    They cannot get their products to actually work. They have constant issues with every product they put out and cannot get anything to actually work. They have literally hired a staff to deal with the defects in their software.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at a la mode full-time

    Pros

    I was a career job-hopper before I started my career at a la mode. There is a real sense of comradery here. The entire company seems focused on the uniform goal, with all departments working in a cohesive manner to accomplish it. Even though I've only worked here about 6 months, I am proud to be part of this team. The upper management are intelligent, humble, approachable, and incredibly competent. I have no plans of leaving this company. For the first time in my career, I feel as if there are better opportunities for me at my current job than in the open market.

    Cons

    Big, open floor plan with a lot going on. It feels as if the entire layout was designed for extroverts. Not many places to get a few minutes to yourself.

  9. Helpful (10)

    "Any Developer With Her Salt Should Run Away as Fast as Possible"

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at a la mode full-time

    Pros

    Alamode seems like a great opportunity, great perks, great opportunities, sounds like they want to be better. People who you work with are great, and extremely knowledgable.

    Cons

    You spend all of your time working on an outdated product and unless you are in the first few years of your career, you never actually see any career advancement. You constantly get blamed by the middle and senior managers involved in development for not meeting vague goals that have no idea what is going on. The majority of senior managers haven't worked in a modern stack in at least a decade. Unless you want your career to stagnate, stay away from this company.

  10. Helpful (2)

    "Culture and Benefits = Winner"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Coach in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at a la mode full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Paid Medical, 4-day workweek, salaried positions get unlimited PTO, Food Trucks FREE food trucks every Mon and Thurs, free coffee coke snacks salads in a cafe style break area, random parties including free alcohol for those that wish to have a beer or three. Upward mobility in the company is for real if you want it. Or you can just be the best support tech you can be if that is what you need. I have seen numerous entry level techs make it to Team Leader, Customer Support Manager, Developer, Product Manager, etc. Talented people are recognized and given the chance to do more and be more. I've been with alamode nearly 6 years now, over 40 yrsold, and hope to retire from 'tha mode'. I've had a few emergencies over the years and the alamode family has always been ready to lend a hand if needed. From the owner himself on down the management chain generosity during lifes trying times is the norm. The company helped my family with funeral costs when there was an unexpected death in my family. I also have dealt with a terrifying medical condition and alamode helped with all paperwork, leave, welcoming me back when i did return to work with anything I needed to transition back to work. I've seen our company help employees that suffered damage during the May tornado season. But the company's gifts do not stop there. Every year we collect Christmas gifts for a lower-income school in the metro. We just put together a truckload of diapers, water, formula, groceries and drove it down to help hurricane Harvey victims. In short, best company, hands down, that I have worked for ever. All together the work environment, the colleagues, and the benefits give alamode 5+ stars in my experience. I could go on with more company anecdotes...for instance they are giving away a 64" TV this month to a hard-working support tech. I think you get the picture...

    Cons

    Non-salaried employees do not enjoy the unlimited PTO, and sometimes as a low level employee I think management needs to pull their head out, but hey what plebian has not thought the same thing of their lord. Heh.

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