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Review averages

  • 10 employees say

    Excellent (2)
    20%
    Good (4)
    40%
    Satisfactory (2)
    20%
    Subpar (2)
    20%
    3.17
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
    100%
    1.00

Company summary

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Big Ideas. Real Solutions. Based in the Washington, DC, metro area, Alion Science & Technology (Alion) engineers solutions for the United States Department of Defense across our six core capability areas. The solutions we provide to our clients are certainly important, but why and how we do what we do is the heart of who we are. At Alion, we believe that our first responsibility is to support and protect the men and women of the United States Armed Forces who risk their lives to defend us. Everything we do is grounded in that purpose, and we’ve been doing it for more than 80 years. Alion’s engineers, technologists, program managers, and other first-class experts are all part of an R&D heritage that continues today. We pair deep functional expertise with realworld domain experience to understand and support military readiness from the operator perspective. Our people are proven creators who bridge invention and action to turn big ideas into real solutions for a mission that’s bigger than just the bottom line. If you get excited about inventing new solutions or analyzing and solving real problems, then check out our challenging and exciting career opportunities.


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Numbers

Employees

1,000 - 5,000 employees

Company info

Who we are

Products, services

Your world— your challenges, your goals, your mission —is constantly evolving. With insights and expertise in multiple business areas, Alion's advanced engineering, IT, and operational solutions can help you embrace change, respond effectively, and prosper. 

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Benefits

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Alion offers a variety of benefit programs, including medical, vision, and disability, which are available to employees based upon their employment status. All employees are provided with certain core benefits at no cost as well as optional benefit plans in which they may elect to enroll. Employee contributions are required for participation in optional benefit programs and are deducted on either a before or after tax basis. 

The following benefits are available to all eligible Alion employees: 

  • Savings and Retirement Plan / 401(k)
  • Credit Unions
  • Employee Business Travel Accident Insurance
  • Social Security Benefits, Workers' Compensation and Unemployment Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program (not available to management or HR staff)
  • Publication Bonus Program 
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Employee and Dependent Life Insurance
  • Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Long Term Care
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance 

Location

For applicants

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Alion Science and Technology

What we offer

What is special about working for us?

At Alion, we are looking for individuals that want an exciting work environment. If you have the experience, skills, and enthusiasm, consider joining Alion— where you can focus and develop your talents while doing challenging, impactful work. Alion is one of the Washington Business Journal's Top 50 Technology Employers in the D.C. region and is one of the Best for Vets Employers by Military Times EDGE

From recent graduates to former, retired, and reserve military personnel, the Alion family comes from a diverse background. We offer a professional work environment where our employees strive to meet the needs of our customers. 


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How would we describe the company culture?

Across the company, Alion offices participate in team-building activities including annual picnics and holiday gatherings. In addition, some have their own intramural sports teams. We encourage healthy, active lifestyles for all of our employees. 

Alion rewards our employees for their personal achievements. We offer publication bonuses to full-time employees who author an article that is subsequently published in a technical journal. Alion recognizes our employees through our yearly CEO Awards Program, service awards, and performance-based bonuses, as well as employee referral bonuses. 


What else should applicants know about us?

Alion Cares, our corporate giving program, was established to centralize, promote, and recognize employee involvement in the community as well as manage the company's financial donations to maximize results and awareness. Alion is involved in a variety of community programs including: Our Military Kids, Boy Scouts of America, St. Jude Hospital for Children, and numerous local and regional charities. 

Application advice

Preferred application method

View current job openings here.


Selection process

After you apply:

  1. You will receive a confirmation email
  2. The recruiter will review your profile 
  3. We will contact you directly if your background matches our hiring needs

Please note, due to volume, we are unable to individually follow up to confirm receipt of submitted information or provide other status updates. Your email confirmation indicates that your application has successfully reached the recruiter or hiring manager. 


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Interviewing Process: 

Our interviewing process varies among business groups, and often from position to position. Your interviews may be by telephone, one-on-one with the recruiter or hiring manager, or in a group panel. 

Applicants who interview with Alion are required to complete an Alion Application for Employment form prior to receiving an offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of your reference check. All candidates selected for hire will be required to authorize a background investigation. 

The interviewing team selects the best candidate for the position based on qualifications and years of experience. The selected candidate will be contacted by our recruiters to extend an offer of employment. Candidates who are not selected will be notified by the recruiting staff. 

Thank you for exploring job opportunities with Alion Science and Technology. Alion is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity. We look forward to reviewing your application. 


Reviews for Alion

Reviews - What employees say

3.17 Employees say
1.00 Applicants say

Suggestions for improvement

  • There have been many improvements made to try to boost employee moral. Honestly for me it's a little too late.

What I like about the company

I have a pretty flexible schedule which is very helpful because I have a small child.

What I dislike about the company

I don't like that I have to continue to prove that I'm a valuable asset so that I won't lose by job because of past financial mistakes made.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00
  • Company
    Alion Science and Technology
  • City
    McLean
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • 20.Apr 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Allow comp time for salaried employees that work excessive hours.

What I like about the company

It's a great place to grow professionally.

What I dislike about the company

There could be a better communication chain from upper management regarding company progress, which is already being addressed.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Alion Science and Technology
  • City
    Annapolis Junction
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Free (company provided) Meals is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered
  • 08.Mar 2018
  • Employee
Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Alion Science and Technology Corporation
  • City
    Fairfax
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Design

Review averages

  • 10 employees say

    Excellent (2)
    20%
    Good (4)
    40%
    Satisfactory (2)
    20%
    Subpar (2)
    20%
    3.17
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
    100%
    1.00

kununu score comparisons

Alion
2.97
11 reviews

Industry average (Other Industries)
3.26
150,577 reviews

kununu average
3.30
2,670,000 reviews