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At ALKU, 98 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 62 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.92. It was published on Apr 22, 2016. 12577 Visitors

What Employees Say

People celebrate special events around here.
100%
 
People here are willing to give extra to get the job done.
100%
 
Management delivers on its promises.
100%
 
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
98%
 
People care about each other here.
98%
 

What They Do

We asked ALKU to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

ALKU provides highly specialized consulting services to large and mid-size companies across the U.S. through its three dedicated divisions: ALKU Technologies, ALKU Quality and ALKU Government Solutions.To learn more about ALKU visit www.alku.com.  

About this Company

Website: www.alku.com Industry: Professional Services
US Headquarters: Andover, Massachusetts US Sites: 3
Major Locations: Andover, Massachusetts; Herndon, Virginia; Durham, New Hampshire US Employees: 89
US Revenues: $84.40 million Worldwide Revenues: $84.40 million
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 2008

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Perks and Programs

We asked ALKU to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • ALKU's Annual Tropical Vacation: This trip is also known as "The Founders Club". This program rewards those individuals who exceed their sales and production goals within a given year. Some of ALKU's past destinations include Puerto Rico, Jamaica and St. Thomas.
  • Snacks & Bagel Day: At ALKU, it is very important to keep our employees happy and full of energy! ALKU provides everyone in the office with plenty of snacks. Some delicious treats include: Rice Krispy Treats, M&M's, Chex Mix, Fruit Snacks, Granola Bars, Easy Mac, Oatmeal, Popcorn etc. In addition, Thursdays are infamous for "Bagel Day". Every Thursday morning, ALKU's employees are treated with a variety of different bagels from Bagel World. This gets our employees excited and lets them know that we are here to honor and treat them for their hard work!
  • Recognition & Celebrations: ALKU has numerous programs in place that reward and recognize employees for all accomplishments, no matter how small or large they may be. This recognition is presented through various platforms. Some include humorous emails, social media campaigns, award ceremonies, and employee honor days. In addition, ALKU always finds a reason to celebrate. Some of the celebrations include Cocktail Receptions, Award Ceremonies, Annual Holiday Parties, Office Open House's, Happy Hours, Sporting Events, Ski Trips, Tropical Vacations and Leadership Development Ceremonies.
  • Friday Fun Days: ALKU hosts "Friday Fun Days” a couple of times per year. ALKU creates teams amongst their employees. The teams participate in 4/5 rounds of different games. Some games include but are not limited to: Relay races, hula hoop competitions, ALKU trivia, card games, jenga, putting etc. The games are played until one team is left standing. The winning team is then broken up, and each person competes individually. The finalized winner gets a personalized trophy that is placed on their desk and is displayed for "bragging rights". Friday Fun Days are a great way to get ALKU employees to participate and get involved. It creates a fun office environment and reiterates the importance of the "Have Fun Working Hard" motto that ALKU strongly stands by.
  • Casual Fridays: Casual Friday's occur every Friday in the office. Employees are able to come to work in comfortable attire. This provides ALKU employees with a day to feel a little extra relaxed while in the office and get them excited for the weekend!
  • Contests: Contests are constantly taking place in the ALKU office. These contests work as sales production incentives as well as rewards for the overall company's growth and success. Prizes in the past have included weekend getaways to Miami and Vegas, ski resorts, VIP nights out in the town, VISA reward gift cards, extra paid time off, flexible hours, CEO for a day, cash prizes and more!

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

$71,000 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Recruiter $76,500 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Recruiter
3% 401(k) match of employee's contribution, up to 3% of an employee's salary50% Company-paid health coverage for employees
50% Company-paid health coverage for dependents

COMPENSATION PROGRAMS

  • 401(k) plan
  • Pre-tax savings account

PERKS TO MAKE LIFE EASIER

  • Free snacks during the day
  • Free lunch on a regular, daily basis
  • Free breakfast foods on a regular, daily basis
  • Discount ticket sales
  • Personal travel service
  • Free beverages during the day
  • Subsidized lunch on a regular, daily basis
  • On-site package/mailing service
  • Convenience store
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WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

20 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 4 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment

FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

60 days Job-protected maternity leave30 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
60 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take10 days Job-protected paternity leave
60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents30 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave.

FAMILY CARE PROGRAMS

  • Childcare reimbursement during business travel
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative
  • Lactation room(s)

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

  • Medical care
  • Vision care
  • Mental health care
  • Fertility treatments
  • Dental care
  • Prescription drug subsidy
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)

ONSITE HEALTH BENEFITS

  • Fitness center (at all locations)
  • Subsidized offsite gym memberships

Community Involvement & Philanthropy

16 hours Paid time off to volunteer $50,000 Philanthropic donations in last year
$6,000 Total company-matched employee donations in last year

Diversity

  • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

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How to Get Hired

We asked ALKU for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

Key characteristics that indicate a candidate is a good fit include, the individual showcases initiative, has a strong desire to learn and grow professionally, is personable, enjoys humor, and is hard working.  

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Potential candidates that want to be noticed and taken seriously for candidacy should always pick up the phone and call as opposed to emailing and waiting for a response.   Persistence and urgency will certainly be noticed by managers at ALKU, this is especially true for those interested in a recruiting or sales role.  Once a candidate gets the hiring managers attention they are encouraged to share their story.  This doesn't mean selling specific skills, experience and details listed on their resume, but sharing who they are as an individual.  A potential candidate should also research the company’s social platforms such as its Facebook page.  These platforms represent the social environment and culture at ALKU.  A candidate who has knowledge of this walking in, will certainly impress the hiring managers.  

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

Yes, positions that ALKU is hiring for this year include (but are not limited to) a full-time Marketing Coordinator, Recruiter, Account Manager and Billing Administrator.   

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Visit our website, apply and call us directly!  http://www.alku.com/alku-erp-quality-recruiters/working-at-alku/ 

hiring Outlook

39 Job openings forecast for coming year 75% Job Growth
6 Average applicants per opening 258 Applications received
34 Positions filled in past year 60% New hires by employee referrals
8 New positions created 4 Jobs filled by current employees
Yes Recruits on college campuses 31 New graduates hired
27% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees 27% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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