At ALKU, 97 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 76 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.96. It was published on Mar 31, 2017. 13916 Visitors

What Employees Say

Management is competent at running the business.
100%
 
I am given the resources and equipment to do my job.
100%
 
Management has a clear view of where the organization is going and how to get there.
100%
 
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
99%
 
People celebrate special events around here.
99%
 

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, 01810 US Sites: 4
Major Locations: Andover, Massachusetts; Herndon, Virginia; Durham, New Hampshire; Amherst, Massachusetts US Employees: 91
US Revenues: $117 million Corporate Structure: Private
Founded: 2008

ALKrew at the 2016 Rodman Ride!

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
50% Company-paid health coverage for employees 50% Company-paid health coverage for dependents
ALKRew at Boston Business Journal Celebration!

WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

14 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 14 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment
14 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment

FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

60 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 30 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
10 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)30 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
  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
  • Fertility treatments

Community and Environmental Impact

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

  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation

Workforce Diversity

 
ALKU Sign!

DEMOGRAPHICS

 
ALKrew 2017 Founder's Club Trip!

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?

ALKU employs a fun, motivated group that enjoys accomplishing great things.  Through careful hiring that utilizes a focus on character traits, ALKU has created a culture of success for our tenured employees and recent hires.  These character traits include a strong work ethic, sense of humor, a desire for personal growth and development and those who are competitive by nature.  

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 Recruiter, Account Manager, Benefits Administrator and Internal Recruiter.

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

Interested candidates should submit their resume to info@alku.com or call 978.296.6900.

hiring Outlook

33 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 78% Job Growth
26 Average applicants per opening 258 Total job applicants
60% New hires by employee referrals 15 Recent graduates hired
24% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees 60% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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