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Ebix Reviews

Updated May 30, 2014
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2.4 69 reviews

31% Approve of the CEO

Ebix Chairman, President, and CEO Robin Raina

Robin Raina

(48 ratings)

32% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Company Culture is adequetly balanced with work - life balance(in 3 reviews)

  • work life balance, good working environment and culture(in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Difficult to maintain Work/Life Balance(in 5 reviews)

  • And it doesn't include the Senior Management listed on their website(in 7 reviews)

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    Beware- Employees leave Ebix due to poor management, lack of career growth opportunities, and low compensation.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsOne of the pros of working with Ebix is that there are some truly talented employees. Unfortunately, most of them are with the company through acquisitions Ebix makes and they end up leaving once they realize that working for Ebix means that there is no longer room for career growth, raises, etc.

    ConsExecutives and people in leadership roles are incapable of making decisions or presenting a clear direction for the company- much less all of the divisions and products that fall under Ebix. The company is constantly making acquisitions but never spends money on R&D, proper staffing, or Marketing. This leads to a lot of frustration internally and an extremely high turnover rate. Also, the office culture in Sandy Springs is terrible. Employees are forced to 'sign in' and 'sign out' like Kindergarteners and management is more focused on whether you are sitting at your desk (god forbid you go to lunch or the bathroom!) than they are about whether you are getting work done and meeting/exceeding your goals.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNurture the talent that you have instead of constantly hiring from the outside. Hire better leadership. Have better communication with employees regarding the status of the company, earnings, new products rolling out, etc. Everyone is always in the dark unless a press release is issued. Spend money on R&D & hire more people for product development. The current product offering across the board is stagnant and needs a refresh. Hire more people in Marketing & a VP of Marketing to lead them. There are literally 3 people working in Marketing which makes absolutely NO sense for a company the size of Ebix.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Like working in a sausage factory

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThere are some true industry experts working on the front lines and that makes for some great collaborative opportunities. The work atmosphere is laid back in terms of casual dress, and occasional fun and games to take your mind off the grind.

    ConsHighly centralized management and decision-making leaves most of the company virtually paralyzed. Senior management rules through fear and intimidation. Some senior managers are in over their head because several acquisitions quickly took the company beyond their capabilities. Expense controls rule above and beyond all else, even to the point of harming productivity, products, and client relationships. Very short term quarter-to-quarter thinking is apparent. Nepotism is alive and well.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave some humility to accept that you outgrew your capabilities and need to bring in more professional expertise from the outside, in addition to trusting your front-line employees to do the right thing.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    No forward progress.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsMost of the day to day interactions with coworkers are good.

    ConsNo annual OR merit based raises
    No job growth
    CEO must approve every expense...even basic needs for a software company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more quality people
    Keep the quality people you already have
    Don't sacrifice basic needs for profit margin

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    OK in the Short Term

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFriendly coworkers
    Flex-time at local office
    Relaxed dress code
    Free parking
    Gym membership reimbursement up to $200 per year
    Average paid time off, but you get an increase in vacation days after only two years

    ConsLow pay
    No annual salary increases or financial incentives for a job well done
    Mediocre retirement plan
    Little to no chance of career growth within the company
    Most positions cannot work remotely, even on a part-time basis

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop micromanaging details and start doing some long-term planning. Invest in training and team building within the company. Turnover is high and will get even higher as the job market opens up unless you pay more attention to employee satisfaction.

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    They don't even know they have a left hand

    Tech (Current Employee) Columbus, OH

    ProsYou'll get experience with mini technologies and service offerings. You'll get exposure to some fortune 100 companies. And it's good professional networking.

    Conso of consolidation. Executive team acquires companies but never consolidates or concentrates on redundancies. Personally seen for the e they keep the com that keep the company running.

    Advice to Senior Managementand and realize that you have human your making you your making your money. If you take care of them then they will take care of you. but it's but it so fits.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Mid size company with Big size problems...

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood Place to start a Career.But not good in Long run.

    ConsLow Salary and more expectation.Difficult to maintain Work/Life Balance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to improve your stand and try to value your Employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    less challenging work, bad management

    Programmer (Current Employee) Hyderābād (India)

    Prosleading company in its domain. As a fresher, you get to work on products that serve global markets. opportunity to work on different technologies used across products and projects of the company.

    Conswork is less challenging for experienced. Management is poor. promotions and hikes are affected by who you know in the company. HR is worst. They don't communicate well. If you join as a trainee, you become a software engineer at their own mercy. I have seen people get ting promoted even without the knowledge of their Project Manager, just because they know a employee who can influence HR decision. No work-life balance. Team leads are not inspiring people. They throw work at people who work under them and go home. Deadlines are poorly managed. If you are passionate about your work, you better avoid this place.

    Advice to Senior Managementimprove work culture. encourage talented people. Remove "referrals effect" in promotions and hikes. Ensure HR people behave well.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    No template for taking on acquired companies

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWaiting to see if there are any...

    ConsNo strategy
    No plans
    No job objectives
    No offer of salary reviews
    Staffing levels cut to the bone
    No sense of welcome

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave a template for taking on new acquisitions

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Freedom

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLess Pressure
    Food , Jim, Transportation.
    environment good, table tennis, pool, cab and bus
    cmm5, good people, atm

    Consknowledge gaining - in gaseous state,
    salary very low in the market,
    not giving Arial,
    slot system in appraisal,
    designation freeze

    Advice to Senior Managementgive appraisal and designation high at proper time.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not worth

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros1) Good for freshers, if you get a good project to start with.
    2) Bit friendly atmosphere.

    ConsPlenty.
    1) No job security for many.
    2) Useless politics.
    3) Work life balance sucks big time.
    4) Not employee friendly.
    5) Almost no additional benefits at all.
    6) Not really helpful HR.
    7) Admin -- not much reachable.
    8) Hikes -- Definitely not up to the mark.
    9) False hopes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive importance to your employees. Try to be friendly towards their needs.

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