Enaxis Consulting
3.8 of 5 16 reviews
www.enaxisconsulting.com Houston, TX 50 to 149 Employees

Enaxis Consulting Reviews

Updated Jan 28, 2014
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Dhiren Shethia and Jonas Georgsson

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83% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Positive and Balanced Work Life at Enaxis

Manager (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Enaxis Consulting full-time for more than a year

ProsEnaxis encourages doing meaningful work, leveraging your talents as well as supporting your career growth; overall a very positive experience!

ConsFor me downside is minimal, I am satisfied with my career experience there. So from a job perspective, better benefits and firm activities may be nice.

Advice to Senior ManagementI truly feel management seeks to do right by the employees. Keep doing what you are doing, look out for your employees and they will continue to take good care of the clients!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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An exciting, fast-paced, and growing company

Senior Manager (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Enaxis Consulting full-time for more than 5 years

ProsOur rapid and consistent growth provides variety of work, as well as opportunities for client and project leadership roles; We have smart, hard-working consultants with diverse backgrounds and experiences; Our smaller size provides greater visibility within the firm, and more exposure to our Fortune 100 clients; We work hard and play hard--numerous social and community events.

ConsThis is a busy firm---not much time to settle in--be ready to "hit the ground running" as you will quickly become involved in client and firm initiatives.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fun, friendly, and fast paced work environment

Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Enaxis Consulting full-time for more than a year

Pros- Incredibly talented co-workers, tenured with advanced degrees
- The company is growing very rapidly with promotions from within
- The office is in Greenway Plaza (30th Floor) with a great view of Houston
- Clients typically include Fortune 500 and 100 companies, rewarding work
- Great incentives with profit sharing, stocked kitchen, sponsored events

I started with Enaxis Consulting a little over a year ago and since then have been on several projects for one of our oil & gas clients. The biggest change is having a locally based client and not having to travel every week. The work has been challenging and rewarding, there is always a senior manager or partner to provide guidance.

The company is very supportive of in terms of reimbursing for certifications and core competency trainings. What really stands out for me is the collaborative company culture and support of one another. While the company is growing very fast, since I've been here the founding partners, Dhiren and Jonas, have always emphasized growing the right way and hiring the right people and not just growing for the sake of growing which really shows. Everyone is incredibly talented and SME's at what they do.

ConsThe speed of growth has been challenging but the company is making the proper adjustments by revamping communication tools and adding additional resources in the administrative and marketing departments.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Hard work leads to opportunity

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Enaxis Consulting full-time

ProsThe majority of the company practices the principles of working like you own it but not working for the glory and supporting each other as a team. The standards by which you are measured are clearly laid out. Achieving them takes hard work but the reward system for the work also exists.

ConsThe company is growing fast which always causes some pain during the transition.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the rewards and expectations transparent and fair. Good people will continue to gravitate to you and gladly contribute their expertise and effort.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Elite level firm, with strong quality of life focus

Senior Manager (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Enaxis Consulting full-time for less than a year

ProsEnaxis employs some of the brightest, hardest working people I've encountered. They live by their core values, and maintain a strong focus on investing in talent and creating a supportive, rewarding environment. With a niche focus on technology strategy among energy companies, it is a truly a unique and rewarding environment. The partners express a well balanced concern for the growth of employees, and delivery to their clients. They offer internal and external training opportunities, and perhaps more importantly, the chance to learn from others within the firm. The environment is supportive, and not overly competitive, rewarding contributions to each other and professional development among staff. With an ideal size (although growing quickly), there is lots of opportunity to interact, participate in external events together, and get to know one another.

ConsYou may not find quite the same level of fringe benefits as a big four (although still very competitive - profit sharing, solid medical, etc.), but Enaxis more than compensates with opportunities for growth, work/life balance, very limited travel burden, and investment in time and energy on your personal goals and development -- things that are all too rare among management consulting firms. Another consideration -- this is a very social organization. People excel through interaction with one another and consideration for more than yourself. This is not a place you can hide in a corner and expect to excel. For myself, and many others, this is one of the appeals of this environment.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe management team believes in their core values and care greatly for their people. They maintain a strong strategic focus, and actively mentor junior leaders and staff. It is interesting that in another review somebody referenced the salary reductions during the 2008/09 downturn. I was not here at that time, but I do know that this small firm did not lay off any staff during that period. The fact they made a short term salary adjustment -giving their staff the option to tough through the down turn or seek out other opportunities WHILE EMPLOYED -- all at a time many others (particularly in private businesses) went through this period unemployed -- actually speaks volumes about their commitment and dedication. My advice to senior management - keep up the good work.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great firm with strategic projects and no travel

Manager (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Enaxis Consulting full-time for less than a year

Pros-Firm hires quality, experienced consultants.
-The firm's founders came from big firms; their vision was to start a management consulting firm specializing in oil and gas. As a Houston-based firm located in the world's oil & gas HQ, this means the majority of our work is local so we do not travel.
-Large portfolio of oil and gas clients including the supermajors
-Relaxed, polite and professional atmosphere.
-Annual anonymous employee survey that leadership takes very seriously. They make changes for the better as a result of the feedback.
-Strong focus on career development.
-Monthly happy hours
-Profit sharing plan
-Every quarter we pick a deserving organization in which employees can participate by volunteering their time, services, or monetary contributions
-Generous reimbursement programs for graduate level education and professional certifications

Cons-Enaxis is moving at a fast, but healthy pace. Like any firm going through a growth period, there are inherent challenges with things such as infrastructure and systems. While Enaxis actually is pretty ahead of the game in this area (esp. for a small firm), leadership does recognize opportunities to improve and is making the necessary investments.
-Everyone is required to get certified in an area that may not be relevant to their role.

Advice to Senior Management-Continue with monthly happy hours, weekly firm updates, and annual surveys.
-Consider revamping certification requirements so they are relevant to each person’s service area.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good people who are really smart and driven

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I have been working at Enaxis Consulting full-time for more than a year

ProsFast growing, small so lots of opportunity to get on board and advance. If you are someone who likes working for very large companies, don't work here, as this is more like a fast growth entrepreneurial environment. Also fast pace, lost of ideas floating around, lots of changes (which I like) but isn't always easy. Good people who are really smart and driven.

ConsGrowing pains...people can be gossipy but I think that is true anywhere.

Advice to Senior Managementoperations needs to be expanded, need better 401k matching.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Enaxis Consulting full-time

ProsCollaborative, collegial culture
Most people willing and able to help if you ask for it
Company continues to grow
Most of Senior Managers are respected

Cons"Leadership" is lacking in that there are 4 partners (owners), but would classify them as upper management at best, not leaders. Yes, they are responsible for setting the overall direction and tone for the firm, but truthfully, only 1 has earned my respect and loyalty (in my view).

The others manage in a way that confirms you indeed for for them, and its all about image. As long as you play their game, laugh at their jokes, go to the Christmas party..they'll generally leave you be.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop the love affair with yourselves. If you truly want to grow and take the company to the next level, leave the clouded, I know and can do everything, attitude at the door. Take time to truly listen and understand your employees concerns, build that loyalty, and you may be surprised where things go.

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Decent - If you accept the fact you are making the OWNERS rich, expectations are met

Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Enaxis Consulting full-time for more than a year

Pros* Good client base - good for making contacts
* No/limited travel (rare for consulting)
* Do your job, keep your head down, and you will be left alone

Cons* Low pay for industry / owners getting rich
* Bonus plans are weak / benefits the owners
* Like most places, very political

Advice to Senior Management* Re-evaluate industry standard pay
* Just be honest and admit what you are (pimps that pimp out consultants) instead of a pretend "family" where wealth is distributed evenly

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Small Firm - good people

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Enaxis Consulting

ProsI like the people at this company, they are honest, smart and fun. The company is growing, so as expected there are growing pains, but if you do your job well they appreciate you and you know it. I think the management team is very fair, if you have a concern or an idea, they listen and act on it if they can. The management team is making lots of changes, including adding a ton of training that anyone can attend. They also have happy hours once a month, a holiday party, and other family friendly events. Not sure why the folks above don't think there is enough communication, at the monthly all hands meeting there is almost TOO much communication, as the meetings go over an hour sometimes! They tell you all about the revenue, goals, new clients, etc.

ConsSmaller company so they don't have the perks of larger Management Consulting firms. They also ask for an average of 45 hours a week, but I know for a fact that big consulting firms expect MUCH more than that.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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