- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at EporiaPros
Eporia is a place where people are really allowed to thrive. Ideas are valued, efforts are appreciated, and there is a feeling that we're all in it together, including the CEO who works harder than anyone else (something I haven't seen before).
Deciding to work here was a lifestyle choice - it is demanding, the hours are long, and it's intense. But the compensation is very fair for the effort, the environment is supportive, and it's a really good product.
The demands of the position were very clearly explained before I to took it. I think some people assume they "don't really mean it" but let me assure you - they do. Everyone is expected to work more than regular full time hours, and to just do whatever it takes to get stuff done when in a crunch time. But again, the pay reflects the expectation, and it's a positive and appreciative environment, which is rare.
I'm just a couple of months into my employment here and I don't regret it for a minute. At some point, you choose to step it up - work harder for more compensation and more professional gain. I would always choose that and I'm glad I did in this case. I'd encourage my friends to work here.Cons
I read the negative review here on Glassdoor before I took the position. It worried me. I've worked for small, family-owned companies before and didn't want to be in that boat again. One of the CEO's children works for the company. But everyone gets the same benefits and expectations - even the CEO. There isn't favoritism.
I think the hours and pace are just more than some people can handle. Lots of new hires just walk out within the first few days. Others can't keep up and are let go. This was made very clear to me from the start. I'm sure those people resent it and want to slam the company. You have to take these things with a grain of salt. Again - it is intense. This might be a deal-breaking negative to some people.
I wanted a company that gave me room to grow, to be really effective, and to get a lot done. You get that here. My background is in IT and it's common for people to work less than half the time they're paid for. If you're used to that type of environment, where you're paid for what you know and what you can do instead of what you actually accomplish, then this probably isn't the place for you.
This is a family company, in a sense. But my experience with that sort of thing is a company that a Dad started and the son inherited, where the son doesn't get it, doesn't care, isn't as smart or well educated as the Dad, and doesn't have a passion for the product/subject. I worked for two of those. It was rough. This is different because the CEO is the person who started it, grew it from nothing, and really believes in it. He's in the trenches with us and there's something to be said for that.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Keep telling people what to really expect. Try to make them believe you. I think it helps to truly know what you're getting into.
Continue to give feedback (positive and negative) and praise for a job well done. That goes a long way toward employee satisfaction.
Don't give up on the idea that a small-ish group of really dedicated people can get a whole lot more done than a big, bloated group of average workers with average pay. This model works.
Consider a yearly employee appreciate picnic or something. Even the Management could take a day to eat burgers.Recommends
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Eporia.Interview Details
I applied on the Eporia website and got a call about a week later for an interview. There was not a real phone screening.
Just, are you *insert your name*?
What do you know about Eporia? (I knew nothing)
When can you come by?
The interview was a cake walk single interview split into two parts. The first part was with Doug (CEO/Founder). We talked a little about what I was looking for in a job and what Eporia does. It pretty much boiled down to Eporia is a small company and can you work in an environment where you can count the number of people you interact with on a singe hand.
The second part was with a Software Engineer. They came in asked me if I had Jquary, CSS C#, ASP.NET, XML, and Win Forms skills. I said yes and then I was asked if I had any questions. I asked about the technology stack and work environment but was mostly in shock at the lack of questions from the dev.
A few minutes late Doug came back and said they like me. He gave me an offer I made a counter, he countered. I told him I will think about it, called him a few hours later with a new number we agreed and set a start date.
After starting I asked about the lack of white-boarding and technical questions and was told that was unusual for the company.Interview Questions
Negotiation DetailsThe benefit package was not negotiable but salary was.Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
- I was shock at the lack of technical questions in the interview. View Answer
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