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I worked for Exact for 3 years and the difference between 2011 and 2014 are so vast it's almost impossible to describe. When i started, there was an Americas president that made the worst decisions possible for the business, people hated their jobs, I felt no opportunity for advancement or that anyone in HR even cared.
Having left earlier a few weeks ago (for reasons unrelated to dissatisfaction with the company), I can say it's a whole different ballgame. Firstly, the Americas portion of the company is now split into 3 business units, all headed by very smart, very dedicated and honestly, pretty cool managing directors. In 2011, there hadn't been any new product development in years and sales hadn't seen an upward trajectory in half a decade. Now, two of the three business have exceeded sales budgets EVERY quarter this year and both have released new products to market.
It's honestly a good time to be part of that company. I think they have the right leadership and passion to continue to grow. And they are making not just business-centric decisions, but people-centric decisions. The way they show their appreciation to their employees is just continuing to get better.Cons
Benefits are fine- they are probably competitive for their market but definitely don't compete with huge companies (i.e JPM Chase, Oracle etc). I think pay is competitive, although probably not top of the market.
Just heard that they're increasing there paid-time off allowance to 19 days in the first year for non-senior leadership which I think is crazy good!
They need to work on embracing better work-life balance, at least in the Columbus office. I never heard any complaints from Minneapolis colleagues about this. There is an expectation to be available round-the-clock, and it's exhausting.
A little too much power still lies in the hands of the corporate office in the Netherlands. They have too much control and I think it is limiting on what the Americas groups can accomplish. The Americas are the only group that are really making money so NL needs to back off and give them more free reign.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
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I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Exact Software in October 2013.Interview Details
Great experience in the interview process. I was connected by the recruiter, literally within hours of applying. Recruiter was so open with information about the company and the role; answered many of my questions before I ever had to ask. She told me she'd get back to me in a few days, and she actually did. So refreshing! When I came into the office to interview, the managers were equally open and honest. Much more like a conversation of equals and idea sharing than an interview. Really impressed with the management team and the amount of dedication and passion I saw.Interview Questions
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