3E Company Reviews

Updated April 9, 2015
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  1. Good job for many years but no life other than work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA

    I worked at 3E Company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I had respect for my boss

    Cons

    Review and goal process was so painful and dreaded it every year. Hr dept Is the worst.

    Advice to Management

    Pretend it's not high school and we are all adults.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Support

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    Current Employee - Support in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Support in Carlsbad, CA

    I have been working at 3E Company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Ok pay ok benefits ok location

    Cons

    Management is sometimes abusive of employees and they pretend to have more MSDS than they actually have to get contracts with businesses. They have supposedly been investigated by Federal authorities in the past as well.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees better and be honest in trying to acquire new contracts

  3. Helpful (1)

    General

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at 3E Company full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    A company that helps customer to be compliant in the EH&S industry.

    Cons

    The product offerings are stagnant and requires innovation

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  5. My 1+ year at 3E

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Carlsbad, CA

    I worked at 3E Company full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work culture, Smart colleagues, Good office location

    Cons

    Mediocre compensation and benefits, Very limited career opportunities, No plans/vision from senior management

    Advice to Management

    Just try to fix all the above cons.

  6. Helpful (3)

    Toxic Atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative in Carlsbad, CA

    I worked at 3E Company full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Many people are nice in person. The company seems open to training employees in new skills and considering experience that is not direct to the position but could be transferred.

    Cons

    Departments are at war with each other and do not cooperate at all. Throwing other people under the bus is the norm. This makes it very difficult to get work done efficiently as many tasks require cross-department cooperation. Surprisingly, many of these people seem like they are normally perfectly nice, but spending an extended time at this company appears to acclimate employees to an atmosphere where hostility and lack of respect for coworkers becomes the norm. HR appears to be aware, but seems to be unable to fix the situation, probably because of management. At least one person in upper management regularly publicly chastised and criticized their team, and I saw at least one person walked out with their belongings. This reminded me more of a high school lunch yard than any other place I've ever worked, complete with a pack of "mean girls" in administration that treated everyone with contempt.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of team building activities, this company needs to look closely at personal dynamics between employees and departments. Unfortunately, real change will probably require counseling or disciplining individual employees about unacceptable conduct toward others. Some of these employees are in management or have worked at 3E for an extended period and are regarded as or feel that they are entrenched and/or irreplaceable.

  7. Helpful (2)

    Fractured Company with weak leadership

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    Former Contractor - Business Consultant in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Contractor - Business Consultant in Carlsbad, CA

    I worked at 3E Company as a contractor (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly and helpful immediate co-workers (just don't ask outside your department). If you like saying 'Yes', working unnecessarily long hours, watching your bosses come and go like the wind, this is the job for you!

    Cons

    Higher turn over than a McDonald's. Nice office design does not cover up the fact that this is a boiler room environment for every department. Each department hates the other, this failure to work together comes from the top down, each department operates as like a High School clique. No one tries to change it because the CEO will change them.

    Advice to Management

    The Board of Directors should be there longer than 1 hour for a closed door session. Nothing in the reports will give them the actual knowledge they can gain by working within the company. Stop blaming the environment and blame yourself; You have 'Yes' men giving you report and you never cared enough to find out more. The CEO is NOT a leader; he's a salesman. Nothing more.

  8. Helpful (2)

    Not so great job

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    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Carlsbad, CA

    I worked at 3E Company full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Smart and friendly colleagues
    Flexible work schedule
    Work-life balance
    New technologies to work

    Cons

    No transparency with management
    Less pay
    Poor project management process
    No motivation to work
    Not so great benefits
    No career growth

    Advice to Management

    First and foremost thing to work on is the project management process. I would have liked the management to be more transparent with me. I understand that this is a small company but the overall process has to be improved a lot.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Good Company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Msds Author
    Current Employee - Msds Author

    I have been working at 3E Company full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Independence, wealth of knowledge, well respected.

    Cons

    In house with client.
    Dependent on information client shares.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Hamster Wheel

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at 3E Company full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Job Security, flexible hours and work from home opportunities. Easy 8-5.

    Cons

    No advancement, no career path, variable experience in 'senior' possitions, underpaid.
    The criteria to qualify for promotion is not documented and appears to be 'at whim'. Personel issues have forced 'warm body' hiring in which some people are not as well qualified as they should be. Business strategy is focused on volume and direct revenue, little or no money/time for skill or process development, product development, training, or QC.

    Advice to Management

    Spend some time in product development with the people that actually know what they are doing. And allow time to train personel.

  11. Run- don't walk away

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at 3E Company full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    While the company once led the way in the marketplace, they are losing their edge and are adrift.

    Cons

    High turnover in sales and over promise on earnings. It makes for a troubled environment.

    Advice to Management

    Where to start?

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