BostonCoach Reviews

Updated July 22, 2014
Updated July 22, 2014
11 Reviews

2.6
11 Reviews
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  1.  

    Things have gone downhill quickly since the Dav El merger

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Everett, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Everett, MA

    I have been working at BostonCoach full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Amazing, dedicated and smart coworkers who have put up with drastic change and reduction of benefits with minimal complaints and hard work.

    Cons

    New CEO puts on a nice front, but rules with threats. Everyone fears for their jobs and no teams communicate leading to infighting and distrust. Some new higher executives seem to have no idea what teams below them do on a day to day basis. Everyone mantra is to cover your own tracks because all departments will "throw you under the bus." Not currently a healthy work environment with little direction and leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate the great hardworking employees before everyone leaves. Come to one clear business direction for all new and merged departments to move forward as one. Promote teamwork between departments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Since being sold by Fidelity last July, things have quickly gone down hill.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Director  in  Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Director in Newark, NJ

    I worked at BostonCoach full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    When owned by Fidelity, their financial mite along with their benefits.

    Cons

    No defined business plan in place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend to hire some top management to turn things around

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Not a good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Everett, MA
    Former Employee - Manager in Everett, MA

    I worked at BostonCoach full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people and dedicated chauffeurs

    Cons

    No work life balance
    Sr management expects the impossible.
    Mangers territorial and therefore not a lot of team work happening
    Run like a financial company, not a transportation company
    Gossipy environment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company going through tough changes.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BostonCoach full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great co-workers in a professional atmosphere.

    Cons

    Lost direction due to company changes and economy. Now just one of many Limo Companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on quality of service and vehicles. Vehicle reliability is part of service not just an expense.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    A very good experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate  in  Everett, MA
    Former Employee - Associate in Everett, MA

    I worked at BostonCoach full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    It was a fun and interesting place when owned by Fidelity. I enjoyed all of people that worked there and the constant challenges to improve the business

    Cons

    Not in a great growth industry and over the years had variety of layoffs and always seem to fighting just to stay in business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always make sure you listen at all levels of the orginization

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    VP of Sales

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President of Sales  in  Everett, MA
    Former Employee - Vice President of Sales in Everett, MA

    I worked at BostonCoach full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    People, services, and customer base

    Cons

    Corporate location, low growth industry, not the same now without the Fidelity ownership

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good people, great industry reputation, poor location

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Director  in  Everett, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Director in Everett, MA

    I worked at BostonCoach full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The people are great and generally care about you as a person.
    The pay was good for an out of Boston location like Everett.
    The benefits were good also but that's because of Fidelity ownership (not any longer)

    Cons

    Only 6 holidays is a joke. Luckily, my group (Sales) was more flexible about time spent in the office since meeting with clients was job number 1.
    Everett location isn't convenient or great for socializing outside work - you can't just get out and have a few beers because nothing is within walking distance.
    No long term strategic planning made it frustrating year to year

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan, execute, and always take advantage of opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Godd in the beginning but then....

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BostonCoach

    Pros

    Fidelity benefits were good. Some people were very nice who I expect to stay in touch with and consider to be a friend.

    Cons

    Senior management was unable to see what was going on. Or they didn't want to know it. You would work hard, get the results and yet be invisable to promotions or praise. Just not a very happy place to come to every day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you really want happy employees, listen to them, work on their strengths and help them overcome their weaknesses. This will go a long way. Act more like a Fidelity Company than a bad seed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    No area for improvement

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at BostonCoach

    Pros

    Owned by Fidelity Investments
    Benefits
    People are nice

    Cons

    Location (moving to industrial area in Everett MA as of December 2011)
    Upper management
    Office politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up. Your employees are all miserable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Volitile Environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Elizabeth, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elizabeth, NJ

    I worked at BostonCoach

    Pros

    The Fidelity connection and related suite of benefits are definite plusses.

    Cons

    Continual turnover in senior management and subsequent changes in business strategies make this a very difficult environment. There is no respect for employees who are treated like commodities. Turnover rates are astronomical. This is a very rough company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This business should be all about the driver, who is the face of the company to the customer. Instead of focusing on developing the skills in this group, senior management focuses on finding ways to fire people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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