Continental Resources (Massachusetts)

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Continental Resources (Massachusetts) Reviews

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  1.  

    Satisfied

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative  in  Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Bedford, MA

    I have been working at Continental Resources (Massachusetts) full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Comfortable place to work, challenging and interesting work, free lunches on occasion, you get what you put in.

    Cons

    They could offer to pay a little more, sometimes it doesn't feel like it is commensurate to the level of knowledge and amount of work you input.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    My Personal Experience at ConRes Over Three Years

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    Former Employee - Accounting  in  Bedford, MA
    Former Employee - Accounting in Bedford, MA

    I worked at Continental Resources (Massachusetts) full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Most of the employees were positive and interesting to work with.

    The work was challenging.

    The family owning and running the company was receptive and empathetic to employees.

    Pleasant work surroundings

    Reasonable feeling of job security ( a rarity in todays economic environment)

    Cons

    Certain members of upper management have been with the company too long and therefore have stale and outdated management skills.

    Micromanagement by certain supervisors

    Pay and benefits were mediocre in relation to the skill level and volume of work.

    Poor communication.

    Very limited incentive or reward for good work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more incentive for quality work. (raises, bonuses ect).

    Listen to the suggestions and ideas of all employees and implement when desirable.

    Stay current on the latest management skills.

    Show certain managers the door.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Mostly great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Continental Resources (Massachusetts) full-time

    Pros

    Great people and will always help the best they can

    Cons

    There is a person or two in high positions that always stop the company from growing and aggregate everyone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    replace a person!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not organized, no one held responsible

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    Former Employee - Marketing  in  Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Burlington, MA

    I worked at Continental Resources (Massachusetts) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They offer some great benefits at reasonable prices (not great, but reasonable). First years get 3 weeks of vacation which is nice. Tuition reimbursement, although not very much. They do a few nice things for employees once in awhile (lunch, company outing, etc). On 3 day weekends, they often close the office early.

    Cons

    In the Marketing department, there were never any defined roles. Everyone needs to know everything, and as a result projects were never fully completed or done correctly. No consistency for things that should have had it. One person would be told to do one project, and a day later the same project would be given to someone else. Department head does not embrace others opinions (although constantly being ask for them) and has no idea what people are doing within her department. There were never any hard deadlines for projects, so nothing ever got finished. Department is constantly being reorganized every few months and as a result made it difficult to follow what to actually do (so no one ever did it). Marketing head knows little about today's marketing in the digital age except for what's seen in webinars and articles (which don't always pertain to the company) and will not accept your ideas and opinions when you don't agree with what's being done (some practices which are borderline questionable to be illegal). Often times I was asked to do specific things I did not have the power to do or the right tools to complete, and was told to find a way to do it. With such a small department, there is no place to move up and grow. Salary was also very underpaid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to others opinions and what they have to say. Take some classes to keep up with current trends.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Very un comfortable work place

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    Former Employee - National Systems Engineer  in  Phi Thùa (Vietnam)
    Former Employee - National Systems Engineer in Phi Thùa (Vietnam)

    I worked at Continental Resources (Massachusetts) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible Work schedule while in the field. Good Customers

    Cons

    Most of the Cisco Engineers are close to incompetent. I have no idea why ConRes retains customers. The work by Pro Services is horrible. Constant complaints from customers. Management never has internal meetings, probably to hide their poor management skills.
    When people are let go its all kept secret. Pro Services are expected to pay the bulk of their travel costs up front. A busy engineer may float $3000-$4000 a month in travel costs.
    When I was hired I was told that there were commissions paid as part of compensation. Commissions are a joke. Only full time bodies at a customer site have a chance. No matter how much field work you put in you get penalized for sales support, training and internal efforts. The Senior monument gets too far into the weeds. Needs to hire competent management people and let them manage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Owners of ConRes, Hire experienced managers, not your friends and relatives.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Place to work

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

    I have been working at Continental Resources (Massachusetts)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Job Security, Tuition Reimbursement

    Cons

    No Room For job advancement,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer Job Training to employees

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Continental Resources (Massachusetts)

    Pros

    good atmosphere
    family run
    great employees
    flexible
    Willing to train new employees
    Great for starting out in technology
    fair and reasonable goals

    Cons

    not enough resources
    slow to adapt to change

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great company for consulting and growing as a professional.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer

    I have been working at Continental Resources (Massachusetts)

    Pros

    Loyal
    Well Structured
    Great Management
    flexible
    Exciting
    Overall a great company to work for with a lot of opportunity to contribute to company objectives.

    Cons

    tuition reimbursement is low compared to competitors and the amount of overall vacation days per year is low. As a senior level consultant, 5-6 weeks vacation should be offered.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Not much upward mobility. Hard to move forward with career.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative

    I have been working at Continental Resources (Massachusetts)

    Pros

    There is a potential to make significant money at a young age. As an employee you also receive certain perks and bonuses.

    Cons

    As a sales person I feel very micro-managed. People enter in sales to enjoy freedom to pursue their own sales style. When management forces you to use their sales style it can be very limiting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please be less hands off and allow individuals to work towards their strengths and not yours. The best way to grow is to use your strengths to your advantage while learning from your peers to improve your weaknesses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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