Continental Resources (Massachusetts)

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Updated Jan 30, 2014

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2.9 9 reviews

80% Approve of the CEO

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James F. McCann Jr.

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57% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Satisfied

    Inside Sales Representative (Current Employee) Bedford, MA

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

    ConsThey 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 Senior ManagementN/A

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    My Personal Experience at ConRes Over Three Years

    Accounting (Former Employee) Bedford, MA

    ProsMost 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)

    ConsCertain members of upper management have been with the company too long and therefore have stale and outdated management skills.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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Mostly great

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people and will always help the best they can

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

    Advice to Senior Managementreplace a person!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not organized, no one held responsible

    Marketing (Former Employee) Burlington, MA

    ProsThey 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.

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Very un comfortable work place

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

    ProsFlexible Work schedule while in the field. Good Customers

    ConsMost 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 Senior ManagementOwners of ConRes, Hire experienced managers, not your friends and relatives.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat Benefits, Job Security, Tuition Reimbursement

    ConsNo Room For job advancement,

    Advice to Senior ManagementOffer Job Training to employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    Consnot enough resources
    slow to adapt to change

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    Great company for consulting and growing as a professional.

    Systems Engineer (Current Employee)

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

    Constuition 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.

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

    Inside Sales Representative (Current Employee)

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

    ConsAs 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 Senior ManagementPlease 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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