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ECC Reviews

Updated October 11, 2014
Updated October 11, 2014
36 Reviews
3.3
36 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great company.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ECC

    Pros

    The people are really great to work with. They are very nice and help you whenever you need assistance. Also, great benefits.

    Cons

    Not very stable. You can move to different projects in different countries within a few weeks notice.

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Struggling performance and unsustainable, slow decline.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ECC full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    100% paid health insurance. Some employees/departments enjoy flexibility in their work hours and ability to work from home. Healthy snacks provided.

    Cons

    At one time was a great place to work, but grew too fast. Due to major project losses mostly in international construction, there has been no profit and large loss for several years, resulting in increased turnover, top performers leaving, poorly managed layoffs, and cuts in benefits. Budgets, wellness program, and incentive bonuses slashed. Career development nonexistent. Poor communication and leadership adds to lack of trust.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Never underestimate the value of dedicated employees - too easily taken for granted and lost, but so difficult to replace.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poorly Managed Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ECC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The health insurance is fully paid for and is really top notch. Non management types were good to work with. There was good flexibility to take care of family matters if necessary.

    Cons

    Being a man, I'm not usually in tune with gender bias issues. But there is no effort on the part of ECC to promote or hire women into management. Several of the managers at ECC are ex military brass and their general contempt and disregard for women in management is obvious.

    The organization at ECC is top heavy with vice presidents and program manager that don't do anything to justify their jobs. In fact, poor performance (such as losing millions upon millions of dollars on poorly run projects) on the part of managers is not punished by these individuals losing their jobs.

    There is a definite old boys club feel at ECC, with an insular core group that has no idea of what kind of problems are going on in their organization. If you bring up issues or point out problems, you are generally not long for the job.

    There is little to know communication or coordination between the different offices to find the right staff or numbers of staff to plan and execute projects.

    There is almost no emphasis on quality assurance in either their vertical construction or environmental projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop protecting your inner circle, get out to your offices and see what the heck is going wrong with the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible work life balance - low glass ceiling for pay and title but not for responsibilities and expectations

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ECC full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good colleagues. Flexible schedule. Lots of opportunity to expand skills. 100% paid health insurance for salaried employees and their families. Ethical values. You won't go hungry.

    Cons

    Terrible work life balance - low glass ceiling for pay and title but not for responsibilities and expectations. Some managerial roles filled by people with no social skills. Unequal access to recognition and pay. Frat boy culture is only good for frat boys.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the double and triple promotions high performing female employees are getting when they leave - based on the work they were doing for ECC.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Circling the drain

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marlborough, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marlborough, MA

    I have been working at ECC full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very interesting and challenging work. The people are exceptional and the benefits are better than anywhere else I am aware of.

    Cons

    Poor project management, very unsettled financial state, employees are stressed and afraid they will be laid off or that the company will go out of business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a pay cut rather than laying off employees or not giving raises or bonuses to the employee population. People are stressed out. Listen more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    An overall good company to work for...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ECC full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people! Most of the folks are good at what they do and quality people overall. The benefits are fantastic. Worldwide opportunities.

    Cons

    Salaries are slightly below market. IT is not valued by upper management. There is a definite lack of project controls, which has lead to project spinning out.

  8.  

    It sounded great but was poorly managed.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager

    I worked at ECC full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great Health Care, Salary was reasonable, job was challenging but 'doable', the kind of job I like. I was getting in on the early formation of the vertical building group. Location was great.

    Cons

    The company was laying off people, and doing it badly. I would receive emails sent to the whole company saying today is my last day of work, enjoyed working with you. It was kind of spooky. The management of the project was done very poorly with people going behind others backs, back stabbing, no honesty and their #1 key value was Friendship. Right, stab you with a smile on your face.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a grip on your management. People are destroying others to try and maintain their jobs. This doesn't promote a goodwork environment nor efficiency in getting projects done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Think hard before you accept a position and get things in writing

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ECC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    ECC is a good company to work for as long as you are in the inner circle or know someone who is. They take care of their own. ECC dose pay for all of your medical benefits.

    Cons

    ECC is having issues with its international business. This has greatly affect their ability to complete work. Cash flow is a huge issue for the company. Vendors and Subcontractor are not getting paid in a timely manner and many are not paid at all. They are not honest with their employee’s about the current cash flow issues. Since they are not paying vendors and subcontractor many jobs have been delayed both domestic and internationally. Don’t bother putting a schedule together it will be impossible do keep until the cash flow issues are resolved. Regardless of what management tells their employee’s it will be at least a couple of years before this issues it resolved if at all. The culture rewards Yes people and if you speak up pack your office you will not last long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How many times does it take before management learns from it mistakes. I agree with having loyalty to your team but when the same people continue to louse on project after project it’s time to exit them out of the company rather than promoting them. There is NO integrity form ECC management start by being honest with your employee’s

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work for at first but recent events have changed the company culture & mission that made me concerned.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ECC full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits - flexible hours - great and helpful people to work with - entrepreneurship is encouraged - upper management is often accessible

    Cons

    Recent layoffs have caused many unintended issues that the top management doesn't seem to know how to handle. People who survived the layoffs are concerned about their jobs while still working very hard to help the company recover from its financial problems; some of the survivors are near burnt-out from filling the void left by their laid-off colleagues. Many good people have left the company due to the layoffs as well as on their own will, which created a huge loss of people asset and company knowledge. The company culture is shifting with some recent hires who do not share the same mission and core values, especially on integrity, friendship, and people. I am concerned about where the company is heading. It's not the same great company when I joined.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    ECC is a great place to work, people are great all the way up.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I have been working at ECC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly, interesting, dynamic place to work, with excellent core values and mission.

    Cons

    none that I can think of.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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