ECS Reviews

Updated March 11, 2015
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  1. A very challenging yet rewarding experience!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ECS

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with the staff and consumers each day. Staff was very encouraging and made things fun. Working in this field could be challenging but very rewarding. I enjoyed making a difference in peoples lives, giving them tools to help the succeed in life.

    Cons

    I didn't have any cons really. I felt that the business was managed well and worked well with their employees. They were very understanding and appreciated the staffs input and suggestions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!!

  2. ECS supports my personal and professional growth far better than any other company I have worked for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager

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

    Pros

    Employee owned company with profit sharing. Varied customer base and service lines, with in house training department. Exceptional service line diversity for a mid-sized company. There is nothing holding you back at ECS. Your opportunities are only limited by your imagination.

    Cons

    Management has a difficult time establishing clear expectations. Poor performance is tolerated far longer than it should be. Excellent performance is not recognized quickly enough. Communication could be much better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication and consistency are key

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful

    Accounting Administrator

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ECS full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    good entry level position for accounting, flexible hours, benefits and nice atmosphere

    Cons

    lack of communications with management, pay is low, work load is very high, no advancement, turn over in accounting is very high and stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more with staff on the actual work load

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Cold Spring, NY
    Former Employee - Engineer in Cold Spring, NY

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

    Pros

    very laid back attitude, not a lot pressure on project schedules

    Cons

    Sometimes direction was confusing, and projects would start but get canceled or not finish.

    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Excellent educational oppotunities

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

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

    Pros

    Management provides many opportunities to explore various aspects of consulting and allows employees to design their own career path and specialization. Educational benefits are excellent, given you have sufficient time to take advantage of them.

    Cons

    Salaries have generally remained stagnant and promotions often do not come with additional pay, though the level of responsibility increases.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Principal

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ECS

    Pros

    great environment and good benefits

    Cons

    Politics as with any company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pick your weeds and spray more herbiscide to prevent over run

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful

    Stay away, stay very away

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

    I worked at ECS full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Nice holiday party. Very responsive HR department. Leaving.

    Cons

    Sub average to average salaries, benefits and little to no work life balance. ECS is a butts in seats beltway bandit even though it bills itself as a consulting firm. If you are a new entrant into the workforce ECS may work for you. If you are an experienced (more than say 3 years) stay away, stay far far away. There is no career advancement path, no mentoring and the execs only seem concerned with keeping the books profitable for a sale in the next couple of years. Employees are cogs and expected to feel lucky you are a cog. This is a horrible company and should be avoided at all costs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not even going to bother. ECS is a horrible company with no leadership vision other than to sell as soon as possible for as much as possible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Good for internship and to gain experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ECS full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits and perks.
    A few decent people.

    Cons

    Lack of communication. Low pay/ salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use a proactive approach instead of reactive one.
    Communicate and interact with employees.

    No opinion of CEO
  10. ECS is a good place to get your foot in the door of Civil Engineering.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ECS

    Pros

    You get winters off for the most part.

    Cons

    Management treats technicians with little respect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees like they're worth more.

  11. Frustrating experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Technician in York, PA
    Former Employee - Field Technician in York, PA

    I worked at ECS full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    There ARE no pros to this job.

    Cons

    No training, little pay, poor management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean up your act.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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