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  1. Great Place to work

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrative in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Administrative in Redwood City, CA

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

    Pros

    Everyone is very friendly. Competitive pay. I enjoyed my time with this company. I learned a lot of new technology.

    Cons

    None maybe get rid of the old Dell servers. Hire more people in the IT department. Have more team outings. We should be required to travel Russia

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the team in tact

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful

    Wanna be public but won't ever happen

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    Former Employee - Sales in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Did big data before big data was profitable. Amazing ROI's for customer. Wide open field to sell to.

    Cons

    They hire you to to fix their problems but only if you don't change anything in the process. Success does not mean anything. Knee jerk firing and loyalty to a fault to the wrong people. No trust whatsoever. Can't see a smart or talented employee over their own egos. Builds sales then tears it down then repeats. They've done it over 5 different times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire a professional C-level team and put this technology on the map once and for all. Build a sales team, sales process, sales messaging and build on it. Don't blow it up every time your knee jerks and hits the table.

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

    Ruled by an iron fist and an CEO who thinks he knows everything

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    Former Employee - Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Redwood City, CA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, some nice people, travel to Russia, decent salary, nice office.

    Cons

    A nightmare for innovative thinkers, people with experience in their craft, employees with opinions, thoughts, or skills. Driven by a maniacal CEO who makes every decision and edits every line of text, with lots of tail-chasing and eventually everyone smart either gives up and quits or just does as asked, even when it's crazy to do so. An ever-shrinking customer base means increased pressure on everyone and a constantly deepening financial crisis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give up. Free your employees. Sell to someone who can bring hope and sanity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Really cool product, good team in place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ENKATA full-time

    Pros

    The new version of the product looks great, and really works for the clients. I think the company has finally focused on a winning direction. The team is getting pretty excited about it. Also, the work environment is very positive. It's the kind of place where people are friends as well as coworkers.

    Cons

    The company has a lot of baggage, as it's 12 years old or so.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Lots of potential?

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    Former Employee - Engineer in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Mateo, CA

    I worked at ENKATA

    Pros

    Personal job growth, dynamic environment. With a small team, each position is very hands on and everyone needs to contribute for the overall success of the company. Everyone's opinion is important and allows individuals to take as much or as little responsibility. recommend this company for people who are not scared of hard work and don't mind putting in hours to see positive results.

    Cons

    business model difficult to support. The product is complex and involves a lot of data loading, which takes significant time to prep, requiring proper customer expectations to be set. Too much management turnover and stocks are relatively worthless.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep the company better informed.

    No opinion of CEO
  7. Always rushing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg (Russia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg (Russia)

    I have been working at ENKATA full-time

    Pros

    Very good people in the team. Very good technical infrastructure. Well defined processes and policies and practices.

    Cons

    Poor strategic vision and direction. Many direction changes and reconsidered decisions. Lots of rework, unfinished projects being thrown away as wasted effort. As a result, regular employees are overloaded with work and always in a hurry with tasks, always missed a deadline.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Must focus on success in the market, and stop costly experiments.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. Company nice to work at

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Saint Petersburg (Russia)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Saint Petersburg (Russia)

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

    Pros

    SCRUM process, salary, encouraging, people

    Cons

    Not C++ focused (it's only my personal cons)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Nice place to work, but sometimes lacks shared vision across the team

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ENKATA

    Pros

    Smart people to be around, interesting and complex problems to solve, good pay, transparent operating principles, friendly management.

    Cons

    Communication issues due to distributed nature of the team, often shifting priorities, long delivery cycles.

  10. Do Your Homework Before You Join!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ENKATA

    Pros

    Vision could be revolutionary
    People are smart & seasoned

    Cons

    Lacks clear direction & execution
    Product & engineering located off-shore with lack of contact center expertise
    Leadership does not trust employees
    No empowerment for employees under the C-level
    Company is 10 years old - should be much further along in success

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Define a clear direction & execute.
    Focus on customer service.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Very Exciting to work at this fast paced company

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    Current Employee - Product Marketing
    Current Employee - Product Marketing

    I have been working at ENKATA

    Pros

    Getting involved with other functional groups. Sharing info

    Cons

    Sometimes Too fast paced at this company

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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