ESP (New Jersey) Reviews

Updated October 1, 2014
Updated October 1, 2014
22 Reviews
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22 Reviews
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  1.  

    The culture created by the owner was by far the best I had ever experienced.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ESP (New Jersey) full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, Compensation, Supporting our military. Managers that do care about professional and personal growth. Opportunities to travel the world depending on your position.

    Cons

    Lots of change in the defense industry, and not for the good unfortunately. The company is going through changes as well, and combined with the defense industry changes it may turn into the perfect storm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't change the culture because the industry is changing. Know your workforce, as they are the ones in the frontline providing best service to the customer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Company Was Great!! Not anymore!

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ESP (New Jersey) full-time

    Pros

    GREAT GREAT COMPANY. Until new President and CEO took over. They are overworking everyone and pouring it on thick!!! They don't care about the Employees. The old President and CEO, cared so much for the work staff. Best company I worked for until they left!!

    Cons

    Until new President and CEO took over. They are overworking everyone and pouring it on thick!!! They don't care about the Employees. The old President and CEO, cared so much for the work staff. Best company I worked for until they left!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the people that are left!! Hard to find good loyal employees and don't over work them. They will leave and you will get what you pay for.

    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Awesome working for Jim Hoffman, a company who cares about the employee and the family.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Logistician in Haymarket, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Logistician in Haymarket, VA

    I have been working at ESP (New Jersey) full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Family oriented, good pay and insentives.

    Cons

    No chance for promotions. After been in the company for over ten years I was holding the same job equivalence was I was let go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have taken the steps to fix what was broken.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company that looks out for and took care of it's employees.

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

    I worked at ESP (New Jersey)

    Pros

    Friendly and professional organization. Employees are treated with dignity and respect. Management looks out for its personnel and treats employees like family.

    Cons

    Due to changes in government, there are fewer chances to advance in the company and less positions available for hiring new personnel.

  6.  

    Honest Company Review - worked here for over 5 years.

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

    I have been working at ESP (New Jersey) full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pros section is tough because the company has changed immensely from start date.

    Training supplied each year. Decent benefits package .(It was better but now pretty much standard with other companies in NJ/US.) ESP is a friendly place to work. I met some interesting and good folks here. Learned new skills due to training and shifts in work load. The former CEO was a really nice person who seemed to really care about his company and the employees. The business has changed.

    Cons

    -Management lacks ability to see who is working hard and producing and who is not. As another reviewer mentioned, fat needs to be trimmed in many areas including way overpaid employees. Favoritism was frequent with past management. Lastly, during a hurricane and blizzards, despite state of emergency, employees were urged to come to work else they had to use their sick / personal time or take leave without pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more not just with management, but the people under the management. This will provide you with a more accurate understanding of who is working hard, who is satisfactory, and who is doing the bare minimum. Evaluate salaries....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    What happened to a once great company?

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Hood, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Hood, TX

    I have been working at ESP (New Jersey) full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It was a great place to start working after a long career in the military. The original owner used to write about his past life experiences growing up in New York in his bi-montly letter to employees. Mulit-family members worked for the company. Soldiers would always ask if the company was hiring. ESP used to have a good benefits package. If you notice the reviews all the positive reviews come out of New Jersey. The real meat and potatoes for this company work out of Fort Hood, TX.

    Cons

    Once the company partnered up with Brookshire and Hathaway (2011) things started going down hill for the worker bees there at Fort Hood. The corprate office has grown by leaps and bounds, while the Global Team has been cut to the bone. Our pay was set back a whole pay period, vacation time was cut back a whole year, medical insurance was forced onto us even though most of us already had Tricare, some took pay cuts, and after massive layoffs we are on the road a lot more. There is no upward movement within the company. Not sure how this all could be legal? Now the Owner and CFO retired and we don't know who is running things. We are now in limbo, not sure if we have been sold since management is not saying anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell the employees what is going on Good or Bad. Remember ESP Bill of Rights.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Best Job Experience of my Work History

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Eatontown, NJ
    Current Employee - Director in Eatontown, NJ

    I have been working at ESP (New Jersey) full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Corporate Culture is World Class

    Cons

    Defense Industry is shrinking and lay offs impact employee morale for those that are left behind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep being who you are

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    As a 8 year employee I have seen ESP rise and fall. With the fall I have found they do not care about their employees.

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

    I have been working at ESP (New Jersey) full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    ESP was a great company to work for before 2012.

    Cons

    They have cut all vacation and sick time to cover for OBAMA care. So now as an 8 year employee I have to suffer with no time off. This in unethical.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ESP needs to trim the fat from the upper management. This would free up the funds they cry about at every meeting. Also as a long time employee they need to get back to basics and start providing training to their work force as they did in the beginning at their university that is not used by ESP employees. What a waste that is. Traveling 90% of the time and when your home you do not get time off to spend with your family. That will bring the moral down in any company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Absolute best company for employee support

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

    I worked at ESP (New Jersey) full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great support of employees by company results in great support of customers by employees. Generous, industry-leading benefits. ESP Gear! Honest and open communications throughout all levels of the company.

    Cons

    Some disciplines are rare among Army contracts, and when a periodic Army contract re-bid occurs, a competitor can underbid in the government's current environment of "lowest bid, technically acceptable" contracting award system, leaving ESP unable to absorb the individual with specialized skills that are not in ESP's mainstream competence, and that individual is then automatically terminated to be hired at significantly lower pay and benefits by the bid-winning company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing as you are doing - I am just waiting for ESP to win the next bid (now that the Army has recognized their contracting folly) so I can be rehired.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working with/for ESP was an amazing experience.

    Former Employee - Logistic Analyst in Haymarket, VA
    Former Employee - Logistic Analyst in Haymarket, VA

    I worked at ESP (New Jersey) full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There is lots of growth potential with ESP; AND THEY TAKE GOOD CARE OF THEIR EMPLOYEES.

    Cons

    I have no complaints of them..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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