ETA hand2mind Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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  1. Company is gaining momentum

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vernon Hills, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vernon Hills, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ETA hand2mind full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Improved culture with good mix of veteran and new, high-caliber talent. Plenty of room for growth. Great environment for self-starters and innovative thinkers. Flexible work schedules and ability to work from home is a plus. Onsite exercise equipment and indoor basketball and multi-purpose room is a good bonus. Serving the educational market is satisfying. Many former teachers on staff. Good plan in place to promote growth.

    Cons

    Company has been struggling the past few years, however, performance is trending up. Turnover of leadership team in past year has generated a lot of change, however, change was long overdue from what I hear.

    Advice to Management

    Continue developing and supporting the veterans while cultivating new talent. Keep increasing communication throughout the organization and keep working the plan.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Spiraling out of control"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vernon Hills, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vernon Hills, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ETA hand2mind (More than a year)

    Pros

    The best reason to work here is to learn "How not to run a business"

    Cons

    Weak arrogant bosses that have been promoted to a level of incompetence.

    Advice to Management

    Prepare the company to be sold and let somebody who knows how to run a business take over to sell the product. The concept of the product is worthy.


  3. Helpful (3)

    constantly changing

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance and benefits. The product sold is of good quality.

    Cons

    Constantly changing pod peopke leave and leave employees in place that seem committed but are not


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  5. Helpful (4)

    Some highs, some lows...actually mostly all lows now.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the best coworkers around. Great product that actually has use for the end users.

    Cons

    High turnover of personnel, pushing 30% yearly, with what seems to be weekly dismissal of workers. Lack of actual leadership from the Executive Leadership Team (almost entire team had been recycled within the last 6 months)

    Advice to Management

    Actually lead by example and take a step back to truly understand and reevaluate the business.


  6. Helpful (3)

    Review

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ETA hand2mind full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility. Good compensation and benefits. Amazing co-workers.

    Cons

    Poor leadership that makes knee jerk reaction decisions too often.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees as you would like to be treated.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Poor top level management and lacking sales.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vernon Hills, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vernon Hills, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at ETA hand2mind full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some really great staff and pay/benefits were average.

    Cons

    Lack of sales and growth. Semi-yearly layoffs and low employee retention rate create a sense of insecurity and panic among the staff.

    Advice to Management

    Respect the staff. Get rid of the current President as for he is the founder of the negative environment within your company.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Management Crises Constantly

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ex-Enployee in Vernon Hills, IL
    Former Employee - Ex-Enployee in Vernon Hills, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ETA hand2mind full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice people to work with, very dedicated. Benefits are great. The company had a great management 3 years ago. Well balanced work - life atmosphere.

    Cons

    In the last three years the company has declined due to a decline in management. The turnover of employees is unbelievable. Fear is the driving factor and that only leads to fast decline.

    Advice to Management

    Stabilize you company by realizing exactly what your company does and how it does it. Listen to your employees as they are the meat and brains of your company. You are operating under false definitions of what you actually do.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Nice people ... challenging company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vernon Hills, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vernon Hills, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ETA hand2mind full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, for the most part. The atmosphere is casual and friendly most of the time. Good work/family life balance. Good benefits, flexible hours. Frequent training opportunities.

    Cons

    A lot of reorganizing without any clear direction or goals. Very reactive in operations. Frequent sudden changes to add and eliminate positions. High turnover rate with a small sector of folks who have been there for more than a few years. No room for advancement. Job descriptions and titles change frequently. Lack of clearly defined processes or procedures. Lack of communication between departments.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on clearly defining what you offer and how you will successfully achieve providing it. Spend more time on being proactive and doing things right the first time. Clearly define the operational processes and procedures and document it.


  10. No Loyalty to employees, stuck in their old way of doing things

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ETA hand2mind full-time

    Pros

    Have some quality products. Good people in the support positions of the company.

    Cons

    Quick to reverse course on new initiatives. Lack of leadership at the top. Creating an atmosphere of fear.

    Advice to Management

    Think more long term. Very short sided. Too much turnover in key top positions creates a sense of instability.


  11. Helpful (2)

    A company in 'crisis' mode

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ETA hand2mind full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The benefits were the only positive experience from working at ETA.

    Cons

    Unstable company that is behind the times. Massive layoffs over the past few years have scarred the company indefinitely. Management at ETA was weak and would never own up to any responsibility. This would be a good company to work for if you don't have much else going for you. Take my advise and consider other jobs first.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your employees around and develop them. Your reputation throughout the industry is tarnishing. You could use a lesson on Jack Welch's 20-70-10 management rule.



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