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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

I have been working at Circles full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Good people through lower levels of company

Cons

Changing priorities
Poor strategic planning
Little employee loyalty

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pick a direction and stick with it

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    I wish I could give zero stars

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    Former Employee - Service Professional  in  Chelmsford, MA
    Former Employee - Service Professional in Chelmsford, MA

    I worked at Circles full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Casual environment, often got to have great conversations with interesting and friendly clients.

    Cons

    Basically everything else. Immediate supervisors were mostly incompetent, some were downright abusive. They decide pretty quickly if they like you or not, and if they like you, you'll get away with anything. If they don't, be prepared to have your every move scrutinized and filed away to be used against you. Employees are penalized for going to the bathroom outside their scheduled breaks, being late or absent (Tire blew out? Need to take your kid to the ER? Vomiting blood? Too bad, you should have planned ahead!), for not living up to difficult expectations with zero support. Again, this is only if they've decided for whatever reason that they don't like you. If they do like you, feel free to come in late and still hungover, goof off at your desk, and harass fellow employees. You'll be rewarded with raises, your choice of schedule, and other perks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. ALL of your employees, not just the ones you get drunk and watch Jersey Shore with after work. Be more supportive, don't automatically assume an under-performing employee is lazy or incompetent, find out what it is they need to improve their performance and work with them to make it happen. Don't continually punish and threaten, that's only going to make their performance suffer even more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Direct Manager was great. Everyone above was clueless.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA

    I worked at Circles

    Pros

    Lower-level managers actually care about the growth and development of their reports.

    Cons

    Upper management does not care about the peons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pull your heads out of your asses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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