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2 people found this helpful

Solid Company

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

I worked at Constant Contact

Pros

Friendly and young. People work well together and there are great benefits. Great location that is easy to get to in Waltham.

Cons

Talent is leaving to the next big thing. Stock options are worthless after the stock plummeted. Management is making some perplexing decisions.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Work hard to keep your best employees.

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  1. 10 people found this helpful

    Not a good place for competent IT professionals

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    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Waltham, MA

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

    Pros

    The company has decent market share that will allow it to weather market fluctuations. It may be a good company for a marketing statistician, second rate help desk personnel, or very junior IT staff that are looking for a way to start their career.

    Cons

    There is very limited growth in the company. The management is a group of incompetent individuals that are trying to stay long enough to cash out their stock options. The behavior is very defensive towards new staff. The micro-management is a bit unbearable for anyone that is used to working with any degree of autonomy. I would strongly suggest staying away from constant contact if you are currently in a real corporate environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are in danger of drinking your own Kool-Aid. Good engineers do not respond well to cheap pizza and internal overhype promoting self-esteem. I understand that the margins are thin, due to competition, but you are slaves to statistics and artificial deadlines. More effort needs to be placed on quality of the core products and long-term retention of the good employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 8 people found this helpful

    Wheels are falling off

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA

    I have been working at Constant Contact full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice people, very relaxed, easy to stay in job/hard to get fired, mistakes are not punished, beer cart Fridays

    Cons

    Terrible management, growing number of vestigial VPs and people who have been there for many years - a lot of employees were promoted beyond their abilities, but no one gets fired and reviews are always positive. Lots of turmoil and all of the good employees and smart people are leaving to go to a better company before this one tanks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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