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Helpful (3)

Not a place where teamwork exists - consider carefully.

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Sales in Pleasanton, CA
Current Employee - Sales in Pleasanton, CA

I have been working at ExtraTeam

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

The company maintains a very nice office space for customer meetings and demonstrations. Most of the technical engineers have many years experience, and overall everyone works very hard. The office location is easy to get to with plenty of parking. Compensation is often better than others.

Cons

Management style is unfocused, fragmented, and confusing to navigate. Project management skills are sorely needed. Not much opportunity for training or advancement. Extremely competitive environment makes collaboration almost impossible. Management frequently belittles and embarasses employees which frequently lead to moral problems. Lack of focus often leaves staff directionless. In the effort to achive vendor certification and recognition - the process of educating staff and respecting vendor licensing is often trown aside. Management is often arbitrary - there are no well understood guidelines or company policy.

Advice to Management

Please respect your employees - they are your most valueable asset. Work to encourage sharing and eliminate competitive environment.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Above industry pay scale means working like a dog.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at ExtraTeam

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The salaries are above industry standard and jobs often involve work on new and interisting technologies. Environment is good for the individual who is a self-starter and does not need a lot of directoion or management.

    Cons

    Completely unbalanced work ethic does not allow for a balanced life (eg home life). Exceptionally poor project managment requires marathon hours of working to make up for the fact that customer expectations are never managed. This sometimes creates monster customers who's expectations are out of control and are impossible to please. Senior management has a habit of blaming employess for the poor management of the company. Projects are not fairly assigned - with consideration for geography, or considering developing additional skill sets. Company preferrs to hire from the outside, rather than developing and promoting from the inside.

    Advice to Management

    Consider developing what you have - there is a great skill set and potential that never gets used. Make Project Managers do thier job! - Projects just do not continue when milestones are not met. Try to set reasonable, and repeatable customer expectations - this ultimately makes for more satisfied customers as expectations are consistantly met. ALWAYS treat employees with respect - don't belittle or embarass them.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great Company!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ExtraTeam full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Leading edge work, great management support. Tech staff are top of their field, and extremely helpful. Customer projects are fun to work on. Lots of training provided. Plenty of opportunity for advancement or to participate on special projects. Have not seen any evidence of ships that are sinking, high turnover (I think it's low, to be honest), or aloof management. 2009 and earlier complaints are similarly irrelevant.

    Cons

    If you show up at ET thinking you'll be smarter than the rest of the team, you'll find yourself either humbled very quickly, or here posting a whiny review. Be sure to check attitude at the door!

    Advice to Management

    With staff distributed all over the place, take advantage of opportunities to get teams face-to-face with each other.


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