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Don't be fooled by first impressions....

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Former Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Pleasanton, CA
Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Pleasanton, CA

Pros

Salary is above average for IT consulting, but you more than pay the price for it.

Cons

Everyone works in silos...There is no knowledge sharing, no mentorship for growth. Management will love you if you bill a ton of hours, but watch out if you screw up or make a mistake at a client site. Prepare for major embarrassment and finger pointing, at this will happen at times, in front of everyone else at the team meetings. In lean times, prepare to conjure up your own work, as management disdains bench time. Certifications are a priority, and your salary is dependent on them. However, how well you do at your client sites is often overlooked by management, and you will most likely never be properly appreciated here.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Your employees are your base and your source of income...Don't think for a second that your success if the result of your ingenuity and management of your company. It is the employees that drive your company and make it the success that it is...It behooves you to treat them with more respect than you've shown.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Other reviews for ExtraTeam

  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fun technology, difficult work environment.

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

    Pros

    Exceptionally talented and experienced engineers - very smart sales force. Company has an interist in advanced technologies. Certifications are highly valued, and continued certification is a high focus. The coffee is worth drinking.
    Customer base is very loyal, and company has serveral long term relationships.

    Cons

    Goals & job objectives are not clearly communicated by management. Poor setting of customer expectations means many hours of "off hours" work. Poor respect for individual members of team (often embarassed in meetings).
    Cheating on vendor certifications is encouraged by management. The company does not always respect copyright and licensing policies of the vendors it serves.
    Company seems split into two groups - cisco and microsoft technologies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set expectations at a reasonable level. Do not encourage cheating on certification testing.

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

    Not a place where teamwork exists - consider carefully.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales  in  Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Pleasanton, CA

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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