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Just another dehumanizing corporate environment with terrible management

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Product Management in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Product Management in Boston, MA

I have been working at Eze Software full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Small perks like free kitchen snacks and the occasional company outing or event put on by the "Improvement Committee." Decent benefits, although they are being eroded away each year due to rising costs. There are some very competent, talented people who work there, although those numbers seem to decrease each year as they leave for greener pastures.

Cons

Poor company vision and stability - The company is constantly re-branding and restructuring. There's high turnover. The company often lies outright to its clients claiming they have many products and services and then has to frantically create them later, forcing its employees to work long hours for little to no added compensation.

Poor Management - Most of the management is awful and inexperienced, at best petty and indifferent, and at worst, downright abusive. Eze says it takes its "upward feedback" very seriously, but considering the same problems continue to exist and in many cases has even worsened, management doesn't exactly feel the need to adequately address it. Morale is very low within the company in general for many employees.

Office politics - There are a lot of office politics between teams, within teams, and between managers. This friction has led to increasing delays in product releases, among other things. It's significantly impacted the quality of work life.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Your middle managers need far more extensive professional training because your employees are suffering. Morale is very low, the best people there are leaving in droves. You need to start paying your employees competitive rates at the very least, because a lot of tech companies have been moving into the area and they are paying more, giving more all around, providing better work environments, and behave more professionally.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Inexperienced managers and inconsistent expectations

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Manager in Boston, MA

    I worked at Eze Software full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fun social events are scheduled on a regular basis both during and after work. There are committees devoted to promoting company culture and community service. Soft skills and business skills training sessions are offered regularly (although usually only to managers). The office location (For Point Channel) is fun and convenient.

    Cons

    There is a lack of experience among managers. Many managers are promoted because of seniority, not because of experience or leadership skills. New managers receive little or no training at all; as a result, management styles and expectations are inconsistent across teams, and employees suffer.

    The executive management team places a huge emphasis on how Eze values and promotes transparency and career growth, while in reality neither of these are employed consistently.

    The company still promotes a start-up mentality that is not realistic for a 400+ person company. This start-up mentality works when it's applied to the company culture (see the Pros section). However, when it comes to its products, the company consistently promises clients features it can't deliver and then expects employees to work nights and weekends for days on end only to deliver a band-aid solution that needs to be hotfixed 15 times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in some upper-level managers from outside the company who actually have experience. Promote training for managers and consistency in management practices and expectations. It's great that managers are in the trenches too, but make sure they have enough time to actually MANAGE and lead their teams.

    Revisit your base compensation numbers because they are not competitive with other companies, especially as more and more high-tech companies come to the Boston area. Scale teams consistently across the organization as the organization grows in order to prevent burnout.

    Bring back the collaborative, tight-knit culture that used to make Eze great, and make sure it's promoted and practiced by all employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Endless Opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at Eze Software full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to engage with high-profile clients and work on interesting projects. If you put the effort in they will reward you, both financially and with additional opportunities.

    Cons

    Sometimes it's too much like a help desk. Even if you're assigned tough/interesting/high profile clients, you also have to work with the smaller, less interesting ones as well. The company is growing, but not as fast as employees are learning and getting experience, so there is somewhat of a log-jam of talent with about 3-5 years of experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Creatively find ways to engage tallented employees so they do not get sick of dealing with the same tasks continuously.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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