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Emptoris President and CEO Patrick D. Quirk
Patrick D. Quirk
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  1. Excellent Product and ROI

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

    I worked at Emptoris full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great products with global market and leading in many categories. Very solid customer ROI's.

    Cons

    Need to continue to invest in R&D and NPS scores.

    Advice to Management

    Spend a lot of time with customers, support, and services.


  2. Fast growing company with great ROI for customers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Manager in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Technical Manager in Burlington, MA

    I worked at Emptoris full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Global company with plenty of career growth.

    Cons

    24 hour customer demands from around the world

    Advice to Management

    Hire services folks fast.


  3. Marketing - outbound

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA

    I worked at Emptoris full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic growth opportunities and lots of energy. This company values people who want to step up a level.

    Cons

    Very distributed team with many stakeholders makes it difficult to know if you are on the right path.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the entrepreneurial spirit.


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  5. challenging and fun place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Burlington, MA

    I worked at Emptoris full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -- great engineers - smart, friendly and passionate -- fast-paced but reasonable, with opportunities to get involved into different kinds of projects -- opportunities to work with different technologies -- opportunities to get involved into all phases of the projects

    Cons

    -- was bought by IBM, so the culture and technology is changing


  6. Great coworkers, good office location, competetive benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA

    I worked at Emptoris

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I was part of Emptoris before it was acquired by IBM. Back then, it had a smallcompany culture, great rapport between cross functional teams ~ QA, dev, product management, professional services. Sourcing and Spend products were stable, had a good customer base which translated to enough good work to keep you going.

    Cons

    They have a huge team in India, and mostly interactions are required on a regular basis. That means you will have to come into work really early to catch up with the offshore folks. Not many fun activities for employees, except 2 or 3 ~ summer outing, thanksgiving party. Many new members joined the company from acquisitions in US burlington office leading to work culture differences.

    Advice to Management

    Keep employees updated about new happenings like acquistions. Introduce fun activities ~ all work and no play isnt good.


  7. Great place to grow your career.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA

    I have been working at Emptoris

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    the people are fantastic to work with. Co-workers are smart and creative. I have had a lot of opportunity to grow by learning new things and holding various positions. Senior management listens to issues that are brought to their attention.

    Cons

    The company is in a growth phase. It is not sure if it is a small company or a large company. This means that some of the infrastructure is not in place like a large IT organization, etc. On the flip side, there are multiple layers of management, which is needed to grow, so at times the company acts larger than it is.

    Advice to Management

    The employee base is made up of a distinct groups. Those that have been there for a long time, the ones that came from in acquisition, and the ones that came on board because of management. Try to understand how each group feels and take advantage of all of their experiences.


  8. A strong organization without equal investment and interest in all of it's product lines

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA

    I worked at Emptoris

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay Growing client base Good people

    Cons

    Underinvestment in acquisitions Non-competitive in VMS space Increasing sales demands with decreasing development investment Lack of integrated messaging and product offerings Poor to non-existent relationships with MSP partners

    Advice to Management

    Sell Services Procurement, or put some serious $$ into it to make it the next Fieldglass. Offer a Managed Services Program for program implementation, training, and management


  9. Good and Bad.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA

    I worked at Emptoris

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Avner is no longer involved in every itty bitty little detail.

    Cons

    Laid Off after only three months on the job with good performance.

    Advice to Management

    I think Emptoris management is headed in the right direction. Leadership was actually quite good accept for the former founder. I have to give it an overall 3.


  10. needs better structure

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Sales in Burlington, MA

    I have been working at Emptoris

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Product Suite SAAS offering Good development plans for new Account execs and new to software companies fun culture for staff at the HQ office

    Cons

    revolving door in executive suite is confusing, whos on first? growth strategy is maybe the next aquisition will put us on the map

    Advice to Management

    come up with a way to innovate around what we have and make the systems work together so it looks like one product. Also why does this ask for a rating on Avner Schneur? Isn't he long gone?


  11. Just the right size

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA

    I worked at Emptoris

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Each group at Emptoris is large enough to take on compelling projects with major clients but small enough to retain a cooperative team feeling.

    Cons

    Because each team is tight-knit, there is often tension when intra team cooperation is required. This may require additional patience but is no more than is probably experienced at other companies of the same size.

    Advice to Management

    Emptoris has great employees. More of an investment should be made in advancing their capabilities through formal education and training.



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