Ensequence Reviews

Updated May 30, 2015
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Ensequence President & CEO Peter Low
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  1. exciting business opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    very positive and focused direction, supportive and transparent management team.

    Cons

    sometimes workload can be too heavy


  2. Nice company, but C level management doesn

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the best people I've ever worked with. Folks work hard, and form friendships that don't involve work.

    Cons

    The business plan changes every quarter. If you don't have a business plan to make money, fold up shop.

    Advice to Management

    Having upper management fly from NY to Portland and take managers to expensive meals does nothing for moral. Peter, people laugh at you behind your back.


  3. Ensequence - The ship that refuses to sink.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent culture ( maintained by outgoing employees, not management ), good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Terrible management, lack of direction, zero loyalty to anyone without a C in their title. No incentive to work hard or perform at your best. Poor allocation of funding.

    Advice to Management

    Resign.


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  5. Senior SCM Build and Release Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good culture Work Life Balance

    Cons

    Not stable. No direction in the future. No money to run

    Advice to Management

    Start getting some directions


  6. Ensequence: A positive place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have been with this company for several years and have experienced nothing but professionalism, camaraderie and support by my colleagues and senior management. Management acknowledges and appreciates the employee's efforts and hard work. A healthy work life balance is also a part of Ensequence's culture.

    Cons

    long commute In the past some departments didn't communicate with each other, but management was committed to and has resolved most of these barriers.


  7. Employees Are Disposable Assets Who Get No Loyalty

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    Current Employee - Training Manager in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Training Manager in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ensequence full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Interesting market space with what were some of the coolest products I've encountered. Great location in downtown Portland, near major transit routes. Engineering team was open to perspectives from non-engineers when you demonstrated you had a well-considered argument for them to consider.

    Cons

    No loyalty to their people, demonstrated in a variety of ways. Compensation is below par. Efforts to go above and beyond the job description and add value to the company are gladly accepted but without any willingness to compensate or promote for that added value. But worst of all, was laying off a third of the company without any prior warning.

    Advice to Management

    If you can't run the company to save the jobs of the people you hired, they aren't the people who should be shown the door.


  8. Nice place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ensequence full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Small family feel, where everyone knows each other and work together to solve problems. Work-life balance is good, we work hard when necessary but not overly stressful. When you do a good job it's easy for others to take notice and the company is good about promoting this type of behavior.

    Cons

    Some ruts are in place and it takes time to break out of the old and find a better routine/method. Some people are allowed to coast and not do top quality work.

    Advice to Management

    There are people just punching the clock and not thinking though their work and taking ownership of the product they are producing. Reward those doing a great job and cut those not doing a great job. Need more junior engineers to spin up and bring in more energy and creative ideas. We have too many seniors set in their ways and butting heads.


  9. I learned the importance of inquiring about the position's history during the interview process and not learning after..

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ensequence full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some very bright, hardworking talent on staff. Most of the people generally get along and work well together. Good feeling of community among the majority of the staff. (Now...if only they could abandon those high-walled cubicles

    Cons

    Senior management often unsure of the company's overall path forward...a lot of trying something out, then gauging the success (or lack of) and then adjusting their approach accordingly. That's fine, but the roller coaster ride (as I've heard others describe it) is tiring and the poorly executed rounds of layoffs caused a good portion of the top talent to leave for more stable companies. On that note, Ensequence has the feel of start-up, in that opportunities to learn and move up are available, but the overall stability of the company is questionable. And, while the company has been in existence since 2000 and has raised tens of millions in investor capital during that time, it has yet to find a successful (read:profitable) business model, spending more money to develop its products than is made from the sale of said products. As for what I alluded to in my title, if your the 4th person hired to a specific role in ~3 years (as was my case), you need to learn about this before you accept the offer and consider whether you want to deal with it, or rather, consider the other job offers you have. Lesson learned.

    Advice to Management

    Something they (I'm sure) already know: when various members of senior management are leaving for other companies, combined with the rounds of layoffs, this creates a genuine concern (panic for some) among the rank and file. For the sake of the company and it's current staff, please exercise some discretion...


  10. New direction, new leaders

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ensequence full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Ensequence is a company that is re-focused and moving full speed ahead in a new direction with purpose. Great leaders, benefits and location.

    Cons

    No 401k match, tall cubical walls create seclusion.


  11. A-level clients are a springboard for future career opportunities.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of room for personal growth. Company offers on-the-job training opportunities not typically afforded by larger organizations.

    Cons

    Little room for professional growth. Compensation and incentives remain below industry standard.



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