Entriq

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7 Reviews

2.6
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Jan Steenkamp
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    ok

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA

    Pros

    The company had an interesting technology working in an interesting space. At the time I was there you had a lot of autonomy and could work on projects you thought were interesting.

    Cons

    The company spent like it was going to be huge but didn't have the revenue to match it spending. Additionally the company made rather large best on a few technologies that simply didn't pan out.

    No opinion of CEO
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    Still lost at sea

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA

    Pros

    The majority of people at Entriq are genuinely nice people who are a pleasure to deal with on a daily basis. The environment is also not terribly competitive. There is a decent amount of understanding about personal time off, vacations, etc. There are also decent benefits.

    Cons

    There is a total lack of direction by the management, aside from trying to guess what will keep them in business for another fiscal year. The result is that the company is not on a mission to make/deliver a great service, rather just a mission to have a mission that pays. Steenkamp is long gone as CEO, but he never really provided leadership while he was there in the first place. Now that the company has been acquired by a European tech company who is itself also owned by the same parent company as Entriq, there is even a more "removed" management layer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a vision and stick to it. Get rid of the dead weight.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    A Company Struggling with Sales and an Acquisiton

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Diego, CA

    Pros

    The technology space is interesting and challenging.

    Cons

    The sales organization would sell features and functionality that the basic product line could not deliver, requiring extensive professional services that the customers were unwilling to fund. As a result, profitability was challenged on most projects and accounts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There was no continuity among the product management and sales organizations. The acquisition of Dayport resulted in severe confusion on what the joint company could deliver to customers. My advice - before any acquisition, improve the due diligence on the characteristics of the firm's technology capabilities and leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    What was once a great ship is now sinking

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA

    Pros

    1. The benefits are excellent. There are not many companies that can beat Entriq's benefits.
    2. The middle and lower level employees are great. Very smart and good people.

    Cons

    The upper management: clueless and incompetent, allied with a lack of focus on what is best for the business. The company was on its way to doing well a few years back, but then completely screwed it up with management changes and business focus changes. In the few years I was there, there must have been at least 3 or 4 different business plans, 3 different COO's, and 4 different VP of sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on being honest with the employees first. Your monthly birthday meetings were so inane, that no-one believes anything you had to say. Second, focus on having a decent plan on how to actually make money for the business. Putting all your eggs into the Dayport acquisition basket without proper due diligence on the company was probably the dumbest move ever. And then trying to fool the Entriq employees into believeing it was a great move was even dumber because no-one believed you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Like watching a Chinese fire drill.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA

    Pros

    Great co-workers and an interesting product space.

    Cons

    Senior management is lost and indecisive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire smarter executives, make tough decisions and stick with them, and don't hide the truth from the rank and file staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Good people need better management

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Smart people, technical team was very dedicated and worked incredibly hard.

    Cons

    upper management worried about politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    invest in your employees, not your image

    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    A high potential company whose management is its greatest obstacle

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    The company is engaged in an industry that's rapidly growing and very exciting to be a part of. There are a lot of opportunities to do different projects.

    Cons

    The company is going through the effects of a merger at the moment. Different corporate cultures and approaches to product and service need to be mixed well. Management often forgets that it's job is to manage employees, not the projects they're supposed to have employees handle. Leadership is rather weak and changes to products, vision, etc. are communicated poorly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Solicit feedback from employees and be responsive to it. Make sure your middle management is well qualified to lead the people that report to them. Make sure they focus on resource management, not hands-on activity. As a service-centered company, the employees are the most valuable assets. Treat them like that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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