Envictus Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
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  1. Inspiring work, slackers not tolerated

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Envictus full-time

    Pros

    Love the fact that management is always enthusiastic. Great energy here--good tech and a CEO with a clear vision. CEO and CTO set a high bar for hours/effort. Kind of nice after working at places where management expects you to do all of the legwork while they head home at 6.

    Product is awesome--constantly evolving, constantly incorporating new ideas. Never stagnant--which is probably my favorite thing about it, particularly after spending time working at a startup which was running out of steam only six months in.

    Cons

    Management understanding of personal needs, but work-life balance isn't necessarily a priority here. Getting the work done is the most important thing. Saw someone let go recently because they couldn't fathom working beyond 5 p.m.--probably shouldn't be in the startup world, if that's the case! Definitely not a company where the bare minimum cuts it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Avoid at all cost!!!

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Envictus full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Mtn View, CA office is at the heart of Silicon Valley which also has free underground parking and nearby Starbucks.
    Salary is alway paid on time, in full by direct-deposit.

    Cons

    leadership = dictatorship, communication = do exactly the CEO says, company value = product attracts a handful of users since launch

    Workr, Envictus's new venture, is the company where CEO conducts his one-man show. Employees are discouraged to raise concerns and questions nor does company celebrate diversity when it comes to decision making, including those whether should we have non-subsidized group lunch issues.

    Co-Founder/CTO, two founding full-time software engineers, and one clerk were all let go in a five month time period. Specifically, two software engineers were laid-off one week before/after hitting product release milestone. My kitchen towel and toilet paper are treated better when compared as I recognize the value they contribute to my household and am respectful when their duty is fulfilled and its time to say goodbye, not so lucky if you work at "Workr".

    Stock compensation seems to be a pony-tail scheme as no one in the company has received any stock grant that were agreed upon on the initial employment offer letter on the last day with Workr.

    CEO spent zero days working for real world company but his own circus and therefore has no clue how miserable his managing style brings to everyone who works beside him.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can't really advice to management in a civilized manner.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    How long will You last?

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Envictus as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great product, great field people. Tech people work well together.

    Cons

    Owner is inexperienced and self conscious. Does not allow regular salary reviews for employees. Does not even understand the concept of "best practices" in accounting, human resources or sales. Allows personal relationships to influence company policy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Attend upper level management seminars. Get some training in appropriate work style with female upper level employees. Listen to the experts that you hire and maybe they will commit to your project instead of leaving within 90 days.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Avoid - My worst experience in my entire life.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Envictus full-time

    Pros

    They are good at bait and switch!

    Cons

    The management team is so terrible that you have to be thankful for America, and that if this team can run a business - so can you! If you are a good person and try to do the right thing, you will never get noticed here, nor will be motivated to come to work everyday.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read a good book on running a business built on positive values and social norms, and not radical views such as one that questions the integrity of employees, while displaying a dictatorship.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Great Place to Work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at Envictus full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    In the last year, we've transitioned to a virtual office and everyone works from home, which I love!
    I work well independently and am allowed to do so while still having the ability to contact upper management should i have any questions or need additional direction on a project.
    I have found upper management to be open to new ideas or suggestions, which is a nice change from previous employers who want no input from employees.

    Cons

    If you're a social person, working alone at home may not be a good fit for you.
    As a small company, you may be asked/expected to do tasks that aren't part of your normal job description - this is normal in all the small companies I've worked for but I've noticed that it can be difficult for some people to adjust to this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Since we all work remotely, be sure to keep everyone in the loop on how well the company is doing and how we're moving forward to ensure the success of Envictus!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Worst job experience, ever.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chantilly, VA

    I worked at Envictus

    Pros

    The software / product is interesting, and generally speaking, the staff was pleasant and eager to work hard.

    Cons

    The management was (is?) haphazard and unprofessional.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop taking advantage of your employees and show some appreciation.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Avoid at all costs

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Chantilly, VA

    I worked at Envictus

    Pros

    1 hour for lunch if you like taking long lunches

    Cons

    Terrible- Avoid at all costs.

    As a sales professional with 4+ years of proven success, I was flat out offended the way I was treated here. I worked 50 hour + weeks, averaging 50+ calls per day and my effort was questioned. I also was told I have "no track record of sucess", which is really dumb considering they never worked at my old jobs (or talked to any of my colleagues)

     The management will evaluate you on role plays and practice presentations while they never even showed reps how to do one first, and then criticize you when you don't do/say the right things. You get criticized for asking questions. And then you have to justify every action to management.

    They handed me a power point presentation slides (3 per page) and told me to write my own questions, comments, etc for a sales presentation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't hire someone and then fire them 5 weeks into the job after giving them no support. don't hire reps before you hire a sales manager. don't constantly ask your reps why they are doing something "TELL MY WHY", when you haven't given them clear instructions on what to do first. don't give 2 days of training and call it sufficient. don't sit in the back office all day and then micromanage for 1 hour.

    AT ALL COSTS DO NOT INTERRUPT PEOPLE WHEN THEY ARE SPEAKING

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Great company with a challenging, rewarding mission to change education

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Envictus full-time

    Pros

    --A little company with a great mission. It felt like coming to work meant I was changing the world every day, at least for high school students (the end user)
    --Loved the fact that not only could I do content but that it combined background (writing) with my passion (helping kids).
    -- Smaller company then, so I learned about other jobs besides my own (I did content development). Everyone may not consider that a pro.
    --Better than average pay (be ready to work though)
    --Good people, team (normal, hardworking, willing to help you learn)
    --Management demanding, but usually fair. When I had an issue figuring out how to move forward with some unfamiliar work I was assigned, a senior manager took the time to help me understand it. If you screwed up more than once, they could be taskmasterish.

    Cons

    High-quality thinking and working necessary. This isn't a con so much as an explanation for why working here isn't for everyone. Envictus' management expects pretty hardcore dedication from its workers--so if you're used to surfing the net, leaving right at 5 p.m. and rolling into work when you feel like it, this isn't the place for you. You will be held to high standards and if you aren't meeting them, you'll hear about it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hiring was too centralized for such a small company. We should have gotten more input into who was coming on the team, not just a manager making a decision. We can see things from the ground up that you sometimes can’t! More regular updates on worker progress would also be nice. There were definitely a few times where I was wondering if I was doing a good enough job--just help us to understand if we're doing things right. It's nice to be reassured!

    Recommends
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    New Flexibility and Outlook

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Envictus full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    After a recent overhaul in the company, there has been a lot of positive changes. We all work from home and get to participate in many different types of projects. Management is very receptive to input and works hard to create a team atmosphere. Our mission to help students and schools is constantly getting refined and I feel like we are at the point where our product is really making a positive impact on kids.

    Cons

    We are a small company and at times it can feel like we don't have all the resources we need to get projects done. With the economic downturn I worry sometimes we have all the capital we need to keep improving our product and team. We also have to cross train a lot and cover tasks outside of our official responsibilities- this can cause stress when you have to work outside of your comfort zone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain the communication and willingness to listen to every member of our team as we get bigger. Make sure that you continue to consider input from employees on the "front lines" who interact with customers on a daily basis.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    Great opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Envictus

    Pros

    The company's focus is on teaching students "how to do school." Accordingly, this company provides a great opportunity to positively impact middle school and high school age students and their schools.

    Cons

    Given the state of the economy, funding for schools has taken a hit, providing growth challenges across the education management industry. In order to grow, companies like Envictus need to be creative in securing dollars from schools.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek alternate funding sources in order to grow and improve to meet the needs of today's students. Since our product is delivered through technology, investment in making the experience for students as up-to-date as possible is important.

    Recommends

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