Envirosell, Inc.

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  1.  

    Great place to work during a transition period

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Researcher in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Field Researcher in New York, NY

    I worked at Envirosell, Inc. part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    An opportunity to travel across the U.S. and potentially the world. Field managers and co-workers are great I had a blast working with most of them. Can get free goodies from some of the clients while on site. Earned a ton of hotel points and frequent flyer miles.

    Cons

    The work is definitley inconsistent. You can work on a project(s) for a few months straight and just as easily be out of work for the same amount of time. Employees who work full time in the office seem to be a bit aloof when it comes to the actual field work. I would recommend this position only if you're in between jobs or just a general transition period.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Some nice

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

    I worked at Envirosell, Inc. full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    When I was there....

    - Great travel opportunities, domestic and international, chance to get out of the city
    - Not paid for OT worked when traveling (mostly on weekends), but given per diem which could translate into extra income in your pocket (vs. just being reimbursed for expenses)
    - Interesting coworkers
    - Cool clients, interesting work
    - Nice schedule, start time between 8-11 and end time between 4-7, was nice to be able to choose
    - Weekend OT was converted to comp time which resulted in about a month off total per year (though it was a problem if you want to take two consecutive weeks off)
    - Pretty decent work life balance
    - Great way to rack up miles and points
    - If you can get senior leadership to give you a store tour, it's actually quite interesting
    - Name does have some cachet when you find someone who's familiar with the company

    Cons

    When I was there....

    - Research methodology is frighteningly basic, not really statistically valid and wouldn't fly at most other research companies, resulting in a lot to learn about research when you move on
    - Reports were rarely proofed and data was never checked - leaving a lot of room for error
    - Fickle hiring cycle, too quick to hire FT employees to do work that could be done by the PT employees, which then results in a need to downsize rapidly when work gets a little dry
    - Questionable loyalty - company has let go of a few long-term, senior employees in recent years
    - Leadership isn't really business savvy. They're smart in an intellectual sense, but they don't really seem cutout to be running a business. They seem uncomfortable with basic business practices such as hosting clients for lunch.
    - HR is less than professional. Company materials are riddled with typos and errors and Facebook seemed to be a part of the HR job description.
    - Salary increases weren't distributed fairly - employees were hired at one rate, then newer employees were hired at a higher rate. Management felt no need to correct the situation, which resulted in more experienced employees consistently working for far less than newbys
    - The books are the main reason most people have heard about Esell, but don't hold your breath for a lot of direct tuteldge from the experts
    - Personalities and subjective opinions are given more weight than actual, objective reviews of performance
    - Senior management is a little detached. They often seemed unclear as to who did what, confusing actions and individuals. Don't be surprised to be blamed for something that someone else did
    - There are a few people within the organization who believe passionately in the company's methodology and what they do, but there are also quite a few that think it's total bunk. Can be discouraging when you think you're doing something good for businesses and consumers and some of your colleagues will tell you they think it's crap

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't have a lot of confidence that anything will change unless there's a change in ownership, and thus leadership, but at the very least, the company should reconsider its research methodologies. They really need a greater deal of rigor and greater depth of detail. They can't just report on store demographics for a given day and call it quantitative research.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Good company to work for when transitioning

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Field Researcher in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - Field Researcher in New York, NY

    I have been working at Envirosell, Inc. as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    The opportunity to travel is nice, but when on the road there is very little time to enjoy yourself. The people who work here are great, a nice mixture of people from all backgrounds.

    Cons

    Work is project to project and isn't always very consistant. No health benefits. A lot of hours on the road. Research can be very mundane.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Senior management avoids issues

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Envirosell, Inc.

    Pros

    Travel around the U.S. and the world
    Work with amazing companies
    Fun to work with other employees on your project

    Cons

    The office coordinator has peoples' salaries in his hands, plays favorites all the time, and lies about it.
    No supervision from senior management about anything of importance to employees.
    Minimal information given to employees about how their work was used by clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1 Fire your HR director who wants to do the least work possible.
    2 Restructure the office coordinator job so that the job is public:
       - everyone in the company anonymously reviews performance,
       - the office coodinator's Excel sheets are publicly viewable by everyone within the company,
       - who is hired for each project is publicly viewable by everyone within the company.
    3 Make reviews of everyone in the company viewable in real-time.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    I like working for Envirosell

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

    I have been working at Envirosell, Inc.

    Pros

    There are opportunities to travel at all levels

    Cons

    Hours in the field can be long

  7.  

    Looks great on your resume, but a tough place to be

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

    I worked at Envirosell, Inc.

    Pros

    looks great on your resume. I get asked about it all the time.

    Cons

    senior management team is very small and entrenched. no room for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't think that you know it all!

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