Essex Lake Reviews

Updated March 15, 2015
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  1. New company has some real potential to be a good consulting/profit enhancement firm.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Essex Lake

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Some interesting project work
    Top tier clients, particularly in financial services
    Lots of responsibility for junior members, since very few managers in company
    Interesting combination of business leaders, consultants, and analytical staff members

    Cons

    Comp is not so great
    Unclear bonuses and allocation
    Unclear if team will ever share in Profit Enhancement payoffs that company receives
    Needs some middle management to help guide the junior team members
    Long hours sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Need to beef up training, coaching programs. Will we ever share in revenue gains?

  2. Its a start up....

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    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in New York, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Lot of hands on work - you can build you skill set very well.
    Intensive problem solving in some projects.
    Solid cost reduction practice and the best practice head in industry

    Cons

    Senior layer is retired from big corporates so are mostly checked out (with an exception of few leaders)
    Employee development is not part of the plan.
    Projects are mostly in areas - Cost reduction which have very little value within corporates.
    Exit options are primarily your own start-up.
    Leaders that have been grown in house have very little industry knowledge.

    Advice to Management

    Get some good people in the company so that its a little less political.

  3. Small firm growing at a rapid pace

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    Current Employee - Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at Essex Lake full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Top notch clients.
    Frequent foreign travel for projects.
    Bright middle management layer.

    Cons

    Management is very stingy with bonuses, in fact they haven't given any in the last 2 years in spite of the firm doing very well in the last year.
    At times it feels like a pure outsourcing firm since all the clients are abroad.
    Road map for the company is never clear.
    Churn among consulting staff is very high.

    Advice to Management

    Bonuses would be largely appreciated. Many people are leaving, or planning on leaving the firm because they feel that they are under appreciated for their work.
    Besides that, some more diversity in the kinds of projects would be great.

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  5. Politics and Favouritism

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Essex Lake

    Pros

    Can't say any except food and some good people who are trying to make a difference.

    Cons

    -The work is not properly defined which sometimes forces people here to start blaming each other for no reason and when things goes out of control..No ACCOUNTABILITY for anything which goes wrong in a process..everyone out there start defending themselves and looking for a scapegoat..fill this communication gap!!
    -Please stop favouring people based on your vested interests.
    -Reporting in the name of Analytics.
    -Work is worship..It is work that adds meaning to life..Get some good stuff for your employees!

  6. Only Politics..!!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Essex Lake full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Happy hours,good food,rest nothing is good here

    Cons

    so called managers does not know any thing..people bring their relatives for own benefits..company is more like lala company as people prefer to call them with "ji" with surname..only dashboarding work is there...work life balance is crazy..you need to work atleast 12-14 hours in one day..no analytics work is there in the company

    Advice to Management

    don't hire people who promote politics in the company..

  7. good company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Essex Lake

    Pros

    good learning , more responsibilities, and good company to start with.

    Cons

    different internal structure,growth opportunities are slow

  8. Helpful (1)

    Disappointed with quality of work, office leadership and assessment process, random results of assessment

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    Current Employee - Developer
    Current Employee - Developer

    I have been working at Essex Lake full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You work with Good colleagues at lower level. Happy hours are scheduled every month. US travel is quite frequent for all the people in the company

    Cons

    Earlier it used to be good work, now it is only dashboard creation. Growth is stunted for people who work and fast for people who dont work - that is how it is here.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting people based on closeness to certain people and politics. Bring projects which involve something other than making dashboards

  9. Good Company with lots of learning and exploration opportunity

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programmer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Former Employee - Programmer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I worked at Essex Lake full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    - Great people to work with.
    - solves some of the complex and unique research problems
    - great company culture in terms of employee satisfaction and grooming.
    - lots of learning in terms of machine learning and big data problems

    Cons

    No such cons.Decent environment to work.

    Advice to Management

    technology training should be more in case of research lab in spite of other training programs to make group more productive.

  10. Worst company policy and politics by scientist,No research work you will end up doing presentations only

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

    I have been working at Essex Lake full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    worst r&d as no work and lots of politics by scientist

    Cons

    worst they will show fancy JD's but actual no work and no guidance since manage himself is not aware of technical difficulty

    Advice to Management

    please hire good people as manager in advance analytics who has knowledge and doest not do any politics.

  11. Great company with very experienced people

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Delhi (India)

    I have been working at Essex Lake full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Senior management is very experienced and you do not get exposure to such people anywhere else
    Lots of travel
    Lots of responsibility if you are willing to take it up

    Cons

    Currently still operating in Start up mode, despite being 4.5 years old

    Advice to Management

    More structure and definite environment for people

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