Evanta Reviews

Updated August 18, 2015
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Evanta Founder & CEO Robert L. Dethlefs
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  1. Program Director

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Director in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Program Director in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family environment, fun co-workers, fast paced, Nice CEO, Good amount of PTO

    Cons

    Lots of stress, Very early work hours


  2. Helpful (4)

    Stay away

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    parking, some cool people, nice building, business shuts down for the holidays and they give you a couple weeks off, get to meet high profile executives

    Cons

    This is the classic lipstick on a pig. This leadership team has mastered the art of deceit during the courting and recruiting process. You will be led to believe that you will be joining a highly rewarding, fun, and collaborative organization where you are one big happy family. Give it 6 months and you will quickly realize it was all false advertisement. The "senior" people are stuck there because a) it was their first job out of college and don't know anything else b) the work they do for this company doesn't translate to anything else and/or b)they are the type of people that accept daily abuse and are afraid to leave.

    Advice to Management

    First and foremost, leave. The CEO needs to go ride off into the sunset and exit from the business as he is the culture. His minions also need to be let go and bring and a leadership team that values their people first.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Overall good - can be a boys club

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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 Evanta (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing dynamic and support in all of the support (non sales) functions Competitive salary for the region Exposure to top-level companies and executives Good work life balance - tough in first few months as you learn ropes but then great if you know how to project manage well Good growth company and/or starter career

    Cons

    Inconsistencies may be the greatest challenge here - needs a lot of continuing growth in the "process improvement" area. The company has grown substantially but still has a startup mindset - needs to give management more autonomy. Sales team tends to be very tense, and company does not seem to do a good job of identifying great employees who are burnt out or frustrated in the dept. Boys club, especially at top level. Older staff have called female employees pet names for example or may make off handed homophobic remarks in all staff meetings.

    Advice to Management

    More autonomy to managers Engage digitally more. For a company that's working on being cutting edge and supporting leaders, it's mediocre at being tech savvy More training for older and top level Leadership on appropriate work interactions, especially with regard to women in the workplace


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Shiny like tinsel- but not real

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Evanta (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people, easy work hours and can work out at lunch.

    Cons

    You get sucked in by the initial friendly environment thinking you will be rewarded for your efforts because that is what they tell you when you are hired. Your pay goes up minimally and there is no real structure for how that happens.If the CEO likes you he randomly gives gifts like honeymoons or big raises. What a joke! There is no trust and it is like you are still living with your parents but with more siblings. Very demeaning and defeating environment.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that everyone sees you for what you are and are only biding their time until they can find another job. Your employees do not need you anymore than you need them.


  6. Helpful (5)

    Easily the most dysfunctional Leadership you will ever come across

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

    Pros

    There are no Pros that outweigh the cons!

    Cons

    If you were to ever take a job here, you will be instantly put into a brainwash treatment where you must become a puppet to what the CEO says or does... If you decide not to do that your life will be over and he will make your job a living nightmare. Every positive review on this site was mandated by the CEO/GM himself! You have no say or influence in the company and you are treated like an object and not a human being. This is a warning to anyone who accepts a job here... I will Guarantee you that your life will be made worse be working for a company such as Evanta! Mine is!!! I dont care if they were to decide to Pay you more $$ then any company in the world!!! (Which they don't by any means) I would still not take it! NOT WORTH IT!!

    Advice to Management

    Stop Lying!


  7. Helpful (8)

    I would advise against working for this company. I read the reviews and still took a chance. Not a good move.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Dangling carrots. Free parking. Benefits. Nice peers!

    Cons

    Offensive compensation. Petulant leadership. Corrupt and unsafe HR. Overall lack of transparency. Any positive reviews from current employees have *absolutely* been prompted to do so.

    Advice to Management

    “The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help them or concluded that you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.” – Colin Powell


  8. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They strive to create and maintain a high energy culture. Advancement is almost guaranteed if you want to take on the responsibility.

    Cons

    as far as other jobs I have had, the cons are very minimal,so much so that I had to think about it and not worth mentioning

    Advice to Management

    keep the environment moving and thriving. Don't get bogged down in minute details that they become to big and the purpose of Evanta is lost. Learn how to articulate the Vision of the CEO.


  9. Helpful (1)

    interesting place....

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    Former Employee - Sak
    Former Employee - Sak
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging environment, great people. Events were fun to build and attend. The road map is set for you, if you follow it you will get to your destination.

    Cons

    Management was a bit overbearing, however it is all in an effort to drive success. Support when you needed it was lackluster at times, however you are held accountable for what you put into it.

    Advice to Management

    Value the people you have


  10. Helpful (10)

    Don't Wast Your Time

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Evanta full-time

    Pros

    Umm. This is a stretch but there is free parking and you are close to great places for lunch.

    Cons

    Upper management is out of sync with the employees and are not leaders. When a company makes you sign a new comp plan every quarter you know something is amiss. Have to drink the Kool-Aid to be successful and there is a lot of favoritism. This is the worst company I have ever ever worked for. I am so happy I got out. Do not waste your time with this company.


  11. Helpful (7)

    Such a good idea in the hands of not too gifted!

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people! Great atmosphere, even though sometimes everybody is so tense for nothing. The job gets done.

    Cons

    A company which promotes leadership but fails at it. Senior managers are way too encrusted in their positions. Remember: it is not just the money you bring, it is also the people you train to be leaders. Unfortunately, every senior manager fails at being good at his/her job.

    Advice to Management

    Quit being so self-absorbed, do the job you are definitely paid for.



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