Exa Corporation Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
8 Reviews
2.3
8 Reviews
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    Be driven, savvy and succeed!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Exa Corporation full-time

    Pros

    This is a company that (as far as I saw) had zero lazy stupid people, especially in management. Hard work gets recognised & rewarded, and you get to work on interesting, real, challenging problems.

    Cons

    You need to take responsibility for your career and be sensitive that what benefits one group within the company may not benefit another group within the company. If you plan your path upwards, and show a strong sense of direction, people will respond positively.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Best company I have worked for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of QA in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Director of QA in Burlington, MA

    I have been working at Exa Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Exa has the perfect balance of being not too small to worry about where the money for the next paycheck is going to come and not too big that you feel like a tiny cog in a Giant wheel. Everyone is so engaged in the success of the company and we have so much fun working on real-life problems.

    Cons

    None that I can think of. Very few people leave the company. There is such a large number of people that have left and have come back. What could be a better testament?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Horrible employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer

    I worked at Exa Corporation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Get to work with new type of projects, flexible timing

    Cons

    1. No career growth, slave to sales teams
    2. Repeated threats to fire, insults, yelling a norm for management - good people left
    3. From another review "No promotions, promotions are proportional to your closeness to the managers" , ultra micromanagement
    4. Detroit office, worst place to work- sadist management
    5. Dysfunctional HR

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good colleagues and but no career growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Burlington, MA

    I worked at Exa Corporation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    interesting technology to work on.

    Cons

    No career growth, managment set in their ways, not open to new ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people with respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 6 people found this helpful  

    Overrated company with lackluster Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cfd Software Engineer in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Cfd Software Engineer in Burlington, MA

    I worked at Exa Corporation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    1.You have a job.
    2. Housed in nice building

    Cons

    1. Micromanagement. I was a CFD programming engineer. My manager would put me down because I left too much empty space between lines of code...I am not kidding. I was reduced to a typing clerk, instead of a programmer.
    2. My Manager openly would discuss and bad mouth other employees thinking that others can't hear him=> no respect or courtesy for employees.
    3. Low pay, to the management you are fodder or a donkey
    4. No promotions, promotions are proportional to your closeness to the managers.

    who cares about coffee or free pop?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Application Engineer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA

    I have been working at Exa Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Flex time and free coffee
    - I got another job.

    Cons

    Low salary
    No career growth
    Low respect for employees
    Very low business ethic
    micro management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so arrogant and read a book on management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Micro-management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Burlington, MA

    I worked at Exa Corporation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice workplace
    Free pop, coffee
    Not much really

    Cons

    Micro-management
    Sadist Managers
    Minimal salaries
    No bonus
    No career growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Its just time sheet company where your lunch time is not paid :( .

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

    I worked at Exa Corporation

    Pros

    hum Flexible timings. nice culture

    Cons

    Time-sheet, Hidden compensation clause.
    Work on deadline

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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