Excelacom Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
19 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great company! Dynamic, positive and huge potential for growth.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Reston, VA

    I have been working at Excelacom full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Dynamic, fast paced and positive company culture. The company is in the midst of a re-branding process, and setting very interesting strategy.
    The management is open to new ideas and initiatives and you have the ability to influence.
    It is a great opportunity to gain vast experience.

    Cons

    The company is fast paced, and this doesn't fit everyone... Expectations are high...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep pushing the improvement process. It is great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    New Direction, New Strategy, Focus on Customer Satisfaction and Quality

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Excelacom full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Management direction to enhance customer satisfaction
    Improvement with product and service offerings
    Focus on quality
    Management focus on customer and employee satisfaction
    Investment in people, management, and products increased significantly
    Rewards high performers

    Cons

    Adding mentoring programs to guide employees
    Establishing a career path for consulting staff & engagement managers to grow into management levels

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continuous improvement plans to grow the company year over year
    Focus on employee development

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company values, wealth of knowledge & genuinely kind employees.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA

    I have been working at Excelacom as an intern

    Pros

    I dove feet first into the experience & was treated as nothing less than an equal. I was allowed to see what goes on "backstage" during the marketing process; a cool behind-the-scenes experience you don't find just anywhere.

    Working at Excelacom taught me about consulting & professional services, yes; however, the most important lessons were from conversations I had with other employees. Everyone I spoke to was both incredibly knowledgable in his/her own arena and tactful in life as a whole; not to mention that my supervisors were invaluably supportive and kind. The upper management always stops to say hello and have a conversation with you -- I never felt a divide between the rest of the employees and myself, which I found to be very telling about the core of the company.

    Of course, a well-paid internship is hard to come by and is enticing in itself... I struggle to find anything I would change about my time at Excelacom and would recommend it to anyone up for a rewarding, exciting internship experience.

    Cons

    Looking outside at the beautiful summer weather was very trying at times! Of course, this is true for most summer internships...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    On the fast track to more and more success. Very excited to watch Excelacom on its journey to becoming a true household name and even more of a powerhouse company than it already is.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Unprofessional, unethical and in denial to accept employees feedback

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Reston, VA

    I worked at Excelacom full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are so many cons that is hard to find a pro to work on this company. Good employee relations

    Cons

    As mentioned above this company has so many problems that it can't be fixed by merely commenting on one situation. Based on personal experience; some employees career growth is non existent and only the people who have manager/employee relationship outside of work are privileged to get ahead on the company. Own employee credentials are usually overlooked because the managers believe they know everything they need to know about their employees and manipulate them in any way possible to obtain some value. Company constantly lies to employees and clients all together in order to achieve the managers own gain. Management is the only one with any decision and most of their will is what is seen at the end of the year. Company is in complete denial because most if not all of it's employees are unhappy and instead of listening to their comments the company rather belief that the employee has no idea on how the company should be handled. Used to be an open door management but is a closed group that gets all the benefits and actually listen. Unless you are in the privilege few, you don't really matter in the company. People are moved between projects because a manager believes that he or she is a fit for the position without even looking at the employees credentials and when actual opportunities are available with the employees skill, anything is done to please the manager and not the employee. This creates an environment where you are not in control of your own career but in fact the managers do and make anything at their convenience. Employees which have been successful are not considered to grow because the management group wants them to continue working and others which have no skill set are even promoted or allowed to do nothing just based on the fact that they have limited skills. An employee is not allowed to learn for the benefit of the company and when opportunities are available to certificate or add value to this person, it is up to the manager to decide up to the point that any lie is given and I quote: " We are not suppose to school you" mentality has been said. While other with less credentials are given anything thanks to their relationship with their manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay close attention to your employees skill set, increase benefits to match the market and revamped most if not all management because they have made anything to their will. Also lying is considered a valued skill set and it's own CEO is constantly lied about results and made belief that the company is running like any other company when in fact is under performing and could be at a different level. Don't just change the marketing strategie which is the same for several years, you need to re-structure company's internal organization. Open your eyes, because many more employees will be leaving and the amount of new hires is not enough to keep up with the clients demands.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Embarrassing Executive Leadership

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Management in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Executive Management in Reston, VA

    I have been working at Excelacom full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The main (and arguably only) reason to work at Excelacom is the potential to make decent money.

    Cons

    There are many... Excelacom does not stock or provide office supplies; the executive leadership considers employees as chattel to be used up at will; the executive leadership (starting at the top) regularly lies to both employees and clients; the office culture is depressing and unfulfilling; there is absolutely no work-life balance; 90% of the bonuses go to 5% of the staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Majid needs to stop pitting one executive against another and should really make an effort to treat his entire staff well... not merely a "treasured" few. He relies far too much on an Accenture-based culture and [lack of] values that promotes abusive behavior from management, burn-out of staff, and an utter lack of respect for everyone (including both clients and employees).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good way to jump into fire

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

    I have been working at Excelacom

    Pros

    Get a lot of responsibility quick. Fun people to work with. Lots of exposure to upper management

    Cons

    Work hours can extend into weekends and nights

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time off on weekends

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    The mistake you don't want to make...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA

    I have been working at Excelacom full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    There are not a lot of Pros, but the few I can come up with are:

    Great peer relationships
    Good HQ Office location
    Nice Healthcare Benefit Package

    Cons

    Poor management
    Lack of vision or direction
    Inability to make hiring decisions in a timely manner
    Lower salaries when trying to battle the "Big 4" types
    No tuition reimbursement or 401k match
    Not enough time off in comparison to competitors
    CEO needs to let the CFO run things and stop micromanaging everyone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give employees time for training other than just working
    Get an office in Philadelphia (all your employees are there)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible work environment- confused management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Excelacom

    Pros

    Hardly any pros. It is ok for people who want to come in and simple use them as a place filler or a stepping stone between jobs.

    Cons

    No direction. Confused management. No one knows what they are doing. Couple of smart people are running the whole show and rest everyone is there to just make a lot of noise. No clear process in place and they don't like anyone telling them that. Steer away from making advices or introducing new thoughts. That's the mantra here.
    Experienced professionals have little or no value. This place runs purely on politics. They are just fooling their clients.
    Compensation is horrible and they micromanage upto minutes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The CEO seems to be a nice hardworking guy who is not being shown the correct picture by others around him. His entourage needs serious updating and he should make some firing decisions soon and invest in more talented, experienced and "fresh minded" folks.
    You guys need to change the management! Too many funny people up there with little or no skills. Unless the management of a company is revamped- I don't see how the culture will change. Also, trust in people's abilities- this is not high school that we go talking behind people's backs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Excelacom full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice ppl, good pay and good management

    Cons

    Locations, growth options after reaching the level of PM

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Reston, VA

    I have been working at Excelacom full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good company to work for

    Cons

    No cons to working here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no advice

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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