Exeter Group
3.2 of 5 21 reviews
www.exeter.com Boston, MA 500 to 999 Employees

Exeter Group Reviews

Updated Jun 4, 2014
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3.2 21 reviews

                             

40% Approve of the CEO

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Jonathan Kutchins

(5 ratings)

47% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Awesome

    Consultant (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsPay and the style of life

    ConsToo much travel every week.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo complaints

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    Just another small consulting company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood pay, nice teammates.

    ConsAutocratic leadership. Unless you are in the the CEO's inner circle you are just another cog in the wheel.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good experience overall

    Consultant (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsThe people are great and it pays very well.

    ConsUpper management needs to improve considerably.

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    Management Needs to Move Faster

    Consultant (Former Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsIt is better than many out-of-college jobs.

    ConsExeter is approaching an average of one person quitting every month. Employees are dissatisfied with the lack of consistency in which Exeter treats their employees. There are hardly any review/feedback processes in place. The company does not manage expectations for their employees in a truthful manner; we were constantly lied to. I heard Exeter just started their first performance review in 2 years. There has been no compensation adjustments for almost 2 years. Exeter is a risky place to work at.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet it together. Your most valuable asset is your employees. Act on your promises. You can't make up for your HR inefficiencies with happy hours.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Exeter is probably the worst employer for which I have ever worked.

    Software Consultant (Former Employee)
    Rockville, MD

    ProsI do not believe there are any positive aspects to working for Exeter. The organization has nothing to recommend it.

    ConsThe workload is excessive, and performance expectations are excessively high -- that is, impossible to meet given extreme time constraints. Mid-level managers lack appropriate certifications and in some instances do not even have college degrees. Management provides no guidance or feedback, and there is a general lack of honesty among managers. Colleagues are good but overworked, oppressed, and unhappy, so there is no collegial atmosphere. In addition, salaries are exceptionally low.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAssure that mid-level managers are appropriately qualified, and provide oversight of them. Provide a better work-life balance and attend to the satisfaction and well-being of staff. Align salaries with industry standards.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Could be Better

    (Former Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsExeter provides awesome colleagues and a good paycheck. We have almost weekly company lunches/events. The CEO is a really smart guy and understands how to run his business.

    ConsThere is no opportunity for growth in the company. Management provides no real incentives to work hard. Employees putting in 12-16 hour days are treated the same (or worse) as those putting in 5-8. Employees are often underappreciated for the work that they provide.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more transparent and reward employees for going the extra mile. The company is getting to a size where top management are unaware of what each employee is doing and there is no process in place to do that.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Disappointing so far, but hoping will get better.

    Consultant (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsCulture is great. Most consultants are within a few years of graduating college. Frequent happy hours. Company retreat once a year. Good opportunity to build resume- attain many certifications within the first few months of employment.

    ConsNot really a consulting firm anymore- becoming a product firm. Consulting engagements sound more like product support than implementation consulting. Project flow is inconsistent. Small firm means fewer employees, which means fewer projects and fewer variety of projects. Slow times are VERY slow--people have been known to be on the bench for up to 8 or 9 months. Staffing method is miserable- one person makes all the staffing decisions. Staffing decisions are made without much consideration of your skill set. When you are staffed, they literally let you know a day or two before hand that you're flying out somewhere.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter communication at the top. Make staffing decisions more transparent.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    NANANA..........................................

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proscompany is good. But less onsite opp.

    Consno proper cafeteria
    no transport

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    The experience is pretty good

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Bangalore (India)

    ProsPeers are helpful.
    Good Work culture.
    Management is unbiased. Getting leaves is not a problem

    ConsThe compulsion of having to exhaust all the leaves ( no carry forward) makes it difficult to take longer leaves in the future

    Advice to Senior ManagementRelaxation of dress code could be considered.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Well structured Organization

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Bangalore (India)

    ProsGood work culture and adds more value to your career growth. The learning curve is commendable and knowledge sharing amongst the team is encouraging.

    ConsProject meetings within are quite often and this will really help the team members to get frequent updates. However, need to have a strategy/option to conduct connects across project to learn more on the other technology/project spaces.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work and need more focus on the other part of the globe as the current focus spread across US Region.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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