Exeter Group Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
24 Reviews
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24 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good experience overall

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    The people are great and it pays very well.

    Cons

    Upper management needs to improve considerably.

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Just another small consulting company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Exeter Group

    Pros

    Good pay, nice teammates.

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    Management Needs to Move Faster

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA

    I worked at Exeter Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Exeter 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 ManagementAdvice

    Get 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Consultant in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Software Consultant in Rockville, MD

    I worked at Exeter Group as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Assure 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Could be Better

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Exeter Group full-time

    Pros

    Exeter 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.

    Cons

    There 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 ManagementAdvice

    Be 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.

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

    Disappointing so far, but hoping will get better.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Culture 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.

    Cons

    Not 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 ManagementAdvice

    Better communication at the top. Make staffing decisions more transparent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome

    Current Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Pay and the style of life

    Cons

    Too much travel every week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No complaints

  9.  

    Good

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Exeter Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Really nice people. Good Paycheck.

    Cons

    Work hours is too much. Cant balance personal life with work. There is very minimal opportunities for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a Canteen.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good for freshers. Not good for long term.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Exeter Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Absolutely a good place to kickoff your career. Handsome paycheck.

    Cons

    There is no opportunity for growth in the company. Management provides no real incentives for hard work.Often underappreciated for the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please look after employees and not the clients. They are the one who make everything possible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Although a small company, management visibility to lower level employess is very less.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Exeter Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Process oriented.
    Lots of scope for freshers to learn.
    Diverse technologies to work with.
    Located centrally in bangalore.
    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Few employees are treated better than others in the name of competitiveness.
    Gets hectic most of the time.
    Policies are very rigid.
    Project leads have unfair advantage over others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend some time with every employee to know their views regularly!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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