Exova Reviews

Updated September 26, 2014
Updated September 26, 2014
28 Reviews
2.2
28 Reviews
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  1.  

    Very happy with this employment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - NDT Inspection  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - NDT Inspection in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Exova full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working with minimal supervision, great support, good pay, nice atmosphere, challenges keep boredom away.

    Cons

    Health insurance benefits sub par.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not a pleasant work experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Exova as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    No training, No work-life balance

    Cons

    When you enter to the company, there is no instruction or training and you need to find out about each and everything (their system) by yourself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I really feel very sorry for the mangers in this company and I have no idea how company survive up now within such a management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    good company, interesting work

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

    I worked at Exova full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great people work there, very skillful and analytical coworkers, problem solvers, the office environment is good too

    Cons

    not much room for advancement, pay is ok, not a very flexible environment, they are stuck with their old ways

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Interesting!!!!

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

    I have been working at Exova full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The paycheck clears every time!! You get to see and work with military vehicles that a normal civilian would never be able to see. Climate controlled so its nice in cool all year long.

    Cons

    Only if you know someone will you be promoted. If you ask for a pay increase they will turn the discussion into a conversation on why you are not able to get a increase. Lots of false promises. They will not cross train because everyone is afraid of losing their job. The turn around is usually 1 a month and then they hire a friend of someone instead of promoting from within.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat everyone as a equal, Little things like pizza or subs can help the moral of a group.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Crap

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

    I worked at Exova full-time

    Pros

    None that I can think of

    Cons

    The worst Senior management Team ever in history. A CEO who is a complete bell end .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't even think about it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Accounts Payable

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Payable  in  Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Payable in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Exova full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Benefits and a few nice people

    Cons

    Unprofessional, lack of knowledge from the managers. No people skills. Cannot be trusted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to save money, hire a competitive and knowledgeable Managers who can really handle pressure and motivate the team so that people will not just come and go. You are not only wasting your money, you are also wasting time training new employees all the time. Rather than hiring a new admin, hire a new Manager.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    the best team I have ever had the pleasure of working with

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Exova full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    my colleagues are dedicated, hard working genuine people, I thoroughly enjoy working alongside them, the workload can be heavy sometimes, but that is the current state of our industry at the moment, we pull together!

    Cons

    we are constantly in search of good staff to join our team and sometimes progress can be hindered by a very slow HR department especially when we are trying to source new staff. we can also be a wee be slow to take advantage of developmental opportunities with respect to our capabilities in relation to market demands.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exova is a very poor run company

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

    I have been working at Exova full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You get paid on time

    Cons

    The main Exova philosophy is to get the job done with the least amount of money spent.
    Wage increases are always below annual inflation.
    Little scope for career progression and no feedback from management when problem raised.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your workforce, however the best ones have left the company or looking to move on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    When Exova took over, it went downhill from there

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Exova full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    coworkers before they left or told to leave

    Cons

    no training, then no advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the bottom line is not what counts

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

    Good Money , expected better from a big company

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

    I have been working at Exova full-time

    Pros

    Sometimes the things you look at can be quite interesting especially when touring the labs

    Cons

    No opportunities

    Projects are not given enough focus and get missed due to being dragged off elsewhere.

    No Training provided

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show you exist to employees , let us have our say.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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