Explorica Inc

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Explorica Inc Reviews

Updated November 17, 2014
Updated November 17, 2014
20 Reviews
2.7
20 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    I love my coworkers and manager

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

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

    Pros

    Work environment is fun and exciting. My co-workers are fun to be around and we often do things together outside of work. Job can be hard at times but perks make it worth it (travel). Office is also located right downtown! Not sure if I want a career in sales but its a great place to be while I figure that out. Managers and HR are supportive. The CEO is a nice guy and isn't like a "stuck up" CEO type

    Cons

    Pay could be better, but its average..you can make commissions in sales. You might see a roach but its probably from McDonald's next door. Wish we got discounts on travel stuff (flights, hotels, cars etc)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I haven't been here long enough to really offer any advice, things seem pretty good here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A mess

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Boston, MA

    I worked at Explorica Inc full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The team players are great people.

    Cons

    Upper management is only worried about the bottom line, their HR is a disaster, the job is underpaid, the sales team is a constantly revolving door, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a fully competent HR team and play by the rules you wrote. You've got a great mission but they way you're executing towards it is deplorable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Work Hard, Play Hard

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Boston, MA

    I worked at Explorica Inc full-time

    Pros

    Work with fun and interesting people, inspire a broad worldview in young minds, see the world, and receive great benefits - all while working in a convenient downtown location.

    Cons

    Overworked, underpaid, under appreciated, difficult to fill in the gaps for turnover, increased job responsibility does not yield an increase in pay, not a lot of profit to share, tight working quarters, cockroaches in the building.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your team through a bottom up management style, compensate loyalty and hard work accordingly, offer professional growth and development - and you will retain an unbeatable team.

    Recommends
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    Seriously improved

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    -Building relationships with teachers and selling a product that really changes people.
    -Flexible work schedule
    -Great people to work around
    -Working here has gotten a lot better over time. Management is doing a better job hiring the right people.

    Cons

    -Not a lot of career advancement or opportunity to move around internally.
    -Hitting sales goals and forecasting is hard since you are selling to a third party.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage people as much as possible and be flexible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Client Experience Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Explorica is a great place to work for a young adult just starting out the work field. The company has a young hip atmosphere with lots of great people. The sales team is very competitive.

    Cons

    The communication between departments is left to be desired. It has appeared to be this way for years and I do not see this getting any better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great team of players but it's a gentlemen's club. All guys running the company. They really need some fresh new blood for better marketing ideas. They need to keep in mind also that transparency is key, they really need to work on it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Explorica Inc full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of good people
    Fun culture
    Get to travel
    Tons of vacation days

    Cons

    Communication could be better across departments/offices

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good & Fun company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development Account Executive
    Former Employee - Business Development Account Executive

    I worked at Explorica Inc full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work with great people
    Job is fun, we get to sell and support a great product
    Social events for employees
    Vacation time
    Free travel
    Supportive managers
    Everyone is like family
    New HR
    Flexibility

    Cons

    small company so not much room for growth
    upper executives sometimes disconnected from "the little people"
    Wished there was more ways to move into other departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider employee satisfaction as well as sales numbers
    Maybe expand the product

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for in the travel industry

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Explorica Inc full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    Travel perks, including free travel
    Good camaraderie between teams and departments (regular social events)
    Offers a lot of challenging opportunities to contribute to improve processes
    Management listen to contributions and are open to suggestions and new ways to do things
    Small and dynamic
    Casual environment

    Cons

    Some areas lack defined processes so problem-solvings happens constantly
    Office is small and not very functional (but location is fantastic)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus in objectives that generate growth but don't leave employee satisfaction behind (better perks / benefits, for example)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    People are unhappy, but it isn't the worst.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Business Development in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    - location
    - good health benefits
    - supportive HR

    Cons

    - people are miserable
    - it is a sad place to be, you can't move up and turnover is very high
    - senior management is totally disconnected, there is no clear leadership at the company, and the new president is a dork with little too no leadership credentials

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Take this company off life support and let it die.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Location is good, very convenient to the T

    Cons

    This company is run by a team of out of touch people who've pretty much only worked here
    Senior "leaders" stand in front of entire company and claim mea culpa in how they've run the place for the last 10 years, yet they offer no new ideas on how to fix things
    CEO, CFO and Head of IT are all the same person
    People at all levels are in roles they clearly should not be
    VP of Sales doesn't know how to lead or motivate a team and hasn't had a positive quarter since he took the job
    There's no consistent sales commission structure. If there's a way for them to screw you out of money they'll find it
    Follow the leader mentality when it comes to being competitive
    Morale is low and everyone is very apathetic
    There's no opportunity to grow
    Roaches

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The world around you has changed. You can't run a company like it's still 2001. Your experience and views are stale. Make some big changes at the top to shake things up. Blind loyalty to those under qualified employees who have been there since the start is not working. Learn how to develop a corporate vision then execute it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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