Exsilio Consulting

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Exsilio Consulting Reviews

Updated November 11, 2014
Updated November 11, 2014
11 Reviews
3.2
11 Reviews
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  1.  

    Not the place for you if you're not into fun, dogs, longish hours and/or consulting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Tester in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Software Tester in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    I'll be real. I do software. I enjoy software. I like to grind. I'm not here for a nine-to-five, I'm here to build a career and win. That said, I'm not about to wear a uniform, park my face in a cubicle and call it a life. I want to work for passionate people on cool projects. I don't mind extra hours. I don't mind tight deadlines.

    TL;DR:
    1. Passionate about IT
    2. You work with very competent people
    3. Company cruise
    4. Very competitive compensation
    5. Great coworkers
    6. Nerf wars
    7. Ping-pong table

    Cons

    1. Room for growth in operations, but things have improved in orders of magnitude since I've been here. The COO and the HR manager have A LOT to do with that.
    2. Deadlines can be hectic
    3. Longer hours
    4. You can't be a fun hater.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to get a cutting edge education in .NET & dev tools

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

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

    Pros

    The people who do the work here are great, really care. You will almost always be using cutting edge tools. Free soda and snacks.

    Cons

    Every thing else! Micro management, threatening environment, performance judged only base on what the owner could do not with jr devs can do...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need a process and need to trust the process.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Very average company, only a good place if you are just starting your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, small company feel, great co-workers

    Cons

    Could not agree more with one of the previous reviews: "Terrible management, everything is blown out of proportion when things go wrong. No or very little leadership. Moreover, trying to act like a big, premier consulting company, yet it'll take them another decade or two to get there (if it ever happens). Main reason for that is that there is no person in charge of overall strategy and business development. Owner (CEO) is trying to do everything and that unwillingness to hire right people and entrust them with appropriate responsibility to run different parts of the company will be the principal reason why they will stay a small shop for some time in the future. Turnover is pretty high. Pay is below the market rate, however, you are eligible for bonus but then again bonus is discretionary and you are at the whim of the management (put it other way: you may work 10 hours every day for 10 weeks on a given project and still not receive any bonus or receive some rather symbolic amount - I wonder why then do consulting (i.e. thought bonus is one the main reasons people decide to do consulting).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have to agree here again with a previous reviewer, quoting: "Have someone with management experience come and run your company, you don’t know what you are doing." Top management also re-needs HR training, with special emphasis on proper communication at the workplace. You need to realize that the biggest asset at any company are PEOPLE. Take a good care of your people and they will repay you 10 times back.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Meh!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Database Developer in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Database Developer in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Exsilio Consulting full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay and great co-workers, along with the opportunity to work with the latest software suite. Free drinks and snacks.

    Cons

    Lots of employee turnover. Micro-management from the CEO is terrible and completely undercuts the project managers. This leads to poor work prioritization and the environment of reactionary development. While their compensation is great, you'll have to keep an eye on it yourself because they are financially inept. Many examples of errors in pay or forgetting to deposit your funds into your 401k!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is never OK to get an employee's pay wrong. There is no quicker way to losing the trust of your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place but not for every one

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Wonderful and passionate team
    Fun office culture
    Utilizes latest technologies
    Great growth potential
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Like most consulting companies, deadlines can sometimes be tight
    No for people that just want to put in 9 to 5

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is getting better at being more communicative with direction and future plans of the company. But should also be more diligent on providing feedback on how teams and employees are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A nice place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, most of the projects are very interesting and upward mobility.

    Cons

    hours can be very demanding, but they do provide comp days for when it gets really crazy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Made Important Changes in Management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Exsilio has recently made some key changes in upper management, resulting in a much more organized, transparent, accountable and decisive company. Adding an HR manager was a great move.

    Cons

    Everyone should be accountable - even owners, when things go wrong.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    They are what they appear to be

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

    I worked at Exsilio Consulting

    Pros

    Good benefits, Friendly people, average salary

    Cons

    Terrible Management, Horrible HR department, Everything is blown out of proportion, No leadership, They talk poorly about other companies in the area and then turn around and do the same thing, Spouses working for each other

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have someone with management experience come and run your company, you don’t know what you are doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great management. Lots of fun on the team

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

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

    Pros

    Challenging projects that keep me engaged and interested in my industry. Always willing to listen to their employees. Great sense of friendship.

    Cons

    Office could be a little nicer. Sometimes feels a little disorganized.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Proud to work at Exsilio

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Exsilio Consulting

    Pros

    Flexibility with roles, ability to propose new ideas to management and get support to move forward with them. Open door policy with any member of management team. Proud of our positive reputation with clients and our dedication to be the best. Fun work environment; work hard, play hard.

    Cons

    Sometimes management doesn't prioritize HR processes as they should

    Recommends

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