Extraprise

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Extraprise Reviews

Updated November 7, 2014
Updated November 7, 2014
18 Reviews
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18 Reviews
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  1.  

    Extraprise is a wonderful place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, strong fun culture. They have two offices, one is Bedford and one in Boston so people can choose where they want to work in most instances.

    Cons

    People work very hard but they learn a lot. But, the company provides a lot of on the job and technical and marketing automation tool training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep hiring good people, recognize them and occasionally give them some time off as a gift.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    New Name Same culture. Changed the name of company to QuickPivot.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    A lot to look at as far a pretty young ladies. Can work from home on occasions. No place to park in Boston

    Cons

    Overworked, underpaid. A lot of underlying attitudes. Every man for themselves attitudes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lose the CTO

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company, Great Opportunity

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    -great, knowledgeable, hardworking people
    -great onboarding process
    -huge growth potential
    -great benefits
    -Fortune 500 clients
    -amazing place to learn different marketing tools and technology

    Cons

    a lot of work but it is worth it!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people and give employees the opportunity for advancement in the title

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Loved working with Joe Cordo--CMO

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

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

    Pros

    Joe was such an understanding and open minded executive. I learned so much from him and he was so easy to collaborate with on ideas and strategy.

    Cons

    Unfortunately I had to leave due to a family illness

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    This is a great company to start and build your career if you are ambitious and want multiple opportunities for learning

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

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

    Pros

    There is a very specific career plan, individual career development plans, personal mentoring and technical and consulting training. Good people who are friends in and out of work.

    Cons

    We work very hard. At first when you are in training it is a little slow, but once you are trained and assigned to important customer accounts, it gets very busy and challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Opportunities, Challenging Work, Bright Colleagues

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

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

    Pros

    - Freedom to create and implement anything that is good for the business
    - Challenging and meaningful work
    - Great collaboration and creativity from colleagues
    - Building solutions and working on technology to solve marketing's most nagging problems
    - Profitable, stable and strong performing business
    - Some of the brightest and hardest working people in the industry
    - Monday night ski club

    Cons

    - Work/Life balance can swing in the wrong direction if you let it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Share more often any updates (good, bad, ugly) about plans and progress toward the future vision of the company
    - Create a bigger resource pool for the grass-roots team to develop programs or "benefits" that improve the workplace for everyone

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    My company was purchased by Extraprise and it was the worst thing that could have happened

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA

    I worked at Extraprise full-time

    Pros

    Some of the people at Extraprise were people focused
    The Extraprise Connect monthly meeting - run by the employees not management - was fun
    The Boston office is in a great location if you take T or live in Boston
    Some senior managers are very good

    Cons

    The President of the Extraprise (who works 10 miles away) made one appearance in our company in one year - and left a very negative impression during this visit
    Stock was promised to everyone and given to no one
    We lost our 401K match and bonus program
    Massive turnover at Extraprise
    Extraprise model is to squeeze employees - when employees leave positions are not filled
    Lots of broken promises

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CEO should step aside and let senior managers, who get it, run the company
    Account services needs to be more focused on strategy and not operations
    Business model is broken, fix it
    Everyone in company, that I know, is looking for a job - figure out why
    The Board of Directors should do a deep dive and figure out what is going on before there is no one left and they lose their investment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Extraprise Response

    Jan 27, 2014HR Administrator

    It is hard not to notice negative things said about your company, and, yes, those things are hurtful. But, Glassdoor is nothing more or less than a single data point in a sea of information about ... More

  9.  

    Not a fun place, but if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere

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

    I worked at Extraprise full-time

    Pros

    Was a "stepping stone" in my career to more advanced position. Was able to get valuable experience/resume fodder which I parlayed into a more fulfilling position. There were some good talented people working here too.

    Cons

    Management are bullies. There is a cliqueyness where various departments are clearly at odds making for an uncomfortable work environment.

    There is a "my way or the highway" attitude where certain key people in the company dictate policy. Since many of the principles had been at the same company for 10-20 years, there is a lack of will to implement outside the box solutions, and as a result there are a lot of legacy processes and systems. The company is predicated on underpriced labor rather than implementing efficient technology. There is no sane assessment of what new technology could provide.

    The management has zero concept of free time. No sort of overtime or comp time. You will be guilt tripped if you do not think this is a sane way to conduct business.

    Salaries and benefits seem to be below industry average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in good quality people, allow them to contribute their ideas, and treat them well.

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

    Little room for creativity or professional development

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    - The hours are reasonable, though, if you want to move up face time is important.
    - Co-workers are generally nice and helpful

    Cons

    - Little to no transparency between management and employees.
    - Production environment, very little room for creativity or new ideas.
    - Very little training, yet you are still expected to perform.
    - Opportunities for employees where discussed frequently, but never actually materialized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Inform your employees of what is happening with the business.
    - Actually provide opportunities for professional development.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overworked and very old school culture

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

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

    Pros

    Very nice people to work with (non-management) like to work hard, play hard

    Cons

    Everyone is pushed to the max with projects, meetings and internal projects. It is a silo'd work environment where heads are down just working on the multiples of projects per person. Not enough people are hired to work on projects, management is very old school and not available to work with other departments as required. No separate internal support team hired which puts the expectation and burden on current teams to add more time which they don't have to work on internal projects. Management team is stuck in the old days and needs to move the company into the current century.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more experienced people not just college grads and reconsider direction of company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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