Jenzabar Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
12 Reviews
2.2
12 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great potential unrealized

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

    I have been working at Jenzabar full-time

    Pros

    Good people. Flexible work schedule. Generally loyal to their employees.

    Cons

    Often understaffed. Less than market salaries. Lack of unified management direction - competition among business units.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower your employees more. Be more open on communicating corporate goals. Stop the silos caused by the business units -- it is very hard to get work done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    No future

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

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

    Pros

    Low stress and some hours flexibility.

    Cons

    Performance evaluations were meaningless and have now stopped.
    Compensation starts low and will not increase. The only way to get a raise is through promotion and promotions are extremely rare. Promotions are now effectively on hold.
    There are no incentives to retain employees. All the while offshore outsourcing is rapidly increasing.
    Upper management continually hinders mid-level mangers' ability to improve morale.
    Claims made during Job interview are deceptive at best.
    These facts are becoming more widely known, and hiring has become more difficult or impossible.
    Long term goals from upper management oscillate from uselessly vague to impossibly aggressive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you value your employees, please do something to show that other than empty words.
    Be aware that false promises made at hiring might get you more employees than noncompetitive compensation would normally allow, but eventually your bad reputation will catch up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    confusing

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

    I worked at Jenzabar full-time

    Pros

    good people on the ground, good with bonuses, great location

    Cons

    confusing in terms of direction from management but at the same time you feel very micromanaged, low morale, little to no training, no raises or promotions from year to year, unclear to regular employees how the company is doing

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

    A company with multiple, contradictory agendas

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

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

    Pros

    The people. Flex time. Location.

    Cons

    Lack of management oversight of staff, CEO politically connected (the former head of the republican party in Massachusetts) and brings that political agenda to the office. A lot of resources are allocated to a non-profit that is not directly related to the business. A strong silo mentality between product lines, not enough interaction between the company locations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lacking integrity and consistency

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

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

    Pros

    The company offers some remote work flexibility but this is dependent upon your location, position, and/or manager. The benefits are decent for a company of this size.

    Cons

    Positions within the company are non descript and do not have a related job description. Additionally, there is not a designated career path. With that said, it is very hard to get promoted on tenure, just at managers discretion. As many of the prior reviewers stated, there are no raises in this company. They have a loosely bound "incentive" program. Upon interviewing you will be provided with some rough outlines as to incentive being based on your performance and company performance (sales/profit). Essentially, it is all discretionary based. More employees are unhappy with the compensation plan and are happy. Pending your project you will have very narrow predetermined delivery dates based on the latest sale. If you miss this date your incentive will be nil. There are pockets of very good technicians but they are overshadowed by the politics and convenience of long standing relationships. Lacking in any type of values or integrity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The employees in the trenches drive this organization. The delivery on tight schedules and are often set up for failure by sales.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Jenzabar

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

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

    Pros

    flexible, work life balance, management usually willing to use your skills in other areas than your role when your area is slow

    Cons

    downsizing, pay, communication almost non-existent regarding personal development, career path not defined, management will often be dishonest and vague

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent but could be better

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

    I worked at Jenzabar

    Pros

    flexible scheduling for home based people

    Cons

    good ole boy system in place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    diversity helps, be fair to all

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

    Good but not going anywhere

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

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

    Pros

    Laid back atmospher and the people are very friends

    Cons

    Don't get annual raises and the bonus packages are not work the increase in cost of living

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair to everyone

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior IT Analyst in Crestview Hills, KY
    Current Employee - Senior IT Analyst in Crestview Hills, KY

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

    Pros

    A great company to work for

    Cons

    Lots of paperwork to get hired

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management is lacking the necessary skills to make Jenzabar a successful company. Very political place!

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

    I have been working at Jenzabar

    Pros

    The benefits are goods and clients are great to work with. There are a lot of talented and knowledgeable co-workers that make it easier to deal with the negatives of the company.

    Cons

    The managers are poorly equiped to lead this company. Their lack of insight and knowledge in important areas are evident. All employees are not treated in a fair manner. The management people seem to be in an untouchable bubble that the worker "bees" cannot reach. It is a very political place where some managers take extremely long lunch breaks and spend lots of money on enjoying themselves at the companies expense.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to respect the talent they have around them. They need to get rid of inadequate managers and pay employees market value.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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