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Whitefence Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
9 Reviews
2.3
9 Reviews
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  1.  

    Each company is what you make of it

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whitefence full-time

    Pros

    Good work-life balance
    Great location
    Smart technical staff

    Cons

    Disorganized
    Not enough Team building
    Lack of any motivated drive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give positive reinforcement
    Communicate better
    Spend less time meeting and more time helping

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Incompetence rewarded

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Whitefence full-time

    Pros

    HR does their best to keep up the spirits of this dying company. Most everyone below the C-suite is genuinely nice. Office location is outstanding.

    Cons

    Executive leadership nonexistent, no plan for profitability. Dead-end technology, quite possibly the worst CTO ever. No employee training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Old executive team sold the company and left with golden parachutes, the rest of the company got nothing. Advise not to do business with them in the future.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Forever startup

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Whitefence

    Pros

    fast-paced, relaxed, cutting-edge
    opportunity to contribute in many different areas

    Cons

    always worried about next paycheck
    niche market with extreme competition from suppliers and difficult o build trust with consumers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on strengths, stop seeking next relationship that's going to turn things around

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  5.  

    Unbalanced

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    Former Employee - Business Dev  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Business Dev in Houston, TX

    I worked at Whitefence as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Challenging, Interesting work. Great technology team, lots of potential.

    Cons

    Top heavy with overpaid executives, more managers than workers, constant pointless meetings. Lack of corporate vision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the massive executive overhead. Size the workforce to match actual revenues, instead of wished-for revenues.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Marketing Department

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Whitefence full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You get to come in late around 9:30

    Cons

    Upper Management has a secret strategy. I suspect they will dress up the company and sell it. It has been unprofitable and in the last year laid off half of its employees.

    **The company is hemorrhaging money and turnover is very high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share your plan for the company with the employees and provide some kind of structure so people can move up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Lack of Direction

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Whitefence

    Pros

    Very laid back environment
    Can wear jeans
    Lax on work hours

    Cons

    For a small organization, communication is terrible.
    Company is top heavy
    No clear direction.
    No room for advancement/career opportunity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upgrade your technology.
    Bring people into leadership roles that actually have experience, and take the time to understand all the many facets of whitefence.
    Flattening the organization has lowered morale even more

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Don't buy the hype

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Whitefence

    Pros

    flexible schedules
    casual environment - you can wear jeans

    Cons

    - company is working with ancient technology
    - lack of respect
    - the company has not made a profit in over 10 years
    - salary is significantly below average
    - terrible turnover rate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    upgrade the technology ASAP
    pay employees what they are worth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Internet Company - Inside Sales Manager

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Whitefence

    Pros

    Some of the best reason working for Whitefence is the business model makes since. WhiteFence is a one stop shop to connect all your home service including phone, internet, and cable services. WhiteFence was founded in March of 2000 with the idea of making the moving process as non stressful as possible. This company has good people working at their company but do to economic times they had to release some employees. Along with working with talented and smart professionals the pay compensation was pretty good as well. The inside sales manager salary range was between 50 to 60,000 per year.

    Cons

    Company growth strategy is not known.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a solid game plan and stick with it.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Alot of hard work for nothing

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    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

    I worked at Whitefence

    Pros

    Cool environment ; the people were great

    Cons

    Tough expectations with little structure that the business really works

    No opinion of CEO

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