eXelate

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eXelate Reviews

Updated October 7, 2014
Updated October 7, 2014
16 Reviews
3.9
16 Reviews
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  1.  

    Entrepreneurial environment allows talented people to be successful

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Higher than average ratio of talented, intelligent professionals to work with
    Thought leader in their chosen markets
    Fun, motivating environment
    Tons of interesting projects to inform and grow

    Cons

    Pivoting into new arenas is always stressful, but great companies need to adapt and grow

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

    Hard Work, Good Fun, Challenges and Opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    - Great team environment; lots of noise -- people actually talk to each other and are excited about they are working on
    - No BS management; everyone may not like it but they tell it like it is
    - Strong product that is easily market leader but needs marketed better
    - Good growth profile for the company; good opportunity to grow as the company does
    - As others have noted -- very much a self-starter environment. Not alot of handholding here. If you are the kind of person that likes to take an idea and run, this place is great. If not, you may struggle.
    - Friendly team that genuinely seem to like to spend time together
    - Management is pretty open and although there are definite tiers in the company, everyone is pretty accessible
    - Work ethic is strong across the board
    - Honest to a fault -- committed to client service in an industry that is pretty indifferent to it
    - Constantly adapting to market changes which means projects change as do priorities - making for dynamic environment, albeit a little exhausting
    - Company of builders

    Cons

    - Coordination of global teams needs improvement; inconsistent communication between offices
    - Junior employees could use more direct management to grow
    - More marketing outreach needed so that people understand the product and company better
    - Offices are cool but getting cramped

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - More employee recognition - people are the reason why the business is successful!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company; Entrepreneurial Spirit; Everyone works really hard!

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

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

    Pros

    The company is in it's exciting transition stage in terms of expanding it's DMP business and going from a smaller to bigger company.
    The culture and work space are very friendly and open. It allows for employee's to communicate well across departments.
    People work really hard.
    Employee activities and rewards.
    Flexible PTO policy.
    Can see a clear path for my career here.
    .

    Cons

    As we grow, we need more people to balance out the workload.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Approachable.
    Continue communicating decisions to employees as we grow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Meh...place

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    decent company to start your career if you just graduated.
    nice location
    most people are nice enough

    Cons

    - lack of management control over things that are not supposed to exist in a professional area, such as coworker yelling at people, ignoring coworkers, abusive languages in group messages and other unprofessional behaviors. Managers, for some reasons, seem to lack of control and effectively action to prevent this from happening.

    - lack of clear job responsibilities, terrible job classification in some department.
    - uneven team workload. some department may do 'team building' EVERYDAY, while some NEVER do.
    - C-level sometimes could be very aloof and have different treatments to people.
    - You will be in the black list if you quit the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    complete the policy, prevent bad things from happening. use the advice jar for advice only. be nice and fair to people.
    hire nice people.

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

    go elsewhere

    • 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 eXelate full-time

    Pros

    > great insight into a fast-paced and growing industry
    > most of the people here are good, fun-loving, smart people who want to do a great job

    Cons

    > highly political atmosphere. basically with some departments, beware, you're dealing with a minefield. anger the wrong person and you can end up in hot water.
    > horrific on-boarding/welcoming of new employees - if youre not smart and a complete self starter you'll find this job way too challenging and you'll feel overwhelmed in no time
    > there is too much focus on just "putting bodies in seats" rather than overall quality of people put IN those seats
    > it seems like people here want to just hire people that are relatives or friends - again, no focus on the actual quality of folks that are put into those positions
    > overwhelming amount of work with little to no guidance from superiors - this depends on departments. Some depts show that the superiors do as much (if not more) work than others. in other depts, it seems like the people managing have so much less work than the people they manage
    > the office space absolutely sucks. you hear conversations that are over google hangouts that are done VERY loudly and can be disruptive to your work
    > lack of conference rooms (WHEN YOU NEED THEM)
    > lack of transparency on management's part
    > it feels like in some departments some people work WAY harder than others...while other coast by with little to no repercussions. overall inconsistency in how teams are managed
    > compensation is below market rates
    > company culture seems to be changing towards a more corporatized stringent attitude and as a result this job ends up feeling very rigid and not much fun

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    actually give bonuses to employees that deserve it. by not giving bonuses, you're devaluating their work and making employees feel that you don't actually care about their hard work. this is not a good way to keep people around.
    be consistent in your treatment to your employees - some get away with murder, while others get nailed for the smallest of offenses
    give people who are actually qualified jobs -- instead of focusing on just filling seats and fulfilling a head count quota
    360 peer reviews - some managers here are great while others are a nightmare. find out how your employees actually feel and maybe that will actually boost performance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    eXelate Response

    Sep 10, 2014SVP, Human Resources

    Thank you for your feedback and we take your comments very seriously. We are surprised by these (except for the lack of conference rooms, a growing pain) and will certainly investigate to learn ... More

  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Odd vibe of this company. You feel a bit isolated here

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    you get to learn some interesting aspects off offline/online world

    Cons

    the management is all over the place. they do not communicate their decisions, so today you can be promoted only to be demoted within two days. No movement or growth. Lots of reviews here are fake. Place is BS.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change attitude and respect your workers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    eXelate Response

    Aug 1, 2014SVP, Human Resources

    We are sorry you had this experience and welcome the feedback. Improving communications and the reasons behind management decisions are our top priority for HR and the exec team. Thanks for ... More

  8.  

    Great place to work; tricky to move up

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

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, fun work hard/play hard atmosphere

    Cons

    Executive team sometimes needs to be more transparent, with such small departments it's sometimes difficult to move up in the ranks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees are the reason the company is where it is today, cutting out things like raises for an entire year is not the way to cut back on expenses

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It's a fast-paced environment that challenges you to grow and learn at an exponential rate, without boundaries.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Compensation and Benefits
    Freedom to to create and optimize solutions
    Willingness to take risks as a company

    Cons

    Work-Life Balance; too much on the work-side, but that's the nature of fun, inviting work environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Global economy! ...potential explore other markets with the quality product and competitive advantage we're bringing to market.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Wonderful Company!!

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

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

    Pros

    What can you say about a company where on Friday afternoon, our CEO, Mark, pushes a beer cart around offering beer and snacks to everyone. The people are wonderful to work with especially in the Technical Operations area.

    Cons

    The heavy workload can get daunting to manage but with the support of your team members any challenges are surmountable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    eXelate Response

    May 6, 2014SVP, Human Resources

    Thank you for the feedback and keep up the great work!

  11.  

    Better, Faster, Stronger - We Can Build It!

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

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

    Pros

    We have the opportunity to really make an impact on the company's growth and success, there's no politics, and the company has had a vision of smart data, smart products that has stayed true since the start. A lot of integrity and hard work from the people I work with.

    Cons

    Life at a small private company is not for everyone, you need the entrepreneurial spirit and willingness to figure things out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Internship program could help introduce college students / recent college grads to the industry.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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