ebQuickstart Reviews

Updated August 20, 2015
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ebQuickstart President Timothy Edwards
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Mostly great

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Business Development in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ebQuickstart full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people that work there, and own/manage the business are all wonderful people. Good benefits, obtainable goals, you know what's expected of you.

    Cons

    Glass ceiling, some micromanagers, petty inner-office politics in the sales team.

    Advice to Management

    Change people, not policy. Remember the things that made your company wonderful to work for when you first started. You can still have that, but you gotta ease up on the reigns and policy changes. Happy employees are productive employees.


  2. Was there for too long

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Generation Specialist in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Lead Generation Specialist in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ebQuickstart part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -cool co-workers -coke machine in break room -you could see highway from the office windows

    Cons

    -bad culture -all male management -ceo didn't seem to know what he was doing


  3. Helpful (2)

    Pays the bills but leaves you with unnecessary stress at the end of each day.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Health benefits, 401K match program, great place to make new friends

    Cons

    Micromanagement, lazy management that would rather point fingers instead of doing their job.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let greed make decisions. Additionally, if internal growth is the pitch to get employees to stay, maybe start creating room for growth instead of just talking about "chutes & ladders" with no real incentive. Great move recently regarding the CEO change, but now it's time to pass the reigns over to the new CEO and quit trying to control everything.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Favoritism runs rampant, management titles undeserved

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Specialist in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Specialist in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ebQuickstart part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    When I worked for EBquickstart in 2012 it seemed like a great opportunity to continue to improve certain sales skills, for good pay and great hours. Found out the only good thing working for the company was the relationships with those who sat around you.

    Cons

    Lack of communication from direct supervisor, no skill building toward sales instead it's setting appointments for other companies to make their pitch, 100-200 cold calls a day is the norm and worse is the company hands out management titles mostly VPs that are undeserved, which was showcased by the lack of leadership in the organizations and it starts from the top in Mr. Edwards.

    Advice to Management

    Innovate, get with the times, teach your employees valuable skills that will go throughout their time in sales


  6. Helpful (1)

    Great Culture and Positive Environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Specialist in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Specialist in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ebQuickstart full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There is room for growth at EBQ, and they provide an excellent training ground for sales and marketing. The way promotions are made are directly correlated to merit and hard work. If you are not a "do the bare minimum employee" you will excel here at EBQ. I started as a Lead Generation Specialist, and through hard work and performance I climbed to a Senior Lead Generation position, and then to an Inside Sales Specialist Position in around 18 months!! Everyone is very positive, creating a friendly family environment. The management team is willing to work with any one of their employees to help them succeed in their goals.

    Cons

    There are some growing pains associated with any start up company, such as policy changes and some turn over.

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving in the same direction


  7. Helpful (2)

    Ok

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Easy, Friendly, Good environment, decent benefits

    Cons

    Religious, Managers are not that smart (Bunch of them doesn't have a college degree)


  8. Helpful (2)

    Great Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Generation Specialist in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Lead Generation Specialist in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ebQuickstart full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunities to move up, a positive and progressive work environment, challenging work keeps employees sharp, innovative in comparison to other business development organizations. The management really cares about the success of their employees. They offer lunch periodically. The culture is great with very friendly and happy employees. Very good Hours.

    Cons

    Little to no decor on the walls. The building is old and could use some work. Policy changes occur often.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!!!


  9. Helpful (2)

    Horrible company structure. CEO has no idea what he is doing.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ebQuickstart full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I loved my co workers and that the schedule was 9-5 if you weren't in management.

    Cons

    CEO seems to have an issue with women in authority. If you look at anyone in management from mangers, directors, VP, CFO, etc they are all males. They only got the Austin American Statesman Top Work Places award because they hounded the employees everyday to make sure they took the survey. The cubicles are high so it makes it impossible to find anyone. CEO likes to move people around every 2-4 weeks so you were never in the same cubicle or office for more than one month, so don't even think about hanging anything or putting things on your desk because you'll have to move it all in two weeks. As I mentioned before, the CEO has problems with women in authority. If you have an opinion don't even think about expressing it because you'll get demoted from whatever position you're in.

    Advice to Management

    He needs to stop micro managing all of his people in management and let them do their job.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Good first job

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Generation Specialist in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Lead Generation Specialist in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ebQuickstart full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company culture, paid lunch, helpful management

    Cons

    No commission or bonus incentive for generating leads and no participation in sales process


  11. Helpful (2)

    High nepotism

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Strong work ethic from the people who work there.

    Cons

    Most of the people in leadership position are too young, inexperienced to be VP or SVP. Some of them are highly underqualified to be in managerial positions. They talk and dress big, but don't have the expertise. Working conditions are not very ideal: cold, stale rooms.

    Advice to Management

    Need to hire more experienced, older managers and supervisors. You would be better served to have work reviews with your managers, with surveys filled out by the people under them. Some of them are flat out incompetent and overbearing.



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