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Updated March 3, 2015
Updated March 3, 2015
25 Reviews
3.3
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  1.  

    Opens door to opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at ecalix

    Pros

    If you're in the know about the tech industry, then this is a great company compared to other ones out there because they offer medical, dental, and vision healthcare plans to its consultants. The training is actually very good, it may not make a lot of sense to freshers but once you're in the industry, what the mentors teach will start to fall in line. As with most things in life, you get what you put into the program.

    Cons

    Getting your first project may be very difficult if your English communication skills are not up to par. The initial shock about resumes may deter people, but you have to realize that a lot of the industry is playing a dog and pony show for cheap labor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I respect you all, keep listening to freshers to try and meet their needs. Maybe hire better quality marketers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Be careful what you sign up for.

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

    I have been working at ecalix

    Pros

    Nothing that great that I would consider a pro.

    Cons

    Very money-minded and they don't care about you or your professional growth. They pay very less.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair to your employees and don't take more than you give. You are getting paid because of them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great training, hard work required, helpful and knowledgable staff.

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

    I have been working at ecalix

    Pros

    Free housing -gym, pool, laundry, jacuzzi included
    Great training
    Huge network of big name clients they work with all over the country.
    Open to international workers
    Domain experts- ecommerce , healthcare, banking / finance
    Tech experts
    Softwares like MS suite, SQL are given to you
    Hard work will get you a job
    Beds and new beddings are there for you
    Cleaning lady comes weekly

    Cons

    You will have to share a room. Maybe a living room.
    You have to get your own pillow
    1.2 mile walk to work= 20 minutes
    Will have to learn an extensive amount of work in a months time.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Graduates beware

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

    I worked at ecalix full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very easy interview and no technical questions were asked.

    Cons

    When I arrived at my apartment, there were 5 other employees staying there. When I got to Orientation, the staff members seemed to be unprofessional and eager to falsify our resumes with fake jobs. Overall, I felt like I was being scammed. I ended up leaving the company after one day.

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

    I have been with the company more than a year

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Cupertino, CA

    I have been working at ecalix full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I stayed at the accommodations in Pleasanton where the apartments were pretty much new. it wasn’t bad, my roommates were fine, it was like going back to the college times haha…its free which was a huge plus because there was no way I could afford to pay for a place in California at the time i came. I.T. is what I know best, so I was placed within 2 weeks after the class ended. All in all I recommend this place, work hard and the pay is great.

    Cons

    There wasn't much that I had trouble with. The training is a little intense, but if you are motivated, you'll go through it with no problem.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Not bad! I have worked at e-calix full-time less than a year

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at ecalix full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Its very intense program, you have to make sure you are ready to study they give you a lot of documents to study. Marketers are great, they really get you busy with interviews. The marketers help you with prepping for interviews and make sure you understand every step of the process.

    Cons

    everything is so fast pace, you will be expected to memorize and know it all by the end of the 4th week.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    great training and interview prep

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - QA Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Contractor - QA Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at ecalix as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great training in QA and automation tools

    Cons

    really had to work long hours to complete my assignments. Too many details

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at ecalix full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I came to Ecalix in August and it has been a great experience thus far. I came not knowing what to expect as I was coming from Chicago going to California. They offered a nice apartment with a cleaning service every 10 days, great training, resume writing and job prep. They have very solid connections and are very helpful all around. They helped me through everything from training to living arrangements, tips/advice on the area and even helping me get to the interviews. After all that I landed a contract at Apple!

    Great Training for Business Analysts
    Good starting pay
    Great Interview Preparation
    Good Trainers
    Helpful People
    Great Contacts
    Free rent while you train

    Cons

    They are aware of what needs to improve and are actively working to do so but this is what I thought about it...

    Not as organized as they should be but making improvements.
    The work/life balance for training needs to improve, long hours of training but again, making improvements.
    No stipend during training.
    Have to live with multiple roommates again (back to college life for a little bit).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more organization and solid schedules and routines. Also understand that very long hours of training can be counter-productive. Otherwise, keep making the necessary improvements and I think this company will continue to soar.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Not a very good consulting company

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

    I have been working at ecalix

    Pros

    Training is good and through.

    Cons

    Terrible operating mechanism
    Poor marketing resources
    Benefit/Salary wise, they won't give you what they promised to you when hired you!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    EXCELLENT CAREER START

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at ecalix full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    After completing my Master's in Business I was trying to get job in my state but could not find what I really wanted to do. I was referred to this Company by a friend who was successfully placed in East Coast through Ecalix, Inc. I attended the BA training and was very impressed with the trainer who has himself worked as BA for many years. It was like real time projects that we went thru and gave me very good insight to real world scenario. Attending mock interviews really gave me the confidence to face the interviewers. I enjoyed my stay and made lot of good friends.
    I think guest houses are conveniently located and well kept. I shared my guest house with 4 other candidates and we did our projects and presentations together after the class. Me and my batch mates are working on projects in different cities. Ecalix, Inc. has an excellent continuous support system and I have reached out to them a couple of times when I had some doubts on a project. I have been getting constant raises.

    Cons

    The training is pretty extensive and some of the topics were not relevant to my educational background.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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