C Space Reviews | Glassdoor

C Space Reviews

Updated February 11, 2017
87 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-time Part-time

3.5
Star Star Star Star Star
Rating Trends Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Charles Trevail
22 Ratings

87 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date

Pros
Cons
  • Long hours that are typical of agency work (in 11 reviews)

  • Work-life balance can be extremely challenging unless you just don't care (or give up) on getting ahead (in 5 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Excellent learning and developmental opportunities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Service in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Client Service in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at C Space full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I've been with C Space for many years now, and while every job has its ups and downs, I have stayed year after year because the company's heart is in the right place, always striving to make it a better place, and always, always, always looking to innovate and build new services and solutions for clients and employees.

    Some recent reviews lambast C Space for not investing in or developing its people--that's tough for me to believe. It's on each of us to own our careers and seek out opportunities; and yet I'd say C Space goes the extra mile trying to develop and promote its people fairly. There is a great deal of time and energy put into promotion decisions: nominations, calibrations, more meetings, and even more meetings. When I look at our successful employees, I see a group of enthusiastic people who take responsibility of their careers, raise their hand, and proactively address their concerns--versus throw stones at the organization on this website.

    C Space may not be for everyone--that's fair--but I hope candidates considering joining our company will acknowledge that review sites tend to attract polarized responses.

    Cons

    Like all professional services firms, it can be long hours, and sometimes clients can be tough.

    Let's be careful to retain our culture when more changes happen to our space!

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in the TOT structure. Jessica is off to a great start running the Americas and making things happen faster and smarter.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Stay for The Culture, Leave to Grow"

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

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

    Pros

    Great group of colleagues who are smart, caring and fun. Engaging culture with an opportunity to do some great work. Awesome office and location.

    Cons

    High turnover, long hours, little management or training . No growth path. Low pay

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to "churn and burn" young talent. Develop a path in which employees feel like they have an opportunity to grow. CEO's should stop complaining about their first class travel accommodations on social media when people are losing jobs and the pay is below average

    C Space Response

    Feb 10, 2017 – Senior Director of HR

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts on C Space including some of what’s great about working here. In HR we often hear how much C Spacers value doing great work with smart, caring colleagues and how ... More


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Typical corporate experience, look elsewhere"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positive, motivated people with never ending optimism. Big name client accounts.

    Cons

    This place is all show, no go. They talk about improvements, change and moving forward, but don't hold your breath. You'll never see it. Management seems stressed and overstretched and don't really care about retention or improving the teams. No growth opportunities unless you're in the inner circle and have a strong relationship with someone with leverage to promote you. They want you to do your job and someone else's but don't expect compensation let alone a thank you for it. The more you bleed, the more you're valued. Salary is dismal in comparison to similar opportunities. Everyone wants to make you feel like great moments are coming but they only care about the bottom line. Everyone is unhappy and they simply don't listen to their employees.

    Advice to Management

    There's no touching your competitors if you don't change your way of thinking. You're all about "Customer Inspired Growth" but your employees' happiness are an afterthought. Everyone is somewhere between unhappy and miserable yet your only focus is revenue and rewarding those in bigger shoes with promotions or raises. Happy employees do better work. Something to consider.

    C Space Response

    Feb 10, 2017 – Senior Director of HR

    I’m really sorry about your experience at C space. While your “pro” comments are great and I agree with them, your con comments are particularly disappointing. We have promoted over 25 % of our ... More


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture, not a g"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at C Space full-time

    Pros

    Great people, flexible in your schedule (i.e. can work from home). Great for just starting, entry-level

    Cons

    Pay, overall feeling and treatment of current employees (past associate level)

    C Space Response

    Oct 17, 2016

    Thank you for sharing your feedback. We love to hear that our culture, including our awesome colleagues and flexible work schedules, is so valued. I am saddened to hear you’re not as happy with ... More


  6. Helpful (7)

    "For those who are easily impressed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on cool accounts
    Free food, t-shirts
    Decent work/life balance
    Young group of people

    Cons

    If you like free coffee, t-shirts, and wearing Converse to work, then this is the place for you. If, however, you're not so easily impressed, seek jobs elsewhere. C Space has a very interesting business, but it is completely overshadowed by a phony work culture. C Space preaches how it is the embodiment of open communication and transparency, yet that is not at all what I experienced working there. Incredibly disorganized management, people only respond to your emails when it is convenient for them, and no one wants to hear constructive feedback. Don't be fooled by appearances- on the surface, it's a very nice company, but C Space has massive organizational problems that hinders growth within the company, and why there is such a high turnover rate. Underpaid employees, horrible benefits, and no opportunities for growth within the company.

    Advice to Management

    There is a reason there is a high turnover rate here. Don't be blinded by your high status- fix the massive organizational problems you have and maybe people would stay and seek opportunities for growth within C Space.

    C Space Response

    Sep 29, 2016 – Senior Director of HR

    It sounds like you had a really bad experience here, and for that I’m truly sorry. You’re right that we pride ourselves on our culture, open communication, and focus on professional growth for all ... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great people, many opportunities for growth, fast-paced

    Cons

    some employees are overworked, pay could be more competitive

    C Space Response

    Aug 8, 2016 – Senior Director of HR

    Thank you for writing your review of C Space. I’m really happy that you’re having a great experience here. The positives you mention are things that I also love about C Space: our amazing colleagues ... More


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work... but get ready to work on the weekends"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company and culture
    Great mission
    Chance to impact clients big time
    Management listens to employees
    Flexibility to work from home

    Cons

    You are expected to work extra hours if that is what your team or client needs
    A little disorganized

    Advice to Management

    Help employees be more efficient so that they can prevent working late at night or on the weekends
    Evaluate the impact of exhausted employees, the quality of work could improve if employees have time to rest and take a break from 'demanding clients'

    C Space Response

    Jul 25, 2016 – Senior Director of HR

    Thank you for writing your review of C Space, and for citing some of the pros: our ability to lead and make a difference for clients, our company culture and mission, management’s listening ability ... More


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Stay Away..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Member Service Consultant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Member Service Consultant in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun, Engaging, Great office and location

    Cons

    -Horrible Management! My manager was terrible and I couldn't get help from "HR" or anyone. Many co workers complained about manager to no avail..
    -Low Pay
    -Lots of Restructuring
    -Growing to fast and can't maintain
    -Lots of work and compensation didn't match the work commitment
    -Low moral
    -High Turnover
    -Not Diverse
    -No Upward growth
    -Also I never really knew my title because it change like every 2 months with all the structural changes and reorgs that seemed so ongoing..

    Advice to Management

    Train managers on how to work with others. Needs more diversity.. Work on providing a better work life balance. Focus less on expanding and more on moral and how to keep employees

    C Space Response

    Jul 25, 2016 – Senior Director of HR

    I’m really sorry to hear you had such a bad experience here. Thanks for writing your feedback. I feel like we are working on everything you mentioned, from benchmarking all our roles to make sure ... More


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Business data analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Culture is great, office is great, people are great

    Cons

    No upward growth and low pay

    Advice to Management

    Low pay a lot of work


  11. Helpful (10)

    "Great experience - if you have connections..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    An incredible space and culture. There are truly smart and talented people at this company. There is magic that happens when those smart people can collaborate.

    Cons

    Management can talk down to you like you're dumb... and you really have to be well connected to move up at all in the organization. If you're not part of the in-crowd (who get hired by those within), then getting a raise or promotion involves begging, pleading, and Awful pay compared to what you could be making elsewhere.



Showing 87 of 91 reviews
Reset Filters