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EBSCO Industries CEO David Walker
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15 Ratings
  1. "A great place to get started"

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EBSCO Industries full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Wonderful benefits and work-life balance.

    Cons

    Very corporate environment. A good bit of red tape surrounding new creative ideas

    EBSCO Industries2017-10-16

    EBSCO Industries Response

    November 7, 2017EBSCO Industries

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback! We want to encourage creative thinking and new ideas throughout our businesses and we are currently reviewing new ways to give our team members the opportunity to share ideas.

  2. "Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EBSCO Industries full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, good benefits, nice perks.

    Cons

    Pay, management, old-school technology, hard to advance.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees more, and act on what they say.

    EBSCO Industries2017-10-19
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Copoporate governance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EBSCO Industries full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Great benefit package when you look at the full deal

    Cons

    They have a habit of putting people in the wrong positions. Fail to hire qualified experience personnel

    Advice to Management

    Just because someone is bright doesn't make them qualified to do the job

    EBSCO Industries2017-10-13

    EBSCO Industries Response

    November 7, 2017EBSCO Industries

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. Making sure the right people are in the right seats is an important part of creating successful businesses, but it isn't an easy process for sure. We aim to place people in positions where they will be most successful - reaching ...

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  4. "A Truly People-Focused Company"

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    Current Employee - Copywriter in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EBSCO Industries full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    EBSCO cares deeply for its team members, which is reflected in the comprehensive benefits package and on-site amenities.

    Cons

    Salaries are not always competitive, but EBSCO invests in its employees in other ways (i.e. generous benefits). Many EBSCO companies are also a little hesitant to adopt innovative marketing strategies and innovative technology, which can be hard for someone working with those businesses in a creative capacity.

    EBSCO Industries2017-09-28

    EBSCO Industries Response

    September 29, 2017EBSCO Industries

    Thank you for taking time to write a review for EBSCO. We do care about the people on our teams and we are glad to hear you appreciate the total compensation packages we provide.

  5. Helpful (8)

    "Great Company with caring employees and strong business ethics."

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    Current Employee - Installation Manager in Sarasota, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EBSCO Industries full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    You will be hard pressed to find a company that does more for their employees on a regular basis to insure their success and well being, encouraging team work and personal growth consistently.

    Cons

    Not really a negative thing, but some employees have been in the same work environment for many, many years - thus change does not come easily and skepticism naturally catches a ride. This shouldn't affect new progress, just slow it a little in taking place - but overall a reasonable trade off for loyalty.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up your interest and communications in a visible way, everyone appreciates it.

    EBSCO Industries2017-08-15

    EBSCO Industries Response

    September 25, 2017EBSCO Industries

    Thank you for your input and for reviewing the EBSCO business you work within. Change does not always come easy and we appreciate your positive perspective as we work together to continuously improve what we do across our organization.

  6. Helpful (16)

    "Run"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at EBSCO Industries full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company benefits are wonderful. Great health and vacation perks. Allows to roll over unused vacation. Great view, cafe, exercise area, and clinic. The people I worked with were awesome. Most leadership is respectful and values the employees.

    Cons

    The CIO has no clue what he is doing. He may ask for your opinion but he does not care. It is always his way or the highway. He has demoted people that did not agree with him. He uses language that is inappropriate for the corporate environment and could be considered harassment. If you are looking for an IT job here, reconsider because you may not have a job within a few months as he is fickle. He promotes his...

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    Advice to Management

    The Board of Directors needs to step in and correct the atrocities committed by this incompetent CIO. Remove this guy and bring back all the people he has wronged. You have a great company but allowing one bad apple to tarnish the vision and values of EBSCO.

    EBSCO Industries2017-08-24

    EBSCO Industries Response

    September 25, 2017EBSCO Industries

    This is a disappointing review to read as it is not how we want to hear leaders within our organization described. Corporate Information Technology is changing rapidly and the landscape of many of our businesses is changing right along with it. This past year, we have renewed our ...

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  7. Helpful (3)

    "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Sarasota, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at EBSCO Industries full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great benefits. Corporation as a whole is financially stable.

    Cons

    Terrible corporate culture. Toxic work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people like humans.

    EBSCO Industries2017-09-03

    EBSCO Industries Response

    September 25, 2017EBSCO Industries

    Your review is from one of our divisions, and we do not like reading a review that describes any of our cultures this way. We have shared this review with our leadership teams and we encourage you to provide actionable feedback on the annual employee survey. Recognizing everyone has ...

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  8. "great job, low pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EBSCO Industries full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The insurance is amazing & the majority of the upper management are nice caring people.

    Cons

    high overturn because no drug testing & management turns a blind eye to employees who cause issues or to employees who consistently don't work.

    Advice to Management

    Show appreciation to the team members who make the company successful & get rid of the people who don't do their jobs or put in the effort others do.

    EBSCO Industries2017-08-15

    EBSCO Industries Response

    September 25, 2017EBSCO Industries

    We are glad to hear that you enjoy our strong benefits. We work hard to create total compensation packages which are competitive. Accountability within the organization is important and we are seeking to grow leadership at all levels to support stronger overall accountability throughout ...

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  9. Helpful (5)

    "Good company overall"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EBSCO Industries full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    The benefits package is hard to beat and includes paid maternity leave. It's a stable company with a good profit-sharing program in place of a traditional 401K.

    Cons

    I work for a subsidiary that changes direction too frequently and can't seem to keep a steady, long-term team. Because the company is so sales-focused, it seems to lose sight of how other activities long morale-boosting and effective public relations contribute to the bottom line.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget about the little people who work hard every day to keep the place running.

    EBSCO Industries2017-07-12

    EBSCO Industries Response

    September 26, 2017EBSCO Industries

    We are glad to hear you appreciate our benefits package. We value your feedback. Thank you for providing a review on glassdoor.

  10. Helpful (15)

    "Mike Gorrell is destroying EBSCO as CIO"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EBSCO Industries full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    EBSCO employees are very nice and supportive. Great benefits and retirement.

    Cons

    The current CIO Mike Gorrell is completely incompetent & single handedly destroying EBSCO Industries. Under his poor leadership and vision, EBSCO Corporate Information Technology has had consistent lay-offs for 3 straight years due to bad decisions. And now that Mike has failed EBSCO industries as a leader and wasted millions of EBSCO dollars, he now has a devious scheme to start a new company within EBSCO named OXBI...

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    Advice to Management

    The Board of Directors should take immediate action in removing Mike Gorrell from the position of CIO. Mike is wasting millions of dollars due to poor decision making and lack of leadership skills. Please have an external audit performed to track Mike’s erroneous spending. EBSCO is in need of better Corporate Information Technology leadership and the board should remove Mike Gorrell and his direct reports within Corporate...

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    EBSCO Industries2017-08-18

    EBSCO Industries Response

    September 26, 2017EBSCO Industries

    This is a disappointing review to read as it is not how we want to hear leaders within our organization described. Corporate Information Technology is changing rapidly and the landscape of many of our businesses is changing right along with it. Our success over the past 70+ years ...

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