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EBSCO Reviews

Updated August 15, 2017
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  1. "EBSCO is a fantastic company to work for."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Coordinator
    Current Employee - Account Coordinator
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    EBSCO has incredible benefits, an fair and ethical leadership team, and a wide variety of opportunities for their employees.

    Cons

    EBSCO is located approximately 15 miles from downtown Birmingham.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Wages not equivalent"

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    Former Employee - Printing in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Printing in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at EBSCO part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Clean & professional work environment. Low stress but had to work night shift.

    Cons

    Pay was lower than fellow male co-workers even though my education and experience was equal or greater. Left company to make more money per hour and to have day shift.

    Advice to Management

    Wages should be based on work performed not gender. Would have been a long-term employee if wages were equivalent.

  3. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people
    Ability to think for yourself
    If you have initiative this is the place to work
    Good pay
    Good benefits
    On-site medical clinic is amazing and convenient

    Cons

    For me personally it's just the driving distance.
     As far as the company goes, no Cons

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  4. "You take the bad with the good."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Marketing in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours are great, plus lots of on-site perks like the medical clinic, gym, cafeteria, and credit union. Nice people, but environment a little conservative.

    Cons

    Some divisions are years behind in technology utilization. Pay is also below-market in most positions - negotiate when you're hired, or you may never see anything but a tiny annual raise (1%) ever. EBSCO is also grandfathered in under ACA, so no ACA-related benefits apply to insured employees.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your pay is competitive - not just in sales, but across the board. Many of us could leave today and find jobs that pay $5-10k more per year in the same market. Empower employees by expanding health benefits and de-grandfather the company from the ACA.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ipswich, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ipswich, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EBSCO (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    lots of companies decent benefits, good cafeteria

    Cons

    culture, pay. management, parking, management

    Advice to Management

    practice what you preach. lots of people are having a hard time with all the changes. too many too soon. talk to the employees not just each other


  6. "Good company to work for. Lots of longevity, which says people stay for all the right reasons."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Longevity of employees, good work environment. They believe in caring for the employees.

    Cons

    Private company, so the changes are slow. It feels, in some cases that your set back 15 plus years in technology and ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Good job. Keep up with current tech. And trends.


  7. "Non stressful job get along with fellow co-workers"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graphic Design in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Graphic Design in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EBSCO full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, such as profit sharing blue cross blue shield flexible hours onsite cafeteria onsite gym and onsite health clinic CEO really cares about the company and the employees

    Cons

    Not really a whole lot of cons the salary is Lower pay than what other marketing devisions make. The campus is really beautiful lots of wild life from time to time but it's a walk

    Advice to Management

    listen to employees respect is earned not demanded

  8. "Diamonds in the Rough"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Middle Management seems to really care about the company and strives to achieve the best that they can. Although there seems to be a lot of politics involved in working here, its those diamonds in the rough that make it all worth it!

    Cons

    The atmosphere is very political. Most upper level management don't seem to completely understand what the day-to-day operations entail.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to listen to not only your direct reports, but those underneath them.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EBSCO full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work with lots of benefits.

    Cons

    Location for headquarters in inconvenient. Traffic can be bad.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Account exec- EBSCO Research"

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    Former Employee - Outside Sales- Best Pick Reports in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Outside Sales- Best Pick Reports in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great. Like the corporate office. Lots of support in the beginning. Training was sufficient enough, great software for sales.

    Cons

    VP of the sales team is ambiguous, condescending, motivates by criticism and intimidation. If it isn't his idea or way then it isn't worth hearing. No room for growth. Promotes reps to management with no experience in managing and working with veteran outside sales reps. Poor managing skills, ideas are convoluted and inconsistent. Very poor communication about plans and future concepts. Reps on this team are discouraged, unhappy, not inspired as well as incredibly under paid in commissions for the amount of work we put in. Hierarchy set for revenue, favoritism, and greedy with revenue. Travel expectations are intolerable.

    Advice to Management

    Figure this out.


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