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ECA International Reviews

Updated Jun 16, 2019

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  1. "Good and solid company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ECA International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - independent work and full responsibility always backed up by your manager - scope of work more challenging, complex and senior than your job title would suggest as there are no “team leaders” and everyone is simply equally important - they expect you to be smart and self-driven and everyone working there is - very good work climate, constructive, human and fair - great team, great senior management that... trusts their employees, flat hierarchy - generous pension scheme - high annual company bonus - private health insurance - 24h psychological support hotline - life insurance - external HR person to support employees available - perfect office location - great work-life balance - no chitchat office, no finger-pointing - people enjoy working there and many of them have been working there for many years or even decades - supportive MD with the right vision - quick implementation, changes and internal support if mistakes are spotted or e.g. IT support needed - true team work - no obvious office politics, which is a huge plus! - good, interesting and fair products - in comparison to competitors’ portfolio much better and more user friendly which makes it fun to promote ECA’s services

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    Cons

    - scope of work more than your job title would suggest - so it might be a bit difficult when you are looking for a new job - starting salary low, but annual rises - sponsored gym or sport activities cannot be chosen, there is a certain gym you have to go to - no flex work policy - outdated internal CRM system, but this will be looked at some point - only 25 days annual leave no matter how long you have worked... for the company and you have to take three days over Christmas period - sick pay and maternity/paternity leave could be improved

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    Advice to Management

    Continue what you are doing. Best management I have worked for so far.

    ECA International2019-06-16
  2. "Low salaries and high expectations"

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    Former Employee - Support Role 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at ECA International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The bonus was a flat rate across the organisation, which was nice if you were in a lower paid support role Very, very low responsibilities End of the day meant the end of the day. Work stayed in the office when you went home Generally nice, friendly staff Decent pension scheme

    Cons

    Zero opportunity for progression. I mean it, it's true dead man shoes territory Very poor pay compared to other organisations, irrespective of how much demand there was from you Although nice, many staff acted as if they were in a superior position of power Insanely quiet in the office, to the extent where you would assume you were at a funeral. I don't think i'll ever work out why it was like that! You... won't build a career here

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    Advice to Management

    A lot of the issues you face are due to the nature and size of the organisation, which will be hard to change. If you are a young graduate, by all means consider applying but treat it as a stepping stone rather than a career building move.

    ECA International2018-06-18
  3. "Good company to work for - great people, culture and benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at ECA International full-time

    Pros

    - Employees are all friendly and there is a good social culture. - Excellent company benefits. - Senior management all approachable and enthusiastic. - Opportunities for training and support when needed.

    Cons

    - Limited opportunities to progress but opinions are always listened to by management. - Salaries could be slightly better.

    ECA International2018-03-08
  4. "Good honest company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at ECA International part-time

    Pros

    Nice staff and offices. Well organised and staff treated well by management.

    Cons

    Temporary Analysts get repetitive work

    ECA International2018-02-18
  5. "Friendly place"

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst in London, England
    Recommends

    I worked at ECA International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good team, interesting work, relaxed about working hours

    Cons

    Very quiet office. Not great for career progression.

    ECA International2018-02-16
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Research Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at ECA International full-time

    Pros

    - A friendly company with great people, ECA is a strong place to begin working life. The hours aren't strenuous, the work is never too demanding and there are plenty of socials. - Benefits including free gym membership - Generous pension scheme - Training which gives you an in-depth analysis into all areas of the company. This is quite rare but is very useful in understanding how it all works

    Cons

    Lots of reviews seem to complain about the repetitive nature of the work but this is a criticism of so many different jobs that it is slightly unfair - the job descriptions match up with what you'll be doing... it seems a lot of complaints are from people who haven't read them properly. Having said that, the staff turnover is particularly high for the size of the company and there is little room for progression... unless a more senior member leaves.

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    ECA International2018-01-01
  7. "Cul de Sac"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at ECA International full-time

    Pros

    Steady and Easy. No need to work hard.

    Cons

    Not for you if you have ambitions

    ECA International2017-11-28
  8. "A strong starting point for a career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at ECA International full-time

    Pros

    - Never required to put in extra hours - Good social scene - Good sense of autonomy/agency - Good benefits (gym, pension)

    Cons

    - Salary is not the best out there - Little promotion opportunity - No real acknowledgement for achievement - The silence in the office is occasionally stifling

    Advice to Management

    Spot individuals with talent and nurture them rather than leaving development entirely up to the individual, salary is a big reason that people seem to leave this company...

    ECA International2017-09-25
  9. "Nice colleagues and environment, but poor long-term prospects"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at ECA International full-time

    Pros

    Nice colleagues, lots of clever people to learn from Good work-life balance Regular and fun social events Decent benefits

    Cons

    No long-term prospects Compensation is pretty poor compared to similar companies on the market Work can be very repetitive and boring

    Advice to Management

    Create more opportunities for young people to progress, otherwise you'll lose the talented ones

    ECA International2017-08-22
  10. "Client relationship management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at ECA International full-time

    Pros

    Lots of responsibilities and immediate client contact, nice colleagues.

    Cons

    No training whatsoever, completely flat structure.

    Advice to Management

    Get a decent training structure in place

    ECA International2017-04-11
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