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ECRS Reviews

Updated June 11, 2017
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  1. "Rewarding and Challenging"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boone, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boone, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ECRS full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Challenging environment, great product, national reach, large customer base, amazing co-workers.

    Cons

    Lower than typical pay for many jobs, long hours, lack of formal training programs, too many corporate policies.

    Advice to Management

    Develop better training methods, listen to employees when they have concerns, keep the entrepreneurial spirit without getting to rigid and corporate


  2. Helpful (2)

    "One of the best"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boone, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boone, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ECRS full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    This is a company where every employee can have a direct impact on daily operations. It will be up to the individual as to whether that impact is positive or negative. I have been working at ECRS for a good while now, and I know that the negative impact employees are never here for long. They either quit, or are let go, as to not bring the company down with them.

    Management is responsive and fair. Compensation is evaluated with performance and is among the highest in our area. Benefits are better than any of my friends at other companies.

    Founded in 1989, the company is fiscally conservative and always runs in the black. Job security is never a worry if you are contributing to the company in a positive way.

    If you are smart, motivated, and work well with others, this is the place for you.

    Cons

    As a constantly growing company, policies and positions shift frequently. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but it can be challenging at times.

  3. "Could be better"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boone, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boone, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Met some awesome people. Lots of opportunity to grow.

    Cons

    Met some of the worst people.
    Pretty low pay in comparison; does twice the work for the pay as is.
    Very competitive environment where cliques are plentiful.
    A lot of overlooked ignorance that would be considered unacceptable anywhere else.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the young people too; if you don't, you won't have anyone to bring new ideas in when the older people leave.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Stress"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Boone, NC
    Former Employee - Sales in Boone, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pays good for this area. Beautiful place to live. Good vacation package. Flexible when you have family emergency. Have quarterly employee meetings/parties and monthly news letters to keep employees in the know

    Cons

    Upper management talks about promoting with in company but really just promotes family or hires upper management outside of area.

    Advice to Management

    .Owner micro manages and needs to let his management team do their jobs or let them go. Pay according to work preformed


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Really enjoy my work here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ECRS (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    tight-knit company, values its employees and seems to work hard to make sure people are placed where their skills are maximized. growing quickly yet seems to maintain it's entrepreneurial culture and background. Values those who work independently. The best technology company to work for in the region.

    Cons

    distance to other cities and/or airports


  6. "Good, solid, growing ompany"

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Extremely positive workplace. Negativity is not tolerated. Expect to work hard, but feel rewarded. Very family-oriented with a strong emphasis on teamwork. Overall management team is extremely competent and understanding.

    Cons

    Extensive policy and rules, upper management is sometimes allowed to break these policy rules when others are not.

    Advice to Management

    For the most part keep doing what you are doing. Be cognizant of the fact employees see when rules are bent for a few but not all.


  7. "Great place to for a career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunity for professional growth and development. Promotes from within.

    Cons

    Some positions are hand picked by management which can limit others opportunities for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to the team and the customers.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Friendly Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boone, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boone, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with in your respective department, Senior leadership is very family oriented, work-life balance is great. Very flexible in schedules.

    Cons

    Expected to take workload from departments that employ incompetent, lazy, people who have no care for customer service.

    Advice to Management

    Hold all departments to the same standards, if one division of the company is expected to conform to policy...all divisions should!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "satisfying if you like to work hard/smart, contribute, and make great product/service in a challenging environment."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boone, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boone, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ECRS full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    always seek improvements, nurtures growth - professionally and personally, nice fellow workers, pretty strong benefits (especially HSA), desire to be the best in their industry with their offerings.

    Cons

    gotta like high-paced action for achieving goals and great things. dedication and commitment and strong desire to work harmoniously with co-workers to achieve successes.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "A dynamic place to grow for those who enjoy work and serving others"

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    Current Employee - Management in Boone, NC
    Current Employee - Management in Boone, NC
    Recommends

    Pros

    A very flat organization allowing direct access to decision makers.
    New product pipeline is extensive
    Great customers, some would say the best in the business.
    The company will only sell quality products. No short cuts allowed
    Steadfast commitment to customers, employees, products and markets.
    The company could care less of who you are are where you came from, if you contribute you will be noticed and appreciated. You will be provided an equal chance for promotion, if that's what you want, but you can't fake it, you must contribute to get noticed.

    Cons

    Complex product mix, not an easy business to manage
    Resources can be tight, if you want to work for a wasteful dot com operation this is not the place for you.
    We move at a steady upward pace, not a lot of hype just hard work

    Advice to Management

    Keep focused on the customers and the basic fundamentals that got us here. Don't get greedy, keep the wall street types "far" away. Keep focusing on products and customers and don't fall into the traps that our competitors have fallen into, mainly short-term financial. Keep building!


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