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  1. "Very nice experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Social Media Marketing Intern
    Former Employee - Social Media Marketing Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ECommerce Partners part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Perks were nice for an internship

    Cons

    Office gets pretty noisy at times
    Work got to be repetitive and boring

    Advice to Management

    Need more communication from Upper Management!


  2. "Life's What You Make It"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ECommerce Partners full-time

    Pros

    Invaluable job experience – personal and professional growth that I can't imagine getting anywhere else. Most job roles span all departments, from marketing to sales, project management and operations, plus functions are both internal and client-facing.

    Cons

    Disorganized management and cultural clashes are exhausting, but again, these add up to important experience for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to have more than one person per job role. People need time to think of the "next big thing."


  3. "It only gets one star because that's the lowest rating I can give!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Hands on experience, there is barely any support which leaves you to figure things out on your own, which somehow turns into a Pro in the long run.

    Cons

    No employee appreciation, no upper level support or encouragement, unethical business practices, profit driven, which leads to a downfall of service to clients.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to run a company from top to bottom, not just open a business for the shear objective of turning a profit. Invest in your employees and your business.


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  5. "First and worst job in NYC"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ECommerce Partners full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Hiring process was quick. The office manager was pleasant and easy to get along with. Several of the office staff were pleasant and made my time there more bearable.

    Cons

    The owner of the company is by a huge margin the worst person I have ever worked for. In the time I worked there, lying to customers was policy. He never missed an opportunity to shortchange his employees and customers alike. Customers were given a very flashy product to hide the fact that back end software was so poorly designed that in the time I was there server break ins were a common occurrence. His "in house" development staff lived in Estonia. This became a problem if an annoyed customer insisted on talking to a developer personally and we were expected to say anything to get them off the phone and not expose the lie that the triple digit hourly rates were going to eastern european developers who he paid in single digit hourly rates. Probably the worst I bore witness to was their attempt to hire a replacement accountant, who strangely did not want to continue working there once he became a CPA. The staffing agency replacement didn't last a month, but gave no explanation for why she left. Her replacement from a accounting temp agency did not last a week. After the agency did not seem willing to send anybody else, he interviewed for direct hires, one of whom walked out of the interview after mere minutes of being there.


  6. "I have learned so much from working with ECP."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ECommerce Partners as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    ECP is a small office; therefore, there is a great opportunity to learn from or pitch ideas to various levels of management. The pace is very quick, and work is always changing. My coworkers were all very competent and helpful, and they were fun to work with, too - a lot of creative minds.

    Cons

    Tempers run high, but mostly this aggressive attitude is to make sure everything is done in the most efficient way.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great environment, great people"

    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

    I have been working at ECommerce Partners full-time

    Pros

    I came into this position not knowing much about ecommerce, but the open environment and knowledgeable team made it easy to quickly learn and get up to speed with the industry. Upper management is always available to help when there is a question. The general atmosphere is casual and employees are given the space to work independently.

    Cons

    Can get pretty fast-paced at times, which can be overwhelming when you and everyone around you is on overload. Never a dull moment though! Also, the office is open, so can get a little noisy when everyone is on a call. Headphones are a necessity!


  8. "A well organized company with a supportive and devoted team."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ECommerce Partners as an intern

    Pros

    The smaller size of ECommerce Partners allows for plenty of exposure to all sides of the business. Fellow employees are friendly and willing to help, and a good effort is made to bring members together often. Communication is highly valued.

    Cons

    If you prove that you're capable, you will be given the commensurate level of work - which is satisfying but at times the ways to approach certain tasks might be better explained.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "You'll learn more here than most other agencies, in this results-driven, yet down to earth environment."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at ECommerce Partners full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You'll get direct experience from A to Z in all aspects of ecommerce business. They hold weekly team meetings where you can get a transparent look at where things stand with all sorts of projects - design/development, marketing, and strategy. If you are highly ambitious and results-oriented, and can handle working with deadlines, then you will do well in this fast-paced environment. You'll meet clients in all industries, too. Food, fashion, B2B, etc. and have access to a wealth of knowledge and direct contact with experts in their fields.

    Cons

    You have to be ready to roll up your sleeves and get to work, meet deadlines and get results for your clients. If you're looking for an easy corporate gig where you get to play with your friends on Facebook all day, gain lots of karma commenting on Reddit, or spend your day running your stock ticker while watching the latest episode of the Daily Show on Youtube, then this isn't the place for you. It's an open space environment - no cubicles so everyone pretty much knows what you're up to. It can get a little noisy at times because of this but you get used to it.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Diligent, creative employees but a personal disconnect"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at ECommerce Partners as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A small group in an agency setting, very hands-on work, and clear results from your actions.

    Cons

    Employees seem disconnected- very little discussion in the office and not much interaction outside of your small sphere. Management is right near you, however not much personal interaction in the office takes place.

    Advice to Management

    Company outings! Employee events! It's such a small group but it feels like no one knows each other.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Fear causes knee-jerk reactions to grind progress to a halt."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of R&D in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director of R&D in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    It's pretty easy to get hired. Within the first six months of your employment, everything will be pretty rosy. Things will be exciting and you will be filled with hope. The leadership is great at seeing a great way to do business, and is open to change. Generally speaking you will feel warm camaraderie with your peers. The work is definitely cutting-edge and progressive. Work attire is extremely casual, in fact the whole environment is very casual. The management tries very hard to make it fun to work there, including company lunches and breakfasts, when appropriate, and really goes out of their way to tell you how happy they want you to be.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the company is so open to change that it's constantly reinventing itself before the company has a chance to try the last idea. This leaves the company in constant (and unprofitable, flux). The management's solution is to hire fresh talent, which is immediately perceived as being the cure-all for whatever is wrong with the company, and whoever was previously doing the job is perceived as clearly an idiot who was bringing the company down - this despite the fact that the same euphoria and savior-dom was felt when the last guy was hired in.

    The two owners are extremely passionate, but do not work well together, and as such are constantly pulling the company in competing directions. The company is not doing well financially, is extraordinarily in debt, yet the owners continually talk in optimistic terms. The workers who are actually the only source of innovation and are punished for imagined offences, are constantly on the defensive against unpredictable attacks, and on average enjoy a tenure of 7 months before they are either fired or have their salary reduced to untenable levels so they "quit"

    Advice to Management

    Hire Someone else to run the company, and don't check in on them more than once every three months. You're good guys, but despite what you think, you're not good at business. You need to let someone else handle it, and remove yourself enough that your paranoia and fear of failure won't get in the way.