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  1. "It's had it's ups and downs"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many long time employees
    A lot of nice people
    Flexibility to work remotely

    Cons

    A lot of employee turnover
    A lot of management and leadership changes


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Please avoid this sinking ship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at ESI International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Unrealistic sales goals. Get to take the courses for free.

    Cons

    Constantly change and frequent Lay-offs.

  3. "Leader in it's field"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Washington, DC

    I worked at ESI International full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company for many years

    Cons

    Some challenging turnover at senior management levels


  4. "Low pay for IT department"

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    Former Employee - IT Support in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - IT Support in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Business casual dress environment. Health/dental/vision insurance for full time employees.

    Cons

    IT positions are typically low paying.


  5. "Operations"

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

    Pros

    Nice new building and location!

    Cons

    Not much to share here

    Advice to Management

    Please listen to the staff


  6. "It was okay"

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    Former Employee - Customer Care Manager in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Customer Care Manager in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Fun coworkers (in my department)

    Cons

    Too many systems
    Hours aren't flexible

    Advice to Management

    Offer telework and other schedule options


  7. "Operational Program Director"

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    Former Employee - Operational Excellence Single Point of Accountability in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Operational Excellence Single Point of Accountability in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at ESI International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent position as global operations manager for major oil company account and operated/managed remotely

    Cons

    none--great position working with fantastic people -contract to ESI was slashed and deemed me redundant

    Advice to Management

    termination could have been avoided by thinking outside the box

  8. "Awesome"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hughesville, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hughesville, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ESI International (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work at

    Cons

    Family oriented care about their employees

    Advice to Management

    No advise to give at this time


  9. Helpful (3)

    "All the talent is gone"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Used to have a great culture and innovative leaders.

    Cons

    All the real talent has either voluntarily or involuntarily left the company. Some great sales leaders have left and that has resulted in high turnover in the sales organization.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people.


  10. "Former employee"

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    Former Employee - Training in Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - Training in Falls Church, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ESI International (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Able to obtain my associates certificate in project management. Years back a former supervisor tasked me to produce a guide for our department. In the past you were able to cross train with all departments you interacted with. Bring this back and departments have a tendency to have a better working relationship.
    I took my classroom training and used it with a few of my outside organizations. This was a wonderful experience. Back then I encouraged people to take a few classes with ESI.

    Cons

    After the guide was produced. The new supervisors acted as if they had no clue what I was speaking about. Thank goodness I had the fortitude to save the document. Some department meetings have no life in them. You just sit there like bumps on the log and go along with the program.
    The turn over rate is very high. It was not that way when I started back in the late 90's. Just before bonus time look to be on the list to be laid off. Every year in February wait to see who is on the list.

    Advice to Management

    Watch your back because you are sitting high right now. You may be the next one on the chopping block. Some of you are still there because you have been covered and been placed in. SAFE position.


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