Compete, Inc - Interesting work, smart colleagues, mediocre management | Glassdoor
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"Interesting work, smart colleagues, mediocre management"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Compete, Inc full-time

Pros

The data, the data, the data... the access to fascinating behavioral to analyze makes this place one of the most interesting to work at. Colleagues work hard and by in large know how to have a good time.

Cons

High burnout rate, most managers are mediocre at best primarily because they are young or currently at their peter point. Our C-level executives are smart and most are well intentioned but many lack the proper communication skills to ensure they have proper buy in from the lower rungs. A lot of the current internal initiatives feel reactionary to the high turn-over rate and I get the feeling that our owning company's tight purse strings has a lot to do with recent fall out.

Advice to Management

Focus on accountability from the top down, better communication, growing employee's skills from within, and managing out poor performers.

Other Employee Reviews for Compete, Inc

  1. "not quite what is advertised"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Compete, Inc full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very interesting data to work with.
    happy hours

    Cons

    high burnout.
    young managers doesn't know very well what they are doing.
    Career advance based on popularity. Even incompetence will pass ok as long as you are popular.
    Good people are leaving.

    Advice to Management

    Scott Ernst is doing an excellent job steering compete, but I believe the managers needs more direction and clarifications.


  2. "Can't Complain"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Compete, Inc full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Really smart people
    Nice work/life balance
    Great location, nice (and new) office space
    Commuter Reimbursement
    Fun company events
    High growth/fast paced environment
    Get to work with interesting data
    Impressive client list

    Cons

    Somewhere between a start-up and a mid sized company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the lines of communication open. More company meetings-- these are extremely motivating.

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