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"Good job to start out of school that teaches employable tools and skills useful for future endeavors."

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Current Employee - Client Services Analyst in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Client Services Analyst in Boston, MA
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Fun, young work place.
Nice office space in downtown Boston.
Good place to start building tech tools (scripting, data visualization, etc.)

Cons

Very sales driven, without much care for project feasibility.
Work demands are sometimes unrealistically high.
Project based work is often month-based and creates a strong sense of routine.

Advice to Management

Variable depending on the team. Good opportunities for growth, but there is a definitely a sense of bureaucracy.

Other Employee Reviews for Compete, Inc

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Compete was great before acquisition when the leadership changed. Now the company lacks solid leadership."

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Compete, Inc full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Location is great. Smart, fun people in general work for Compete. Products are interesting.

    Cons

    A big culture shift happened at Compete several years ago after Don McLagan left as CEO and the VP of Sales took over as CEO. The company, when Mr. McLagan was CEO was on the right track. Employees were happy, upper management listened to their teams, the company was doing well, teams were motivated, morale was high.

    After Scott Ernst (former Sales VP) took the helm, a sad change occurred at the upper management level. Upper management became very cut-throat and was/is generally unsupportive of mid-management and staff.

    When the company initiated an anonymous survey to all employees to assess the happiness level of employees, the results were very bad and the Exec team was surprised (the rest of the employees were not). As a result, the Exec team coordinated a management training seminar which all managers attended but the company failed to follow through and fully implement lessons learned from the seminar, thus resulting in "still bad" management and unsatisfied employees whose needs are ignored and days are overworked. Employees voices often go unheard.

    I would caution people from working here unless you like tough sales-mentality-like management and expectations that you will often work extra hours and weekends.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your teams and truly act upon their advice. Stop pretending to listen.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Poor management, company going downhill"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Compete, Inc full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company is located in a popular and convenient area of Boston. Freedom to come in late and leave early, since management doesn't check/care.

    Cons

    Heavy workload for anyone who's not in upper management. Poor communication and leadership, and lacking in organization. Very high turnover rate, but management seems to be oblivious to people leaving.

    Advice to Management

    Show employees appreciation, and provide opportunities for career advancement. Needs internal reorganization. Managers may not be qualified to be in that position.

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