EBI Consulting - Boring and tedious. Expected to work 60+ hour weeks and be on call 24/7 | Glassdoor
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"Boring and tedious. Expected to work 60+ hour weeks and be on call 24/7"

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Former Employee - Staff Scientist in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Staff Scientist in Chicago, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

I worked at EBI Consulting full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

- Most employees work at home, which is a wonderful thing as it allows you to skip the morning commute and work in a comfortable place. However, this also means you never truly be "off work"
- Company phone is provided (blackberry...)
- Not a lot of travel, considering that it's a consulting gig

Cons

- Expected to long days, nights, and weekends and be on call 24/7
- Management has no respect for employees personal lives and will call at all hours even if it's not an emergency
- Expected to respond to emails within 2 hours, even on weekends
- Extremely repetitive work! There is little to no room for creative input. You are expected to churn out the same exact reports every single day.
- The compensation is terrible.
- They will nickle and dime you over every little expense. They will reprimand you for ordering office supplies from the wrong supplier even if the cost difference is negligible.
- Management is resistant to change! I created an automated report template that would cut our report writing times in half and they shot it down. Employees are required to use the outdated templates they supply.
- Shady business practices. There were numerous times where we subcontracted an unlicensed person to perform environmental testing for the sake of cutting costs. We then lied to our clients and told them that we did the work, when really we just subcontracted it out.

Advice to Management

This company is beyond repair. There is nothing you can do to fix this mess.

Other Employee Reviews for EBI Consulting

  1. "Titles easily created and given away"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EBI Consulting as a contractor

    Pros

    Freedom to work the hours you want.

    Cons

    Working remotely, time differences other global directors, lack of licences

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate on the things you are good at


  2. Helpful (3)

    "A little boring"

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

    Pros

    They're good enough at what they do, and people are generally very nice. Everyone in HR and Marketing is great.

    Cons

    There's not enough communication between divisions and it's too much of a family business for what's now a mid-size company. They have no interest in progress.

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