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

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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.

Other Employee Reviews for ECommerce Partners

  1. "Very nice experience"

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    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"

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    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."

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