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"good people, boring work"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

good pay and nice people

Cons

very tedius and boring work

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  1. Helpful (8)

    "Horrible mess... High stress... Not worth it..."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Market Analyst
    Current Employee - Market Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Xceligent full-time

    Pros

    The only pros to this job are the fact that it is a Monday through Friday position requiring no weekends or holidays.

    Cons

    Pay is unequal between offices. People performing the EXACT same job in the Blue Springs office make substantially more money than people in the Sedalia office. Constant bullying and threatening behavior from management. Micromanagement is a huge problem. Exceptions for some and rules for others when it comes to policies and procedures. Favoritism is a huge issue with management. Promotions are based solely on favoritism and length with company, not merit or credentials. Few opportunities for advancement. When management leaves for different positions, those positions are not replaced or opened for other employees, but rather eliminated, leaving a heavier work load on existing management - causing them to constantly be overloaded, not have time for their teams, and have horrible attitudes all the time. Management team will speak to you like a child on a daily basis and is often rude and condescending. No follow-through from anyone. HR issues are never addressed. Corporate is only involved with Blue Springs office - Sedalia office is often an afterthought. Sedalia office is full of employees with 2 years+ experience yet are treated the worst out of the whole company. Any suggestions offered to better a process are seen as pushback and you are labeled for having an attitude problem if you bring a problem to anyone's attention. Morale in the office is absolutely disgusting. Most employees can be seen at any given time spending more time on their phones, shopping, or playing around on the internet than working. Metric goals are cheated by many employees and management is not smart enough to realize it, thereby punishing those who actually do work and do their jobs properly. Employees who cheat to meet numbers are rewarded with pay raises and level assessments while those who do extra are not. Company is in a constant state of change and uproar. Nothing ever is constant. New procedures are implemented without proper testing - then retracted when they do not work. Our product is glitchy and spends more time down than up. I spend half of my day apologizing to customers for something being wrong with the system, yet again. Some markets do not even have enough members to financially support the market even being open. This company has to be hemorrhaging money. 90% of our updates are made based off of information from our largest competitor's websites - per our customers' requests. Office equipment is outdated - nothing is ergonomically correct. My left hand is going numb as I am typing this. The environment is extremely stressful and a complete mess. This company is just grasping at straws to stay alive it seems. Many of us are seeking other employment and plan to exit just as soon as possible. Please save yourself the time and stress. Do not work here!

    Advice to Management

    Completely remove current management team and hire people who have experience and education in management who know how to properly run an office, be professional, and not play favorites. Additionally, bring in some outside influence into the company and learn how to properly run a company. This company needs some major overhaul if it ever thinks it is going to be a genuine competitor in the market. It's sad how big of a mess this place is.


  2. Helpful (5)

    ""X" means to run away as fast as possible - you don't want to be associated!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Information Technology
    Former Employee - Information Technology
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing that I can think of...only taking away knowledge of the commercial real estate industry. There is a push for positive growth and change...but there is lack of leadership for this to happen.

    Cons

    Management is full of the original people who started the company and haven't learned how to run a company or manage people successfully.

    Constant change of focus, product architecture and organization structure. Numerous projects which are unfinished and very poorly planned or executed.

    Salary employees work countless double and triple time hours with no compensation or recognition. Poor performance, bad attitude or push back is highly scrutinized and typical response is to terminate employees based on loosely defined reasons or made up reasons.

    No structure for growth or knowledge gathering. Constant change of direction. Severe lack of communication between all departments and peers. IT Developers and Network Ops are pushed to build company tools, products and apps quickly without requirements or milestones and countless change of scope amendments in all stages of SDLC.

    Almost all apps, products and internal infrastructure constantly breaks and is fixed by multiple layers of Band-Aids.

    Management attitude is to own the employee with disregard for personal of family life. Many many weeknights and weekends worked with no compensation.

    A reality and push by the CEO to sell major services or products without having the correct structures to develop the new changes or new product.

    In summary...ABSOLUTE CHAOS! Constant change of tasks and projects with unrealistic expectations.
    If you decide to drink the cool-aid...read the handbook and don't sign anything you do not agree to.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to plan a project with inclusion of unknowns and research of best practices to apply to development.

    Push back on sales and internal change requests to clearly identify the need, scope of change and prioritize the request.

    Stop responding with knee-jerk reactions to issues raised or first impressions. Do Not implement changes directly into production environments without going through the proper SDLC.

    Spend the time to understand the impacts on people and projects.

    Set realistic timeframes so your people can have a life outside of work.

    Learn how to effectively communicate internally within teams, peers and departments. Effectively communicate separately with external clients and/or customers. Set meeting times and stick to them.

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