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Enaxis Consulting Reviews

Updated November 8, 2016
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Enaxis Consulting full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company culture, with opportunity for growth, and upward mobility. The work environment and people are excellent, and you are truly given the opportunity to advance, since there is high visibility with is being a smaller firm. Enaxis has company wide, annual social events that embraces a tight-knit culture, where people can form long lasting work relationships through volunteer activities, happy hours, picnics, potlucks, and other social gatherings. We partner with some of the top clients in the industry, and our dedication to our consultancy efforts, shows through our strong client relationships. The leader's highly value, and invest in their people, which is seen in that we've had multiple nominations for Houston Chronicle's Top Places to Work. The culture is upbeat, and full of bright, talented people. Because the firm is primarily local to Houston, the travel is minimal. If you are looking for a career move where you can settle into a smaller firm, with little travel, and talented professionals, then you will likely thrive in this type of work environment.

    Cons

    Pay is not as high as some of the other firms, but the strong work-life balance makes up for it.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in and reward those who work hard, and are loyal employees of the firm. Keep up the positive, collaborative culture that is Enaxis.


  2. "Great firm..great people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Enaxis Consulting full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -The culture of the firm is fantastic. I can honestly say I enjoy being around my coworkers inside and outside of the office. -Firm events, happy hours, picnics, etc. really give you the opportunity to get to know your coworkers. -Nice office environment, stocked refrigerator, snacks, coffee, etc. -Mostly local projects, don't have to travel Mon-Thurs like many firms.

    Cons

    -Pay is not the best in the industry, but the work/life balance makes up for that. -Promotion/Raises have been fair in my case, but I think a better understanding of the decision process would be helpful.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to your employees and be transparent with major decisions.


  3. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good management team with nice perks for employees

    Cons

    not one i can think of


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Leadership"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Enaxis Consulting full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The best benefit is probably the fact that most projects are local to the Houston area. Most consultants are not flying 4-5 days a week so that is a definitely perk.

    Cons

    Lack of guidance from leadership throughout. During interview process they sell this notion of open culture and open communication while this is the fact opposite of how they operate.

    Disgruntled employees - While I have not been here for long I have noticed grumblings about lack of loyalty for people who have been here for quite a while. May be something from a disgruntled employee, but the amount going on for a firm this size is well above normal

    Teams do not work together - This goes back to false facade of openness. Not there are fierce battles among employees but the natural tendency to collaborate is not there and it leads to competition versus working together.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes. Attempt to listen to your employees without trying to pull out some canned response. There is potential here but leadership has to change there ways.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, good wok-life balance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Enaxis Consulting full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    1. Work life balance - I have had excellent luck with my projects and have rarely had to work long hours on a regular time. There is the occasional late night when you're approaching a deadline, but I can fairly say I have good work-life balance here.

    2. Good people - Everyone is friendly and helpful and genuine. I find it difficult to do the typical "networking" which is very important in consulting companies, but I find myself enjoying talking and getting to know my colleagues at Enaxis.

    3. Minimum travel - There are projects that require the occasional travel to different client sites, but it is not like the Big 4, where you're travelling Monday through Thursday (or Friday) every week of the year.

    4. Recognition - your hard work is recognized, and pays off at year-end. If you set expectations about your performance and promotion goals with your counselor (matrix manager, as it is called here), they work with you to help you grow and achieve that next level promotion. If you do good work, you will see the results.

    5. Small company feel - The small number of employees gives you a more family-like feel, and you feel engaged and connected with senior leadership. There is more opportunity to talk to the Leadership Team and inquire about the firm's growth and direction, than there would have been at a Big 4. I enjoy the interaction with senior management, and feel more involved in the firm's success and future.

    Cons

    1. Pay - not as competitive as the Big 4, which is expected. The Big 4 makes you work so much more, so they have to offer higher pay to "encourage" people to stay.

    2. Small company - when the market is low, being in a small company can be stressful because you don't know if your future and that of the company is still stable. Especially since Enaxis works primarily in the Oil & Gas sector. (They are trying to diversify now, so hopefully, there will not be much to stress about in future low market conditions).

    3. Organized career path - if you are structured person, you will find it difficult to navigate some of the processes here. For example, appraisal review is not as well-defined as in bigger companies with a structured process in place. But Enaxis realizes this, and is starting to put processes in place for various areas like performance appraisal, recruiting, training, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Great job keeping us informed about the company's vision and growth plan in tough market conditions. Keep doing what you're doing, and put more structure around the areas that are struggling today (e.g., recruiting, performance reviews, etc.)


  7. "Family atmosphere with high-performance colleagues"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Enaxis Consulting full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Incredible culture. Great clients. Opportunity to engage with senior stakeholders and executive staff, even for those more junior in the firm. Strategically focused leadership who understands that their people are the assets. Strong trusted partner to clients, enabling great client relationships that span multiple years and projects -- providing more stability than often found in consulting firms - particularly of this size. Incredible opportunity for strong performers who collaborate well, and make themselves indispensable to the firm and the client. Lots of opportunity to participate in firm activities -- marketing, events, community activities, etc.

    Cons

    This is not a firm where a low or even medium performer can hide on large teams or multiyear projects (which is really a pro). This is a place for strong performance to come out of the shadows of large firms, and get recognized for their skills and execution, while understanding the tradeoff from big firm dynamics (lost in crowd, lots of travel, low quality of life, perhaps higher compensation) versus specialized firm dynamics (less travel, high quality of life focus, get to know everyone well, easy to stand out).


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work/life balance and interesting group of people who have a positive outlook on life.

    Cons

    Senior management needs to improve communications to the rest of firm on key decisions


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Great Company and Good People"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - No Travel
    - Employees are always ready to help each other
    - Strong and transparent leadership
    -High work ethics among employees
    - High quality work delivered to the clients
    - Good work life balance
    -Great holiday parties, events and happy hours

    Cons

    - Bonuses and promotion are heavily based on firm contribution than actual client work
    - Not lot of clients outside Oil and Gas
    - Low Pay scale


  10. "Great place to work and opportunity to build on existing or gain new skills"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Enaxis Consulting full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Small firm but with good client base especially in the oil and gas industry. The firm has some key super majors of oil and gas industry as clients with good stability.

    Atmosphere is very good and the people are even better - everyone encourages everyone right from consultant level to partner, there is a lot of encouragement and praise especially if you are good on the job. You can also seek help and guidance from other colleagues who are always ready to support, friendly and easy to talk to.

    Strong peer networking is also encouraged via monthly happy hour sessions and other platforms. The partners and leadership team are quite easy to talk to and relate with and the firm is also willing to support your career or goal development activities (sometimes financially if required)

    Training is taken seriously and people are encouraged to get professional certifications in their chosen career paths while internal trainings are also organized very frequently.

    Cons

    As expected with small firms, a lot of focus is on business development activities, to retain current clients and grow new ones so sometimes this focus may get in the way of improving employee engagement but this is constantly being addressed

    Advice to Management

    Continue to operate 'open door' and seek constant feedback from employees to ensure the firm is consistently addressing employee engagement issues. Focus on retaining the current staff that you have as they are very good people with the right attitude and mindset


  11. Helpful (5)

    "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Enaxis Consulting full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place if you want to work hard to make someone else rich (staff you at many times what you'll be paid)
    (Only) one of the partners had senior experience at another firm and had something to teach others

    Cons

    Hypocritical--say the right things but really don't care how you are treated by managers, partners, and clients
    Effort to move to practices won't work because there's no real depth to the firm's knowledge
    Awful low-resolution laptops--tough on the eyes if you need to use them for a long time

    Advice to Management

    Read your own list of values and start following them and you'll get the loyalty you keep demanding
    Improve pay to be competitive with real consulting firms and you'll get better people

    Enaxis Consulting Response

    Apr 23, 2015 – Talent Director

    Thank you for your input, since you have been at Enaxis for 8 years, what has kept you here (since you have nothing good to say)? :)



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