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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Terrible Culture!"

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

    I worked at Enaxis Consulting full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some really nice co-workers
    A few people say they have really good clients personnel that they work for

    Cons

    Pay practices are a mystery--focus of owners seems to be pay as little as possible to get people (so the new hires aren't very strong unless they are dropping out of larger firms because of travel) and then only pay what they have to to keep people who are on current contract with clients; no one can really explain what is the pay range and what was the range for bonuses or increases
    Overall, the pay seems way below industry standard
    Anyone with better options seems to leave over time though there are veiled threats if you say you want to join a client or another consulting firm
    Don't expect to be able to have any major impact--the management overstates and inflates everything so they don't acknowledge the reality of the place
    Everyone is afraid of one of the owners and no one wants to make him mad

    Advice to Management

    Read this review and look to the practices and culture of other firms where people stay for careers instead of trying to tell employees that Enaxis is the best at everything


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Bottom of the Consulting World"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Enaxis Consulting full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very few people do any travel
    Fridays in the office are common
    Keep oil company hours for the most part

    Cons

    Very little real "consulting" being done--mostly just placement, i.e. throw resumes at clients to see what sticks
    Turnover is awful and business outlook is very uncertain given the small client base and the Houston/energy focus
    No empowerment, even many Manager and Partners say they have nothing to do with the decisions being made

    Advice to Management

    Stop sitting in your office and just going to lunches and really focus on the business
    Involve the employees in meaningful ways to set the direction of the firm, not just in meaningless areas like planning the next social event

  3. Helpful (4)

    "High Turnover"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Friendly employees, good to work along side.

    Cons

    High turnover. Low pay compared to other companies in the industry. No mentoring.

    Advice to Management

    Look at your turnover rate. Sub par hires due to low pay does not work.


  4. 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


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Working at Enaxis"

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

    I worked at Enaxis Consulting (More than a year)

    Pros

    - great management team
    - the company is doing well
    - collaborative environment

    Cons

    Not a lot if you are in oil and gas consulting


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

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    • 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


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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)? :)

  8. Helpful (10)

    "Be very careful and do a lot of homework before considering this firm (not recommended)"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Enaxis Consulting full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Not bad place for a career transition, especially from the high travel life of management consulting firms
    If you're a "rah rah" for the firm type, you will get better reviews
    Expect only a 45-50 hour work week (40 for the client and 5-10 for the firm) but expect more work if you take vacations to make up for the time off (hours often limited since most clients don't allow billing over 40 hrs per week)
    Very few people have to travel
    If you have a role where you can bill beyond 40 hrs/week, you're a hero
    Some enjoyable happy hours and social events

    Cons

    Management not looking for feedback on anything of significance (all real decisions made by top two people behind closed doors)
    Perks and bonuses are minimal compared to larger firms
    Very few roles where you can demonstration what you can do--most client work is staffing positions where you are doing change mgmt. (presentations) or project management directly working for client personnel and evaluations are based on keeping the client person happy and hours billed
    No one wants to hear any real feedback from the staff
    Partners will not protect staff from abusive behavior by clients
    Very, very few (2?) repeat clients
    Training materials are poor and there are not individual training plans for everyone
    Senior managers and partners are always talking about each other behind their backs

    Advice to Management

    Make it a policy that it will no longer be tolerated for manager, partners, and clients to yell at staff
    Stop trying to "spin" to employees and present honestly about the challenges the firm faces in finding sustainable growth


  9. Helpful (17)

    "Culture of Mediocrity and Egos"

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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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Firm is more of an IT staffing than a consulting firm so the hours are not as long as at the big consulting firms (but the pay and career opportunities are way lower also)
    Titles are inflated so if you were a sr. consultant at a big firm, you can easily get a manager title here (though Managers don't "manage" projects, they just have a higher bill rate)
    Firm likes to have people in the office on Fridays

    Cons

    Very little deep I.T. or industry expertise in the firm--no one to learn new skills from if you already have a strong background
    Selling mostly "bodies" and not "projects" to clients
    No path to being a "true" partner, i.e. no one can advance to the level of ownership and control of the 2 founders unlike in a management consulting firm; lots of backbiting and talking about each other at the senior levels--hierarchical, not collegial
    Watch out on Glassdoor, seems like they let the companies pick which reviews are shown first as "popular"

    Advice to Management

    Stop "strongly encouraging" employees to talk up the company and make only positive comments about the firm; accept criticism

    Enaxis Consulting Response

    Apr 23, 2015 – Talent Director

    Thank you for your input, our expertise and business model is demonstrated by our growth and client list.


  10. Helpful (12)

    "Staffing (not Consulting) Firm That Doesn't Have the Expertise They Claim"

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

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

    Pros

    Easy to get hired
    Location is outside of downtown with good parking and many nearby restaurants
    A few colleagues are very nice and helpful

    Cons

    Presents itself as way more than it is--most of what they have done and do is very basic I.T. staffing
    No real Oil & Gas experience--Owner insisted a pumpjack was really a derrick and couldn't believe he was wrong
    Training, development, benefits are marginal compared to the major consulting firms

    Advice to Management

    Honestly describe the work that they may do to applicants
    Tone down the owners' egos and start listening to the staff


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