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Epsilon Database Developer Reviews

Updated June 6, 2017
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  • They showcasing - do work life balance -- nothing like that totally fake (in 48 reviews)

  • Long hours and weekends are the "norm" because of poor upper management and managing client expectations (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Database Developer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Database Developer in Detroit, MI
    Current Contractor - Database Developer in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Epsilon as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great and Knowledgeable Coworkers
    WFH - Option
    Decent Compensation
    Good Work Life Balance

    A+ in most of the Areas

    Cons

    Nothing Major
    Less opportunities to climb up the ladder if you are highly ambitious but can switch roles and clients internally.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "HR - Lack of Training for IT Roles"

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    Former Employee - Database Developer in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Database Developer in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Located in Irving - good parking, good cafeteria, cubes are spacious

    Cons

    Training for your job is not a priority and there is a lot stress and turnaround as a result. As a database developer it took me over 5 months to get fully on-boarded in my role. With decent training, I could've been up to speed in my job role in 2 months or less. Training is part of HR and the training team is loaded with people who are not training professionals, especially IT training professionals. You realize this when you are speaking with them about training. You have HR people trying to wear the training hat. What training is offered is piecemeal at best. To learn the "Epsilon way of doing business" you can't just toss Lynda.com at the tech people.

    Epsilon Response

    May 20, 2016 – Employer Branding Specialist

    Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you like some of our perks. We are grateful for your feedback and detailed description of the issues you faced here at Epsilon. Your comments help... More

  3. "Data base developer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Database Developer in Wakefield, MA
    Current Employee - Database Developer in Wakefield, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Epsilon (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Love working at epsilon, nice location and job satisfaction

    Cons

    I don't think so I have anything against epsilon

    Advice to Management

    Great job..!! It would be great if the holidays can roll over to next year

    Epsilon Response

    Apr 12, 2016 – Employer Branding Specialist

    Thank you for your review and feedback! We are so glad you are enjoying life here at Epsilon and hope you continue to have a great career!

    --Human Resources Team


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Epsilon is a great company to work for!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Database Developer in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Database Developer in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Creative, friendly, dedicated, lots of energy, flexible and collaborative work environment. Learned a lot on an intense 2 month system build.

    Cons

    You really have to put in the time and effort long term in order to be recognized, would think that if the performance and dedication is there, the rewards would come quicker.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the communication open at all levels, love the current direction.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Associate Database Developer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Database Developer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    fast paced, forward thinking company

    Cons

    a little disorganized and hectic


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Sr Database Developer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Database Developer in Wakefield, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Database Developer in Wakefield, MA
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    excellent work life balance
    company is very stable and is making progress and becoming leader in database marketing

    Cons

    dosent seem to use new technology
    need to make more effort to retain talent
    salary raise and bonus is very poor

    Advice to Management

    need to train present employees to new technology


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Screwed Over"

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    Former Employee - Database Developer in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Database Developer in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Friday breakfasts provided by company in Schaumburg location.
    - Decent systems to work with
    - Top notch social media and highly technical folks

    Cons

    - they expect you to work until you get sick
    - highly political environment
    - use GE's Rank & Yank methodology to supposedly get a higher performing workforce by firing the bottom x percent of employees per department. As a result, instead of collaborating on solving problems, people have the incentive to back-stab and prevent their colleagues from being ranked higher than they are. Enter cesspool!
    - the pay is poor but better than another major competitor.
    - the insurance could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Stop throwing your people under the bus. The genius plan of rank and yank makes is actually hurting your company.

  8. "Great Place to Work at"

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    Current Employee - Senior Database Developer in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Database Developer in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Didn't lay off even in the worst of the economy
    Stable jobs
    Fast growing company
    Good growth opportunities
    Good industry reputation

    Cons

    Recruitment process is very slow
    Talent retention is somewhat poor

    Advice to Management

    Please keep your talented and hard-working employees happy so that they don't leave so often.


  9. "People come and go"

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    Former Employee - Database Developer in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Database Developer in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Profit company,
    Never worried about being laid off

    Cons

    Very hard to get a Promotion
    No bonus
    2% of less pay rise each year
    Old technology


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Worst company to work for in Boston Area"

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    Former Employee - Database Developer in Wakefield, MA
    Former Employee - Database Developer in Wakefield, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hire Freshers at minimal salary

    Cons

    epsilon Only thinks about its own profit , upper management is not ready to invest neither in technology nor in employees.
    10-12 hours of work Daily

    Advice to Management

    Think outside of your own pocket and retain good employees.