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Schaumburg, IL

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Pros
  • All these play a role in the great work/life balance Epsilon offers as well (in 72 reviews)

  • Work from home and good benefits (in 49 reviews)

Cons
  • At times work life balance is not in balance (in 46 reviews)

  • Poor compensation for long hours/weekend support (in 23 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Opportunities for the willful"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Developer in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Lead Developer in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Epsilon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I have been with Epsilon for quite some time and have seen lot of my colleagues sticking with the company for years. This shows people like the work culture and ethics the company follows. As far as my experience goes I have always got the right opportunities and the work life balance has been just right. Managers have always been flexible enough to achieve the right work life balance. I have seen people complaining about work life balance reason being Epsilon has a long pipeline of new clients/projects and resources often get moved around from one client/project to another. Some people find it stressful and complain and whereas people like me look at it as opportunities. To sum the pros: Growing company with lots of opportunities, uses most of the latest technology and has a lot of talented people working for it.

    Cons

    If you have read my pros section you might have found I dint talk about salaries/bonuses in it. I have seen the company being not too good with pay rises compared to the boarder market. That's my only complain I would say.

    Advice to Management

    Company should be looking at making their pay scale comparable/above its peers considering the big profits that the company makes.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Screwed Over"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. "Plenty of room for career growth, leader in the industry, strong emphasis on financial growth of the company as a whole."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Epsilon full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Proud to be part of the organization. Extreme knowledgebase within the company. Our teams work hard and build quality databases. Our growth surpasses all competitors in the industry. No better place to be if you want stability in your career path.

    Cons

    No room for slackers here, we are heads down and we do our jobs well. Not necessarily a Con, but for some people it may be.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing, no better reason to stay with a company who is growing, making money, and taking care of their employees.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to work and gain experience in the industry"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people would be the main reason this company is successful. That goes not only for their personality, but their ability to come up with creative solutions to problems. I have only been here a short time, but have yet to come across a situation where I or anyone around me has been treated unfairly. In Schaumburg at least, we focus on hiring very intelligent, technical people that also have the ability to interact well with our clients. Doing this, sets the tone for the rest of the office.
    The salaries here are fair and in some cases higher than our direct competitors. The benefits are about average for the industry, but we still do offer a strong 401K match which is becoming more rare unfortunately.
    Free pastry and fruit breakfast on Thursdays!

    Cons

    With a company growing as quickly as this one, you do get people that are working very hard to meet our goals. Many employees will work extra hours to get their work done, but I believe this is done to meet our goals and I have seen the company focus on bringing in more staff to help us with our needs.

    Advice to Management

    There is a good staff of people working hard to meet the demands of our clients. While there is a bonus offered to people at director level and up, it would be good to see the rest of the staff offered an annual bonus.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great people to work with....Poor Management"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL

    Pros

    Great co-workers to work with.
    Work from home flexibility.
    3 weeks beginning vacation.

    Cons

    Management is not in touch with co-workers.
    Pay below standard.
    Unexpected work hours.
    No growth potential.

    Advice to Management

    Care for people. Treat them as assest instead of commodity.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Great People Not so great senior leadership"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Database Developer in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Database Developer in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    * Great co-workers: Knowledgeable, friendly, and kind hearted
    * Vacation of 3 weeks above average
    * Very flexible with working from home and taking time off to take care of personal business

    Cons

    * Salary below industry standard and way below for the work expected
    * Merit increases almost non-existant
    * Growth meant more responsibility and work for the same salary
    * 60-80 hours were expected with 24 hour support
    * Equipment was substandard for the type of work required
    * Projects were dangerously understaffed

    Advice to Management

    They need to invest in their employees and stop thinking about the bottom line. That means a good work-life balance, projects that are reasonably staffed, and equipment that isn't worse than my 5 year old personal laptop that I bought for $400. Rewarding your best employees by making them work more instead of giving them more salary is not career advancement nor are they going to stick around.


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