Epsilon Employee Reviews about "work life balance"
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- "• Work/life balance was good 90% of the time; other people on the team weren't so lucky" (in 313 reviews)
- "The people at Epsilon are great and are really open to helping you grow and develop as an individual." (in 192 reviews)
- "Benefits are good" (in 156 reviews)
- "Flexible Work from home practice" (in 101 reviews)
- "good work culture and team" (in 81 reviews)
- "Management is poor." (in 103 reviews)
- "Low salary and slow to promote employees" (in 72 reviews)
- "Low pay and very little base raises" (in 62 reviews)
- "Bad managers continue to be rewarded." (in 57 reviews)
- "Senior leadership sometimes lack a realistic point of view and teams needs to over compensate." (in 44 reviews)
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- 4.0Mar 14, 2017Production AnalystCurrent Employee, less than 1 year
Work life balance is good and so on. Employee benefits are also as good as other companies. Over all good experience is there
Rotational shifts will be there and nights shifts will be hectic if continuous. When it comes to rotational shifts your body can't adopt that easily means it's problem
- 4.0Sep 25, 2023Port EngineerFormer Employee, more than 1 yearSan Diego, CA
This position carried a lot of responsibility, but the work load would fluctuate. There were certainly a fair share of frustrations with cumbersome processes but overall it had a good work life balance.
There was varying leadership guidance.
- 4.0Feb 28, 2023Associate Business AnalystCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearBoston, MA
Benefits are all great from medical to unlimited PTO. The PTO is truly flexible and as along as your team is okay with it. You may take off when you want. We also get one “rest day” a month (could be just the holiday) but either way it’s a company shut down, which is also great. We are given a lot of work life balance & people in the company are very respective of it.
Pay compared to other companies is definitely much lower. Not a lot of training in the beginning, but it depends who you work with and meet. There has been a lot of shifting of titles, teams, & management every year or so that has made it very hard to understand certain teams/roles’ responsibilities. Managers tend to be very overworked. Not really a con, more so advice. But, if you want to move teams, it’s definitely in your own efforts to make it happen and they are usually supportive in directing you.3
- 5.0Mar 6, 2014Lead Interactive DeveloperCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearBlue Ash, OH
Depending on who is your immediate manager, it can be a great place to work. You can have freedom in technologies you use and your voice will be heard. You will be appreciated greatly if you do a good job. Great office location and environment. People are very friendly. You get a free gym membership.Most importantly they are growing fast and it helps to be part of a rapidly growing company. Also if you do a good job you can get promoted without typical loops and hoops of big corps. Great work life balance depending on the phase of the project and your role in it.
They are not good in raises and merit increase rate. You have to be pushy in order to a get a raise or promotion. They focus too much on being Advertising Agency than being a Software Company, hence technology people would feel left out of company's focus sometimes. But that being said you would still be heard and can put influence in the corp.
- 4.0Apr 24, 2013Lead DeveloperCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsSchaumburg, IL
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.
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.1
- 4.0Sep 13, 2022ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsWestminster, CO
Some of the best reasons to work at Epsilon are (some of) the people are great, the work life balance, and the generous time off. The difficulty with reviewing a company this large is that each team and each location is very different. Some teams have more work life balance and others will work you to the bone.
Cons, like benefits, are unique to each team and each location. Senior leadership can be toxic and totally out of touch with employees. I know of multiple, amazing people that have left because they have butted heads with one powerful senior leader who refuses to change. The Publicis Groupe is an agency holding company, not a marketing technology company like Epsilon. As such, the agency teams can be very difficult to work with and they are not willing to learn. They promise their clients everything even when the juice is not worth the squeeze or what they are offering makes no logical sense. The data sales team does not have the greatest strategy or planning, no roadmapping, and only has the vision to look one month ahead. Fortunately this has been changing over the last year but the person leading that change just left the company. Engineering is difficult to work with and refuses to devote resources to lines of business that are growing rapidly.9
- 2.0Jul 3, 2020AnonymousFormer Employee, more than 1 year
• FTO is great as long as you got work done • Some very smart people work at Epsilon • WFH policy is great • Work/life balance was good 90% of the time; other people on the team weren't so lucky • My manager was fantastic and actually listened to concerns. He also trusted me to get work done. He did NOT micromanage.
• High turnover • Salary (way below market) and benefits are a joke, sadly. The benefits and 401k went downhill after Publicis took over • Nearly impossible to get a raise or promoted • Not much of an office culture • Micromanaging happens often by senior level executives • Timelines are insane, and rarely are we asked if it's reasonable. What would normally take a week is expected under 24 hours • Your opinion rarely matters; you are expected to do what you're told even if there's a better alternative • The work isn't exactly difficult, it's just not the most engaging either. Heavy on the production work3
- 2.0Oct 20, 2019MediaCurrent Employee, more than 5 years
-Direct managers are pretty great, with open communication -Unlimited PTO (though because of workload it's hard to take time off)
-Recent purchase by Publicis has things spiraling in a bad direction: Layoffs have been rampant in the past month with many teams being cut in half Despite layoffs due to budget cuts, teams are expected to do the same amount of work with half the people. The company line is, no joke 'You should be working at 120% to make up for any holidays and vacation' Keep in mind this is going to be tracked by billed hours. The trust I felt to do my job in the time I need to do it is gone. Instead I'm expected to forget about work/life balance and spend my time working on evenings and weekends.5
- 2.0May 17, 2015Vice PresidentCurrent EmployeeIrving, TX
Diverse client base presents lots of learning opportunities
Not enough people for the amount of clients we are supporting makes it difficult to manage work life balance. Employees Always stressed out due to being over worked7