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Et alia Reviews

Updated March 20, 2017
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  1. "Great company that didn't survive tough times."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Solutions Engineer in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Solutions Engineer in Milwaukee, WI
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Et alia full-time

    Pros

    Great team of consultants, almost like family.
    Most of the time project travel was only every other week.

    Cons

    The companies future seemed to be in question for a while before the end, with several rounds of reductions before being acquired.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "This company is a JOKE!"

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

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

    Pros

    Reduced travel. Work mostly from home.

    Cons

    NO Training, NO direction, NO leadership & No culture

    Advice to Management

    Seriously - when all your great people leave, it is time to look inward and stop pointing fingers. Should probably quit hiring new people when you have ZERO projects / opportunities, only to lay them off a couple months later. All the good / great people were NOT management and most are no longer there. There is a reason why this particular "boutique" firm had to create a half thought out product called CREW that no one wants. Company leadership is clueless, lacks vision and direction and has no idea how to train or treat people. Current support clients are shopping support services with others.....


  3. Helpful (4)

    "More Layoffs...normal part of life at Et Alia"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Consultant in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pros? That's a tough one. Let's ask the good folks getting the axe today to list the pros. Or we can ask the many others who were let go due to this company's inability to win new work. This company is a JOKE.

    Cons

    Everything about this company is a con. If you are considering this company for employment, I think you should visit the nearest hospital. If they remain in business another few months, it will totally surprise me. Mom and dad only have so much money to keep them afloat. At some point you must win new business, and that is a difficult proposition when your past implementations were a bust.

    They'll make you sign a non-compete (for what I don't know becuase their offering is total vaporware). Then when they lay you off, they'll harass you with letters from lawyers about working for competitors, etc. They don't want you working for them, but they don't want you working for anyone else either. And for you hard work, you'll receive nothing. As a matter of fact, they'll try their best to take money from you (refuse to pay unused vacation, etc).

    If you're still convinced that this is the company for you, then you will fit right in with these idiots.

    Advice to Management

    Give it up. You're in over your head. That fact that you've made it this long with your level of leadership abilities is a feat. You should consider other lines of work such as cashier or Wal-Mart greeter (although you're attitudes will need to change to be successful). I've seen lemonade stands ran better than this freak show.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Worst leadership I have ever seen"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    I guess for a consulting firm it is ok because you travel every other week. Pay expenses ok. If you like working independently you will like.

    Cons

    Absolutely worst leadeship I have ever seen. The managers would come on site not even acknowledge the employers. The Senior Project Managers are clueless and can not run projects. They will hang you out to dry. They lie in interview tell you that you have job security and when push comes to shove they have no follow on projects. Worst exerience ever

    Advice to Management

    Look at other career paths. Have some ethics on how yue deal with people. Be honest. You are really as cool as you think you are.


  6. "Wish you were still open!"

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

    Pros

    Excellent company, culture and products

    Cons

    Unfortunately, they sold to InEight.

    Advice to Management

    The construction industry still doesn't have a suitable solution. CREW was and still is the best one.


  7. "Great company with a solid foundation and a bright future."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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 Et alia full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I am a recent new hire and have had a very positive experience and believe this company is headed for great things. Leadership and fellow employees are very optimistic, encouraging, helpful, and are genuinely good individuals.

    Other specific points of emphasis:

    Reduced travel
    Work/Life balance
    Bonus structure for billable staff
    Evolving product offerings leading to a very bright future
    Experienced leadership and employees with exceptional business acumen

    Cons

    Virtual work environment means more time in web meetings and on the phone.
    Potential to work on projects in different time zones can mean working later nights or earlier mornings.

    Advice to Management

    Continue down the path you are headed. This company is on the right track.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Very Unstable Company"

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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
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small organization.
    Flexibility of work hours.
    Limited travel.

    Cons

    Poor leadership.
    Inability to close deals.
    Very unstable.
    Layoffs are the norm.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Company tries to maintain a bi-weekly travel schedule (if the client is agreeable) - which helps with work/life balance. With a small workforce, you tend to make many friends throughout the company.

    Cons

    Company operates on a project-to-project outlook. Once a project ends, the layoffs begin. Their ability to close new deals is very weak. You will hear a lot of talk around the strong "sales pipeline", but new deals are rarely closed. If you are one of the unfortunate causalities of a layoff, the company offers very little in the lines of separation. Their offering, CREW, is vaporware. Each client has a completely custom solution with very little reusable configuration.


  10. "Growing company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, my manager was open to constructive criticism, very friendly people for the most part.

    Cons

    Project managers seemed inconsistent but there have been improvements. There were times when they disagreed in front of the clients.

    Advice to Management

    Plan the travel schedule ahead of time to give your consultants the chance to plan their personal lives. Flexible hours are not that helpful if travel plans are changed with short notice.