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EverQuote Reviews

Updated January 20, 2019
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Pros
  • "Great work/life balance where results are important but in the context of sustainability" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Everyone is willing to help out whenever needed" (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Typical mid-stage startup growing pains - really an opportunity for employees to take initiative and drive the change they want to see" (in 6 reviews)

  • "The pace here can be demanding and things can change pretty quickly - sometimes its hard to keep your bearings" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great work environment"

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

    I worked at EverQuote full-time

    Pros

    Collaborative + supportive work environment. You can have as much responsibility as you can handle. In my experience here I found that if you are interested in a certain project your manager will take that into account and do their best to get you involved. If you have an idea of how to do something better and can back it up with research, people will listen and you'll be encouraged to run with it. All in all this is a great place for learning and it genuinely feels like a community learning environment.

    As others have mentioned, free snacks, activities and daytime-clubs like beer tasting and knitting club are a part of the organization. This helps you meet new people outside your own team.

    The company actively analyzes their hiring practices and compensation packages to make sure people within similar roles are being paid fairly. Additionally, EQ has a Women Tech Forum where women in the company can have an open discussion about different workplace topics (someone from HR is usually present). I feel that deserves a special mention because, while most people are aware that tech is a male-dominated industry, few companies take active steps to give their female workers a voice to openly discuss gender dynamics in the workplace. Kudos to the HR team on that one.

    Cons

    Many management roles are filled by people who can do the tech work but don't know how to manage. This is acknowledged by almost everyone and so they are trying to hire more experienced managers from outside.

    Sometimes it felt as though there are too many routine meetings, many of which were formalities that rarely led to new information. Roles should be more defined so it is clearer who should and shouldn't be attending those meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to hire more experienced managers


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Interesting Place"

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    Former Employee - Rep in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Rep in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EverQuote part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Cold Brew, Tuesday Lunch, Beer on Tap, mini chocolate chip muffins, 4 levels of stairs for periodic mini workouts, work friends quickly become friends you don’t work with.

    Cons

    Fact 1, questions about low company morale have been brought up several times, and sweep under the carpet. Fact 2: Techies are treated like Gods, and Sales are the ugly step child. Fact 3- Don’t read Better Business Reviews about EverQuote. Fact 4) VP of sales position is a revolving door, 4th time is a charm, probably not..Fact 5; the HR department is huge. Fact #6 If you believe this company is disrupting a 900 Trillion industry, you are right, EQ is scamming thousands of insurance agents and millions of insurance buyers. And those online ads...

    Advice to Management

    Hire a consulting firm and pay them a lot

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Analytical but serious flaws"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Committed to data driven decision making
    Rapid growth in responsibilities
    Care about employees
    Good work/life balance
    Smart, fun employees
    Results focused

    Cons

    Management inexperience at all levels
    Mission is just words
    Embarrassing consumer experience
    No real strategy

    Advice to Management

    Take a hard look in the mirror
    Create a mission and commit to it
    Prioritize consumer experience even when painful


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Fun, Fast-Paced Environment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Co-workers - Typical young, tech company, employees typically hang out outside of work. Everyone is friendly and eager to help with issues
    Great Benefits - Health and dental 100% paid for by company, Great 401K with matching, Commuter benefits subsidized parking or free T pass.
    Fun Culture - lots sponsored of events for employees to attend outside of work
    Lots of Free Food - Free lunch once a week, free snacks in office, beer and coffee on tap
    Great Location - Right near Kendall and Central
    Great Work Life Balance and interesting work.

    Cons

    Young management team - Typical of all relatively new tech companies where things are moving fast and people are promoted really young. This is being fixed; in the last few months there have been a bunch of senior people hired and I am excited to see where they can make an impact

    Advice to Management

    Continue to hire bright senior people


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good culture"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quantitative Product Analyst in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Quantitative Product Analyst in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of very young people and very collaborative culture

    Cons

    Pay is not very competitive. Some of the young managers need to work on their management styles.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great experience but very stressful"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales
    Current Employee - Inside Sales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    From a development perspective this place has great training. Sometimes it's irrelevant but its good overall for general knowledge. They also have opportunities to go to conferences which is great for experience and beefing up your resume. There is room for strategic attacks.

    Cons

    They set the expectation that goals would adjust in 2018. There was too much movement in my opinion. Things are more transparent now then ever but thats not saying a whole lot because it was terrible before.

    Advice to Management

    Things are moving in the right direction. I'd rethink raising the goal as often as you did in 2018. Also, everything that is consumer facing is brutal.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Yaay free snacks! Wait.."

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    • Career Opportunities
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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well stocked kitchen, matching 401k, paid benefits.

    Cons

    Where to start. The above Pro's are nice, however not worth it..
    -Hardly any incentive/commission for performance
    -Zero organization from sales management up to VP leadership
    -Mishandling of sales targets and goals/quotas that change from quarter to quarter
    -Treated like a child, leaving little room for "life" to occur
    -Zero culture

    Reps are trained to pitch "we spend 10 million marketing $'s every month on google" to benefit the Insurance Agent but the marketing spend is never there and the product isn't very good for the agent.

    Find another entry level sales position

    Advice to Management

    Show some poise, your behavior and emotions trickle down hill. Treat folks like adults and with respect; your employees will have pride for their work.

  8. Helpful (8)

    "Stay away"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    unlimited pto
    decent pay
    401k match is alright

    Cons

    Priorities shift way too much to the point where you're left wondering what the point of the company is.
    No structure or career development
    Not transparent.
    Always trying to put out fires rather than advancing and solving problems.
    Managers are too young and are inexperienced.

    EverQuote Response

    Dec 10, 2018 – Director of Talent Acquisition

    I'm very sorry you felt this way about your time at EverQuote. Your feedback is not at all aligned with the experience we try to cultivate here. We would love to hear from you so we can take your... More


  9. "I learn as I go and I’m advancing daily"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    To have the experience and move to greater endeavors!

    Cons

    At times there’s no stability.


  10. Helpful (9)

    "Account Executive"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at EverQuote full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are good. Flexible in working from home if you work hard.

    Cons

    Sales goals change often, upper management commits to helping but they don't help at all. When they make changes, there is no beta-testing period, no cohesive roll out plan. It all falls on the shoulders of the ISR's and managers.

    Low morale all the time. It is never addressed in an appropriate and professional way. In fact, it is being ignored and kept under wraps all the time. Even when questions are asked during public meetings like an agency jam, they intentionally ignore the questions.

    As a result of recent changes, taking a week long vacation is now a decision between being paid adequately and having time to rest with family.

    +90% of all sales are outbound sales activity. BDR program is awful. It all falls on the ISR to maintain sales. Managers typically don't help either but some do.

    No adequate training, coaching or ongoing support from managers. Some managers do no adequate work and pretend to work during company hours. No help on improvements or ongoing support to find more sales. Verbal promises made but not kept. Bonding and rapport has not been adequately pursed during difficult periods.

    Lack of professionalism across the board. Company needs new leadership but refuses to listen to employees.

    Advice to Management

    Listen better to employees, address low morale. Greater accountability to managers.

    EverQuote Response

    Dec 10, 2018 – Director of Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your comments and I'm sorry to hear that you do not feel positively about your experience. We support an environment that is collaborative and transparent, encouraging feedback to... More