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Updated May 31, 2021

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EverQuote Chief Executive Officer Jayme Mendal
Jayme Mendal
6 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work life balance, great benefits(in 13 reviews)

  • "Committed to data driven decision making(in 9 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "With the rate at which the company's growing, it has very typical growing pains(in 7 reviews)

  • "fast growing company(in 4 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      current employee

      May 31, 2021 - Senior Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great benefits, great management, great culture

      Cons

      there are no cons for working here

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    2. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Upper Management Is a Hot Mess

      May 24, 2021 - Senior Quantitative Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Flexible PTO - Ability to WFH - Cool Resource Groups

      Cons

      EverQuote says it has the mission of being an insurance marketplace that makes finding insurance accessible for everyone, but in reality it's only one big shady lead gen that values profit over people. Once a company employs hundreds of employees all over the world, it can no longer call itself a start up and continue to use that as an excuse for disorganization and wishy washy upper management. Level one / two employees have a lot of ownership and responsibility, yes, but all have unclear guidelines of how to succeed in their role and what the team's overarching goals are, leading to a lot of frustration and burnout. Lots of people have been leaving the company recently due to large workloads and very little support from management. You can only get promoted after doing the job that you want for an indefinite amount of time, since you need to "prove to upper management" that you can do the job before you actually get the job (or get paid for doing that job), and it just serves to create unmotivated employees who jump to other companies that will pay and promote them for doing a good job.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Pros

      Overall - Full of smart, kind, fun people. The whole company is ambitious, but the people work with each other, no backstabbing or politics or anything. Great perks. It's a strong team with strong values and hearts in the right place. There are always a few challenges along the way, but EQ generally does a good job with them. There is a high standard for quality people, and they love investing in peoples' growth. Per the headline, if you don't mind annoying most of your end users to help a small few buy insurance, then you should very seriously consider applying at this company. If, like me, and that bothers you... I don't know, weigh the pros and cons. Do some volunteer work on the side to balance your karma or something. You'll definitely be able to afford some charitable donations. Leadership - I really have nothing except glowing things to say about Jayme. Fantastic guy, great speaker, excellent values, and boy does he know how to run a company. He is the definition of leading by example. Work - The work itself is actually quite good. Lots of interesting and challenging problems to tackle. Pacing is fast enough to stay exciting without (usually) becoming overwhelming. DEI - There are tons and tons of resources for under-represented groups. People Ops is also really cool about bringing in impressive and interesting business leaders as speakers, often women and / or people of color. The US has had a TON of systemic prejudice and oppression exposed recently and it's been a very painful time for a lot of people - and while it's not necessarily a business's place to try and make their employees lives easier or better, EQ has gone beyond the call of duty to help give women, POCs, and other minorities support networks and platforms to speak. Food and Drink - Once upon a time... this was a huge perk. It will be again, I'm sure. Tons of free food, infinite coffee, and beer on tap. And the unlimited lobster at the annual summer outing... yum.

      Cons

      Product - I still would not allow friends or family to go through the EQ consumer experience (submitting a "quote request"). They're going to get lots of phone calls. Don't get me wrong - that's exactly what some people are looking for. If you want to buy insurance *now*, it works really well. Like, really well. But getting lots of phone calls is a high profile, relatable concern in the US right now, and I don't want my friends / family to look at me like I'm part of the problem. Leadership is well aware of this and badly wants to improve upon it, but the fact remains. Culture - Dissenting with senior leadership can be difficult, controversial, or even career limiting. It's not uncommon to get a cold, hard-eyed look that all but says "are you stupid?" - Culture used to be fun and familial, but something changed during the pandemic. Hard to pin down. Might almost say that there's just *less* culture. - Leadership pushes hard on a culture of praise, praise, praise... but half the time they're praising stuff just to praise stuff, so it comes off as a bit... empty and like they don't *really* know what you did to deserve praise. It's hard to complain about getting praise... but yeah, tone it down. Save it for when it's more deserved and it will feel more genuine. - EQ has always had kind of a cool kids in-crowd, and that problem has definitely worsened in the pandemic. There are about 30ish people who generally chit chat on company calls. Everyone else sits quietly, camera off, feeling like an outsider in their own company. DEI - Leadership has said they've been investing, but right now 11/15 people reporting to the CEO are white men.

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    4. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Young and immature organization lacking in quality management, culture and imagination.

      Mar 31, 2021 - Sales Management in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Outside of the expected benefits of a Boston tech "startup", EQ provides mediocre health insurance and stock options (you should look up the stock) as well as a mediocre/low 401K match which will be bested elsewhere. Unlimited PTO and sick leave is nice bait, but expect it to be scrutinized and monitored very closely by management. Wooburn office is convenient off the highway and is above a steak place.

      Cons

      As a small market cap public org, all decisions are made based on how Wall Street will value the stock tomorrow rather than working to grow and build a better company and product for the future. Your benefits are tied to this stock, which is extremely volatile. Much of the staff has been rapidly promoted internally and lacks expertise in their field, is close-minded, un-imaginative, and is generally unprofessional. Product rollouts are abrupt and lack adequate research and development and technical development leading to rapid customer turnover. Training and onboarding is lackluster and disorganized at best, attrition is a regular occurrence. At its core, EQ collects and sells individuals personal information, they have a 1.7/5 star rating on Google and a 2/5 star rating from the Better Business Bureau.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      eq

      May 20, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good place, good people, good times

      Cons

      there are certain people that really hinder the environment

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Benefits!

      May 11, 2021 - Account Executive in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great work environment and people

      Cons

      Opportunity to grow was not the greatest

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work

      Apr 8, 2021 - Business Development Representative in Cambridge, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Supportive and dedicated management. -Flexible work schedule. -Company cares about its people.

      Cons

      -Job can be difficult at times.

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    8. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Unprofessional management, lack of transparency

      Apr 9, 2021 - Agency Sales in Cambridge, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Unlimited PTO, free health insurance, 40 1 K, stock options (but they do not fully vest for 4 years)

      Cons

      Unprofessional managements, favoritism is given to those who brown nose. no transparency in promotions, no culture, no diversity in hiring,

      1 person found this review helpful
    9. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great place to work

      Feb 22, 2021 - Chief of Staff in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Working along side the best and brightest

      Cons

      work-life balance in the executive assistant role was poor.

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    10. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Used to be exciting, but now is transforming into a generic corporate IT culture

      Mar 22, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - Remote work options - The company goes above and beyond to ensure Diversity and Inclusion

      Cons

      - Company Culture degrading into "Office Space" clone - Little advancement opportunities - Offshoring engineering to Northern Ireland

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