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Everbrite Reviews

Updated July 18, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging but exciting ... For the right person"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Greenfield, WI
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Greenfield, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced work environment, home grown systems, collaboration is encouraged. Great co-workers always looking to help.

    Cons

    Shifting priorities can be challenging to follow and executive leadership changes create uncertainty. Some bad apples bring down teams as a whole.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people who are energetic, outgoing, and organized. Our people from retail backgrounds seem to handle the pressures well.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Account/Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Greenfield, WI
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Greenfield, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Peers are fun to work with and the work is always new and interesting. You will work with many different departments, stakeholders, and people.

    Cons

    No chance for vertical or horizontal advancement. You are rewarded for hard work and achievement by getting more work (often taken from poorer employees and given to "strong players"). Small raises and bonus' given (bonus' average getting one every 2 or 3 years and can often be less than $100). Chances are good that you will be smarter, more knowledgeable, and a better employee than your boss.

    Advice to Management

    Management is despised by everyone and you all know it; maybe try to be less vulnerable to all of your employees quitting by becoming a person and not conceded, bottom-line at all cost witches.

  3. "Great People, Poor incentive!"

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Buena Vista, VA
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Buena Vista, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Everbrite (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The management has great small town traditional values, so they care about each and everyone of their employees. They never try to fire anyone and always try to work with an employee having difficulties! They want to cross train employees to increase their skills and make them more valuable.

    Cons

    Upward mobility is limited, even though they prefer to self promote. The management style is a complete shop mentality, Set hours, Begin at bell, Brake at bell, Lunch at bell. Work is simple and boring. After a month you will be bored if you have any sort of thirst for a challenge.

    The system they use to track individual productivity is flawed and very easy to manipulate. This results in encouraging engineers to skip the big time consuming task and complete the small simple task first. Basically if you get 5 small projects and 1 big task, you take the easy ones first and keep putting off the big one to keep your average turn around time low. This is even true when projects have been deemed HIGH Importance. Its all about the turn around time.

    They also believe that each project can have a cost reduction. They try to implement lien engineering but have management that does not understand engineering. They think that the released version of anything is the first idea that pops into your head, when in reality it is probably the 5th version. With cost savings being a part of your review, engineers are encouraged to over engineer something just to simplify it later and create cost savings.

    Advice to Management

    Re think your employee review process. It is costing you money. You also need a new way to incentivize employees to care more.


  4. "Pays the bills"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenfield, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenfield, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Everbrite full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are good, compensation pays the bills, decent amount of paid holidays.

    Cons

    Employee moral is very low. Pay isn't great, but gets bills paid

    Advice to Management

    Engage more with the employees. They deal with the customers daily and probably are more in tune with their needs


  5. Helpful (7)

    "Avoid at all cost, destroyed my heath physically and mentally!"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Greenfield, WI
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Greenfield, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Everbrite full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Great experience to see what a bad business is run like.
    -Management not good at their jobs, which makes slacking off allowed.

    Cons

    -No Leadership.
    -Low pay for amount of work required.
    -Workload unrealistic.
    -Management doesn't care and wont help.
    -Company on downward spiral as they continue to lose customers.
    -Main Owner dislikes the staff, keeps money for self, doesn't invest into company.
    -Family that owns Everbrite uses as a cash cow.
    -Multiple employees had to go on anti-depressants due to workload

    Advice to Management

    Purge all of management, promote from within, and try and save the company.
    I doubt this will happen, I see Everbrite going under in next 5-10 years.


  6. "AM"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Everbrite full-time

    Pros

    The company always makes payroll

    Cons

    This is a challenging manufacturing environment


  7. "Don't do it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Everbrite full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good 401k employer match. Advancement opportunities only if you are a woman.

    Cons

    Low employee morale, terrible management, high CEO turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Raze the place.

  8. "Not what they once were"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Everbrite full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people are amazing. There is a sense of comradery that does not exist every where.

    Cons

    High turnover, benefit cost to employees. The company is not what it once was. Lack of trust with employees.


  9. "DEAD END. NO FUTURE."

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Pardeeville, WI
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Pardeeville, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you want to hang around, go nowhere, and collect a check, you can do that.

    Cons

    Lesser qualified people ahead of you will block any chance of moving forward. The company is run with a skeleton crew. Managers run around like chickens with their heads cut off. No money is reinvested into the company, even for marketing. If you want a career and to advance, it won't happen here.

    Advice to Management

    Challenge and reward are important to employees. No one wants to be dead-ended beneath someone unqualified for their job.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Stay Away Project management work for customer service pay"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Greenfield, WI
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Greenfield, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people that you work with.

    Cons

    I asked for help on accounts because the workload was too much for one person to handle. Management responded by telling me that I could handle it, and proceeded to give me two more accounts.
    Majority of the day is spent in fighting with manufacturing and other departments, because no one wants to accept blame for mistakes made. Customers suffer because the bottom line is the only thing that matters to the company.

    I spent 3.5 years with the company and never once met the owners.
    Management does a poor job in communicating with employees. They do an excellent job of segmenting the work force into teams, and encouraging in fighting among departments.

    Management runs sites daily, and frequently has their door closed when employees need help. I asked to interview for a vacant management position, and was told that once it was made available they would let me know. They then hired someone from the outside.

    "Raises" as they are called are less than 3% a year. 3% is the max you can get but you are frequently told it is IMPOSSIBLE to get to 3%. Was told by upper management that the job is project management, but classified as customer service to pay employees less.

    Advice to Management

    PAY YOUR EMPLOYEES!!!!!! Especially employees who have been there for a few years.
    Hire managers who actually know how to manage people, not former AM's who are good at their job.


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