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Exa Corporation Reviews

Updated January 2, 2017
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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Application Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Brisbane, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Brisbane, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Creative works, Nice working balance, high technology, powerful super computer.

    Cons

    Not very high pay at Bay Area,

    Advice to Management

    Nice Manager


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Keep looking for a different company..."

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

    Pros

    They paid me well during the time I was there.
    Benefits were good.

    Cons

    Very expensive product that cannot do what their competitors are doing at 10% of the cost.
    Company has been jacked up by the venture capitalists and current owners to prop up the stock price. They can never succeed at this point in this mature market place.
    Doomed to be a niche player forever.

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Application Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    interesting work, knowledgeable colleagues, good product.

    Cons

    Micromanagement, Condescending sr management, Zero vision - Barely make ends meet and end up living the struggle, Archaic hardware and software tools, Very Conservative mind set of the management, Unreal expectations and software development team that is headstrong and unpractical.

    Advice to Management

    Grow UP!..Have an open mind.


  4. "Professional Goal oriented company..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Recruiting Administrator in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Recruiting Administrator in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Exa Corporation part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I love the fact that most of the employees here have longevity and that speaks volume about a company. I haven't been here very long, but have met very enthusiastic people and I look forward to growing with Exa.

    Cons

    I am working in a department that has been lacking a little TLC. But for the most part I really haven't seen many cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on track and don't lose sight of where we are headed as a GREAT company.


  5. "Incredible company and amazing co-workers..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Exa Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    As a new employee I can say I feel nothing but lucky to be a part of Exa. From my hiring manager, to the CEO, all the way to my co-workers are nothing short of incredible. The employees at Exa are passionate about their work and very much committed to the organization. Exa also has a great benefit package.

    Cons

    Nothing but good people and processes thus far.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  6. "Best company I have worked for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of QA in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Director of QA in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Exa Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Exa has the perfect balance of being not too small to worry about where the money for the next paycheck is going to come and not too big that you feel like a tiny cog in a Giant wheel. Everyone is so engaged in the success of the company and we have so much fun working on real-life problems.

    Cons

    None that I can think of. Very few people leave the company. There is such a large number of people that have left and have come back. What could be a better testament?

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Good colleagues and but no career growth"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Burlington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    interesting technology to work on.

    Cons

    No career growth, managment set in their ways, not open to new ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people with respect.

  8. Helpful (9)

    "Overrated company with lackluster Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Cfd Software Engineer in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Cfd Software Engineer in Burlington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1.You have a job.
    2. Housed in nice building

    Cons

    1. Micromanagement. I was a CFD programming engineer. My manager would put me down because I left too much empty space between lines of code...I am not kidding. I was reduced to a typing clerk, instead of a programmer.
    2. My Manager openly would discuss and bad mouth other employees thinking that others can't hear him=> no respect or courtesy for employees.
    3. Low pay, to the management you are fodder or a donkey
    4. No promotions, promotions are proportional to your closeness to the managers.

    who cares about coffee or free pop?


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Application Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Exa Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Flex time and free coffee
    - I got another job.

    Cons

    Low salary
    No career growth
    Low respect for employees
    Very low business ethic
    micro management

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so arrogant and read a book on management


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Micro-management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Burlington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice workplace
    Free pop, coffee
    Not much really

    Cons

    Micro-management
    Sadist Managers
    Minimal salaries
    No bonus
    No career growth


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