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Excelacom Reviews

Updated May 2, 2018
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Excelacom CEO Majid Naderkhani
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Pros
  • "The individuals and managers you work with are generally good people" (in 3 reviews)

  • "Great place to network since you meet so many people from different companies" (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "No 401k match, no opportunities for advancement and no incoming work" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Work life balance isn't the best" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great opportunities for consultants"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Excelacom full-time

    Pros

    Manager level staff have great responsibilities. They are expected to generate new business and maintain client relationships. Compared to larger consulting companies, much more opportunity to move up as a Manager.

    Cons

    Some staff without consulting experience do not always grasp the expectations of consulting.

    Advice to Management

    Focus future experienced hiring on people with consulting experience so they can help mentor junior staff who may not be aware of what it's like to work in consulting.


  2. "Poorly Managed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Straight Hierarchy
    - Good Experiemce

    Cons

    - Salary is NOT Market standard
    - NO 401K Match

  3. "Moving in the right direction"

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

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

    Pros

    Interesting and challenging work with exciting clients. I like the people. Also building some interesting new technology.

    Cons

    Nothing big so far, maybe more collaboration between teams.

    Advice to Management

    Company seem to be fixing the cons, making the right kind of improvements and investments. Keep going!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good people, poorly managed."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - The people were great, and admittedly the only reason I stayed as long as I did.
    - The pay was good for undergrad right out of college.
    - Health, vision, and dental benefits

    Cons

    - Many employees are underpaid considering the industry/other available opportunities
    - There is practically no communication from upper management (regarding people leaving company, new hires, performance reviews, general company updates, etc.)
    - New hire training is lacking
    - Advancement training for established employees is the individuals responsibility
    - SORELY struggling to secure client opportunities
    - Bonus/raises seem to be based on company performance, not individuals
    - "Trial by fire" learning/project approach
    - No 401k match

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more with your employees; support training of current employees to make them more marketable; go back to focusing on client relationships; look into 401k match;


  5. "Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flat organization
    Start up feel, new strategy and structure

    Cons

    Communication from the top down needs to improve but it's moving in the right direction
    More exposure to the what/who/when is going on with other projects
    More collaboration between teams


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Run for your life"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A small group of co-workers who became very good friends

    Cons

    I was hired fresh out of college made to believe that I would be given the opportunity to work on multiple different projects, learn a lot and be given opportunities to grow. In a year and a half, none of those things happened. This is absolutely NOT the place you want to work if you're just beginning your career (or even if you're not) and aspire to do anything worthwhile, unless you enjoy doing mindless busy work. With the exception of a handful of managers, upper management will not invest any time or effort into training you, nor will they even point you in the right direction to do it yourself. The lack of communication top down is embarrassing as it doesn't even exist. If you're even fairly compensated for all your efforts throughout the year, don't expect to see a single penny until halfway through the next year. This place is going down and will only take you down with it. Run away as fast as you can.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees more, without them you have nothing. Learn to communicate and trust the people you hired -- otherwise why did you hire them.


  7. Helpful (8)

    "Choose Another Company"

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

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

    Pros

    They pay well; mainly because there is no compensation plan, career path or reasonable pay scale in place. Health Insurance options are decent, but expensive.

    Cons

    Employees are undervalued and overworked. There is no appreciation from management, company culture is a joke and employee morale is extremely low. The most unorganized consulting company ive worked for. No additional benefit perks outside of typical health insurance and NO 401K MATCH.

    Advice to Management

    Start appreciating employees and most importantly, train the managers. Provide them with leadership and coaching courses (outside of online videos and info sessions) that can grow their management skills to positively impact the rest of the company

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company to get a start after college"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    1. Does not have 401K Matching.
    2. Low salary compared to other companies in the industry


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Business Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Phila, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are incredible. Everyone is intelligent, helpful, and genuine. HR is friendly and management is supportive. If you like learning and learning quickly, I would recommend giving Excelacom a shot.

    Cons

    Management is often spread then, and assets on the bench can be underutilized. If you're looking to travel frequently, this may not be the right fit for you.

    Advice to Management

    Develop more defined career paths and pursue opportunities outside of telecom to help keep top talent.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Technical Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good health care, has 401 k plan,

    Cons

    I can't think of any


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