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Exponential-e Employee Reviews about "career progression"

Updated May 31, 2019

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Lee Wade
76 Ratings
Pros
  • "discounted gym membership and the company pays for fun social events all year round(in 8 reviews)

  • "Exponential-e gives people the opportunity to be a part of an incredible journey(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Zero career progression, probably 2 people who have gone from channel sales to a manger (or any other role), in the last 10 years(in 5 reviews)

  • "Questionable hiring decisions pushed by HR & senior management(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Don't Join Sales...!"

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    Current Employee - Sales in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Exponential-e full-time

    Pros

    - Free coffee. - Couple of fun social events. - Good location for pubs and train stations.

    Cons

    - Very few good managers - Lie at interview stage to get you to join then nothing from the interview comes to fruition - Bullying, talked down to and shouted at. -20% Of sales force hit target each month. - No Flexible working unless you are way over your impossible target. - No dress down on Friday, unless you are way over your impossible target. (suit and tie everyday) - Have to stay until 7PM on Month end...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop getting Shareholders/Longstanding employees to write reviews instead of addressing the problems. Tell people at interview stage how many people have stayed in channel sales since joining in the last 2 years. Tell people at interview stage how many people hit target regularly. Allow flexible working and smart casual dress, it's not Wall Street in 1985.

    Exponential-e2019-03-07
  2. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Exponential-e full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Have worked at Exponential-e for ten years in which time it has increased in size from around 100 employees to nearly 450 employees whilst experiencing significant double-digit growth year on year, something unheard of elsewhere in its sector. The CEO, MD and other directors provide, and inspire, huge amounts of personal loyalty; they are approachable and willing to listen and take on board your views and advice. Opinions...

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    Cons

    There can still be a "sell anything to anyone" attitude amongst certain salespeople which takes up time and resource amongst support functions which is not proportionate to the deal value.

    Advice to Management

    Have all relevant resources reporting into the relevant director (i.e. sales people into sales director). This helps support functions by having a single point of resolution for competing demands.

    Exponential-e2019-01-16
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Don't work here if you want career progression and life/work balance"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Exponential-e full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice colleagues, own coffee place

    Cons

    Lack of automation in processes, no career progression, bad management and enterprise organisation. Very hierarchical. No work flexibility at all. Network is the main product and they don't value the effort of employees working in other areas.

    Advice to Management

    The live NPS encore rating isn't the highest innovation, there are people doing other amazing applications and features that aren't as appreciated as this for the CEO.

    Exponential-e2019-01-12
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Wouldn't recommend, too many cons"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Exponential-e full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company has some great people, provides industry leading services with excellent service quality, has a passionate CEO and great financial stability.

    Cons

    - experiencing growth problems - directors do not have experience managing a company of this size (lots of micro-management) - lots of internal politics - at times there's a toxic culture - too many processes (I'm sure there are processes about processes) - some inexperienced and borderline unethical managers (not all, some) - very old school 80s business management mentality (i.e. no trust in employees and no flexibility)...

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    Advice to Management

    Bring the company culture to the 21st century to attract better young talent Create a more pleasant and motivating working environment Seek advise from external consultants

    Exponential-e2018-10-15
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Working here"

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    Current Employee - Itil Service Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Exponential-e full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The people are friendly . The company is expanding fast so plenty of career progression opportunities.

    Cons

    The company is expanding fast.

    Exponential-e2017-10-18
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Great for long term association"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Exponential-e full-time

    Pros

    Company has good values and internal processes. It is a trusting and refreshing environment to work in.

    Cons

    The company is fairly small in size and internal career progression opportunities can be very limited.

    Advice to Management

    Great job so far. Salary framework and incentive structure is in need of review

    Exponential-e2017-05-04
  7. Helpful (5)

    "More challenging than it need be. Could be so much more."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lewisham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Exponential-e full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people. Very helpful. Some talented very talented people here. Excellent products and support infrastructure. Great environment and decent benefits for all. I have enjoyed attending excellent work social events over the years as the business is very inclusive.

    Cons

    No real direction given. Scared leadership that have been under immense pressure for months. All about the money coming in and business closed. Ambition is on a Monthly basis. No career progression. One person promoted in sales and support in 2 years and a revolving door / high people churn doesn't help. Good company to work for if you can avoid being in sales. If it's a sales...

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    Advice to Management

    Communicate more. Have a communicable executable plan for sales and delivery.

    Exponential-e2016-10-07
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company driving unbelievable growth every year"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Exponential-e

    Pros

    Has its own Business Training Academy Now has its own Management Training Programme Stays ahead of the competition with its Applied Innovation model Has built a career progression culture around Meritocracy

    Cons

    Has too many processes which could be automated Should now take the success of their unique Cloud-Network model to expand internationally

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you have been doing for the last 13 years! You have built a great company driving new innovations year-on-year organically. None of your competitors can demonstrate this sustained pattern of growth

    Exponential-e2016-05-23
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