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Main Sail Reviews

Updated September 27, 2017
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  1. "Good Company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Main Sail full-time

    Pros

    Have known the partners for quite a long time. They really care for their employees and treat them like family. Benefits are awesome.

    Cons

    Really, none that I can think of.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Low end Temp employer"

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    Former Contractor - Independent Contractor in Mechanicsburg, PA
    Former Contractor - Independent Contractor in Mechanicsburg, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Main Sail as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    The majority of people working at Main Sail are contractors and not full-time employees. Main Sail works with Tech customers that need staff augmentation.

    Cons

    Contractors working under Main Sail are not treated well at all. Pressure to accept low rates to start, then even lower rates after the initial contract term is common practice. HR staff botched project on-boarding which caused significant inefficiency. Poor project planning constantly leads to ebbs and flows in hiring and termination cycles - this is not an environment for long term opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Don't pretend that being a minority or veteran owned company is more than a marketing tool, unless you are going to live up to the honor that claim comes with.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "employed"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Main Sail full-time

    Pros

    I was doing what I love.

    Cons

    The company did not stand by their word


  4. Helpful (1)

    "A great small, experienced company"

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    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The work/life balance and co-workers are great
    Management is experienced and transparent
    Fair wages and very good benefits
    Approachable, kind management

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for growth and training

    Advice to Management

    Provide more training opportunities for employees


  5. Helpful (3)

    "unprofessional and cheap"

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    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Main Sail full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Supposedly will pay overtime (but you'll be lucky to get)

    Cons

    Can't get benefit information. They drop you immediately if there is no immediate work. Unprofessional and cheap. They treat contractors better than employees, so why be an employee??

    Advice to Management

    We'd like to be able to vacation in Paris too. When you promise to call, you should call. And at least return phone calls.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Management
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As a remote employee but lots of flexibility. I had no problems staying connected with peers and managers

    Cons

    None - great peers and managers to work with

    Advice to Management

    No advice to offer


  7. "Wonderful culture and people with good benefits"

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    Former Contractor - Specialist in Cleveland, OH
    Former Contractor - Specialist in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Main Sail as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly employees and managers, good benefits, competitive environment, fun company culture. Always felt cared about by management and was always happy to come into the office.

    Cons

    Smaller office environment, and for some positions, commission is large part of income.

  8. "Love my job and the people I work with."

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    Current Employee - Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great work environment, work hard and play hard. Plenty of personal time available as long as the work gets done. The partners who manage the company are really fair and work hard along side the basic folks. Very generous bonus when times are good. So many people there have worked together for years and years it is like a family. Easy to fit in as a new person. Very focused on customer service.

    Cons

    They bring in lunch a lot for the team and there is some pressure to stick around vs going out. People work on weekends.

    Advice to Management

    We dont need to document every process !