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Updated March 11, 2017
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  • Work/Life Balance sucks in Pune Office (in 2 reviews)

  • Middle Management and few Senior Management people are not open to ideas (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Xpanxion part-time

    Pros

    Excellent work environment, very helpfull with improving skills in the workplace

    Cons

    Project turn around rates, or cancelations.


  2. "Solid training and growth with good work/life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a lot of focus on training and achieving certifications. There isn't always a lot of bench time to train but if you're self-motivated there is a solid career training path since Xpanxion meets you halfway. The rural teams in Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado and Kansas are a good way to enter the company as a tester or SDET and get exposed to good technologies like DevOps, Docker etc.
    It does sort of matter what projects you wind up on but being good and self-motivated is a big asset here.
    You need to work hard, be smart and do the right thing by the customer (like everywhere) but it's not a sweatshop.

    Cons

    If you get assigned to a weak project you might get stuck there since there is a lot of incentive to keep trained people in place.


  3. "Consulting company with good opportunities for personal growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Professional development encouraged, continually-evolving training program, location is convenient for commute, game room, kitchenette. If your interests change, you can potentially move to a different project or client.

    Cons

    Limited sidewalks, as area is in newer development. Only a couple restaurants within walking distance. Mostly cubes, only a few private offices (however, huddle rooms and conference rooms are usually available).

    Advice to Management

    Continue developing the training program, make sure everyone is aware of the career paths available to them, as well as the plan to get there


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  5. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Software Design Engineer In Test in Manhattan, KS
    Current Employee - Software Design Engineer In Test in Manhattan, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Xpanxion (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Large variety of projects to work on. Company as a whole is doing great financially.

    Cons

    May or may not be a con, but a large part of the workforce is offshore in India, so the company may have a negative stigma attached.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Experience varies by project, overall Meh"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Fort Collins, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    1. The employees and fellow devs were nice
    2. The project I was on was decent for a good stretch of time.
    3. 22 days of vacation (with a caveat)
    4. Pretty fun environment... if you were part of a clique
    5. Experience varies based on your personality.

    Cons

    1. Management is pretty clueless. One director was barely 5 years out of college.
    2. No matching 401k, benefits are abysmal.
    3. If your project sucks, well that's too bad. There's not much you can do about it.
    4. Management refuses to get good equipment for devs.
    5. Too much focus on culture...ugh nobody CARES.
    6. Bait and switch tactics -- many people leave because of this
    7. Absolutely don't care about retaining engineering talent
    8. You can only take 5 days off at a time. Completely ridiculous. Getting approved for more requires AVP approval. Give me a break.

    Advice to Management

    1. First things first, get some real dev projects if you want to do dev work.
    2. Learn how to appreciate employees. Here's a quick primer; Things employees DONT CARE ABOUT: free lunch every 2 weeks, happy hour, ping pong, video games. Here are things employees DO CARE ABOUT: Flex time, ability to work from home, a quiet working space, good projects, high quality equipment, 401k matching, good benefits, SALARY.
    3. Purge middle management and get rid of directors and managers who don't know what's going on.
    4. And for Christ's sake, stop playing your stupid music over the loud speakers.


  7. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Xpanxion (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility, atmosphere, culture, people, dress code

    Cons

    At times, there may be some miscommunication


  8. "Great People, Iffy Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The people here are amazing. The schedule is flexible, which is really nice. Pay is much better than my last job and great vacation. No matching 401k.

    Cons

    Too much focus on automation and not on development. If you are primarily a developer, make sure you understand what automation is before you start, at the risk of getting bored.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to keep your developers you will need to provide more interesting work for them than automation. Keep hiring the people you do, the people are great.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Nice to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Xpanxion (More than a year)

    Pros

    1. Good Company to work.
    2. Nice Salary.
    3. Good work culture.
    4. Good Projects.

    Cons

    Few of the senior managers take your behavior personally.

    Advice to Management

    Do not take every thing personally. Its professional world


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Meh"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Ames, IA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Ames, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, friendly coworkers, low stress.

    Cons

    Very low pay, work wasn't every interesting.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Not worth it."

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

    Pros

    The CEO, Paul really had his heart in the right place when the company was created. In office culture was fun and everyone worked to get what they needed to do done. We were encouraged to get involved.

    Cons

    Upper management really did not care at all about the individual employees or offices. They didn't contact you unless something went wrong and the organization as a whole was terrible. I feel like the staff also drank everyday to make themselves feel better. Often times they would lure employees away from other jobs and then let them go as soon as their project was finished.

    Advice to Management

    Don't spend so much time worrying about the bottom dollar and do more to ensure longevity of your employees. You lost a lot of people in a short period of time because it was not worth fighting for them.



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