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  1. "Great Place t o Learn and Grow"

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

    I have been working at d.e.Foxx & Associates full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - The company truly invests in their employees, effectively creating a low turnover rate at DEF headquarters.
    - There is a "Fresh Out" Program for recent graduates which I've found extremely helpful.
    - Competitive starting salaries, especially for recent grads.
    - Atmosphere is both friendly and professional. I've had a lot of questions that are usually always met with enthusiastic explanations.
    - The CEO is patient and understanding, while still requiring high quality and timely results.
    - This is my first position in business and I've been pleasantly surprised at the drive to maintain integrity from the executive level.

    Cons

    Nothing other than a lot of moving around due to temporary building changes.

    Advice to Management

    Keep invested in recent graduates and stay open to innovative ideas and projects.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good learning for entry level, no growth, no one should spend more than 1 to 2 year if you are smart."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at d.e.Foxx & Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Since everyone is working with multiple responsibility, you learn a lot. There is no other pros. They do H1B but you have to follow up a lot. Don't expect GC even if they say yes.

    Cons

    Pay is horrible
    Benefits are horrendous
    Management is poor
    No growth opportunity
    Poor work life balance
    No care for employees

    Advice to Management

    They need to learn how to keep employees happy


  3. Helpful (1)

    "d.e foxx and associates"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I have a lot on plate, which is a good for me because I want the experience early in my career. I wear a few hats which increases my knowledge of my job and the company.

    Cons

    Initiatives for change are not typically supported by upper management due to old business thinking.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Outdated and Unorganized"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at d.e.Foxx & Associates full-time

    Pros

    You get a measly paycheck thats all but gone after you pay for the ridiculous benefit package they offer.

    Cons

    Everyone is overworked and under paid. Too many people concerned with how they look to upper management instead of getting the job done. No raises. If you don't get it in writing, it never happened!

    Advice to Management

    TAKE CARE OF YOUR EMPLOYEES! Spend some time at the office and reconnect with your company.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Worst company to work for."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nothing that I can think of.

    Cons

    This is one of the worst companies to work for. This is a company that has no value and treats employees like slaves. Production workers' health insurance policy is a scam. They do not provide proper insurance plans. They have no benefits. They have no proper training plan. P&G has been fooled by this organization. Overall, it is not an organization at all - lets call it a public zoo. A company with no values is no company at all. Join this company at your own risk.

    Advice to Management

    Management sucks. No one has the courage to make a change. Start treating employees as employees.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Run Away"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at d.e.Foxx & Associates full-time

    Pros

    Site culture depends on the site you are placed at.

    Cons

    Well where should I start from
    - They lie to you about your raise
    - Below average salary as compared to the amount of work
    - After a while they will ask you to do the same redundant work
    - They would ask you to spend all your time on a project and then would say no to invest. It's a nasty circle
    -No 401 K
    - Two weeks of paid leave that too cannot be rolled over.
    - Low medical benefits
    - Pathetic reimbursement policies, They ask you to pay first from your own pocket for every company travel and then sometimes it takes several months to reimburse you.
    - Don't get into their trap of mentioning they have big plans for you.
    Career opportunities
    - They can raise you to another title in three years but you will be basically doing the same thing with the same salary

    Advice to Management

    Don't just think about yourself think about your employees also. Start focusing on few important things rather than lots of non important things.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Stay away. Far, far away."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Promotion in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Business Promotion in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at d.e.Foxx & Associates full-time

    Pros

    Employees gain exposure to many different levels of responsibility because of the small size of the organization and the very small staff.

    Cons

    Being a small company with big aspirations, d.e. Foxx offers lots of promise with very little support to back up their claims, promises to clients and career progression for employees. This company is moderately successful despite poor management and organization structure. What essentially keeps them going is their connection to a Cincinnati-based consumer goods giant who spoon feeds them work based on Foxx and it's satellite companies (Versatex, Validex, XLC Services, Foxx Construction, Xerve) being MBE owned.

    There is no performance management system, therefore no formal structure for obtaining feedback on job performance and little opportunity for salary increases or career progression. Whether an employee is a so called "fresh-out" campus hire or a long-termer, you're screwed financially. Because of the lack of staffing, the work is piled on high and employees are expected to work ridiculous hours and be "on call" at all hours to get the work done.

    Advice to Management

    The owner is a single-minded guy who has his own ideas about how to manage his company. He's always looking for the next great idea while not fully developing what he has. No amount of advice will ever be considered by this guy.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "It was a rough ride."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Refuse to Disclose in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Refuse to Disclose in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at d.e.Foxx & Associates full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Most of the people there are very well-qualified and professional. The building is very accessible to downtown.

    Cons

    The owners are very micro-managing. The building is old, cold, and outdated. The equipment provided to employees is far less than exemplary. Most of the mid-management are over-worked.

    Advice to Management

    Let go. You've hired some very diligent, qualified people to run your business, so let them run it, or you will see more people looking to move on. You can't manage a company of this size with only your family to help you.


  10. "A high-potential stepping stone"

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

    I have been working at d.e.Foxx & Associates full-time

    Pros

    The bigger-picture experience that can be gained here is excellent. Being a smaller company, you have access to almost everyone at any given time, and therefore can learn all sides of the business. Just about everyone that started here right out of college got a great job right after working here.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the reason that you are able to gain all of this experience is because a lot is thrown at you as a 'fresh out'. Young, inexpensive minds are given big-picture tasks that would be more appropriate for mid- to higher-level managers. The problem is that middle-managers don't exist, and the higher level executive put out a vibe that they are above dirty work because of their titles.

    Advice to Management

    The old-school leadership seems to be trying to make the company new & innovative by hiring young employees right out of college. The problem is that these younger employees just get tainted by the old ways, and as much as the executives want to lead the change, they are probably the most resistant.

    I would recommend devising a more consistent direction for the company: either 1) moving away from the family first, business second mentality while hiring ambitious college grads who will only get frustrated and leave; or 2) keeping with the old-school ways but recognizing it and not imposing dissonance upon everyone. I think the first option would lead to more rapid growth, because there definitely IS demand in this industry, but the second option would definitely keep the company afloat and profitable for the family to live off of.

    The current state of the company is such that all progress eventually is erased or minimized every year or so because of the extremely high turnover of everyone who is in the bottom 75% of the company. After taking in all of the facts, my thoughts are that a more realistic hiring strategy would do wonders for both morale and the bottom line for d.e. Foxx.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Terrible"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Industrial Engineer in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Industrial Engineer in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    It is only good for building your resume.

    Cons

    They try to hunt the fresh-out engineers to get more cheaper talents. They do not have any career development plan. They ignore the senior ones when they need any promotion or raise. They perceive that the senior ones are more expensive for them. It is not a data based company. There is always some politics between the people. Most of the business are because they are Minority Business Enterprise, so they get their business with some personnel connections and politics.

    Advice to Management

    No, because they are hopeless. I am pretty much sure that they will ignore this one as well.



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