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Updated July 16, 2017
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  1. "Demanding but inspiring"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at eWomenNetwork full-time

    Pros

    This organization is on a mission to help women entrepreneurs succeed. The owners have that entrepreneur mindset at all times and want like minded people on staff. If you are a 9 to 5'r who is just looking for a paycheck, you won't like it here. They want to grow, they want to succeed so yes, ROI in verything they do is paramount.

    Cons

    As in any small business, staff is tight ... more work to do than staff to do it.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Just say no. Toxicity breeds here."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frisco, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frisco, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at eWomenNetwork (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It's a nice office and location.

    Cons

    Overworked and severely underpaid. Management is a joke. The owners are nice people, to your face, but see you as only a workhorse to line their pockets. There is no consideration for your personal time, as they expect you to be at their beck and call and all hours. This is the coldest, most unorganized and unprofessional environment I've ever experienced. The internal operations are a mess and completely contradict what Sandra, the owner, preaches to the members. Stay away!

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees and respect that they have a life outside of eWN. Providing flexibility and showing real appreciation will give you happier and better-performing employees. Your old school way of thinking will continue the resentment and high turnover.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Not a happy place."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Employees are friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    No place for moving up in your career.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Horrible Place to work, grow and anything else that is important for a successful career!!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great opportunity to meet other business owners and networking

    Cons

    1) The owner Sandra is THE most coldest woman I have ever worked for. She only greets those she deems as important i.e. upper management.
    2) They are ALL about the money, no sincerity at all.
    3) The overwork and underpay/don't pay their employees on a constant basis.
    4) There is NO such thing as lifting as you climb here, trust me it's only that way when you contribute a certain financial amount.
    5) Anything important goes right under the rug and they absolutely refuse to address it in the open.
    6) It's like a revolving door for the Accounting, IT and Member Service Specialists...although these departments put in the most work, they are treated like the lowly and paid below industry standards.
    7) They initially try to act pleasant, but give it a month or two and their true regard for you comes out. They could care less about you putting in hard work and they really don't care for your home life in regards to having a family.

    Advice to Management

    1) Quit acting like like your'e better than everyone else.
    2) Take the time to train your employees in their required positions.
    3) Quit putting people who clearly have no managerial skills or people skills in charge of others, it creates an uncomfortable work environment and it is hard asking for help when the one in charge refuses to help or when they do they have an attitude.
    4) Promote from within!
    5) If you're going to offer an incentive, please let's make it money and not food...nobody in the office needs anymore food to eat!!!
    6) Quit expecting individuals who are not management to put in overtime during conference without actually paying them.
    7) During Conference you expect for everyone to forget about their home life and focus on the company, however you bring your family to each and every conference. Not only is that not fair, but it's only a slap in the face to employees that the only ones that matter is you as the owner.
    8) Practice good business ethics, by not yelling, degrading and cursing out the people in your office just because you are in your feelings. It's disgusting and extremely humiliating to the person it is addressed to. Not to mention those that have to see/hear it become uncomfortable.
    9) Quit trying to get everything for free (work/business/etc) and expecting the best. I have never in my life worked for a company that literally tries to get over on everyone. Then have the audacity to get upset when someone asks for a refund on a poorly put together conference more than 6 months before the event is not reasonable.
    10) Try actually working for the women you started to the company to help for a change. Conference prices are too high and it's not networking at all it's all about the money and how much you can get.For anyone to pay that type of money initially and then be set up for a sale on more expensive things to purchase at conference is ridiculous and insulting!
    11) Appreciate those employees that sacrifice so much of their personal time to benefit the business. Give bonuses and incentives based off "reasonable" efforts. Don't set the bar so high that you know it's impossible to achieve being that half of what you ask has not even been achieved successfully yet.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Don't be a Managing Director"

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    Current Employee - Managing Director
    Current Employee - Managing Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great opportunity to meet other women

    Cons

    *Pay is not transparent. They find ways to nickel and dime you so you don't have to be paid.
    *You have to pay to hold this job. You actually he to pay them first. Yep.
    *Very much a clique organization. If you aren't part of it, you're on the outs.

    Advice to Management

    Lose the attitude and thinking you're the best thing since sliced bread, because it shows through to anyone grounded who tries to work with you.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Not What They Claim to Be"

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    Former Employee - Managing Director
    Former Employee - Managing Director
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at eWomenNetwork part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    fellow employees are helpful and have good intentions

    Cons

    The owners profess to care first and foremost about their employees and members, but their main concern is really money. Their membership dues are too high, they don't deliver what they promise to members, and they encourage their managing directors to lie to potential members to get them to join. They won't return conference fees even 90 days out and in the face of a personal emergency. They even make their managing directors pay an up front fee for the "privilege" of working their tails off to help eWomen grow their network.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Be very cautious"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The office is in Addison - so it's close to a lot of restaurants and other businesses.

    Cons

    This was hands down the coldest environment I have ever worked in.

    The corporate office in Dallas is very small - only around 10 people. Despite the fact that they appear to be a national organization, many of the "employees" they count are actually chapter directors in other cities and have nothing to do with the corporate office. This means that there is next to no room for advancement.

    The owners have absolutely no interest in employees at all. You are seen as an employee, and that is it. There is no effort to get to know you on a personal level, and they could care less about any problems going on in your personal life. I am not saying that I want my boss to know where I went drinking on Friday night, but if you're sick, they don't care. Don't ask if you're feeling better. They don't know if you're married, have kids, etc. It's obvious that they think they are "above" their employees and just simply don't care about them as anything other than a way to aid them (the owners) in making their outrageous salaries.

    (Speaking of their outrageous salaries- while they almost come across as a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women business owners, they are anything but. They capitalize on EVERYTHING. Anything they can sell, they will. Anything they can create a sponsorship for, they will. Just take a look at the section on their web site called Chairman's Circle- $65,000 just to talk to them??)

    They expect employees to work a lot of overtime. Many employees stay at work 1-2 hours late every day. It would be one thing if this were appreciated. It's not. No "thank yous," no "great job!" You are expected to bend over backwards for them, and they never show any appreciation. This is especially true around conference time, which is in July. Expect to stay until around 9 or 10pm for a month leading up to it (plus weekends), and then work 5 days straight, staying overnight at the conference hotel (rooming with a co-worker!). When the conference ends on Sunday, you're expected to go straight into work on Monday morning, while the owners take off on a week-long vacation.

    The owners are also completely oblivious to what needs to be done to increase efficiency. Even when they are told over and over that something needs to be updated, they ignore the issue and then get frustrated when you can't get your job done because... something is broken or antiquated!

    All in all, I advise anyone to be extremely cautious before taking a job here. The demanding, cold, and unappreciative environment makes for a truly dismal work experience.

    Advice to Management

    Show some appreciation for your employees and treat them like they are valued members of a team. You might find that it increases moral and willingness to go above and beyond.

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Stressful"

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    Former Employee - Web & Graphics Department in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Web & Graphics Department in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    If you want to help female entrepreneurs, this is the place for you. They are heavily focused on building female owned businesses, and have a large member base to network with. They are trying to get themselves out of a hole they created with their technology. A new team in the office will hopefully get them there.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the Senior management is very tight when it comes to money and doesn't understand the process it takes to complete a task, They are very hasty in decision making and don't listen or consult with the tech side to see how feasible the vision is. Unfortunately this lead to seriously unrealistic expectations with minimal support. A huge problem in proper planning when it comes to tech issues which has really crippled the company's ability to produce there goals.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people and try to compromise to make your vision work. It's not as easy as you make it seem.