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  1. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great workspace clean friendly. great pay. competivie wages. not much experience needed. If you want a good entry level job do this.

    Cons

    not much to be upset about. they dont really give many chances for promotions. if you work hard, they wont really notice it

    Advice to Management

    give others chances


  2. Helpful (10)

    "Resume addition of sinking ship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at eshots (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Dress code; 401k matching; location - Chicago loop

    Cons

    Very high turnover! This place is like high school all over again. Company performance has declined exponentially. Consistently losing clients with no new business from Sales in over 12 months. CEO runs business on emotions with a handful of "his favorite" senior management in his ear telling him what to do to meet their individual agendas. Staff overall is unprofessional (for most eshots is their first job) and senior management take zero accountability, are disrespectful and passive aggressive. No career progression and no professional development whatsoever – they don’t care AND they can’t afford it.

    Advice to Management

    Time to go back to the drawing board. Replace your senior management crew that have been there the longest – they are the weakest links and helping to drive the business into the ground with their passive aggressive leadership and personal agendas. Re-evaluate sales team.

  3. "Getting Better Each Year"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at eshots full-time

    Pros

    Work from home flexibility - every other Friday
    Great people who are wicked smart
    Often times you get to attend cool events such as the US Open Tennis & Golf, ComicCon etc.

    Cons

    Management can improve their communication style
    Hire more people so the workload is balanced
    Need a bigger office space

    Advice to Management

    Keep improving as its only getting better and better each year.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Great company for those willing to help it change"

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

    I have been working at eshots full-time

    Pros

    The company is highly focused on culture fit for all new employees, which has led to a great group of people working together - very few huge egos. Work/life balance and willingness to hear employees' thoughts (both via glassdoor and through suggestion boxes and engagement surveys) are great. Opportunities ahead for the company in a growing industry are good. Management seems committed to making the organization better for employees - hiring in under-resourced areas and helping solve internal process challenges. Small company size and willingness of CEO to listen to everyone gives a great opportunity for employees to influence the company's direction.

    Cons

    There has been a lot of turnover in the past, which has caused some 'tribal knowledge' to go out the door. Some managers are new to management and it shows; flexibility in work schedules is sometimes abused by employees and not really addressed. Company is too slow in making decisions which puts unnecessary time pressure on the work and quality comes only after pain. Some employees don't embrace the role they have in helping the company get better.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time helping managers be great leaders of their teams; help them make the tough decisions and let them make the easy ones themselves. Make faster decisions to allow for more time to do the work with quality.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Warm culture and great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits - 401K matching, free snacks and sodas, bagel Thursdays and even more coming!

    People are warm, helpful and they have integrity, it's not cutthroat and passive aggressive like many companies can be.

    It is extremely diverse - there are people from all walks of life in all departments.

    Great work-life balance

    Everyone you work with is smart and it's a small enough company that it's too visible not to pull your weight and be a team player

    Cons

    This is really only relevant for people who like working at big companies - there isn't a lot of hierarchy, so everyone has a voice versus only certain titles having one as it is a very friendly and collaborative environment. If you are looking to come in and call the shots without input and consideration for all levels of the company, it might not be a good fit for you

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the empathetic leadership and clear business direction, and keep measuring employee engagement, it's working!


  6. Helpful (4)

    "OVER WORKED && UNDER PAID !!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice office space. Free bagels every other Thursday. Summer hours and Remote every other Friday. The people are somewhat okay, when they want to be.

    Cons

    They like to POINT FINGERS to much, rather then attacking the issue as a team to get the issue figured out. EVERYTHING is REPETITIVE and there is no room for growth. Majority of the people don't like to help but when they do help they make you feel bad for asking questions or they help you with a attitude. This is a place for your first job, it helps you to see what you DON'T want in a company when you look for your next job. Maybe if you cared about your EMPLOYEES as much as you cared about the CLIENTS then people will stay and not consistently leave. There is NO PASSION here at eShots. It has potential to be a GREAT company, but in order to have a great company you have to have GREAT PEOPLE that's passionate about what they do.

    Advice to Management

    It's great to hire people with good attitudes but you also have to know how to balance that and hire people who know what there doing. Hire qualified people and pay them well. Eliminate employees that have been there long but don't actually do anything. eShots has enough money for summer outing but can't afford to pay there employees what they deserve.


  7. Helpful (8)

    "Problems"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at eshots full-time

    Pros

    I haven't been with the company too long but it's a good place to get your feet wet. Coworkers are amazing and create a fun working environment. Summer hours are great and they have a great office location, although the office is small.

    Cons

    This place is like the type of place you work at while you look for a better job. The job is boring and you have to solve the same problems over and over again which gets repetitive. Managers are quick to blame instead of taking responsibility. It can be like walking on eggshells when dealing with your managers. Management lacks the experience leading. Nothing gets done except more excuses. The company is in a slump and does not know how to get out.

    Advice to Management

    Solve one problem at a time and without excuses or blame. Keep on trying to build a culture, but you can start with hiring qualified managers. Stop focusing on sales goals and focus on quality across the company. Treat employees with respect and you will be surprised how many would be willing to stick around. Oh, and stop asking people to write good reviews on here too. Good reviews will come when the company is, ummm, good!

    eshots Response

    Sep 23, 2016 – Recruiting Manager

    Thank you for recognizing our staff & culture- we DO put a tremendous amount of work into creating a great office setting! Today’s fast-paced business environment requires courage and transparency to... More

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Great Company. Great People."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at eshots full-time

    Pros

    A staunch commitment to hiring talented and hard-working people who go out of their way to help each other. Every single person who works at eshots is intelligent with an intense drive to learn and grow.

    - Employees are serious about their work, but the atmosphere is young, friendly, collaborative and casual. You won't find any mean-spirited or abrasive types in the office - the company culture won't tolerate it. I do sense that some of the negative reviews posted here came from former employees for that specific reason – they simply weren’t cultural fits.

    - Management that is forward-thinking and always open to new initiatives and solutions. There is a concerted effort to create dialogue with employees, address the tough issues, and make improvements where needed.

    - A smart and dedicated CEO who truly cares about the staff, works hard to balance the nitty-gritty details of running a company, while encouraging an open door policy that allows everyone to have a voice.

    - A healthy pipeline and a lot of interesting projects.

    - Incredible benefits - especially the health insurance.

    - A good social environment. There are plenty of fun events, activities and celebrations in and outside the office.

    - Relaxed dress code

    - Fresh fruit, beverages and snacks. You will never go hungry working here!

    Cons

    - Space is tight in the office - but they are actively searching for a new space

    - HR should continue to improve both job descriptions as well as the onboarding experience.

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    Advice to Management

    Stay on your current path. Keep listening to employees. Continue improving interdepartmental communication. Lots of good things ahead!


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Good Company with exciting times ahead"

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

    Pros

    The company has many pros which I have listed below.

    1. You have to start at the top of the company where they have a CEO who is passionate, smart and genuinely cares about the employees that work for the company. He is an absolute pleasure to work with.

    2. The company still has the startup feel, though it's been in business for about 18 years.

    3. The company is small and if you want, you can make a difference.

    4. They have a great work life balance. They allow you to work from home when needed, and every other Friday. They also have summer hours.

    5. The people at the company are very nice. I have had experiences in the past where I worked with many egotistical jerks. This company has good people working for it.

    6. They have some exciting/interesting work in their pipeline.

    7. They have a great culture whether it's company outings, fun games around the office or local charities. They make an effort to ensure you like coming into the office.

    Cons

    Some of the cons include:

    1. They are outgrowing their office location. The good side is that they do have a nice location in the city.

    2. They have tech debt to repay. Not unusual for a small company, but they need to address it.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that you empower your employees. There are some very smart people in the company that you need to make sure you are listening to.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "-"

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

    Pros

    Good Management and great people
    Employee focused
    new management listens to the employees and communicates what can be done to do better in terms of organization's climate

    Cons

    Very new to the company, and have not noticed any cons yet

    Advice to Management

    continue appreciating the employees and team building activities


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