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eshots Reviews

Updated Jun 2, 2019

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2.6
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43%
Recommend to a Friend
56%
Approve of CEO
Craig Steensma
29 Ratings
  1. "Amazing People, Culture, & Work Environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at eshots full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    eshots is a great company to work for, the people are very knowledgeable and will help you learn and grow in your career. Managers and upper management have an "open door" policy, if you ever have something on your mind there are countless people that will help you and listen. It's a collaborative and positive working environment where people feel valued and appreciated. Also get exposure to fun clients and events - in...

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    Cons

    None really - great people, management and culture.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the "open door" policy you're already doing. It's nice to know upper management listens and cares. Also Craig, the CEO is super motivating and inspiring! Overall, great people to work for.

    eshots2018-11-30
  2. "Inconsistent management expectations and progressively worse experience"

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

    I worked at eshots part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Started with good managers/supervisors and consideration. Good for students because managers are understanding of educational priority, calm repetitive work

    Cons

    Inconsistent/cut hours, no positive incentives to doing good work, management/supervisors change expectations unrealistically according to things out of worker control. Provided no path for upward movement/full time position.

    eshots2019-02-19
  3. "web developer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at eshots full-time

    Pros

    nice people, good work/life balance

    Cons

    not much opportunity for personal growth, inefficient technology

    Advice to Management

    invest in employee growth and retention

    eshots2018-10-14
  4. Helpful (1)

    "The tide has turned, for the better"

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    Current Employee - R&D in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at eshots full-time

    Pros

    Very collaborative culture. When there is a goal or a problem to solve, people come together instead of bickering or complaining, it's like a healthy family. Everyone is respectful, toxic behavior is nipped in the bud quickly and the company has become very careful about hiring good people that fit into the humble and helpful culture. The new tech team and their leadership is really good and have been able to retain...

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    Cons

    Business has been good, so that means there can be a whole lot to do while the company tries to staff up

    Advice to Management

    Keep being careful about mainting the positive culture and hiring the right people, it's made a big difference :-)

    eshots2018-07-17

    eshots Response

    October 3, 2018CEO

    Thank you for recognizing the most important component of our company – the people. Your feedback was thoughtful and specific in where we are achieving success and why. Know that we will put even greater emphasis in these areas using your feedback. It’s an exciting time and you ...

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Yawn!"

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

    I have been working at eshots full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers are enjoyable to work with. Salaries are competitive, depending on your title. Free soda is a plus. Office location is good.

    Cons

    This place is boring. No real career growth as you are stuck in your day-to-day chores. Management is dreadful. It's difficult to talk to them. The tools being used are old and can barely get the job done. Why are we using Excel so much?

    Advice to Management

    There is no excitement here. Make your employees want to get out of bed in the morning.

    eshots2018-07-19

    eshots Response

    October 3, 2018CEO

    Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry to hear you feel there is not an opportunity for career growth. In my skip-level lunches with staff and in our anonymous surveys we have been praised for our collaborative culture, commitment to the latest tools, and importantly, a willingness ...

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at eshots full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great team. very smart and passionate people

    Cons

    work/life balance can be taken advantage of where tons of work comes in and hours can get crazy.

    Advice to Management

    Try to make a better balance of work/life

    eshots2018-01-10
  7. Helpful (12)

    "Resume addition of sinking ship"

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

    I worked at eshots for 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...

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    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.

    eshots2017-02-23
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at eshots

      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

      eshots2017-01-10
    • Helpful (1)

      "Getting Better Each Year"

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      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.

      eshots2016-10-09
    • Helpful (4)

      "Great company for those willing to help it change"

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      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...

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      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...

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      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.

      eshots2016-08-22
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