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Elementum Reviews

Updated Jun 11, 2019

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Elementum CEO Nader Mikhail
Nader Mikhail
169 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great technology stack to resolve complex motivating software engineering problems in relation to supply chain(in 27 reviews)

  • "Free food but does that really matter(in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • "Not an environment for someone who is not adaptable and cannot keep up with fast-paced environment(in 9 reviews)

  • "Not enough dogs in the office these days(in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Fast Moving, Supply Chain Game Changer"

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    Current Employee - Solutions Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Elementum full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Solving impossible problems - Work and hire top talent only - Extremely competitive pay - Great Culture - Immediate change to processes and people that are holding the company back

    Cons

    - Being stretched by growth - Too much autonomy for individuals who are not leaders - Not enough hours in the day to get everything done

    Advice to Management

    - Learn from the past and try to anticipate bottlenecks before they occur

    Elementum2018-07-19
  2. Helpful (17)

    "Fantastic colleagues and clientele - but poor planning and distant management"

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

    I have been working at Elementum full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some of the smartest, kindest, quirkiest colleagues I've ever had the pleasure of working with. I really enjoy going to work every day to collaborate with these great people. Our clientele is really impressive, and you get a lot of exposure to them. In my team at least, there is a lot of trust in personal autonomy in front of clients. The product has issues, but a lot of what we're doing hasn't been done before....

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    Cons

    The management is way too distant for a company of our size. I barely see my boss or the next three levels up the chain at the office. I like the autonomy but I also feel no one ahead of me has my back. It seems the upper management is really poor at long term planning. First we hire, then we layoff. I'm told to refer friends for job postings, then there's a hiring freeze. Plan an extravagant holiday party, then cancel...

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    Advice to Management

    Bring an external hire with deep planning experience to act as COO/CFO. Cost and revenue projections should not be that hard. Start-ups are turbulent but they shouldn't be this turbulent Senior managers -- you need to put in more face time with your grunt troops. If you need to be in the field for whatever reasons, hire someone who is exclusively focused on cultivating relationships within Elementum. Right now I feel...

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    Elementum2019-01-12
  3. Helpful (9)

    "Poor Planning - Financial Troubles"

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

    I worked at Elementum full-time

    Pros

    -Honestly a great group of people, very motivated and high energy -Pay and benefits are excellent

    Cons

    -Extremely poor planning: (for example) they were offering large internal referral bonuses and classifying open positions as "critical need," and then laid all of those new hires off less than 6 months later

    Advice to Management

    Use this most recent downsize to do right by your remaining people. Good luck!

    Elementum2019-02-11
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Product"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Elementum full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - The people: fantastic colleagues across every functional team. Taking their work seriously without taking themselves seriously. Whatever the ups and downs startup life would bring, these are the people you'll want to be with. - The opportunity: supply chain is beyond ripe for serious disruption, but few companies are truly innovating in the space, and none have Elementum's vision. Combined with a strong and excited...

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    Cons

    As mentioned by others, it's a startup. You'll see the occasional late night. You'll work hard because there is no time to lose. Things will change quickly because agility remains a key competitive advantage at this stage in the company. It's also a growing startup, and inevitably you'll see growing pains as teams grow and adapt to new structures. That said, leadership is doing well to maintain the strong culture through...

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    Advice to Management

    Continue listening to and acting on employee feedback! Stay focused and you'll continue the great progress we've made so far.

    Elementum2016-03-18
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Best wishes to Elementum"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Elementum full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Challenging topics and problems to solve. Supply chain industry is very interesting. Solving these real problems gives you sense of achievement Talented, humble and friendly engineers. Low quality free lunch Used to have very good immigration policy Tech stacks are state of the art and popular for the market Engineering in Argentina is doing great Nice office building

    Cons

    Lots of talented people left in the past year Limited training fund available to employees Hiring decisions are not always fair nor merit-based.

    Advice to Management

    I enjoyed my time at Elementum in the past two years. Best wishes to you all.

    Elementum2019-06-11
  6. "A mixed bag of good and bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Elementum full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Well funded. Fun company culture. Good place to expand professional experience. Huge market opportunity.

    Cons

    The product needs help. Recent org restructure has hit the employee morale pretty hard.

    Advice to Management

    Rejuvenate the company's motivation ASAP. Bring in more skill & experience to boost the product and make real progress on capturing this market.

    Elementum2019-05-18
  7. Helpful (16)

    "Think twice before accepting big offer"

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

    I worked at Elementum full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Good pay/Benefits - Nice office -Can bring dogs -A lot of team events for employees - good logos (BUT churn becoming issue + hadn't closed new business in 3 quarters)

    Cons

    -Burning money is more useful than what Elementum does -Scaled team just to fire all new hires w/i couple months -No clear go-to-market strategy -First time leaders- Management has no clue what they're doing This company doesn't know how to market, sell, service or upgrade the system. It is a great idea in theory, but little more than vaporware. If you are interviewing and have any other offers strongly suggest...

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    Advice to Management

    Resign. Stop lying to people during interviews. Talked a big game, and from the outside, you have no idea it's a lie. Be transparent with employees, no one wants to leave a good job to join your team that fires them immediately because of leadership had no clue what they were doing. There seems to be very little integrity amongst the top leadership and too young to realize how pompous they are.

    Elementum2019-03-27
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good site"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Elementum full-time

    Pros

    Good and valuable information to evaluate the market

    Cons

    No cons at the moment.

    Elementum2019-04-16
  9. Helpful (13)

    "House of Cards"

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    Former Employee - Sales 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good vision, conceptually - Strong design team to make cool videos & PPTs - A few good people left

    Cons

    - Poor executive leadership. CEO thinks he knows everything and continually tells employees and teams what to do, and how to do it, rather than empower. The leadership team he's put around him are eventually forced into following his way, until they no longer believe and quit, or get fired due to dissension. Executives leave the company like a revolving door. - Horrible sales culture. New CRO brought in caused...

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    Advice to Management

    The BOD should remove the CEO and his B-player management team. Sell the company or close the doors - the wind is already out of the Elementum sails and everyone in the know, knows it.

    Elementum2019-04-30
  10. Helpful (10)

    "Fake Company"

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    Former Employee - Sales 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Elementum full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Leadership is so incompetent they will overpay you. (Later they will realize it and correct themselves by laying off/firing) kombucha

    Cons

    Incompetent leadership. Leaders definitely don't know what they're doing and worst...theyre indecisive. Managers stem from leadership and it clearly shows. Funny people who are comedians but their work and skills are also a joke. Hire and fire mentality due to indecisiveness, selling vaporware, and lack of capability at the top. I wasn't allowed to see the product myself as an employee because they didn't have...

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    Advice to Management

    Be an employee, not an employer. It's not for you.

    Elementum2019-04-29
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