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Epitec Reviews

Updated Aug 8, 2019

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3.4
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Epitec CEO Jerry Sheppard
Jerry Sheppard
173 Ratings
Pros
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  • "Constant worry of being let go for no reason as many have been without notice and they won’t tell you why(in 22 reviews)

  • "Stressful environment, terrible compensation, high turnover, no loyalty to employees(in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Epitec at Blue Cross Infastructure Lead Role"

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    Current Employee - Infrastructure Project Manager 

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

    Pros

    Plenty of work; multiple projects to manage simultaneously at the client site. The company has decent benefits.

    Cons

    Very political between the departments at teh client site. As a contract worker, you are just a contract worker until the contract runs out.

    Epitec2019-08-08
  2. Helpful (4)

    "An unstable stepping stone"

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    Former Employee - Recruiter in Peoria, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You have the opportunity, as a recruiter and account manager, to travel, receive decent bonuses and incentives. Opportunity to work remote and flexible schedule. Great stepping stone if HR is in your sights. Luckily, after I was terminated from Epitec, I was picked up by a major employer due in large part to my success at Epitec, for that, I do I thank Epitec. Epitec was a rewarding place to work at if/when you perform...

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    Cons

    Sub-par commission, very HIGH turnover rate, low starting pay, people are often terminated for "no fault". Many reviews from current employees have been sparked by middle management requests. Unfortunately, alcohol is strongly encouraged, although not mandatory, in this environment despite prior mishaps and other obvious downfalls including health of your employees. Costly insurance prices, only 2 weeks of vacation time...

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    Advice to Management

    Executive leadership was surprisingly personal and I wish I had nothing poor to say regarding the company because of them. However some account managers and associate account managers need significant training on employee retention, reinforcing a stable environment after a termination, and how to assist recruiters in recovering from difficult experiences (contractors terminated-loss of commission and difficult openings...

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    Epitec2019-07-29
  3. Helpful (5)

    "Seriously, NEVER ever ever work here"

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    Former Employee - IT Recruiter in Southfield, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free food occasionally, if you get a good associate account manager you’ll be happier, you get a good understanding of recruiting and networking opportunities.

    Cons

    Wishing I could do a negative star rating. Everyday you’ll be worried that you’ll be fired, account managers that could care less about your success and only money. Instead of good criticism / teaching moments you’ll be told what you did wrong and they’ll leave it at that. Horrible not realistic pay, they expect so much out of you yet pay you almost worst than a fast food restaurant, they’ll tell you you’ll make xx,xxx...

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    Advice to Management

    Support and make your recruiters feel like they actually matter, if someone needs help don’t make them feel stupid, invest in your current employees instead of hiring a new class of recruiters every month. HUGE turnover, I started with about 7 people a couple months ago and now there’s only one person left.

    Epitec2019-07-21
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good staffing company"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Southfield, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Provide interview helps; have many resources

    Cons

    little benefit, comparatively low pay

    Epitec2019-06-20
  5. Helpful (2)

    "java developer"

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    Current Employee - Java Developer 

    I have been working at Epitec full-time

    Pros

    better betteron the placing

    Cons

    low pay . no benefits worst culture

    Epitec2019-06-04
  6. Helpful (1)

    "An interesting place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Epitec full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    My coworkers are all awesome as well as most of the account managers. Very little oversight on your work, you wake up and get it done and no one is really hounding you for anything. Metrics all make sense and are easily achievable. The base pay is great but the commission structure is lacking. Innovative on their processes and how they approach recruiting. A lot of really cool tools are being developed which i...

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    Cons

    Training is subpar to say the least. I can see that they were trying to go for the 'sink or swim' approach. But it missed the mark and just comes off as not prepared. A lot of material is 'We will cover this later' and it never gets covered. Most everything is learned once you are fully deployed which is not entirely unexpected but made for some awkward moments when you have to say "I never learned how to do that". ...

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    Advice to Management

    Continue to innovate, recruiting HAS to change to match technology. A phone call is now not the best way to find candidates. Create better email campaigns, finish up the texting application, and put a higher emphasis on quality candidates.

    Epitec2019-05-31
  7. Helpful (6)

    "RUN FAR, FAR, FAR AWAY!!!"

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    Former Employee - Recruiter in Southfield, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free food every once in a while

    Cons

    Don’t even know where to begin.. All 5 star reviews are employees being forced to write by management. Noticeable trend those all came at the same time in November. There is a specific way of doing things and if you don’t do them, no matter how successful you are, you’ll still be given no reason for termination. Company culture is terrible and honestly don’t know how management sleeps at night. Slogan is “Placing...

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    Advice to Management

    Value your employees and understand that people work at different paces. Not everyone does the same thing the exact same way. As long as they’re successful and hitting numbers then it shouldn’t be an issue.

    Epitec2019-06-06
  8. Helpful (5)

    "We aren’t the people they are putting first"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in East Peoria, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No pros at all. That is the problem.

    Cons

    Epitec messed up my client-based assignment – big time. They failed to onboard me properly. Because of their error, I was benched for weeks. My Epitec rep said I would be paid and I would be returned to my original assignment in short order Both commitments were backed out of. I endured hardship and uncertainty due to not being paid for several months. I was foolish enough to trust Epitec – never again. I signed up...

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    Advice to Management

    Put your employees first. Keep your commitments. Misleading employees is unprofessional.

    Epitec2019-06-03
  9. Helpful (7)

    "STAY AWAY. NO TRANSPARENCY."

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    Former Employee - Recruiter in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of growth opportunities. Work from home was a nice feature. Base pay was good for the role.

    Cons

    No transparency. People are fired for no reason. People are always on edge. The company pretends to be "open" and "honest" but they are anything but this. No real metrics form performance. Feedback does not equate your standing with the company.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with employees. I was terminated for no obvious reason and was not told why. This is scary. I'd heard others were termianted after me. This was during training, when mistakes are fixed. You claim to "put people first, but this is does not become apprent in how you treat employees. I went from "great job" one afternoon to "terminated" the next morning. This is immoral and disguisting. There is no clear reason...

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    Epitec2019-05-18

    Epitec Response

    May 20, 2019COO

    I am sorry that things did not work out here with Epitec and that you were unable to complete the training successfully.

  10. "Awesome company and a great opportunity!"

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    Current Employee - Recruiter/Account Manager in Southfield, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I chose Epitec over 2 years ago and can honestly say I love where I work. It's a great feeling to find a company that lives up to their company values and is not afraid of evolving their processes to better service their customers and employees. Management really cares about their employees and work to create an environment of success. The culture is young and vibrant and if you are willing to work hard the opportunities...

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    Cons

    *Recruitment can be challenging. *It takes time to be successful in learning the different customers/industries.

    Epitec2019-04-02
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