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EtQ Reviews

Updated Jun 28, 2019

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3.1
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53%
Recommend to a Friend
58%
Approve of CEO
Robert Gremley
23 Ratings
Pros
  • "Very supportive work environment, very willing to work to meet your needs(in 11 reviews)

  • "Excellent culture -- supporting hard work with good work/life balance(in 7 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "An alright place to work. Salary is alright, perks are good but I wouldn't make a career out of it"

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    Former Employee - Technical Implementation Consultant 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    *Promotions are given based on demonstrating a predefined list of competencies and not dependent on the availability more senior positions. *Flexible work schedule and very lenient regarding working from home *Unlimited PTO as well as days off in-lieu of having to travel on weekends/spending business trips abroad over a weekend. *Very good company paid health insurance. * Matched pension contribution *...

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    Cons

    Note that I left the company on amicable terms and the following cons are provided for the benefit of prospective employees so that they are aware of some of the issues I wish were made known to me prior to joining the company. However, also note that I still would have joined the company if I had known these issues (and in fact would have had more realistic expectations) and I left due to an unrelated matter. * Product...

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    Advice to Management

    I have two pieces of advice: *Firstly the training/ on-boarding process needs a serious revamp. New IC's should receive more specialized training than what the customer receives. I understand there is emphasis on bill-able time but I firmly believe that if you invest more in employee training you will see better performance and staff retention. * As I mentioned above, work is disproportionately assigned the (more)...

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    EtQ2019-06-28
  2. Helpful (6)

    "It used to be great"

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    Former Employee - Senior Team Lead in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EtQ full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great product, giant customers, and challenging work

    Cons

    Employees are just tools to generate a revenue Their way or the high way! Micro Management

    EtQ2019-05-09
  3. Helpful (7)

    "Not worth the risk"

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

    I have been working at EtQ full-time

    Pros

    New headquarters in Burlington is OK. You won't be alone - there will be a bunch of other miserable people lamenting their decision to join EtQ and trying to come up with a good exit strategy just like you.

    Cons

    This applies to engineering in headquarters, the rest of the company might be better. Management is clearly in over their heads - I've witnessed numerous angry episodes in meetings over trivial things as stress takes it's toll. The current applications use old technology that few other employers are interested in - JSP, Custom Tags, home-grown logging and caching and nearly everything else. The new UI is better, using...

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    Advice to Management

    Current management is the ultimate source of the problem. Nothing anyone says to them will fix anything.

    EtQ2019-05-06

    EtQ Response

    May 13, 2019Manager, People and Culture

    As CTO and 23-year team member at ETQ I don’t recognize our company in the suspiciously eloquent review, but I can expand on some of the reviewer’s comments. Like many successful software companies in the Boston area, ETQ is engaged in an exciting modernization program that involves ...

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  4. "Good Growing Company to Work for."

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    Current Employee - Infrastructure Specialist in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Rewards being a good strong employee.

    Cons

    Inconsistency of Expectations from leadership.

    EtQ2019-03-20
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Start up culture married with tenured stability"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      New to the Boston area, but making a splash. Company has a long tenure in the Quality space, and is known as a leader. And they've got the blue chip customers to prove it. Cool new office and a progressive culture.

      Cons

      The new office is already full, but the company is expanding office space later this year.

      EtQ2019-02-01
    • Helpful (7)

      "Sinking ship"

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

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

      Pros

      Promising product. Good legacy left by previous management.

      Cons

      Low integrity. High turniver. Low compensation. Instability. Poor appreciation of employees and no chance for advancement. Suffocating office politics, and backstabbing. Change averse culture. When change is approved, it's usually drastic, poorly timed/planned and fixes one parameter while obliterating 5 others. Quality system and procedures are entirely cosmetic for the purpose of audits, but completely ignored in practice,...

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      Advice to Management

      Stop bleeding talent and customers

      EtQ2019-01-30

      EtQ Response

      January 31, 2019Manager, People and Culture

      Some of your points are opinions, which I disagree with, however its your opinion. Other has no merit, attrition or what you call "turniver" is single digit, which is well below the industry average. Our vision of the future makes us an organization that is growing year over year ...

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    • Helpful (3)

      "Fast growth (like a start-up), but with all the advantages of scale"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Great people, genuinely committed to mutual success. Excellent culture -- supporting hard work with good work/life balance. Significant market opportunity. Product is proven and customer base made up of Fortune 1000 companies.

      Cons

      Company transition from NY headquarters has taken time and attention, but new systems are in place as we start 2019.

      Advice to Management

      Stay accessible and open as the company continues to grow.

      EtQ2018-12-16
    • "Great so far!"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Executive staff have a clear vision. Sales team is focused and the product is already killer and getting even better. The entire company is hell bent on modernizing and dominating our market

      Cons

      With everyone moving so fast to grow some things fall through the cracks

      Advice to Management

      Keep doing what you are doing. Continue to articulate the vision and communicate successes

      EtQ2018-12-05
    • Helpful (1)

      "Dynamic and inclusive environment"

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      Current Employee - Finance in Burlington, MA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      -Senior leaders who are available, trustworthy and ethical that also posses the necessary experience to lead a successful team. -Owners who are investing in the business for the longer term thus minimizing sub-optimal short-term decisions. -Smart and motivated co-workers. -Newly built out Burlington office space with excellent IT tools.

      Cons

      EtQ is investing in all aspects of its business functions which results in a significant amount of change. The change can be disruptive (even though it is positive). Potential employees should be ready to embrace and be part of the evolution.

      Advice to Management

      Continue to welcome and support an inclusive and diverse work environment. It will lead to the desired results!

      EtQ2018-11-12
    • Helpful (10)

      "Was a good place to work - not any more!"

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

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

      Pros

      I enjoyed my time with EtQ until the takeover by TCV and then everything changed.

      Cons

      Whilst I appreciate that every company exists to make a profit, EtQ changed it's culture from focus on employees and customers to just focusing on utilization and revenue. The executive management have total disregard for employees and customers alike and are happy to lie to both just to ensure they achieve their revenue targets. Senior managers that have been around a long time just shut up and put up or they...

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      Advice to Management

      No point in giving them advice as Rob and co are clearly not listening!

      EtQ2018-12-12

      EtQ Response

      December 28, 2018Head of People

      Yes, we have changed as a culture, its not right or wrong, just very different to what ETQ was. As a business, the change was needed to get to the next level of growth. It isnt for everyone, you may not agree, but we hope you understand.

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