Ensighten Reviews

Updated 31 Jul 2019

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Ensighten Chief Executive Officer Marty Greenlow
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  • "Upper management should care about their employees(in 7 reviews)

  • "Constant reorganization and shuffling in product and engineering lead to no one one being accountable for anything(in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "I enjoy going to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ensighten full-time

    Pros

    - Good product, applicable to all sorts of businesses - Well known clients - Good environment to work in, friendly/fun people, music in the office - Decent employee benefits- gym membership, many beers in the office also lots of popcorn and nuts. - Intellectually stimulating, bright people, interesting, fun and friendly people from a variety of place and backgrounds - Socially good: out for pub lunches at least once a week, organised activities (e.g. pub crawls, volunteering days, home brewing our own beer), some employees go to the gym together at lunchtime, pizzas etc. delivered to the office from time to time - Decent hardware - Attractive comp./commission scheme - Flexibility- working from home is allowed - Good support network, able to approach anyone for advice, problem solving etc. including those based in the US office - Feel valued as an employee and a person

    Cons

    - Some benefits have been cut due to pressure from investors but circumstances make sense. - Some more branding in the office e.g. vinyls on the walls wouldn't go amiss, make it seems a bit more like 'our' office. - Although most of it is good, some of the calling and employee wellness software we use could be better

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  2. Helpful (3)

    "Sadly lacking in direction"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some nice people and interesting problems

    Cons

    Lack of vision and product direction

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Ensighten is going downhill at some speed!"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Some great people there who are so helpful and friendly. - Work life balance is really good. Although being a US company expect to get some emails very late at night. - Get to travel to different places. - The services team is fantastic in the UK and really are the best part of the entire company.

    Cons

    - Very secretive and never really tell you what's happening in the company. - The entire company is focused on sales, therefore if you don't work in sales you're not valued in the slightest. - If you disagree with management (anyone in the c-level) expect to be reprimanded or fired. - Spend thousands on useless stuff and then refuse to discuss salary increases. - The office feels a little stuck in the past, the leadership are very conservative. - Certain members of staff get a free reign to do things, yet when you complain about unprofessionalism you are the one that gets told to change. - Basically, the leadership are looking to sell up and get out and it's a bit of a waste of time for anyone to join at this stage.

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  4. Helpful (5)

    "Great team but lack of vision from leadership"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer I in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ensighten full-time

    Pros

    The UK team, specifically in engineering, were some of the most genuine, intelligent and all-round nicest people you could hope to work with. Some of the products are very good

    Cons

    Upper management lacked a clear vision and wouls regularly would shift their focus to something else. Lots of cuts (even when it was promised there would be no more)

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  5. Helpful (14)

    "💀💀💀"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - The UK team (particularly engineering) are the most talented, friendly people I've worked with. I would work with them again in a heartbeat. - Culture in the London office is great. - There are lots of interesting engineering challenges. - It makes other companies look better by comparison.

    Cons

    - The main product is a smorgasbord of technical debt and poorly implemented new features. - The CTO's main qualification appears to be 'owns a computer'. - The CEO hasn't been heard from in many, many months. - Mass firings every six months or so. Always with the assurance that it's the last time because they've righted the ship this time. - Lots of people have resigned without being replaced, leaving a skeleton of a product team and no HR department in some offices. - If you need as much as a stapler, you need to ask the CFO directly. He will refuse.

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  6. Helpful (5)

    "Great people, directionless company."

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - The people I worked with were great. I went to work everyday with my friends. - Base salary was quite good. - Decent office with lots of snacks and drinks. - Excellent head of engineering.

    Cons

    - Lack of ownership across the business, commonly nobody steps forward when a problem happens. - Complete lack of company goals and direction. - Numerous US meetings outside of UK business hours. - Multiple rounds of redundancies due to poor planning and poor hiring processes leaving the company with "hiring debt". - What was done well wasn't celebrated enough. - Major collaboration issues across key teams. - Many employees act on ignorance, causing issues for other teams. - Team leads unwilling/powerless to address attrition. - Lack of career growth.

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  7. Helpful (4)

    "Could be great"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ensighten

    Pros

    - Employee benefit scheme. Access to a lot of benefits inside and outside of work. - Flexible working arrangements if required.

    Cons

    - The people running the company. - Feels like constant chopping and changing with what the focus of the company is. - Will see a problem, say they are going to take action but tends to just re-appear a month or two later. Sometimes not addressed so as not to cause friction between teams. - Try to work in the same way as larger or more established company but usually processes are poorly thought out or if thought out well then they are executed poorly. - Constant frustrations with software and clients. - Career opportunities can be limited sometimes. - Staff paid poorly in different locations.

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  8. Helpful (3)

    "Rewarding place to work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ensighten full-time

    Pros

    Has been a rewarding place to work over the time I have been at the company. There's a great opportunity to work with leading brands and with some really talented team members. The working conditions are flexible and there are good perks such as snacks, drinks and gym contributions

    Cons

    The direction of the company can shift very quickly, the decision to broaden the product focus over the past couple of years has really damaged the business. These mistakes have allowed the competition to really close ground and overtake us in some areas. Communication from leadership is not regular or consistent enough. Global all hands meetings are almost impossible to follow due to poor conference facilities and has been the case for more than 2 years

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  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ensighten for more than a year

    Pros

    Ensighten is a great company to work with. Career opportunities are available and career path is defined. Multi-cultural environment makes is positive place to work. You are always appreciated for your hard work and acknowledged to be valuable member of the team. Quarterly performance reviews make it easier to self analyse your performance and help you improve. Bonuses are paid out quarterly and you don't have to wait for an year to find out where you have missed. CEO addresses the global team regularly and shares his vision.

    Cons

    Sometimes the plans may go wrong with big organizations and same has happened with Ensighten in the past. Management has slowed down and rethinking their strategies moving forward.

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  10. Helpful (3)

    "Fast paced, market leader"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager of Solutions Consulting (EMEA) in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Having been with the company for nearly 4 years I can say that Ensighten is a great company to work for. As with all companies there are ups and downs, especially moving from early days as an innovative, tech start-up to a larger, more established organisation. It's fast paced, requires dedication and hard work, but the outcome and enjoyment of seeing the company grow and the products evolve provides a lot of job satisfaction. To summarise some of the key points: - Innovative market leaders - Smart team of people - Collaborative environment - Good pay and benefits - Great new office space - UK very focussed on employee motivation, satisfaction and personal growth & development

    Cons

    As mentioned being at a company that grows so fast it doesn't always go to plan and sometimes you have to slow down and rethink your approach/strategy. Going through the process of reorganising the workforce and streamlining the business isn't pleasant, but is crucial for long term growth, sustainability and to ensure the company is going to last. Ensighten has come though this and is now in a very good position. The hours can be long at times, but this is expected given the pace of innovation and growth of the company and to be fair, when you enjoy the work you do, it doesn't feel like a chore to put in the extra effort.

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