Project Lead (Current Employee) – Reston, Va – August 27, 2013
Working for everis has provided me with numerous opportunities for growth and learning. Working as an American for a Spanish Company starting up in the USA has not been without its challenges. However, with each bump in the road the company and I have learned and grown.
The individuals working for the company are dedicated to providing the best for the company, our clients, and each other. Working for everis means being part of a family, it is much more than just a place to work, it is a true cultural melting pot with individuals from over 16 countries bringing their best to everis USA and relying on each other to help everyone achieve success.
The experience of working in this type of environment is irreplaceable. Over my first 14 months at everis, I can say that I have learned more about myself and my career than I have in the previous 15 years of my career elsewhere (small businesses and the Big 4). This does not mean it was easy, but achieving greatness never is.
If you are looking to punch a time card and expect to work only eight hours a day without being challenged, pushed, or held responsible for your quality and outcomes, this is not the place for you.
truly international flavor, personal and professional growth, high paced and challenging environment, great benefits, one of a kind hr model
Senior Consultant (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – August 20, 2014
1. Bad management - they don't care about the concept of human capital. If the Company doesn't get it together and take care of its employees they will leave. 2. No communication - management doesn't communicate with its employees and there is no job training. HR is trying to create an effective new hire orientation, but even that isn't enough to get you going on your new job. 3. High turnover - at one point 3 to 4 people are leaving each month. It wouldn't be a big deal if Everis had a presence in the U.S., but they don't. There were a little more than 40 employees in the U.S. at the time. If 10% of your workforce is leaving each month, doesn't seem very sustainable to me. 4. Rough culture - you will be working with people from Spain that have very different cultural standards from Americans. Upper level managers are inappropriate with female employees both physically and verbally, there is no sense of talking out problems - solving problems involves yelling, no one is ever on time to meetings and they are definitely not respectful of your time.
Executive Director (Current Employee) – Boston, MA – August 29, 2013
If you are looking for challenges and a very good group of people this is your place. No secret it is long hours and demanding environment but great rewards on the road: fast growth, access to equity, client diversity and a very nice group of people
growth, equity access, career, long term, benefits
asssociate (Former Employee) – Birmingham – May 5, 2013
Everis has the potential to be a great company to work for, but a lot of things are holding them back.
One main thing keeping everis from being a plesent experience is poor communication. They have what seems to be (select) employees working working on task and not know the big scope of what they are doing. Which is silly because they work closely with or beside clients who tend to ask a simple questions like "what are you working on" as a simple conversation piece, and employees are unable to asnwer with confidence because they are not sure themselves.
Also there is no real training. Most jobs have a training period before an employee actually enters the work floor, not here at everis. Associates are hired with little to no work experience and thrown into the fire and expected to excel. This is nearly impossible to achieve. Even if achievable for some, the efficiency the company is missing without a training is mind blowing!
Although the benefit package is great, working in such a stressful enviornment one would easily trade the the benifits for a piece of mind! What is the use in great benifits when you dont have the time to use them in working super long hours or being stressed about job security?
Everis has some potentia,l but it is far away from reaching it!
great benifit package
no work/life balance, no real traning, terrible communication between management and staff
Manager (Current Employee) – Boston – September 26, 2012
First - some background. I have worked at a Big 4, I have worked for a gov't contractor, and I've worked for small biz. I'm not new to the professional world.
Everis is not for everyone - just like the road warrior mentality of other consulting firms is not for everyone. Everis is growing in the US and with growth comes some headaches. But that is also one of the best things about everis - being part of creating the identity in the US.
Pros: Benefits- very few companies are paying 100% for medical, dental and vision plus match 10% of a 401k. Maybe this does not mean as much to someone straight out of school - but to someone with a family, this is huge. Plus they have PPOs... Not HMOs. They also give you $250 for a gym membership or childcare per month. I'd say there is nothing to complain about with benefits.
Vacation: ok - so it's not truly "unlimited". Basically there is no cap - but you have to be smart about when you take it. But no one it ticking off vacation days as the year goes on. Most people who work for me or with me have taken at least 3-4 weeks already this year and will be taking another 2-3. That is paid vacation time before the year end. When I worked for a big 4, I received 2 weeks paid vacation.
Advancement- not everyone gets a promotion every year. They believe in promoting those who have beat the criteria for their level and are ready to move up. But - compared to a big 4, the ability to climb up is much greater. It's feasible for a great associate who sees the big picture and puts the work in to become a director in 10 years.
Everis is the kind of placemore... that with the right attitude, and willingness to take feedback and apply it, you are successful.less
Consultant (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – September 25, 2012
Everis is merely a spanish outsourcing company trying to sell their services as “Consultants” in the US Market. They serve as a 'sweatshop' for Spanish-based corporations with a presence in the US : mainly Santander and BBVA Banks.
Everis management will try to sell you the dream job that simply does not exist: travel overseas, international exposure, work-life balance, cares about the well-being of its employees, dynamic projects/clients. In fact, none of this is actually close to reality.
The reality is that the company does promise all these to recruit you…once you are in, you are all on your own. It does not take too long for you to realize the innumerous unethical and unprofessional practices.
Management constantly makes inappropriate comments in regards to race, age, gender – something that is definitely considered as harassment in the US work environment. Mentoring and support is non-existent.
In terms of pay, salaries in Everis are below market. Turnover extremely high. The majority of its employees do not last more than a year. If they do, is mainly because they have not been able to find any other job elsewhere. Favoritism is well observed here – there’s a special sense of pride for Spaniard employees. Feels like ‘old-school’ days – as a woman, your success greatly depends on how you look and dress… (go figure).
I wouldn’t consider Everis as a real consulting company – They cannot get any US-based clients (even though they have tried for years now). If you compare this company with its competitors, you will see that Everis has very little to offer. Managementmore... doesn’t seem to get this basic concept, yet, they are very egotistical and condescending towards employees who at some point cared about the future of the company.
Management seems to get very uncomfortable if you do speak up and, voice your opinion and concerns – They take pride on being an open and ‘transparent’ company when in fact it’s only a ‘1-way’ conversation – You must do what Everis management say, otherwise, you are OUT of the game. (And no, I did not get fired - I was lucky enough to find a better opportunity and get out of that environment )
Management should be accountable for the high turnover of the company. If your plan is to hire inexperienced people to ‘sell’ them to your clients at a very cheap rate, at least, set the right expectations to all these young people. It sadness me to see how eager they are to start their careers with Everis and how fast they get discouraged by lack of support and poor management. If you are an experienced professional considering Everis as your future employer, think twice – This company offers no professional growth! You will find yourself working for the same client over and over again, long hours with no appreciation from management – it’s just expected.
Know what you are getting into - Everis management should have done their homework before opening business in the US. You have so much to learn from so many consulting companies with a proven successful record that it will be hard to survive in such competitive market. If management remains the way it is now, it’s very questionable how much longer Everis will remain in business in the US (Well, at least Germany wouldn’t be the first country in which they failed)less
Everis : Spanish Outsourcing (aka Sweatshop) playing to be “Consultants”
Consultant (Former Employee) – USA – September 20, 2012
This company goes by “Attitude makes a difference” : It is the unprofessional and unethical attitude of management that is leading Everis USA to a complete failure – That attitude is what’s setting “Everis apart” from so many well established consulting companies in the USA.
Let me “elaborate” a bit more on some of the comments posted in glassdoor.com :
1) “Every employee owns everis (in the form of stock)” – Well this is actually true but ONLY to an extent – You must be an Everis employee for at least 3 years (I doubt you could last that long…and the company must be able to meet the 5-years profit goal – very questionable at this point)
2) “Unlimited Vacation - take it when you need it - and even Senior Management truly "shut off" when on holiday” (Ok, so unlimited vacation is based on the client’s request – so if the client needs you during holidays (Christmas, etc) you can’t simply take any vacation – the only vacation you would have is during August – That is because the only client that Everis has in Boston work based on the Spanish summer schedule – so you are required to take 2 weeks off during August whether you like it or not – at the client request)
3) “$250 work life balance pay - for child care, or gym membership (per month!)” - I rather be paying that out of pocket if I’d know I get to work for a company that pays and treats their employees as they deserve.
4) “Growing company - chance to come in early” – Save yourselves a headache – As long as this company is being managed the way it is now, growing pains will never go away.
5) “Possibility to travel abroad”more... – Absolutely NOT true – I can guarantee that 98% of the employees DO NOT TRAVEL ABROAD – The rest of (2%) are the Spanish Directors who flight to Spain to visit their families during Holidays – That’s how much traveling abroad you can expect here.
6) “Change in projects means your job can change - stays interesting” – Unless Everis sells any other work outside Santander Bank In Boston (which they have not been able to achieve it for the past 3 years), you will get stuck with the same project over and over again. Leadership has limited or NO visibility what you do on daily basis – their main concern is making profit out your work - no appreciation for your hard work.
7) “Company really "cares" about its employees wellbeing” – The “mentoring” and “counseling” concepts, which are well known in most of the reputable and solid US consulting companies, simply don’t exist here.
In addition to this, I’d like to point out few additional things any future employee/client should be aware of :
- Pay is way below market, especially if you are being recruited to work in their Boston office … And if you are ok with that to start your career –don’t expect to learn anything from any leads or managers, no methodologies, no best practices just few some documentation in Spanish that requires thousands of hours using Google Translate.
- Turnover is extremely high. Do not expect to see people in Everis working for more than a year – The majority of the people in Everis USA are inexperienced, young graduates who are sadly thrown to things they are not prepared for neither trained for. You will NOT find smart & experienced professionals here – The ones that Everis was lucky to recruit were smart enough to jump out of this boat before it sinks!
- Everis management apparently don’t seem to understand the educational background of many of these young professionals, so if you are a business administration major (with a minor in finance), they think you are a great fit to be a Cobol programmer for their retail banking client … Attitude is everything!
Senior Management must take responsibility and accountability for their own actions and results: Do not expect inexperienced young professionals to do your job: Sell more work. If you came to the US to sell work and expand this company then you should have done your homework first: Understand the US Consulting Market, be proficient in English, understand what drives and motivates employees and clients in the US, and understand your competition. You should have not opened offices in the US assuming that every single client was going to be an easy sell as Santander or any other Spanish retail bank companies you work for.
Too many unethical practices that Everis might get away with it overseas, but in the US it’s just a matter of time, until Everis actually gets audited for so many unethical and illegal practices. If you want to earn the respect of your employees and your clients, you need to start working as a company that understand what it takes to run a business in the US. Lead by sample!
Everis should your employees with respect and fairness: Everis USA cannot expect to keep their employees content if they continue to treat their employees with disrespect and unethical practices – Treat them all equally good – Not only the ones that get to be your right hand and in some instances, more than that... Management can’t simply continue ignoring the fact that good and valuable people keep leaving the company on regular basis. Management can’t continue blaming this high turnover due to other reasons BUT their poor judgment and management skills.
Speaking out in the name of so many (young as well as seasoned professionals) who have fell for the lies and false promises of Everis management, there are some fundamental flaws in this company. Everis could have had a successful story in Spain for the past 16 years but its business model and arrogant attitude of leadership that simply don’t blend well with the US work culture. If you ask directors and managers about their career backgrounds, you will soon realize that the majority of them have worked for Santander Bank their entire career. They do not know any other ‘client’ BUT Santander, they hardly have any other experience in any other industries and have not had exposure to work in any other technology other than Santander’s own system – As a consultant – How can you learn from any of them? PMP and Six Sigma NON existent. Yet – Their EGO are as big as their words of ‘wisdom’ during the monthly meetings.
At this point in time, the reason why I see Everis still in business in the US is due to the fact that, the only clients they have been able to keep so far are Spanish-based companies. Once these companies are on their own and don’t need more programmers/analysts (of more bodies), it’s questionable what the future of Everis will be.
And last by not least – If you speak up and make public their unethical practices – you simply get kicked out! – Where’s HR?less