Consultant (Former Employee) – Valley City, ND – January 31, 2019
This is not a place for long term employment. Management are all salesmen and are only looking for "results." Just what those "results" are is never clearly specified and constantly change. Essentially, they don't want the phone to ring with any problems. Lots of skeletons rattling in every closet. Open one, and you will be waste deep in old bones...
Anger and threats are the common coin of the realm and if you walk on water, they complain that your feet are wet. The culture is one of only doing what will make the phone ring the least- not what's best for the customer. Going an extra mile is actively discouraged here.
For someone just out of college, it's a good deal. They train you and you work for two years to pay them back. Low level people have it much easier than career people. Take your training and move on to a high paying job with good benefits. It's possible to earn $100,000 plus after just two years at EC.
But for long term employment... the stress here will drive you to hospital or get you addicted to drugs, alcohol and Monster Energy drink- or all of the above. If you are looking for a career, keep looking- there are much better places. Management is very adept at kissing the bottom above them, while "ruling" over those below them. There are no Leaders here, only bosses. And God forbid if you actually point out a real problem. No good deed ever goes unpunished at EC.
The CEO is a good man, but he has little control. Essentially, upper management are all owners and want to do things their own way. So it's like having 10 CEOsmore... to please. There is no coordinated direction in the company and things vary widely from project to project.
The single most frustrating thing is that the company is 20 years old- and still run like a startup. To get even the simplest equipment requires a major decision from management. Computers are 10 plus years old and often break. New equipment is given to the salespeople, while the people doing the work get hand me downs.
Start your career here, but don't expect to advance it.less
Great first job from college.
Stressful, terrible place to work at more than two years.
Not bad for a first job if you're ok with deception
Consultant (Former Employee) – Valley City, ND – October 10, 2017
If you need a job in IT and can't get in anywhere else, this will suffice. If you're fresh out of college and need a resume builder EC can help with that. Those are the only two reasons I would recommend working there though. The regular employees are good to work with but as soon as you start going up the ladder, you simply cannot trust anyone.
Friendly coworkers, not hard to get hired
You will absolutely get lied to, placement on projects is sketchy
Coordinator (Former Employee) – Vermillion, SD – March 7, 2017
Management is cluless as to what a realistic timeline should be for a project. Staff gets overworked with no overtime pay. The culture is terrible. Most staff are plotting their escape and just waiting for their two years to come up so they can move on to bigger and better things. The pay is subpar and you're locked in because of the contract that everyone needs to agree to. I wouldn't recommend anyone take a job her…
Senior Cons (Former Employee) – Plano, TX – February 23, 2017
Work there for about 3 years on several interesting and challenging projects. The Sales and Support staff were great to work with. Preferred consulting engagements led entirely by Eagle Creek over staff augmentation engagements.
Employee (Former Employee) – Minnetonka, MN – January 13, 2017
Snake-oil sales. Assign inexperienced developers and immediately bill them out at a full rate. Buyers beware! Management very shifty and they make promises to the communities that build them a building and don't add close to the committed employees.
Sales (Former Employee) – Arizona – September 6, 2016
Great concept to bring back jobs from over seas while training lower tier college graduates to become the next wave of IT specialist. By building centers in rural areas to lower cost and compete with the offshore companies.
Associate Application Developer (Former Employee) – Valley City, ND – April 10, 2016
Great training class to get developers ready for professional application development.
A typical day involved starting with a morning scrum to determine what everyone was working on, checking in with our trainer/manager and develop for the rest of the morning. In the afternoon we had another brief scrum to discuss what had been accomplished in the morning and any challenges that we were facing
My coworkers and I all go along great (all of us were in our twenties and thirties).
Challenging and exciting work creating new apps that were specified by our instructors. At first it was difficult learning new concepts but as they were applied things began to get easier.
I enjoyed solving problems and creating new content. It is great to go from concept to delivered software product.
I learned a lot about development and how to create software in a team environment.
Java and .NET Application Developer (Former Employee) – Vermillion, SD – September 9, 2014
I moved out to South Dakota to begin my career in application development. While working at Eagle Creek, I learned a lot more then I did in College. Then they laid 10 people off at the same time. I enjoyed working there though. If I had to, I would do it again in a heartbeat.
Technical Recruiter (Current Employee) – Eden Prairie, MN – September 9, 2014
This is a great company to work for and I like that they are keeping technical jobs in the US and bringing those jobs to North and South Dakota. I had an opportunity to learn a lot about technical recruiting from a great mentor.
Java Application Development Consultant (Former Employee) – Pierre, SD – March 26, 2013
Management often has unrealistic ideas about how the development cycle behaves, and will take contracts based on technology that no one there knows. This can often lead to bottle necking on projects, creating a large unused bench of developers. With this lay offs are common and happen once contact work gets slow. However EC does train its new people in classes of 20 to 30 people which helps build friendships and team dynamics quickly.
Software Consultant (Former Employee) – Valley City, ND – October 15, 2012
I enjoyed working with my co-workers. They're helpful if it's anything you may have a question about if they have any knowledge concerning it. If they don't, they're always willing point you in the right direction to someone who can help. They had a change in management philosophy and the lack of communication between anyone above just your normal co-worker was very, very limited. Your opinion isn't appreciated at all.