Good Company, Room for Growth
So far, this company has provided a pretty good job experience. There is opportunity to learn and grow in a variety of ways. Management tends to reward good performance quickly, and the company seems to be growing steadily. Some turnover, but that's expected in a small firm taking root. Plenty of opportunity to be innovative and lead your own initiatives, but no expectation to. Overall, good experience.
Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
Good Engineering firm, knowledgeable coworkers
I’ve been with the company for 2 years. Great group of people, cool projects, lots of opportunities to work on new technology, lots of free lunches.
This is the right place to launch and grow your software engineering career. In the first three months on my project I have learned a lot about product development.
This is the only company I have ever encountered that enforces an arrival time as a salaried employee, scolds you for being just 1 minute late (this actually happened once, and I was always on time or early historically), and expects you to work past the 8 hour mark. PTO hours are taken away if you are "late", have to leave early, have a doctor's appointment, etc., despite always working over the "required" 8 hr/day. The owner doesn't trust the more than capable employees of doing their job and has a bad habit of standing behind employees' desks and watching them work, unbeknownst to the employees. The compensation was terrible. There were times I was able to negotiate my salary, though the agreed upon amount was well below the industry standard and I was never paid what I deserved. This was not a collaborative environment and any ideas I tried to contribute to management were met with an accusation of being subordinate. There are several business practices that are unethical and made me uncomfortable. I "managed" (managed in quotes because I was never awarded the official title of manager, though my duties were that of a manager) a small group of employees and was encouraged to micromanage, even though I voiced that my team worked better without constant surveillance. There is no work-life balance as PTO given is the bare minimum (2 weeks when I worked here, and you earn as you work, so you won't have a full day accumulated when you need it). Great work is not commended, and if you accidentally make one tiny mistake (as most tend to do when learning something new), you will never hear the end of it. This eventually causes the employees to lose interest in their work.
Client Partner/Business Development Representative in Chicago, IL
Avoid working here
The attrition and turnover was horrendous. Toxic and incompetent management was the plague of my time there. Don’t expect to work at ePeak and expect to grow or be happy.
Business Analyst in Chicago, IL
Fast-paced work days, casual space
I have learned years of high-tech talent acquisition in the short time I have been employed. We have a small and casual work space, which is more conducive for team efforts.