Essense is a privately owned "family" business with an amazing culture focused on relationships and excellence. The company is in high-growth mode, which presents some challenges in terms of scaling the business. The work is interesting and the environment is very dynamic. The company has hired a lot of new people in the past couple years, so the biggest challenge is making sure everyone has the right amount of training and organizational knowledge to be successful. The local leadership / management team is highly engaged and energetic, and people genuinely enjoy working with them. The owners are also very involved in the day to day leadership of the business and they have a great amount of respect from employees as they have built the business from the ground up. Overall, I'm very pleased with my decision to work here and I would recommend it to anyone who can thrive in a fast-paced, highly detail oriented environment.
Great team, local leadership highly engaged, lots of opportunities to learn and do new things as business grows
Growing business so lots of things that need to be scaled, further developed
Analyst (Former Employee) – Overland Park, KS – 13 August 2019
They don't promote from within and only hire leadership externally. It's very cliquey. Strategy is rushed because they micromanage and bottle-neck decision-making. People like the industry and the glamour but there isn't much appreciation for sanity or rational decision-making.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Lenexa, KS – 9 July 2019
Overpaid VP's, Directors, Associate Directors & Managers. No job security and no room to grow unless the owners like you. It doesn't matter how talented you are at your job or how hard you work- the owners have favorites and growth is based on how well they like you.