IMRIS Reviews

Updated April 8, 2014
Updated April 8, 2014
14 Reviews

2.9
14 Reviews
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  1.  

    Everything I Expected

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Minnetonka, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minnetonka, MN

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

    Pros

    I have only been at the company for a few years, but it has lived up to all my expectations. The CEO shares what is happening within the company and is not afraid to tell the truth. Due to this open policy, you understand what is happening within the company, and why certain decisions are made.

    Most importantly, there is a genuine atmosphere of collaboration and nobody is trying to get ahead. Working here has been a great experience, and has really helped to confirm that there are good companies out there.

    Cons

    The only downside to the company is that the technology has not been accepted in the medical space as a necessity. Once that happens, the company will be able to grow and expand beyond the small company that it is today.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Growing company in transition

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IMRIS full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    New CEO driving the business to efficiency. Recent corporate move to Minneapolis has enabled the recruitment of talented people, especially in engineering. Strong marketing organization improved many strategic/operational aspects of the company. Interesting problems everyday, with complex products which will disrupt the market once they are launched. Lots of opportunity to improve the business since it has moved out of Winnipeg.

    Cons

    IT infrastructure needs improvement across the board. Many people in key roles lack the experience and/or attitude to make this company great. Human resources are not balanced with the workload.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a close look at VPs and above who have been with the company for a while. They will perpetuate the culture of the old IMRIS. The company needs to move forward with a fresh start. Take measures to show appreciation to top talent and retain them for many years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    IMRIS is a great company to work with, motivated team, great work environment, positive atmopshere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at IMRIS full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Collaborative, helpful team
    - Good senior management
    - Exciting projects, such as the SYMBIS system
    - Ownership over critical and important aspects of projects

    Positive atmophshere, and great on-the-job training.

    Cons

    - Teams need more resources, work load on projects can get heavy at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing a great job!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Imris has exceeded my expectations after five months on the job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager  in  Chanhassen, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Chanhassen, MN

    I have been working at IMRIS full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Growing company with many opportunities to make significant contributions
    Talented senior leadership team who believe in delegation over micromanagement
    Innovative products in development, such as the SYMBIS(TM) Surgical System
    Most collegial group of co-workers I have ever had the opportunity to work with, open to new ideas and constructive feedback.
    Fast paced, never a dull moment
    Social and open door office culture
    Non-political

    Cons

    The company issued phone is a blackberry, which is not user friendly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep building a great team just like you've been doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company lies to employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)

    I have been working at IMRIS full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    One of the only pros I would give to IMRIS is the people at the non-management level. They are great, hard working, and very helpful. Working with these people was pleasant and I will miss working with them and I hope I will work with some of them in the future.

    Cons

    Back in mid-2012, myself and my fellow employees at IMRIS noticed that IMRIS was opening an office in Minneapolis and was looking for employees for that office. We also found out in mid-September through the Minnetonka city council web page that IMRIS was looking to relocate to Minnesota. So rumors were going wild in the Winnipeg office about our closure. In early October the CEO of IMRIS said that IMRIS is NOT moving to Minneapolis and will stay in Winnipeg. Then in the first week of November, we were called to a meeting and were told by HR that IMRIS is leaving Winnipeg and some will be offered jobs and some will lose their jobs.

    What's really disappointing about IMRIS is that we can't trust our leader. It wasn't necessary to be lied to. And now you have people in Winnipeg who are losing their jobs training their replacements. It's like being told to live in the same home with the new lover of your significant other. Very awkward situation and poor environment. But going back to the Pros, myself and my coworkers are taking it in stride.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest, we don't appreciate being lied to.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Satisfying and interesting work
    Excellent cafeteria
    Flexible hours

    Cons

    The salary could be better ...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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