Intersections Reviews

Updated April 30, 2015
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  1. Poor upper management, Good middle management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chantilly, VA

    I worked at Intersections full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great people to work with and good lower level management.

    Cons

    Poor upper level management and poor communication. Upper management does not listen or care about what is going on at the lower level of the company. Many favorites and turning a blind eye to many security issues. Communication issues on lower level management due to lack of interest among the supervisory staff.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people on the floor and stop thinking you are untouchable.


  2. Crazy Environment

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

    I worked at Intersections full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people you work with are the best.

    Cons

    No strategic direction or real career growth.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to a strategy.


  3. First step

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chantilly, VA

    I have been working at Intersections full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice place to work when starting your career. Work with some really intelligent people, always an opportunity to build something new.

    Cons

    Pay is below market average. Yearly increase is based on cost of living, not merit. Unable to move up in company unless you are friends with someone.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating employees like numbers.


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  5. Experience was mediocre

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

    I worked at Intersections full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people I worked with were nice.

    Cons

    So much talk about upgrade, and so much planning, but zero execution. Worked for one of the worst managers you can ever imagine. Very unorganized, condescending, and just an overall horrible person. I wondered why I ever worked under those types of conditions.

    Advice to Management

    Make better choices as to who you make a manager.


  6. Good learning atmosphere for a couple of years. You are a moron if you stay any longer than that.

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

    I worked at Intersections

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Potential to learn new technologies.
    Decent commute.

    Cons

    Poor management and planning.
    Unnecessary computer restrictions in terms of what you can and cant do, can and cant use.

    Advice to Management

    Stop yelling "fire" for every project coming down the pipe. Communicate more effectively with your employee's in terms of what the project plans are. Hire good project managers. Ask your employee's what their input is or suggestion for choosing X over Y.


  7. Not the greatest work place, lots of favoritism from manager(s) to employees

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

    I have been working at Intersections full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good coworkers, mainly because management has a tendency to have favorite employees who get all the perks, everyone else (peons) have a common interest in that the management doesn't bother looking in their direction nor listen to their insights

    Cons

    management favoritism, secret meeting among manangement, not much room for advancement except for the favorite employees

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to allow advancement amongst the department rather than single individuals, these individual gets more recognition and advancement in their career fields because you single them out and allow more exposure to technology. Everyone is only able to administrator their work rather than architect for the company


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    intersections

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chantilly, VA

    I have been working at Intersections

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Seems like you can advance within the company, but it can take years.

    Cons

    Hours can be late and attendance is severely strict.

    Advice to Management

    Be nicer and know the products as well.


  9. You are on your own: sink or swim.

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

    I have been working at Intersections

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The compensation package is OK.

    Cons

    Rampant favoritism, witness many ethnic jokes/slurs among staff and management. even though workforce is very diverse. Very little communication between management and workers despite many meetings. Huge learning curve, similarly tasked departments feuding, very little patience or training from management. Secretive, distrustful culture; contractors treated as pariahs

    Advice to Management

    Communicate to the plebians!


  10. Helpful (1)

    Employee review for one of the branch companies of Intersections.

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

    I have been working at Intersections

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent benefits package, good amount of vacation time, and nice co-workers. You are not micro-managed, which is always nice. As long as you get your work done, you don't have anything to worry about.

    Cons

    We have been on mandatory overtime for months now, and everyone is completely burnt out. The pay is terrible for the work that we have to do, and on top of that they don't give any incentive for company loyalty. Communication between management and the employees is lacking sometimes. There is unfortunately some favoritism among management, and it makes it difficult, if not impossible, for employees to relay problems they are having with a particular individual.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people!!! We are stretched thin as it is, and once one of the few of us that are looking for new jobs is successful, it is only going to get worse for the people that are stuck there. I understand that changes are coming that are going to make the system better, yada yada yada, but after months with no improvement, its obvious to everyone that its not working.
    Also, showing some appreciation for all the work we are doing right now would make a huge difference in company morale. Something as simple as a company lunch would do wonders!



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