Intralinks Reviews

Updated July 22, 2014
Updated July 22, 2014
89 Reviews

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Intralinks Director, President & CEO Ronald W. Hovsepian
Ronald W. Hovsepian
41 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The software dev team has a smart & energized group of people (in 4 reviews)

  • They offer an excellent work life balance (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior Management doesn't understand the changing markets (in 5 reviews)

  • Highly political environment - infighting, backstabbing, sycophants (in 4 reviews)

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Started better than it ended!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I worked at Intralinks full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Early on in my IntraLinks career, I knew that this was a start up with a mom and pop lifestyle, but they also had lofty dreams and goals that I admired. Both the New York and Boston locations had at that time a culture that made you feel good about working there. Damico, Pleasner and Tracey were the big NY 3 followed up by a savvy Boston technology executive. Although they had huge mountains to climb and commitments to keep, they made it work and kept moral as high as possible. Never did I feel like just a worker, another cog in the machine. I felt trusted and valued and was hired based on my skillset and my past record of delivering solid outcomes. This team also trusted their teams to deliver what was needed, when it was needed! The little things like discounted vending were small tokens that went a long way.

    Cons

    New York lacked space, refinement and true corporate appeal. Once the lower Manhattan office combined with Mid-town, the pain of lack of space and dedication of expansion was felt. The disconnect that new leadership based in Boston had with the New York teams was very evident. You felt no love. We were the ugly step children while Boston lead the glamorous life! The leadership was all changed to Ron’s personal A-Team. While I can respect their abilities, they did nothing to win over the confidence of the employees. I felt like there were two companies that operated. The have and the have not’s. My role gave me financial insight as well as global visibility. The leadership had a new agenda… and only a few would fit in their plans.

    The hours can be long and the demands great with no compensation or other benefits given.

    New York conditions were horrible.

    Lack of culture and connection.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management will always do what benefits themselves. Intralinks had/has some very good people. They need to invest better in them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good VDR solution but bad market strategy

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at Intralinks full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent reputation in the M&A space and simple core value prop

    Cons

    Ethics violations in the sales management team, inability to significantly expand or improve upon the original product offering (same core 7 patents for 15 years). Territory crowding and directives to blatantly lie to clients frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest with company and customer base and invest in core strengths while developing a broader technology partner base to compete with newer but better backed players in the space like Box.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    INtralinks

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Charlestown, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlestown, MA

    I worked at Intralinks as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    INtralinks provides good experience and sponsorship for H1B INdia and pakistan visas
    Good pay
    Interesting technology
    Lots of growth
    This is dream job, IF you are H1B,

    Cons

    Fast paced, long hours
    Depending on your team, HR can be inaccessible
    Culture typified by the ethnicity and immigration status of the vast majority of employees
    Don't ask questions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 6 people found this helpful  

    A company with a heart of gold surrounded by a decaying exterior

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Intralinks full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Company:
    - Wonderful position in the M&A business.
    - If you live in Boston, this company is an attractive option, a relative newcomer to the area for jobs other than product.
    - If you worked at Novell, the company will hire you and put you in an important position.

    Job:
    - Pays really well compared to other companies in the space.
    - Health & Benefits are above average as compared to other companies in the space.
    - Employee Stock Purchase Plan gives a nice discount. 401(k) matching can allow you to save well for retirement.
    - Looks great on a resume - other companies actively recruit Intralinks employees, especially in Sales, Marketing and Product.
    - Ability to get global experience, travel the world, and even move across the world, especially in Sales.

    Culture:
    - A wonderful core of 50-100 folks who produce about 90% of the work of the entire organization and truly care and will help you in all things.
    - If you have an executive sponsor, you can get a job 2-4 levels above what you would otherwise get in the job market.

    Cons

    Company:
    - Repeated obsession with losing focus on the M&A business.
    - Company's heart has moved to Boston, and turned its back on the New York employees.
    - Organization looks down upon anyone who joined the company before the current CEO joined.
    - HR is non-existent, not supportive, and run by Legal. Organizations which should be enabling the rest of the company to work (Finance, Legal, IT) are at best unhelpful, at worst hostile to employees.

    Job:
    - Don't expect any job advancement. Anything not negotiated in writing when you join will not happen. Even items in writing are subject to organizational whim.
    - Equity is impossible to get unless you're a very senior executive.
    - New "Flexible Vacation Policy" means you're not likely to get much vacation time, certainly nowhere near the 4 weeks the company used to guarantee.

    Culture:
    - There is no positive culture.
    - The "Blame Culture" is very strong.
    - Politics is everything. It isn't what you know, it's who you know. If you can't participate in the executive "Cadences", you simply don't exist.
    - Fire Drill culture is enormous - expect tons of projects coming out of nowhere, with no where near the resources or ability to execute on them. You will get the blame when it fails.
    - Blame goes down the org structure, credit goes up. Always.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - End the politics. New executives started out wonderful when they joined but now hide in all of their meetings and never talk to anyone outside of the trusted folks who appear in those meetings. This leads to a very misleading view of the company to the executives. Need to stop the stratification of communication.
    - Stop obsessing about Box and those consumer guys and stop neglecting M&A.
    - Need to shake up the board of directors - all but 1 non-Exec member of the board has been there since 2008.
    - Don't be so obsessed with Glassdoor! This review will probably get far more coverage within the company than the feedback that comes through normal channels. That's sad.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great benefits but complete disorganization and unrealistic expectations.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Open-ended vacation policy, flexible schedules, decent compensation, relatively friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    Intralinks has a lot of promise: It's a fairly established company with a broad customer base. But, there is a lack of effective management. People are expected to agree with management although there is an illusion of free speech. There is a tendency toward group-think and a herd mentality, so independent thought is indirectly discouraged. Management tends to talk mostly with other managers, so there is very little guidance for those who'd like more structure in their work place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more visible. Come to work, talk to your employees, and go to your group's meetings. For upper management, get a better understanding of the development of your products, so that you understand why items are developed as they are. Ask your managers to communicate more effectively to you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    like the saying goes, even if you put lipstick on a pig, it’s still a pig.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Intralinks full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Started out like gangbusters with new executive team but energy and change are not sustainable.

    I had high hopes with the new exec team – new strategy, new direction, and new leadership. But like the saying goes, even if you put lipstick on a pig, it’s still a pig. The tight handedness of information and control of process demonstrates a true lack of trust on their part. .

    Cons

    Lack of resources to key areas other than sales, lip service to corporate goals, and no supporting programs like launch celebrations or opportunities for people to share and collaborate. It's all work and no play. Transparency is still an issue and it looks like you're building a crony network

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Earn back the trust and respect we offered you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Wonderful in the beginning, downhill with new management

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Intralinks

    Pros

    Was a great company with a can do attitude

    Cons

    New Senior Management with CPO title killed the company's innovation. Hired a tyrant, no one wants to work there anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people with respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Can't Live in the Past

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY

    I worked at Intralinks

    Pros

    In the beginning it was an innovative and exciting place to be

    Cons

    Once the company strarted to grow, camps were set up by the CEO and then, Head of Sales. Their interests were selfish and financially driven at the expense of the employees. "Pad the pocketbook!" was the order of the day for these folks. Now everyone has left including one of the culprits. Only the CEO remains and I would imagine his days are numbered as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. Don't work there anymore..praise God!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    VP of Sales is a nightmare

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY

    I worked at Intralinks

    Pros

    Decent pay
    Great office location in NYC

    Cons

    - VP of Sales has no clue what he is doing and manages by fear
    - Poor Sales leadership has led to mass defections
    - Not sure you have anyone who cares anymore
    - Culture is fear based

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the VP of Sales and find someone who will earn the respect of the team. Hopefully it's not too late.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Too Many Chiefs and no direction

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Intralinks

    Pros

    The pay is reasonable, but depending on your department you can be overwhelmed by the workload. The location in New York is outstanding.

    Cons

    Lack of cohesive strategy. Favoritism. The moral sucks.. over the past 24 months.. the number of good people that have left or have been "laid off" is telling.. A degree of empire building is taking place within..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up.. Who's in charge? Where is the company going? IPO... are you kidding who cares about a 1 trick pony SaaS company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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