ikaSystems Reviews

Updated January 13, 2015
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  1. Featured Review

    Transforming organization with a very healthy sales pipeline

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ikaSystems (more than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to participate and contribute to the transformation of process and technology of a growing company
    Cloud and healthcare are both exploding areas of growth
    Great domain expertise within the company
    Opportunities to interface with clients and contribute to their success
    Employees willing to roll up their sleeves and resolve customer issues.

    Cons

    Working at a company undergoing a significant transformation is not for the faint of heart or those without a strong passion in doing so.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Run from here

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst
    Former Employee - Business Analyst

    I worked at ikaSystems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility in terms of balancing work hours or location, i.e., Remote Vs On-site.

    Cons

    Frequent management changes. If you do not pander to some key higher ups/ divas consider yourself as unworthy. You will either be shown the door or you may be smart enough to leave before they do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a grip on reality. You have no successful implementations. Several long term resources left and you made no attempt to retain them or change your attitude. Realize sooner than later that your efforts to salvage this sinking ship will not b successful while the current management holds the reigns.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    ikaSystems Response

    Feb 19, 2015Director Human Resources

    We’re excited to share that we have just completed our most successful client implementation to date. Thanks to the efforts of many hardworking individuals, we successfully implemented our largest ... More

  3. Employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at ikaSystems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Small company so lot to learn though no resources.

    Cons

    No organisation no process in place.People dont have any work ethics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Worst place to work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    ikaSystems Response

    Dec 9, 2014Director Human Resources

    It’s true that because we are a small company, there are fewer resources and we need to be efficient with what we have, but the lean structure also means that we have fewer layers of management to ... More

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  5. Dynamic environment - not for the average person.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Contractor in Southborough, MA
    Current Contractor - Contractor in Southborough, MA

    I have been working at ikaSystems as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Surrounded by super smart and capable people, meetings are actually fun - very positive, really feel like you are accomplishing something. Great executive team - very approachable. Products and clients are solid and impressive. I look forward to coming to work., I think that says it all.

    Cons

    Not a lot of processes or down time. If you don't like fast-paced or need a lot of hand holding, this is not your jam.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not a lot of communication about what other departments are doing - you, know the "congratulations to our Test team" or "our Soft Dev team created XYZ in record time". Most companies send out too many emails about this, ika doesn't send any.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    ikaSystems Response

    Oct 7, 2014Director Human Resources

    Thank you for your review and positive comments. We appreciate the feedback and are working to increase communication and collaboration across the organization.

  6. Great Opportunities. Committed People. Going to change the Healthcare Industry!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southborough, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southborough, MA

    I have been working at ikaSystems full-time

    Pros

    Leaders, managers and employees are committed to transforming the way work is done in this organization. Revitalized focus on quality, process enhancements, efficiency, productivity and hiring top talent.

    Cons

    Company is going through an enormous transformation - the velocity is intense and there's no place to hide. People who are not top performers with cutting edge skills will not survive. There's very little slack in the system and everyone needs to "pull their weight". Burnout is a risk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay the course on process efficiencies and don't let up on demands for high quality work. Build some extra capacity into the system to give your best employees a chance to re-charge.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Forward looking, Growing and Transforming

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Architect in Southborough, MA
    Current Employee - Software Architect in Southborough, MA

    I have been working at ikaSystems full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Making major enhancements in process, technology and quality. Growing rapidly. Very cool technology challenges. Really good people (mix of experience and new people)

    Cons

    Some people who aren't high performers and/or are not evolving their skillsets are not happy. It's a classic example of a company moving from start-up to high growth mode and that isn't comfortable for all people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management generally takes a "cannot confirm or deny" attitude regarding future layoffs. I'd recommend that they get more specific. More specifically, 1) If you deliver and customers love you, you have nothing to worry about, 2) if you're on the tech side, you have to either grow by having up-to-date technology skills (SOA vs client server) or progress as a business expert (health plan guru) e.g. to lead implementations. 3) If you're performing repetitive tasks, automate them and take on more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Growing and Developing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Southborough, MA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Southborough, MA

    I have been working at ikaSystems full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Changes in management have seemed to lighten the mood of employees and promote positive culture.

    Work expectations are very reasonable and a separation of work and personal life does exist.

    Cons

    Training isnt fully streamlined so gaps exist

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the little things. Better employee kitchen/break rooms. Improve the Gym. Have more events and outings. Employee morale goes a long way and improving it will improve performance and results.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Great Life

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ikaSystems

    Pros

    major innovation in health care and technology

    Cons

    Massive change in management the last fe year

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow and inform everybody in the process

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