ID Business Solutions Reviews

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Burlington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
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    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ID Business Solutions full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Not much to say in regards to pros. IDBS is a one product company and they do not seem likely to develop a family of products. At best they will be bought out someday but no one other than a select few will benefit from that as they only offer stock options to a very select group of employees.

    Cons

    You will work very hard under challenging circumstances. Most work is repetitive in that it is reactionary work to one crisis after another, often of their own doing because they can never get ahead of the work they want to achieve. The other big con is that even though they are a small company they are over 25 years old with many in the leadership having spent their entire career at IDBS. Many of the leaders do not know any better ways of doing business. While they will listen to those with experience they do not let those people run with new ideas. You essentially get "Thanks for the input, let me think about it"

    Advice to Management

    Step aside and bring in better leaders.


ID Business Solutions Interviews

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    Senior Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at ID Business Solutions (London, England (UK)).

    Interview

    I had a phone interview, followed by an on-site interview. It was a nice and friendly interview of about an hour with Line Manager, Lead Developer and a Senior Developer from his team. They briefly highlighted role responsibilities and what part of the product I would be working on, then they cracked on with the technical part of the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Mainly focused on core Java. Some question on algorithms, e.g. sorting, tree search. DBMS fundamentals, e.g. create a simple DB schema, schema normalisation.   Answer Question

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Recent Updates
  • ID Business Solutions update
    30+ days ago

    Our people are the secret sauce that makes our products great. Learn more about what makes life in IDBS' software development team so rewarding by watching our video now live on our careers portal at http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIK6T

    IDBS

    Looking for great opportunities to learn and grow without a restrictive career path? Check out our current vacancies. Go to Our jobs portal " Our people are the secret sauce that makes our products great.

  • ID Business Solutions update
    30+ days ago

    Read about life within our Product Delivery organisation from one of our Principal Technologists.

    A minute with Brian Hobbs, Principal Technologist in our Development Team

    Computers! You know what they say - once a geek, always a geek. My interest started when I was young (before computing was even an option at school) when my parents bought me my first computer - a Sinclair ZX81. And not just any old ZX8 - I also had the 16Kb RAM add-on.

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Additional Info

Website www.idbs.com
Headquarters Guildford, United Kingdom
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1989
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Next time you open your medicine cabinet or raid the cupboard for chocolate or even jump in the car, the chances are our technology has played a part. Our data management software is used by household names such as Danone, L'Oréal, BASF, Sanofi and Total. And our customers come from industries as varied as pharma & biotech, consumer goods, food & beverage, energy ... More

Mission: From pharmaceuticals to energy, healthcare to consumer goods, IDBS helps research and development teams make discoveries that have the potential to transform the lives of populations worldwide.

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