Ingenuity Systems Reviews

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA

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

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    Pros

    I like my direct managers and weekend and late-night work is rare. Very busy but expectations were reasonable when I started. Very smart people with proprietary systems so there is plenty to learn and small enough to feel like your contribution will make a difference. Bought by Qiagen, the upper management has ambitious goals for products. There is enough latitude within my position to do novel work if it aligns with general team goals.

    Cons

    Because of the small size, and management/senior staff who have been around 10 years, there really is no path for moving up in this company. Even lateral movements into other departments was explicitly discouraged when I interviewed--they made it clear I was hired to do one thing, and I had no other options--which is strange, as I have had many interviews elsewhere where managers boast of the opportunities to move around. It's indicative of the general paralysis in the company culture. The people I work with are great, there is a layer of management I have never spoken to that sit 20 feet away... why is that? I have no idea what they do.

    Advice to Management

    People will come and go without a sense that they can learn and grow within the company. If in three years in the same position there is nothing else for me to do but more of the same, why would I stay?


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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Declined Offer
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Ingenuity Systems (Redwood City, CA) in January 2011.

    Interview

    Seemed like a smart group of people. Looked like a good product. One phone interview, and then half a day of one on one interview. In person interview mostly core java questions algorithms etc.

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    Reasons for Declining

    The offer was not attractive.

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Website www.ingenuity.com
Headquarters Redwood City, CA
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded 1998
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year

Ingenuity can be found at the crossroads of information technology and biology. The company provides software tools that researchers use in developing new drugs and other advanced developments in the life sciences. Ingenuity's products have been installed at various Big Pharma companies (such as Aventis, GlaxoSmithKline, and Pfizer), research institutes, and universities. Affymetrix, the biochip firm, has licensed the Ingenuity Pathways Analysis tools and made an equity investment in the company. Ingenuity Systems was founded in 1998.

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