InterSystems – Why Work For Us?



Make Breakthroughs in your Career

Come and enlighten us. Bring your ideas and intelligence, and be ready to argue and debate.

Let’s create breakthrough solutions at a scale that hasn’t been done before. Dial down the wacky and dial up the excellence. We respect that.

Chances are you’ve never heard of us, but we’ve been privately and successfully innovating for the past 35 years. Taking risks. Testing ourselves, and solving complex problems of the highest magnitude for our customers, and alongside our partners and peers.

The challenges only get harder but never go away. Neither will we.

It’s an aggressive, fast-cycled, fast-paced, deadline-driven, adrenaline-pumping environment.

There’s never a point when you’re not catching your breath, but we guarantee you’ll still have time to enjoy your life.

If you’re smart, you’ll join us.
 Just make sure you're ready to do great things.


InterSystems is a creative technology partner with a passion for excellence and client success, and we look to hire people whose professional values align with those of the business. As a global company, we focus our employee culture around four important areas that can be seen throughout all levels of the organization:

  • Cooperative Intelligence
  • Empowering Freedom
  • Unparalleled Reliability
  • Ambitious Discoveries

These are the underlying values that all members of the InterSystems team practice on a daily basis. It’s something we believe in, and something we look for in all candidates we hire.

Regardless of the position or department that interests you, we look to hire people with an insatiable curiosity, and a continued desire to learn and improve. A passion for learning and continued professional growth is respected at our organization no matter how skilled, high-ranking, or qualified. In addition, we like to hire people who enjoy sharing their thoughts, ideas, and experiences.

Do your values align with ours? We’d love to hear from you!

Summer Internships

Our Cambridge, MA office offers paid summer internships lasting 12 weeks to College and University students interested in expanding their skills and experiences in the tech industry. We hire both technical and non-technical interns to join a number of teams, including: Development, Quality Development, Product Support, Sales, and Marketing.

We hire all levels of experience for the intern program ranging from rising sophomores to those pursuing a Masters or PhD. The projects also vary in difficulty so all summer interns feel challenged. With a 2 or 3 week training period, we give you all the tools you need to succeed during your summer at InterSystems!

Full-Time Employment

We offer entry level, full-time opportunities for students interested in pursuing software development, technical support, quality development, and technical training. We typically begin hiring as soon as October for students graduating in May/June the following year, so submit your application early!

If you have any questions or would like to apply, please contact the recruiter.

How it Started

InterSystems Corporation is a privately held software company with offices in 25 countries and corporate headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Our advanced database, integration, and analytics technologies provide a unified platform for breakthrough applications in healthcare, financial services, and other industries that require the highest reliability and performance.

Our clients include TD Ameritrade, European Space Agency, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Belgium Police, Mediterranean Shipping Company, and thousands of other successful organizations.

Leading application providers also leverage the high performance and reliability of InterSystems' advanced technology in their own products. These organizations include Epic Systems, Fiserv, GE Healthcare, Digital Technology International, and hundreds of others.

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What Makes Us Different

Most of our clients originally came to us because they were facing steep challenges. They needed to make breakthroughs, and our partnership enabled them to achieve peak performance.

What sets our company apart is that every one of us is dedicated to making clients successful. That is our shared passion, and it drives a continual commitment to excellence in our software products and services.

We develop advanced data management, connectivity, and analytics technologies that help our clients make breakthroughs in healthcare, financial services, government, utilities, and other industries that demand the highest software performance and reliability.

We also serve the needs of innovative application vendors who use our technology platform to create breakthrough solutions that give them competitive advantages.

As a consistently profitable, privately held company, our focus on client success has never been distracted by demands from outside investors or the short-term gyrations of stock markets.

Paul Grabscheid, InterSystems Vice President of Strategic Planning, explains why companies trust InterSystems as a key partner for technology innovation and market leadership.

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InterSystems Reviews

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44 Ratings

    A lot a brain power held together by duct tape.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
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    I have been working at InterSystems full-time (more than an year)


    Everything stated in this review relates to the greater development department including software development, quality development, documentation, and project management.

    Employees are highly valued - Due to a particularly challenging technical screening it is difficult for InterSystems to hire new talent. Consequently, once your in, managers will bend over backwards to ensure that you stay.

    Considerable mobility - Managers are quite willing to provide the resources for career advancement to those who ask. Although advancement may take much longer than in some other companies this is primarily due to the huge amount of knowledge and experience necessary to successfully perform in the more senior roles.

    Extremely stable - The company has never had a layoff and it is extraordinarily rare for anyone to be fired (I've only heard of one instance).

    High degree of freedom - Managers are very laissez faire and mostly act as a resource to workers. It is assumed that you are competent, responsible, and working in the best interest of the company. No one is going to count your hours or monitor your output.

    Flat corporate structure - Most of the leadership structure is informal. Those who lead projects do so because they had the ability and initiative. What formal structure exists seems mostly administrative.

    Talented coworkers - A side effect of the flat corporate structure and rigorous technical screening is that many employees held significantly more impressive titles in their previous positions. I think an unforeseen and positive consequence is that the staff is humble as well as extremely talented. And it should be noted that it is not the case that InterSystems happens to acquire employees during a downshift in their careers. Those who choose to leave InterSystems for other companies tend to regain their splendorous titles.

    Generous vacation time - the PTO is near European levels.


    Slow moving - InterSystems has been a successful company for over 35 years now. The management is quite set in its ways and its difficult to get traction on any attempt to change things.

    Lower than average pay - Compensation is approximately 25% lower than average for Cambridge. This is, however, still quite high.

    Poor training - New technical hires have almost exclusively gone into support, which has a well developed training program. There is currently no training program for technical hires outside of the support department.

    Proprietary technology - Development is done in a proprietary language based on MUMPS. Consequently, there are few career options outside of the company.

    Disorganized - As well as a minimalist corporate structure there is little in the way of formal organizational processes. Collaboration is extremely difficult and goals are vaguely defined. There is a dizzying array of isolated tools and communication channels. Preference for each changes with the project, person, and season.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a training program for new technical hires outside of support.

    Simplify and integrate the the various collaboration tools, eliminate the redundant ones.

    Positive Outlook
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InterSystems Interviews

Updated Nov 26, 2014
Updated Nov 26, 2014

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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at InterSystems.

    Interview Details

    First a behavioral phone interview with a member of HR. Had to take 2 technical tests, one a programming aptitude test and the other an SAT type test. Then one more phone interview with department managers.

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InterSystems Awards & Accolades

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European Company of the Year Award in Integrated Connected Health Technologies, Frost & Sullivan, 2012
Asia-Pacific Healthcare IT Company of the Year, Frost & Sullivan, 2012
InterSystems Rises to #30, Healthcare Informatics 100 List, 2012
InterSystems Cited for Innovation and Leadership in Database Technologies, SD Times, 2012
InterSystems Ranked a Leader on U.S. Health Information Exchange Platform Solutions, IDC MarketScape, 2012
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Additional Info

Headquarters Cambridge, MA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1978
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Oracle, Microsoft

At InterSystems, we only hire the best! We are known for our people and our love of conquering the world's biggest challenges, from saving lives to mapping the galaxy with our innovative software products. InterSystems’ advanced technologies provide data management, integration, and analytics worldwide.

Mission: A creative technology partner with a passion for excellence and client success.

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