Cincom Reviews

Updated April 9, 2015
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  1. Nepotism & Short Term Thinking

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Consultant in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Cincom (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people and benefits are great. They actually match time spent outside of work for further education.

    Cons

    The company is completely fueled by nepotism. Everyone is "someone's brother-in-law".

    This, combined with a focus on short term gains, are hurting the direction in the long run.

    Advice to Management

    Hire management from the outside. Listen to them.

  2. Former emlpoyee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cincom

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Relaxed environment. Plenty of opportunity to try out new technologies.

    Cons

    No salary increases ever. Always seemed to blame poor sales. Lots of family members running the place.

  3. Some very good people, some not so much, absolutely the worst company I have ever worked for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cincom full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    a few really good folks there, work-life ok.

    Cons

    many folks have never worked anywhere else, most have not had a salary increase for over 5 years, no 401k match, very much living in the past, like 1970s past!

    Advice to Management

    time to shut the doors for good.

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  5. Good people - definitive culture

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Cincom full-time (more than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Relatively stable with a good work-life balance and understanding of family needs. In general few people will get in the way of your work if you have an idea and want to pursue it. You can make your way in some areas and they like to promote from within.

    Cons

    From a marketers perspective it is still a sales driven organization. Sales seems to be continuously looking for the next thing which can make them difficult to support. Being able to make your way is necessary because there isn't consistent direction or input. There is a lot of inertia to change in some instances. No real growth.

    Advice to Management

    Understand your products, brand and the market. Get outside opinions from customers and prospects. And listen. Stay focused.

  6. A Failing former Icon

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cincom full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Otherwise, none.

    Cons

    Horrible leadership, management and vision. Has dropped from a former 200 million plus company to likely 75 million and leaking cash. Technologies and design behind most products ignores actual customer business requirements. Few business analyst left who understand industries and business practices and those who do have no input into product engineering and design. Nepotism and cronyism are rampant, incompetence reigns!

    Advice to Management

    Sell it off so those that remain have a fighting chance to turn it around with sound management and leadership.

  7. Honest review.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Cincom full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Most of the most part, good people do work here. They truly want to offer the best Cincom can possibly offer to our customers and these people work very hard to ensure our customers are satisfied.

    Cons

    Originally, I believed the biggest challenge at Cincom stemmed from a lack of established processes. However, I now realize that inflated egos, office politics and administrative incompetencies have proven to be the bigger obstacles. These dynamics are not conducive to innovation and productivity. This toxic and dysfunctional 50-year old company operates like a start-up rampant with nepotism and cronyism.

    Advice to Management

    There are a few talented managers but for the most part, very poor ones.

  8. Company appears to be downsizing and letting people go

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cincom full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Liked it till they laid off the entire department

    Cons

    No job security at all

  9. Great employee culture, awful business management

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

    I have been working at Cincom full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility to work at home or in office. Employee culture is warm and caring, keeps the longtime Cincomers happy.

    Cons

    Family run business and the family doesn't know how to run their business. Imagine a software company were the developers are on old hardware and older releases of software, the IT manager thinks he is doing his job well.
    No pay raises in years, Cyclical layoffs have dwindled the staff to half what it was 10 years ago.

  10. Move with caution

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cincom full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent product offerings. Some very good, skilled and talented people. Most at the non-management and mid-management level. Flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Poor management decisions are made at the highest level and continue to be made year after year. Excellent people let go due to restructuring based on salary, not experience or real worth.
    Very poor Marketing for very good products.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to really understand all what is going on in each department. They are removed from day to day operations and thus make non-informed decisions that are detrimental to the company as a whole.

  11. Culturally challenged/read the reviews

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    Former Employee - Field Sales
    Former Employee - Field Sales

    I worked at Cincom full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Longevity in business, strategic products back in the day.

    Cons

    Major issues at the head of the helm with pervasive nepotism existing for many years. Supporting staff builds up and supports this culture and leader's ego for job security.

    Advice to Management

    Elect board and allow them to recruit and manage go forward strategy.

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