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A good place for a first job

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Former Employee - Customer Support Scientist  in  Redwood City, CA
Former Employee - Customer Support Scientist in Redwood City, CA

I worked at Ingenuity Systems

Pros

Flexible with work/ life balance
Interesting products that are sufficiently tested before release
Smart colleagues who were hard working and customer-minded

Cons

Not allowed to be very creative in this job
Difficult to get new project ideas approved by management
Product management doesn't listen to customer/ technical support input

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Allow employees to be more creative, and listen to their feedback. I never felt challenged at this job and could have done more if allowed.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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    Excellent engineering practices

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Ingenuity Systems

    Pros

    Smart people who put a lot of thought into the products to be developed and the problems that need to be solved in order to deliver those products.

    Cons

    They haven't quite figured out how to crack the bioinformatics market although the foundation products/tools are should be a solid enough to build from.

    Approves of CEO
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    Sum less than its parts.

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    Former Employee - Business Development  in  Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Business Development in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Ingenuity Systems

    Pros

    A company ahead of its time in actually innovating content and software together. Excellent domain to have begun in. Some very smart people, although often hard to explain how long they've been there given corporate growth rate.

    Cons

    Every single disadvantage of a big company (politics, inflexibility, slow response time) with every disadvantage of a start-up (limited initial market, never expanded, and limited capital).

    Without being snarky, if you are experienced enough, a valuable object lesson in how smart people can fail to execute. Kind of a pro if you can learn to avoid these mistakes in future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Probably a case exhibit in when boards cease to care enough to make changes.

    I think it's obvious to anyone there in last 5 years that the CEO is wrong for the company. The company was driven by the technology rather than the market, because the CEO is not technical. The market they're building for can't support the value, but the management team is not from the market and can't manage this in an agile way. There have to be changes at the top.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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