InterSystems

  www.intersystems.com
  www.intersystems.com
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Unusually stable tech company strongly worth a look if you are OK with legacy technology

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Sydney (Australia)
Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Sydney (Australia)

I have been working at InterSystems full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

I like going to work because coworkers are top notch, environment is nice, and the resources to solve technical issues are available. A problem with the database doesn't mean a call to the Microsoft support line with your fingers crossed, but a skype to a mate back in the US who works on it.
Company's net income has trending upward for decades.
In Sydney, very international workforce, so much to learn from coworkers from all over the world.
Technical specialist is a fun role that spans the gap between developers and product implementation.
Work-life balance is better here than at most tech companies. Work-at-home sometimes possible a day or two a week.
Opportunities to travel to assist with implementation and sometimes to work abroad long term.
Company is more execution than public relations. You feel that your work actually counts for something in real life beyond the content of a press release.
Compensation levels tend to be what you expect, and level-appropriate.

Cons

The company's core technologies aren't the most popular tech buzzwords in the 21st century, although they are so reliable that many, many businesses use them.
Company is not a "household name" on the CV because customers generally use its technologies internally.
Advancement tends to be other than through informal paths.
Company's technologies can be challenging from the developer or administrative perspectives. If you don't have patience for technical detail, this may not be the employer or role for you.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Look around to find some more acquisitions to expand the company's product line.
Create a rotation program so that developers can experience the results of their "shortcuts" in the field and so that the field can experience how difficult that "simple change" they asked for is to implement.
Cambridge has an educational benefit, according to another review here? Please consider one for the Sydney staff! Please?

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great People

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at InterSystems

    Pros

    - great culture
    - talented people
    - interesting projects
    - challenging customers

    Cons

    - technical focus
    - lack of career path

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    You would be hard pushed to find a more stable yet progressive software company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Eton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Eton, England (UK)

    I have been working at InterSystems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stability, Very profitable, Products that change the way healthcare is delivered. Great employees and passionate leadership who have been with the company for many years

    Cons

    Hiring process is very rigorous and takes time, Perhaps a little elitist

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to reinvest profits is ensuring that products remain cutting edge. Promote internally to reward loyalty. Continue to diversify out of core healthcare market.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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