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Fantastic place to work.

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Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Indianapolis, IN

I have been working at Interactive Intelligence full-time (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Quick career development for new out of college employees

Cons

Low base pay for support department.

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  1. Interactive Intelligence is a company where creative individuals with a strong work ethic earn opportunities to succeed.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Interactive Intelligence full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Initiative and hard work are rewarded. Environment is flexible and accommodating, yet demands performance. Self improvement is encouraged and supported (physical health, professional knowledge and training, etc). As a technically minded person, I enjoy the aspect of working with latest generation hardware and software concepts.

    Cons

    Those who are not self-motivated may struggle with the freedoms given. Those who are not at the top of their field may struggle to fit in and thrive. I do not consider these problems with the company... just a caution to those who are not self driven and extremely competent at what they do.

    Advice to Management

    I have been with the company for several years now and have appreciated the opportunities given to me, and been pleased with recognition for work above and beyond. If I had to give a criticism or caution, it would be to avoid losing the casual and fun atmosphere that has always bred an environment of creativity. Movements toward typically corporate cube farms and sterility may seem prudent financially but could have a negative impact on developer creativity/initiative and morale.


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    Excellent company to work for; high expectations of employees. Best software company to work for in Indiana.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Interactive Intelligence full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Unique culture--unlike you'll find anywhere else in Indiana, and perhaps the Mid-west. Great on-site cafe and free health clinic and workout facilities. No micro-management of employees, so individuals must be "A" players and be self-directed. Very good benefits and excellent "work-rule" and work/life balance policies. People who do well and get promoted will do very well, financially and career-wise. It is necessary to "own" your product or area of expertise at al levels. Great parties, too.

    Cons

    Pay starts too low, though it does increase to the industry average if you stick around and get promoted. Starting salaries are not adjusted regionally. Yearly raises are average, though they feel somewhat low--if you're not promoted at the same time--for the amount of money the company is making and the degree of profitability it is achieving. If the company continues to do well, in lieu of better raises, the company should be more generous with stock options; I believe only managers get them presently. Rising tides should float all boats, right?

    Advice to Management

    As strange as this sounds, sometimes there's not *enough* management--the people creating the products do not have clear enough direction as to who is empowered to set product direction, and to what degree. Developers have been given carte blanche to create "cool stuff", but without clear product direction at all levels, except the very top, their efforts do not always contribute to the bottom line. Furthermore, the model where the developers create all the great features is not holding up to scale; not all the developers are up to the task, nor are all the product managers up to the task of designing good products and product features. There is significant clashing between developers and product managers given the lack of clarity of role definition. Given that the culture prohibits managers from micro-managing employees, there is significant waste in the product creation sausage maker.


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