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Current Employee - Consultant in Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Consultant in Cambridge, MA

I have been working at Ion Torrent Systems

Pros

It's a good company to work for.

Cons

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  1. Hectic

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    Current Employee - Middle Management
    Current Employee - Middle Management

    I have been working at Ion Torrent Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The staff are generally a great group of people. Very healthy bonus program if you're willing to work long hours. Free lunches Mon-Thurs.

    Cons

    Long hours are pretty much expected. Very little bonus opportunity if you can't work long hours due to family commitments. Senior management is totally unrealistic about progress goals and essentially ignores feedback from staff and middle management. Company founder, while brilliant, has only an email presence and contributes nothing but inflammatory propaganda.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen! Substitute great products for ridiculous timelines.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  2. Ion had an amazing team of people, a singular level of narrow focus, and was a joy to work on.

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    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in South San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Ion Torrent Systems

    Pros

    The technology and team of people gathered to work on it were top notch. This company was made to innovate and get acquired, and it did.

    Cons

    Post acquisition, the company is a little more laid back and the team has shifted toward people willing to run the marathon rather than sprint to success.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest heavily in hiring software management who knows how to hire a team that will get results. Systemic failures to recruit combined with perpetually 2nd priority, directionless software planning and management will kill this division permanently due to brain drain and then take the products it touches with it.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Approves of CEO
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