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Lots of outsourcing.

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Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Birmingham, AL
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Birmingham, AL

I worked at Open Solutions

Pros

Great people to work with.
Better than average benifits package.
Willing to invest in the tools needed to develop good software.

Cons

Software jobs sent to India. Lots of legacy products to maintain. Very little new products being developed. Open Solutions management does not understand their business units.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Open Solutions does not understand their business units. Not all business units fit the six sigma model. Focus on US based employess more.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Stay away from this sweat shop.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT

    I have been working at Open Solutions

    Pros

    If you want to work long hours and be screamed at to boot by people who have no idea on how to run a company this is the place to go. Lower level workers for the most part are nice and bust their humps trying to make things right but for the most part they are being abused by type a+ mean personalities in upper levels.

    Cons

    Management is totally and I mean totally incompetent. 80+ work hour weeks are the norm in the financial area. Forget about getting any type of positive feedback on any work you've done. It's all negative feedback and it's all about the blame game.

    For a software company it's almost comical how bad their internal systems really are.

    The bus is always being warmed up at this company just in case some one needs to be tossed under it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In all seriousness? Summed up it's please get some kind of a clue. You need to be all fired and admit the fact that you are running this company into the ground. Spend some time in the finance area and see how screwed up things really are. This place needs some continuity on their work staff so what do you do? Bring in management which flame throws everyone that been there and gets rid of the few who have any kind of experience and gave a good portion of their lives for this company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Live for today at Open Solutions

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Glastonbury, CT
    Current Employee - Consultant in Glastonbury, CT

    I have been working at Open Solutions

    Pros

    There are very likely worse places to work. Truly, it isn't such a bad place to work...it just isn't a good place.

    Cons

    CEO has no clue about our business or how it is run, though he seems to be good at acquiring companies and then mismanaging their content. The company is only interested in making decisions that will lead to the greatest profit TODAY. There is no interest in making decisions that would make more money in the long run (anything longer than 1 week!).
    In my department (Implementations) the staff is horribly overworked, and continually looked upon as the cause of all problems with customers, despite the fact that customer reviews continually note how overworked our group is, and how consistently poor the software is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Propagate a proper Resource Management discipline throughout the company. Do you KNOW how much effort is required to complete an Implementation? <<NO>> And do you allow that amount of time on a project for each of the resources required? <<NO>> Do you ensure that each of your staff is encouraged to take their vacation, and return to work rested and more productive? <<NO - taking vacation is discouraged>>. Do you KNOW the level of quality that is being built into your products? <<NO - we don't track the amount of time required to research the countless bugs that development delivers>> Do you treat employees fairly? <<NO - you would rather have them sue you than treat them fairly - refer to Canadian employee severance packages>>

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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