ICSA Software International

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ICSA Software International Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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  1. They don't care about their employees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stratford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stratford, CT

    I worked at ICSA Software International

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    You're not micro-managed. During down time, you can do what you'd like on your computer. If you have your own office, you can play video games all day long between meetings and calls. Some employees actually do that.

    Cons

    The company is disorganized and the product is cobbled together and makes no sense. They nickel and dime their employees to squeeze as much as they can out of them. You will often work through lunch and stay late, so keep that in mind when negotiating your salary. I figured out my salary on an hourly scale and it ended up being less than $20 an hour because I essentially worked from 9am to 6pm M-F. A lot of the employees are hired right out of school and don't know any better. Once they learn what's what, they quit the job for something better. Most new employees leave within 2 years. The company is also an old white man's club. If you're white, male, and wear polo shirts, you'll fit right in. Just don't expect to be paid much. If you're an attractive female, they'll hire you, and also expect you to answer the phones. We were told that women ought to record the voicemail messages because "women traditionally perform that role."

    Advice to Management

    I can give no advice. The company is irreparably damaged.


  2. High Turn-over, Disorganization, and Dissatisfaction. A tech company stuck in the 90's.

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    Former Employee - Support Specialist in Stratford, CT
    Former Employee - Support Specialist in Stratford, CT

    I worked at ICSA Software International full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The office is casual unless a client is on-site. You can wear what you want to work within reason. There are great employees in the office who are genuine and friendly people, and a coffeemaker and free snacks.

    Cons

    Where do I begin? ICSA is so disorganized, I am astonished that the company is still in business. They throw employees in the water with next to zero training. This reflects poorly on the company, as new hires have no idea what they're doing. The company ends up looking incompetent. This is due to high turnover and little oversight. They do not give regular raises or even a Christmas bonus, despite regular profits. Talented employees end up leaving after 1-3 years because of this. They don't allow employees to work remotely, despite the fact the entire job can be done remotely (and often is, as 80% of the company is located in the UK). The inability to even sometimes work remotely is a big point of contention since other software/tech companies give the option of occasionally working from a virtual office. This is traditionally one of the perks of working in tech! Regarding the company's standing -- The SaaS aspect ensures a constant flow of revenue. Clients are largely dissatisfied with the product, but the cost of switching to a different system is so exorbitant, they just suffer through it. Company morale is also low, as nearly every employee hates the software. Clients are often rude and difficult, but it is to be expected when working with a confusing and buggy product. The office is also a mess. They got rid of their Office Manager a while back, and it was a huge mistake. Confidential papers are just sitting out in the open, unfiled, and totally disorganized. Unfortunately, I just cannot recommend this company. They will take advantage of you until you leave.

    Advice to Management

    Look at your insanely high turnover and take it as a warning sign. Honor your employment contracts. If you're increasing the scope of duties, increase the compensation. Do not throw new employees "into the water" without any sort of training. It reflects poorly on the company, causes stress, and makes the company look incompetent. Step into the next century, and like most tech companies, allow high-performing employees the option of working remotely. Hire an Office Manager.


  3. IT

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ICSA Software International full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    goal oriented company with a mind to succeed

    Cons

    small company company with a mind to succeed

    Advice to Management

    Well done



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