ILOG Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place for technical people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at ILOG

    Pros

    The people working for ILOG form truly a unique group. Technical abilities, innovation and the overall quality of people within the company are far above the norm. It is difficult to find a more stimulating working environment for technical jobs, with a huge range of possibilities and a lot of flexibility. People working for this company, in particular in the technical positions, are hired for technical excellence as well as the ability to make decisions on their own and are given technical responsibilities accordingly.

    Cons

    When it comes to promotions and career advancement, there is no doubt that French citizens are far more likely to advance. In particular, higher levels of management could benefit from hearing other voices. If this were the case, the company would perhaps not be in the process of being acquired, as it now is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice and decisions do not improve just because they're delivered in French.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place/good people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at ILOG

    Pros

    ILOG's biggest asset in my opinion are the people and the know how that has been developed. In certain product lines, ILOG is a true market leader.

    Cons

    The full potential of certain product lines could have been better exploited through integration of regions and inidividual business units.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The strategy has been defined pretty good at the top management level but had some issues while trickling down throughout the organization.

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Not a bad company to work for.. could have been better

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ILOG

    Pros

    Good company, good benefits. Does not lay off people often. Flexible work environment. Mostly good product line and market leader

    Cons

    Sluggish management is nothing but an old boys' club. You can't get fired if you work for the French organization, regardless of what you do/don't. To top heavy for an organization of it's size

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not wait till the company burns down to get out next time. While all competitors did well, ILOG just stagnated. I can only pray for the poor souls who had stock options

    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Smart Programmers, Average Management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at ILOG

    Pros

    very intelligent people, great vacation package, great reputation

    Cons

    Management is very average. Most Sr. management team is from France. Not that this is a bad thing in itself, but one wonders what happened to all the non -Europeans who generally make up majority of the consultants and programmers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire the non-performing "friends of Sr. Management" management team

    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    software engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ILOG full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Once a great company to work for, great culture, intelligent people, leader in every product category, good work life balance, a MNC must still nimble, feels your work are appreciated and formed great friendship with lots of colleague

    Cons

    it is hard to adjust to the life after acquired by big blue, you are just a number or a brick in the whole process,

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    good company but...

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at ILOG

    Pros

    very high-tech products, excellent customer image
    strong industry focus

    Cons

    poor sales management
    many markets were unaddressed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you could have done much better and avoid selling to IBM

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Une des dernières compagnies R&D françaises. One of the last french R&D company.

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    Current Employee - Architecte en chef  in  Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Architecte en chef in Paris (France)

    I have been working at ILOG

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    L'excellence scientifique. Excellents cadres intermédiaires. Repris par IBM.

    Scientific excellence. Excellent middle management. being bought by IBM.

    Cons

    Repris par IBM, perd l'intérêt d'une compagnie flexible.

    being bought by IBM and loose the thrill of working for an agile company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    J'espère qu'on pourra infuser un peu de la flexibilité de ILOG dans la grande bleue !

    I hope you can infuse ILOG's agility into big blue.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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