Idea Integration Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
24 Reviews
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    a strange agency this way comes

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Idea Integration

    Pros

    the folks on the factory floor are great... the clients are great...

    Cons

    too much drama... constant gossip and senior management is the primary cause of most issues... no one is truly "the boss" because the company is owned by someone else... it's basically a free-for-all on most things... clients are the last thing management worries about

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    admit your shortcomings... learn to adapt... stop the drama

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Family friendly but...

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    Current Employee - Lead Technical Consultant in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Lead Technical Consultant in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at Idea Integration

    Pros

    Idea is very family friendly, flexible and supporting. They have that small firm feel which is nice when you don't want to just be a number in a larger company.

    Cons

    That small firm feel is a double edge sword. They haven't won a lot of business and can't carry people after the end of a project unless there is another project firmly in sight. This would not be so bad if they did a better job at bringing in new work, but without better business development, there just isn't much to work on. That's fine if you accept a job there for a specific project and you're happy, but if you want a career, it means you could find yourself in trouble unless they get more work for you after that initial project.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management already knows what they need to do. They are working to fix business dveelopment, but who knows how long that will take.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Interactive has the potential to be the best but not with current leadership.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Idea Integration

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good benefit package, paid vacations and sick time.

    Cons

    The leadership in interactive is inexperienced, uneducated and completely in over their heads. Anyone with talent and experience starts looking for another job within 6 months of hire. The company frowns upon new ideas, efforts to improve or any "change" whatsoever (even though they will repeatedly tell you in the interview that they are looking for new, fresh ideas from people with experience to help them improve.) No support for employees with hardware or software. Management made many promises during the interview and offer discussions that they never kept. A tremendous amount of politics, backstabbing, gossip, immaturity and attacking coworkers in order to mask their own inability and dysfunction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would recommend that the new parent company make every employee reapply for their jobs. 90% of the leadership has been there 9+ years simply because no other company would ever hire them at the same level based on their resume.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exciting and demanding work, great to build skills, but no work life balance

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Idea Integration

    Pros

    - Highly skilled and passionate co-workers
    - Opportunity to work for a variety of interesting clients
    - Lots of knowledge sharing between co-workers

    Cons

    - Highly political environment
    - Management made lots of promises they didn't keep
    - Absolutely no work-life balance (and there never will be)
    - Surprisingly poor support of employees with proper hardware and software to do their job
    - Archaic time reporting system
    - Employees are expendable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Continue to inspire your staff
    - Stop making promises you can't keep to your employees
    - Put your employees first -- treat them with dignity, not like slaves
    - Deliver on the promise of work-life balance -- endless work hours does not have to be a badge of honor; promote working effectively, not endlessly
    - Keep the backbiting to a minimum; treat people fairly

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Place For Growth

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Idea Integration

    Pros

    Great place to grow both personally and professionally. Both the benefits and the culture support this.

    Cons

    Public company (parent org) so we have to play by those rules which feels like it can be limiting although overall it allows us stability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more structured mentorship and succession planning, or at least be more transparent about it.

    Recommends
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  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to build your resume, but no work-life balance

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Idea Integration

    Pros

    Great place to cut your teeth, build your resume and improve your skills. Excellent access to new industries and clients.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is non-existent. It's all about "billable hours". Manager's overpromise, employees do major overtime. Bonuses are rare. Instead, lots of pats on the back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your promises! to improve work-life balance, to respect compensation agreements (I was never given a raise I was promised after my stellar 4 month review) and support your employees with top-notch hardware. They are consultants after all, they need good equipment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Idea is good place to work

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Idea Integration

    Pros

    Salaries are good, 3 weeks paid vacation, work hours are mostly very flexible

    Cons

    there is huge discrepancy in compensation, just like most companies, you are not paid on what you do but how good you negotiated your salary
    not much training opportunity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be objective and leave Biased Opinions !

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent place to work, if you cannot find anything better.

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Idea Integration

    Pros

    flexibility in work timings. pleasant work environment. friendly helpful collegues.

    Cons

    Salaries below standard average rates. Management somewhat clueless. Decisions seem random.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick with the plan, drop scattershot approach.

    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hire more consultant Reduce so called managements staff and managers

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Houston, TX

    I worked at Idea Integration

    Pros

    Latest technology and relationship with Microsoft and overall client base

    Cons

    some client based work are primitive and not matching with the skill of the consultant, just for mere sake of billing time the consultants are placed in wrong work and wrong companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reduce the so called management staff and hire more technical consultant who make money, there are more non productive staff calling them as PM who does not bring productivity to the clients or companies but only cost to the company

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Idea Integration is Top-Tier for Microsoft Tech Consultants

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Idea Integration

    Pros

    Awesome projects. Projects are fast paced and packed with the latest technologies. Great compensation! Microsoft related projects are always large or medium in scale. Bonuses on billable hours is fair and lucrative.

    Cons

    Too much travel, But hey, it's technology consulting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With all this technology we implement for our customers when can we reinvest in our own? Also, remember, Your consultants are your product you sell to your customers. Don't forget to helpout the consultants on the road!

    Recommends
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