Imagine Software

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Imagine Software Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
26 Reviews
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26 Reviews
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  1.  

    Potential

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Imagine Software full-time

    Pros

    Imagine is a relaxed alternative to most companies in the finance world (casual dress, flexible hours for most teams, friendly people that genuinely want to help each other, and an approachable executive team). If you see a need in the company, the ownership is open to (and usually supportive) of giving you reigns to address it.

    Cons

    Imagine often exhibits the creativity and shorter-term focus you'd see at a startup but with the delays in execution you'd expect from a 20+ year old company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    I had summer internship with Imagine Software.

    Current Employee - Product Support Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Product Support Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Imagine Software as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people in the office is really nice. They work as a team. The director is really willing to mentor analysts with imgaine platform and share their own experience.

    Cons

    the work itself is not very exciting.

    Recommends
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Awful place

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Imagine Software full-time

    Pros

    You can wear shorts to work.

    Cons

    20+ year old financial software company living off of 20 year old technology. Management are all in their 60s, aloof, lazy, and clueless.
    They essentially have a few solid bank clients that they rent-seek with, and negative growth everywhere else.
    No career growth within. No education on the job.
    They threaten anyone worth a grain of salt with a non-compete lawsuit if they try to leave.
    DO NO COME HERE!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Imagine Software

    Pros

    Great management
    Great training course
    Very encouraging and helpful environment
    Mentoring relationships

    Cons

    Small stipend for long hours

  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    The WORST Place Ever!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Imagine Software full-time

    Pros

    No dress code. Average pay. Other than that, nothing good.

    Cons

    Management is a total mess. Managers have their relatives/lovers working in the same company. They are losing business and cutting employees. At least 15 people left during last year. Basically most decent or capable people left and they are trying to lure some young talent in. Don't be deceived by them and run as far as you can!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time to consider retirement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    not for young man

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Imagine Software full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    relaxed environment, people are generally nice. Not pushy. Work load is small.

    Cons

    senior managers controlled the company. Some people just don't work or not qualified for the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to really understand what your employees are doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Run far and run fast

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    Former Employee - Mid-level Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Mid-level Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Imagine Software full-time

    Pros

    * Relaxed office environment
    * Flexible working hours
    * Very casual dress code
    * Decent pay and decent benefits
    * Open door policy
    * Good coworkers (for the most part)

    Cons

    Far too many to mention, but these are the main ones:
    * With only a few exceptions, management is absolutely clueless. Most have their positions due to longevity, not talent
    * Partners don't have the slightest idea how to run a business
    * Most executives are very untrustworthy and have no qualms about throwing their subordinates under the bus to shift blame off themselves.
    * Company is far too focused on making the software it wants to build, not what customers want to buy, yet management is consistently shocked when there is no market for new products.
    * Losing business at an alarming rate to newer, more agile, more intelligent players.
    * Partners and many managers treat clients like an annoyance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue
    Learn how to run a business
    Try listening to your clients for change
    Get rid of entrenched managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to learn and explore quant finance and wall street tech

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Imagine Software full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    you can choose to specialize in one area of finance (specific securities) or explore many different areas. The culture is similar to a start up with no strict hierarchy or stuffiness. Nice people to work with and learn from.

    Cons

    sales people should do a better job, the product deserves more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    For the right person, could be the greatest opportunity

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Imagine Software full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, interesting culture and challenging work if you're in the right spot. (read: consulting analyst, product specialist, quant) Skills largely transferable to hedge funds and alike, if -again- you're in the right spot.

    Cons

    might feel removed from the markets sometimes, dealing with very specific and somewhat tedious projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good/fun work environment, good co-workers and demanding hedgie clients!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Imagine Software full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good for starters, opportunities to practice quantitative finance/client management skills

    Cons

    salaries are static except a few client facing and quant/developer roles. Sometimes politics run the whole office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing serious in addition to the above cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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