Information Builders

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Information Builders Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
100 Reviews
3.8
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Information Builders President and CEO Gerald D. Cohen
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • It has a unique family environment with a great work-life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • Good people (for the most part) (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • It's the ultimate old boys club (in 5 reviews)

  • Software is 'old school' and not web/mobile friendly (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company. Great working environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Java/J2EE Developer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Java/J2EE Developer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Information Builders full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company. Great working environment.

    Cons

    None. The salary can be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    software developer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Information Builders

    Pros

    9 to 5 job, competitive salary, no pressure, nice team

    Cons

    the company doesn't pay bonuses

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Stable, Established Great Company with a Forward Thinking Vision of Integration, Integrity and Intelligence Technologies

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technical Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at Information Builders full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people, management and entrepreneurial spirit. Visionary with practical and executable business plans. Supportive environment that allows creativity, trial and error without penalty. I have worked for a number of companies in my career so I know the grass is not greener on the "other side".The work environment is upbeat and supportive. It's a company that you wake up and want to come to work for and have fun. GREAT, GREAT people and culture.

    Cons

    Not the company you are looking for if you want a fast track to the C+ corner office. Organization is flat but lots of different lateral moves available.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the positive, teaming environment, it's why many people stay with the company even though they could make more $$ somewhere else. Many long time employees and retreads (returning employees) speaks volumes about the company Gerry Cohen has built.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Information Builders

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Manager
    Former Employee - Field Manager

    I worked at Information Builders full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good products. Good people. Good work/life balance. Very focused on customer success and satisfaction. Solid customer and maintenance base.

    Cons

    Outdated internal systems and processes. Could be much more streamlined with some investment in IT and customer and sales tracking systems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management that is getting to the end of their IBI careers... Need to identify a transition and growth plan to the next team of Senior Leaders.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to work, especially for AE and SEs.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at Information Builders full-time

    Pros

    Work/life balance
    Messaging
    Software stack
    Field sales organization

    Cons

    Market awareness
    Some old school culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Information Builders

    Pros

    Lots of Smart people to work with

    Cons

    Very large company and very lots of red tape

  8.  

    Competitive salary

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Information Builders full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Extremely busy work schedule does not leave time for additional self-education to keep up with new technology.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage professional growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good Place to work if you don't want to advance in your carrier

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Information Builders full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Management unless you work for one particular IT Director. Good and friendly environment with multi language colleagues Good hours and calm work place. Good benefit package.

    Cons

    Bonuses don't exists, 300 is not a bonus, no place to rise at all.

  10.  

    The Best Company I Have Ever Worked For

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pre-Sales Engineer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Pre-Sales Engineer in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Information Builders full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have waited for a chance to work for Information Builders for a very long time. As a customer of IBI’s WebFOCUS product I loved the technology. As a Business Analyst I could always count on WebFOCUS to help facilitate the information I was seeking. Now that I have joined the company, and for the past three years, I can see why openings at IBI come so infrequently. The teaming here is like nowhere else I have ever encountered. Seriously, it’s like I’m a part of the IBI family. My coworkers help me … let me say that again … they help me to be successful. Most of my peers have been with the company for over a decade and longer. The management and leadership care about the best interests of employee and customer alike. In fact, I have never seen customers treated with such a high degree of respect and integrity. The corporate culture at IBI exhibits a teaming partnership throughout. I can just as easily call a peer of mine with a question as I could call an executive in our New York office. People are welcoming and excited to reach out and help each other. That to me is the foundation for the success of this company.

    Cons

    How do I come up with Cons? The company has been in business for 40 years. They treat employees and customers like family. The environment is both personal and professional. If you need a Con, well then I would say it is difficult to get a job with IBI because there is relatively little turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing. You run a great company. Stay privately held. I have been at two prior companies that maintained great corporate cultures, until, they went public. As a company, reporting to your customers (instead of to Wall street) is what makes this the great place it is. Having the ability to be proactive with customer request was just one thing I loved as a former customer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    With almost 40 years under its belt, Information Builders continues to be recognized as a market leader.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Management
    Current Employee - Sales Management

    I have been working at Information Builders full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company culture consisting of highly-motivated, smart people that work hard yet have a good time doing it. Its privately-held status allows Information Builders to focus on the things it finds most important - product / technology innovation and customer service / support. They are continuously recognized for both. This is not a place to coast; however, if you are looking for the opportunity to make significant contributions that have impact to the bottom line, and to be well compensated and recognized for it, this is the place for you.

    Cons

    It is not a highly-advertised organization. If you want to work for a company that advertises in the Wall Street Journal, this is not the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing by recognizing your high-value employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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