Information Management Services

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Information Management Services Reviews

Updated January 14, 2015
Updated January 14, 2015
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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Family-friendly company where results will provide you with more opportunities and responsibilities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Silver Spring, MD

    I have been working at Information Management Services

    Pros

    Flextime
    Open-door policy
    Decent pay and benefits, but still on the cheap side.
    Low stress, unless you want to work hard and take on more responsibility, then they will give you more opportunities and choices.

    Cons

    Difficult to become a project manager without having been here for 20-25 years. Most projects of decent size are given to people who have been here at least 20-25 years. Most qualified manager types are instead reduced to designated task leaders and restricted from managing budgets or staff. Difficult to transfer to another job and have enough qualifications to be hired as a project manager because IMS shelters their employees from some critical responsibilities.
    Poor support for additional certifications and education.
    Secret bonuses for long-time employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop sheltering good employees. Let them grow instead of restricting their experience so you can continue to pay them low salaries while reducing turnover. Stop playing both sides and pretending to support the employee while protecting the business in every regard behind the scenes.

    Recommends
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall, Good Experience

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

    I worked at Information Management Services

    Pros

    Family oriented company. Can telework in emergencies. Good starter job to get your feet wet and experience different types of projects. Good work and home life balance.

    Cons

    Training is reserved for the privileged. There is a very definite "clique" culture at the company and if you are not part of it, opportunities do not come easily. Too much micro-management.

  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Decent place for the average person, great for the person who kind of wants to skate on by

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD

    I have been working at Information Management Services full-time

    Pros

    Good profit sharing
    Good life balance
    Great people
    Good standards
    You can grow as high as you want to
    Steady job

    Cons

    Lack of training or exposure to new technologies
    Hard to advance in position unless you have about 20 years of seniority
    Hard to do something outside of the norm
    Pay is a little low
    People are put in charge via their seniority not skill

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shake things up a bit.
    Offer slightly more competitive salaries.
    Promote based of talent and not seniority.
    Be open to new ideas.
    Allow variety of technologies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    good stability, bad personal advancement and future

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD

    I have been working at Information Management Services

    Pros

    flexible work hours; ability to work remotely; job stability since contracts are with the government; hourly pay instead of annual salary

    Cons

    management plays favorites; annual bonuses are $25 gift cards to all while some managers and favorites get secret bonuses; lack of communication and information sharing outside of different project groups; lack of recognition for good efforts but mistakes are blown out of proportion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    benefits package needs to be improved: need a 401k or similar plan where employees can contribute to their retirement, education assistance should be improved, vacation time should be improved and scaling should be adjusted; listen to all of your employees and don't fear criticism; encourage training and continued improvement for all employees

    Doesn't Recommend
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    A good place for some

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD

    I worked at Information Management Services

    Pros

    -Relaxed work environment
    -Free bagels on Fridays
    -Low expectations
    -Guaranteed government contracts make it fairly safe to stay there
    -Guaranteed raises each year, pretty much everyone makes the exact same amount based on number of years there within ~ $1000
    -Opportunities for people with little to no experience
    -9% profit sharing

    Cons

    -Experience and education seen in a negative light
    -Pay is below average for some positions
    -No IRA/401k contribution
    -No chance to grow professionally (for some)
    -Different standards for different employees (can be a pro for some)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat all employees equally and pay people based on merit AND seniority instead of just seniority

    Recommends
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great work atmosphere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst Programmer in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Analyst Programmer in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at Information Management Services

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere
    Very little stress
    Opportunities to learn with little pressure

    Cons

    Very average salary
    Expensive health insurance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't try to grow too much

    Recommends
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good opportunity

    • 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 Management Services

    Pros

    Learn SAS on the job
    Participate in large scale studies
    Work as a team

    Cons

    Low starting salary
    Work can be tedious

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to foster a sense of culture

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    An ok place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Information Management Services

    Pros

    They like to hire junior level people, great work life balance and (according to management) you don't have to worry about further educating yourself

    Cons

    Very flat corporate structure so whatever first impression you make on your boss is set for your entire career, favoritism is very obvious, lower than average salaries

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Merit should be valued more so, find out what employees want to work on and how they want to grow in their career and help them work toward that, treat all employees equally

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place for entry-level employees

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

    I have been working at Information Management Services

    Pros

    Excellent place for entry-level. Very relaxed pace.

    Cons

    Compensation is average. Career path is not clear.

    Recommends
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Flexible with 3 intelligent mangers out of 20

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer/Analyst
    Current Employee - Programmer/Analyst

    I have been working at Information Management Services

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Flexible work hours. Vacation time is easy to schedule. Dress code is relaxed. Working from home is always an option. Generally it is very comfortable. Hourly pay.

    Cons

    Adding hacks to fix things as quickly as possible is encouraged. Design is a privilege for managers only. There are only 3 project managers (out of 20) that understand proper design and implementation of requirements. Only one manager evaluates and uses new technologies the rest of the projects have to wait a couple of years to use the same solution.
    Favoritism is normal between a select few and the rest of the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have given advice and it has been consistently ignored. They will thank you for advice and agree with your solution only to turn around and never revisit the issue again.

    Doesn't Recommend

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