Ingeniux Reviews

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  1.  

    Ineniux is a fun environment with a slightly misappropriated sense of direction.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Ingeniux full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great smart people, fantastic atmosphere, beautiful office, solid product, and brilliant leadership. Regular social gatherings add vitality to the staff and management interactions.

    Cons

    Lack of overall direction and structure even for a small organization. Limited opportunities for true growth beyond a few lateral moves within the org. Knowledge share visibility and regularity sometimes suffers at the expense of project work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the management levels below you a bit more and better things will happen.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Love-hate relationship

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Ingeniux full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This is a hard review to write. I had a constant love-hate relationship with Ingeniux during my time working there. Starting with the pros:

    + fantastic coworkers. Not only were they great to hang out with, there were no slackers; everyone got their work done and were happy to help you with yours.
    + opportunities for collaboration. Working on web projects means interfacing with three or four different departments in the company in informal teams, which changed up with each project.
    + beautiful office space. Used to be a graphic design firm before Ingeniux moved in. There's a bar and a ping pong area (they're rarely used, but it's still nice to have them). The office itself is right in downtown and close to Pike Place Market.
    + informal working environment. Management absolutely does not care (or is not aware) of most things that go on in the office. This generally means lots of fun antics during the workday.

    Cons

    Pretty much all the cons start and end with the CEO of the company. Unless he changes, don't expect the company to change.

    - major management issues. The CEO manages 75% of the company. Either you're getting micromanaged or you're not getting enough attention. There's no middle ground.
    - meetings don't start on time, or are cancelled 5 minutes *after* they should have started
    - many issues require CEO approval, but in the CEO's own words he "doesn't read emails", and it's impossible to catch him in person because he's always in meetings. This leads to people going behind his back with varying levels of success.
    - lack of adequate institutional knowledge. Company has grown without someone being dedicated to document past work. This leads to many recurring headaches with outdated and undocumented applications and code.
    - high turnover. good employees get frustrated with management and leave (most people last about a year and a half)
    - benefits are a bit lacking (401K is offered, but no match)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's nothing here that can change the CEO's mind. He's completely aware of all of the above issues, yet does nothing to fix them. The only reason I stuck around so long was because I truly enjoyed my coworkers. Without them, Ingeniux would be nothing.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Small, Start-up feel, a great place to start fresh out of school, but not much more.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Ingeniux full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Start-up atmosphere
    Not much oversight / Work Life Balance
    Plenty of room to jostle around, working on different projects.
    Build what you want to build, Learn what you want to learn.
    Great Office.

    The small size of the company instills you as a Software Engineer to become accustomed to being continuously involved in every aspect of the software development life cycle. (From Design to Release, AND to Maintenance). It's a great learning opportunity, and I'd recommend it for any student who has just graduated from school. If they had an internship, I wouldn't even ask for pay. I'd do it for free.

    Cons

    Poor Salary.
    No 401K.
    High rate of Developer/IT turnover.
    Ambitious, yet impractical, unwilling to pay for top engineers who can actually deliver on those ambitions.
    CEO is out of touch with Developers, and values sales($$$) over craftsmanship.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Software Engineers/IT should be considered an asset in a Software Company, not a liability.
    Value your engineers and make the necessary investment to raise the standard.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Ingeniux is a good place to work, but has a somewhat informal structure

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Intern in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Ingeniux

    Pros

    -Not too strict about dress code, somewhat flexible hours, good people

    Cons

    Structure is informal. There wasn't sufficient guidance or instructions some of the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good environment, but provide more structure and guidance.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Difficult to accomplish goals set before you but otherwise a fun group of people and a solid product

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ingeniux full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere. Very smart people with a collaborative mindset. The product is a market leader and the development team is responsive to customer demands. Support is outstanding and overall morale is decent.

    Cons

    Slow to make progress in areas outside of the Development department. Lack of availability of upper management. No clear cut goals or long term planning available in a regular format. All decisions are made at the very top levels of management. Lack of middle management even for a small organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open up appropriate and regular channels of communication between all teams to more effectively promote collaboration, visibility, and camaraderie. Provide more regular opportunities for learning and positional growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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Definitely one of the most attractive offices I've ever worked in (photo by dustjelly from Flickr)

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