Integral Development

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Integral Development Reviews

Updated November 2, 2014
Updated November 2, 2014
26 Reviews
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26 Reviews
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    A diamond in the rough

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

    I have been working at Integral Development full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Somehow really upset about the erroneous statements made by others. Integral has a flat organization and if you want to make a difference and see the results of your work, this is a company you should have on your shortlist. On the other hand, if you prefer to show up every day, and be one of thousands of other engineers with little attribution, go work for the big brands in Silicon Valley. And, it’s not only free lunch but free food including a free lunch!

    Cons

    It’s a mid-size company so good and bad decisions are more noticeable than in the big firms but management is trying to do the right thing. Communication could be better but that’s true for most places I worked for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Silicon Valley software company

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

    I have been working at Integral Development full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Interesting technology.
    Low hierarchy.
    Open floor working environment.
    Free lunch.
    Frequent company activities including cricket games.
    Hiring new people, moving teams around.
    Great vision.

    Cons

    Hiring new people, moving teams around.
    Not enough female engineers.
    Communication about company performance is okay, but information about individual performance could be better.
    Yearly performance reviews, but not much in between other than informal feedback.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 8 people found this helpful  

    Probably unlike any Bay Area company!

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

    I worked at Integral Development full-time

    Pros

    Very smart engineers in the development group, but unfortunately they have no flexibility to work on their ideas to improve things. FX is a very interesting and fast moving industry, but only as you do not have to touch their code base.

    Cons

    This company is far behind it's competitors with its 20 year old technology and processes. The engineering managers are interested in building big groups rather than solving big problems. Everything is patch work inside the company and the whole company changes direction multiple times a year based on the whims of the senior mgmt. Major decisions are not data driven, and therefore, have no basis.

    The company is very autocratic, opaque and does not offer equity to employees. There is no communication about company performance or sales numbers. Most decisions are handed down without reason or explanation and this results in a lot of rumor mongering which is not very healthy.

    Most of the good talent has already left or leaving, and there is no reason for anybody to consider this company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 8 people found this helpful  

    One of the worst companies to work with. Working here will send you to Stone Age of technology, processes and culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Integral Development full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Free lunch
    Provides H1B sponsorship. So come here and find a job in any company. Start job search the day you land

    Cons

    Incompetent management
    No HR processes
    No proper performance review process
    No 401k
    Arbitrary compensation policies
    20 managers for 40 engineers.
    20 product owners for 5 products

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 8 people found this helpful  

    Bad company culture turn your dark side out

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Integral Development full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free lunch
    Immigration support, only h1b though

    Cons

    Code is disgusting, and senior managers still thinks their old way are best.
    Management like to run by fear, they do not tell you doing good or bad, but they random fire people to give you pressure. According to official saying, they just want to the best people. That's wrong, environment creates people. This only create chaos in the team, people don't want to help each other and how this improves overall company value.
    Overall they do not care you as a person, they think you as a working machine. Should follow the instructions, if not replace with another resource.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As a software company in bay area, people or culture is most important. You need to provide a nice working culture for them. Let them willingly work for you. In that case, they will provide their best to the company.
    Scrum system is for provide communication to teams, can not be used as micro-management.
    You need a nice evaluate system, not random fire to "inspirit" people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    great idea -- can improve a lot in executing it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Integral Development full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    free lunch
    lots of smart people

    Cons

    compensation needs to be improved a lot

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cutting edge financial technology company with big aspirations. Well positioned in the the 5+ trillion volume FX market

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Management in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Project Management in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Integral Development full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company offfers stellar benefits (except for 401K matching, ironic deficiency as in all other aspects of comp, it competes very well with other tech companies in SV ). Projects are challenging, but stimulating. Led by exceptionally smart individuals, some are very respected in the Wall Street Technology field and have established themselves as pillars of that industry.

    Cons

    Long hours and you are always being challenged to retool yourselves Big issue is that even after 20+ years in business, the company is acting as though it is still in a start-up mode. Firm priorities shifts as often and quickly at Integral as the wind direction in the San Francisco Bay. Unfortunately, the downturn in foreign currency trading volatility and volume recently have led the management to side more with the banks and brokers that may not have the best intentions for the overall well being of the foreign currency market and its investors. Company grew significantly with a strong backwind driving its course until last year, but frequent tacking to change its course have diminished its forward inertia recently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to reassess the value of its loyal and skilled engineers. In my view, the future value of this firm does not lie in number of patents filed, but lies in its exceptional engineers with deep understanding of the technology that allows Integral to operate its very complex trading network infrastructure. Without them, there are no service and solution to offer to the market. Retention will be a key going forward. After some very robust growth for several years, the company have begun to lose steam a bit and it's manifesting in low morale amongst its staff and lowered expectations resulting in lower quality output. Company offers stock options to its key employees, but without any prospect of imminent liquidation event, I understand the many requests to implement 401K matching or some other form of profit sharing amongst recent reviewers here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great company to work for!

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

    I have been working at Integral Development

    Pros

    Very smart, talented engineers, flexible work schedule, open environment, senior management are very approachable. There are a lot of fun events throughout the year - It's a work hard/play hard type of company.

    Cons

    FX business is very challenging - a lot of pressure when the market is volatile and the work can get very intense.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to communicate better with employees, especially in such a fast paced environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great work,Good Product,friendly working environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Integral Development full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very interesting and Challenging work to build and run forex trading network. Products for various customer segment in fx space so lots of opportunity to learn. Lots of smart people.Free food,snack and drinks.local cricket.

    Cons

    Stress taken during deployment of new release to production as entire grid upgraded hence associated risk high.Not very defined career path. Some performance related firing did happen recently and poor communication created confusion.Management realized mistake and fixed this by explaining reason.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be consistent with strategy and maintain focus. Invest more in people and their training.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 9 people found this helpful  

    Worst Company to end up with

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

    I worked at Integral Development full-time

    Pros

    Free lunch
    Competitive salary for entry to US

    Cons

    Random firing.
    Least professional environment.
    No transparent communication on the future plans of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes and see where you are heading towards before it is too late.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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