Integreon Reviews

Updated February 22, 2015
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  1. Document review Project NYC May-July 2014

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    Former Contractor - Document Review Attorney in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Document Review Attorney in New York, NY

    I worked at Integreon as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very helpful ledership treated very professionally respewctyted independent work friendly comfortable work environment coffee snacks available

    Cons

    No cons there are no complaints

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Positive Practical People

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    Former Employee - Paralegal in Fargo, ND
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Fargo, ND

    I worked at Integreon part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Even as a contract pusher, the VP was willing to talk to me, the office manager was willing to have lunch, and my managers were always willing to talk about carrier opportunities. The open door policy here is wonderful.

    Cons

    Fast paced. This is not a place for people looking to check out during work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep modifying the training procedures. I felt like the learning time could have been shortened, but over all, keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Great People horrible everything else

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in Alexandria, VA

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

    Pros

    The team is great and full of skilled people. A great place to learn Ediscovery from the ground up.

    Cons

    Low Salary, Hours (excessive 40+) Very long hours. Dealing with frustrating clients with impossible dead lines. No work life balance. No room for career development, getting an annual review requires lots of complaining to grease the wheels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency and flexible time off(ability to telecommute)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Integreon

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Northeast, NY
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Northeast, NY

    I worked at Integreon full-time

    Pros

    considered a Gardner niche player.

    Cons

    Top heavy on nonrevenue producing VPs. Changing comp plans. Little emphasis on SAAS, nor software development. Production bottle necks. Inferior forensics lab.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6. 2 people found this helpful

    An okay place

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    Former Employee - Document Processing Specialist in Fargo, ND
    Former Employee - Document Processing Specialist in Fargo, ND

    I worked at Integreon full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    They trained me well, learned so much about Microsoft Office. Management is courteous. Epic benefits. Awesome company gathering twice a year with great door prizes that are bountiful. Very active community connection, as in once a month some sort of humanitarian event was organized.

    Cons

    Average, to bleh pay. Coworkers are in very definite clicks. Pressure for results, even if not accurate, and at the cost of pissing off coworkers because then the quality would go down. Under-performing coworkers drag down the average and superb work done by other, and management does little to fix it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When finding out an employee is consistently under-performing, please make some mandatory training happen. Also, don't let people "sum up training" in crash courses and call it good, if the person really needs it. Emphasize the 20-20 rule. The 20-20 rule is easy to remember: every 20 minutes take a 20-second break. Make it okay to get up and stretch every 2 hours.

    Recommends
  7. Good company to work with

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    Former Contractor - Contracted Attorney in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Contracted Attorney in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Integreon as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible
    Nice atmosphere
    Good co-workers
    Good work
    Exposure to good cases

    Cons

    Lack of certainty of work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Good for short term & for fresher

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    Current Employee - Associate in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Associate in Mumbai (India)

    I have been working at Integreon full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly Environment, lots of fun activities.

    Cons

    No proper functioning of top management

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

    Red Tape central, not Lean or Agile

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    Former Employee - Manager in Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    Former Employee - Manager in Manila, Manila (Philippines)

    I worked at Integreon full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Some good people working as line managers.

    Cons

    Tons of unnecessary administrative work. Constant discrepancies in pay every period -- corrections needed every 2 weeks! Senior management disconnected from lower levels. HR won't adjust to night shifters' schedules.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't ask line managers to do HR projects for the company that have nothing to do with their primary work -- takes away time and energy from the real work they should be doing. HR and Training projects should be led by HR, not line managers. Fix your Payroll processes and get a good service provider or move it in house

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. Steer clear of them in the UK

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    Former Employee - Sales in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Integreon full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good salary if you negotiate well

    Cons

    Incompetent senior management

    Expect you to make bricks without straw

    Poor process, mediocre expertise in their own field

    Not a place to learn

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build subject matter expertise, build propositions, get professional and fair top managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Avoid this company if career development is your goal

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Integreon full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The clients can be nice to work for and interact with.

    Cons

    What happens when you tell a client you can offer the same back office functions but at a lower price than they currently pay in house? The quality does ultimately suffer in the long run- due to many factors.

    Imagine you are a Telecoms company and made a deal to buy the in-house ice cream making facility from a large food company (who becomes your client). You promise to be able to supply ice cream at a much lower cost – the intention is to reduce productions costs so much you can still make a profit. There are 50 employees at the factory and decide that productions levels can be achieved with only 30 staff. At the same time you put all staff into consultation for redundancy as you decide that jobs roles need to change. They will now be known and “Ice Cream Coordinators” and “Confection Managers”. This allows you to rehire 15 existing staff and hire another 15 externally. You can now legally pay less for what are essentially the same roles – benefits and working conditions are vastly different. You get your milk and sugar from a cheaper supplier overseas, increase the storage temperature of the ice cream to save money, pump lots more air into the product to increase volume and even reduce the number of sprinkles. You also change the scheduled maintenance checks so they are less frequent, and do not replace faulty machine parts.
    You claim it’s the same product but cheaper – but in reality it’s not the same. Your production levels seem to be suffering - because you are a telecoms company and don’t have any idea how to run an ice cream factory you hire expensive consultants to help. The initial project length was supposed to be 1 month but you have been convinced to keep the consultants in for over 6 months. Now you can’t afford to pay for your 30 remaining employees to go on courses for training and development. 6 months down the line 5 employees leave because of the working conditions, they are not replaced because of a hiring freeze. You cannot pay them Xmas bonuses because your productions targets have not been met for the year. To plug the production gaps you decide to offer an internship programme to graduates. Instead of learning about how the business is managed you get them to work on the production line and fill containers, day in day out.
    As part of your overall strategy you decide to chase other revenue streams – you take over the IT department of a book publisher and try your luck there.

    Downward wage pressure – you will struggle to achieve a pay rise, very small if any. It is flawed reasoning to expect staff to produce work to the same levels but with a stripped down salary package. It certainly makes you feel extremely undervalued.
    Benefits - very basic – don’t expect anything like subsidised gym membership here.
    Whilst I was working there I had to make a lot of compromises - a hell of a lot. On many occasions I was forced to do work that was well outside of my role requirements due to staff shortages, which the company was not able/willing to resolve due to hiring constraints. Even more ridiculous was a situation where staff were not intelligent enough to undertake a specific piece of work they were responsible for so it fell on me again to do it. Absolutely unacceptable, yet it went on the entire time I was working there.
    From what I could observe the so called Internship programme was created just so that they could get in people to plug the gaps – for free! A lot of the time they were made to do bulk printing and a lot of mundane admin tasks.
    Corporate Social Responsibility – more of a box ticking exercise rather than something that truly has a positive impact on communities, the environment etc. Get your staff involved!
    Undertrained, unprofessional staff – it was quite common to come across extremely rude and unhelpful people, with an alarming number of people lacking the most basic of manners.
    All the above factors have a detrimental impact on morale.

    Unprofitable business – Accounts are public records and available from Companies House for a small fee. If you ever decide to work for a company it is a good idea to go through their annual accounts to see how the business is performing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lack of leadership. Lack of Communication. Lack of Strategy.
    There are a lot of inefficiencies in your operating model. You have severe shortages of manpower where it is needed, yet have an overabundance of senior consultants and projects managers that do not add anything to the business and don’t deliver results. Have a review of whether it is really necessary to pay £100k+ pa each for all those contractors.
    You really have no business taking on certain projects when you’ve had no prior industry experience – so there’s nothing really of value or intellectual property you could use that would really benefit your clients. Work on developing a clear strategy where your business is sustainable.
    Treat your employees better – levels of staff turnover are extremely high. It is the most I have ever seen in a business. Development is key - you need to invest in the right areas. Offer real career progression in order to improve your retention.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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