Intelligent Automation

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Intelligent Automation Reviews

Updated October 8, 2014
Updated October 8, 2014
13 Reviews
3.3
13 Reviews
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  1.  

    Open, friendly, and not so tough

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Rockville, MD

    I worked at Intelligent Automation as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The work load is reasonable. People are friendly are helpful. I worked a Linux security project and it was really rewarding.

    Cons

    The company could have provide more opportunities for employees to socialize with each other.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company may need to convert some of their research projects to real product.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Phone interview for summer intern

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Rockville, MD

    I worked at Intelligent Automation as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people there are very intelligent and nice, always have new ideas.

    Cons

    it takes too much time for writting reports and documents.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire many software engineers who can get things done.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    stingy company

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    Former Employee - Research Engineer in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Research Engineer in Rockville, MD

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

    Pros

    good working environment, free coffee, smart colleagues, standard sick leave and vacation.

    Cons

    This company is mean everywhere. It has no subscription to any database. You will get very a low salary and with little bonus, far below industry average. This company only makes money from US government. A lot of people are working overtime when proposals are due. The management team is lack of long term product development plan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a long term development plan instead of working everyone to the bone! Fund potential product internally instead of waiting for government money.

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

    Interns beware

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    Former Employee - Research Engineer in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Research Engineer in Rockville, MD

    I worked at Intelligent Automation as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere and hands off management style. Work along side some very smart people.

    Cons

    Lack of internship program or training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a better internship experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Expanding company with some growing pains

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Intelligent Automation

    Pros

    Smart people, diverse projects. Historically heavy with SBIRs but diversifying, recently launched first commercial products. 25 consecutive years of growth, healthy backlog, etc.

    Research-heavy environment means a lot of flexibility during development.

    Cons

    Facilities cramped but plans for expansion within the calendar year. Heavy (but waning) dependence on SBIR means lots of work on proposals

    Can be a pressure cooker; not a place where it's easy to coast by. Need to be able to manage several high pressure projects simultaneously.

    They tend to skimp on workstation hardware or anything that isn't explicitly paid for by contracts. Bewilders that a "R&D company" doesn't have subscriptions to major journals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in infrastructure.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company. Nice, smart and talented researchers.

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    Former Employee - Research Intern in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Rockville, MD

    I worked at Intelligent Automation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    work with really nice and talented researchers.

    Cons

    maybe it's time to have our own building :)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 6 people found this helpful  

    Interesting work on projects that no one will ever use or know exists.

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at Intelligent Automation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to work on different projects in wide number of areas so things can stay interesting. There are some very smart people working there. If you are interested in research, there are a lot of opportunities. If you win a project, it is your baby to do with as you please.

    Cons

    Most of the company revenue comes from government SBIR grants, so you are always chasing funding for projects. You will spend 1/4 of your time writing proposals, or helping other people to write proposals. It does not matter how good or commercially viable your proposal idea is, if you don't win the money, you will never work on the project. IAI does not have any substantial revenue from products, and internal money is rarely invested in developing new ideas. Internal money only goes to projects that have been previously funded through other proposals for 2-3 years. Senior management is happy being a SBIR grant company in order to make money for the owners, and is adverse to taking risks that would let them grow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop waiting for other people to fund the ideas that you know are worthwhile. There are other customers in the world besides the US government.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 6 people found this helpful  

    The work was interesting; the environment was terrible.

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Rockville, MD

    I worked at Intelligent Automation

    Pros

    Interesting diverse projects. Smart work-force, I learned a lot from them. Good location.

    Cons

    Lack of vision, too much competition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on one or two fields. Communicate, encourage team work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Research Scientist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Intelligent Automation full-time

    Pros

    great people to work with

    Cons

    high pressure if working on several projects at the same time. Hunting for proposal to survive

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    It was okay, but not what I expected

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Intelligent Automation full-time

    Pros

    The people are very nice and welcoming. The work can be challenging and interesting.

    Cons

    It is a small company that feels like big company. Does not feel very entrepreneurial.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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