Intelligent Software Solutions Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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Pros
  • Pay is pretty good, but they have great benefits (in 7 reviews)

  • Middle management keeps this company afloat, TONS of great people work here (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Management is clueless, arrogant, vindictive and misguided (in 3 reviews)

  • Upper management "good old boys club" has virtually no experience running a large business (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Intelligent Software Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Current project is good about staying current on technology. Work with some bright engineers.

    Cons

    A lot of young management that is learning to manage well.


  2. Software Engineer

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer IV
    Former Employee - Software Engineer IV

    Pros

    Most of the employees are very competent. Most of the projects utilize current technology. The benefits are perhaps the best feature of the company although not sure how long that will last.

    Cons

    Smaller company and very vulnerable to DOD spending fluctuations. Management is somewhat inexperienced and not promoted for their people skills. Somewhat of a stressful atmosphere as survival can depend on project funding and political prowess of management.


  3. Good COmpany

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO

    Pros

    great people, great work, great opportunity

    Cons

    managers learning to be managers.


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  5. Great place to be

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    Current Employee - Field Support Representative in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Field Support Representative in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Intelligent Software Solutions (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, challenging dynamics between the software and customer needs. Easy to get along with everyone

    Cons

    Staying plugged into the technology while deployed is difficult. Constant restructuring of roles and responsibilities makes it difficult to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within. Cultivate the skills and reward the people. Sometimes the best ideas are held at the lowest echelons.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Great Benefits

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Intelligent Software Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are amazing. If you work in the colorado office it's awesome.

    Cons

    I don't feel they care enough about the people who work there. When a certain position has a high turn over rate due to a manager, why continue to let them manage people? Also, unwilling to pay for required training such as the security+.


  7. Good company, good people, sometimes a bit over eager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Intelligent Software Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment. Really good people. Always striving to keep up with technology trends.

    Cons

    Sometime they strive a little too hard to keep up with trends and jump the gun on new technologies that never gain traction.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on customer needs instead of technological innovation.


  8. Great place with the right team

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Intelligent Software Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Still one of the best benefit packages in Colorado Springs. Many good engineers and team leads.

    Cons

    Management can be haphazard and inexperienced, but they are well intentioned and when on the right team, you can get traction on good projects.

    Advice to Management

    Actually, management has their work cut out for them due to the customer. Promoting team building activities aside from the Hackathon would be nice to encourage morale.


  9. Senior Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Intelligent Software Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and work environment

    Cons

    Dependent on Federal DoD work.


  10. Good Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good environment and very relaxing

    Cons

    Buddy buddy corporation. If you want to succeed, make sure you are part of the lunch bunch. Vertical growth is limited, to non existent.


  11. Great Company in 2005, Lousy one now

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Intelligent Software Solutions full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, 100% paid benefits, Good salaries. Christmas parties used to be nice

    Cons

    I worked for this firm for 6+ years and generally received excellent performance reviews as well as a number of promotions. As military funding drew down, the company initiated a series of layoffs. At most similar employers, in defense sector, it is common to receive 90 days notice of a layoff and have plenty of time to say goodbye and get your affairs in order. At ISS, we received one week of notice and, rather than a personal goodbye, the layoff was a "gang bang" where they put the whole group in a room and had security escort them out immediately. Extremely demeaning and not much of a thank you for 8 years of service. I can say in the strongest terms NEVER WORK HERE or count on these guys to provide any long term career path. Buddy system company that will jettison its better people callously at the first sign of a funding issue.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company



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