Intralinks Reviews

Updated October 5, 2014
Updated October 5, 2014
95 Reviews
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Intralinks Director, President & CEO Ronald W. Hovsepian
Ronald W. Hovsepian
46 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They offer an excellent work life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • The software dev team has a smart & energized group of people (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior Management doesn't understand the changing markets (in 5 reviews)

  • Work life balance is non existent (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Joined the FP&A Team and left after 3 months - Manager doesn't know how to delegate

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Vending machine discounts were pretty good , some people were cool and that's about it!

    Cons

    Felt like I went back in time 90's or 80's, the ERP system was a dinosaur and the excel models were clunky and time consuming (copy/paste from one to another every week), not enough time to analysis any type of data. Meetings with leadership were painful . My grand-mom always said "penny wise dollar foolish".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update your financial systems and improve the culture of the company. as my manager who was used to working there for years and never changed or will change, people like that are the cancer of any company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Beware of this company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Intralinks full-time

    Pros

    work life was pretty nice in this organization.

    Cons

    paranoid micromanaging
    unethical management
    unethical use of colleagues for workplace bullying
    unethical use of fake anonymous surveys to gauge satisfaction with salary or work culture
    constant monitoring of your happiness to gauge whether you will leave the company or stay
    false accusations and your reputation being damaged by colleagues and managers
    patronizing compliments that lacked sincerity
    Huge turnover all the time.
    Fake smiles all around and lack of sincerity is a definite turnoff.
    inability to use your knowledge in productive way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Terminate employees if you don't feel they are a fit , don't use workplace bullying .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Worse company ever!!!

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    None - what a waste of time it was working for this company. I only realize it after leaving that I wasted a lot of energy there.

    Cons

    Many!!! No direction, poor management, poor relationships, no vision, no team work, no excitement around any thing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ???

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 5 people found this helpful  

    Big potential zero execution

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Intralinks

    Pros

    The good things about this company are the vending machine items (25 cent per soda and bubble gum)

    Cons

    The company has no culture except for the sales team who believe they own the company. Managers have no idea how to acquire, develop and manage the team members, these managers became managers because people have left or quit the company. HR is pretty bad, I agree with other comments. Anyone applying for this company should have nothing else on the table to accept and work at IL. Also huge turn over. :)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It won't matter what I say but I will put it this way after you hit your head against the wall for 100 times, will you continue?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Questionable Culture

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager

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

    Pros

    Good pay, strong market presence for company

    Cons

    East Coast culture, very political. Make sure you cover your a-- whomever you deal with

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 6 people found this helpful  

    Warning : CSM Nightshift Amsterdam (Just impossible to do!)
    Well let's see where should I start ....

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    Former Employee - CSM in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - CSM in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

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

    Pros

    decent Salary,kind colleagues, big office

    Cons

    Backstabbing culture, Impossible deadlines, manager,prolong Initial contract from 2x months to until 6 !

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Send someone competent to the European office in Amsterdam!

    @ Also I'd like to warn possible new candidates for this role of the following:

    - Watch out when providing your references , mine our now ruined! because of the "reference check agency" that took care of my background check ! (these people are very unprofessional)

    - A 2x months initial contract is just to short ! especially if you need to perform the job in different languages !

    -A lot of empty promisses in regards to career advancement.

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

    Stay Away!

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Charlestown, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Charlestown, MA

    I have been working at Intralinks full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Some good benefits. Can't think of anything else.

    Cons

    It is a production shop and no more. A positive culture is non-existent. The employees hate working there but will not speak out for fear of retribution. The employees have to watch out for each other, as they will knife you in the back.

    The business model is exclusively tied to a short release model. It is specifically geared to produce revenue without updating any of the code.

    If you are an indian or Pakistani, you might be ok.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs a yearlong crash course in managing people. I can't enumerate the mistakes in this small forum.
    Start treating people with respect, it just might help them endure a bit longer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    would give zero stars if I could

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    Former Employee - Senior UNIX Administrator in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior UNIX Administrator in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    I could work from home as much as I wanted and was arguably overpaid for the role I was in.

    Cons

    There was a lot of attrition whilst working there in all the departments, so it was difficult getting guidance as most people were new. I was remotely managed, given little work, but still asked to punch time cards. In my team directly, there were some talented people, but they were unmotivated due to the shouting and antagonistic culture of the more tenured, but less capable, senior staffers. It was probably the least professional place I've ever worked and it was not unusual to get harassed via email or on team calls, for no other reason than colleagues trying to demonstrate their authority.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember the company is made up of more than just a sales team. Don't waste time trying to appear like a mature company with development plans for employees if none of the management will actually participate in them. Try to maintain decent, qualified staff and remove the employees that are actually obstructing productivity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 8 people found this helpful  

    Poor Management, Title Inflation, Lack of Integrity

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    Current Employee - Marketing Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Some nice people, 25 cent soda machines, and located across from Grand Central.

    Cons

    Bad management can be like porn: hard to define, but you know it when you see it. Intralinks is full of bad management with a nice touch of blame culture.

    You have an arrogant upper management who put themselves above the team and have created a culture where it’s ‘me or us in management against you the employee." The hallmark of the company is to recognize who’s the boss, where there is a separation of ‘us’ from ‘them", and to keep blaming each other so that nothing is actually fixed. The few "gems in the rough" are hard to find.

    At Intralinks, there is a difference between the public agenda and the “behind-closed-door agenda.” Management wanting to protect their knowledge and power with a ‘I know more than you and I’m not going to share" attitude that fuels the blame culture and create chaos unnecessarily.

    Cover your ass is key. Because people are not trustworthy and constantly protecting their backs you need to document every correspondence. Everyone is afraid that if they don’t document something they’ll be the fall guy. It’s extremely defeating.

    Management for sales and marketing have poor delegation skills and don’t manage the team. For instance, Intralinks has "drive-by delegation". SVP and VP management see someone at the water cooler and say, ‘I’ve been thinking about this, I’d like you to do this,’ but they don’t look back until two weeks later when the project is going in the wrong direction or two employees discover they are working on the same things but with different people. Expectations are unclear, often given after a project is half done, and the accountability is either lacking completely or unrealistic.

    To delegate and manage well you’ve got to know the strengths of your people, and the only way is to get to know them is to spend time with them. SVP of Marketing does not interact with her team - she talks only to her direct reports. She also decided it was more important to be in the Charlestown Office near Boston, rather than the NYC office where her team resides.
    Perfect example of arrogant management and "us" versus "you".

    From an HR perspective, they changed the US vacation policies to "up to managers discretion." This means at any time your manager can reject your vacation - including the day before. Should your manager change, so does your vacation availabilities. Combine this with poor management and you have yourself a perfect storm of personal hatred.

    DO NOT WORK FOR THIS COMPANY.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    On the off chance they listen - my advice is to build a trusting organization rather than continue the blame culture you've created.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 6 people found this helpful  

    Worst company I ever worked for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

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

    Pros

    Great way to discover the most expensive restaurants in your territory

    Cons

    Inept management who have no clue how to run a business and motivate people, no work-life balance, no upward mobility possible. Stay away from this train wreck; ridiculous atmosphere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fair compensation packages

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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