Intralinks Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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Intralinks Director, President & CEO Ronald W. Hovsepian
Ronald W. Hovsepian
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Pros
  • Excellent compensation, decent work/life balance, competitive benefits (in 5 reviews)

  • Good pay, flexible work schedule, laid back management (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • New Senior Management with CPO title killed the company's innovation (in 5 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Run for the Hills!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun job - get to work with very smart clients and always learning about new technology that IntraLinks creates. Some technology is new to the world, which is exciting!

    Cons

    Management team has no idea what they are doing. They have embarrassed themselves in front of customers to the point of being escorted out of clients by security. They changed the company culture from fun to fearful in a matter of months. The commission drastically was cut at the beginning of this year. Management is breathing down your neck for results.

    Advice to Management

    Get a new head of sales in place and turn the company around before it is too late and it is run into the ground! Reinstate the fun culture so that you have more employees that care about what they are doing every day!


  2. Helpful (1)

    Enter at your own risk

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Generally a good group of people "in the trenches", good name recognition in the vertical markets the company plays in.

    Cons

    reorgs every 6 months, constant RIFs, knowledgeable people with 10+ years of experience let go because of internal politics, constant reduction in benefits (health care, etc) every year, rampant cronyism. Company change direction on a dime and months of work can be scrapped with little or no explanation. The culture has really changed to the point of being toxic

    Advice to Management

    I should never have 6 managers in the span of 2 years, enough with the reorgs already. The culture of IntraLinks used to be great, its now beyond repair.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Starting all over on the wrong foot.....

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Services Representative in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Client Services Representative in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Intralinks full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They over pay employees. This truly is the only pro working for this company. So if you are looking for short term with big money; this is your place.

    Cons

    The company is consistly change management to better align goals and strategy, however, they keep running around in circles. Working for this company reminds me of role-play as a child. Management is pretending like it knows who to hire, what strategy to implement and aligning company goals with individual contribution from employees. The wrong people are at the top of the chain and don't want to let anyone in and the people with ideas, experience and strategy are at the bottom. Upper management is very threaten by the intelligence of the employees, however, they look for the best and expect the best. When you get in you have to act dumb and be a robot to attain tenure. It's very counter-productive. If there's even a hint of intelligence that radiates from you--in the words of Donald Trump-- YOU'RE FIRED.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being intimidated by the intelligent people you hire. For example, someone that has worked at a Fortune 500 company shouldn't be fired for no reason other than their manager being threatened. If you hire the right people at the top, they should want to empower their team to grow within the company; not keep them stagnant. Please do something about morale, but I highly think you really don't care, because it shows. Human Resources is a joke and you should really be careful, because I foresee lots of wrongful termination lawsuits coming your way.


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  5. Sick, diseased, toxic.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Intralinks full-time

    Pros

    Interesting products and technology. Strong potential for sales growth in solid enterprise space. A few good persons scattered here and there in the organization. Excellent pay. CEO seems like a good person but hasn't done enough to make a difference.

    Cons

    Crushing workload. Slave driving management. Highly political environment - infighting, backstabbing, sycophants. Group think - there is only one right way to solve the problem. Alternative approaches are belittled. Promotions given to those who think the same way managers do. If you are not actively throwing someone else under the bus, then someone is throwing you under the bus. Highly adversarial atmosphere. Unprofessional conduct by certain senior managers. Command and control approach to management. Little delegation of decision-making. Collaboration at the team level is not encouraged or supported. Individuals do collaborate, but have to seek them out. Most employees don't care about the problems you need to solve unless you show them what is in it for them and how it will make them look good. Very poor communication internally. The attitude seems to be that employees don't need to know why, just that they have to do their job and shut up.

    Advice to Management

    Still have a chance to improve the culture, but time is running out.


  6. Helpful (10)

    Poor Management, Title Inflation, Lack of Integrity

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Intralinks full-time (More than a 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 Management

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


  7. Helpful (7)

    Stay Away!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Charlestown, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Charlestown, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Intralinks full-time (Less than a 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 Management

    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.


  8. Helpful (5)

    Questionable Culture

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Intralinks full-time (Less than a 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


  9. Helpful (7)

    Big potential zero execution

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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?


  10. Helpful (6)

    Worse company ever!!!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    ???


  11. Helpful (5)

    Beware of this company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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



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