Intralinks

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Intralinks Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
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Intralinks Director, President & CEO Ronald W. Hovsepian
Ronald W. Hovsepian
47 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  

    Great company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Intralinks

    Pros

    great company to work for, strong growth

    Cons

    Top down communications can be better

  2.  

    Interesting place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Nice and hardworking people, treats their engineers pretty well

    Cons

    Lots of politics in the management side

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company with strong prospects for growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Intralinks is a strong company under good management with excellent prospects for growth in the collaboration software market.

    The company has a leadership position in financial markets with their virtual data room product used in M&A deals. Under current management this business is growing and taking market share. Over the last couple of years management have invested heavily in the enterprise colllaboration (sync and share) space. This is a crowded market, but Intralinks' heritage supporting highly regulated, strategic transactions gives the company a unique perspective that resonates with security-conscious customers.

    Cons

    This is a fast-paced environment undergoing a lot of change - full of potential but not for everyone. The commute to Charlestown can be tough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay the course.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great benefits but complete disorganization and unrealistic expectations.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Open-ended vacation policy, flexible schedules, decent compensation, relatively friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    Intralinks has a lot of promise: It's a fairly established company with a broad customer base. But, there is a lack of effective management. People are expected to agree with management although there is an illusion of free speech. There is a tendency toward group-think and a herd mentality, so independent thought is indirectly discouraged. Management tends to talk mostly with other managers, so there is very little guidance for those who'd like more structure in their work place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more visible. Come to work, talk to your employees, and go to your group's meetings. For upper management, get a better understanding of the development of your products, so that you understand why items are developed as they are. Ask your managers to communicate more effectively to you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 8 people found this helpful  

    Poor Management, Title Inflation, Lack of Integrity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    like the saying goes, even if you put lipstick on a pig, it’s still a pig.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Started out like gangbusters with new executive team but energy and change are not sustainable.

    I had high hopes with the new exec team – new strategy, new direction, and new leadership. But like the saying goes, even if you put lipstick on a pig, it’s still a pig. The tight handedness of information and control of process demonstrates a true lack of trust on their part. .

    Cons

    Lack of resources to key areas other than sales, lip service to corporate goals, and no supporting programs like launch celebrations or opportunities for people to share and collaborate. It's all work and no play. Transparency is still an issue and it looks like you're building a crony network

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Earn back the trust and respect we offered you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Challenging place, working its way through a turnaround

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Intralinks full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Employees get to make a real contribution to the success of the company
    The new management team is moving the company in the right direction
    New product focus has the potential to be huge growth opportunity

    Cons

    Career path guidance is often lacking
    Communication between departments still needs to be much better
    Many teams are still under staffed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lose sight of the critical details as we refocus the company.

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

    Excellent company if you are starting your technology career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Architect in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Architect in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Intralinks full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    People are great, Work pressure is less, Great 9-5 job if you are average smart. Product development managers lack leadership skills especially motivating and helping younger professionals manage and grow their career. They are very good task masters, for the lack of better words. Work for few years and move on. My two cents.

    Cons

    Limited career growth, Lack of clear management vision

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clear product vision, run the company as product engineering company not as a utility company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great at their core business, very challenged in all aspects of back office execution.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great employees around the globe, Marketing and Sales are rebuilding under good leadership, Finance is rebuilding under good leadership, Service is very good and consistent.

    Cons

    Turnover has handicapped the organization at all levels and in all offices. The company needs to be more aggressive with stock rewards to the employees, another round of high executive stock awards might stall growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share the stock with employees (too much in executive compensation), stabilize the turnover, and get closer to the key customers at all levels.

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

    Wonderful in the beginning, downhill with new management

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Intralinks

    Pros

    Was a great company with a can do attitude

    Cons

    New Senior Management with CPO title killed the company's innovation. Hired a tyrant, no one wants to work there anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people with respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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