Intrinsyc Software Reviews

Updated March 8, 2015
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  1. Excellent company with good embedded software technology capabiliities

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Programmer in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Programmer in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Intrinsyc Software

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, salary and work-life balance were all good.

    Cons

    Ability to respond to changes in business realities was very limiting


  2. Trouble Ahead Here

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Intrinsyc Software

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good teamwork ethic and a customer centric product team driven to perform. Some solid engineering talent remains, although the brain drain is rapidly becoming evident. Caring employees with a desire to succeed.

    Cons

    Executive management continues to manage for the very near term. A culture of pursuing opportunities that are outside the core competence of the company results in sacrificing stability and consistency. Chronically behind in scheduled deliveries to customers. Layoffs have decimated the company leaving little expertise in core businesses and emerging technologies. Sales team seems unfocused and could use serious upgrades.

    Advice to Management

    It is time to stop cutting corners. Either sell off your assets and return some value to shareholders or put some needed emphasis on building the business.


  3. Intrinsyc Software outsources to China

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Intrinsyc Software

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits were great especially the health care benefits. Also a nice group of people to work with.

    Cons

    Very bad management decisions in the last year. Gave away services to a potential customer with no guarantee of a return. Bought a small company in China and proceed to lay off the entire Bellevue office and outsource jobs to China. Tacky. Upper management to far removed from the people who actually do all the work.

    Advice to Management

    Scrum is a waste of time. Passing up good people for promotion and hiring from outside is bad for morale especially considering the quality of people who were hired. Need better sales people too.


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  5. Intrinsyc is a great company to work for if you like programming for devices

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Setup Engineer
    Current Employee - Setup Engineer

    I have been working at Intrinsyc Software

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It was an challenging environment with very talented and decicated employees. They had some of the best medical and dental benefits that I have ever had. The work was appropriate for my skills and kept challenging me to learn more each day. The company is international and headquarted in Vancouver, BC, Canada. I thought this would be a detriment, but it didn't seem to be at all. The management flew around to all the locations to try and keep the employees abreast of the latest changes in the company and the software product lines. The vacation and sick time benefits were also very good.

    Cons

    I did have many weeks where I would work way more than 40 hours. In the setup area I had to fix problems that might occur in the build of the setups at odd hours of the day and week, even weekends. So at times I was tied to my computer at work and after hours at home. If I left town for vacations, I usually took my laptop with me so that I could keep abreast of what was happening at work and make any changes when needed. Also, there were times when we could have been better kept knowlegeable of the product directions being sought by customers.

    Advice to Management

    There should have been more people keeping the employees up to date on product acceptance and things we could have done to make the products more enticing to the customers.


  6. Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Intrinsyc Software

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting work, good training, excellent leadership.

    Cons

    Pay and benefits could be a little higher.


  7. Once upon a time....

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    Former Employee - Developer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Developer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Intrinsyc Software full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People were generally cool to work with; we had the occasional anger-management case and a raging alcoholic or two, but things were usually smoothed over or fixed.

    Cons

    Management was cheap like creamed wheat.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so cheap. When you look at R&D versus Sales and Marketing (also known as S&M), you see how much money goes to each. Programmers get cool stuff, the marketing and sales people enjoy lavish lunches, and the lower-end of the food chain is either eating a slice of pizza or out of a contain brought from home. If you want loyalty in business in this city, you'd better be willing to pay for it.


  8. My time at Intrinsyc Software

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    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Intrinsyc Software full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Intrinsyc provided a pretty good company culture and the matching of RRSPs was a nice perk. I did like management, but I hear there have been some changes made since the time I was there.

    Cons

    Matching RRSP contributions only at the end of the year didn't work in my favour when laid off.


  9. On the leading edge of technology

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    An opportunity to work on the latest and greatest technology from Intel, Qualcomm, Broadcom, Freescale, TI, Nvidia, and others. Always something new and challenging to work on.

    Cons

    Company is cheap. Salaries and benefits are good, but work environment is just OK, and the company doesn't invest to grow, so you are always a little nervous about the future.

    Advice to Management

    CEO is driving force in company, particularly working strategic partnerships and sales, however he doesn't seem to have much support. or authority to invest in business. You need to invest in Sales, R&D and marketing to grow the business.


  10. good work environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Intrinsyc Software

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    interesting work
    bonuses are good
    like working for engineering manager and CEO

    Cons

    future of company is uncertain
    office could be nicer

    Advice to Management

    need some new equipment and office furniture - maybe move to a better location


  11. consider the amount of change!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Intrinsyc Software

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots to learn
    Opportunities to take on challenges
    Some exceptionally talented people
    Some people who really care to make something happen

    Cons

    Consider how much the company has changed when reading any of these reviews -- very little that anyone says might apply today! This company has been through huge changes in the business, in the management team, etc....

    Advice to Management

    it will be interesting to see the next iteration of this company -- I'd like to see it survive and be able to rebuild.



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