Iron Data Reviews

Updated August 14, 2015
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  1. Managing Growth

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Iron Data full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible, accommodating work hours; some impressive managers; supportive peers, weekly snacks, (work from home on snow days). Competitive benefits package.

    Cons

    Infrastructure needs improvement, company does not appear to value it's people, little opportunity for career development. Owned by investment group that a few years ago, acquired several private software companies servicing a government sector. The organization continues to work towards a balance between client support resources and growth.

    Advice to Management

    There appears to be a disconnect between current client support, financial accountability, account management, and development resources. Potential clients will talk to current clients, so keeping current clients happy will fuel growth. Too many decisions made by remote upper management hinders progressive inter-departmental change that could benefit the performance of the larger organization. Appears to be a bit bureaucratic for an organization that could function as a more agile, cross-functional collaborative.


  2. QE Engineer

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    Current Employee - North Carolina in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - North Carolina in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Iron Data full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very flexible work hours, stress free work environment, weekly snacks

    Cons

    Infrastructure needs improvement, company is cheap, technology is outdated, no defined career paths


  3. Helpful (1)

    Excellent place to work, very rewarding!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company has a vision for the future and developing solid roadmaps. The people are wonderful to work with, its like a family and everyone pitches in. Very talented people that want to make a difference. There is work life balance, pay is in line with market and a smaller company. Executive team is very engaged and care and constantly looking for ways to grow and reward the employees.

    Cons

    Onboarding was a little slow, you need to be a self starter but all the information, tools, and people are available to you. They are starting a learning environment for onboarding and for continuous learning and development so this should not be a challenge moving forward.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    Customer interface

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Iron Data full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers. Free coffee. Convenient location.

    Cons

    Poor compensation. Poor operating practices. Amateurish managers. Poor business performance.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue.


  6. Great software development environment!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Talented group of people with good team work and cooperation. Industry average compensation and quite a reasonable benefits package.

    Cons

    Not quick enough to adapt to newer technologies and sometimes struggling to keep the existing software infrastructure in good shape, not enough training.


  7. Helpful (1)

    I love coming to work every day

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Iron Data full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people are the best. Every day is busy and everyone can make a difference.

    Cons

    Innovation is tough, and there isn't a lot of training. People have to use PTO when they are sick so often come in sick and infect the others.

    Advice to Management

    Allow time for employees to be trained. Add 5 sick days to current vacation package.


  8. Helpful (4)

    Terrible

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Co workers and willingness to help each other.

    Cons

    Lack of training and ability to support clients with a product that does not work. Lack of support from upper management regarding the software for the clients when it breaks due to system enhancements. High turnover and low pay.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Good working environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Iron Data full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    1. You can always find people who ready to help. It is a fun place to work. 2. Every team has set of mentors. 3. Plenty of opportunities to learn different technologies. 4. Managers do not micro-manage. 5. Plenty of work; I am not bored at all. 6. I am well paid based on my experience. 7. Regular company wide meetings.

    Cons

    1. 14 days of PTOs.

    Advice to Management

    Please change the number of PTO days.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Growing company with opportunities for growth.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Iron Data full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Mature individuals who have a lot of experience. Company values employees and treats everyone with respect. Company values diversity.

    Cons

    Growing company so there are lot of challenges.

    Advice to Management

    Start more employee team building events, Stop mediocre snacks (better snacks), Continue with communication.


  11. Helpful (5)

    Hard to not get frustrated working here

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

    I worked at Iron Data full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    *flexible work schedule *casual environment – can wear jeans everyday and shorts on friday's *parking garage *good location in Raleigh *talented pool of employees *ability to travel

    Cons

    *Pay is well below market for all positions *Versa software is archaic and was not designed well. *Product management does not exist so all of the software updates were bandaids for other issues which leaves the software with multiple bandaids so when code is updated something that was previously working then breaks *high turnover - in the short time I was there 20 people left the company *Resourcing is an issue, especially with developers. Developers are assigned to a project for a month and then put on another project. It delays client deliverables and wastes time as new developers need ramp up time. *Training does not exist. It was incredibly challenging to get help to learn software, project methodology and resource responsibilities/guidelines. *there were only a few senior people that knew the software well and they were overwhelmed with all of their projects and people asking them questions so it was hard to get assistance. I once had to schedule time to ask somebody questions because their time was so valuable and they were incredibly busy. I could only do an hour every once in awhile when that individual was free. It was absolutely ridiculous *written training/user guide documentation is outdated and inaccurate. *It was unclear which items are configurable within system for BA to work on versus sending to development *junior staff did not get any training and were not mentored as promised. *I did not feel like I gained any valuable skills while I worked there. *multiple lawsuits filed against company *when my project would have been over this year I was unsure if there would have been anything for me to have worked on *company is still in startup mode but is well past the startup phase *there is no management of people only management of projects upper management is slow to bring about change. *managers within the office are great but have resistance to change from Upper Management *If you are a entry level business analyst this is not the place for you *no work life balance – many people work work late nights and weekends to keep their project deliverables on track huge risk with having only 1 person who can perform a task without any backup. When resource was on vacation the work would have to wait until they returned *communication is lacking in all areas especially from the top down

    Advice to Management

    Address the compensation issue and show your associates you are vested and are making changes. Address resourcing issues and give people support instead of sticking them in chaotic situations when they onboard. If you want to make Raleigh the headquarters for your organization you have a lot of work ahead of you. Communicate more and be quicker about implementing change.



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