Ironside Group

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Ironside Group Reviews

Updated July 8, 2014
Updated July 8, 2014
5 Reviews
3.6
5 Reviews
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  1.  

    Let's grow together

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ironside Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Career growth potential, learning opportunity, high compensation, intelligent management, abundance of resources, hot space, constantly evolving, values employees, great people, great work environment.

    Cons

    This company wants to grow. I see a few complaints about the high amount of hours. If you want to sit in a cubicle and take a paycheck, Ironside is not for you. If you want to fight daily to help it grow while enhancing your skill set to grow professionally, Ironside may be for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the pedal to the medal.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Surrounded by Talent

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ironside Group

    Pros

    Tight partnership with IBM -- creates opportunities
    Great talent pool, few egos, generous knowledge sharing
    Compensation and benefits well above average

    Cons

    Tight partnership with IBM -- sometimes get steamrolled by Big Blue
    Experiencing typical pains that any growing company would
    Occasional mismatch of resources' skills with project requirements

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know your employees better -- both skillwise and personally
    Be careful that growth goals don't compromise quality -- brand damage is hard to undo

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Know what you are getting into and its O.K.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant

    I worked at Ironside Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Like the other reviews stated, there are many talented individuals as this company. There is also a tie to IBM. Everyone is friendly and there is a bit of a team atmosphere but if you do not live it the Boston area, there is quite a bit less of a team environment. Pay and benefits are competitive.

    Cons

    Expect a 50-70 hour work week for your pay. You are expected to bill 40 hours plus a mandatory development program plus many internal meetings plus travel time. Travel time is not part of the 40 hours and mileage under 75 miles each way is not reimbursed, which seems illegal and if it isn't just the wrong message to employees. Phone bills are not reimbursed and it feels like the sales team is less under the gun than the consulting team. Rules are very rigid with regards to how projects are run. I don't think management understand growth quite yet as they seem to be growing for the sake of growing and are still very focused on nickles, dimes and how things were as to how they could be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on clients first and consultants second. The bottom line will be there and you will have less turnover and much happier staff.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Hire and Fire Organization. They bill more number of dollars to the customer for a simple work which everyone can do.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Ironside Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Yes, It is a good organization if you look at the people who has more technical background.

    Cons

    They are just showcasing they have 100% or 200% growth and actually they don't. They are simply playing a game in market to sell the company as much as I can believe.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Best employer you could ever find

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant  in  Lexington, MA
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in Lexington, MA

    I worked at Ironside Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Everyone is extremely talented and motivated
    - Upper management is very open. They listen to you and truly care about you
    - Very good company culture. This is the best place to work

    Cons

    There is really no negative. I have to leave due to personal reasons and always dream to be coming back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As the company grows so fast, please keep hiring the most talented and maintain the culture. I really like the upper management style.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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