Liaison International

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Liaison International Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
4 Reviews
3.3
4 Reviews

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  1.  

    The Arsenal Building is old and wonderful. Liaison is solid and strong and growing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Webadmit Rails Developer in Watertown, MA
    Former Employee - Webadmit Rails Developer in Watertown, MA

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

    Pros

    Nice Building. Great, great on-site perks: food and booze. The management really really is interested in your attitude and welfare. There is a strong concern for your health and well-being. There is support for learning and growth. Expense money flows. Salary is very competitive. Benefits top notch. Work location top notch. Too bad we can't have all the Athena perks.

    Cons

    The market for higher-higher education application is very strong and growing. New markets open every month!
    But. Bringing a new client on-board is not the most exciting technical opportunity. These are PICKY clients and that's good. The chain from negotiation with client to implementation by software team is VERY well worked out, but not visible to the software guy.
    The name "Liaison International" means absolutely nothing. Hard to spell. Strange to pronounce.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay very very close attention to the morale of the software teams and, especially, work to facilitate communication among the teams. These teams can feel that they are competing for status and attention. Don't let that happen!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, bad business

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

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

    Pros

    There are great people throughout the company that can be lifelong friends. There lots of work gatherings and nice perks to keep the environment lively and comfortable.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth. Opportunities to become a permanent worker is scarce. Doing more work than your fellow coworkers makes no difference as far as permanent status

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Strong disconnect between leadership and workers.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Watertown, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Watertown, MA

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

    Pros

    Location is accessible by car and public transport, co-workers have a strong team spirit and good for independent thinkers who don't need a lot of direction or technical help.

    Cons

    For a software company, there is an amazing lack of technical leadership and understanding. Company values are more suited to a corporate environment instead of a young, creative atmosphere that welcomes innovative thinking. It's a more robotic assembly line than an open, engaging workplace. We need more people who know to manage and understand technology instead of people who don't know the impact of the promises they make.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The disconnect between leadership and workers is the biggest problem. Unfortunately, senior leadership is locked away in their offices and don't talk to the people creating the actual products. They have a lot of benefits and freedoms and the actual workers are treated as an unimportant part of the company that is easily replaceable. There is a lot of turnover in less skilled positions and compensation across the board is well below average. Lately a lot of longterm people have left while there are plenty of new senior managers. Less than 10% of promotions are internal and there is not a lot of room for upward mobility. The new senior managers brought in from other companies don't understand the challenges before being given the reins to run the place and make changes for the sake of change. Not sure anyone in charge knows what's going on below them, but employees are not given any sense of stability and no one up above bothers to find out about problems.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Developer for large web application

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

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

    Pros

    Thriving company, stable business model

    Cons

    Very Corporate, not a very technical work force. Management can be a bit obtuse

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The culture and environment is not one that will likely to excite young and active web developers. The software developed here is the future of the company and that means you need to take better care of your software teams.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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