Neudesic Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
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  1. Neudesic is a good place to work; you get out of it what you put into it.

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    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Neudesic full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    I've been with Neudesic for over 6 years. Not every day is an easy day, but all things considered Neudesic is a great place to work. In my time at Neudesic, I've been able to have many different roles and contribute to the company in many different ways. My hard work has been rewarded in most cases with promotion opportunities, increased responsibilities, and awards. To survive and thrive at Neudesic, you really need to work hard and do your best. This isn't a place where you can slide by without putting in effort.

    Cons

    The benefits aren't exceptional. There's no 401(k) matching for example. The company's reliance on Microsoft technologies tends to hold the company back in some aspects.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Can be ok depending on the project you get assigned and if you are willing to "Drink the Kool-Aid"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant III in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant III in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Neudesic full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Higher than average salaries, work with other high level individuals, there are times when working 40 hours over a holiday can earn you gift cards and such.

    Cons

    Its not a consulting company, don't let them miss lead you in the interview like they do with everyone else. maybe at best 10% of the business they get would be from a "consulting" perspective. You will be a contractor no if and buts about it, only difference is you don't get to pick your client they are assigned and either you go or you quit simple as that. If you do get to a client site and want a transfer to another client due to terrible working conditions good luck, better chance if you just quit and get a new job.. all that matters here is BILLABLE hours, not employee satisfaction or keeping good talent, just who can bill for me today...

    Advice to Management

    tell the truth when hiring about the conditions ie: you are a contractor most of the time, take care of employees who want a change in atmosphere, Spend more money on giving your "consultants" the tools the need for the job, instead of being cheap where it counts. Race cars and razzle dazzle parties don't get it done when explaining to a client why we don't have the tools we need to do the job.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Good place to learn technology. Little investment in employees. High turnover rate

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Practice Director
    Former Employee - Practice Director

    I worked at Neudesic full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a great place to learn technology and work with some seasoned professionals.

    Cons

    Company does very little investment in employee development, does not place high value on employees. There is a small group of leaders in the Technology Platform Group and long time consultants that are valued and have an established good old boy network. However, outside of that group your time is numbered and opportunity for growth and advancement very limited. Company will let you go with no notice even if you are performing well. Founders rely on input from their senior management who lack people management skills and are more technically focused. Management expects results with little investment in sales and marketing.

    Advice to Management

    Create a senior management team that is empowered to invest in and retain employees and have experienced managing people. A company is only as good as its employees and you create loyalty by investing in your people instead of seeing them as a costs of doing business.

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  5. Helpful (4)

    Good ol' boy club reigns supreme

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    Former Employee - QA Consultant II in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - QA Consultant II in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Neudesic full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The salary was competitive and the hardware and software is top notch.

    Cons

    if you aren't a part of the good ol'd boy network, then your time at Neudesic is very limited. They will work you and work you, "ask"/force you to work OT, then tell you to only charge for 40 hours a week. This occurs across most/all projects. There are times when they expect you to drop everything and travel, which is fine. However, if you put in too much OT, then it's YOUR fault because of bad management of the SDLC practice.

    If you're single, fairly bright, and are a "yes man" ... then this is the company for you. However, if you have values, voice your opinion or try to follow SDLC best practices (example: don't make changes directly to Production, don't force major changes the day before a major release, allow time for testing, etc.), then you will be a labeled a "troublemaker." This isn't just my opinion but it's one shared by a lot of people that have worked for the company as well as still work for the company (but can't speak out because of fear of losing their job).

    Advice to Management

    Allow your workers to work and stay out of the way of the projects.

  6. Helpful (4)

    Great Microsoft partner with smart, experienced people but going through some growing pains and organizational changes.

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    Former Employee - Principal Consultant I in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant I in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Neudesic full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    The people are smart and experienced with 10-20 years experience being typically. Quite a few ex-Microsoft employees, MVPs and Microsoft Certified Masters too.

    Nationally (especially in Irvine CA-their HQ, Phoenix AZ, Seattle WA, Philadelphia PA and Houston TX) they have done very innovative large project work for global companies like Microsoft, Hyatt, Ball Aerospace, Columbia Sportwear, Amazon, Xerox, PricewaterhouseCooper, etc. Neudesic also has solid partnerships with Microsoft (top 10 national system integrator), AvePoint (SharePoint), Xamarin (cross-platform .NET mobile development-Mono), Tableau (Rich BI user experience), SAP/Theobald/pmOne (SAP CountERPart SQL/BI reporting solution),...

    With 18 offices in the US and 2 well established India offices Neudesic has fairly good US coverage and rates. Recent national restructuring is allowing Neudesic to go after bigger accounts, companies and projects although they try to staff regionally to reduce travel and improve work/life balance. Salaries are above the system integrator market average. Neudesic has grown steadily without venture capital funding or debt for 12 years. The 3 founders are still in place and don't plan to sell or leave any time soon which adds stability.

    Neudesic also has several excellent custom built products they develop, sell and support like NeuronESB - .a NET-based system integration solution and Pulse - an on premise Enterprise social collaboration web solution. They also have built solutions like PriceSpider and CountERPart that they sell. Neudesic is willing to invest in good ideas from their employees and turn them into products and solutions when it is a good fit versus losing a good employee or idea to the market.

    Cons

    Smaller Neudesic offices have had significant issues that have hurt new sales and movement from smaller staff augmentation engagements to larger strategic project work: very competitive system integrator landscape, lack of Neudesic name recognition, lack of available and skilled local resources, recent Neudesic corporate changes from a regional to a national sales pursuit model,... Neudesic runs its consulting services delivery staffing model very lean. They tend to only hire when work is sold and lay off solid performers and more experienced hires if it appears they'll be on the bench for long.

    Advice to Management

    Smaller offices that are struggling with sales need more leadership mentoring, sales guidance, staff coaching and hiring leeway from headquarters to turn around a history of average performance. Too often the smaller offices are run too lean on staffing, sales and leadership to grow the way they need to.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Lot's of opportunity to be part of a fast growing company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Neudesic

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Thought leadership and strong, smart people.

    Cons

    Staffing can be a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    none.

  8. Helpful (2)

    Sinking like a Titanic! Once the project is over you will be let go!!

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    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Houston, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    No pros at all! No 401K Match, medical insurance is with super high premiums. No bonuses!

    Cons

    - If you are sick you are required to come. My junior developer came with 103 temperature and was not allowed to work from home.
    - Managers are stubborn and do not care about developers. Even when visiting client they did not stop by and say hello.
    - Absolutely no projects at all. They hire people and after 2 weeks let them go because they could not find anything for them.
    - Microsoft oriented leaders who still believes that Microsoft Surface is better than iPad. It is a sin to talk about Apple products.
    - Micromanagement!! If you can believe it the management told me to use Visual Studio to write Objective-C apps. I was shocked!
    - You are expandable! Once the project is done you will be let go!

    Advice to Management

    Grow up and care for your developers!

  9. Helpful (1)

    Great place to get first technical internship!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Intern in Irvine, CA
    Current Intern - Intern in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Neudesic as an intern (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    -everyone is very energetic
    -location is amazing, and just a great city overall
    -everyone is very nice and welcoming
    -great place overall to get experience and to learn

    Cons

    None so far. I've only been there for a couple of months but everything has been great. Even was allowed to stay on part time once school started

  10. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work and learn

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart, driven employees and management. Flexible schedule, favorable work-life balance. Opportunities for remote work on occasion. They're working on a number of interesting projects.

    Cons

    Micro-management, egotism, lack of communication

  11. Helpful (2)

    Smart people, Vision for the future, Respect for skilled technical resources

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

    I have been working at Neudesic full-time

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

    Pros

    Highly respect skilled technical resources. Constantly trying to align the company for growth and to optimize the teams. Executive team is approachable

    Cons

    Constant change creates confusion and job flux for people in middle management. Communication to the field sometimes is minimal and creates rumors and confusion.

    Advice to Management

    Let smart people do their jobs, avoid the micro-management trap. Communicate early and often and then listen to the feedback. The company is too big to treat like a start-up or a toy

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