Norkom Technologies Reviews

Updated March 12, 2015
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  1. Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Norkom Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Nice working for small company that understood how to get things done. life/work balance was fair, normal for software

    Cons

    stress, and sometimes product had unexpected problems.

    Advice to Management

    Continue what you are doing.


  2. Good environment to work in

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Norkom Technologies

    Pros

    People are very firendly, good atmosphere to work in

    Cons

    No defined career path available

    Advice to Management

    Work on providing career path growth options to individuals.


  3. working in norkom

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA

    I have been working at Norkom Technologies

    Pros

    There is not a lot of politics here as in other bigger companies. Leads and Coworkers are easy to get along.

    Cons

    The nature of the work is less satisfying. There are a lot of surprises as for what you work on since there is no long-term plan.

    Advice to Management

    Management should forecast projects in the pipeline more ahead of time so that there is less surprises for the team memebers.


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  5. Excellent Professional Services

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Middle Management in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Middle Management in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Norkom Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great Team, great working culture, lots of travelling, good challenges, not so long hours compared to others, great flow of information

    Cons

    small pay reviews and small bonuses

    Advice to Management

    carry out 360 degrees reviews and give better pay rise and bonuses


  6. Loads of industry knowledge here, should invest more to reach software excellence and promote creativity

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer

    I have been working at Norkom Technologies

    Pros

    The company has a global reach into tons of big clients. The opportunities to learn about the industry are big! In my office, hours are flexible, and folks are bright and pay is competitive. The software does a lot, and has potential.

    Cons

    Personal Development isn't supported
    Hardware is over 5 years old
    Hard to move up.
    Software Development seems somewhat shortsighted, often incurring more software debt, rather than investing to fix recognized flaws that would make the code base more extensible.
    probably this organization should invest in more talent to handle the work-load, but that doesn't happen.

    Advice to Management

    Although your software has tremendous potential, and can do a lot, its dated feel, and heavy debt from not refactoring recognized 'red' areas makes each new feature very expensive, and makes work tough for clients, ultimately giving it a bad sell.


  7. My experience at norkom is a good one.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Norkom Technologies

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Norkom is a growing company with development opportunities and interesting technical challenges. Norkom has good work from home policy and now merging with Detica to become a bigger company.

    Cons

    Norkom does not have the advantages of scale that larger companies get. This impacts compensation and sometimes leads the company to be shorter sighted in building out their product.


  8. It could be better paid

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Norkom Technologies

    Pros

    City centre location
    Easy-going staff
    Relaxed atmosphere and professional
    Good benefits
    Time-wise Rational use of meetings and mailing

    Cons

    No canteen (not a real con)
    Low bonus on year performance revision
    Low salary reviews due to economy downturn (despite the growing of the company)
    No career evolution in the long term

    Advice to Management

    Stop announce just how many new clients and profits the company made in the year at the same time low salary growths are coming.
    Work harder to keep valuable members on the teams working for the company rather than disappoint them with low salary reviews.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Norkom pays poorly

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Norkom Technologies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Wide range of open source technologies used in the product, there is a good mix of nationalities and gender.

    Cons

    Salary and compensation, the company pays as little as they can get away with. They work you to the bone with little or no thanks, compensation. Too many 'Archtiects'/(Dinosaurs)/'Senior Engineers' who are in my opinion, surplus to requirements and are only trying to justify their own jobs. Questionable recruitment also. Experienced multi database DBA urgently needed.

    Advice to Management

    Stop people leaving the company by compensating them fairly.



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