Pictometry International Corp.

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Pictometry International Corp. Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
20 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pictometry International Corp. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    decent wage, decent commission if you work hard enough.

    Cons

    commission goals are a tad lofty and require lots of "ot" to get.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Government Sales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pictometry International Corp. full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great product and great technology...

    Cons

    mergers and acquisitions changed the focus and the culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create actual new products for new markets before trying to enter new markets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Pictometry Sales management

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pictometry International Corp. full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    A product that when people see it they want it. In the early years of the company it was all new business.

    Cons

    As the county government sales grew and became mature after 7 years there needed to be more products to pitch to existing customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The senior sales management team only counted prospects in the sales cycle. There was no emphasis on new programs to get more sales. The direction was to keep doing what we did for the first few years of the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Solid Portfolio, Interesting Technology, But Leaders Don't Walk the Talk

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Professional in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Professional in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Pictometry International Corp. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Interesting products with loads of untapped market potential.
    - Does employ a handful of quality leaders & individual contributors with industry experience, and who bring a strategic mind set, good listening skills, and are innovation-driven.
    - Recently announced acquisition will force the tough questions to finally be addressed.
    - Solid patent porfolio.
    - Government business continues to be the best-run and most solid organization within the company, driven by leaders and strategists who understand their customers and continually revisit their models to ensure they evolve as customer needs evolve.

    Cons

    - Many of the senior leaders are not adept at basic management practices such as effective communications, building strong teams, creating and cascading objectives and goals, developing directional strategy that is backed by facts and data, holding subordinates accountable, and ensuring that their teams understand, at the most fundamental level, the strategic direction of the organization.
    - Senior leaders protect their turf to the detriment of the business.
    - EagleView brought to the merger a culture of agonizingly democratic decision-making, with 'stakeholder teams' of employees at the bottom of the organization able to stop any new initiatives dead in their tracks. Not a culture or structure that fosters the innovation or risk-taking needed to create new markets, forge new paths for the firm's portfolio of SW and Solutions.
    - Company lacks high level product strategy/roadmap, therefore, product/project managers create their own priorities, or, worse yet, are driven by sales leaders whose priorities change daily. This leads, predictably, to a chaotic environment.
    - Very limited opportunities for career growth outside of the technology organization on the Pictometry side of the company.
    - Small company politics at times make it very difficult to navigate land mines as a new employee or consultant.
     - Office space is very constrained in the Rochester NY facility.
     - Work/Life Balance varies widely across functional teams and leadership styles.
     - Leaders above first-line managers tend to keep teams and employees at arms length, working remotely and rarely spending time on-site (with a few notable exceptions).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Take a hard look at your skills and talents, and move aside if they are not a good match for what the company truly needs: Leaders, coaches, seasoned strategists and general managers with breadth and depth to take the company to the next level.
    - Put your money where your mouth is relative to Product Management and Strategic Roadmap development and follow through on committed initiatives.
    - Create a separate development approval path for priority 'new business' initiatives if you truly want to bring new products and solutions to market and grow your business.
     - Ask employees directly about what they need to succeed,and what barriers are in their way; then listen carefully and act on what you hear. Surveys are not the way to accomplish this two way dialogue.
     - Provide basic management training to middle managers and spend time on site with your teams - you will be surprised at what you learn when you observe and listen in person to what is really going on "on the ground" within your own organizations. You can't get this same insight any other way than by spending time with your teams, face to face. I can't emphasize this enough.
    - If you truly care about the people you are leading, then show it by spending face time with your teams, soliciting their input on what is working and what is not, and then building that strategic roadmap together with your product management team and business leaders as agreed over a year ago. Commit to it, invest in it, and implement - no excuses!!
    - Invest in development resources when the new market opportunities are clear. Don't commit to a new business initiative, but then constrain the teams by not approving development/technology investments critical to create the new business. This just results in teams chasing their tail and a lot of wasted cycle time among your staffs and engineering teams. Coordinate your response to new business proposals, commit to the new business for the long term - as a leadership TEAM, and then support the new business owners and hold stakeholders accountable to deliver.
    - Don't mistake sales plans for product strategies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Like death by a thousand paper cuts

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Pictometry International Corp. full-time

    Pros

    Generally good people to work with that share in a Team environment.
    Good products that help with business efficiencies

    Cons

    Too many to name,
    Sales management the industry best at micro-management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If I were CEO, I would fire the senior sales and sales operations staff. They do nothing all day except look at spreadsheets. They are out of touch with the customer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good company, but is going through a transition.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Pictometry International Corp. full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Smart people, fast pace, fun culture.

    Cons

    Lots of changes, financial challenges.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Products

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Administrator in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Administrator in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at Pictometry International Corp. full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Now is an exciting time to be working at Pictometry since our recent merger with Eagleview. We've always had great products and now we also seem to be moving in a positive direction for growth. I'm excited to see where the company goes.

    Cons

    Two companies are merging into one...there are some growing pains.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    So much potential

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

    I have been working at Pictometry International Corp. full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Laid back culture. Casual attire. Exciting technology. I laugh every day at work. My co workers are hilarious.

    Cons

    Due to laid back atmosphere slackers are kept on board leaving a small group to carry them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the hard personnel decisions that need to be made. In the long run it will pay off and make your jobs easier.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Supervisor

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pictometry International Corp. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is nothing to be proud about.

    Cons

    Lots and lots of cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be considerate of the people who actually do the work besides your own salary.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Pictometry Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at Pictometry International Corp. full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great management, Great co-workers and really cool products

    Cons

    Takes a while before any requests are honored

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