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iMapData Reviews

Updated July 27, 2014
Updated July 27, 2014
8 Reviews
3.8
8 Reviews
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    Challenging Projects, Creative Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at iMapData full-time

    Pros

    I enjoy challenging work in a creative environment, and I believe iMAPDATA encourages me to succeed. I like the open work space. We have a great selection of free snacks and beverages, treadmills and a ping pong table, with areas set aside for small group work or conversations. We also have large monitors throughout the office attuned to the latest news and information channels.

    Cons

    Communication with management has improved recently, but it could be better. That’s not uncommon in companies, big or small. I would like more input into determining how a project is completed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to improve communication with employees.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Some nice perks, with the occasional middle finger from management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at iMapData full-time

    Pros

    The salary is competitive in a good way. Free snacks, soda, coffee, and tea. The flagship software is undergoing architecture changes that will bring it in line with leading big data applications and provides tremendous learning opportunity for software developers looking to broaden their skill sets. The team itself is helpful and easy to get along with.

    Cons

    The company is coming out of a stressful time that saw the departure of several key employees, some of whom were a big part of why I joined the company in the first place. The software development department was actually part of marketing until recently, which led to many instances of marketing making promises that could not be delivered without listening to input from the software department. However, recent reorganizations have eliminated this conflict. When someone is fired or let go, the company does it in the sneakiest way possible to avoid even allowing them to say "goodbye". The office is done in some modern style that looks like the construction crew quit in the middle of the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You've done some good things to make employees feel wanted, like the free food and the Starbucks gift cards. However, there's no need to treat people so harshly on the way out of the door. And we find it disturbing when someone is around one day, but absent without word the next... and the next... and the next. Frankly, it's demoralizing and says to us, "We don't really need you".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rewarding intern experience, was able to work on many innovative projects

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Intern in McLean, VA

    I worked at iMapData as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Was able to get involved in several innovative projects. Project leaders, and intern coordinator, were very good! Upper management were avaiable and very friendly. Intern porgram included weekly lunch meetings to have representatives from all elements of the company speak about what they do.

    Cons

    There is a noticeable lack of office culture, some projects can be very tedious as they require manual data entry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While iMapData is a small/medium company it can feel much larger- find ways for employees to get to know each other.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    UI Designer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - UI Designer in Tysons Corner, VA
    Former Employee - UI Designer in Tysons Corner, VA

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

    Pros

    Beautiful office space, challenging work, great development team, nice folks and open minded usually, ping-pong table and free snacks

    Cons

    In the process of big stressful changes. Be prepared to work hard and cover multiple projects many times. Relies too much on government contracts, restricting some web technology

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need a proper design process, and time and money for all of that. Designer can't just be given work that's finished by a developer. The design get needs to be making decisions before anything is made with wireframes, mockups, etc.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience working at iMapData

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at iMapData as an intern

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, room for growth. The higher-ups are very open to new ideas, overall it is a great collaborative environment.

    Cons

    It's a small company still and very spread out, so despite not having many employees it's difficult to get to know everyone.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Intern in McLean, VA

    I worked at iMapData as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people were fun. The internship director wasn't overbearing and gave the interns enough space. The weekly meetings with other company executives were interesting ways to learn about the company and how it started. Weekly lunches were catered!

    Cons

    All about data entry. There are numerous other distractions from data entry, but the position really focuses on nothing else

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't pitch an internship that promises full immersion into all aspects of the company when it's really all about data entry 8 hours a day

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Very nice people!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Intern in McLean, VA

    I have been working at iMapData

    Pros

    The people who work at iMapData are very kind and are always willing to help.

    Cons

    Slow to make company changes, especially with regards to social media

    Recommends
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    iMapData

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA

    I worked at iMapData

    Pros

    Small company, you don't feel lost among other employees. Very easy to get used to the company culture. Weekly meetings .

    Cons

    Feeling of being isolated from all the other employees. No sense of company unity or any kind of company culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to make employees interact with each other more while still maintaining a good working environment. More employee events during the week.

    Recommends

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