iParadigms Reviews

Updated May 4, 2015
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  1. Very good place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior QA Engineer in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Senior QA Engineer in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at iParadigms full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Flexibility in work hours, no micro management, good leadership

    Cons

    not fast paced, quiet work environment


  2. Overall experience was OK (C+)

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Oakland, CA

    I worked at iParadigms full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent work/life balance, okay money, work from home 1-day a week, good benefits

    Cons

    No initial training, boring product, lots of micro-management, inexperienced managers, cliquey, weird culture (some really bizarro people), little to no investment in employees, no room for advancement, very corporate, cold vibe, all the money goes to the top execs

    Advice to Management

    None


  3. Helpful (2)

    Good people, old technology

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

    I have been working at iParadigms full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Coworkers are smart and have great sense of humor. Close to bart. Great benefits/bonus. On site massage.

    Cons

    Old/brittle technology. Poor communications. Promotion path is slow and poorly defined. Constant process change decreases velocity. Little professional development.

    Advice to Management

    Take ownership and make hard decisions. Invest in manager people skills -currently there is no training. Stop building new stuff and make the current system robust and reliable.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    The most amazing educational technology company on earth

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in Oakland, CA

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

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

    Pros

    No boiler room sales style environment. I feel a sense of pride, accomplishment and excitement about selling Turnitin and iThenticate. Great work-life balance and great benefits.
    Excited about the company future growth.

    Cons

    There are always challenges in any work environment especially in a quota driven Inside Sales Account Manager position.

    Advice to Management

    Keep exploring about adding new products to the iParadigms offerings in the future.I am proud to see the evolution of Turnitin over the years.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Mediocre Management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Oakland, CA

    I worked at iParadigms full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Soda, candy, fruit snacks. Dress how you want. Good medical and dental (and vision). Unlimited sick time. Friendly support and marketing staff.

    Cons

    I left the sales department because it was too stressful. People were put on action plans for asking for help or asking questions about strategy of inexperienced managers. You leave with the same skills you brought with you. The managers are inexperienced and dont develp you. There is a lot of gossip and managers undermine each other. They have secret meetings all the time and you dont know who will be fired next. They even talk about other departments disrespectfully. The sales team is treated like kids and expect to be insulted. If you have ideas they dont care. If you have a bad territory they dont care. When there is a problem the managers will act surprised because they arent paying attention to when the people complain and ask for help. Human Resources doesnt care much either. They make promises about growth and promotions but never keep them.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management. The managers now control and intimidate. They are too close to each other and are relaxed and dont try. New faces will lessen the fear and stress and help people grow.


  7. Helpful (1)

    poor sales department

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at iParadigms full-time

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

    Pros

    no dress code, no sick policy, great health benefits, no internet monitoring, loaner computers, massage once per month, non-competitive sales environment

    Cons

    Chaos of startup moving to corporate culture. Many employees leaving sales in 2014. Lot of office gossip and politics, emotional and autocratic management style, no structure, no training and development, cussing and offensive language is normal, less perks than before, very insecure and unhappy workforce. Feedback isnt appreciated, bad-mouthing other departments is normal, lots of infighting. Outside departments are territorial. HR department is combative and inexperienced. Better working conditions are 15 minutes away in San Francisco

    Advice to Management

    Create training and structure. Require internal (employee survey) and external (internal customers) evaluations of managers. Hire experienced outside managers to break politics.


  8. Helpful (1)

    great place to work

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

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

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

    Pros

    friendly environment, great location, clean organized well run office, good communication from upper management, regular opportunities to talk with your manager

    Cons

    though its smaller it isn't a startup, there are systems in place and so things are not as fluid as other tech companies. Probably a good thing that comes with having a large customer base that relies on your product, but it is a different feel.

    Advice to Management

    i liked working here


  9. Helpful (1)

    A Great Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Oakland, CA

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

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

    Pros

    The company is fiiled with many smart people who care deeply about education. The culture is very collegial and open and devoid of negative politics. Good pay, benefits, and work/life balance. The business is experiencing strong growth and serves a huge number of institutions, instructors and students.

    Cons

    The office environment is quieter and the industry (education) slower moving than traditional tech companies. The company has a lot of customers and technology that has been in place for a long time which makes it less agile than start-ups.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  10. Helpful (1)

    Very good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Operations in Oakland, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Smart people, good benefits, consistently growing and hiring, BART, very low turnover, limited politics, people generally work to help each other.

    Cons

    Quiet place, not as fast paced as many tech companies. Based in downtown Oakland.


  11. good

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at iParadigms

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    busy good money experience peets

    Cons

    communication silos renewals small boring



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