iPipeline Reviews

Updated April 9, 2015
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  1. Helpful (4)

    A mixed bag - but improving!

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

    I have been working at iPipeline full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers are great to spend time with and are always willing to help. They offer work perks like gym membership, 401k, work from home, wellness events, etc.

    Cons

    They have some of the most unskilled employees I have ever worked with. It's a failure in process management and standards enforcement, not specifically employees, that keeps employees from growing and getting better. The biggest issue is the project managers, and the fact that there is no PM process they follow. The outside clients seem to manage the projects, not the PM's. Constant weekend work is driving away talent due to poor deliverable scheduling and unrealistic expectations. Developers get the brunt of PM and BA mistakes and wind up working nights/weekends for not even competitive pay in the area.

    Old technology that if not replaced within a couple years, will be a big problem and will be replaced by competitors.

    Pay your developers what they are worth. They are your product. They make your products. You will continue to lose them if you do not re-evaluate your pay scale in this area. Developers will always make more money than PM's and BA's. It is how the software industry works. Realize this.

    Prepare to work every other weekend.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your GOOD employees. You know who they are. Trim the unprofessional, dead weight and your products will be untouchable in this market.

    THIS IS KEY -> Identify and keep the talent before you lose them to better companies in the area. This has already started happening, and will continue unless addressed quickly.

  2. Helpful (6)

    Sorry but I'm outta here when the next ship arrives!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Exton, PA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Exton, PA

    I have been working at iPipeline full-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Help is easy to find & is readily available if you can get along with who you're asking. Most senior staffers are knowledgeable & friendly but not all. Overall, it's a job that pays the bills.

    Cons

    Management & HR is out-of-touch as to why the company is loosing workers. PMs & BAs lack necessary technical skills to bridge the gap between product & managing client expectations resulting in unnecessary stress on workers. Poor documentation. Lack of leadership. Proprietary technology is not usable outside of the company. Careful, nepotism is rampant here. High turnover rate. No clear carrier path here. You just work until you burn out, basically.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up & smell the coffee! You're loosing people not because their bad workers but because your PMs & BAs suck! They bad mouth your workers to make themselves look good! But they themselves actually have poor technical writing skills & poor product knowledge. Not to mention poor client management abilities. Although not all, but some don't really have the patience to be in the position they're in. Too young, lack experience & have horrible attitudes.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Challenging and equally rewarding.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at iPipeline as an intern (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Very exciting and promising growth

    Cons

    Lack of inter-department communication is fairly common

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  5. It is what you make of it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Exton, PA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Exton, PA

    I have been working at iPipeline full-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Depending on where you land, it can be a great place to work. Some teams are tight knit groups, other teams are disaster areas.

    Cons

    If you don't find the right spot with the right team for you, you will not last long

    Advice to Management

    People don't leave companies, they leave managers. If you have a lot of turnover it's time to look in the mirror

  6. Helpful (1)

    Painful Growth

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

    I have been working at iPipeline full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    flexiable work environment, good people, great platform,

    Cons

    lack of planning, no development, no career path offered, when you get there, you are what you are

    Advice to Management

    dont talk about career development, do it! Practice what you preach!

  7. Helpful (1)

    Not what it appears to be....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Exton, PA
    Former Employee - Sales in Exton, PA

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

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

    Pros

    Addressing a big need in the life insurance space.

    Cons

    Out of touch leadership. The exec team and managers pretend they want input, but the reality is if you're not part of the "in-crowd" or one of their cliques, your opinion just doesn't matter. Some people set up for success and untouchable, others set up for failure and always at a disadvantage. Constant blame-games and politics among departments, while completely ignoring obvious problems (and people, especially in key positions). Decisions get made in a vacuum, with no one validating the assumptions built into the plans. Why hire smart and talented people and then completely ignore them and shut them down? Top-down dictatorial culture pretending at empowerment and inclusion. Company has a split personality culture.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on improving products and deliverability over "expansion at all costs." company. Take responsibility, not shift blame to subordinates. If there's a problem, even if it's an employee, it's the leaders responsibility - someone hired that person for the job. Pay people what they're worth, not what the company can get away with. The economy won't be bad forever, and when it improves you're going to lose people who feel no loyalty after being under-paid and under-appreciated for so long. Stop acting like you know everything. You can learn a lot if you listen to the people on the front lines of your business.

  8. Helpful (2)

    This is a great company

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

    I have been working at iPipeline full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great people, very good culture and the company is very focused on the employees. I read the negative comments posted in other areas and most of these posts are from former employees who frankly are very negative people or weren't very good at their jobs. The fast growth has created a lot of opportunity.

    Cons

    There we a lot of growing pains over the past two years but the company seems to have gotten through them and the work load has also come down.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the investments in tools and processes that you have been making and continue the open communications.

  9. Not sure if institutional sexism, or just my department

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

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

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, great co-workers. Lots of help when you need it, you just have to ask

    Cons

    Not always easy to tell when you need help. Some managers appear to treat male and female employees very differently, standing up for the men and shrugging off concerns of women

    Advice to Management

    If you get good talent, try to keep it. Right now the company is a resting place for burnt out good developers, and a career for bad ones.

  10. Helpful (3)

    A Nightmare

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Exton, PA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Exton, PA

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

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

    Pros

    It's a paycheck, that's about it. A paycheck and a headache. Thanks, Timmy!

    Cons

    Where to begin? Horrible employee culture. Downright hostile work environment. Management does nothing to solve problems and remove troublemakers.

    Advice to Management

    Nature disasters that affect hundreds of thousands of people (tsunamis) shouldn't be viewed as "a great opportunity for iPipeline". Stop having your HR department craft bogus reviews on Glassdoor to prop up your legitimately horrible reputation. Do the world a favor and go out of business.

  11. Helpful (4)

    Expectations are out of whack

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

    I worked at iPipeline full-time

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

    Pros

    Great team members and client base to work with. Continously looking to grow the business with new opportunities.

    Cons

    Run a very lean company so expect the workload to not be realistic - you will work over 50+ hours a week.

    Advice to Management

    Be respectful of team members. Review those teams that continue to lose team members and make changes to the management in those areas.

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