iSystems Reviews

Updated April 27, 2015
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  1. Scrum Master: New Product Development

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Scrum Master in Colchester, VT
    Current Employee - Scrum Master in Colchester, VT

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of new projects and new development taking place.
    Very competitive compensation.
    Collaborative work environment.
    Balanced work-life environment. Good for employees with families.
    Profitable and established leader in our industry.
    We are growing well, and keep hiring great people!
    Development teams are using Scrum and follow Agile based principles.
    Executive and Senior management team is easily accessible and personal.

    Cons

    Nothing major, but the physical work space and bathrooms are very dated.
    Most work stations are not near any windows.
    Health insurance premiums are expensive for family plans, but very cheap for individuals.
    Fast growth sometimes mean organization / documentation / info sharing can be inconsistent.

    Advice to Management

    Stay transparent with the whole company, continue to recognize outstanding employee contributions, continue to invest in employee training and new skill development. Things are good, keep it up!

  2. Helpful (1)

    Disappointing to work here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Requirements Analyst in Colchester, VT
    Former Employee - Business Requirements Analyst in Colchester, VT

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, pay was decent

    Cons

    Management walked a line between being oblivious to what their team was doing and lying to protect themselves from the inevitable fallout, benefits left a lot to be desired (health insurance was average, and found it cheaper to skip dental insurance and pay for cleanings out of pocket)

    Advice to Management

    There are many good people at this company, management and individual contributors alike. The worst ones need to take the time to get to know their employees, learn what their strengths are, and capitalize on those instead of focusing solely on their own career aspirations. Communication needs to be strengthened...not making people aware that someone has left the company is counterproductive and reeks of lack of trust. Don't solicit input from employees and then punish them when you don't like what you hear.

  3. Great New web feature and product development, using cool technologies

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President, Engineering in Colchester, VT
    Current Employee - Vice President, Engineering in Colchester, VT

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    iSystems is a small company, making a huge impact on their customers. The senior management team has been focused on bringing in great new talent to develop our new web platform. I am excited to be part of the engineering team build out these new products. If you are a developer at hart, and love working in great new technologies in an agile environment, this is the place to be. Huge growth opportunities, given that we are investing heavily in staff and our products.

    Cons

    We need to continue to work on our employer brand as well as improve our benefits to attract the right staff.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in staff and products. Focus on creating an organization that engages staff and challenges them to do their best work.

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  5. A growing company with many opportunities for growth.

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    As said above, iSystems is a growing company. This creates many opportunities to develop ones career and move into new roles. Management has improved drastically since I began working here. This is the perfect time to be with this company as we grow into a larger more successful business.

    Cons

    There is not a gym on site.

    Advice to Management

    We could use a larger refrigerator, and a gym.

  6. Helpful (3)

    The work is interesting and professional, but the management is very poor.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colchester, VT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colchester, VT

    I worked at iSystems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    If you need experience in the field of payroll software, you can get it there if you can handle the insanity of the bureaucracy.

    Cons

    The management is so out of the norm when dealing with people that even when explicitely told what they are doing wrong in plain English, they don't get it. They treat software professionals like factory widget makers, plus they waste a lot of time and money making sure they don't waste time and money. They DO NOT promote from within the company. They think that magic comes from hiring somebody who has likely failed somewhere else. The turnover is ridiculous for a software company.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to realize that management needs to see the employees as people as well as workers. Stop being so trivial about small things. Look at the big picture. Promote talent internally.

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