Aretmis was a good place to work in the 80's and 90's. The products were stable and worked well within the niche that they were ment to address. The people were great and wee attentive to the customers.
Once Artemis was acquired by Trilogy they began the systematic dismemberment of the company and tried to hammer it into their 'Outsource is Good' mentality. They truely have no talent that know the products and are moping up the maintenance revenue from the remaining customers who can't get off their products quick enough.
Advice to Management
If Triloghy's intentions were to just feed off the maintenance revenue until it dried up, they have probably hit their mark. If you're still developing the product into something better we have not seen it.
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Artemis International Solutions (Austin, TX) in October 2009.
Artemis has the most strange arrangement that it tries to put forth to employees. If you ask too many questions during the interview process about: expectations, legal contractual arrangements, etc, they shut down the interview, which is very suspicious. What I was told: all employees are intependent contractors: they have no employees. They will not answer very many questions about this, but their main first concern was: how much did you get paid on your last job and be prepared to prove it, because they do not want to give you more than, say 10 percent or so over it to compensate for not having benefits. When I questioned this because they do not allow W-2 employees, only 1099, they did not consider the extra taxes you have to pay as 1099. Also, in the case of bankruptcy or merger, 1099 employees contracts do not have to be honored, while W-2 has more legal protection for the person to get paid. They acted so guarded and weird I'd advise anyone to steer clear of this company.
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