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Information Builders Overview

New York, NY
1001 to 5000 employees
1975
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Information Builders, founded in 1975, houses the energy of a start up with decades of experience.

We know a thing or two about innovation and disruption. After all, we were helping customers understand big data 30 years ago. Energized by our passionate ... Read more

Mission: To help our customers create actionable analytics, based on trusted data, for all their users. And we mean everybody. With Information Builders, there are no limits on your people or your potential to achieve greatness.

Company Updates

  • Information Builders has always focused on creating a positive, welcoming, and invigorating work environment. Today, we’re proud to share that we’ve been included on Forbes’ America’s Best Mid-Size Employers list for 2018! The list honors companies across a wide range of industries and includes some of America’s best-known brands – a true “who’s who” of American business that we’re proud to be a part of. Learn more in our latest blog: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQ6Gf

    Blog: Forbes Names Information Builders One of America's Best Midsize...

    Information Builders has always focused on creating a positive, welcoming, and invigorating work environment. Today, we're proud to share that...

  • In honor of Women's History Month, we will be featuring key advice from some of our team's most inspiring women. Be sure to check out our latest blog for career changing advice from the women of Information Builders! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQwGx

    Blog: Celebrating Women Today and Everyday: Advice from Information Bui...

    "Surround yourself with those who inspire you. The people who bring out the absolute best in you. The kind of people who force you to level up in...

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Information Builders – Why Work For Us?


Information Builders was honored by the Business Intelligence Group as a winner of its 2017 Best Places to Work Award

We believe our culture combines the energy of a startup with the knowledge gleaned from decades of experience in the industry, providing employees with a unique opportunity to be challenged, grow and, ultimately, do their best work. Below are just a few direct quotes from our employees:

“Information Builders is a great place to work. I've been able to not only grow my career here, but learn so much along the way.”

“We have the customer at heart first, this is one of our core values with integrity and innovation and this drives everyone in the same positive direction.”

“I recently joined Information Builders, and it is one of the best decisions I have made.  The company is like a family where everyone has a voice and is valued.”

“The company cares and recognizes its people.  It's truly a unique culture unlike anything in the software industry.”

Information Builders’ employees are integral not only to our customers’ success, but also to maintaining a company culture that sets us apart from others in the marketplace. As a result, our recognition by the Business Intelligence Group is really a reflection of our employees’ commitment and we’d like to publicly thank them for their dedication!

We're a friendly, creative bunch. Whether it's the seasoned and talented professionals with deep expertise or fresh recruits, coming in overflowing with enthusiasm and new ideas, the company attracts (and keeps!) people who like to think big and know how to get big things done.



Located right above Penn Station, and just a few blocks from Port Authority, Information Builders’ corporate headquarters in midtown Manhattan couldn’t be easier to reach, from all points of the city and the surrounding areas. Get to work (and get home!) with a minimum of time and effort.



Our corporate headquarters are modern and quite spacious with panoramic views of iconic Manhattan. Landmarks such as the Empire State Building, One World Trade Center, the Chrysler Building – even the Statue of Liberty – are all visible from our offices and conference and training rooms. 



One of the best things about working at Information Builders is that all employees are encouraged to express their opinions and ideas. Whether it's a concept for a new marketing campaign, a product enhancement, or even a suggestion on office décor, all ideas are welcome and all voices are heard.



At Information Builders, we like to work smarter, not longer, and know that the time spent outside the office is just as important as the time spent inside it. The company offers a generous amount of vacation time and personal days, and employees are encouraged to use them. Employees at Information Builders are encouraged to express their creativity and community spirit outside of work as well.  Whether it’s coaching your daughter’s soccer team, volunteering at a local soup kitchen, contributing articles to a technology web site or being the head clown at the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (like our Director of Events Marketing), we say "go for it!" 



Ask people what they love about working here and most will say, "It’s like a big family." Everyone rallies together around the idea of taking care of our customers. We cheer for each other’s successes, both professional and personal. Many lifelong friendships have been forged here and will continue to be.



Information Builders was founded in 1975 and we’re not going anywhere. Unlike an unpredictable start-up that may have an exit strategy that doesn’t include you, at Information Builders, you’ll enjoy being part of a company that is built to last. There are so many opportunities for growth and change, so you can pivot to a new position or department and learn a new skill set. All things are possible at Information Builders.



As the company that practically invented Business Intelligence and self-service reporting decades ago, Information Builders continues to innovate. Our technology leadership is acknowledged by respected analysts such as Gartner, Ventana Research, Forrester, BARC and Dresner. Our software addresses a myriad of data challenges and supports the needs of all users, both inside and outside the organization, not just analysts or tech-savvy business people.



Information Builders is a privately held company. Why is this important? It means we can focus on the long term needs of our customers and the company itself, rather than meeting the short-term goals of shareholders and Wall Street analysts. This has allowed the company to thrive despite several stormy markets over the past 43 years, which knocked out many of our competitors. The bottom line is we remain true to our mission to provide superior software engineering combined with the industry’s best customer service.



Many companies claim to love their customers, but Information Builders' employees pride ourselves on the relationship we have with ours. No vendor is more committed to our customers’ success than we are, and it shows. Information Builders has repeatedly won Stevie Awards for outstanding customer service.  We listen to and work with our customers to help solve their business problems and meet business goals.

     

Want to know what drew our employees to join our team? Learn directly from the source with these employee testimonials. 

At Information Buidlers, we are always looking for ways to help make people's lives beter.

With the start of the school year, we worked with Coalition for the Homeless (CFH) to help give the children of the homeless shelters in NYC the supplies they need for a successful school year. This year, CFH was able to provide 3,500 homeless students with backpacks filled with notebooks, binders, pencils, markets, calculators, and more - everything a student needs to kickoff the school year confident and ready for class! 


This holiday season, our team got into the spirit of giving by working with The Shoebox Project for Shelters, Operation Christmas Child, The Joy of Sox, Creating Better Communities, and more. Check out this blog post to learn more about these charities and how you can get involved! 

 


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    Former Employee - Area Systems Engineer Manager in Los Angeles, CA
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    I worked at Information Builders full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I retired after 20 years with this company. Three things made it a terrific place to work. #1 is the flat structure of the organization. As a field front line manager, I had access to all levels of the company, without impeding bureaucracy, including Support, Management, R&D; #2 the collegial culture of the organization, as the company is large enough to be significant but small enough that I could have working relationships with peers and others throughout the company, both North America and International; and #3 there has always been something new to learn, experience, and work with (as a technologist, this was very important). The company has a technology stack that is broad and deep.

    Cons

    Sometimes the company can be entrapped by its own "traditions", but I always viewed this as an opportunity in that I and others could work to implement process improvements, and get those process improvements in place.

    IBI can be a bottom-up company, meaning that innovations can come from all levels of the company. If you are looking for a unilateral, top-down management style, IBI is not your place. If you want a place to make your mark, IBI affords the opportunities.

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Information Builders Photos

Information Builders photo of: Our team joined the Coalition for the Homeless to serve meals to the NYC citizens in need. If you would like to get involved, head over to www.coalitionforthehomeless.org to learn more.
Information Builders photo of: Successful Thanksgiving Potluck on the 27th floor!
Information Builders photo of: Our team volunteered with the Coalition for the Homeless for Project: Back to School to provide the children of NYC the supplies they need for the upcoming school year.
Information Builders photo of: Our UK team made it through the survival run!
Information Builders photo of: A big thanks to LinkedIn for hosting some of our team in their NYC office!
Information Builders photo of: Red Nose Day 2017 - Our team joined the mission to end child poverty, one nose at a time.
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Information Builders Interviews

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    Sales Development Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Alpharetta, GA
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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Information Builders (Alpharetta, GA) in January 2018.

    Interview

    Initial contact was made by a recruiter via phone and lasted maybe 30 mins. I was then interviewed by the Marketing manager obce again by phone, she called 10 minutes later than the scheduled time and the interview/phone screen was fairly quick and touched on all key points. I was then brought into the office to have a face to face interview with that same marketing manager and a few people from the team in that office. The interview went well, my qualifications aligned perfectly if not exceeded their expectations but yet I wasn't offered a job. There was no feedback or response to my question surrounding this which led me to believe that it was a demographic issue moreso anything else. Per the website, the job still hasn't been filled!

    Interview Questions

    • normal questions i.e, tell us about your current role and how it compares/contrast with your understanding of this role?   Answer Question
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Information Builders Awards & Accolades

  • 2017 Best Places to Work, Business Intelligence Group, 2017
  • 2018 Best Enterprise Software Company, G2 Crowd, 2018
  • America’s Best Mid-Size Employers list, Forbes, 2018
  • Most Customer Friendly Company of the Year - Silver, Best in Biz Awards, 2014
  • Support Department of the Year - Silver, Best in BIz Awards International, 2014
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