Mission: At InterSystems, we only hire the best! We are known for our people and our love of conquering the world's biggest challenges, from saving lives to mapping the galaxy with our innovative software products. What sets our company apart is that every one of us is ...
I have been working at InterSystems full-time (More than a year)
This company has been the best place that I have worked for for the following reasons. I am aware that some of these reasons relate more to my specific team and (support) department rather than the company, but I'd like to think (and believe) that these are happening company-wide:
- Growth. This is not just about growth in title/promotions, but growth in experience and skills. I constantly feel a friendly pressure to do my best. I have been given training, mentors, and time to excel in my role. This is the only company that I have worked in so far (out of roughly 10 companies) that promotes individuals' growth to a level that I feel special and capable on a regular basis. If you bring in the right attitude, this company has a lot to offer.
- Employee advocacy. I feel free to give my opinion, ask questions, and reach out to other resources of the company without worrying about their titles (as long as I have a good reason). I feel empowered in getting the job done. This is probably thanks to my manager and the management team (as well as my mentors and colleagues), who gave me confidence that these are necessary attributes to be successful as a company. I appreciate this a lot.
- Successful employee retention. I have many colleagues that I look up to as role models especially in regards to technical and communication skills (if I don't look up to someone, it is probably because I don't know her/him well enough yet ). I can easily think of a dozen people that I want to learn something from, and I know that I will learn from them in time if not today. I have been reminded regularly to reach out to my colleagues to collaborate more on resolving issues as this makes the department more successful and more fun. It is a blessing to work with professionals.
I am not sure if this is a con, but the expectations are high. There is always the attitude of how we can do better. This fits well with my personality and there is adequate support (culturally and training-wise) to accommodate this way of thinking. However, this can make individuals more stressed about making mistakes. I'd like to think that this is positive pressure most of the time, but there are times that mistakes makes me worried :)
Advice to Management
Bring more bagels & donuts to the team.
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at InterSystems (Boston, MA) in May 2015.
Chatted with a fairly knowledgeable internal recruiter. I was given three old school online timed tests. They weren't hard but the fact that this place wants to give basic logic and personality tests to someone with advanced degrees and 30 years experience is a bit odd.
Reasons for Declining
Type of project and lack of work at home options.