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  1. "Great Owner with big visions, old technologies"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer for Mining Applications in Maysville, KY
    Former Intern - Software Engineer for Mining Applications in Maysville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Carlson Software as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Owner has big visions for where he wants the company to go. He's a real visionary, seriously.

    Flexible work hours

    Cons

    Old technologies

    Interns have very limited scope, not willing to help merge the interns in with the company

    Advice to Management

    Give interns serious projects and you'll get serious results.


  2. "Software Engineer Intern"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Watertown, MA
    Former Intern - Intern in Watertown, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Carlson Software as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility, colleagues, support, awesome learning experience, the upper management was super helpful. Immediately felt involved and met with Vice President regularly

    Cons

    Lacking social life and felt isolated during work day. It was definitely an independent endeavor as an intern and I was the only intern.

    Advice to Management

    Felt as though they were doing a fantastic job. One area for improvement might be having a more structured intern program with set milestones and goals.

  3. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Watertown, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Watertown, MA

    I worked at Carlson Software full-time

    Pros

    Regular eight working hours. Office provide free soft drinks. Building has a gym, very close to office.

    Cons

    Career opportunities is very limited. There is not too much space or opportunity for promotion. Technology is old, not good for career development.


  4. Helpful (5)

    "A small, quiet, cubicle environment (note: the experience of a summer intern, some are comments heard from FT employees)"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Watertown, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Watertown, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Management very accessible
    Decent salaries
    Developers have a lot of control over their aspect of the product
    No one really breathing down your neck, as long as you get them the product
    Developers have some direct conversation with clients

    Cons

    Not at all a social work atmosphere, everyone is in their cubicle, working on individual projects, very quiet.
    Pretty much no collaboration
    Not enough employees so just have time to do the most necessary things but not to innovate and progress too much
    Not enough feedback

    Advice to Management

    Have more cohesion among the employees, a unified vision, more interaction, etc.
    Offer interns more guidance and projects that they can learn and benefit from more


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to start a career."

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Maysville, KY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Maysville, KY
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great products involving cutting edge technology. Self directed work environment with excellent access to resources. Opportunity to work on a variety of project. Great opportunities for travel. Management is treats employees fairly.

    Cons

    Limiated support given to implimenting new ideas (Agile methodology for example). Senior management is not effective at communicating vision for company and making sure everyone is on board. while the company has many strong employees, there are a number that are non contributors and that brings the whole organization down.

    Advice to Management

    Clearly communicate the direction and vision for the company. Provide semi-anual reviews to all employees - raises and bonuses should be tied to performance. Employees should have clear objectives. Effectively control and marshall the financail resources of the company to improve the organization.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Carlson Software full-time

    Pros

    Smart people to work with.

    Cons

    Old technology. Upper management will not listen to your ideas. Some people in the companies are racist. After CEO retires, there is no one competent in the company to take that position. Future of the company is not bright in future.

    Advice to Management

    Look beyond Maysville.