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Updated May 22, 2017
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  1. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Director in Brownsburg, IN
    Former Employee - Director in Brownsburg, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Consona (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    It was an awesome career experience.

    Cons

    Too much debt taken on acquiring other businesses. Caused bad decisions with respect to employee benefits. Otherwise it was a good place to work.


  2. "Director, Product Development"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Consona full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good culture, great people to work with. Had good products and good development groups.

    Cons

    Offshore everything. Cutting cost always resulted in reorganization demands and loss of traction towards release goals. Low value placed on long term domain knowledge.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on product and market strength.


  3. "Nice family of acquired software companies"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Consona full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Positive energy of people working
    Remote work policy
    Leadership that is interested in its people
    Good relationships with its customers
    "Cross Breeding" of knowledge between different product lines

    Cons

    Remote work policy makes it more challenging to connect with people

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the relationships with your customers and they will keep your company rolling and employees working for a long time.


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  5. "Consona CRM was a good place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Vice President in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Vice President in Indianapolis, IN
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Consona full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Consona has a great company culture, and tries really hard to make working for the company a rewarding experience.

    Cons

    Because Consona was a smaller company, Sales and Marketing could have used more resources.

    Advice to Management

    Great job


  6. "Best Aquistion Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Education Consulting in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Education Consulting in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Consona full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good place to grow your career

    Cons

    Recently acquired so this rating won't matter for future!

    Advice to Management

    Do the right thing!


  7. "Somewhat innovative, but mostly frustrating"

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    Current Employee - Software Support Analyst in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Software Support Analyst in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Consona full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good in-work activities, clean office, decent management, some innovative ways to improve company culture

    Cons

    Terrible compensation, work-over-family approach, no benefits like company matching, strict sick day policy

    Advice to Management

    Please look more to companies like google for company culture. We attempt to improve our company culture, but I don't feel like we follow through.


  8. "Awesome"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great growth opportunities for advancement especially when the company does acquisitions. Communication around company performance and goals and achievements is very empowering.

    Cons

    Don't really have any other than it is a real strong culture around performance and if you are one who like political based cultures than you should look elsewhere, might be a negative for some but is a real positive for me because I have worked in very political cultures and hated it.

    Advice to Management

    Do more acquisitions, the career growth is great for everyone that performs when we do these.


  9. "Consona CRM sales"

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Consona tries very hard to make it a good workplace even when working remotely. The sales team meets weekly and tries to flush out deals on the table as a collective. The management team for the sales engineers are very protective of their staff and stands by them.

    Cons

    They are very process oriented which tends to add more red tape when doing sales. This can be viewed as a positive, but sometimes it annoyed the sales team to jump through hoops to do a demo.

    Advice to Management

    Try to be a little more flexibile on the demos, and also cut to the chase when on the sales calls. If a rep isn't cutting the mustard let him/her know on the call instead of being "nice".


  10. "High potential, poor execution"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Seems to have a niche market, so competion is limited.

    Cons

    Turnaround and information sharing is sparse and limited.

    Advice to Management

    Integrate your organization tighter. The loose coupling of the business is makes it difficult to be effective.


  11. "It's no fun getting acquired; it's even less fun working for Consona CRM."

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Frustrated in Kirkland, WA
    Current Employee - Frustrated in Kirkland, WA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Flexibility of hours
    Experience working with distributed teams/off-shoring
    Very little micromanagement

    Cons

    The company is not stable. Despite making EBITDA numbers from quarter to quarter, the company is not doing well financially.
    Layoffs are common.
    Executive management believed that all staff are replaceable parts, and the staff are treated that way.
    There's a general lack of focus/direction across its business units.
    Consona is in the business of Wall Street, not in the business of developing quality software products.

    Advice to Management

    Please learn to respect your employees.
    After a single week of employment, it's clear that your words are hollow. If you want your staff to trust you, you need to back up your words with consistent action.
    Just because you read a book about it doesn't make you an expert.


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