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"Great Life"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

major innovation in health care and technology

Cons

Massive change in management the last fe year

Advice to Management

Grow and inform everybody in the process

Other Employee Reviews for ikaSystems

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Southborough, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Southborough, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ikaSystems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Next generation of software being developed so can work on new things.
    New management team in place since last fall has really transformed old problem of not having a good work life balance. If you read this in other reviews look at date and see if it is before Fall 2016 when work life issues happened.
    Excellent benefits and pay. Bonus program and matching 401K.
    Great group of people to work with. Company culture good - onsite lunches, parties.
    Flexible work arrangements (many people work at home/offsite with flexible hours).

    Cons

    Parking lot between two buildings is awkward. You need to go on Route 9 to drive to other building. Does not have cafe but does have free gourmet coffee machine (Boston Bean).

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the transformation process. Don't fall back into old company habits.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Tries to be agile, but ..."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Analyst in Southborough, MA
    Former Employee - Technical Analyst in Southborough, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at ikaSystems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Smart co-workers, decent pay and benefits. Parts of the executive leadership team realize that the organization needs to become more agile in its operations and more up-to-date in its technology stack.

    Cons

    Complex, out-dated technology with myriad points of failure; high employee turnover has left company bereft of subject matter expertise; insanely demanding release frequency (point releases every two weeks or so) put incredible demands on the engineering, DBA, ops, and QA teams; inability to shake off red tape and all previously mentioned pressure points conspire to prevent the company from entering the 21st century agile world of software development despite heroic efforts by some.

    Advice to Management

    This is a piece of advice to the management located in Lansing, Michigan (where Blue Cross of Michigan is headquartered): don't look to turn ikaSystems / Visiant into a cash cow in the next year or two, but make a long-term plan to modernize the company's technology infrastructure. This will require big investments, but that is the only way to make the company profitable in the long term.

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