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ForeSee Reviews

Updated Dec 9, 2019

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2.8
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  • "It's unfathomable given that the HQ is in Ann Arbor, one of the most diverse communities(in 6 reviews)

  • "Outside of the sales and client services departments, it can feel as if promotions or career growth opportunities are rare(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Highly skilled Engineering staff"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ForeSee full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Exposure to cutting edge cloud native technologies and innovative work. As you become senior you get freedom to choose technologies, design and architect on your own. Great work culture a lot to learn from highly talented colleagues. Engineering staff is very satisfied with the quality of work they do.

    Cons

    Several changes and concern with long the stability in 2018. The future looks stable with acquisition by Verint.

    ForeSee2019-04-27
  2. "Painful Experience but Useful Stepping Stone"

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    Former Employee - Customer Success in Ann Arbor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ForeSee full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible work from home options, depending on your manager Relatively high compensation among market research firms in the area Got great experience in positioning research to folks who don't have a data background

    Cons

    Disorganized management at many levels I didn't trust the communication from leadership, though it was said to be transparent Received misogynistic comments from male colleagues more than once Was impacted by gender bias in a promotion opportunity Super long hours, especially for analysts at the beginning of the month The products themselves are buggy and I don't believe in the results they generate

    ForeSee2019-12-09
  3. "Poor benefits, poor pay, poor middle management."

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Ann Arbor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ForeSee full-time

    Pros

    Good coworkers who were recruited in the Foresee/Answers era. Plush office.

    Cons

    Clients are defecting at a record pace, even though the only current expectation from the management is to retain existing clients and not necessarily gain new clients. The benefits have gone down now, total PTO days were reduced and no talented candidate will join this company in their right mind. My guess is this company will have to recruit from the leftovers pool. Very low pay, no promotions or career pathways, middle management is often petty, thoroughly unqualified and lacks class. This new acquisition has made it a robotic company with no culture. Employees are not even an after thought. Snacks are completely gone, event scaled down and the office has been moved to a far from humanity location, away from the qualified metro Detroit recruitment pool. The place went from a millennial friendly, team focused culture to a cold entity. No wonder there is a mass exodus from the company (every week minimum 2-3) and the morale is super low. Hiring is not as fast as the exodus and new and existing hires are forced to work a lot. Lastly only analysts are required to enter time sheets and not team managers or customer success managers, which is a constant reminder of the fact that you are at the bottom of the totem pole. They rely on a churn and burn philosophy and someone once said their model was a 2-3 year employment for analysts. perhaps pay and career paths are suppressed for the same reason. Go elsewhere if you have another option.

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    Advice to Management

    I don't know! It seems beyond repair.

    ForeSee2019-11-06
  4. Helpful (3)

    "No growth potential"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Ann Arbor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ForeSee full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Flexible work where you can shift your hours or work remotely.

    Cons

    - No growth potential and promotions are rare. - Compensation and benefits packages suck. - The company doesn't care about its own employees and doesn't invest in employee development. - there are not many opportunities for career advancement, or to learn new skills.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees, you will increase employee loyalty and decrease turnover.

    ForeSee2019-09-23
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Unrealized Potential"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ForeSee full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There are still quite a few talented people in the business unit. Many employees want what is best for the clients. Prior to the acquisition, the engineering organization was focused on innovating and modernizing the technology.

    Cons

    Post acquisition, the focus has shifted to integration and maintaining the status quo. I can’t claim the organization was perfect before Verint bought them. Several departments have an adversarial relationship. Customer Success is negative about the product and treat engineering as an opposing force. Engineering is mostly focused on fighting with Product and often the end result suffers. On several occasions I built products per the requirements a PM specified and then was on receiving end of borderline abuse by Customer Success for not building a good product. It’s a study in corporate miscommunication.

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    Advice to Management

    Rather than play catch-up, focus on making products that don’t exist in the space. Taking a few years to integrate the disjointed products without consideration to what is happening will not make Verint a leader in VoC. Pay your employees market salaries with competitive benefits. No one believes HR that the benefits are competitive. A simple look at job postings would show you other companies offer a percentage of salary for 401k matching.

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    ForeSee2019-08-10
  6. "Customer Oriented with Great People"

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    I worked at ForeSee

    Pros

    Work life balance & Flexibility Job diversity Great clients

    Cons

    Teams run lean Conflicting job priorities

    Advice to Management

    Keep open communication

    ForeSee2019-06-12
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Its okay but there are better more organized companies to work for"

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    Former Employee - Sales 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ForeSee full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good competitive pay and benefits

    Cons

    management is lacking in all aspects

    Advice to Management

    take care of your employees and they will take care of you

    ForeSee2019-03-29
  8. Helpful (6)

    "Toxic environment. Stay away."

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ForeSee

    Pros

    There are none, especially after Verint purchased the company, destroyed the benefits package and eliminated unlimited sick time and decreased PTO.

    Cons

    Management is terrible. The culture is very toxic. There are a lot of gossiping, back stabbing, mean girls...including the HR department. Don't expect confidentiality. Pay is low. Raises are basically nonexistent. Men, even the low performers, are promoted and given a free pass, while women are held to a higher standard. Benefits are terrible and expensive. The technology is old and everything breaks, but no one seems to take any responsibility in resolving the issues. Stay away. You'll be sadly disappointed.

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    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect. The way people were treated in the last RIF's was absolutely disgusting. Management should avoid gossip and pitting teams and employees against one another.

    ForeSee2019-03-30
  9. Helpful (4)

    "Good company without Stability and Job Security"

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    Current Employee - Data Engineer in Ann Arbor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ForeSee full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very good team to work with. Adoption of new technologies.

    Cons

    Frequent firing of employees and very bad work ethic.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees and don't hire or fire them as you feel.

    ForeSee2019-02-19
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Used to be a great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ForeSee full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules, snack room, Some really talented people.

    Cons

    Terrible leadership that does not grasp Voice Of Customer or how to manage a team. Too many inexperienced managers. Poor processes and no willingness to improve processes. Benefits package has slowly shifted to the employee paying a higher premium for reduced benefits. Low pay scale. Poor strategic direction.

    Advice to Management

    Retire or go back to school for more training.

    ForeSee2019-03-26
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