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ICS (Integrated Computer Solutions) Reviews

Updated October 11, 2017
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  1. "Software Developer"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in New Bedford, MA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in New Bedford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ICS (Integrated Computer Solutions) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very convivial company, great people and very interesting projects. The atmosphere is great and you can even bring your puppy!

    Cons

    No specific Cons come to my mind, the company has the traditional limitations (perks and benefits) of similar size companies.

    Advice to Management

    Provide better structure for project development.


  2. "Analyst"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ICS (Integrated Computer Solutions) as a contractor

    Pros

    Not any pros or good reason to work for

    Cons

    They recruit and offer you a great rate hire you and then come back after the contract is signed and ask you to take a lower rate and badgering you the whole time . They are very unprofessional and unorganized make promises don't keep, they are based out of India so they don't know how to work with staff in the USA also they don't communicate well with the clients they get contracts for keeping them out of the loop. They recruit a bunch of American faces to get the bid and then will switch them out after a few months for cheaper labor in India . Worst experience and big waist of time. Alot more I can say

    Advice to Management

    Keep your word, be honest and trustworthy as well as transparent with everything you are doing

  3. "Information Security Administrator"

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    Current Employee - Information Security Administrator in Montgomery, AL
    Current Employee - Information Security Administrator in Montgomery, AL

    I have been working at ICS (Integrated Computer Solutions) (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work with

    Cons

    No cons to share about in this company


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Very Mediocre Company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Bedford, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Bedford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ICS (Integrated Computer Solutions) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Most people are easy going

    Cons

    Don't get fooled by what the website shows...

    The office space is a mess... I've seen mice droppings on desks and they seem not to care. That company is run by 3-4 people. They won't listen to anyone outside that small group, so don't waste your time and energy trying to make a difference with them.

    The CEO shows very little leadership... no vision, no direction, no inspiration. Stay away from the CFO's way, otherwise you will be in for a hard time. She will occasionally sneak in to make sure everyone is working, if you talk too much with your colleagues you might get an email from her because you aren't billing.

    Compensation is much lower than what other companies offer.

    ICS is essentially a contractor company... if you are billing, they love and listen to you. If you aren't you are treated as another expense (you don't get to decide what project you will be working on, they do).

    If you quit, don't bother giving 2-week notice. They will not grant it and will let you go almost immediately after you give notice.

    The bonus structure is an entire joke... it is awarded monthly... but only if you are billable 85% of the time... but guess what, that rarely happens unless you are in a long contract. If you aren't, forget it. In my case, I remember times where I was getting close to hit the 85% billable cut, and then I get pulled to "support sales" for a few days... and then... I get no bonus because I wasn't billable 85% of my time. Then you ask, "but I was helping sales as you said"... only to hear "yep, but that's not billable work"

    Don't get fooled by the beautiful picture they give you with the bonus plan...it's a joke... you are better off asking for more money and drop the bonus.

    Advice to Management

    Get it together people... Stop playing favorites and show more care for what employees do, after all, they are the ones making the money for you!
    Show more appreciation and respect for what people have done. If someone decides to move on in their careers, do not send them through the back door, that's an awful thing to do.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Great learning experience"

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    Former Employee - Qt Software Developer Intern in Bedford, MA
    Former Employee - Qt Software Developer Intern in Bedford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ICS (Integrated Computer Solutions) full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, a really great work environment. I was a Qt developer intern. The projects I worked on helped me gain experience with production code.

    Cons

    A bit out of the way in Bedford, little to no access to public transportation.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good place for cruising in your career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at ICS (Integrated Computer Solutions) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Low key, most of the people are easy to get along with.

    Cons

    Poor management. Afraid of taking chances. Benefits aren't great, bonuses are awarded monthly based on how billable you've been throughout the calendar (read carefully, calendar) month. If you are billable 85% of the *calendar* month, you get an extra cash bonus. However, that actually rarely happens, unless you happen to be in a long term contract.

    Advice to Management

    Update your bonus structure. Update your benefits. You are probably below average on that front.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good Product, Good People"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Boston, MA
    Recommends

    Pros

    - We are working on an interesting open source project management product that is used by large companies.
    - Using the newest technologies and building business app with trendy features such as wiki, blog, activity wall, and other social and collaboration business features.
    - Overall good people in development and leadership

    Cons

    - Leadership team does not always agree on product direction.
    - All leadership is in USA and all development is off shore in India, East Europe, Central America.

    Advice to Management

    Work harder to get on same page. Say no to some customer requests for custom features, provide more feature specs and stories before sprints.