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ILOG Reviews

Updated October 18, 2017
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  1. "A great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Tallahassee, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The job is not to hard, keeps you busy and the hours and pay are great.

    Cons

    You have to battle the weather.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good reputation


  2. "Good place/good people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    ILOG's biggest asset in my opinion are the people and the know how that has been developed. In certain product lines, ILOG is a true market leader.

    Cons

    The full potential of certain product lines could have been better exploited through integration of regions and inidividual business units.

    Advice to Management

    The strategy has been defined pretty good at the top management level but had some issues while trickling down throughout the organization.

  3. "Not a bad company to work for.. could have been better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company, good benefits. Does not lay off people often. Flexible work environment. Mostly good product line and market leader

    Cons

    Sluggish management is nothing but an old boys' club. You can't get fired if you work for the French organization, regardless of what you do/don't. To top heavy for an organization of it's size

    Advice to Management

    Do not wait till the company burns down to get out next time. While all competitors did well, ILOG just stagnated. I can only pray for the poor souls who had stock options


  4. "Smart Programmers, Average Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    very intelligent people, great vacation package, great reputation

    Cons

    Management is very average. Most Sr. management team is from France. Not that this is a bad thing in itself, but one wonders what happened to all the non -Europeans who generally make up majority of the consultants and programmers.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the non-performing "friends of Sr. Management" management team


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    "Great place for technical people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people working for ILOG form truly a unique group. Technical abilities, innovation and the overall quality of people within the company are far above the norm. It is difficult to find a more stimulating working environment for technical jobs, with a huge range of possibilities and a lot of flexibility. People working for this company, in particular in the technical positions, are hired for technical excellence as well as the ability to make decisions on their own and are given technical responsibilities accordingly.

    Cons

    When it comes to promotions and career advancement, there is no doubt that French citizens are far more likely to advance. In particular, higher levels of management could benefit from hearing other voices. If this were the case, the company would perhaps not be in the process of being acquired, as it now is.

    Advice to Management

    Advice and decisions do not improve just because they're delivered in French.


  6. "software engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Once a great company to work for, great culture, intelligent people, leader in every product category, good work life balance, a MNC must still nimble, feels your work are appreciated and formed great friendship with lots of colleague

    Cons

    it is hard to adjust to the life after acquired by big blue, you are just a number or a brick in the whole process,


  7. "good company but..."

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    very high-tech products, excellent customer image
    strong industry focus

    Cons

    poor sales management
    many markets were unaddressed

    Advice to Management

    you could have done much better and avoid selling to IBM

  8. "Une des dernières compagnies R&D françaises."

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    Current Employee - Architecte en chef in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Architecte en chef in Paris (France)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    L'excellence scientifique. Excellents cadres intermédiaires. Repris par IBM.

    Cons

    Repris par IBM, perd l'intérêt d'une compagnie flexible.

    Advice to Management

    J'espère qu'on pourra infuser un peu de la flexibilité de ILOG dans la grande bleue !