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  1. Helpful (5)

    "It's been an experience to remember."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Designer in Minnetonka, MN
    Current Employee - Mechanical Designer in Minnetonka, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The laid back work environment, cafeteria, the fitness center/showers, the flexible schedule, and above all, health and life benefits, and the thought of the good outcome of the patients that get treated with out equipment.

    Cons

    Lack of direction and accountability. There is no real managed structure in certain departments where structure is everything. The leadership is more worried about getting things done quick rather than doing it right and making sure it's well thought out and documented properly. Documentation needs major attention.

    Advice to Management

    Be more proactive in holding your employees accountable for the output of quality deliverables and the time it takes to reach specific goals. All departments need attention in this area.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Smoke and mirrors"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at IMRIS full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company was gutted during chapter 11. The morale is so low, I'd say it was non-existent. The new guard came onboard and gutted the company even further. I wouldn't recommend working here if you were unemployed and needed a job.

    Cons

    Smoke and mirrors, smoke and mirrors, smoke and mirrors. You'd think a company selling such an enormously expensive piece of equipment (compared to the competitors) would provide white glove treatment to their customers. Not even close. Every customer that fell for the smoke and mirrors pitch ends up very angry and out $10mil. A joke of a company--new leadership just trying to find a taker in this pig of a company.

    Advice to Management

    MBAs don't teach you how to close. They just teach you how to close up shop.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Worst mistake of my life"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Neurosurgeons embraced the technology. Patients were positively influenced.

    Cons

    Amateurs all around the organization all the way to the top. A miserable experience. I wouldn't recommend this company to anyone, for any role.

    Advice to Management

    They don't need advice. They already know all the answers.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good while it lasted."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company has great technology and a great product overall. A pro-employee environment generally. Easy work-life balance in all areas of the company as no one needs to work too hard except customer service. Employees are just average but nice to work with.

    Benefits are very low-cost to employees and pay is generally higher than average to get people to work there.

    Cons

    Basically, no one buys the product. Too expensive and too many problems with the final product.

    The company abused vendors with its cash problems for way too long until it eventually filed for bankruptcy. The company does not pay its vendors, and not sure if it will after bankruptcy (now called Deerfield Imaging). Vendors no longer believe they will get paid. Will take a long to the rebuild those relationships, if possible at all. Not off to the right foot.

    Management over promises and under delivers consistently.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your bills. Under promise. Over deliver. Become trustworthy.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Short term view"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Executives are driven, energetic and personable
    Great work life balance

    Cons

    Old culture of reactive, rather than proactive management, focusing on short term goals still persists despite great effort of new management to turn things around


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Change Management/Data Management (CM/DM) Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Change Management/Data Management (CM/DM) Specialist in Mound, MN
    Current Employee - Change Management/Data Management (CM/DM) Specialist in Mound, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IMRIS (More than a year)

    Pros

    IMRIS has a great Product line and they care about their employees.

    Cons

    The company is new to the US coming from Canada

    Advice to Management

    Listen and hear your employees ideas.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Didn't see it coming"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maple Grove, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maple Grove, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IMRIS full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company offers great benefits and a flexible work schedule. The location is good for commuting and the building is well maintained.

    Cons

    There is a surprisingly disproportionate ratio of managers to workers at IMRIS. There seems to be too little work for too many people, and I've personally observed employees abusing the "flexible work schedule" and collecting a salary with virtually no output, all the while getting approval from the management.

    This seems to be no way to productively run a business.

    Advice to Management

    Forget about your current style of management and incentive and start holding employees accountable. Begin with time accounting; a 40-hour work week is a reasonable expectation. Make the employees show how much time they put in, and have them account for what they did while they were here.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Bad management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minnetonka, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minnetonka, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and culture, and nice coworkers.

    Cons

    Very bad management damaging the core business.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the company's core business, do not run it like an investment company.


  10. "Moving in the right direction"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IMRIS full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Jay has done a great job of turning around the company from where it was before he came. There have been departures at the executive level which may look bad to investors, but the change has been positive. New management are driving towards a more strategic, innovative culture that will produce results. It's a different strategy, that should attract a different class of investor.

    Cons

    We need more people in the company who have a background in surgical medical device product development.

    We need to work more closely with surgeons during product development.

    We need to improve our reputation with investors/industry.

    Advice to Management

    Please review each person in the organization, identify the true leaders, and give them the formal leadership opportunities to help you drive this company towards profitability and commercial success. Reorg now, past performance is the best indicator of future results. There are many who are passionate and working hard to make IMRIS a $8/share stock again, but there are also some who are weighing down the organization with their negativity, lack of clinical knowledge, lack of industry knowledge, lack of teamwork, and lack of optimism. Please do not let the latter drive away the former.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Best job I have ever had."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working on bleeding edge systems that push the boundaries of medical imaging. Limitless job satisfaction when you see first hand the effect these systems give to patient care and tumor recession. Great group of people to work with.

    Cons

    The travel makes many nights sleeping in a hotel room. But on the same coin you keep your points to take nice vacations for next to nothing.



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