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IMRIS Reviews

Updated September 18, 2017
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  1. "Excellent! The company is moving forward with GREAT leadership!"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Applications Specialist
    Current Employee - Clinical Applications Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    2017 is a great time for IMRIS. The company is moving forward with a lot of initiatives and they are hiring the right people to help the company go from a good Med Tech company to an INCREDIBLE Med Tech company!

    Cons

    I would have to say the only con is that the company had some negative financial dealings a few years back, but they have recovered from those 100 fold!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing! IMRIS is on the path to continue crafting the world's most advanced hybrid surgical theatres to elevate the medical experience... as well as the human experience!


  2. "Poorly managed"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dedicated and talented co-workers
    Good workplace benefits

    Cons

    Poor project management
    Incompetent senior management, especially HR

    Advice to Management

    Was a 10+ year-old company that was still operating with a start-up mentality before it was bought over: project managers do not have experienced/track record in running million dollars project, poor financial/project planning, and have no clear vision of the project/product. Leadership is poor and HR standards is very low. The company has grown and management mentality that works for a 10-person company is no longer adequate. Please hire people who are competent for the position.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Smoke and mirrors"

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    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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Worst mistake of my life"

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    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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good while it lasted."

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    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"

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    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 (5)

    "It's been an experience to remember."

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    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.

  8. Helpful (1)

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

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    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.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Bad management"

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    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. 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.


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