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INgage Networks Reviews

Updated January 2, 2017
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  1. "Mish Mash"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director of Business Development in Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Director of Business Development in Sarasota, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at INgage Networks full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    InGage was one of the pioneers in the social software space and as such were in a very dynamic market and point in history when they started. It was exciting.

    Cons

    They kind of missed their mark.........or majorly missed their mark. And the realization of this really affected the team in a big and devastating way.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in new leadership with career backgrounds in the markets where you are targeting your offer. It's not about the technology, its about the solutions that the technology can deliver. And if you haven't had the problem, you really can't appreciate the best solution so well.


  2. "Strange place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Naples is nice. Some of the employees are nice too. Nice to work at a tech company where people dress well.

    Cons

    They go through employees like a hay-fever sufferer goes through kleenex. They fire people for no apparent reason (successful sales people for example). Seem to hire people for the company names on their resumes and not because they actually are able to contribute anything.

    Advice to Management

    Build a company for the consumers and not for the investors.


  3. "Wonderful Experience"

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    Current Employee - Developer in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Developer in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Wonderful team of caring individuals

    Cons

    Some Equipment/ lap tops are outdated

    Advice to Management

    Need to update laptops


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    "Hot Mess"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naples, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naples, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Location - great building and workspace
    Compensation is competitive

    Cons

    Management is disrespectful to employees
    There is general confusion about what the company does and a lack of consistency in direction.

    Advice to Management

    Be kind and respectful to your employees. Don't treat people like they're stupid. You'll see a decrease in turnover.


  6. "High Turnover"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Naples, FL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Naples, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Interesting technology and knowledge. Good training and exposure to Social Media trends. Naples Florida not so bad either. Some nice people and at one time it was nice community at work.

    Cons

    Lack of respect for employees..always worried you will be fired. Very nervous at the 3 month mark. Got the feeling they would let you go at the drop of a hat. Don't even give 2 weeks pay when they do let you go. Place is pretty wacky..change their direction every week.. Turnover is unbelieveable..they only people that seem to stay are the very top management. I don't think the company will make it.

    Advice to Management

    Time to heed the message you give out to the world about your networks...get off your big ego trip.


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    "Rapid Decline"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Founders David & Kim were visionaries, way ahead of the market.

    Cons

    Technologically ignorant manager in Atlanta has gutted the company. All the real talent has been laid off or left.

    Advice to Management

    Close the other offices, and get back to the original vision in Naples.


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    "A ship with no rudder"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Just about everyone there is extremely pleasant to work with. There is some premier, if not underutilized knowledge and talent among the rank and file workers.

    Cons

    Senior management does a poor job of communicating the company's vision to those who must execute, mainly because there is none. They fancy themselves a company with a product for sale, but their only revenue is from professional services work. They are stuck in a cycle of building a faulty future view of demand for their product, over-hiring based on those projections, laying people off when the projections don't come to fruition, and then panicking and turning to outside consultants when much of the remaining talent defects.

    Meanwhile, there is an army of dedicated employees, nearly all of whom are highly intelligent and creative, and whose contributions are marginalized because they don't hold the right titles.

    There is no reward for putting in extra effort. During one particularly large-scope project, the team assigned to it worked nights and weekends for months to meet some arbitrary deadline. Just a couple weeks after the project ended, 3/4 of the team was rewarded for all their hard work with layoffs.

    Compensation is wildly inconsistent. The PTO policy is by far the worst I've seen over my 20+ years of working. They mix accrual with use it or lose it, so there is never a period of time when you take time off that you're not borrowing from future vacation time.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a direction, and empower your team to execute it. Success is built on trust and teamwork. Drop the rigid hierarchy enforcement and let your team create and excel.


  9. "brief"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    innovative, nice folks, great HQ location

    Cons

    not sure that leaderships knows where they want to go, or perhaps just unable to communicate to the rank and file


  10. "Good experience working with an up and coming company making good use of internet resources."

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    Former Employee - Contract Intern
    Former Employee - Contract Intern
    Recommends

    Pros

    Up and coming industry
    Good people

    Cons

    Limited contact for contracted intern position

    Advice to Management

    More direction