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IgnitionOne Reviews

Updated September 19, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great work-life balance (who doesn't love beer on tap after a hard day" (in 14 reviews)

  • "They believe in a healthy work life balance and the people are great to work with, no politics" (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Constantly changing requirements, lack of direction from senior management" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Suffers from a lack of direction from upper management and an environment of 'old boys club' mentality" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IgnitionOne full-time

    Pros

    extremely relaxed and cool office culture and environment. i feel like I am always getting good feedback from coworkers and clients which is great adn helps me grow!

    Cons

    I do not have any

    Advice to Management

    give us the Agency Christmas break that most agencies get :)


  2. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at IgnitionOne full-time

    Pros

    Cool industry and technology there

    Cons

    Parking is far away from office

  3. "Working at IONE"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IgnitionOne full-time

    Pros

    working environment is very flexible.

    Cons

    The benefits should be better.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Lost company with horrid leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits. Beer on tap.

    Cons

    No direction. Management is lost. CEO is a bully. Company is stuck in 2014. Terrible place for smart people to work. If you don't "fall in line" you are shunned. Turnover rate is ridiculous, especially at senior levels. All about face time and not productivity.

    Advice to Management

    Go do something else.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "The future is bright"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Working with smart and fun people
    - A new set of exciting products underway
    - Dog-friendly
    - Good work-life balance
    - Weekly company lunch

    Cons

    - Going through different growth stages
    - Lost some good people along the way

    Advice to Management

    - Stay true to the mission
    - Focus more on employee engagement
    - Focus more on cross-departmental communication


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Toxic Enviroment, No Direction"

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

    I worked at IgnitionOne full-time

    Pros

    - Decent pay
    - Some smart people who know the industry well

    Cons

    - Toxic work environment
    - Lack of internal product training
    - Lots of product knowledge exists as tribal knowledge
    - Severe lack of direction for both product and individual teams
    - Uninvolved and disconnected middle management
    - Each office operates within it's own bubble. Cross office communication was sometimes confrontational and awkward

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what you're selling. Make sure it works. Make sure your employees know how it works. Foster a better work environment.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Strategy is very limited and there is no demonstrated ability to execute on anything ambitious"

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

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

    Pros

    Some real experts in the industry to learn from. Nice colleagues and some deep pockets of competence in both tech and on the business side. Netmining team, in particular, was a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    Product Strategy makes it hard to see how the company survives.
    Technical Leadership is weak. Leaders who were strong read the writing on the wall and have left the company. Product team are not experts in the industry and are very inexperienced in their roles. Immature staff are put in roles that they are not ready for. Almost anyone with a C-level title (CEO, HR, CTO, CPO/CSO, CFO) is not right for their jobs. Most don't have relevant experience in what should be considered a turn around. They are past their freshness date.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in a new CEO and make Will a Chairman. Need someone driving the bus that has a fresh perspective and who is willing to make major changes. Treat the company as a turn around and reduce the scope of what you are brining to market. Have enough humility to embrace the fact that you messed it up and get good folks to fix it.

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Great Place if you're a "YES man""

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    Former Employee - Senior Operations Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Operations Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    perfect for someone who is a "yes sir" type. If you love kissing up to the management team, then this is the perfect place for you.

    Cons

    While I was there, I saw two very good engineers being kicked out within a Month of hire! Because they weren't a "YES man" type. Your success is not predicated on your skill set or hard work, but how you behave towards management.

    Advice to Management

    Why hire people and fire them within a month?? It really doesn't make sense, does it?


  9. Helpful (8)

    "Don't work here"

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

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

    Pros

    Free lunch on Wednesdays in the Atlanta office?

    Cons

    Culture is toxic.
    They do not care about their employees.
    Management (C-Level, especially) always passes blame and has absolutely no respect for the people who do the work.
    Products rushed to market meaning developers and operations are unhappy.
    Pay is about 30% under market value.
    Significantly understaffed and promise after promise made with no resolution.

    Architecture is a joke. They refuse to listen to anyone who has to implement the ideas. "Chief Enterprise Architect" refuses to actually architect and claims he's an "idea man." Of course, the architect was the CTO's mentor, so there is never any critical discussion around those plans.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people doing the work. Pay attention to the large outflow of employees. Telling employees to "work harder so we can sell more" isn't a solution. Telling employees that "people are expendable," does not help morale.


  10. Helpful (8)

    "No job security whatsoever. Must be 'YES' people. Don't rock boat or you're gone."

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    Former Employee - Production Designer in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Production Designer in Akron, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues
    Interesting and fun work
    Flexible
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Atrocious management at all levels
    Business plans change faster than the weather
    Great talent is lost to marginal hacks
    Hipsters

    Advice to Management

    Choose a business plan and stick to it. There's a reason IOne lags behind bigger companies and it starts with bad management.


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