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Updated November 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work-life balance (who doesn't love beer on tap after a hard day (in 13 reviews)

  • They believe in a healthy work life balance and the people are great to work with, no politics (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Very high turnover rates and people getting burned out (in 9 reviews)

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

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  1. "good company but struggling to execute"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IgnitionOne full-time

    Pros

    bright hard-working coworkers, strong vision, fun culture, lots of market opportunity

    Cons

    poor execution on product development and sales

    Advice to Management

    narrow focus to key goals and do them extremely well


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good Concept Bad Execution"

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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

    Super Smart and Personable Co-workers, Good Product Concept

    Cons

    Scattered Execution and Seagull Management,

    Advice to Management

    Make sure the products actually work as promised before heading to market. Tighten focus on what's most important. Stop Seagull management technique and focus on what might be positive. Also, sudden layoffs are SUPER bad for the morale of those who are left behind.

  3. "Company with potential"

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

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

    Pros

    Ability to gain meaningful experience
    Ability to build and create
    Friendly co-workers
    Casual environment

    Cons

    Mediocre/poor management
    Little to no sense of urgency
    Lack of clear vision and strategy

    Advice to Management

    Re-evaluate and restructure


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Okay Company"

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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

    Co-Workers are friendly
    Offer good benefits

    Cons

    Management is lacking communication with staff. They try their best but are still struggling. Layoff with no warning


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Leaders drive culture. Culture drives people. The people do not trust you."

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IgnitionOne full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    IgnitionOne is a great environment to get your feet wet and learn. Employees have carte blanche to use any technology and any method to solve business problems. The company is okay with being on the bleeding edge of technology provided there is a return or solution. IgnitionOne has adopted many elements of the modern technology workplace.

    Cons

    Senior management does not seem to have the experience to run the organization beyond that of a small-to-medium sized level. After growing the business to play with the big boys, the subsequent decline of the business is a direct result of the failings of senior management. In addition, strategic decisions are often made in a vacuum. Every company meeting asks employees to take ownership and be "entrepreneurial", but the culture decline of the past half decade has created a situation where employees are unable, or unwilling, to give their best effort. It's felt from day one. Lastly, collaboration is encouraged in group settings; but once that meeting is complete, each team/employee goes back into their pervasive silos. Unfortunately, backbiting and cutthroat tactics have been rewarded while teamwork and participation are perceived as a weakness.

    Advice to Management

    Longtime, committed employees "earned" the right to be released with dignity and respect. Everyone in business understands contraction, but to lay off people with a decade (or more) of blood equity in a disposable manner is a direct reflection of the failings in senior management that a 2 hour visit from the CEO cannot solve. There will be very little fidelity with the remaining employees. In order to turn the culture around, it is important that senior/executive management provide more than temporary sedatives (available in the cafe) to the existing issues. Take a moment to really measure and inventory the remaining talent, interview them, and figure out the correct combination and direction for IgnitionOne. Otherwise, it'll be time to cut your losses and pass whatever is left of the business over to Kenshoo and Marin. The employees, and customers , all love what IgnitionOne used to stand for, but they all deserve better than the frequent swapping out uninspiring and unsuccessful management. There are very good, strategic resources in-house that can help today. They only need an opportunity to sit at the table.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Associate Media Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IgnitionOne full-time

    Pros

    Great place to learn the industry and ample opportunities to pick up essential skills for success in this field. Good office perks and friendly work atmosphere.

    Cons

    Company lacks a solid direction and it seems to change frequently. Upper management is always playing catch-up and don't want to invest in quality to compete with direct competitors. Not a whole lot of room for growth once you reach a certain level.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in quality performers who will fight for the company and have passion for their work.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "sales"

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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

    great sales management team in place

    Cons

    poor sales compensation - even for top performers

    Advice to Management

    focus on building a better sales culture

  8. "Marketing"

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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

    fun, people, activities, jobs, work

    Cons

    busy, clients, busy, happy, sad


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Great place to get started"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead QA Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Lead QA Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - It is a great place to try out different tasks and responsibilities to determine what direction you want to take with your career
    - You can diversify your skill set pretty quickly if you take initiative (even when there seems to be no work to do)
    - If you are curious about what people in other roles and on other teams do and the technology they use, they are generally pretty cool about sharing that information with you which helps you know how to grow yourself
    - The people (your colleagues) are probably the reason most people stay for as long as they do. This is not everyone, but for the most part, people are from various backgrounds, they are ambitious, "idea people" that can be inspiring and make it less-painful to arrive at work each day. You can make some pretty great connections.

    Cons

    - Project management constantly is in a position where the client needs things "right away" which causes the quality of our offering to go down. The "fires" are a far too constant event which causes developers (already underpaid and overworked) to work long hours on things that aren't challenging or intriguing
    - There isn't much challenging and/or intriguing work on some teams and projects, therefore, lots of good tech talent leave to better themselves. But, this causes teams to be smaller and under heavier pressure to get things done.
    - There isn't a lot of room to move around / up for some roles. You could work hard and wait a year and still not get that promotion that was dangling in front of you.
    - There is a lot of "dangling the carrot" - meaning management tells you that you can get a certain title, pay, or growth into a certain direction, but it never happens. So workers end up leaving even faster when they realize this.
    - Since there are a lot of "fires", it is common place for people to start throwing each other under the bus to save themselves. Sadly, what happens is, people that do nothing get away with ruining productivity and get raises which, is yet another thing makes hardworking and talented people leave
    - The pay can be quite a bit lower than market averages for some roles. This can be okay for a little while considering that you work isn't that hard, but once you see that you are wearing a bunch of hats and seemingly doing other people's dirty work, you will start to want that increase and realize you are not going to get it. It is is even worse when you see that you are getting underpaid to clean up the messes of people who are getting overpaid.

    Advice to Management

    - Value your talent. It costs so much time and money to have heavy turnover. It's better to just give them better raises and things they want to work on. Company lunches are great, but they are not enough to make someone feel like they aren't losing time and hindering their career by staying. Don't wait until they want to leave to try to show they are valued. Unhappy workers don't just take themselves, they take others with them.
    - If your employees want to grow into a certain position/skill set within the company, if that is not a possibility, do not "dangle the carrot". Tell the truth and give them other options to gauge their interests. This could be the difference between having a team member stays for 4 months and two years. It just creates resentment and distrust.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place, great culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture here is up to date like any cutting edge company. They are pet friendly, hours are flexible as long as you are available to be in the office during core hours. They believe in a healthy work life balance and the people are great to work with, no politics.

    Cons

    There are a lot changes that happen in the company. If you stay on one team for a year you are lucky. There seems to be some kind of reorg every six months and you are not always informed prior to any changes, which can be frustrating at times.

    Advice to Management

    Not to change for change sake.


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