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Updated February 10, 2017
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  1. "QA specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakeville, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakeville, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Upper management is very good.

    Cons

    Bad communication between QA teams.


  2. "Good place for first software development internship."

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    Former Intern - Software Development Intern in Lakeville, MN
    Former Intern - Software Development Intern in Lakeville, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ImageTrend as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some people are friendly. Environment encourages developers to learn I think.

    Cons

    Coldfusion is not the best thing in the world.

  3. "As a college Intern, it's wonderful"

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    Former Intern - Software Developer in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Intern - Software Developer in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ImageTrend as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I got to work on a variety of different project and the team I was placed on was very supportive. The pay was good and there are a lot of perks to make work more enjoyable

    Cons

    As an intern, the only con is the location being in Lakeville MN. As for management, you don't have to deal it.


  4. "Friendly Devs, Harsh Management"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer I in Lakeville, MN
    Former Employee - Software Developer I in Lakeville, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work on really helpful products for the medical industry, or are a contracting developer for external clients. The people are really friendly when the environment is calm.

    Cons

    The environment is rarely calm. Poor project management leads to a project timeline to delay for over a year, causing panic among upper management and extremely high stress levels for entry level developers thrown to the fire.

    Advice to Management

    Help your developers rather than condemn them.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Learn From This"

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

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

    Pros

    Non-ELT (Executive Leadership Team) management seems to run effectively, lots of room to learn new technologies, and you might get sent to various conferences. ImageTrend will help you get certifications if you so desire, and you generally have a solid say in what work you want to do.

    Cons

    Executive leadership is not made up of people who rightfully should be in that position. They're the people who have worked at the company the longest, and in a lot of cases, used to be developers. While this does show in house promotion, the people running a company should know HOW to run a company. This clearly falls short on so many aspects. Also, if you're upset as a developer at this company, the management blames you instead of looking at themselves. The CEO/COO are VERY well known for yelling at you to your face, calling you incompetent, and demeaning you.

    Advice to Management

    When the company is struggling, don't attack your developers.


  6. Helpful (10)

    "It could have been great..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakeville, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakeville, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ImageTrend full-time

    Pros

    There are some great developers there; the team I worked with had some of the most talented people I've ever worked with. Company events were fun.

    Cons

    The environment at ImageTrend is toxic from the top down. The higher up you get, the worse your experiences will be. The leadership team is highly dysfunctional and is by far the worst I've worked with in 10+ years of experience in the software industry. They expect their mid-level managers and leaders to stick their neck out when the outcome is unclear, but as soon as things start going well, the VPs immediately take credit for the idea/project/success as if they were championing it the whole time.

    ImageTrend is an okay spot to start your career or get experience, but the ambitions and/or efforts of those with leadership potential or a desire to change an organization for the better will be shut down. And if that isn't soul-sucking enough, the lack of integrity and morality by the senior leadership team in terms of dealing with both employee and client-related matters is enough to drive most people who get close enough to experience it away for good.

    Advice to Management

    Clear out the entire executive leadership team.


  7. Helpful (12)

    "Power Trips and Erratic Screaming"

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    Former Employee - Implementation Coordinator in Lakeville, MN
    Former Employee - Implementation Coordinator in Lakeville, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ImageTrend full-time

    Pros

    Location, fun events, more drama than daytime shows, free pudding and beer. If you love trying to fix bugs in software or selling broken or false software, this place is for you.

    Cons

    The owner has major power trips and enjoys yelling, intimidation, and talking in circles. Many of his minions are in executive roles which makes it hard to get anything accomplished. They tend to blame and fire older employees and keep the younger, cheaper ones even though they are the ones who are causing all the "bugs" in their software and losing their clients. The owner yells and screams and makes everyone feel uneasy. If you attempt to make some changes, the owner and upper management blocks every move.

    Advice to Management

    Fold or sell the company to someone who can manage the software, create bug free software, keep employees happy and fire top level management. Just focus on your wines.

  8. Helpful (12)

    "Adequate for interns/recent grads, not for professionals"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakeville, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakeville, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ImageTrend full-time

    Pros

    Adequate job for recent graduates who want some entry level experience. 10 work from home days a year.

    Cons

    This company is run very lean and there is a serious lack of management. You have your Executive Leadership team, comprised of a group of people who are either related to the CEO or have been with the company the longest. Unfortunately they are not necessarily the most qualified people for their roles, and they directly 'manage' all of the undersized teams beneath them. Middle management barely exists, so most teams have no on boarding or training structure leaving new hires completely lost and trying learn about complex software solutions. Meanwhile hard-working employees have nobody to ask for help or guidance when issues come up, leaving them guessing at their work.

    Compensation is well below average and there are no monetary incentives. There is little to no opportunity for career advancement. You may find that your responsibilities have suddenly expanded significantly yet you are not being compensated any more than entry level. It seems that unless you work in development or sales, you will not get a raise. Incentives include beer on tap and a ping pong table, which for some may be enough.

    Advice to Management

    It's time to realize that your hardest working employees are being run ragged and burning out, resulting in 1-2 year turnover rates. Meanwhile you've got employees walking around like they get paid to chit chat and play ping pong, leaving the hard workers highly unmotivated, under compensated, and eventually leaving.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to go as a recent graduate."

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Lakeville, MN
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Lakeville, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    ImageTrend is a great place to learn about programming in a comfortable environment where the potential to create something amazing is always lurking around the corner. You will be working on an extensive and complex product that has room for improvement. You will learn lots of different aspects of software development from planning features to building automated tests. The community and culture here was very good for learning.

    They hire lots of people, so your chances of getting in are good if you show up and know a thing or two about .NET, JavaScript, and SQL.

    Very honest company from an employee's perspective, very family friendly environment (There is a day care attached to the building). One of the most culturally comfortable places I've worked, and my co-workers agreed. That's why they stayed there.

    Cons

    However, I wouldn't stay at ImageTrend for long. It seems to be a mature company that has already passed the second inflection point in its S-curve of growth. Your opportunities for increased salary are going to be small. Also, you may end up spending your productive years with antiquated technologies.

    It's in Lakeville, which is a con to me, but maybe it's a pro to someone else ;)

    Advice to Management

    It's been time to move beyond SQL for a few years now...


  10. Helpful (3)

    "I worked in multiple departments for 6+ years at ImageTrend."

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    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Lakeville, MN
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Lakeville, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are starting out of college or don't have much experience this is the company for you. You have the ability to learn as you go in some departments.

    Cons

    Because of all the time involved interacting with customers you may feel like a support person rather than a developer. This varies slightly between departments.

    Employee is very often required to be an “expert” on everything rather than being an honest expert on the one or few things they are passionate about.

    No option to work from home as clients take priority over personal life.

    This is a salary position so any extra hours you spend to finish a project will not be compensated.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to listen and understand the situation rather than acting out of haste.


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