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ImageTrend Reviews

Updated October 2, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent early career job"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer II in Lakeville, MN
    Former Employee - Software Developer II in Lakeville, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and flexible work hours. Nice facilities and equipment. Very friendly and approachable coworkers while I worked there. Young developer culture; they often get together outside of work hours for board games, beer brewing, disc golf, ping pong, video games, etc.

    Cons

    Easy to get stuck in a dead end role or high-stress "leadership" position that does two jobs. QA was not properly supported by management while I worked there.

    Advice to Management

    Be more active in aiding professional growth and making sure that filling a role doesn't mean someone stagnates. Refine the team structure so team leads don't do double the work. Put some serious work into improving QA and growing that team so you don't have so many defects found by clients.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Needs some major changes"

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

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

    Pros

    Imagetrend is a great stepping stone for software developers straight out of college. Depending on what team you're on, you're able to learn a lot pretty quickly and play with some cool technologies. Good culture with a number of younger people around you.

    Cons

    Management leaves a lot to be desired, particularly with the CEO Mike. He publicly berates employees just because he's upset. On top of that, the pay is substandard. There are also a number of developers that can't pull their own weight but are not reprimanded for it, so they just keep getting their free paycheck.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to show your employees that they're valued, or you'll keep losing the good ones.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to start"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ImageTrend full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment
    Good work-life balance
    Great for learning a lot straight out of school
    Friendly coworkers

    Cons

    No interest in professional development beyond work duties
    Below average salaries


  4. "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.


  5. "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.


  6. 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.


  7. 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.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Great Place to Learn and Grow"

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    Former Employee - Applications Support Specialist
    Former Employee - Applications Support Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to learn and grow your skills. Friendly co-workers, and the company tries to keep the environment light and comfortable. I was able to take my real world experience and use it in my role, and it was appreciated.

    Cons

    Difficult to create change when change only comes from above, but the access to that group is minimal.

    Advice to Management

    Invite people outside of Leadership to share ideas in your meetings. Your key players seem to be the only voices you listen to.


  9. 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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work, still growing and learning"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ImageTrend full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment.

    Cons

    Need to manage people better


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