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  1. "Great technology good people"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Promising search and knowledge management technology that top firms were implementing. Became partners with Oracle and SAP. Acquired by Oracle

    Cons

    Super complex system and high cost of ownership for clients. Need to streamline technology. Engineering needed to do more testing before releasing new code to clients.


  2. "Okay for a while"

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

    Pros

    Ability to work independently, very flexible hours, able to go back part time after maternity leave.

    Cons

    Contentious relationship between CEO and engineering.

    Advice to Management

    Good job getting acquired!

  3. "Great case study in R&D under-investment"

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

    I worked at InQuira full-time

    Pros

    Talented people
    Broad exposure to top clients in their respective industry segments.

    Cons

    Chronic under-investment in R&D that came too late to prevent clients from realizing that roadmaps were simply "smoke and mirrors"

    Advice to Management

    Formulate exit strategy - to their credit, that is what they did with the Oracle acquisition


  4. "Great Experience, Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Solutions Consultant
    Former Employee - Senior Solutions Consultant
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Place to work while it was around

    Cons

    company is no longer a standalone company

    Advice to Management

    I do not have any advice to the former management team


  5. "InQuira has great people and it's product space is in demand"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director of Partner Development in San Bruno, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director of Partner Development in San Bruno, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work from CEO on down
    Open, supportive and flexible culture
    Above average compensation and benefits

    Cons

    Product and development organization in need of major focus
    Revenue targets still too dependent on 1-2 key deals each quarter

    Advice to Management

    Congratulations on the aquisition by Oracle


  6. "No communication or structure"

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    Current Employee - Snr Software Engineer in San Bruno, CA
    Current Employee - Snr Software Engineer in San Bruno, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary was ok. Purchased by Oracle.

    Cons

    Huge legacy product with no one who really knows how it works. Communication was dismal and any attempt to find out who the contact was for a particular component was usually met with sloped shoulder and finger pointing.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Working at Inquira is not that bad"

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    Current Employee - Engineering in San Bruno, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering in San Bruno, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits package
    People are good to work with

    Cons

    For company size, we are top heavy
    Company is cheap.
    Continually reaching goals, money in the bank, yet employees are not rewarded (unless you are on the top heavy side)

    Advice to Management

    Workers need raises too; invest in your workers, not just in management team. No clear path for lower level employees.

  8. "InQuira -- Great Small Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Bruno, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Bruno, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The teamwork here is excellent. Team members are willing to pitch in and help get the job done on a daily basis. The future looks pretty bright as everyone else in the KM space is fading away. Great customer list and most seem very happy with the resultys they can achieve with InQuira.

    Cons

    Plenty of work to go around. There is a lot to accomplish and not many resources to draw upon to succeed. Everyone seems to have their own agenda.

    Advice to Management

    Please focus your teams on the right objectives. Product Development is getting better, but needs to move fast to improve the architecture and usability to help reduce the customers' TCO. Sales has a strong team and Support is doing well. Professional Services needs help, or we need more integration partners to satisfy the demand for new customer implementations.


  9. "Good People, fun company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Bruno, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Bruno, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people. Not much politics. Leadership position. Growing. Senior management is open and friendly. I'm not a very senior person and i've had multiple 1-1 conversations with the CEO and many of our SVPs who are open to scheduling time if you have something to say. Get the sense that people are working together - not against each other like at my last job. Agendas don't always align but that is natural, there's a feeling that we're in this together.

    Cons

    My worry is more with the KM space than with the company. Is there enough growth, and market understanding for this company keep up its trajectory. At what point do one of the large suite vendors target us. Lot of issues and uncertainties in the market. These could also be seen as opportunities and makes life fun and interesting.

    Advice to Management

    I've been here a year and we haven't missed a quarter. I don't care what the haters say, you can't attribute that simply to luck or low expectations. Management is clearly doing something right. Keep up the good work.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Needs Focus"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Bruno, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Bruno, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, chance to have a big impact on some of world's largest companies, opportunity to flexibility to pursue unique solutions to client problems

    Cons

    Company continues to lack a cohesive vision on what we and product do. The product as a great core and a lot of flexibility hence the statement above about "unique solutions". The downside is that too much of our focus is on the handful of customers we just sold. The company just bounces from one priority to another.

    The core product is awesome, but has not really changed much over the years. I hope someone figures out what we do before the competition catches up.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on running the company instead of closing the next big deal. By now you would think that the hero culture at the company would no longer be necessary.


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