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Information Builders Reviews

Updated November 13, 2017
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Pros
  • It has a unique family environment with a great work-life balance (in 14 reviews)

  • Great products, great people and culture (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management is very old school (in 10 reviews)

  • No consideration of employees that have been loyal to the company even though there have been no raises for approximately 10 years (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Information Builders full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company's stability as it was founded over 40 years ago and has endured while other companies in the software industry have come and gone
    The opportunity to grow with a company in the Software industry is exciting and there seems to be several paths that appear to be rewarding
    The culture in the office is very positive, team-oriented, and collaborative as we are always helping each other improve our skills and knowledge on a daily basis
    The sales team has the tools necessary to be able to perform our responsibilities in the most efficient manner possible

    Cons

    I haven't experienced anything in the negative category since I started

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support the sales team by providing the most updated tools to allow us to succeed


  2. "Information Builders is moving forward"

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

    I have been working at Information Builders full-time

    Pros

    A lot of positive changes happening within the company. Product innovations, a more collaborative culture, and even some rebranding. I have been happy with the company for the most part since the beginning but it's nice to everyone collaborating together to make these changes.

    Cons

    I am very happy in my role and very excited to see what's to come!

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Technical Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technical Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Information Builders full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great technology. Opportunity to write your own ticket from a career perspective. Great work-life balance.

    Cons

    Upward movement can be slow

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the product, modernize the workforce.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "2018 will be a great year for Information Builders"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Room for growth if you work hard and show dedication.

    Cons

    Some long time employees are not contributing enough and need motivation.

    Advice to Management

    Have quarterly performance reviews, assign clear quarterly/annual goals to all staff including Executive and Management staff, reward the hard working staff with incentives, review salaries across the organization, and put poor performers on professional improvement plans and cut. Invest in internal training programs to train Managers, Sales, and Marketing. Hire seasoned and creative minds for product development/new innovations.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Stable, Secure, Supportive"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Information Builders full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Flexibility with telecommuting options
    - Convenient location from many different transportation sources
    - Interactive HR
    - Full medical/dental package

    Cons

    - Aging senior management
    - Volatility of industry


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Sales Culture"

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

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

    Pros

    Salary was paid on time

    Cons

    Unnecessary requirement to be in the office when not at meeting
    Most micro-managed I've ever been in my life
    Below average technology
    Unmotivated sales engineers
    Mediocrity is the status quo

    Advice to Management

    Kill the requirement to come into the office - who wants to schlep 2 hours round trip into Manhattan? Why did you use an outdated CRM when you can easily build something efficient? Who realistically gets 9 onsite meetings per week? Why are you asking for falsely entered data?


  7. "A software company"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Close to train station.

    Cons

    Minimal growth and promotion. Working from home is generally not allowed by policy. You have to report to management for days working from home. High deductible health insurance. Lower 401 contribution limit than IRS allowed.

    Advice to Management

    As a software company, software engineers are the core of the company. They need to be treated well.

  8. "Tenured company that is modernizing"

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    Current Employee - PreSales Senior Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - PreSales Senior Systems Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong tech stack
    Great, knowledge, tenured people

    Cons

    Catching up with current tech

    Advice to Management

    Keep modernizing tech stack to integrate with the new(er) world of data (NoSQL, streaming data, IoT etc.)


  9. Helpful (2)

    "I have been working at Information Builders full-time 3 years"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Comfortable environment. Very good upper management.
    Great location (New York, NY)

    Cons

    Complete lack of communication between departments
    No ability to grow.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Long time"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Information Builders full-time

    Pros

    Good place to grow, and gain experience with a variety of computer platforms.

    Cons

    Company is not growing but treading water.


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