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Information Builders Reviews

Updated May 26, 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 13 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. "Sales"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "Technical Director"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technical Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibile schedule. Great co-workers. Great managers.

    Cons

    Not a market leader. Slow adopter of technologies.

    Advice to Management

    Trust more developers. Stop following, start leading.


  3. "Great place to work at"

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

    I have been working at Information Builders full-time

    Pros

    Supportive management - they let you focus on technical aspects that particularly interest you.
    Good atmosphere - smart and hard-working coworkers who are willing to help you when needed.
    Great location - at Penn Station. Easy to get to most of the subways lines, LIRR and NJ Transit.

    Cons

    Company does not own a cafeteria or offer free food like other big tech companies do

    Advice to Management

    keep it up and retain our competitive advantages


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  5. "Great place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Working with talented and experienced industry leaders
    - Great work/life balance
    - Easy commute - located above NY Penn Station
    - Open to new ideas and constantly working improve company culture

    Cons

    None that I have noticed in my role

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Sr. Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in New Haven, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you have real-world sales skills you are in a class of your own.

    Cons

    Base Salary is below industry standards. Very old fashion management out of the 80's. Their WebFocus technology "claim to fame in the hay-day Mainframe era" is at the core of every product they sell. It's based on a 4th GL called FOCUS.....very old fashion! New accounts do not buy old technology! To make your sales quote your need 90% of your revenue coming from the installed base. If you do not have a big installed base using their products.....QUIT...You will never make your sales quota! Very few sales people make the quota.

    Advice to Management

    Fire all management that has worked their for greater than 15-20 years. Some have been there for 20-30yrs and keep doing he things that worked in the 80's is like going back in time. If you


  7. "Old but good"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

    Smart people and fun place to work

    Cons

    Company is playing catch up with technology

    Advice to Management

    Hurry up


  8. "Great culture, supportive environment."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 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 culture, supportive environment. When projects get hard everyone is helpful and kind. There is a lot of trust in the team and there is nobody I don't like.

    Cons

    Can't think of anything bad

    Advice to Management

    As the company grows make sure that we keep the culture


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Great place to end your career."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Information Builders full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work with good people. Located in midtown Manhattan. Office layout is is great.

    Cons

    I don' think I have anything new to add here. All you have to do is look through previous reviews for this place and sift out the obvious fake ones generated by hr/account executive types. If you are a software developer, programmer or other technical person , you will do your career a serious disservice by coming here. Management prides itself in keeping your salary and your future career progression at the exact place where it started when you first walked in the door. Unless you are a "Friend of Gerry" you will not advance in any way despite your best efforts. Do yourself a favor and look elsewhere unless you want to a job to take you to retirement.

    Advice to Management

    Provide a future for your talented people instead suppressing their careers.


  10. "Sales Representative"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Major Account Executive in Hermosa Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Major Account Executive in Hermosa Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, solid management in NY, great product, family environment

    Cons

    Still utilize old methodologies for sales


  11. "My First Year with Information Builders- All Good!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Federal Account Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Federal Account Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Information Builders' for a 40 year old company is both innovative and agile. As a software sales person, Information Builders' product, platform and customer support infrastructure is one that is unique in the BI marketing place and creates a high level of customer satisfaction.

    Cons

    Being a private held company, brand recognition is less than our competitors. This also creates added steps of credibility setting, in the selling process.

    Advice to Management

    Creative and multi-channel brand recognition approaches should be a focus of executives and marketing management.


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