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Information Builders Reviews

Updated March 28, 2017
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Pros
  • It has a unique family environment with a great work-life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • Great products, great people and culture (in 13 reviews)

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

  • No raises if you're not in sales (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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!


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Information Builders full-time

    Pros

    Friendly People. Good location. O.k pay

    Cons

    Very out of date, don't follow modern best practices for software development. Everyone except for our one department (my manager was fighting hard for change) seemed to be very outdated.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time on training your employees or encouraging them to learn new skills/languages themselves. Maybe attend meetups.


  3. "Good Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Information Builders full-time

    Pros

    Great products, great people and culture

    Cons

    Not any that I can think of


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Information Builders full-time

    Pros

    Great product, Willingness by all levels to help you be successful

    Cons

    Marketing spend and brand recognition are still an issue


  6. "Sr. Account Executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "Love this company!!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful culture, family oriented - yet driven for success. I've worked for 5 other companies and this is best by far! The company has the same passion for their customers as I do personally. Perfect fit.

    Cons

    Wish we would do a little more marketing!

    Advice to Management

    Keep on keeping on!


  8. "Sales Exec"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Launched new 8.0 platform, this was the boost that the product needed. Nice new look and feel with with unmatched power to access any data asset inside or outside of the organization. Everything is now responsive design, so build it once and it will automatically adjust to the screen you are using. Customers love the new visualization tool called Business Unser Edition, it's trumping Tableau and Qlick time after time, you must see it!!!

    Cons

    Some of the Marketing ways in the past have been either outdated or resulted in little exposure, i think mainly due to the lack of budget the company would give to marketing? However i have heard as of late that the company is putting alot more $$$ into marketing, e.g. they are implementing Salesforce.com as we speak.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the positive momentum that we have seen in the last 6 months, it is very exciting and we all see good positive changes happening in the company.


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Senior PC Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Office in Manhattan. Plenty of food options around

    Cons

    Pig headed management. Insufficient knowledge base. Insufficient tools/software - homegrown applications are horrible to use/manage. End-users constantly angry and demanding. Office space full of clutter/junk - no straightforward recycling plan. Shady business practices. Attitude of management is "Just deal with it" and verbally told dont get on XYZ's bad side, that's XYZ's wife/mistress/son/daughter AKA you will be fired even if its visibly and categorically not your fault, because they dont want to have to deal with it at home/etc ...
    Day 1 subtext "this is a private company, we can do whatever we want," "you can figure it out,"

    Advice to Management

    High turnover for the same position shows poor management and leadership.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Account Exexcutive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Information Builders full-time

    Pros

    Excellent software for business analytics

    Cons

    Small business mentality for powerful software


  11. "Great culture, supportive environment."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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



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