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Intelligent Decision Systems Reviews

Updated March 8, 2017
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  1. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centreville, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centreville, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Intelligent Decision Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very friendly, employee oriented. Great place to work if you have young kids, very flexible.

    Cons

    The Pros definitely outweigh the cons. Limited growth opportunity.


  2. "Great Mentoring"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Instructional Designer in Williamsburg, VA
    Former Employee - Instructional Designer in Williamsburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Intelligent Decision Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Easy and open access to a wide range of subject matter experts. The company is well known and respected for building well designed instruction.

    Cons

    Little diversification outside of the DoD market.

    Advice to Management

    Pay it forward.

  3. "IDSI - indecisive, demeaning. splooging, Individuals"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Graphic Artist in Pensacola, FL
    Former Employee - Lead Graphic Artist in Pensacola, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Intelligent Decision Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    relaxed dress code for the most part.

    Cons

    They have a team of backstabbing, gossiping, little (I'll use the word) girls running the show. You know when the upper management is PMS'ing (and that includes the males). You ALWAYS have to worry about who you are billing too because it is, for the majority of the time, billed to the wrong company because the management tells you too. So when the auditors come, and they do every year it seems, you have to lie when they ask you "do you always bill to the correct company?" You have to say yes if you want to keep your job but you know it's a freaking whale of a LIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Advice to Management

    If I could give IDSI a negative score I would. If you are wondering why your business is not doing good anymore, LOOK WITHING!!!!!! You want it fixed? BRING BACK ALL THAT YOU LET GO!!!!!!


  4. "Bid it to win it. Poor Management."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Multimedia in Pensacola, FL
    Former Employee - Multimedia in Pensacola, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Intelligent Decision Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Good salary
    -Good benefits
    -Great computers

    Cons

    -Managers gossip about employees personal lives with other employees.

    -Contracts are bid to win with no concern for time required to complete. This in turn falls upon the production teams to work 60+ hours a week with no overtime.

    -A large portion of employees are related or married.

    -On more than one occasion I was asked to charge work hours to projects I was not working on. On one specific occasion I was forced to charge a civilian clients hours to a military account.

    Advice to Management

    -Get a handle on your managers.

    -Hold everyone to the same standards.

    -Bid your projects in a sensible manor.

    -Give Instructional Designers firm deadlines and hold them to that date. (Meaning, stop letting IDs make storyboard changes the day before a project is due.)

    -Put a stop to the gossip in your Pensacola office. It creates a hostile work environment.

    -Get rid of the nepotism and cronyism.


  5. "Network Management Facility Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Intelligent Decision Systems as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Annual Leave benefits are great.

    Cons

    Healthcare benefits could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Meet regularly with employees.


  6. "Professional services for great companies"

    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 Intelligent Decision Systems full-time

    Pros

    Working on projects that enhance the business readiness and success for other companies is self-rewarding and a great career with IDSI.

    Cons

    Working remotely from the company headquarters has a sense of being detached from the daily goings-on and company social events, but the company still keeps in touch with the remote worker very well.

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing the things that help your directs help you and make the company great!


  7. "Easy-going, slow paced"

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

    I have been working at Intelligent Decision Systems full-time

    Pros

    Generally, the people here are agreeable and they make a point to be flexible with things like work schedule and side projects.

    Cons

    Heavy focus on government contracting leads to very slow paced work. Company defers to the client to guide work and doesn't provide much guidance about their "way" and so its difficult to determine how well you're actually doing.

    Advice to Management

    Focus less on external relationships, more on employee skill building and mentoring.

  8. "avoid this drifting little firm"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    relaxed dress code. and that's about it.

    Cons

    no strategic vision. questionable business practices and company morals. lots of "great ideas" but absolutely no follow through. this is the only firm i have ever worked at that i would never return to. ever.


  9. "Help Desk Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very nice company to work for, always upfront and honest.

    Cons

    Pay scale is below average


  10. "Weak "Leadership" and Low Integrity"

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

    I worked at Intelligent Decision Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Small business environment
    No ties, suits, etc...
    Some customers (Military) think that they are very beholding to IDSI

    Cons

    What we say is not what we do!
    Senior Management talks about caring for employees...but just wait
    Childish behavior by VPs is tolerated and not every addressed
    Gossipy environment where you never know who is talking about you today to your boss...

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach. Show some character. Get your VP's under control or fire them. Stop allowing husband-wife teams in the company.