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Intellisphere Reviews

Updated January 23, 2018
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Pros
  • It is a very fast paced constantly evolving workplace with tight deadlines that is never boring (in 5 reviews)

  • Great company, strong talent in every department and a ton of opportunity to grow as the company is growing exponentially (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Don't believe what you read. Experience for yourself."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Cranbury, NJ
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Cranbury, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Freedom to get the job done.
    Trust in the leadership team.
    Accountability: as an employee, you must be honest with yourself. If you say you are going to do something, do it. Don't give a bad review for your own lack of performance.
    Loyalty - I have seen first-hand that that leadership team is loyal to their employees.
    Passion - the CEO has a special interest in the work and product we make. He is not only about money. He truly cares about making a difference in cancer care and research. Our mission statement isn't just words. You can see in the leadership team that it is how they guide themselves. Executive Leadership has integrity.

    Cons

    haven't seen anything to put down as cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you are doing.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "You get out what you put in."

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    • 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 Intellisphere full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The organization offers opportunity in the form of both work experience as well as a commitment to professional education across the span of its associates' roles (sales, editorial, operations, management). In an age where many media organizations are downsizing, this organization is growing. There is something going right within those four walls. That said, successful employees here are those that take pride in their work, see the ability of the organization to make a difference, and want to contribute. Individuals that are not successful include those that demonstrate selfish and entitled attitudes that diminish their teams and those around them.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be seen as a challenge, the organization has grown significantly in recent years (and is still growing), so there is a much to be done and sometimes many hats have to be worn until operational norms are reached. The corporate culture is evolving to support this growth, and leadership is learning and growing along with the rest of the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on evolving and improving the corporate culture. Look for ways to demonstrate and share the impact the organization is having on the community and patient care inside and outside of the company.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Overall good company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Editorial Manager in Plainsboro, NJ
    Former Employee - Editorial Manager in Plainsboro, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was one of the few people to work in this organization that had perspective of what it is like to work for other companies. Company is committed to annual training programs for all levels and positions. They also continued to experience tremendous growth each year. Salary is good, can be better.

    Cons

    No 401k match and there can be significant travel over the course of the year.


  4. "Young, Energetic Workplace but a Bit Unorganized"

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    • 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 Intellisphere full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work out of college with a lot of potential for career growth, as the company is growing fast.

    The business promotes based on merit and not necessarily length of experience, which means you usually have a boss who has worked your job and not a supervisor with no experience in your job but an MBA (also see cons here). If you get results, chances are you'll be a manager soon (with the salary to go along with it).

    Company is fairly family oriented and flexible with working from home or taking time off for family emergencies.

    No BS bureaucracy and not a lot of office politics. Consistent access to the CEO and President. Senior management is accessible and down to earth.

    Cons

    Unorganized with poor communication at times. The company has grown too fast and has some growing pains. Take things in stride.

    Sometimes your manager doesn't necessarily know how to manage (also see pros here). Go into the company knowing that the management team is young and inexperienced, as promotions happen fast and you'll be fine. The company is aware and dishes out tons of training, which sometimes pays off.

    Advice to Management

    Do more checks and performance appraisals to assess that middle management is getting the job done. Less focus on training courses and more on implementation.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Not a good choice if you want your sanity"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Cranbury, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Cranbury, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There really are no pros to working here other than a new office. It that’s only because I worked in the old office.

    Cons

    - management is overbearing
    - HR is unresponsive to requests
    - accounting is terrible and takes forever to get expense checks
    - senior management constantly talks down to employees and spends all day paging people to the conference room
    - office is run by fear
    - in the last month at least three people have left just in one divison. The company will say it’s because they weren’t cut out for it but the real reason is because management is not good.
    - positive reviews on here are so blatantly written by managers or executive admins in order to make the company look better than it is..
    - you can get a head here if you play your cards right with management and do they extra work they require #metoo
    - salary is low, commission structure is bad specially if you’re selling ad pages.
    - company is run like its 1950. They will tell you how to dress, eat lunch with clients and entertain.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of your own way. You have continual turnover for a reason. Look at yourselves instead of blaming he employees.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Run far and run fast!!!!!!"

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

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

    Pros

    None— awful, nepotism, short bus, —- good got the word count over 5

    Cons

    The company is run by a “very stable genius” ( hope you get the meaning). No one is happy and the entirety of people’s day is assigning blame. The President is like 12 years old and you will understand how he got that job if you start there— and you need to treat him like an experienced executive.

    People literary cry on a daily basis, and they have a paging system that resembles being called to the principals office.

    HR is worthless and leadership there basically does the CEO bidding

    The bigger the managers office the least competent they are and more important they feel so they can berate and belittle you because they don’t understand any complex business issue

    Advice to Management

    I would fire your family and friends as executives or who are playing executive and actually hire real leadership that is ethical, moral, and rational


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Proofreader"

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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
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Intellisphere full-time

    Pros

    interesting industry and variety of work

    Cons

    founder, senior management meddles in the political views of employees and uses this information for/against them

    Advice to Management

    Stay out of your employees' politics.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "I don't agree with all the negativity. You are responsible for your own fate."

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    • 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 Intellisphere full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you want to be successful here, you can be. Opportunity to grow and develop in the right group. CEO respects his employees and does a lot that of good that people don't see. All of the negative reviews are from people can't cut it. Work hard here and be rewarded appropriately. The company has made major improvements in the past year to define a culture, provide training across all divisions and ensure that it's a good place to be regardless of if you're fresh out of college or a seasoned veteran.

    Cons

    Benefits could be better. 401k, more paid time off.
    Offer work from home options.

    Advice to Management

    Emulate what your best leaders are doing. Focus less on the old ways of running a business and evolve with today. The potential for great is there. Give a little more to your employees with basic things like supplies and IT equipment and continue to expand the training opportunities and you'll see great rewards.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Don't bother, look elsewhere"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Editorial Assistant in Cranbury, NJ
    Former Employee - Editorial Assistant in Cranbury, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Updated facility. Other than that, NOTHING.

    Cons

    Domineering management, long hours, negative atmosphere, political view inquiry(none of your business!), passive-aggressive racism, no breaks or time off, heavy workload, miserable environment, low pay, no room for growth, high turnover rate, miserable co-workers, favoritism amongst those in sales.

    Advice to Management

    Stop writing fake positive reviews, you know it's all BS.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Killer Non-Compete"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Intellisphere full-time

    Pros

    Appear very friendly
    Diversied products

    Cons

    Beware of the non-compete. If you separate from the company for any reason (voluntary or not) won't be able to work in the field for two years based on the restrictions in the non-compete. It doesn't matter if you try to work in area not associated with their product. Blanket non-compete barring even freelancers from working somewhere else.

    Advice to Management

    Nix the non-compete. Cruel and unjust.


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