InterSystems Reviews

Updated May 12, 2021

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147 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great work/life balance - management makes sure that the employees take time for themselves(in 30 reviews)

  • "Good pay, positive work environment(in 13 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "As a tech company, they should consider relaxing their dress code to foster a more relaxed environment(in 11 reviews)

  • "Many developers have left due to lack of career path; you got same paycheck/benefits as new hires after working here more than 5 years(in 6 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great place to work

      Feb 2, 2021 - Support Specialist 
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      Pros

      Manager would truly care about your happiness and career growth

      Cons

      can not think of any

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      COVID-19 Vaccination requirement

      Apr 25, 2021 - Marketing 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Intersystems is a great company to work for. Everyone is great, smart and hardworking.

      Cons

      We received an email that in order to stay employed, you must be vaccinated. This is disheartening. How can anyone guarantee the vaccination is safe? It’s been 3 mos at best that the vax has been out. J&J was pulled off the market and I am supposed to believe that Moderna and Pfizer are safe? Because the CXO says so? I am being forced to put a foreign, unproven and potentially deadly medicine in my body is order to put food on the table. What happened to my body, my choice? Not at ISC.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    3. 3.0
      Current Employee

      review for intersystems

      May 12, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      People here are very nice. Slow pace. Nice work life balance.

      Cons

      Dress code. Very inflexible remote work policy.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great Team, Extremely Smart People

      Apr 12, 2021 - Technical Course Developer in Cambridge, MA
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      Pros

      Everyone I work with is extremely smart. Flat hierarchical structure allows you to work towards a shared vision.

      Cons

      Some of the employee benefits are a little dated.

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    5. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Good start off point for career, don't stay for long.

      Apr 30, 2020 - Software Developer in Cambridge, MA
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      Pros

      Pros: I worked at InterSystems for around 5 years. - The engineering part of the company is great. Everyone is ready to help out and mentorship is very strong - Work life balance is good. - Good culture within teams; team lunches, office wide events.

      Cons

      InterSystems uses their proprietary database technology for the backend of most of their products, set up in another very esoteric language called Cache. Using this technology means the more years you spend at this company, the less "real experience" other employers will think you have. This isn't necessarily a bad thing; if the engineering organization offered a good career track and strong compensation growth, there isn't much incentive to leave. Unfortunately, this company offers neither of those things. The structure is extremely flat (no promotions in the organization I was a part of in the 5 years I was there). Raises are never approved by the CEO, only a constant amount (not percentage) cost of living increase every year. The organization has been losing employees at a steady pace, and the departing employees have made these points clear in their exit interviews. Leadership decides to change nothing. The starting salaries are not terrible, so it does make sense to stick it out here for a year or two, then jump ship. Management likes to make promises that are outlandish to get their own numbers up, which then falls on the individual teams to figure out how to balance a large load of work. Tends to make everyday at work about firefighting rather than meaningful long term planning.

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      10 people found this review helpful
    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place for a career

      Dec 19, 2020 - Systems Developer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fantastic work-life balance; this is why many employees have been here for decades! Upper management seems to care about the rank-and-file No crunch that I am aware of; no unrealistic deadlines; no shareholders to please

      Cons

      Lots of institutional knowledge that may have poor documentation Uses a plenty of proprietary technology

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good company

      Jan 21, 2021 - Marketing in Cambridge, MA
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      Pros

      Culture, compensation, they take care of employees. Work life balance is great.

      Cons

      Limited promotion opportunities internally, product has lagged behind competition in some key areas such as cloud compatibility thought quickly catching up

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Overall solid company

      Aug 20, 2020 - Administrative Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Very intelligent, productive, and fun coworkers. Everyone is on top of their work, and willing to help out. - I feel very supported during the Covid WFH era, and thankful to work for such a solid company that cares about its employees. - Competetive pay & great benefits. 23 PTO days to start plus 13 paid holidays! -Pre-Covid there were lots of fun company events

      Cons

      - Nepotism is rampant in the hiring and promotion process.

      7 people found this review helpful
    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Amazing company

      Jan 26, 2021 - Release Engineer in Boston, MA
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      Pros

      Good work culture, good employee benefits, Keeps the employees happy

      Cons

      I personally did not get to work on exciting stuff, slow moving company

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee

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      Dec 7, 2020 - Project Manager in Cambridge, MA
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      Pros

      good company, nice people, exceellent

      Cons

      no snacks, not casual, tough work

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