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InterSystems Reviews

Updated May 16, 2018
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Pros
  • Management understands having a good work/life balance (in 18 reviews)

  • It's really a great place to work (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • The dress code is a little crazy for a tech job (in 7 reviews)

  • The worst department is what they call Edition , no one is allowed to say a clear opinion or raise a complain (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at InterSystems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This is a stable, privately owned company that values its workers and their development. The culture is great and the people super sharp. It's really a great place to work.

    Cons

    The company is growing and changing recently and some people can be slow to comfortable with change. But these are all normal growing pains.


  2. "worked in support for almost 10 years"

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    Current Employee - Senior Support Specialist in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Support Specialist in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at InterSystems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    open career opportunities, great people, nice location of the office. good work life balance, flat management structure, rather stable company overall

    Cons

    you have to define your own roles and carve out your niche. you have to have a strong mind. parking sucks and is very expensive. compensation is not competitive compared to the level of praise the give theor employees. it always sounds like everybody is better than google/fb/amazon, but pay isnt.
    open office floorplans in support, noise from people on the phones travels too far, cant concentrate on your work.
    mostly forced to work in the office, no wfh

    Advice to Management

    get rid of the open offices, adjust salaries to be competitive with other big name companies. less holding on to bad people

  3. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone is encouraged to continue to learn and be curious about everything

    Cons

    Some procedures are outdated and need to be revisited


  4. "Marketing Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at InterSystems full-time

    Pros

    Lots of smart people, and opportunities to learn. Job descriptions and opportunities can be flexible, which gives you the opportunity to get involved in multiple areas. Great vacation policy based on longevity.

    Cons

    It would be nice if they offered onsite child care.


  5. Helpful (11)

    "Poor leadership"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at InterSystems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Intelligent and smart colleagues, interesting projects, private offices, good compensation

    Cons

    - Extremely poor leadership at top level
    - Old-boys-club politics
    - Extremely dubious practice of depending on PI tests for recruitment
    - Extremely resistant to upgrade systems/technologies to deliver quality products by todays standards
    - Dress codes [oh fun!]
    - Lack of gender and racial diversity
    - Fun way of doing projects without requirements until something shapes up
    - Way too many people in middle management layer, acting important and doing nothing because they wrote a piece of software 10 yrs ago, which only they have the know-how now and is irreplaceable because they say so!

    Advice to Management

    You aren't too big to fail, you are one step from being obsolete.


  6. "Support Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Cambridge, MA

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

    Pros

    Great place to work! There are a lot of bright and friendly people to work with.

    Cons

    Sometimes down time between tickets which you should be self motivated to fill


  7. "Yeah, I'll probably retire here...only 30 years to go!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Support Specialist in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Support Specialist in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    lots of learning, plenty of challenges, great company culture

    Cons

    occasionally stressful, difficult commute for those outside of Cambridge

    Advice to Management

    You're doing great, but do better.

  8. "Good place to work"

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

    I have been working at InterSystems (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people are good and interested in helping customers. The job is interesting and I can honestly say I like my coworkers and respect my managers.

    Cons

    The dress code is a little crazy for a tech job. Isolation means that not everyone knows the direction the company is headed.

    Advice to Management

    Better and more frequent communication to all employees would make for a superior work environment.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great Technology, great people, great benefits, poor management"

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    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The technology is really awesome! The people we work with is very good. Very smart, dedicated and respectful. It is a great place to work.
    The benefits are also great. The company cares a lot for your health. Even on countries where laws don't mandate the companies paying insurance to their employees InterSystems will pay for your insurance.
    Clients are the first priority.

    Cons

    It is a company of engineers. They have difficulty understanding business landscape and investing in research and development needed for the future. It is also very difficult to get hired. Weird tests that are outdated that leaves good people outside.

    Advice to Management

    Be bolder.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Administrative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at InterSystems full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful women who train me. Funny, smart and made me feel so comfortable that. I loved coming to work everyday.she is awesome and makes everyone feel great.

    Cons

    Gossip with main reception area. When i was waiting for my interview. I could not believe all the bad things discussed in front of me and another person waiting to be interviewed . The current reception and employees were talking bad of Owners of the company and personal things i didnt want to hear. Made us think twice if we want to work here.

    Advice to Management

    The short time there it was obvious clicky and gossiping. The company is great Definitely need managers who are qualified and provide structure of policy and procedures that apply to all employees including family and friends . HR department needs real qualified experienced people who know their job s and employees feel comfortable going to them knowing employees rights and seriousness of confidentiality is not discussed .


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