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Intralinks Reviews

Updated January 11, 2018
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Pros
  • great work/life balance and interesting industry to be in (in 18 reviews)

  • Work-life balance is good; good benefits (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance sometimes becomes difficult (in 7 reviews)

  • unclear company vision; senior management changed direction from time to time (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "dumpster fire"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Intralinks full-time

    Pros

    decent culture and people

    Cons

    ELT was worst ever. Absolutely clueless, ruined the company.


  2. Helpful (11)

    "HORRIBLE. WORST ENVIRONMENT EVER."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Intralinks (More than a year)

    Pros

    I can't think of a single pro.

    Cons

    I absolutely hated my two years with Intralinks. The employees are negative and competitive, the ELT is disengaged and rarely communicates what they're working on and it's just DEPRESSING! There is no product development going on and the development team is constantly "fixing" issues, which distracts them from innovating.

    Advice to Management

    COMMUNICATE with the employee base and ask for help - they know more than you think they do. Stop making decisions in a silo.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "No Job security"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice office, Young crowd which brings positive energy.

    Cons

    The nice young crowd that I mentioned above changes every alternate month. Hire and fire. Gives pink slip left and right without mercy. Doesn't matter how valuable you are to the company you will be fired. Organization restructure happens almost every quarter (Not kidding). No one has any idea where the company is heading towards.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your hard working employees


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Working in Intralinks from 3+ years in Product development"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Intralinks full-time

    Pros

    - Good learning opportunities
    - Few good Hardworking people
    - Team Thursday

    Cons

    - Top/Senior Management listen to Managers/VPs only and do not connect to hard working employees.
    - Management have no idea how talent is leaving the company
    - Middle Manager some time lay off the hard working smart person to save his own job
    - Middle management has Culture of Management by Fear, finger pointing and favoritism
    - Company does not value employees and does not show appreciation for hard work
    - HR People are no use, very arrogant and no focus on employees.

    Advice to Management

    - Have good middle management which is focus on talent not on faviourtisum
    - Connect to your hard working employee otherwise very soon you will have good count but no talent
    - utilize your employees at right way, will help save your time/resources


  5. Helpful (9)

    "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Not much now because the CFO has gotten hold of the company.

    Cons

    CEO does not know what he is doing except when it comes to saving his job.


  6. Helpful (9)

    "Abysmal leadership, oppressive environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Nice coffee machine
    * Free bagels once a week
    * Yearly bonus for some
    * A few good people who help make the job bearable, until it's not

    Cons

    // Culture of fear and oppression //
    * No value placed on improving company culture or employee appreciation
    * The customer is not important unless they are paying millions
    * All customer-focused roles are marginalized or eliminated
    * Office environment is stark and boring; looks like the company just moved in though it's been at the same location for years
    * Conformity is valued, obedience required

       // Benefits //
    * Cheaper to get independent insurance. Company pays for next to nothing, despite having enough employees to get decent discounts
    * "Unlimited" vacation - purely up to your manager whether you have a single day off. Many people are working weekends to make up for poor planning in leadership

      // Ancient technology //
    * Code that needs a Rosetta Stone to be deciphered; architecture and infrastructure completely sidelined
    * Unskilled in-house dev, with a few quality people trying to hold it all together
    * Antiquated backend platform
    * Hundreds of bug fix releases per year, and a few big ones with limping, half-baked functionality

       // Product Development //
    * Product Managers are not empowered, same is true for SVPs unless they are part of the "in" crowd elbowing for absolute power
    * Cursory nod to planning and roadmaps
    * No accountability for failures in leadership
    * No long-term strategy or vision; execs too busy micromanaging
    * Major skills gaps evident in most departments, but company unable to train or hire
    * Business analysts converted en masse to Product managers
    * Wholesale conversion of backend devs to full stack plus QA and automation
    * QA and UX suddenly converted to developers
    * General lack of respect for employees' chosen career path and existing skills

       // Sinking ship //
    * High churn in Sales, Product, many other depts
    * Indiscriminate and frequent layoffs
    * Lots of outsourcing to India and elsewhere, always to the lowest bidder

    If you are a skilled or experienced knowledge worker, this is an extremely discouraging place to be.

    Advice to Management

    Decide whether you want to be an agency that creates one-off specialty features for a few large customers, or a true SaaS company.

    Dismantle the places in your org where things are NOT working, not where they are successful. If you continue to promote the lowest common denominator your customers will eventually become aware of what the competition is offering and go elsewhere.

    People are not interchangeable cogs in a machine to be ground down. There are plenty of companies who value experienced PM and QA, and your best and brightest are leaving to avoid being laid off.

    Retire, resign, or just sell already. Becoming an acquisition would probably boost morale, since the new overlords would be hard pressed to top your level of disrespect for hands-on workers.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Turn back and keep walking"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unlimited vacation for management to take advantage off.
    Boys club at the upper management level that you can join
    Bagel Mondays which employees contribute to by using the vending machines
    Management structure keeps changing, so you always on your toes.

    Cons

    If you are a woman in technology and care about your career and professional growth, this may not be the company for you.
    If you are a young talent and want to launch your career in technology, this may not be the company for you.
    If you expect management to be decisive, articulate future goals and give you honest feedback, this may not be the company for you
    If you want to work in cutting edge technology, where you can learn everyday and feel like you are making a difference, this may not be the company for you

    Advice to Management

    Switch

  8. Helpful (7)

    "Horrible Work Life Balance"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA

    Pros

    Awesome technologies and product. Great tools and vision of the company.

    Cons

    People are so political and very unprofessional


  9. Helpful (18)

    "Bad Bad Bad - Run Away"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    > Strong Customer Base
    > Potential to be a great place to work
    > Decent healthcare benefits

    Cons

    > Products are old and clunky
    > Sr. Management over commits and under delivers
    > Culture of Management by Fear
    > Lots of Internal Finger Pointing and back-biting
    >Trying to extend a product set that should have been retired 10 years ago
    > Too many H1B Visa employees that have no chance at perm status
    > Burning out good employees, protecting bad employees
    > Senior turnover, don't know who you will be working for in a month

    Advice to Management

    > Technical Employees are not expendable
    > Senior Managers are not expendable
    > Make smarter investments - underfunding projects usually leads to bad results
    > Have realistic plans
    > Quit making promises you can't keep
    > Invest in healthier employee practices - HR is very weak


  10. Helpful (14)

    "No strategy in place, all about deals not about customers or employees"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in New York, NY
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Intralinks full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you are good you will look great at Intralinks. You can show up and get paycheck 9-5 without needing to work hard

    Cons

    Niche player and only for small deal tactical sales/support. If customers look under hood at product, support and infrastructure they will run

    Advice to Management

    Fix what you have its a mess


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