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Ista North America Reviews

Updated April 26, 2017
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  1. "Was a great company"

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

    I worked at Ista North America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Relatively small company with accessible, responsive, and compassionate management.

    Cons

    Got bought out by an investment company. 95-98% staff loss.


  2. "Development team lead"

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    Former Employee - Development Team Lead in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Development Team Lead in Alpharetta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ista North America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There were no shortage of challenges at this company, some were technical in nature. There were always new initiatives and priorities. You were never bored.

    Cons

    There is no clear direction from upper management, directions changed constantly, which led to a very difficult time turning out completed software. There are also significant challenges with people, interaction with levels of management, and a generally toxic culture.

    Advice to Management

    Set a direction and stick with it. Change your culture to be positive, encouraging, and uplifting. You will see a positive change in your output based upon having a better culture

  3. "Corporate Tax Manager"

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    Former Employee - Corporate Tax Manager in Woodstock, GA
    Former Employee - Corporate Tax Manager in Woodstock, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ista North America (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent corporate culture...flex hours...4 weeks vacation

    Cons

    3% raise cap should be more flexible

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  4. "Service Desk Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Service Desk Analyst in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Service Desk Analyst in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ista North America (More than a year)

    Pros

    The employees that work there are great. The ability to be flexible with the hours in the office was a great plus as well.

    Cons

    The salary was subpar and management did not seem to be on the same page with the company's overall vision.

    Advice to Management

    The salary for its employees needs to be improved, and all levels of management should be on the same page with the company's vision.


  5. "Lack of Vision"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Decatur, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Decatur, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ista North America (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    ista from it's early days was driven by strong team leadership, and they made a concerted effort to hire quality developers and support personnel. Salaries were very good, and free Thursday lunches were a nice (but abused) benefit.

    Cons

    Once the multi-family group merged in, the culture and drive went in the toilet. Management, especially upper management, was terrible, and lacked any achievable vision for growth of the product.

    Advice to Management

    This company is essentially gone, since its purchase by Aurea. The new company has even less idea now where to go, and needs to develop a strong product and technology roadmap if they want to be relevant.


  6. "Great before Aurea"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ista North America full-time

    Pros

    Great team, great people, great environment before Aurea took over.

    Cons

    Aurea took over, cut the organization down to the bare bones, disintegrated the relationships we had by forcing the work from home mentality to employees who had been in-office (with flexible wfh option) for years. Massive changes in a short time period.

    Advice to Management

    Think about the small fish.


  7. "I enjoyed my time with ista"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ista North America full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed going to work.

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to say about ista.

  8. "Destroyed by aurea"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ista North America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, Wfh policy but all gone with the bought out

    Cons

    Aurea purchased ista, aurea has no idea what we are doing, it is ruining ista business.

    Advice to Management

    You should set a goal to improve your profit to 100% instead of just 70%


  9. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people to work with. The company culture and open communication are assets in this organization with an incentive to share knowledge.

    Cons

    This position had a limited term; it was too short. Limited room to move up from within.

    Advice to Management

    This company has continued growth potential.


  10. "Disappointing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ista North America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Non management peers, made some good friends, people are caring, telecommute options

    Cons

    Certain management, directors, condescending attitudes from people in control rather than fostering an positive team environment, constant turn-over, people are not allowed to do their job to the best of their ability,

    Advice to Management

    take some classes on how to foster a positive team environment and make all team members feel important and worthy


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