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Microsystems Reviews

Updated October 30, 2016
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great company to work for, and getting even better"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Downers Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Downers Grove, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Microsystems (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great leadership (not just 'management'-ship). Transparent, VERY hardworking CEO with a strong technical background who champions all functions of the business and adds a little bit extra to the Development team (which makes sense since they are a software vendor at their core, however not all companies do this right..).

    Even when sales predictions were not met, CEO fought very hard for employee bonuses. GREAT company to work for. I have been on the Client Services side and Development side, fantastic leadership all around.

    Very experienced, sharp Development leadership team overall.

    Cons

    Difficulties aligning marketing and sales strategies. Investing into other verticals seems to be going too slow.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work and keep allowing teams to self-form, and make their own decisions on how to attain a shared goal. Keep hiring people who are smart and gets things done. Avoid the 'nine to five' 'Dilbert' employees who are just in it for the paycheck but don't want to take responsibility in continuously improving themselves, their teammates, the whole organization...

    Should let individuals take more (calculated) risks and have a higher tolerance for failure (but not repeated failure obviously).


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Great Products - Leadership Nightmare"

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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
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsystems full-time

    Pros

    This company makes great products. They solve real business problems. They're unique. They have a well defined market. Product management, development and support teams are top notch.

    Employees at the individual contributor level are smart and driven. Lot's of great people.

    Cons

    There is a revolving door at the ownership / executive level. The executive team can also veer into micromanagement, which is counterproductive when trying to motivate smart, independent employees.

    Advice to Management

    1. Be leaders and stay out of the weeds.

    2. Rank and file employees are growing more and more restless. Get your act together quickly, or the revolving door will not be only at the executive level anymore.

    Microsystems Response

    Nov 17, 2016 – Human Resources Manager

    Thank you for your feedback. We do believe we make great products and have great employees. We are excited to be under new ownership that has a proven track record of helping companies accelerate ... More


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Downers Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Downers Grove, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Microsystems (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, good culture

    Cons

    can be hard to move up

    Advice to Management

    focus on growing your people


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Micro Managed"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Analyst in Columbia, MD
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Got to travel a bit and close to home

    Cons

    Very micro managed. No type of advancement (very slow)

    Advice to Management

    Fire President, read books on managment.....


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good small company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    small company; easy access to management; small teams means you can be versatile and learn many different things. client facing.

    Cons

    Working at Microsystems is a good experience.

    Advice to Management

    Keep lines of communication open with staff.