Open Systems International Reviews

Updated Jun 20, 2020

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3.7
80%
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Open Systems International President Bahman Hoveida
Bahman Hoveida
64 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great work environment , Challenging projects, lot of travel opportunity and good management support(in 12 reviews)

  • "Free Soda, New building, leading edge technology(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "OSI has strong processes in place, which can feel rigid at times, but it also provides clear expectations(in 18 reviews)

  • "Finally I was approached by someone from upper management today to tell me that(in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "I left but only to relocate - I'll be back"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering in Medina, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Open Systems International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I worked at OSI for almost four years. It was a good experience and I will come back. My fiance is studying to be a pharmacist and we had to move on so I took a job in contracting but I miss OSI. In two years and a month we can come back to Minnesota.

    Cons

    You do have to be a good engineer and not afraid of travel and they are growing like crazy.

  2. "Decent first job"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Medina, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Open Systems International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Welcoming when starting out, and discounted food in the cafeteria area

    Cons

    Fairly low pay, and somewhat boring products being worked on

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Resourcing Decisions"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Medina, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Open Systems International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Coworkers, Good Training, Decent Benifits

    Cons

    Constantly working overtime, Poor resourcing decisions place heavy burden on employees, Lower then average pay.

  4. Helpful (3)

    "OK First Job, Growing Company"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Medina, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Open Systems International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    1. Growing Company with a lot of young people so good first job to make connections. 2. Interesting work gives opportunities to lead a project right out of college 3. Company events 4. Free drinks 5. Health insurance and dental is pretty good. Other benefits leave a lot to be desired (see cons) 5. They give 18 PTO days to start with but only 7 holidays (pro and con)

    Cons

    1. They pay about $10,000 below average for entry level employees for companies in Minnesota (They do give bonuses to entry-level but it still doesn't come close to where the salary should be for the industry... ends up still being 5k-7k below average). 2. They tout that they're benefits are in the 90 percentile for companies yet they do not offer paid parental leave. 3. They make you travel on Weekends without any incentives (per diem or able to count hours traveled on the weekend to leave earlier on a different day). 4. They do not let you work more hours in the beginning of the week to leave early on a Friday. Force you to take a 1 hour lunch so you have to work for example from 8am-5pm.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Decent place to start as a first job"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Medina, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Open Systems International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lot of young professionals. Privately held company

    Cons

    Low starting salary (even for Software Engineers). It may seem that they care a lot for their employees because they are a young company, but they really dont.

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Medina, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Open Systems International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    OSI treats their employees very well, the benefits are top notch. Office is very nice as well.

    Cons

    It is in Minnesota.

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  7. "Engaging, Fast-Paced, Rewarding"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Medina, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Open Systems International full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fun, fast paced atmosphere with an incredible amount of advancement opportunities The free drinks are really nice and the on-site cafe is delicious.

    Cons

    OSI has strong processes in place, which can feel rigid at times, but it also provides clear expectations.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Decent Starting Job out of College"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Medina, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Open Systems International full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Free and unlimited drinks, including lacroix Paid for trips to locations mainly around the U.S. but also opportunities around the globe Onsite training programs to get you right into the work you were hired on for

    Cons

    Work can sometimes become tedious Somewhat low pay compared to other engineering positions, resulting in high turnover rate mandatory hour lunch

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Open Systems International full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Challenging, lots of opportunity available, flexible schedule

    Cons

    Long training period, low starting salary

  10. "It's a good company to work for."

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Technician in Medina, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Open Systems International full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good pay, chances for promotion, good benefits. They also have multiple annual events, such as renting out movie theaters for the staff, park events, etc.

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of.

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