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  1. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very international, great people, very friendly

    Cons

    A lot of legacy projects


  2. "Fun company to work at - no growth"

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    Former Employee - Support Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Support Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    I worked in the Chicago office when I was with Orc... Great work culture - really collaborative and open environment with a great group of core people who were the foundation of the Chicago office.

    Cons

    The industry itself isn't burgeoning and if you pair that with the relatively limited opportunities when working in a satellite office, it was really tough to envision a long term future here. Just not enough room for growth, and not a culture that did a great job at rewarding and encouraging career growth.

  3. "Sales Director review"

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

    Pros

    Great environment, good work to life balance, challenging.

    Cons

    lack of direction. disconnect between different regions. no autonomy in the regions.

    Advice to Management

    Find a good strategy and stick to it.


  4. "A great company at the local level, difficulties at an international level"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Orc Group full-time

    Pros

    Most individual teams are internally friendly, functional and productive. This is particularly true in the Chicago office. The office also has excellent cooperation between the teams there. The company provides good benefits and a good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Relations between offices, and some of the teams on an international level, are strained and not highly functional. As a satellite office (even though it's the largest satellite office) Chicago seems to come in very distant second when its needs or input is regarded by HQ.

    Advice to Management

    Solve the disconnects and communication problems between the offices and highest level teams. Take regional needs more seriously.


  5. "Great benefits with a laid back style of working"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits such as vacation and health insurance

    Cons

    Not a lot of learning opportunities unless you work directly with customers.


  6. "Different and challenging problems"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    This is good place to get expirience in development and troubleshooting software components. You get a good skills in financial realm either. Here you grow constantly and always participate in many different projects.

    Cons

    Sometimes people do their job semi-professionally what is affected the product quality

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention on employee hands-on experience when hiring them especially engineers


  7. "Needs a total overhaul"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits
    All the free food you can eat
    Great vacation policy

    Cons

    Poor Corporate Management
    Sales centric company, not people centric
    Below average increases
    Poor Employee Relations
    Poor Organizational Development
    Only high commission earners receive salary increases

    Advice to Management

    Corporate Management needs to focus outside of Sweden and look to give support to their other subsidiaries, get rid of micro-managers.

  8. "Great work environment - Needs a strategy"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The working conditions, hours, and environment are all excellent. The benefits (healthcare, lunch, gym membership, vacation days) are all second to none. It's a fantastic environment.

    Cons

    The company lacks direction and a will to grow. They've essentially stayed the same throughout my time there. New products target the same customers as before. It can become a very static place without the opportunity to see new things or grow.

    Advice to Management

    Get a strategy and communicate it!


  9. "Software Engineer at Orc Software"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Stable company with huge number of paying customers

    Cons

    No new technologies used by engineering


  10. "Overall good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    - decent people
    - nice working environment

    Cons

    - If you are a non Swed you are not treated equally.


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