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Pictometry International Corp. Reviews

Updated August 17, 2017
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  1. "Processor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pictometry International Corp. full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and great people

    Cons

    Management was terrible, pictometry underpaid employees

    Advice to Management

    No advice currently, present day management is great.


  2. "Watch out for politics"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pictometry International Corp. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some great engineers there. Some people are happy to work together. If you are comfortable never deviating from what you're instructed to do, you'll be fine, most likely.

    Cons

    Do as you're told, or else. This is not a place that encourages dissent in any form. The egos that run things slap folks with differing opinions down quickly. Firings are common.

    Advice to Management

    um... Lighten up? There are other ideas out there besides your own.

  3. "It's been a roller coaster ride."

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    Former Employee - Operations/Production
    Former Employee - Operations/Production
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pictometry International Corp. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They're always feeding the employees, your coworkers are team players.

    Cons

    Managers could be better at helping their subordinates achieve their career goals. Don't bother asking for a raise cause you won't get it, even though they do a "compensation review" every year. All raises will now be based in "merit".

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on mentoring & and providing the resources for them to excel. Instead of spending half the day in meetings & then have meetings about the meetings.


  4. "Transitional Job"

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    Former Employee - Geospatial Image Processor in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Geospatial Image Processor in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Pictometry International Corp. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working with smart, entertaining people

    Cons

    Office politics, office politics, office politics

    Advice to Management

    Stop office politics, replace manager


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Recent Changes in Company Environment"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pictometry International Corp. full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Growing Company that is constantly hiring.

    Cons

    New management by Vista is taken over and destroying the environment that made the company great. Most of the employees that built the company are leaving because they are being driven to make the company a factory that is drive by Key Performance Indicators. They are forgetting that we are a weather driven business since we capture aerial images. All they care about is getting results.

    Advice to Management

    The Engineering areas are getting overpaid while the Production arm where the money is made is severely underpaid. Unless this changes the production are will continue to be a revolving door where the best people keep leaving. The new environment is also driving the senior management that helped build the company out the door.


  6. "Associate Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Associate Project Manager in Henrietta, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Project Manager in Henrietta, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pictometry International Corp. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Your colleagues and piers. You will find it easy to make friends here.

    Lucy is the best receptionist and you will never meet a nicer person. She will make you feel like a million bucks.

    Be prepared to gain weight because you will be fed.

    Cons

    Business politics are a big stopper in career advancement. It will take months to receive a response on a decision.

    Whenever I approached management on advancing my career, I wasn't given constructive feedback and not enough action from my management team to see a reason to stay.

    Talking about salary and workload seems to be a taboo subject.

    Management is very selective about who will receive promotions and it's not about your experience or qualifications that will get you a promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Your goals as a manger should be your employees goals, not the other way around.

    If your employee is being flexible with your time and your needs, that's something that should not be taken for granted.

    Listen to your employees needs.

    Stay humble and realize that you are also allowed mistakes but it seems like there is need to be reminded that you need to act on those mistakes.


  7. "Culture Change"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pictometry International Corp. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people are wonderful and fun to work with.

    Cons

    The culture is changing very rapidly. There is a growing focus on numbers and less on people.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good company, but things are rapidly changing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pictometry International Corp. full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of nice perks, including free food and snacks. Average compensation, but good for the region. Mid-range medical options (2 choices), but company covers high percentage of the costs. Stocked mini-gym, large commons area with ping pong, board games, etc.

    Cons

    Two mergers/acquisitions and 3 CEOs in under 4 years has not be helpful. Focus is shifting from completing tasks efficiently to being at your station from 9 to 5. Using perks is starting to be looked at as abuse, making them moot. Lots of people coming and going, lots of re-org and shifting lately. Meeting hours per week is creeping up, from a few hours per week to a couple hours a day.

    Advice to Management

    Stop having constant meetings. If non-management are in meetings more than 3 hours a week, something is wrong. Project shuffle and high levels of compartmentalizing things to "keep things secret" is killing the company from within.


  9. "Pleasant company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pictometry International Corp. full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    best in its market
    many nice benefits
    expanding to international markets

    Cons

    going through changes
    not too much of a career advancement structure put in place

    Advice to Management

    more transparency and source ideas from everyone


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Lots of change over"

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

    I worked at Pictometry International Corp. (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Food. they have lots of food there. The technology is good (but its no longer light years of others). New office space was much needed and they delivered on that.

    Cons

    Lots of change has occurred recently. The merger ousted all of the PIctometry executives and now all the Eagleview Executives have left in the past year - CEO, Marketing, Finance, Sales, etc. They have a new CEO who is at that beck and call of a private equity firm where you know cost cutting is happening. Not looking pretty.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that Pictometry was started in Rochester. Need to keep the RIT pipeline flowing for all the software engineers.


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