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iDirect Technologies Reviews

Updated Jun 4, 2019

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Found 106 reviews

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iDirect Technologies CEO Mary Palermo Cotton
Mary Palermo Cotton
56 Ratings
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  • "It's a company where no one listens to you about anything(in 6 reviews)

  • "Great ideas but unable to execute and bring new products to market despite numerous reorgs in the engineering team(in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Good place to start a career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at iDirect Technologies full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great opportunity for new college grads to learn and work with latest technologies. People are very helpful when approached.

    Cons

    Constant re-orgs and lack of co-ordination between various departments hurts the entire product line.

    Advice to Management

    Should take more care while transition to Agile methodology is still in progress as many employees feel like being shoved upon them and lead to dissatisfaction. Upper management should have more visibility.

    iDirect Technologies2017-01-11
  2. "Mixed bag"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at iDirect Technologies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent benefits. Easygoing coworkers. Opportunity to work with different types of technologies.

    Cons

    Too reactive. Direction dictated by select customers at the expense of innovation. Some technical decisions are made by those who are not knowledgeable or experienced.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the cons.

    iDirect Technologies2019-05-06
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Going south really fast"

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    Current Employee - Director in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at iDirect Technologies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Niche technologies and products. Market equivalent compensation

    Cons

    Management is clueless about direction and vision. Competitors have caught up. Constant reorgs lead to same results.

    Advice to Management

    You really need executive management with a good mix of management and technical skills. Most managers at Senior Director and VP level are clueless about software development and general management of technology organizations.

    iDirect Technologies2019-06-05
  4. "Constant Reorg and Outsource Everything"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at iDirect Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good for learning, since iDirect almost never success, and the best way of learning is through failure.

    Cons

    1. Constant Reorg 2. Outsource everything 3. Management is nodding machine, open for conversation but zero action 4. Lower than market pay 5. Ancient technology 7. Some engineer lacks of basic work ethic. simply copy-paste code 7. The list goes on

    Advice to Management

    Give up and save some money.

    iDirect Technologies2019-05-23
  5. "Great Technology"

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Executive 

    I worked at iDirect Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Great technology and talented people

    Cons

    Could not scale growth lost customers & employees

    iDirect Technologies2019-04-04
  6. "Good Job and good environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at iDirect Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Jobs are easy enough to get the hang of, but reward hard work with more responsibility. Good work environment, decent benefits, and good salary.

    Cons

    The fluctuation between free time and crunch time is drastic. Bonus system is too reliant on a somewhat unreliable sales team.

    Advice to Management

    Clearer communication of company goals and metrics of success.

    iDirect Technologies2019-02-23
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Lost direction"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at iDirect Technologies full-time

      Pros

      Nothing positive. Benefits are ok

      Cons

      No vision or direction from management

      iDirect Technologies2019-02-28
    • Helpful (1)

      "Good products, unable to grow up as a company"

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      Former Employee - Technical Manager in Herndon, VA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at iDirect Technologies full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Great products and a lot of really talented folks

      Cons

      In 10 years at company I watched management unable to transition the company from a true start-up/disruptor company to a more mature small sized tech company.

      iDirect Technologies2019-01-03
    • Helpful (4)

      "Stop the reorgs"

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

      I worked at iDirect Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Startup environment, freedom to work on many different areas within engineering

      Cons

      The company goes through reorganization every year. Unstable work environment. Politics and unfair treatment of employees. No career growth.

      Advice to Management

      Instead of trying to solve all issues by reorgs, treat your employees right and they will solve the problems

      iDirect Technologies2018-12-22
    • Helpful (3)

      "Stuck"

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

        I worked at iDirect Technologies full-time

        Pros

        The legacy product is decent with a large installed base, but has been showing its age for years. Government division is doing well but not getting enough focus from shared engineering team.

        Cons

        No clear vision for company. Great ideas but unable to execute and bring new products to market despite numerous reorgs in the engineering team. Morale quite low, most of the people who built the company have moved on.

        Advice to Management

        Give government division more autonomy and ability to build their own products.

        iDirect Technologies2018-10-30
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