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iRise Reviews

Updated April 20, 2017
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iRise CEO and Director Emmet B. Keeffe III
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  1. "Consulting Group - High Growth, Travel Opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consulting Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Consulting Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team of really smart people, yet you get to work independently. Lots of travel opportunities and a chance to work with the latest technologies. One day you might be in Thailand, another day in the UK.

    Cons

    Lots of travel means less time at home, some months you may be traveling 100 percent. The employees usually book their own travel and logistics which can be time consuming if you are doing it every week. But the reimbursements are quick and hassle free.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a very clear strategy for who your end customer really is. It is easier to sell a product that end users are enthusiastic about.


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    "Finance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There really were no pros.

    Cons

    This place is a zoo.

    Advice to Management

    Support your people more. Get off of your "wanting to be the cool kid" soapbox and really listen and respect your people and not just the folks you like or have a personal connection with outside of the office. Please get a FULL SCALE diversity training program in place for your managers and many of the workers as well. Learn to respect others who are different and not box them into your preconceived notions of what you think they are. You'd be surprised at the hidden gems you have ready and willing to work with you collectively.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Fading"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hope that everyone will get what they deserve... and that's lots of good stuff. Great concept for this type of requirements management software. Onward...

    Cons

    Was driving by the Rosecrans location a few days ago. I saw that the iRise listing is no longer on the marquee in front of the Rosecrans building. The current iRise address in the building is "#100". Might be a mailbox.

    Advice to Management

    If you get an offer... SELL.


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  5. "Sales Operations Manager"

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    Former Employee - Sales Operations Manager in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Operations Manager in Oakland, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at iRise (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, lovely offices, great location. A ton of learning opportunities both tactical, strategic and interpersonal, as well as a ton of opportunities to implement improvements.

    Cons

    Unfortunately there is a great disparity in the workloads distributed amongst the teams.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great company in pivot"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are awesome, some of the brightest, most creative people you'll work around

    Cons

    Direction of the company is not clear, management does not communicate thoroughly. Always a question of layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Better communication, more insight into what's going on with the company. Corporate direction needs to be prominently displayed to employees.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Sad state of affairs"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer ( Senior Consultant) in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer ( Senior Consultant) in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Used to be one of the best environments to work in. The energy was great and your co-workers used to be super smart.

    Cons

    Used to be is the key word here. Now it is only a shell of it's former self. Now the only constant at iRise are layoffs, they always seem to be round the corner.

    Advice to Management

    Management has poor vision. After all these years they still don't know who their target customers are. Management also made some poor strategy decisions by investing in the wrong key players.


  8. "Great Product"

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    Current Employee - Manager in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    When I first started iRise many years ago, it had a true "start up" mentality. Voices mattered and hard work was acknowledged. Lots of support for company bonding and the energy was great with open-door policy. The energy and appreciation fed into my drive to do whatever was asked of me and more.

    Cons

    Had to fight tooth and nail for growth opportunities. As years passed, it felt as though I was slowly getting underappreciated which reflected in compensation to market value.


  9. "Amazing learning experiences"

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    Former Employee - Customer Solutions Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Customer Solutions Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at iRise full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Small company vibe, work from home, learn a lot. It pays well, and you get some great knowledge about solution selling.

    Cons

    Hard to get a good company culture working from home, go to market strategy may need to shift to stay relevant. Some people can difficult to work with, and the company historically values sales talent over all else.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more on engineering than anything else. Make an amazing product and focus on ease of use, not features.


  10. "Refocus"

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    Current Employee - Director, Sales in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Director, Sales in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great group of talented people who are also great fun.

    Cons

    Lack of direction in sales.

    Advice to Management

    Get sales back on track.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "The ship is sinking fast"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can work from home, pay is good, and everyone is very nice

    Cons

    They're not doing well. They haven't been profitable in 3 years and keep having layoffs. Not a lot of room for advancement either. There isn't any culture because everyone works remotely.

    Advice to Management

    I would focus on changing the product. It's too expensive and people aren't willing to pay what you want for it.


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