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iSoftStone Reviews

Updated November 29, 2018
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iSoftStone Chairman and CEO Tianwen (T. W.) Liu
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Pros
  • "Able to work from home some days of the week" (in 19 reviews)

  • "They provide the opportunity for a great work-life balance in that you can work from home setting your own hours" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "A business with 150 full-time employees should not have 15 vice presidents" (in 3 reviews)

  • "low pay rate (competitors pay more)" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Researcher"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at iSoftStone (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I can recommend the work for anyone seeking remote

    Cons

    none none none none none

    Advice to Management

    Management is good overall, very responsive to questions


  2. "No mentorship or coordination."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at iSoftStone full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of travel to interesting places.

    Cons

    There isn't any management structure. No one really knows what they're doing . The pay isn't great and people get fired left and right.

    Advice to Management

    Train your employees first before sending them to a different continent.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Good For Those Just Looking For Some Extra Money"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Set your own schedule, not super difficult

    Cons

    There isn’t always a lot of work to be done


  4. "No surprises"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Consistent employment and no surprises

    Cons

    Sometimes the focus on the main offices can lead to disengagement with the smaller teams.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Web Search Evaluator Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Search Evaluator in Irvington, NJ
    Former Employee - Web Search Evaluator in Irvington, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at iSoftStone (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, variety of work options

    Cons

    Unstable pay, lack of work at times, unclear guidelines, not fit for a full time career


  6. "project coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at iSoftStone full-time

    Pros

    great, flexible place to work at.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons yet.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Kirkland, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Kirkland, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed culture, Good benefits, Good coworkers

    Cons

    Due to the fact that it's a consulting company. It's profit comes from the difference between what the client pays for the staff and the staff's salary. As a result, the pay is not great, below the market rate and definitely below the 1st tier company rate.
    If you are someone who has high self-esteem and consider contractors are second-class citizens, this is not the job for you.
    Even if you do a great job, there is no bonus for you. Your contribution is not appreciated in monetary terms.
    There is no room for talents to grow. Your seniority is based on how long you've worked and not based on abilities. As a result, there is a lot people who have many years of experience but not necessarily capable.

    Advice to Management

    Think about how you could keep talents.

  8. "Software engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Kirkland, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Kirkland, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly culture and environment
    Good benefits 401k and insurance
    Job is very stable
    No stress
    Flexible schedule
    Work from home

    Cons

    Sometimes,it is hard to get promotions
    Pay is about average
    It is very comfortable so easy to lose motivations
    Stay in one stack

    Advice to Management

    Try your best to keep the talents. They are your best assets


  9. "Great place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Kirkland, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Kirkland, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at iSoftStone full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They do their best to keep people employed.
    Flexible hours
    Strong communication with clients
    Able to work from home some days of the week
    Many office locations
    Collaborative teams that work well together
    Great view of Lake Washington
    Friendly management
    You will be allowed to go above and beyond client expectations if you choose to do so.

    Cons

    compensation could be higher, but it is still quite reasonable.

    iSoftStone Response

    Dec 20, 2017 – Marketing Manager

    Hello!

    Thank you so much for your review of iSoftStone! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed some of the many benefits of working here including flexible hours, ability to work from home, ability to... More


  10. Helpful (9)

    "Beware they struggle to pay you"

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    Current Employee - Microworker
    Current Employee - Microworker
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at iSoftStone part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You can work from home

    Cons

    Other companies offer access to UHRS and they have a system where you get paid weekly like clockwork. Isoftstone has a nebulous payment plan where they claim to pay you within two weeks but you can wait over a month for your money. Payment never goes out at the same time every pay period and they will lie to you about how soon you will be paid. It has taken longer to get paid the longer I've worked for them.

    Advice to Management

    Pay people it's your job

    iSoftStone Response

    Dec 20, 2017 – Marketing Manager

    Hello,

    Thank you for your review of iSoftStone's Worldwide Services division. We're glad to hear you enjoyed working from home. As a part time resource, our crowdsourcing opportunities can be a... More