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Updated March 8, 2017
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Pros
  • If you want to have no work life balance and constant stress, this is the place for you (in 5 reviews)

  • Flexible work for those who want flexibility (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Still some work-life balance issues to work out (in 6 reviews)

  • There are a lot of good people trying to make ika better, but the organization does not have the discipline to see these initiatives through (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of opportunities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Southborough, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Southborough, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ikaSystems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Next generation of software being developed so can work on new things.
    New management team in place since last fall has really transformed old problem of not having a good work life balance. If you read this in other reviews look at date and see if it is before Fall 2016 when work life issues happened.
    Excellent benefits and pay. Bonus program and matching 401K.
    Great group of people to work with. Company culture good - onsite lunches, parties.
    Flexible work arrangements (many people work at home/offsite with flexible hours).

    Cons

    Parking lot between two buildings is awkward. You need to go on Route 9 to drive to other building. Does not have cafe but does have free gourmet coffee machine (Boston Bean).

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the transformation process. Don't fall back into old company habits.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "I agree with the review from November 15th"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal SQL Server Database Administrator in Southborough, MA
    Former Employee - Principal SQL Server Database Administrator in Southborough, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    some good colleagues; good location

    Cons

    This is your place if: you want to work 70+ hours weekly; with no thanks and full blame for supporting applications with a paucity of server resources; and be blamed because Medicare regs for recoverability are not followed, though there is no security in place that has ever been followed - and if you know that your job will be sent to Mexico or India with only 2 weeks' notice and 2 weeks' pay and no recommendation from your manager so can get another job -- then surely try working there

    Advice to Management

    Pls provide a better health plan - mine had a $3000 deductable for a single person


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company, Friendly employees, lots of growth potential"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southborough, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southborough, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ikaSystems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great team of employees
    Fast paced environment
    Reward employees for hard work
    Benefit package
    Gym in facilitiy

    Cons

    no cafe on site
    location on rte 9


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Transformation under way"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Southborough, MA
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Southborough, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ikaSystems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice office and really nice people.
    A lot of interesting initiatives underway designed to transform the company into a force to be reckoned with.
    New executive leadership seems very competent and capable.
    Good benefits and pay (including a nearly unheard of pension).
    Working on really important software.

    Cons

    Still some work-life balance issues to work out.
    Still some legacy processes and issues to fix.
    Some old carryover poor cultural aspects still need to be addressed

    Advice to Management

    Keep driving towards positive transformation.
    Continue to allow the company to behave like a software company and not an insurance company


  6. Helpful (2)

    "I am happy I am here"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Scrum Master Manager in Southborough, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Scrum Master Manager in Southborough, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ikaSystems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    new Management Team is listen
    better planning
    quicker reactions to situations
    treating employees like we are valuable
    company is moving towards a product based company from a client based.
    Management team is available to the employees

    Cons

    Still some bad habits from the old way.
    some people still drive work-all-the-time (but the work-life balance is swinging more to life and not work!)

    Advice to Management

    Up-the-pace of the transition to a product company.


  7. "Entering An Interesting Period"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Software Engineer in Southborough, MA
    Current Contractor - Software Engineer in Southborough, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ikaSystems as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good group of people to work with, new opportunities almost in all areas.

    Cons

    A little disorganized but that is being worked out currently

    Advice to Management

    In the current climate don't loose focus on the people who make the business what it is. Changes are good but you have to keep the train moving forward, looking to impress senior management does not improve the company.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Wild ride coming to fruition"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southborough, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southborough, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Part of a dynamic, smart and fast-paced organization with top technology in the Healthcare/ Payer field. Never a dull moment, and everything that has been expected has actually been realized. Best case scenario for a start up - company gets bought by Sugar Daddy with deep pockets.

    Cons

    Management has not really shared a lot of what was happening, mainly because they were finding out at the same time, but all in all. it's been a super positive outcome.

    Advice to Management

    Share as much information as you can, so that it stops the rumor mill.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Great experience!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Office Coordinator in Southborough, MA
    Former Employee - Office Coordinator in Southborough, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ikaSystems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I worked at ikasystems for over a year. I started as the front end receptionist on a temporary assignment. Four months into my assignment I was offered full time and promoted to Office Coordinator. I really enjoyed getting to know my fellow colleagues and learning about the company. I had no previous corporate experience, so I really benefited. My manager was extremely helpful and I learned a lot from her, despite some changes that we encountered as the company reorganized.

    The only reason that I left, was to pursue a career in education which was my original study in college. I have used many skills that I learned at ikasystems in my new role already! I can't thank the employees at ikasystems enough for embracing me with open arms! I miss being out front welcoming them into the office everyday.

    Cons

    Sad that I couldn't experience the new coffee company being offered now...Boston Bean!

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  10. "G&A"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southborough, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southborough, MA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great Management team and people. Nice work/life balance. Plenty of opportunity for those who want to work hard.

    Cons

    Better onboarding and training.
    Remove those employees who are negative and do not want to move forward.

    Advice to Management

    Continue with open communications, rewarding those who work hard. The company has great potential!


  11. "New employee happy as can be!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southborough, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southborough, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast paced productive environment focused on delivering value added service to customers and not bogged down with too much infrastructure.
    Wonderful committed staff paired with generous employee perks create a pleasurable atmosphere to work in.

    Cons

    Non to comment on

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Management is visible and generally approachable.


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