Idea Integration

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Updated Mar 12, 2014

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2.9 21 reviews

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44% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    3 people found this helpful  

    a strange agency this way comes

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    Prosthe folks on the factory floor are great... the clients are great...

    Constoo much drama... constant gossip and senior management is the primary cause of most issues... no one is truly "the boss" because the company is owned by someone else... it's basically a free-for-all on most things... clients are the last thing management worries about

    Advice to Senior Managementadmit your shortcomings... learn to adapt... stop the drama

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Family friendly but...

    Lead Technical Consultant (Current Employee) Fairfax, VA (US)

    ProsIdea is very family friendly, flexible and supporting. They have that small firm feel which is nice when you don't want to just be a number in a larger company.

    ConsThat small firm feel is a double edge sword. They haven't won a lot of business and can't carry people after the end of a project unless there is another project firmly in sight. This would not be so bad if they did a better job at bringing in new work, but without better business development, there just isn't much to work on. That's fine if you accept a job there for a specific project and you're happy, but if you want a career, it means you could find yourself in trouble unless they get more work for you after that initial project.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement already knows what they need to do. They are working to fix business dveelopment, but who knows how long that will take.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Interactive has the potential to be the best but not with current leadership.

    (Former Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsFlexible hours, good benefit package, paid vacations and sick time.

    ConsThe leadership in interactive is inexperienced, uneducated and completely in over their heads. Anyone with talent and experience starts looking for another job within 6 months of hire. The company frowns upon new ideas, efforts to improve or any "change" whatsoever (even though they will repeatedly tell you in the interview that they are looking for new, fresh ideas from people with experience to help them improve.) No support for employees with hardware or software. Management made many promises during the interview and offer discussions that they never kept. A tremendous amount of politics, backstabbing, gossip, immaturity and attacking coworkers in order to mask their own inability and dysfunction.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI would recommend that the new parent company make every employee reapply for their jobs. 90% of the leadership has been there 9+ years simply because no other company would ever hire them at the same level based on their resume.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Exciting and demanding work, great to build skills, but no work life balance

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    Pros- Highly skilled and passionate co-workers
    - Opportunity to work for a variety of interesting clients
    - Lots of knowledge sharing between co-workers

    Cons- Highly political environment
    - Management made lots of promises they didn't keep
    - Absolutely no work-life balance (and there never will be)
    - Surprisingly poor support of employees with proper hardware and software to do their job
    - Archaic time reporting system
    - Employees are expendable

    Advice to Senior Management- Continue to inspire your staff
    - Stop making promises you can't keep to your employees
    - Put your employees first -- treat them with dignity, not like slaves
    - Deliver on the promise of work-life balance -- endless work hours does not have to be a badge of honor; promote working effectively, not endlessly
    - Keep the backbiting to a minimum; treat people fairly

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Poor management within the interactive group

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood benefits. You have some autonomy if you can handle the cons of working here. Great clients.

    ConsManagement takes advantage of lower pay employees who are willing to consistently put in overtime. There is a "you're with us or against us" attitude from managers and employees are afraid to speak up. Billability and profits are more important than creative vision and quality work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire new managers with outside agency experience.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A Place For Growth

    Account Manager (Current Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsGreat place to grow both personally and professionally. Both the benefits and the culture support this.

    ConsPublic company (parent org) so we have to play by those rules which feels like it can be limiting although overall it allows us stability.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more structured mentorship and succession planning, or at least be more transparent about it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to build your resume, but no work-life balance

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsGreat place to cut your teeth, build your resume and improve your skills. Excellent access to new industries and clients.

    ConsWork-life balance is non-existent. It's all about "billable hours". Manager's overpromise, employees do major overtime. Bonuses are rare. Instead, lots of pats on the back.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep your promises! to improve work-life balance, to respect compensation agreements (I was never given a raise I was promised after my stellar 4 month review) and support your employees with top-notch hardware. They are consultants after all, they need good equipment.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Idea is good place to work

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsSalaries are good, 3 weeks paid vacation, work hours are mostly very flexible

    Consthere is huge discrepancy in compensation, just like most companies, you are not paid on what you do but how good you negotiated your salary
    not much training opportunity

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe objective and leave Biased Opinions !

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent place to work, if you cannot find anything better.

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee) Jacksonville, FL (US)

    Prosflexibility in work timings. pleasant work environment. friendly helpful collegues.

    ConsSalaries below standard average rates. Management somewhat clueless. Decisions seem random.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStick with the plan, drop scattershot approach.

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    Hire more consultant Reduce so called managements staff and managers

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsLatest technology and relationship with Microsoft and overall client base

    Conssome client based work are primitive and not matching with the skill of the consultant, just for mere sake of billing time the consultants are placed in wrong work and wrong companies

    Advice to Senior Managementreduce the so called management staff and hire more technical consultant who make money, there are more non productive staff calling them as PM who does not bring productivity to the clients or companies but only cost to the company

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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