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Idea Integration Reviews

Updated 2 May, 2017
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  1. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great pay and benefits, yea

    Cons

    lack of face-time with management, lack of discussion of career growth.


  2. "fun culture"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    There was a lot of creative and technical talent in the office while in my short stay there. A solid client list and more importantly, a casual and fun culture.

    There seemed to be diverse set of projects ongoing that spanned the digital spectrum especially around digital marketing. I felt like there was a lot of opportunity to take on different roles and a general openness to new tools and technology.

    Cons

    Timelines and deadlines were sometimes unrealistic. Career development was murky. Work life balance should be more than just "coach-speak".

    Metrics for management should be re-evaluated to align with a strategy of quality vs quantity.

    Advice to Management

    Leverage the culture and focus more on quality over the number of billable hours. Look for better projects with higher margins and longer engagements with current client list.


  3. "Good Company to work with."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Manager in Mumbai (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Job Satisfaction and work environment

    Cons

    Slow processes and slow decision making

    Advice to Management

    Aggressive approach and faster decsions


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  5. "Idea Integration - a company in transition, but not a bad ride."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer Consultant in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer Consultant in Houston, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The management that pulled Idea out of debt and build a team of outstanding colleagues may be the best set of managers I've ever known. They did a great job of valuing employees, getting rid of inefficient role and individuals and creating a great environment of talented people to help each other be better consultants. As a first step from corporate environment into the world of consulting, my experience has been great in the short term.

    Cons

    Unfortunately the management turnover rate is higher than I would hope in my 5 years at the company, and with many buyouts our benefits have also de-volved and worsened. In addition, with the economy issues, salary raises and general career opportunities have become non-existent for any long term horizon.

    Advice to Management

    They are on a good track with new management, however there are still no signs that the new management team really value the loyal employees. And despite the significant exodus of most of the top talent, there have been no promotions, bonuses, or real incentives for current talent to stay put. Most of the top talent that remain are here because we have personal circumstances that make jumping ship less of an option.


  6. "Good people bad management"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Houston, TX (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really smart people. Work environment ok.

    Cons

    Pay not best. Corp management has no clue about the market the company is in and makes stupid decisions that hurt everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Spin it off and let it be it's own company run by folks who understand IT consulting.... Jacksonville is the company's biggest liability.


  7. "fair but dead end job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Research Triangle Park, NC (US)
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Research Triangle Park, NC (US)
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    for basic experience, it will work

    Cons

    often no training, just thrown in and sink or swim. No feedback until you have/are in trouble. management would rather not know you exist, ie; they do not want problems


  8. "Great."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, lively atmosphere, room for individuals.

    Cons

    Recent Adecco acquisition ruined Idea. Adecco is focused on general staff augmentation. Idea was based on professional staff augmentation and turnkey projects.

    Advice to Management

    Allow Idea t odo what it does best: turnkey software projects using the latest and greatest technologies.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Ok"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - GIS Developer in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - GIS Developer in Houston, TX (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility, some level of support from sales people

    Cons

    Lack of professional development and constant change

    Advice to Management

    Focus on employee development


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Making it Up as they Go along"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work life balance
    Good benefits
    decent salaries
    Open to new ideas

    Cons

    Owned by a huge staffing Corp. who knows nothing about agencies and cares nothing for the "art" of advertising and has little respect for creative.
    One Trick Pony--80% of business from one client
    HUGE turn-over. 31 people in 3 years. Most lay-offs.
    All upper management has no experience outside of IDEA. They have created a Frankenstein agency by making up new standards, reinventing wheels, and not understanding advertising, marketing, or branding.
    Creatives are all young know it all's who have minimal experience in other agencies. It's been called the "Lord of the Flies" department.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in people with agency experience. Adopt standard agency operating processes. Get a consultant. Understand your competitors and what you're up against


  11. Helpful (3)

    "a strange agency this way comes"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    too 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 Management

    admit your shortcomings... learn to adapt... stop the drama


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