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  • 1 employee says

    Excellent (0)
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    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
    100%
    1.47
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
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    Good (0)
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    Satisfactory (0)
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    Subpar (0)
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    0.00

Reviews for Innovative Solutions and Support, Inc.

Reviews - What employees say

1.47 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 10.Dec 2015
  • Employee

Company Culture

Supervisors are fair and will often express thanks and support for their employees. However, the company often times treats each section as an individual entity that leads to a severe lack of communication and oftentimes will mis-represent the truth to better fit its self-image.

Support from management

Lower management is good and works to support their team. Upper management however sets goals so aggressively as to be unrealistic.

Teamwork

Developers and testers work in the same area and often times work hand-in-hand with each other. However, the Testing team is often treated as second-class citizens in the work environment.

Freedom to work independently

Workload more often than not is loaded onto a few individuals with little to no thought as to the qualifications of the individual. Employee's have no control over their own area of responsibility due to an often obsessive micromanagement from upper management.

Internal Communication

If I could give this a negative, I could. Communication between sections is non-existant. Communication going upwards in the company is ignored or forgotten to the point where goals and deadlines are set to the protest of everyone.

Gender Equality

There are a fair amount of women workers, however employees who are gone for too long are often looked down upon.

Attitude towards older colleagues

In terms of how helpful and supportive they are to long-serving colleagues, they are quite supportive as long as you're useful. After which they become quite stone-hearted.

Career Development

They state that they hire from within the company first, but my personal experience has shown this to be untrue. Perhaps there was once a time where this happened, but nowadays I fear they worry more about keeping those that they have.

Overall compensation for your work

For a Sub-Contractor employee, the pay is quite reasonable however you do not get any benefits whatsoever. This means you do not get PTO, Holidays, Health, Dental nor any sort of other benefits.

Office / Work Environment

Given the tasks, the equipment available is adequate for the bare minimum of what is needed and nothing more. Unless it's at the end of a quarter, at which point equipment becomes so rare that it is often hidden lest it get taken.

Work-Life Balance

If I could somehow mark this as a negative 5, I would. During my employment, my average work week was in the 55 - 60 hours, working every day. Spiking upwards of 70+ during end of quarter. In addition, it is expected of you to work these hours as if it is somehow normal.

Company Image

When I first joined, the employees seemed more derisive of the company. It wasn't until the second month that I finally understood why.

Job Security

Personally, I was let go three times by this company. There were layoffs that happened on a nearly weekly basis and by the third month I was considered one of the most experienced people in my section.

Handicapped Accessibility

The entire building is on a single floor, however there is a massive stair that leads to the entrance. The ramp's entrance was on the other side of the parking lot.

Workplace Safety

15 minute breaks are non-existant and will often get you fired. You are given an hour for lunch, regardless of how long your shift is. They attempt to train you for about 2-3 days before requiring you to know everything about the project you are on. Accidents however, happen rarely.

Challenging Work

Seeing the product grow and develop as a result of your actions is amazing. However the workload is so high that it is a spare thought during the workday.

Inclusive / Diverse

It is supportive of diverse opinions and ideas....unless they are contradictory to upper management ideas. Within your own section it's quite open to them but often lacks the means to implement them.

Suggestions for improvement

  • There needs to be either a massive re-structuring or a massive shift in focus for the internal structure of the company. Giving employees better work times and over-work them less and actually listening to complaints from employees.

What I like about the company

It's a fast, frentic work pace that will often see your days pass in a flash. Workmates in your section are supportive and enjoyable.

What I dislike about the company

Goals and deadlines are set at unrealistically high paces and any attempt to point out or rectify this is met with scorn and backlash from upper management. There exists an attitude from upper management that borders onto derision for anyone below them. In addition, a massive work-life balance that borders on the insane for never allowing a subcontractor to be anywhere but work. Finally, decisions were made that would obviously morally wrong regardless of circumstances.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered
  • Company
    Innovative Solutions and Support, Inc.
  • City
    Exton
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2015
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Research/development

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Review averages

  • 1 employee says

    Excellent (0)
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    Good (0)
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    Satisfactory (0)
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    Subpar (1)
    100%
    1.47
  • 0 applicants say

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    Good (0)
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    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
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    0.00

kununu score comparisons

Innovative Solutions and Support, Inc.
1.47
1 review

Industry average (Accounting/Financial Services)
3.44
35,233 reviews

kununu average
3.30
2,677,000 reviews