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Innovative Interfaces, Inc Reviews

Updated 23 Dec 2019

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3.7
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Innovative Interfaces, Inc CEO Shaheen Javadizadeh
Shaheen Javadizadeh
12 Ratings
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  1. Helpful (8)

    "Not a place that enables you to take pride in your work"

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    Current Employee - Support in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Innovative Interfaces, Inc full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - People are very nice - Centrally-located offices (with parking)

    Cons

    - As others mentioned, very top-heavy with management that ruminate on problems you'd think would be standard processes by now - Private equity ownership is singularly focussed on extracting value, which is fine, but doesn't always translate to being a nice place to work - Senior management team gets replaced every few years

    Advice to Management

    - Pick a direction and stick with it - Sycophants are nice to manage but don't always get you from A to B

    Innovative Interfaces, Inc2019-07-22
  2. Helpful (5)

    "Worst company I've ever worked for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Innovative Interfaces, Inc full-time

    Pros

    Great work colleagues, The odd free lunch , Tea,Coffee and birthday cake celebrations once a month .

    Cons

    Terrible management who don't interact/motivative staff

    Advice to Management

    Look after your staff they are your biggest asset

    Innovative Interfaces, Inc2019-04-24
  3. Helpful (15)

    "People are great, but that's about it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Innovative Interfaces, Inc full-time

    Pros

    People are great, at least some.

    Cons

    Very heavy top-management. Constant changes of processes and some are designed to put in so many checks, that it's clear management doesn't trust their employees. Promising lots, delivering very little in terms of the product. It's all about money - how much the company saves (on employees) and how much they can milk their customers. US top management doesn't seem to have an understanding how to run international business and dismisses that some business practices don't work outside the US. You have to fight for what's rightfully your pay (and accept getting it with a delay). If you join thinking you will be able to make a difference, spare yourself. You will be listened to (maybe), but not heard. Your expertise and knowledge will not matter and you will be made to do what others (who might not have the expertise in your particular area) think is right. For a product they offer, the price is unjustified, but that doesn't stop top management to keep market it as the cutting - edge. It's hard to listen to customer's frustrations and then have everything painted pink by management.

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    Advice to Management

    Be realistic. Own the product you have and what you do. Be honest with your customers and employees. Stop hiring directors and VPs "to run daily operations". You need more staff who actually do the work, not who sit around coming up with the same ideas over and over again.

    Innovative Interfaces, Inc2018-10-05
  4. Helpful (16)

    "Was Great Until New Management Came In"

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    Former Employee - Credit Control Manager in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Innovative Interfaces, Inc full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great staff, dedicated to the job and their customers, friendly atmosphere until Mr. Tallman arrived.

    Cons

    CFO a disgusting man. His lackies just as bad. Alienated staff and current management and eventually done away with them. All their interested in is their own pockets. Ruined what a good company III was. Toxic environment in the end.

    Advice to Management

    Doesnt Matter to me, I dont have to work there anymore thank god.

    Innovative Interfaces, Inc2018-10-10
  5. Helpful (15)

    "Demanding and not rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Innovative Interfaces, Inc full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The team of professionals is amazing to work with, the location is central which makes things easier in a city like Dublin

    Cons

    Work under pressure, more and more demands with no rewards, some benefits are being cut, lack of training, working long hours, no salary increase when promised

    Advice to Management

    Decisions are made higher up but you rely on your workforce, listen to their demands and keep them happy

    Innovative Interfaces, Inc2017-04-05
  6. Helpful (7)

    "Learned some"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Innovative Interfaces, Inc

    Pros

    The people working there, the teams

    Cons

    The managment concern about the people working for them.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes.

    Innovative Interfaces, Inc2014-12-09
  7. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Innovative Interfaces, Inc full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There are a lot of dedicated hard working employees, management has improved recently and the overall company moral has improved

    Cons

    There are still some left overs from the previous management regime, raises where not given out consistently etc. this has all be changed in the last 6 months

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work

    Innovative Interfaces, Inc2019-12-23
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company, Troubled Past, Bright Future"

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    Current Employee - Professional Services 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Innovative Interfaces, Inc full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The first company I’ve worked for with an official onboarding process and clear communication of benefits and training on your first day as a new hire. The people in the company are welcoming to new employees and willingly provide assistance.

    Cons

    The company has been through many acquisitions and management changes in the past ten years. Employees are hesitant to trust management words because of past experiences.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great communication style and transparency in the business initiatives. It is impacting the employee morale in a positive way.

    Innovative Interfaces, Inc2019-12-20
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Libraries and technology my two favorite things"

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    Current Employee - Professional Services 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Innovative Interfaces, Inc full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Our new products are great. The company has finally started to listen and make products that libraries need. Communication is improved a lot and I feel like part of a winning team again

    Cons

    Our implementations are hard. We do a lot behind the scenes to make it easy for the customers but for innovative staff it means hard work and long hours. We need to invest in automation tools

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in software but also invest in software that makes your employees more efficient. Town halls, group slack channels and core value awards are great. Give us raises

    Innovative Interfaces, Inc2019-12-11
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great co-workers and customers"

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    Current Employee - Direct Support Professional in Emeryville, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Innovative Interfaces, Inc full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Collaborative environment and employee autonomy, helping libraries is always gratifying

    Cons

    some growing pains but on an upward trajectory

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on retaining staff

    Innovative Interfaces, Inc2019-11-25
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