Productive & Ability to progress career.
Training given and updated accordingly.
Travel was a small part of the employment in this company.
Employee (Former Employee) - Dublin - 31 January 2019
If you want to work in a company that has strong values and ethics, ICON is not the place to go.
From leadership downwards, bullying and cronyism is encouraged and nurtured. The money makers are allowed act in whatever they want regardless of impact to rest of their teams. Don’t expect any support from HR, very weak organisation who will never stand by the employee.
The work became monotonous after a while with no variation. Management had very poor interpersonal skills. A huge amount of people left the company and this caused a very negative atmosphere. There seemed to be no opportunity for advancement unless you wanted to do a completely different role altogether.
Worked with some great people in my team, who were very friendly and welcoming. My colleagues were very experienced and I learned a lot from them. Being able to work from home two days per week was a huge bonus, but for the wrong reasons, I simply didn't want to be in the office in the end due to how the place was being run.
Helpful in progressing your career forward. However the salaries are not in line with the industry standards. Salary standards need to be addressed to ensure staff retention. It feels like as an employee you are just a number.
Working at Icon is fine for a short period of time. You gain alot of experience as it is a very busy work environment. In the long term there is poor/no incentive to progress your career. You must be in a position for 2 years before you can be promoted to another which creates a complacency which can be frustrating.
La empresa en general es buena y tiene mucho margen para desarrollo.
El problema es que las ideas son generalmente tomadas por Sr. Managment y si bien son tenidas en cuenta y aplicadas, no hay reconocimiento otorgado por las mismas.
En general es un buen ambiente de trabajo y bueno para adquirir experiencia.
The problems that I saw when I started in the company were still there when I left. Staff morale and satisfaction levels tend to drop dramatically every so often, at which point management have some focus groups to make it look like something is being done.
Colleagues are very nice to work with and there is a good atmosphere amongst staff in general, however management need to adopt more of a "kick up kiss down" policy when it comes to workload and resources as under staffing is chronic.
For a company that makes so much money, it doesn't make sense as to why they should be so short, except for greed from the people at the top trying to make as many millions for themselves and their shareholders while impacting massively on the daily lives of their very dispensable employees.
Lack of training, poor management, poor pay, no compensation of hours
Overwork staff until something goes wrong then claim the staff are at fault.
Very predatory culture where accommodating staff are taken advantage of by management and any complaints lead to staff being forced out.
As per other reviews management are promoted to incompetence based on internal friendships and often deliberately block internal movement due to each department working on rock bottom numbers of staff.
Hire inexperienced staff that dont know how they should be treated/paid and replace them every year or two.
As with all these surveys I can only give my opinion based on my line-of-sight and personal experience but for what its worth my time in Icon was characterised as follows:
On the plus side Icon
- is modern, progressive company, committed to training and skills enhancement.
- has dedicated, experienced middle managers who without exception I found excellent .
- has the best SMEs I have come across in my career.
- has good facilities and support.
- gives responsibility and corresponding authority to employees in as well balanced a measure as anywhere I have worked.
- Pay is in the upper end of the market norm.
- Positive outlook towards equality and fair in its treatment of people in general.
On the negative side
- don't expect to have much work/life balance - expectations are very high, working hours are very long. The company expected availability outside working hours on a regular basis.
- teams while very good, are the smallest per overall company population I've come across. If you're in management or development this can be very frustrating.
- Stress is constant. Can't emphasis this enough. Icon is rapidly growing but being essentially a contract service provider has to keep staff levels as tight as possible. These two factors lead to widespread over-work at all levels. Stress related issues were present though I can't say they were pervasive.
Overall if you want to get plenty of experience, training and build up your CV - then I can recommend. However I would suggest that you reflect on whether your lifestyle and family commitments can take - more...