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IRESS Reviews

Updated 5 Jun 2019

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IRESS CEO Andrew Walsh
Andrew Walsh
83 Ratings
Pros
  • "Relaxing work environment, options to work from home or anywhere else(in 17 reviews)

  • "Great People (people care both about people and their work)(in 14 reviews)

Cons
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  1. Featured Review

    "An exciting place to work and grow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IRESS full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - the company culture encourages innovation and diversity. - lots of smart people who are also very friendly. many community events - fantastic CEO - visionary and approachable - modern workplace, technologies used have been evolving dramatically for the past 5 years - free fruits, coffee, Friday drinks and etc. - paid leaves etc. for example you get ~8 day paid leave when your kid starts school. - flexible working...

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    Cons

    - it can be overwhelming to keep up in a fast-paced place and sometime you just lose the work/life balance inadvertently

    IRESS2019-04-23

    IRESS Response

    May 4, 2019CEO

    Thanks for listing a variety of positives in your experience at IRESS. I am proud to read innovation, diversity, flexibility, leave and learning and growth. Things are pretty fast-paced (in the world too) but this needs to stay in control...if you ever feel yourself overwhelmed, ...

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  2. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IRESS full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Diverse range of technologies Opportunity to learn

    Cons

    Should learn by yourself Should keep yourself up to date

    IRESS2019-05-15

    IRESS Response

    June 3, 2019CEO

    Great to hear you have settled in and are enjoying yourself at IRESS. Learning opportunities in prod-tech and business are a key part of what we do and vital in our company growth over time. Thanks for feedback.

  3. "A not bad Aus local IT company"

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    Former Employee - Software in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at IRESS full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work life balance(depends on teams) Friendly colleagues

    Cons

    Pay is too low Tech is old(depends on team) Not driven by tech

    IRESS2019-05-19

    IRESS Response

    June 3, 2019CEO

    While we may have started in Australia we now operate internationally with half of our people ex-Australia. We are a technology company with more than 50% of our people in prod or tech roles, but agree that business outcomes for clients are what drive us. In terms of pay, we focus ...

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  4. "Hitting all the right notes"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IRESS full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    * Good tech stack and knowledgable peers * Flat management structure * Inclusiveness

    Cons

    * Work could be consuming

    IRESS2019-04-07

    IRESS Response

    May 4, 2019CEO

    Sounds musical! Great to hear you enjoying your first year at IRESS..thanks for your feedback.

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Pretentious company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Full Stack Developer in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IRESS full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It has a relaxed environment with good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Advancing the career is quite tough. Have seen people who doesn't deserve to be promoted and those who do the real work, a lot of excuses and little or no raise. The compensation is average and the benefits are not as good as claimed. When your work depends on another team, it's painfully slow and cumbersome. In a nutshell, they oversell the culture and values. It sounds great on paper, the reality however, is far from...

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    Advice to Management

    The engineers are the cornerstone of a software company, not the "leaders". Pay more attention to them. A happy engineer translates into quality product.

    IRESS2019-04-17

    IRESS Response

    May 16, 2019CEO

    I’m disappointed to read your perspective/experience and meeting expectations in engineering - these aren't what I see and hear. In our most recent people surveys, 80% of people said IRESS they believed our values were important to us and 74% said they were proud to work for IRESS. ...

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  6. "Not too bad overall"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IRESS full-time

    Pros

    Relaxing work environment, options to work from home or anywhere else. Hot desking, brand new office with games, large area for lunch, lots of free food activities and employee engagement

    Cons

    Lower salary, no job advancement

    IRESS2019-04-05

    IRESS Response

    May 4, 2019CEO

    Thanks for your comments. We are focused on ensuring everyone is paid fairly for their contribution and also has the opportunity to grow and develop. I’d love to understand the context to your comments, so please contact me if happy to chat.

  7. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IRESS full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Fantastic culture and work environment - Friendly colleagues and support from senior management

    Cons

    - Diet coke usually runs out too quicky in the machine -Nothing really

    IRESS2019-02-27

    IRESS Response

    March 16, 2019CEO

    Thanks for your feedback. It’s great to hear you are enjoying IRESS so much. Will see what we can do about the diet coke supplies :-)

  8. "People are the greatest aspect of working at iress"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IRESS full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I've worked at iress sydney office for 3 years, and the best thing about the company is definitely people. I worked in 3 different team in the past 3 years, and I've always felt supported in each team. I've had 4 different supervisors (people leaders) during the past 3 years, and every one of them has been very supportive. Exec team are approachable, and the company have went through a lot of changes in the last...

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    Cons

    Sometime it feels resources can be stretched quite thin and one can be struggling to get things done with so many different focuses. Work can sometimes be a little overwhelming especially when client pressure comes in. Sometime rushed work will to a less desirable work environment.

    IRESS2019-02-26

    IRESS Response

    March 16, 2019CEO

    People are IRESS' key (and only) asset..and I completely agree with your view that they are the greatest aspect! I am pleased about your experience with leaders and their support. We are busy (and I like to think that’s a good thing!) but this shouldn't translate feeling overwhelmed ...

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  9. "Come with the right attitude"

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    Current Employee - Client Support in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IRESS full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    New office fit-out of Melbourne & Sydney offices Exec team all very approachable Flexible approach to work hours Lots of new internal work tools Great CEO

    Cons

    Pretty flat structure so can be difficult to advance career for some roles Resources quite thin at times so can be a challenge to get things done

    Advice to Management

    Keep the improvements coming!

    IRESS2019-02-19

    IRESS Response

    March 5, 2019CEO

    Great to hear your experience and constructive feedback. Thanks.

  10. "Fintech in Melbourne"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IRESS full-time

    Pros

    Interesting products Solid software engineering pedigree Talented team Good perks Opportunity to develop your career

    Cons

    Heavily focussed on graduate recruitment these days Limited professional development training courses Tolerates under performers Historically under valued communication skills Slow to adopt cloud

    Advice to Management

    Purge the under performers Expedite the migration to cloud Don’t do everything in house

    IRESS2019-02-19

    IRESS Response

    March 5, 2019CEO

    Thanks for your balanced feedback.

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