Cincom Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
Cincom Systems, Inc., is a privately-held multinational computer technology corporation founded in 1968 by Tom Nies, Tom Richley, and Claude Bogardus. The company's best-known product today is named Total (trademark TOTAL). Decades after Cincom's founder left IBM, the latter posted "Cincom was the original database company."
Cincom has a poor management and product engineering, sales culture is a toxic environment, a former employee shared a review at indeed.com
"This is a software company that hardly sells any software. They are living off the maintenance revenue of their legacy software which is no longer sold. The management runs the company like they actually do sell lots of software. The marketing department is gigantic with marketing folks globe-hopping like they are hugely successful. The sales culture is toxic and sales management very paranoid. The hardest part of the job was actually being able to do it. The internal politics truly prevent the company's success. The best part about Cincom is some its people."
Senior Account Executive (Former Employee) says"Management switches faster than most people change underwear.convenient parkingAll image, no substance"
Director (Current Employee) says"This company has potential, but management is only focused on keeping their jobs. A few good products, lack of strategy and vision. When they have consultants come in to review the company and issues, they only have the consultants meet with the problems, not the potential solutions.there's potentialmanagement is clueless"
Global CPQ Product Marketing Manager (Former Employee) says"Outed company culture, technology, and staff. No room for advancement. Management that doesn't understand what they are responsible for. Culture is toxic."
IT Operations Supervisor (Former Employee) says"My Experience at Cincom was over a 22 year time period. I saw the company go through a lot of changes. The first 15 years it was awesome. Great atmosphere and promoting from within. It felt like a family. Unfortunately, the last 7 years I was there it went downhill and I eventually left due to the spiral down effect of management and polices.Decent wagesManagement showed no direction"
Anonymous (Former Employee) says"This company needs to work on new UIs for its software. Some products look like they're from the 90's. Product changes take too long. Too many people related to the owner work here which greatly influences who gets promoted. Many more men than women in management roles.People on my team were greatUpper management needs to work on listening to others"
LEAD SOFTWARE ENGINEER (Current Employee) says"The company has been sunsetting their products for a several years. The employees have been essential in working to assist clients in upgrades and new product considerations; however, the client base is declining. As the clients decline, the work load is also declining as well as the challenges and opportunities within the product lines. I have learned a great deal about internal software and external client support. I am not meeting my personal challenge of maintaining challenging work due to this situation and prefer to move to an environment that is more visible and productive where I can utilize my current skill sets as well as gain knowledge and experience on newer skill sets. I prefer to work on products with a team of smart technical peoples to create or update projects with a longer more success oriented life span.Some work at home availability.Lack of challenging and exciting work load."
Sales (Former Employee) says"This is a software company that hardly sells any software. They are living off maintenance revenue of their legacy software which is no longer sold. The management runs the company like they actually do sell lots of software. The marketing department is gigantic with marketing folks globe hopping like they are hugely successful. The sales culture is toxic and sales management very paranoid. The hardest part of the job was actually being able to do it. The internal politics truly prevent the company's success. The best part about Cincom are some it its people. They are the human glue that keeps the place afloat.Great PeoplePoor Management and Product Engineering"
Senior Project Manager (Former Employee) says"Family environment with low productivity. The company's approach to the market place is outdated and the products are not competitive. To much overhead in support areas. Nepotism runs wild through this family owned company and no one is steering the ship.Friendly atmosphereProducts don't fit market so nothing gets sold and the company cannot continue like this"
Software Engineer (Former Employee) says"Comany produced netwrk DBMS (Total) for IBM mainframe. Was overcome by RDBMS in the market place.work was finedid not adjust to new marketplace - rdbms and pc's"
Senior Account Executive (Former Employee) says"Executive leadership lacks vision and a view of what is needed done at present to drive a future vision. Need to bring in a focus on a single product set or market."
Software Engineer (Former Employee) says"Many people have work there 30 year or more. I enjoyed my time at Cincom and I was disappointed when I had to leave. • Provided customer support to troubleshoot problems with Supra Database • Updated and maintained troubleshooting database for quick resolution to customer problems • Trained users and answered questions • Developed / directed software system for functionality / performance validation • Consulted with customers or other departments on project status, proposals, or technical issues, such as software system design or maintenance • Prepared reports, correspondence and documentation concerning project specifications, activities, or status • Prepared product on media for installation of software system. • Tested programs or databases, corrected errors, and made necessary modificationsFriendlyA llc"
Intern (Former Employee) says"I came to Cincom straight out of high school. It was a great company to start my professional life as far as learning about how things work in the corporate world."
Programmer (Former Employee) says"Cincom was an ok place to work, some very good people that were helpful and hard working. Management was average and location was close to London. This was many years ago.Good peopleAverage Management"
Software Sales Account Executive (Former Employee) says"Software company based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Worked there for nearly two years"
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