Great Culture/Mission, poor execution/compensation
Software Developer (Current Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – June 11, 2017
Industrial Scientific has a mission of ending death on the job by the year 2050. This is a noble effort, and being the global leader in gas detection, definitely has its foot in the right door for achieving such a goal.
However, the company had problems in the past regarding execution and each department having poor methodologies. This lead to the company implementing what is essentially a company-wide Waterfall model.
The process does work; however, it is painful at best. Nothing can be done quickly even on the smallest of scales.
The compensation is modest here. As a Software Developer, I was paid below the average for the Pittsburgh area, and from what all others that I talked to while working here, this is common among all other professions as well.
People are kind, helpful, relaxed workplace