Data Systems International

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible company, leadership is awful

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS

    I worked at Data Systems International

    Pros

    There are very few reasons to ever work at a DSI. The management team is the worst I have ever soon in my 22 years as a professional working in tech companies.

    Cons

    Not sure where to start. The zero match on the 401K ever is good. There is a private jet for executives only for personal and sometimes professional use. This is called "DSI Air 401K" by the common people in the company.

    CEO is son of the founder. Silver spoon syndrome. Woefully inadequate to fill the role as a leader. In the 2.5 years I worked there I saw him come out of his office 2 times. Was only there 10% of the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with some respect. Kansas City is a small town and you have a really bad reputation in the technology community.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Culture of Paranoia and Micromanagement

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Data Systems International full-time

    Pros

    It's a job. There's no other reason to work here other than a means to pay your bills.

    Cons

    Too much micromanagement
    Too much fear
    Too little recognition for your contribution
    Too many to list

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The theme continues: In my experience in the tech industry, I've had the opportunity to work in 9 software companies. DSI is the worst experience, bar none. It's hard to offer any 'advice to management' when it would fall on deaf ears. It's time for 'the family' to cash out and let someone with real experience and a passion for people, customers, and product to take this business to the next level.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Extraordinarily challenging place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

    I worked at Data Systems International

    Pros

    DSI had a reasonable technical solution set although it was too Oracle JDEdwards focussed which limitted the potential market outside North America.

    They also had good IT infrastructure and HR systems for a company of their size

    Cons

    I have to concur with another review, DSI was quite the worst company I had ever experienced in my 18 year professional career. It was impossible to make any kind of decision as control was exerted from the CEO/CFO on just about everything which was incredibly frustrating. On top of that, I have never experienced micromanagement quite to the level I did here. Worse however was the culture of fear, I would go to work every single day wondering if I would still have a job by 5pm, it just sapped energy and motivation out of you.

    Aside from personal issues, the company is trying to transform from selling a tactical solution to a more strategic one and despite working hard and gaining useful insight to the potential of the UK market, my views were considered worthless perpetuating the probable inability to transform.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have to say it is as simple as treating employees like human beings and trusting them to make more right decisions than wrong ones. As a company you are trying to break in to a new markets and if you completely shackle people you are doomed to fail.

    You also need to open you ears to employee ideas even if they are critical and respond accordingly. It is easy to accuse a single employee of being weak but if ten people in a team fail you have to question if all ten were bad, or if the company was doing something wrong.

    Doesn't Recommend

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