Datalink Reviews

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Datalink President, CEO, and Director Paul F. Lidsky
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was Ok...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Solutions Engineer
    Former Employee - Solutions Engineer

    I worked at Datalink full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good benefits, flexibility in work location

    Cons

    very strong in storage business. not so strong outside of the core NetApp / Hitachi Data Systems business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hold all employees accountable to the vision you are presenting.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Hard Charging, Growing Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Datalink full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent opportunities to work with IT Technologies and highly skilled professionals in the Engineering ranks.

    They spend money to make money...opportunities for travel and conference attendance are abundant.

    You are given a lot of responsibility but also a lot of leeway to be successful.

    Cons

    Datalink "motivates" mostly through negative reinforcement.

    Going through growing pains in the services organizations.

    Had a whacky revenue recognition model that impacted bonues and commission schedules.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Aggressively growing company with a sink or swim approach to employees.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Datalink

    Pros

    At Datalink, we are fairly independent in terms of how we manage our business as Account Executives. Management lets us develop our own clientele, pipeline and drive business activities.

    Cons

    With the independence comes little help in the way of lead generation, marketing support, or sales campaigns. Datalink assumes each individual can grow their business on their own yet keeps a lions share of the profit on deals done

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  5.  

    A pretty good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Datalink full-time

    Pros

    Company continues to grow and do good business with large customers.

    Cons

    Product "focus" has gotten very large, but technical teams haven't grown to accommodate. Too little focus on individuals related to growth and support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a line of communication to field level employees and listen to them. Make sure the span of control isn't so large that field employees feel left out on their own.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Access to many technologies

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Eden Prairie, MN
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Eden Prairie, MN

    I have been working at Datalink full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are many different technologies that you work with which offer daily challenges.

    Cons

    Customer growth has grown beyond what employees can handle.
    The 'on-call' is more like a work shift with very limited compensation.
    Management goes after profit without considering the effect on employees.
    Movement outside customer support is shunned by management.
    Advancement opportunities are very limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the suggestion from your employees.
    Provide advancement opportunities

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Leads, Horrible Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tech Installer I in Raymore, MO
    Former Employee - Tech Installer I in Raymore, MO

    I worked at Datalink

    Pros

    Great Co workers.
    Great hours.
    Good pay.
    Company decided to convert over to union which was a really good step.

    Cons

    Horrible room for growth in wages.
    Was threatened to be fired if I went to the union hall for my promotion once I reached my hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be legit and dont hide so many things from your workers in the field.
    Give promotions when they are actually recieved and respect all your workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Positive, but challenging.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Datalink

    Pros

    Great team of engineers with great depth and industry experience. Interesting technology. Peer support is very good and collaborative. Good work environment.

    Cons

    Not enough focus - too many product/solution offerings. Limited upper management visibility. New sales rep turn over is challenging. Definite separation between upper management and employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consult a broader employee base when you are consider new product/solution offerings. Focus on mastering defined technology areas rather than providing mediocre support across too broad a base of products.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    NOt Satisfied with the remuneration & growth options.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer

    I have been working at Datalink

    Pros

    Good to start with.
    Gives lot of work to learn.

    Cons

    Underpaid compensation for the amount of work done,
    NO transparency within Employee & Management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have proper communication between Management & Employees.
    Provide sufficient growth options.

    Doesn't Recommend

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