Dice Reviews

Updated June 12, 2015
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Dice President, CEO, and Director Scot W. Melland
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Dice full-time

    Pros

    the company has an interesting business model, with different industry and vertical career focus there is an entrepreneurial approach there are many good people it provides good employment opportunities it is a growing company

    Cons

    there are different brands that sometimes have different priorities and get different levels of support and investment there is an emphasis on a sense of urgency, but sometimes that results in inconsistent approach and focus

    Advice to Management

    continue to focus on growth and providing direction and guidance to employees


  2. Helpful (1)

    Depends on the department

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are some really sharp and professional individuals at Dice who are a joy to work with.

    Cons

    Dice has now grown past the small-business stage of the organizational life cycle, and beginning to see large business politics creep in to the organization environment.

    Advice to Management

    I am seeing many friends being hired, and departments taking on the personality and profile of the manager. This lack of diversity is already hurting productivity and decision making abilities because we are no longer hiring the best and brightest, but hiring friends with the same personality and outlook as the manager. This lack of diversity will hinder our abilities.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great People; Awful Culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dice full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers Flexible hours Casual environment This is neither the best company I've worked for; neither is it the worst. I chose the title for this review very deliberately. Almost to a person, the folks who work here are kind, considerate, thoughtful people. They are fun to work with. They were good people with a sense of mission, to help tech job seekers advance in their careers. They all seemed to genuinely agree with this mission, rather than simply being in it for a paycheck.

    Cons

    Extremely hierarchical No sense of strategic direction Despite the good people, the culture as a whole is not one that will lead to success, and despite being a tech-oriented company, is not very tuned in to the ethos of Silicon Valley. It's hierarchical to the point that I was not permitted to consult with the person immediately over my boss. My co-worker was chided for making a business suggestion to the president of the company. Similarly, the company, despite being relatively small, moved glacially. The result of this is that workers can complete plans in isolation, only to have them scrapped completely when the upper levels of management see them. Workers were not empowered to execute the strategies they laid out. In addition, the company seems to jerk back and forth with various strategies/tactics, rather than having an overall strategy, and taking steps to implement it. It was like a pendulum that was constantly swinging back and forth.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management would be to create a mission and subgoals, rather than trying various tactics to see what would stick. I would also suggest a more hierarchical organization with openness to new ideas.


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  5. My review

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    Current Employee - Sales in Urbandale, IA
    Current Employee - Sales in Urbandale, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dice full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits New Leadership Flexibility Good work environment

    Cons

    Lack of communication Lack of career training and advancement Leadership tends to play favorites No raises

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more of what is going on. Provide sales training opportunities


  6. Helpful (3)

    Sales

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dice full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people - everyone works hard. Product is solid but not spectacular.

    Cons

    Technology at times seem a little dated. Company does not move as fast as competition is moving in product development. Product team needs to think outside the box.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the customer and end users. Use the customer input that the sales team bring in to move the product forward.


  7. Helpful (4)

    Good...not much chance of advancement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dice full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, time off is exceptional

    Cons

    no room for advancement-not even in my own department


  8. Helpful (2)

    Good place to work if you are in the clique

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Overall nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Senior management lacks leadership direction and future company roadmap

    Advice to Management

    Don't take achievers for granted.



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