Dice Reviews

Updated April 15, 2014
Updated April 15, 2014
17 Reviews
3.2
17 Reviews
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Dice President, CEO, and Director Scot W. Melland
Scot W. Melland
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great People; Awful Culture

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dice full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    My review

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales  in  Urbandale, IA
    Current Employee - Sales in Urbandale, IA

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Sales

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at Dice full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good...not much chance of advancement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dice full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits, time off is exceptional

    Cons

    no room for advancement-not even in my own department

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work if you are in the clique

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dice

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Senior management lacks leadership direction and future company roadmap

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't take achievers for granted.

    Disapproves of CEO

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