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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Likely my single largest career ... mistake

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Open Scan Technologies full-time

    Pros

    There are some good people there and I made some good friends while working at Open Scam. The office is reasonably nice. The location is reasonably convenient.

    Cons

    Like another post said, check your personal values at the door. It is hands down one of the strangest working environments you might ever encounter. You're told to lie to the customer - not just stretch the truth. If you are in sales, you can rely on not being paid appropriately for commissions and bonuses for whatever made-up reason that comes to management's mind. The software development process is about as unstructured as it gets. Release dates and functionality are rarely met on time and with accuracy. I could go on. No workplace is perfect... and this one sets the dysfunctional bar.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people like you want to be treated. Having just a tiny bit of integrity is a great first step. Structured software development isn't easy but is attainable. Don't borrow money from your employee's 401K's to make payroll.

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

    Walk on Egg Shells

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Grunt in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Grunt in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Open Scan Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of friendly people. Each group (Sales, Professinal Services, Development) has a nice mix of hardworking and good natured people. The veteran leaders of each group know what it takes to get the job done; so if you are unsure of something, there is someone who knows the answer. Unsanctioned team activities (poker, game night, golf, etc) are very enjoyable. There is a gym in the basement, a massage chair upstairs and plenty of candy.

    Cons

    There is more focused placed on the aesthetics of the company than on the software product itself. Instead of spending funds enhancing what looks to be a college sophmores 1998 computer science project, "leadership" likes to purchase lots and lots of art, expand the size of the office unnessarily and build things onto the office. "Leadership" will micro manage very odd parts of your life. Forget to use the handrail going down the stairs, that's a scolding. Forget to take your shoes off in the winter, another scolding. Of all things though, make sure that you attend the summer and winter company parties. You miss one of those and you may as well look for another job. Notice something that the company can improve on and relay that to management, that's a firing (don't ever mention anything about improvements to benefits). Oh, even though you are a salaried adult, you are expected to clock in and out. You should know that if you take a job here you need to walk on eggshells.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A promising, yet utterly horrible place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I worked at Open Scan Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Many good people have and still do work there. They have a very interesting niche, with a great value proposition for what they do. Lots of possibilities as a company. You can almost always work just an 8 hour day.

    Cons

    A truly horrible place to work. By far, the worst place I have worked in my entire career. You don't really realize how utterly bad it is until you are actually gone. It's kind of like an abusive relationship. You think the problems are you, and the seemingly right things are said to you at the right time, and you don't leave. But then finally you come to the realization that it isn't a good place to be at all, and you find the strength and the inner resolve to believe in yourself and get the heck out. You see all those articles that talk about good bosses and good management? This company is the antithesis of all of those. First level management is generally just fine. The problem stems from the very top. But management hands are tied, and they are bypassed and overruled on a regular basis.
    My recommendation to anyone considering going to work for here: Look up former employees on LinkedIn. Get the straight scoop from them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step away and hire a CEO, or hand the reigns to someone already there. Go travel and enjoy life. Those who work there will be so much happier.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    The best part about working at Open Scan is the feeling of freedom when you walk out the door for the last time.

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

    I have been working at Open Scan Technologies

    Pros

    The friendships made in the very weird environment are quite strong due to the shared experience. Overall, it is similar to having served on the frontlines with someone. You come away scared but stronger for the experience.

    Cons

    When you work at Open Scan you leave integrity, respect, and trust at the door. It is difficult to express how poorly the company is run except to say that it seems more like a large HIGHLY dysfunctional family rather than a business. Big brother is replaced by Big Momma and there is no comedic relief.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You hire exceptional people. Trust them to do the right thing and give them the opportunity to do it. Remove nepotism and the clannish favoritism with more exceptional new hires... You might improve your perspective.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    A place where the only way you can survive is if you are a master of head games

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Open Scan Technologies

    Pros

    Open Scan is place where you can learn all about Microsoft Technologies - You get to use the MSFT Team Foundation server and some of the staff is helpful when it comes to .NET. Working with the clients. The building is really nice on the inside.

    Cons

    The Open Scan environment is extremely cliquish. When you walk through the Open Scan door in the morning you are immediately on edge the whole day. You never know who or what is going to blind-side you. Perception is reality so if you are good at parking your morals and ethics at the door, you might be able to survive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to remove themselves from the day to day activities and not be pulled in with the drama, this nurtures the negative environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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