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- Comp & Benefits
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- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Deccan InternationalPros
I find working at Deccan to be a very fulfilling endeavor. The company is very passionate about the work that is done to build software to assist fire departments in making the best strategic and tactical decisions about where to locate apparatus. As such, we do not just deliver product but have the ability to make a very real difference to citizens in many cities across the country. Working towards this goal is very rewarding.
Deccan is a small company that does require employees to be flexible enough to wear a few hats and step in to assist when changing priorities, requirements, and new projects require it. It is not a place full of procedures, rules, and firmly defined structure. I very much enjoy the challenge that comes with one day not being just like the last and a culture that strives to reward those who go the extra mile.Cons
Due to the importance of the work, it can be stressful at times.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks – interviewed at Deccan International in June 2014.Interview Details
Talk about bizarre interviewing processes and putting you through the wringer. This company is nutty. First of all, I was given a set of brain teasers which they said would determine if I would interview or not. I think they called it a logic test. The problems were complex with multiple variables, constraints and conditions and I was told that the interview would be over if I didn't pass the test.
After passing the test, I was allowed to interview. Then I was asked the standard project management questions by a peer - a project manager who had been with the company a while. After answering her questions, I was introduced to the CEO's wife who seems to operate the company.
She was polite and asked about what I have been doing. I asked about turnover problems within the company and she dismissed any problems claiming that people had opted to leave for other opportunities. I would later find out why some of the people left and it wasn't voluntary.
After being interviewed I received an offer 3 weeks before my start date. Just 3 days before my official start date the project manager who had interviewed me, stated that the company was withdrawing the offer due to discrepancies in my background check. I have been a contractor for several national companies and had never run into this problem. Whenever background information needed clarification in past occasions the recruiter or HR person was courteous enough to ask me to clarify the discrepancies. As an example, two of the companies in my work history have merged and filed for bankruptcy and I've had to clarify this to the HR people. In the case of Deccan, they just pulled the rug from under me and later called to explain what they were unable to clarify. Too late and not cool.
The strange thing is that I have 3 professional credentials - a PMP, a CSM and a Product Owner certificate as well as six sigma training and yet Deccan thought that I was unqualified due to unverifiable information. Its a shame that this company doesn't treat people with dignity. Its no wonder that they will never be an A company.Interview Questions
Reasons for Declining
- Tell me about a time where the client felt the application fell short of what they were promised. Answer Question
They actually rescinded their offer because they could not very certain information such as my past employment at a company that had gone out of business.Declined OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
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Headquartered in San Diego, Deccan International provides decision-support software solutions for both strategic and tactical deployment planning. Focusing on improved efficiency and responsiveness in Fire and EMS operations, Deccan’s advanced analysis applications are used by more major metropolitan departments than any other solution and benefit over 300 Fire, EMS and...
Mission: Our mission is to provide optimal solutions for both strategic and real-time deployment planning, focused on improving security and responsiveness in public safety...