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Well, I've never been one to voice my opinion about things like this but the comments I've read are so slandered that I feel compelled to say that Deccan is not even close to a bad place to work. And no, I've not been asked to write this by upper management or anyone else, for that matter. Sure, Deccan has it's pros and cons. Right now it's undergoing a restructure (both logistically and with staff) but no company is perfect. And I'm happy to report that the company is listening to their employees and making some major changes to benefit the company as a whole. The company is restructuring to lighten workloads, create career advancement, improve benefits (they currently have one of the best health insurance plans in San Diego) and prepare itself for a major advancement in the industry. And I, among the many others, am on-board to be a part of this success. For those that give the Glassdoor merit, please don't let one toxic employee (who clearly has too much time on their hands) detour you from working with a talented and kind team and accomplish great things with the company and the fire departments in which Deccan serves. Although I can't speak for everyone's experience here at Deccan, I can tell you that I've enjoyed working here and am sure that most would like both the company, staff and management.Cons
Hmmm....it's tough to provide negative comments after the clear bashing I've just read on previous posts. But, to give true prospects insight into Deccan, I would say that you have to be flexible. Like the fire/EMS departments we serve, "fire drills" come up, in which the employees are expected to rise to the challenge to help solve problems. You must be able to multi-task when needed.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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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...
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