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AccessData Reviews

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
37 Reviews

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    Growth Company where individual contributions are recognized and rewarded

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lindon, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lindon, UT

    Pros

    Autonomy, fresh challenges, interesting space. Great place to work if you are self motivated and can manage your time well

    Cons

    Poor internal communication, benefits package is not compelling. Can be very challenging if you are not able to take ownership in tasks, it is a very busy company where it is expected that you will see something that needs done and do it, rather than wait to be told

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue to invest in your employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    SMH. Get a clue AD!

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    Former Employee - Forensic Consultant  in  Lindon, UT
    Former Employee - Forensic Consultant in Lindon, UT

    Pros

    Pay was great initially. Some good quality folks. Great forensic software. Working from home is the only reason for the extra star.

    Cons

    No raises or bonuses. TOO MANY non-quality folks. Terrible upper management to include executives. A lot of empty promises. Management screwed a lot of quality people out of jobs to hire less qualified people for lower salaries. I can go on, but either it's been covered already or another bad review will be on here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Outstanding job selling off part of the company to go to a software only model. Problem is, the same upper management/executives still have control. Stop being cheap and take care of your current employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Executive management hasn't a clue

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer  in  Lindon, UT
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Lindon, UT

    Pros

    A very relaxed and chilled work environment (not to say we didn't work hard and sometimes long hours). Working on multi-platform digital forensics and eDiscovery is pretty cool and they have some VERY smart people on the technical side.

    Cons

    Management flip-flop from one direction and priority to another
    Executive management don't seem to have a clue how to run a tech company
    Being a private company financial disclosure has more than a little 'smoke and mirrors'

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Executive and business operations management should quit their day jobs and get someone in who can run a tech company (but as their egos are somewhat larger than the balance sheet I can't see that happening).

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

    Unsystematic, lack of cohesion while lacking the basics of communication but overall "decent"

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    Pros

    This year the company invested heavily in the training of the sales staff allowing each member of the sales team to go through sandles sales school. This is been extremely effective for most of the sales individuals.

    The vision and direction of the company has been great. Combing digital forensics, cyber-security and electronic discovery into a single platform, ResolutionOne, (remains to be seen if it works) has been a momumental achievement that no organization has yet to achieve.

    Flagship products such as; FTK and MPE+ seem to be getting the job done from a technical and operating perspective.

    Lots of young professionals with volumes of aptitude in sales. They all have a great sense of comradery and enjoy helping one another.

    If you get bored you can play ping pong and nice recreational area.

    Cons

    The overall leadership of the company has been quite poor. Management infers one thing but in reality does/means another.

    Plans and ideas are constantly coming up without being thought through. Some of these have massive reprecussions and impact compensation packages. No answers given and no compenstation received for the financial impact.

    Internal communication is extremely poor however, they have been addressing this to an extent via internal weekly marketing updates. Not sure how effective that really is...

    If you are a newcomer, good luck find answers to simple questions.

    *Lots of the advanced products continue to have issues.*

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Chose your words carefully.

    The most unprofitable item ever manufactured is an excuse.

    If you are not taking care of your customer, your competitor will.

    Make a customer, not a sale.

    Integrity is what we do, what we say and what we say we do.

    If people like you, they’ll listen to you, but if they trust you, they’ll do business with you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    What a joke

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pay was ok at the start because management didn't know better. Hiring freezes, no raises (for entire team) and no bonuses over the last two years - it may start out ok but don't expect it to go anywhere.

    A lot of the folks in sales really bust their tails to bring in revenue.

    Great place to get TONS of experience in troubleshooting and developing workarounds if you work with the software.

    One of the few places left out there that you will also get loads of experience in creative accounting practices.

    Proven track record of paying electricity bills on time... the only service I haven't seen cutoff in the last two years due to non-payment.

    Cons

    Their tools are garbage. Support is a joke. Development is a mess. "Management" is terrible. CEO is delusional.

    When asked why company doesn't match 401k - AD is a startup and most startups don't match... "AccessData - Getting started, since 1987"

    Many folks in the sales organization are allowed to invent titles and roles for themselves that they are not qualified to fill. I guess this one goes in the "Pros" bucket for those guys...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of the sales folks that produce, weed out the ones that always brag about their (inflated) pipeline numbers and consistently produce nothing. Those guys are a cancer to the culture.

    Fix the tools. Get product managers with relevant experience over each tool. Too many "features" were suggested by people with no industry knowledge. If the product manager treats a request for an essential function as a low priority enhancement request, they should be fired. If half of the people in the company knew the industries AD tools apply to, they would understand why industry experts consider them to be a joke.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Terrible company to work for

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Lindon, UT
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Lindon, UT

    Pros

    A few good people, a little industry clout

    Cons

    Sweat shop, poor management, no loyalty to employees, terrible healthcare, sales driven engineering, disorganized, drama filled, empty promises, micro managed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire the entire management team, they are the death of your company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Ok company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY

    Pros

    Get to work from home and work with cutting edge technology.

    Cons

    If your position does not involve developing the software or related to sales; then good luck on growth.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Oh, AD

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Mall is next door, some people are nice

    Cons

    Smoke & mirrors, a lot of empty promises, no internal communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    MANAGE

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Sad company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Valhalla, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Valhalla, NY

    Pros

    There us nothing good about what accessdata has done to Summation and the product

    Cons

    Poor management
    Poor benefits
    Really poor hr support
    After rounds of layoffs the company continues to fail

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue and learn to run a company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Federal Account Executive

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Baltimore, MD

    Pros

    Great technology and admired by customers

    Cons

    Limited technical support and implementation service

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Product releases too frequent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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