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  1. Very fast growing company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Bydesign Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This company is growing and has done amazing things. They take care of their staff and do special events.

    Cons

    It is fast paced and sometimes you get pulled in different directions

    Advice to Management

    Keep aiming high


  2. Helpful (2)

    Company has no interest in internal development

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bydesign Technologies full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are hard, friendly workers here that are keeping the company afloat. The personalities are great, and people know how to have fun when not on company time.

    Cons

    Pay is low in comparison to other companies. Management micromanages to the 100th degree, across all departments. It isn't necessarily their fault. They are simply the inherent effects due to a lack of caring by leadership to manage IT systems, or architecture of the (archaic) software, which makes it near-impossible to support their clients in a timely manager, which snowballs into lack of trust in the development team and blame to the other departments. And to keep it all bottled up the leadership tries to micromanage everyone into a false sense of efficiency. Furthermore, the shelf life of their employees is very short, so the few people that stay to take on a leadership role are usually not of a high enough caliber to be considered for a leading role by most other company standards. Some of the management at this company should seriously, NOT be managing anyone.

    Advice to Management

    This company is focusing on trying to get more and more business, but in reality needs to take a long hard look inward. They need to do a lot of internal development in regards to management training, developer training, professional training, and technological upgrades. Currently, they are not willing to devote the time and money to do this, and if they don't soon, I fear this company will not be afloat much longer.


  3. Helpful (1)

    The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth......

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Bydesign Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people were nice and some very talented. Work/life balance was not too bad and the company did like to do outings/events (although it usually involved employees paying for some portion of the event). My immediate manager was awesome - a real professional. You get three monitors.

    Cons

    Where do I start. The company has no idea how to run a business. Every week (no joke) they are changing some process or re-organizing their internal structure. You have to track every minute of your time as management reviews your entries and will ask questions if you take too much time on a ticket. They monitor your phone, IM and emails. The entire senior management philosophy is built on mis-trust, disrespect and undermining of the middle managers. One Director has been there 9 years and is despised by EVERY employee but is still a Director. The other director is only out for himself and will throw any of his subordinates under the bus. If the owner had one ounce of good leadership skills he would rectify that situation.

    The technology is archaic - a lof of classic ASP. No effort to re-invest and innovate but to put band-aids on their existing code. Every week there are about 100 new defects that come through support. Absolutely no emphasis on quality - its all about how fast can you turn it around. They gouge clients and nickle and dime them to death. They also try to convince clients certain issues are not defects (like a button that has no event wired up). Really? I click this button and nothing happens and that is not a defect?? They treat their customers and employees like MIke Vick treats his dogs.

    They have lost some big clients and a number of existing clients are unhappy. Jeff (owner) is a smart guy but has no leadership skills. He is abrasive, arrogant and the most distrusting person I ever met. It is utterly mind boggling that the company has been as successful as it has. I just don't see how that is sustainable into the future.

    Advice to Management

    I have a lot of advice but they won't listen so I am not wasting my time.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    BEWARE!!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Bydesign Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I learned a lot of life lessons. There is a LOT of talent at ByDesign. Some of the best people I have ever work with (excluding upper management). Everyone outside of upper management are AWESOME! People there work VERY hard and are VERY dedicated. That is the ONLY reason ByDesign is still in existence.

    Cons

    The only way I can describe the President and the "Owner" is that this team reminds of the mean girls in high school. They do things like...have someone interview and hire their own replacement without them knowing that the person they're interviewing is their replacement. They flat out lie to their employees and pit them against each other. Even people that think they are in good graces with the President and the Owner get attacked behind their backs.A couple managers have no problem talking openly about the "eye candy" in the office. Certain managers tend to blatantly treat other people extremely different from each other and have major issues being challenged. They will work you to the bone and then throw you away.

    Advice to Management

    Refrain playing people against each other for personal entertainment. Stop accusing
    employees of indiscretions when upper management does and says things so much worse. Value and respect your employees.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Software Developer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Tampa (Indonesia)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Tampa (Indonesia)

    I worked at Bydesign Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good for college student to start their career

    Cons

    Lots of hard work required to survive not a very friendly place to work for, not a great salary for your experience. The owner of company does not trust their employees

    Advice to Management

    Need to improve their management skills, trust the employees, compensate and appricate for what the developers do, the owner thinks that he can get work done cheap from offshore so that mentality should not be there when dealing with US based employees.



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