Data Transmission Network

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    paid the bills

    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Urbandale, IA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Urbandale, IA

    I worked at Data Transmission Network full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    co workers were good group of people

    local / lower level managers were very supportive

    easy place to work - low stress

    Cons

    product not as relevant in their industry as once were

    lots of cold calling to subscriber base

    compensation plan changes annually and erratically

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    Sheer Misery and a Joke

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Springfield, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Springfield, IL

    I worked at Data Transmission Network full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great place to take a nap at work. You'll sell as much stuff doing that as you will trying to sell their junky services that do not work and no one wants.

    Cons

    Extremely tough sell, as all of the services they sell are found free on the internet, contrary to what they tell you. None of the services even work accurately. The market prices and the elevator cash bids are from the previous day. The weather is a joke. One time at the office for example, their weather said no precipitation for the next 3 hours, yet it was probably the fiercest storm I've ever witnessed outside! You get paid peanuts to cold call and strike out every day. The commissions get worse every year. Every person you call is so tired of hearing from DTN that they'll never buy anything. Extremely over hyped and over marketed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue. Your days are over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    keep your head down, show up every day, don't make waves or try to move up

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Data Transmission Network full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    you can stay there forever if you do average work and show up every day.

    Cons

    hard to move up, old technology that is crummy to support

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Always a step and a half behind

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Data Transmission Network full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule
    Decent benefits
    plenty of parking in the parking lot

    Cons

    Product managers driven by ego rather than a desire to innovate
    Backward looking management
    Disjointed management, and communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When selecting individuals to develope and maintain product, it is imperative to find a person that doesn't get immobilized by criticism of the product. Innovate, look at what other companies int he same arena are doing to stay ahead of the curve.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great potential, but awful leadership and incompetent middle management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Data Transmission Network

    Pros

    The pay is good and the brand is strong.
    Good opportunity for those just starting out or early on in their careers

    Cons

    Very short-sighted mentality, with extreme lack of visionary leadership.
    Ethically compromised leadership and management created an abusive culture where only those who agreed with management were rewarded (even when management was wrong)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean up your act. Learn how to recognize and foster talent, and avoid the propensity toward cronyism which is so rampant in this company

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It was OK...I dont know how it is now

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    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Data Transmission Network

    Pros

    Pay was great...if you are good...although I think the commission plan is not as good as it was

    Cons

    basically a telemarketer...lots of dialing the phone

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    DTN was a great place to work, good people, good work life balance

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    Current Employee - Manager/Director  in  Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Manager/Director in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Data Transmission Network

    Pros

    Employees that care and take pride in a job well done.
    Opportunity to advance within the company
    Willing to pay top dollar ot top performers to retain their expertise
    Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Smaller company so opportunities can be limited for advancement.
    People a little territorial/favoritism pretty common in a smaller company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes decisions were made to include people at certain positions for the wrong reason. Focus on getting the right person for the job, don't worry about past associations

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Fair place to work

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Data Transmission Network

    Pros

    Family fairness solid benefits. Interesting company

    Cons

    No growth, no opportunities for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give up satillites

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company is in a great place because the mid-level managers really understand thier customers and employees.

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    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Data Transmission Network

    Pros

    Laid back, friendly, and casual work environment. For the most part it is a very fair and pressure free place to work.

    Cons

    Management has problems turning a laid back and casual work environment into dollars. As a result, we usually end up rushing products out the door unfinished for the sole purpose of hitting some manager's project quota. Additionally, due to the financial situation of the company, many of the perks you would find at other companies are missing. For example: bonuses, company parties/outings, encentive programs, team building experiences are all virtually non-existant (unless it comes out of the managers pocket).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get in touch with your employees. Not the people directly below you but rather the people at the ground floor. They are the ones who actually know what your customers want. Not your paper pushers that produce nothing but reports based on data collected and then passed through 3 layers of refinement so that it "looks good".

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hired on in sales capacity and left after less than one year due to poor management treatment and poor compensation.

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at Data Transmission Network

    Pros

    Great Product to sell and your coworkers are great pople to work with. Customers were also fantastic to work with and are very loyal to telvent DTN products and services.

    Cons

    Misleading Management and Human Resource Department. Before and during the interview process I was misled regarding the compensation structure. I left voluntarily and was not paid accrued vacation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be upfront and honest with people before onboarding and do not request unreasonable data ie; ten years of W-2's to prove earnings, business plans, examples of spreadheets, proposal cover letters etc. Have managers who will conduct interviews arrive on time for the interview and not take calls during the interview.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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