Data Transmission Network
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telvent.dtn.com Omaha, NE 500 to 999 Employees

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    paid the bills

    Account Manager (Former Employee)
    Urbandale, IA

    Prosco workers were good group of people

    local / lower level managers were very supportive

    easy place to work - low stress

    Consproduct 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

    Sales Representative (Former Employee)
    Springfield, IL

    ProsGreat 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.

    ConsExtremely 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 Senior ManagementGet a clue. Your days are over.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Always a step and a half behind

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Omaha, NE

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhen 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great potential, but awful leadership and incompetent middle management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Omaha, NE

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Account Manager (Current Employee)
    Omaha, NE

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

    Consbasically a telemarketer...lots of dialing the phone

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

    Manager/Director (Current Employee)
    Omaha, NE

    ProsEmployees 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.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementSometimes 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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fair place to work

    Sales Representative (Former Employee)
    Omaha, NE

    ProsFamily fairness solid benefits. Interesting company

    ConsNo growth, no opportunities for advancement

    Advice to Senior Managementgive up satillites

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Software Developer (Current Employee)
    Omaha, NE

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

    ConsManagement 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 Senior ManagementGet 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".

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Sales (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat 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.

    ConsMisleading 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 Senior ManagementBe 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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