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DataCert Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
32 Reviews
3.3
32 Reviews
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  1.  

    I love my job and my product

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    Current Employee - Principal Developer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Principal Developer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at DataCert full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I have been meaning to post this review for a while now, but the Oct. 9th review was a call to action for me. I love my job and I work with a great team. I am also very proud of the product that I have help create in Passport. I have worked as part of the engineering team at Datacert developing Passport for nearly 5 years. This is hands down the best place I have ever worked, and it is the longest I have worked anywhere, and this is the best development effort I have ever been a part of. The work is interesting and there is strong focus on doing it right, so the supporting roles are in place (QAs, PMs, support, etc), there is a CI environment, agile is practiced,etc., which makes it easier for me to focus on design and development instead of trying to do everything.

    The new office is pretty slick, standing desk, lots of natural light,etc. There are opportunities to advance, the work live balance is decent, and I am pretty certain people are not being forced to work 60 hour weeks, like the Oct. 9th review said. There are times when you know a deadline is coming so you know to put in some extra time, but developers are not yelled at or forced to work overtime. We are a close group in engineering, we have worked together for years, and I am pretty certain you are not one of us.

    Cons

    If you don't like working in team rooms, this may not be the place for you, as you are not going to get a cube / office as a developer in engineering. No restaurant in the building yet.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Run the other way!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DataCert full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Not much to say here...

    Cons

    Worst manager I've ever had anywhere. Non-existent onboarding and training for role. Literally told to 'figure out what your job is'.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Response on Oct 9 Posting

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    Current Employee - Concerned Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Concerned Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at DataCert full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I recently read the latest post and was somewhat perplexed at the individuals comments. First of all, the company has an open door policy and if you have something to say to management, schedule a meeting. The product, it leads the market and the development is extremely proud of its clear leadership position in the market place recognized by both clients and Gartner. Fortune 1 recently invited the executive team to congratulate them on the product in fact.

    Finally, the CEO did take a vacation this summer and like everyone, is entitled to take some time. He does not take all of his vacation every year and never has in the 5 years with the company. He gets to work very early and stays late working on trying to make the company a better place. If you want to talk to him, I am sure he would welcome your feedback ....negative or positive. At least consider giving you feedback to your boss directly instead of on Glassdoors.

    Cons

    The work hours can be long...especially in a high growth company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Poor leadership, poor product and no vision means no hope

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    Current Employee - Passport Development in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Passport Development in Houston, TX

    I have been working at DataCert full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Reputation as market leader makes good line item on resume. Development challenge can be good at times

    Cons

    Leadership has no idea how to motivate people and are almost totally absent from day to day stress. Always hear how the senior leadership is on a fishing trip while everyone else is yelled at for working less than 60 hours a week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pull your head out of your you know what
    Treat people fairly
    Find a different job - this company WILL be better off if purged of senior leadership (CEO and his directs)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent workplace and great work culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at DataCert full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very friendly management, great team, latest languages like groovy and other emerging technologies along with agile SDLC eases the development process. Great benefits, competitive salary and no micro management. No work pressure at all and great scope for learning things. Its a great company to work for developers

    Cons

    no cons, its a good company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Fantastic

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at DataCert full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some of the best minds at work!!!!

    Cons

    No work life Balance at datacert

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it going!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It's all about billable hours

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DataCert full-time

    Pros

    The people are nice. Snacks and drinks are provided.

    Cons

    Management is chaotic, processes are disorganized and poorly defined, communication is terrible, and upper management has no regard whatsoever for the people doing the work. They sell projects on concession, then lay off employees unlucky enough to be assigned to those projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Really Good. More than expected!!!

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Business Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at DataCert full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It's very good place to grow as company is growing and getting new clients.

    Cons

    Things are kind of messy and existing management is putting everything together.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication is the key with the resources!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good people and very fast pace

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DataCert full-time

    Pros

    Datacert is a very fast pace environment that is growing quickly. Most of the employees are a pleasure to work with and easily become friends more than just colleagues. Headquarters has Kitchens with snacks and drinks (soda, tea and coffee). Benefits are good.

    Cons

    Some department managers hold things "their cards" very close which can hurt collaborate efforts between departments within the company.
    Pay is fair but employees are not always rewarded for the amount of effort they put in especially in a fast/busy environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continually enforce expectations of lower management and all employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Decent place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at DataCert full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - the people in both Dallas and Houston

    Cons

    - the work can be quite boring
    - no career paths
    - no bonuses
    - proprietary software implementation is not portable to other jobs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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