Datamark (Utah)

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Datamark (Utah) Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
17 Reviews

3.2
17 Reviews
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  1.  

    Well put together

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

    Pros

    Everyone willing to help where needed, friendly environment. have numerous events to help build unity with coworkers and this may sound dumb but colors are great in the office. Lots of women.

    Cons

    There does not seem to be a large amount of room for growth. Some old guys started this and they are not moving. They don't really help you grow in your field.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer education tuition help to improve your employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Laid back working environment and lack of executive direction

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT

    Pros

    -"Unlimited" time-off policy
    - friendly, laid back environment
    - minimal micromanagement
    - work/life balance

    Cons

    - poor compensation, lack of consideration for individual talent
    - little to no opportunity for advancement, company is not really growing
    - little incentive or motivation to make contributions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start investing in your employees and taking the time to recruit actual talent rather than people with no motivation to do anything. You're losing talent to firms who are willing to pay much more for their people.

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

    A great company with great values and a fun, flexible employee culture

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

    Pros

    Select Care healthcare plan. 401k plan. Flexible schedules. The other employees.

    Cons

    Senior management seems short sighted in some decisions historically.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Dead-end unless you're willing to pull all-nighters and kiss up to management.

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    Former Employee - Associate Creative Director
    Former Employee - Associate Creative Director

    Pros

    Datamark has plenty of profitable clients in the post-secondary education industry. If you're a rock star you'll be responsible for important projects. Tom Dearden, the CEO, is a great guy.

    Cons

    Qualified in-house talent was not considered when filling key positions. One supervisor used fear to manipulate his reports while positioning himself for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know the character of your leaders. Make sure your directors care about your people as much as your products and services. Find out the real reasons why your best talent leaves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Frustrating

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT

    Pros

    Laid back, casual environment where the employees are friendly.

    Cons

    There isn't a lot of true talent at Datamark.
    There are few advancement opportunities and from what I have seen, promotions aren't based on merit.
    Senior management has huge egos and very few skills.
    Decisions are made based on emotions rather than goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Datamark is a lot like the dog in the movie "UP"..."Squirrel!" Try seeing things through once you start them. There is a lot of change at Datamark which at least keeps things interesting, but it is often too hard to tell if your changes are working because you either get bored of them and forget they exist or you come across some new idea that distracts you from your current initiative.

    Also, develop a long term plan for where you want your company to go and make your decisions based on that plan.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    The people and the product are what make working at Datamark interesting and engaging.

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  South Salt Lake, UT
    Former Employee - Project Manager in South Salt Lake, UT

    Pros

    Fun coworkers
    Making data driven marketing campaigns for higher education institutions is exciting
    Downtown location is nice
    The office interior is colorful and energizing

    Cons

    Frequent layoffs.
    Government regulations on Higher Education Institutions hurting business.
    Culture not empowering,
    Focus on hierarchy and processes over people.

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

    Flexible employer, good place to work.

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    Current Employee - Marketing  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Marketing in Salt Lake City, UT

    Pros

    Great place to learn, good people, not slave drivers

    Cons

    it's downtown, wish we were still on the west side

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place if all you need a paycheck.

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    Former Employee - Developer  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Developer in Salt Lake City, UT

    Pros

    Datamark is a fun place to work at. The people are very nice and the work environment is great.
    Though not as frequent as in the past, they do company outings on occasion and fun events, such as fundraisers and competition amongst teams for prizes and such.
    No micro management from supervisors, for the most part you are allowed to do your work without interference.
    Good location in a brand new office with a lot of space.

    Cons

    Employees are required to do a LOT of extra-curricular activities that appear to be substitutes for solid management, company vision and long term direction.
    When things go wrong, they continually hound employees into a room and tell them 'If you see something wrong, say it.', but employees who do are reprimanded for questioning management.
    Difficult to get promotions and raises. Not exactly a competitive workplace, company, or industry, so folks with a great deal of skill you could learn from are very few. Don't expect to learn a lot of useful new things, or gain much experience.
    Infrastructure staff has way more power than they should have, and even more ego. Be sure to toe the line with them or they will make your life miserable. They have recently lost several very talented team members because of this.
    There certainly is a perception that employees are easily replaceable parts.
    A lot of required meetings. May of which are not related to attendee's responsibilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop attending management seminars, stop reading the latest trend in management books, and start hiring talented managers.
    IT Department's practice of having employees who put in their two weeks called to a conference room by their supervisor so an IT staffer can come by the employee's desk and snatch their laptop as a 'security measure' is real class act.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    confusion

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Marketing in Salt Lake City, UT

    Pros

    great people, good life-work balance

    Cons

    re-structuring too often
    huge executive egos
    poor communication among executive team to staff
    immature behavior among younger staff
    silo effect in full force

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management pretends to want to improve communication work environment but looks for the next best fix out of best seller management book to improve things -- when it doesn't work, time to re-structure again... Egos get in the way of good management, no one is really listening.

    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great learning experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  West Chester, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Chester, PA

    Pros

    Income, independence, flexibility. Ability to impact multiple companies.

    Cons

    Not enough resources to support new initiatives

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