Deltek Reviews

Updated August 30, 2015
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Pros
  • Work from home sometimes and the office is nice (in 22 reviews)

  • great people, modern company, good work-life balance (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-Life balance is non-existent (in 5 reviews)

  • Senior management has absolutely no clue how to develop a company internationally (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great Job

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Deltek full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, nice relaxed environment where you can wear jeans on Fridays. Company provides additional career development courses available to anyone.

    Cons

    Moved away from services and focused on product sales. New management has changed the focus from culture to the bottom line. No longer raffle off extra event tickets to employees.

    Advice to Management

    Motivate your teams by providing a collaborative environment where the goal is focused on brainstorming solutions and satisfying the client, not always about timelines and money.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Choose Wisely

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Compensation is at market level

    Cons

    Very little training offered to employees. Human Resources leadership is straight out of the Dilbert comic strip. I have never worked in an environment as toxic and negative as Deltek.

    Advice to Management

    Review employee trading programs for all departments.


  3. Helpful (1)

    My review

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    Former Employee - QC Engineer in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - QC Engineer in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good place to work. Good work life balance is maintained. Management is very understanding.

    Cons

    I had such a pleasant experience. No cons to report


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  5. Bad health insurance plan

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Deltek (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good bonus structure, decent salary, decent work life balance

    Cons

    Healthcare plan is very bad. Besides high deductible and very high monthly, you still have to pay about 20 - 30% on the top of your copay. We ended up paying about 50% for each doctor visit out of pocket. If you count the monthly fee, you probably paid a lot more.

    Advice to Management

    The company needs to do something to come up with a better benefit.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Company Review

    Current Employee - Analyst in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Deltek (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance, great management

    Cons

    None. So far the best company I have worked for in my career.

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. Helpful (3)

    Hard work, but love my job and the people

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Deltek full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Awesome people. Working remotely. Flexible hours. Pretty good benefits. Good advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    3-4 off-hour meetings per week because of Philippines office. Everyone works more than 40 hours. Fairly frequent layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    I realize that layoffs are a necessary evil to ensure a well oiled working machine. However, we need to be careful that we don't cut too deep - people with industry, client and product knowledge should be retained over hiring cheap labor with no knowledge. Work/life balance is very important. It's fair to expect hard work, but too much will burn out employees.


  8. Helpful (3)

    Great work/life balance but no clear path for upward mobility

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Relaxed working environment, very flexible on telecommuting, and nice office space. The holiday/PTO accrual is also fairly generous.

    Cons

    Communication between layers of management is almost non-existent. Company regularly eliminates positions when numbers are not met. Heavy focus on sales at the expense of other sectors of the organization. Frequent acquisitions/mergers. DIfficult to move up through the organization.

    Advice to Management

    There seems to be no almost no focus on retaining talented/driven individuals or any incentives to stay with the company. People are keen to move up within the organization but there is little opportunity to do so.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Desire to be a Great Company

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    Former Employee - Virginia in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Virginia in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge organization Flexible work hours Great people Great benefits

    Cons

    Work overload Department leadership not unified DIfficult to move up in the organization

    Advice to Management

    Need to improvie a plan for retaining talent and provide opportunities for career advancement


  10. Great hold on marketplace but often confused about purpose

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Deltek full-time

    Pros

    - No shortage of smart experts in their fields - Commands several marketplaces and that helps opens doors to partner cooperations - Lots of great gathering events to meet people in new divisions

    Cons

    - Lots of thinking overlaps, confuses staff - Not a lot or room for creativity - Often a lot of younger types that are transitory and earning their professional chops

    Advice to Management

    Teach your employees about all of your products, let them influence the direction of the company and find better ways to invest in your employees.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Not bad, but not great

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Deltek (More than a year)

    Pros

    Growing company with good products and great people. The people make the job "OK". If you are willing to put in the hours and make the sacrifices there is opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    The people are good, but the management group is very disconnected from the employees. More focused on numbers "looking good" rather than taking care of the clients or their team. The focus on revenue and profits shows in just about all areas. No raises (even for star performers), constant benefits cuts to lower costs, and constant talk of layoffs in order to hit the numbers.

    Advice to Management

    Look at other ways to build the business other than just buying other companies. Focus more on people, employees and clients, they are what will drive the business into the future. M&A is only an option for so long, at some point you will need to fix the real issues in the company to keep it growing.



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