Deltek

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Deltek Reviews in Herndon, VA

Updated January 14, 2015
Updated January 14, 2015
83 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great mid-level and junior staff; ability to work from home; good benefits (in 22 reviews)

  • The availability of flexible work arrangements makes the work/life balance easier on all and increases productivity (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance, haha - that's a joke and definitely not consistent across the organization (in 5 reviews)

  • Political, blame storming environment, zero integrity in many of the senior management (in 8 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Company Flexible Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Operations in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at Deltek full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Casual Dress, Flexible work, I agree that taking on new projects is at your discretion. IT department is good.

    Cons

    Good luck getting a promotion, most higher positions are filled with outside hires. There have been many layoffs and communication from top down could be better. Getting a contract through the legal department is painful and takes forever- they need to hire more legal reps or change the process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More communication. Better talent management, invest in your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work ...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Sales in Herndon, VA

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

    Pros

    Nice environment
    Flexibility to work remote if needed

    Cons

    Job Security
    Most of my hardworking friends lost their jobs - jobs that has been moved to Makati
    Departments not working together to get a better result

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make employee feel that their job is secure specially for those who have worked so hard and loyal to the company! For many years!! Protect US employees!! They have no where else to go!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Former Employee

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    Former Employee - Professor Service Consulting in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Professor Service Consulting in Herndon, VA

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

    Pros

    - The environment was flexible until the business unit silos were created
    - The people I worked with were very passionate
    - I think the salaries were fair which HR worked to align over the years

    Cons

    - The culture complete changed when the business unit silos were created, specifically the PS silo
    - The PS BU focused on keeping non-legacy Deltek (Maconomy) staff and became very obvious with all the dismissals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Preaquisition - Need to be objective when it comes to evaluating teams.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    So far so good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at Deltek full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back, performance based, great industry

    Cons

    lack of great talent, change is rare and slow, management needs to be more in touch with operations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are many operational inefficiencies, good revenue is only the short term success, please gain some more sense of ownership and work on improving internal inefficiencies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Venture capitalists and profit motive destroyed culture

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Herndon, VA

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

    Pros

    Interesting challenging work, good products.b

    Cons

    Constantly changing goals, continuous changes to compensation that are uncontrollable by you., Bonus targets are raised and based solely on billability then useless initiaitives are piled on top of you and expected to be done on top of your billable load and travel, or you are not scheduled to be billable and you very rarely would get any credit towards bonus goals. Travel system filters out many of the flights you would want to take as that is when people traveling for a weeks work want to fly -making you fly out early, return late and take connecting flight that often get you stuck or cause chaos and long long travel, which makes no sense for a billable person as it is a pass through. The need separate rules for billable travel byt road warriors. I understand a normal employee traveling for company has more flexibility and doesn't travel every week and can travel on company time and Deltek pays for their travel. Consultants travel on their own time and clients reimburse, so this is a problem. Hotels that are selected by travel system are out of policy if not the one they have a special deal and when it looks at which ones to direct you to, major metropolitan areas with big traffic may end up having a 45 minute drive to the client as it looks like only 15 miles is close, but it could be very long and takes more time out of your life.

    Lastly, the last 8 years or so after sale of the company to venture captalists yielded very short term decision making and corporate culture changes that are continuous. There is a cycle to push whatever work they can to the Phillipines office and lay off people here. Most people get laid off after their salaries start getting much above the mean average a new one could be hired for, so little long term future and stability here, you have to worry about job security constantly, especially when numbers slump.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look back to the teamwork the company exemplified in it's early days, and build on the great products this company has. Convince vulture capitalists that long term profitability should be the goal and stop plundering your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 6 people found this helpful  

    Director

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    Former Employee - Director in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Director in Herndon, VA

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

    Pros

    Work from home sometimes and the office is nice. The people are not very kind and do not work in collaboration. It looks nice from the outside.

    Cons

    Horrible CEO, CFO, and leadership team. PrIivately owned by group that knows nothing about running a software company and sole focus is on profit. Many lay offs that employees were not aware of. Great talent was fired and quit due to the "new" Deltek. Spent a year changing HR values, then new CEO decides he may change thrm again. It takes several years for new values to resonate so it was a waste of time and money. Head of HE promoted from within twice in one year with internal HR employees that are not qualified for new role, causing more people to quit. CEO tasked Exec team to encourage employees to wrote positive reviews to change the real negative opinion on Glassdoor. This questions the integrity of the entire leadership team of the company that they need to falsify posts for positive public relations. Pathetic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Run the company like you used to. Get some guts and stop being "yes" men to the owners.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Benefits

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA

    I worked at Deltek full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and fun work environment. They had special events for their employees often. They allow telework and managers are flexible.

    Cons

    The acquisitions that took place between 2010 and 2012 disrupted the organization and made employees feel as though they did not have job security.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sadly Very Disappointing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Herndon, VA

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

    Pros

    Nice office building. Many good people working hard in the middle.

    Cons

    When I arrived at Deltek - I was fairly certain Deltek would be my last employer, and I would retire at Deltek. Over the past 5+ years - the company has gone downhill significantly. There is no opportunity for growth despite on-going promises. There is a high degree of favoritism and unequal treatment. Work-Life balance is non-existent. I work every weekend, every evening, and every vacation with no recognition. VP level management behave like pendulums, and you are often left guessing which way the tides will be rolling on any given day. Unclear how we are still in business. Many concerns over the long-term prospects. Budgeting is very strange. There is no money for sales generating activities - yet there is money for random high value expenditures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There was some great things happening here when I joined. Take a step back and look at past successes. Get to know the mid-level employee. Listen to them - hear them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great corporate culture with friendly co-workers and a hard-work mentality.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Match Analyst in Herndon, VA
    Former Intern - Match Analyst in Herndon, VA

    I worked at Deltek as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Team work, training, company values, flexible schedule, work-life balance, structure of the work, clear responsibilities, good guidance, good communication with senior management

    Cons

    Some of the work was mundane, daily responsibilities were repetitive, lack of diversity in type of work to be done, work began to be outsourced

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider including more activities for interns and inter-department communications, try to offer more activities to increase relations between different departments, make sure interns have an idea of different departments as they could make good potential future employees.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    When you are ready for a challenging and rewarding career move.. Deltek is the place to be.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at Deltek full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Deltek is awash with Type A personalities. Work is done quickly, efficiently and pragmatically. Community among departments is strongly encouraged and offers great insight into areas a single employee may be less familiar with.

    Cons

    It can be overwhelming to compete with peers in this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to walk the Deltek values.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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