Deltek

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Deltek Reviews

Updated January 21, 2015
Updated January 21, 2015
158 Reviews
3.1
158 Reviews
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Michael Corkery
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Great opportunities for top performers

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Constant change offers opportunities
    Access to Executive Management
    Demanding and Rewarding

    Cons

    Hectic pace that not employees can keep up with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work ...

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    • Culture & Values
    • 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Look elsewhere

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule
    Good healthcare benefits

    Cons

    Company direction is constantly changing, and company reorgs about once a year
    Work life balance is a joke
    Expected to do the job of 3 people at any given time
    Overworked and underpaid
    Comp plans get worse as the years go on
    Too top heavy
    Cut in employee reimbursement cell plans

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Chaotic. But exciting.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Deltek (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Deltek is a very entrepreneurial company. They are always looking for ways to grow. If you have a great idea, and you can demonstrate the business case, you can often see it through to fruition. Just be patient and persistent, as it can take a long time.

    Cons

    Deltek is very cyclical. The company has grown rapidly, and then downsized many times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think longer term. Find a way of protecting at least some of the employees from the periodic ups and downs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Former Employee

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7. 6 people found this helpful  

    No Job Security and No Space to Grow

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    -Great People
    -Good Culture
    -Constant Opportunities for Additional Training and Experience
    -Competitive PTO and other Benefits
    -Flexibility

    Cons

    -Focus on culture has greatly decreased
    -Cut off from rest of the company current focus is only on the direct team you're working on
    -Teams have essential been cut in half and productivity has greatly decreased from outsourcing of essential positions
    -Due to outsourcing US employees now take on the brunt of the work
    -Losing great talent due to lack of opportunities for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-Focus on the employee. Ensure that you are secure and on good footing at home before looking acquiring new companies. There is a great amount of discord within the company and this is quickly going down hill. There are very little opportunities to grow upwards within the company. Offering training online is not enough. There needs to be actually growth; not just additional training that is providing a cheap quality bandaid to a deep cut.

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

    So far so good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    On a steady decline......look elsewhere

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deltek

    Pros

    Working remote
    Work-life balance
    Great networking with other companies
    Market/industry leaders

    Cons

    This company is an acquisition magnet. As a result of this, there is virtually no job security. The latest set of "vulture capitalist" see the employees as liabilities (I.e salaries, benefits). The pay structure for commissioned employees was changed and a once $30k in commission is now down to 10-15k. Did I mention that our world load has essentially tripled and to save money the firm outsources to Makati. This was once a great company, at one point I loved it here, now I feel overwhelmed, overworked, and under paid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees

    No opinion of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Horrendous Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Deltek full-time

    Pros

    A steady paycheck, for now.

    Cons

    Everything from company vision to culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire qualified sales management who actually care!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Venture capitalists and profit motive destroyed culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    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

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