Dice Reviews

Updated October 6, 2014
Updated October 6, 2014
20 Reviews
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Dice President, CEO, and Director Scot W. Melland
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    SE

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dice

    Pros

    I enjoyed my journey with Dice. I have seen so many changes in less time than any other places in career. As per my thinking company had steep growth. Lot of new and recent technologies introduced. And if you want to learn new stuff, this would be one of the place to expand your ideas. Ideas and putting that in motion that's called Dice.

    Cons

    People in different teams need to understand one thing you, can't be along with your friends and colleagues lifetime at any place. Change always comes with change of people too. When company is expanding need to help them instead sit and whine about new management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would like to advice new people to continue and maintain future outlook talks like you did after new management took place. I am pretty happy with that way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Leadership Vacuum

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA

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

    Pros

    Great people. The people make the company what it is. The staff are VERY knowledgable and very friendly to work with. The personalities and the great work ethic the people bring make dice a great place to work

    Cons

    Complete and total vacuum in leadership. People being put in positions of great responsibility who shouldn't be running the corner gas station. Nobody has a global vision for this global company. Everyone (except a very few) in senior leadership roles can be sold anything at any time by a good salesman. Without a wholesale change in senior leadership, Dice may not be around in 5 years. Once great, now stale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rethink Denver and Santa Clara.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Challenges to overcome

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Urbandale, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Urbandale, IA

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

    Pros

    Dice definitely pays well and has some very good time off policies with lots of vacation time and personal days, etc. The product itself is interesting to work on.

    Cons

    Ever since LinkedIn became a force, Dice has been challenged and along with the 2009 recession, this has caused quite a bit of turmoil. Turnover has been rather high and many good people have either left or been removed. Several changes at the top have also created concern and overall, the future looks fairly complicated for Dice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do what you can to retain the good people you have left.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Depends on the department

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dice

    Pros

    There are some really sharp and professional individuals at Dice who are a joy to work with.

    Cons

    Dice has now grown past the small-business stage of the organizational life cycle, and beginning to see large business politics creep in to the organization environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am seeing many friends being hired, and departments taking on the personality and profile of the manager. This lack of diversity is already hurting productivity and decision making abilities because we are no longer hiring the best and brightest, but hiring friends with the same personality and outlook as the manager. This lack of diversity will hinder our abilities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Run the other way!

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Urbandale, IA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Urbandale, IA

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

    Pros

    Casual dress, nice facilities, team atmosphere.

    Cons

    Woefully inadequate management simply didn't have a clue. "My way or the highway" approach prevented me from introducing any outside expertise. Any opinions from sales department will trump those of marketing or any other.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop surrounding yourself with yes men. Realize that your staff in Iowa are not second-class life forms compared to the New York, Ivy League management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great People; Awful Culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers
    Flexible hours
    Casual environment

    This is neither the best company I've worked for; neither is it the worst. I chose the title for this review very deliberately. Almost to a person, the folks who work here are kind, considerate, thoughtful people. They are fun to work with. They were good people with a sense of mission, to help tech job seekers advance in their careers. They all seemed to genuinely agree with this mission, rather than simply being in it for a paycheck.

    Cons

    Extremely hierarchical
    No sense of strategic direction

    Despite the good people, the culture as a whole is not one that will lead to success, and despite being a tech-oriented company, is not very tuned in to the ethos of Silicon Valley. It's hierarchical to the point that I was not permitted to consult with the person immediately over my boss. My co-worker was chided for making a business suggestion to the president of the company. Similarly, the company, despite being relatively small, moved glacially. The result of this is that workers can complete plans in isolation, only to have them scrapped completely when the upper levels of management see them. Workers were not empowered to execute the strategies they laid out. In addition, the company seems to jerk back and forth with various strategies/tactics, rather than having an overall strategy, and taking steps to implement it. It was like a pendulum that was constantly swinging back and forth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management would be to create a mission and subgoals, rather than trying various tactics to see what would stick. I would also suggest a more hierarchical organization with openness to new ideas.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Dice is really great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dice full-time

    Pros

    Great people and lots of interesting work.

    Cons

    No room for personal growth

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good energy, collaborative, relaxed environment.

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    Current Employee - Shared Services Contractor in Urbandale, IA
    Current Employee - Shared Services Contractor in Urbandale, IA

    I have been working at Dice as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    I am enjoying my time at Dice. Functioning like a true tech company the atmosphere is relaxed and casual. If you prefer to wear jeans and a sweatshirt on Tuesday you can, if you like to wear dress pants you can do that too. A fun environment that seems like it encourages a happy, relaxed but productive work place.

    Cons

    All parts of the business (customer service, sales, marketing, tech service/repair etc) are laid out in chunks, sometimes it can be difficult for the individual units to work together or communicate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good company, but struggling to find its place in a changing environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great brands, smart people to work with

    Cons

    Slow to make changes, particularly in Prodcut

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find ways to move faster

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    My review

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    Current Employee - Sales in Urbandale, IA
    Current Employee - Sales in Urbandale, IA

    I have been working at Dice full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits
    New Leadership
    Flexibility
    Good work environment

    Cons

    Lack of communication
    Lack of career training and advancement
    Leadership tends to play favorites
    No raises

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more of what is going on. Provide sales training opportunities

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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