Dice Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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Dice President, CEO, and Director Scot W. Melland
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  1. Sales

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Dice full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    All sales jobs are hard - this is not an exception. However, if you are willing to do the work you are compensated well. Great senior leadership that is supportive. Amazing product development team that do their best to truly understand what the customer needs.

    Cons

    More satellite sales offices would serve the customer base better, and allow for face to face appointments fro new business.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going in the right direction. Dice is a 25 year old company that feels like a start-up!


  2. Android Developer, fun to work for

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Android Developer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Android Developer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    As part of the mobile team, they are lenient based on your current skillset as long as you possess the ability to get things done.

    Cons

    None! Keep doing what are you doing!


  3. Needs Help

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dice full-time

    Pros

    The people you work with are great and make the job tolerable. Pay is pretty good for someone starting off.

    Cons

    Upper management in the sales department do not know what they are doing. Adding so much change and nothing seems to stick. The culture went down hill and pay was cut in half. Demand too much from employees. Turned the staff into telemarketers. Highest turnover in company history the past 2 years.

    Advice to Management

    Stop making changes until it can help the company. Care more about employees again and not just about money.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Expect No Recognition

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dice full-time

    Pros

    The San Jose office is quite nice and has free snacks and engineers get to work with a huge variety of technologies and be able to make a difference within the company though indirect interactions with customers via their software.

    Cons

    Expect zero recognition for your work and expect to work all night every Wednesday night. In engineering there is a middle manager who looks down on everyone despite bringing no value to the company. Engineers are routinely asked to work extra hours, even approaching 60 hour weeks, with no additional compensation or recognition and often not even so much as a "thank you." An open layout is used to save money as cubicles would cost too much clearly.

    Advice to Management

    You have an amazing resource in your engineers that you are going to lose if you don't start treating them properly. Just because an "anonymous shareholder" whines about margins being lower than she or he may like doesn't mean it is OK to not pay your employees.


  6. Ya-hoo was right about Dice

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work culture. Casual environment. A decent place to start if you are inexperienced and need a break in the IT industry.

    Cons

    Management are in over their heads. They have to sprint to keep up with their industry peers and expect their subordinates to work late hours and stress out like them and tow the line or you are singled out.

    Advice to Management

    Get some industry experience away from small town America before you try to lead a global web presence.


  7. Chill place to work

    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dice full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, very nice office in downtown San Jose, good benefits, decent PTO

    Cons

    They don't attract the best talent. Engineering process can be slow to release code depending on how many people are involved with a feature. They removed the master branch because one person kept forgetting to switch to development branch whenever he checked out a repository. Wtf.

    Advice to Management

    You need more than one staging server. You need a better continuous integration process - you can't just put everyone's work onto one branch, then push it to only one staging server, then find out right before release that one feature does not work.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Not what I expected

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance Nice downtown office Good commute (close to train, light rail)

    Cons

    Poor leadership - unfortunately they don't have the high level "vision" the company needs to be taken to the next level Unable to grow the company with providing new products for customers. Mgmt isn't focused enough on what the customer is asking for. OpenWeb was a disaster - a mistake which was overlooked and the customer suffers because of it. Need to allow for "customer" focus groups to really hear what is needed and wanted for customer satisfaction. Seems to be a reactive versus proactive company.

    Advice to Management

    Step in and make a change.


  9. director

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Dice full-time

    Pros

    the company has an interesting business model, with different industry and vertical career focus there is an entrepreneurial approach there are many good people it provides good employment opportunities it is a growing company

    Cons

    there are different brands that sometimes have different priorities and get different levels of support and investment there is an emphasis on a sense of urgency, but sometimes that results in inconsistent approach and focus

    Advice to Management

    continue to focus on growth and providing direction and guidance to employees


  10. BioSpace division has some challenges, that are primarily created from within.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Sales in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    While the company was owned by On Target Jobs, things were much better. Leadership actually cared about the success of the people, and looked for feedback. The office location is very nice, modern, and open. They do have a community focus as well.

    Cons

    Once On Target Jobs (HCareers, HealtheCareers, and BioSpace), were acquired by Dice, things had a very long and laborious transition period. BioSpace came out the worst in this situation. New leadership never really knew how to make this division work within the larger scheme of things. Lack of experience, in higher level positions seemed evident, from day 1.

    Advice to Management

    Rethink how the organization is structured, and try and treat each division the same, regardless of size.


  11. Great company to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Management is great. They promote people based on pergomamce and results.

    Cons

    Nothing con. They are quick to address issues and resolve conflict with ease.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!



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