Dice Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
17 Reviews
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17 Reviews
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Dice President, CEO, and Director Scot W. Melland
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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 for less than a 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Absolutely horrible work experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Urbandale, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Urbandale, IA

    I have been working at Dice full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Pay is OK
    - There are some people there, primarily those that have been there 5 years or less, who are good at what they do and current in their knowledge.

    Cons

    - Absolutely no strategic direction whatsoever
    - Make people directors and managers just because they've been there a while
    - No communication within or between departments
    - Lots of dead weight staff that has been there a long time and brings no value
    - Stuck in the 90s for processes (when they exist) and technology
    - HR department is a laughingstock
    - Spends a ridiculous amount of money on fluff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of 90 percent of the directors and above in the organization. Certain areas are extremely over staffed, while others are greatly understaffed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unpredictable...

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    Former Employee - National Accounts Executive  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - National Accounts Executive in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at Dice full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Salary was good. Compensation was good. Coworkers were great.

    Cons

    Lack of communication from management.

    I was terminated without so much as a verbal warning, a written review, or final warning. I got a call from my manager, and out of the blue I was informed I was terminated.

    Beware a company that lacks communication.

    As far as I knew, I was an employee in good standing.

    I moved from Colorado to Florida to take this job. In less than six months, I was fired. Again, without so much as a performance review.

    Beware! Beware! Beware!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with your field sales team!

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

    At one time a great company to work for, not so much the last 6 years.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dice full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Talented co-workers, good vacation benefits and over-all company culture amoung lower ranks. SR. Management has the potential to be effective, if there was more oversite on HR practices.

    Cons

    Out of touch senior management, deplorable HR that unfortunately covers-up or creates problems. Real issues seem to not make it to senior management. Favoritism and unprofessionalism is especially noted. Wistle blowers have been terminated, leaving the rest of us to look the other way or face the same fate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please hire new HR personnel. The current team ia not reporting real issues that could lead to lawsuits if not corrected. In large part the HR Dept is the biggest problem Dice has.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 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 for more than a 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
  7.  

    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
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Sales

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at Dice full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good people - everyone works hard. Product is solid but not spectacular.

    Cons

    Technology at times seem a little dated. Company does not move as fast as competition is moving in product development. Product team needs to think outside the box.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the customer and end users. Use the customer input that the sales team bring in to move the product forward.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good...not much chance of advancement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dice full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits, time off is exceptional

    Cons

    no room for advancement-not even in my own department

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work if you are in the clique

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dice

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Overall nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Senior management lacks leadership direction and future company roadmap

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't take achievers for granted.

    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    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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