Dimension Data

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Dimension Data Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
189 Reviews
3.5
189 Reviews
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Dimension Data CEO and Director Brett W. Dawson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is good including festival celebrations (in 16 reviews)

  • They take great care of you and have a great work environment (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • This makes work/life balance extremely challenging (in 8 reviews)

  • Fast pace sometimes means long hours (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Awesome company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dimension Data full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I have been here for little over a year and this is an awesome place to work! The California office is outgoing, fun!, and brings life to the work force on a daily basis. They atmosphere makes you work hard everyday! The people, no matter what department you are in, are all friendly and super smart. There is so much potential and growth at this company.

    Cons

    Some delays in getting stuff done in other departments, but nothing a little nudge won't hurt

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good job, catered lunches more! :)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    My overall experience was about average. They are like most large companies that are highly unorganized.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    The best reason to work there is the diversity of opportunities. There are several roles that yo can apply for being that they are a large multi-national firm.

    Cons

    Like most companies in IT they have no focus on diversity in the workforce and management is mediocre at best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a better job of focusing on process, people, and tools to get the job done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    I had a good experience working here.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great office culture, good benefits and very competitive pay. The hours are also flexible and there is a good opportunity to succeed.

    Cons

    Very little training to start. Had to feel my way through the learning of the job. Felt somewhat restricted by the role I was in, not a lot of room for personal growth.

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  5.  

    Could be so much more

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

    I worked at Dimension Data full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    There's some good honest people with integrity

    Cons

    Elitist upper management with no accountability. A typical company rather than Atypical

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    There are loads of opportunity to advance if you put the effort in. There is a focus on employee retention, and work life balance. While sometimes after hours work is necessary working in a 24x7 global environment it is recognized. There are many parts to the company, and as such there are many different directions to take your career. You just need to understand what is out there, keep an eye on the tools provided and keep in contact with your manager. They will help you evaluate your current skills with the direction you want to take your career and provide opportunities, when available, to bring your skill set up to where it needs to be for that future role.

    Cons

    As mentioned above, sometimes calls after the standard 9-5 day are required when working in a global company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep listening to your staff and keep doing what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Refusal to pay separation compensation after resignation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dimension Data

    Pros

    I believe the best thing about the place was finding out what sort of environment I do not wish to work in given the culture, management and mindset.

    Cons

    The company refused to pay separation compensation after resignation as documented and I had to litigate to finally get compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. They are set in their ways. Best is to avoid the management of this company. They are the poster boys for being two-faced, very pleasant when they need something from you, only to ruthlessly, immorally undercut you when it suits them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Internal Politics Rules

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager/Senior Project Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Project Manager/Senior Project Manager in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Dimension Data as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Decent hourly rate compared to a lot of other similar positions in the area.

    Cons

    Internal Politics Rules. The story: Contract not renewed. No notice given and no transition. Immediate end. Quotes: "Please do not leave this meeting thinking this has anything to do with the exceptional work you have performed on the projects." "This is a client relationship issue only." In other words, one senior member of the client team who did not like my *doing my job* by pushing back on scope creep and repeatedly having to request POs/payment for work already completed in "good faith" effort (i.e. at risk) decided to use my position as his "patsy" for all things wrong on the projects. When his demands to have me removed were not initially honored (they said no - I was just doing my job and was doing it well), Dimension Data ultimately permitted it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a backbone. It was repeatedly stated that I was doing my job and doing it well. Management let internal politics rule a business decision. Also was "supposed" to be contract-to-perm, but the acquisition/merger with Nexus changed that. There were no other projects to be assigned to, as the added employees from Nexus meant permanent PM's were not fully allocated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Growth is stagnant and limited for such a large company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, good PTO policy

    Cons

    Low pay, office politics, bad benefits package, questionable leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire qualified individuals not friends.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A great place to work and grow, however, nothing will be handed to you. If you put in the work, you reap the rewards!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great people, a company that understands the definition of the term "work / life balance," challenging projects, a company that wants to be on the bleeding edge of technology offerings, global footprint, opportunities to grow if you want them. For those who show initiative, this company rewards them handsomely. If you're just a bump on a log waiting for something to be handed to you, it's not going to happen for you.

    Cons

    Very little in terms of cons. This company looks out for its employees and does what it can do hang to talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid people. Wonderful workplace!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst

    I have been working at Dimension Data full-time

    Pros

    Work-life balance, People, Company Values, training, Pers

    Cons

    Healthcare, none, none, none, none, none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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