Dimension Data

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Dimension Data Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
203 Reviews
3.4
203 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't join this company if you are in the US. You will regret it.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Ashburn, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Ashburn, VA

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

    Pros

    The excellent Dimension Data companies are a great place to work, with some exceptions (see Cons).

    Cons

    The US divisions of the otherwise excellent Dimension Data companies are inexplicably unwilling to accept that they are owned by Dimension Data, which is a fatal flaw that will ultimately harm Dimension Data.

    If you join this company and accidentally let anyone know that you believe that the Dimension Data acquisition (which happened more than three years ago) your job will be in jeopardy: you will likely be ostracized and eventually fired without warning.

    Don't accept a job for Dimension Data in the US. You will regret it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are owned by Dimension Data. Accept it or you will fail.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Excellent management

    • 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

    Pros

    Great to work with and good culture.

    Cons

    commuting is a problem and daunting at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Reserve my comments

    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    Growing company in an exceptional pace

    Cons

    Low on employee integrity. Not suited for MNC employees to join

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start trusting. Be more employee friendly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    5 years working here

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Client Manager in Bru (Belgium)
    Current Employee - Senior Client Manager in Bru (Belgium)

    I have been working at Dimension Data

    Pros

    No micro management
    Flexible work environment
    Knowledge technical people
    Broad portfolio

    Cons

    Knowledge too concentrated with limited amount of people
    Not worldwide standardized in solutions and methodology

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look beyond your country or region

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working with Dimension Data

    • 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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Best company for technical individuals (engineers), Plenty of opportunities to upskill for engineers, good practice on project management, good team of engineers who share knowledge with others. in 2 to 4 years, fresh engineers can become experts in any domain.

    Cons

    Senior Management is not aware of what is happening at the middle level. Middle level managers are left alone to manage projects and client support. HR support not visible. Appraisals at all levels are mere namesake. Becoming a box selling organization than a technically strong company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Vision and Mission is fine, but the actual strength of company should not be given lowest priority

  7.  

    Networking Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Network Engineer Intern in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Network Engineer Intern in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Dimension Data

    Pros

    Exposure to networking devices, lots of things to learn

    Cons

    Work timings, no fixed work place. Then again, that is expected when you are a network engineer.

  8.  

    Senior developer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Flexibility of working, performance bonus, career development path . (only for internal staff)

    Cons

    looking for timely solutions but not quality of the solution. Employee turn over is very high due to inefficient practices of some of the team leads.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recording and recognition is need to be improved on those who are really performing than promoting those who are shining brightly on others hard work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good for freshers candidates

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Very Good for Fresher Candidate in Calcutta (India)
    Former Employee - Very Good for Fresher Candidate in Calcutta (India)

    I worked at Dimension Data as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    1. Scope to grow up your technical knowledge.
    2. learn to handle clients.
    3. play as a team member.
    4. Extreme level co-operation from seniors.

    Cons

    1. No Salary Satisfaction.
    2. Too much field work.
    3. All are in contractual (third party payroll)

    Recommends
  10.  

    Good bunch of people to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Melbourne (Australia)

    I have been working at Dimension Data

    Pros

    Potential 5% increase per year

    Cons

    Salaries are way below national average. Embarrasing. Abusing current market trend where jobs are outsourced to 'peanut' countries

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees so they never wish to leave !!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    A great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Fairly competitive (but not overly generous) salaries. However, I also received an above target bonus 3 years in a row.
    Teamwork and success is highly valued and there is very much a "can-do" attitude in evidence amongst managment and the rest of the company.
    Good opportunites for promotion and further educatioin/qualiifications paid for by the company.
    Occasional opportunites to travel (not excessively though)
    Working from home a couple of days per week is an accepted part of the culture and management seem quite happy with this provided the job gets done, and there is no impact on the client.
    Senior management including the Managing Director (usually around bonus time) will go around and approach reletively junor employees to personally thank them for their ontribution during the year - this is hugely motivating.

    Cons

    Other than occasional office politics (which exists in every large organisation) there is very little to complain about.
    The management structure is very flat so there are not layers and layers of management and bureaucracy to deal with. Ths is a good thing many ways, but occasionally proper processes are not put in place until after a problem has arisen.
    Although I work a Monday to Friday standard business hours, occasionally I will receive an urgent phone call out of hours or on weekends which has to be dealtt with quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communcation could be improvied a litle. This is a minor issue though and for the most part i have confidence in senior management and the direction they are taking the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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