Donovan Data Systems
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www.donovandata.com New York, NY 150 to 499 Employees

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    Fun to work, free fruits basket every day

    QA Engineer (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsNice company. relax environment to work

    ConsLow Salary, low bonus, micro management

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It is dying slowly

    Senior Programmer Analyst (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGood benefit, Free Summer Holidays, Almost no need to work overtime at all

    ConsThe product team knows nothing about what they are doing, the company culture is a horror story. Company structure of having 2 people for the same position (2 managers, 2-directors for the same project) causes a lot of power struggling and nobody cares about the project itself.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTime to change

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Some what good to bad

    QA Manager (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    Prosgood family work environment, good work environment

    ConsNo future growth, zero management leadership

    Advice to Senior Managementmake future growth and listen to employee

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I worked there for many years, and watched the company change for the worse...

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsThere was always a good work life balance, and it was a quality that the company valued. Location was great, office space was good. I had some great, smart co-workers and managers over the years.

    ConsManagement changes really rocked the solid heart that the company had for so many years. It was no longer a great place to work. People didn't matter any more, no matter what was being said. The actions were much more obvious. The firings and lay-offs were carried out in a horrible way & below the standards MD had carried for so long.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    DDS - No More (Took over)

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGood work-life balance.
    Good place to work prior being taken over.

    ConsAfter the merger, DDS culture is gone.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not a Tech Company

    Senior Programmer Analyst (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsMost people only work 6 hours. You might have to fix 1 bug a day.

    ConsNone of their programmers actually know Java. There are more managers than developers. The core of their "technology" is still in a mainframe from the 80's.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRetire.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company with limited growth opportunity

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGood work-life balance, friendly people, flexible hours, great location (Chelsea)

    ConsLimited career growth opportunities. Low annual raises don't stimulate to work hard.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTalk to employees, motivate employees.

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    If you decide to take a chance and take the offer, I wish you the best of luck.

    Product Developer (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsThe work/life balance really is great. The location is amazing with the restaurants, shopping and nightlife-happy hours. Socially and for mental health and sanity, being around good people is a big plus. Flexible hours for start time and lunch time.

    ConsSalary. How can a company with such dominance in the workplace not pay their employees at least the standard. (Which you find out what that is by talking to ex-employees working elsewhere, OR recruiters when searching for a new job) .

    "more for less". I say, how about "more for more". When employees feel valued, they will give more, without question.

    Each person will have their own laundry lists of problems. It really comes down to which team you work on, the managers, their style and the work you do...or don't.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReassure the groups of people who aren't on the new-age Internet products that they have a place with the company in the near and upcoming future. There is a genuine feeling of severe unstability across many departments in the company.

    Instead of looking outside the company for people with certain skills, look to your current employees first. Not everyone who works in their current department just has those skills. If you gave your existing employees that chance, plus paying them more, they wouldn't all be leaving to go to the direct competitor.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Job for no ambition people

    Quality Assurance - QA (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsThere is nothing much to say.
    Very good work life balance.
    Haven for people who knows how to talk, but not knows how to work.

    Conslack of career growth. The annual raises are so low that it is a jock. The pay discrepancy between a lazy employee who is doing the minimum vs. another employee who goes above and beyond is so minimal that it's not worth the effort to work hard. In the long run, the company is filled with lazy people who can't get a job elsewhere.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMotivate people by talking to the employee.
    Give there feedback and follow throw the progress of the employee
    Try to listen to the worker bees what they have to say. At the end they are the one who really works to make company success.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It's ok..

    Analyst (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGood work life balance. Good health package. Work is actually over with at 5pm. Great New York City location, right in the heart of chelsea

    ConsManagement is far removed from the actual applications. Like to lend out its employee's to various departments with no extra compensation. You'd be doing the work of someone who would most likely get paid double without an extra dime added to your paycheck.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMust improve the applications you produce. The advertising agencies wish they could use different software but right now the market is owned by DDS. If another software company came into the picture you could be in trouble.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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