Datacard

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Current Employee - Software Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Minneapolis, MN

I have been working at Datacard full-time (less than an year)

Pros

Good Pay.
Decent Benefits.
decent location.
financially strong investors who leave the company alone to make their own decisions

Cons

too many VP's who dont know jack about management. They treat employees like crap. Projects are staffed at less than 50% of the required capacity without budging on timelines estimated by VP level people. You are continously hunted to to provide hourly updates. Almost daily you get an email late in the evening with a new task that is due the next day morning. similarly every friday you get an email with a task with a deadline on monday morning. They expect you not to have any life or family. They expect you to be working round the clock 465 days a year. Stay away from the company if you value self respect.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get rid of the VP's from software group and bring in people who have software development background.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good pay but poor Software and high stress.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Minnetonka, MN
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Minnetonka, MN

    I worked at Datacard full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The pay is good and they still offer a low deductible health plan which is becoming a rarer commodity these days. The people are nice.

    Cons

    Their software code base could use a refresh.
    -Proptrietary build systems
    -Poor documentation
    -Little to no training
    -Poor test coverage
    -Claim's to be Agile but really waterfall
    -Culture of long shelf life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consolidate the software development groups under one manager. The software is not getting market acceptance as is and should be brought up to market standards.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    It was OK

    Former Employee - Rewind- Inspector-slitter in Oakdale, MN
    Former Employee - Rewind- Inspector-slitter in Oakdale, MN

    I worked at Datacard full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The pay was good and so were the people I worked with.

    Cons

    The materials we needed to do our jobs almost always were never there when it was time to run the job.

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