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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT

I have been working at Datamark (Utah) full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Laid back, casual environment where the employees are friendly.

Cons

There isn't a lot of true talent at Datamark.
There are few advancement opportunities and from what I have seen, promotions aren't based on merit.
Senior management has huge egos and very few skills.
Decisions are made based on emotions rather than goals.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Datamark is a lot like the dog in the movie "UP"..."Squirrel!" Try seeing things through once you start them. There is a lot of change at Datamark which at least keeps things interesting, but it is often too hard to tell if your changes are working because you either get bored of them and forget they exist or you come across some new idea that distracts you from your current initiative.

Also, develop a long term plan for where you want your company to go and make your decisions based on that plan.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
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  1. The people and the product are what make working at Datamark interesting and engaging.

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in South Salt Lake, UT
    Former Employee - Project Manager in South Salt Lake, UT

    I worked at Datamark (Utah) full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Fun coworkers
    Making data driven marketing campaigns for higher education institutions is exciting
    Downtown location is nice
    The office interior is colorful and energizing

    Cons

    Frequent layoffs.
    Government regulations on Higher Education Institutions hurting business.
    Culture not empowering,
    Focus on hierarchy and processes over people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Good place if all you need a paycheck.

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    Former Employee - Developer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Developer in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Datamark (Utah) full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Datamark is a fun place to work at. The people are very nice and the work environment is great.
    Though not as frequent as in the past, they do company outings on occasion and fun events, such as fundraisers and competition amongst teams for prizes and such.
    No micro management from supervisors, for the most part you are allowed to do your work without interference.
    Good location in a brand new office with a lot of space.

    Cons

    Employees are required to do a LOT of extra-curricular activities that appear to be substitutes for solid management, company vision and long term direction.
    When things go wrong, they continually hound employees into a room and tell them 'If you see something wrong, say it.', but employees who do are reprimanded for questioning management.
    Difficult to get promotions and raises. Not exactly a competitive workplace, company, or industry, so folks with a great deal of skill you could learn from are very few. Don't expect to learn a lot of useful new things, or gain much experience.
    Infrastructure staff has way more power than they should have, and even more ego. Be sure to toe the line with them or they will make your life miserable. They have recently lost several very talented team members because of this.
    There certainly is a perception that employees are easily replaceable parts.
    A lot of required meetings. May of which are not related to attendee's responsibilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop attending management seminars, stop reading the latest trend in management books, and start hiring talented managers.
    IT Department's practice of having employees who put in their two weeks called to a conference room by their supervisor so an IT staffer can come by the employee's desk and snatch their laptop as a 'security measure' is real class act.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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