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2 people found this helpful  

What was I thinking????

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Current Employee - Sales Engineer  in  Herndon, VA
Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Herndon, VA

Pros

Decent Salary
Work Life Balance
Work From Home
Good People

Cons

CYA Management Style- Senior Managment due to constant layoffs, poor decisons, and fear tactics has instilled a CYA work ethic. Many people especially middle management are un accountable and point the finger "to someone else" when things dont go the way C-Level expect. People are in constant fear of lay offs and this doesnt promote a great working environment. Have lost a lot of good people due to Senior Mangement's inability to identify own inadequecies.

Lack of Strategy- Deltek technology is outdated and behind the times. Product management road map is non existent and customers are starting to recognize that Detlek takes FOREVER to deliver a product to the market. And when it does,many customers are indifferent. Development team has shown signs of improvement at times, but cant seem to maintain,momentum and falls behind very easily

Just a software vendor-- No thought leadership. Customers are looking for trusted advisor and someone who can help tem achieve goals and expectations, Deltek falls short. Instead of driving market, constantly trying to catch up. Reactive culture versus being proactive.

Just acquired by Private Equity firm. Early diagnosis is uncertain.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay attention to the competition and current market conditions.
Get house in order. Product management and technology needs to be dramtically improved
Start operating like a software company
Think long term and not just what this curent quarter will deliver
Work on fixing poor integration.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor leadership, out-dated products, unhappy employees, constant change from a lack of commitment

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Director in Herndon, VA

    Pros

    - Loyal Costpoint customer base
    - Shiny new HQ

    Cons

    - Outdated/user-unfriendly products
    - Vacuum of leadership at the top
    - An IT department straight out of the 90s

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Update your products. User-friendly is more than just a theory- it's a necessity to compete in today's market. Why did it take 3+ years after first announced to roll out Costpoint 7? It was outdated by the time it hit the streets. And don't get me started on your IPM products. It's like firing up the Nintendo Gamecube to try and impress your friends: sure, it's a fun walk down memory lane, but no one is going to brag about owning one.
    2. Pick a direction- any direction- and stick with it. Then invest in it- and not just around sales. Product development, marketing, advertising. Act like you really believe in what you are doing, plan and build accordingly, and the sales will follow.
    3. Completely revamp IT. HQ is taken completely down for the day every couple months because of technical problems. How did no one lose their job after this happened the 2nd time? And while Blackberry and Windows XP was cutting edge a decade ago, these things should not be the standard in 2012.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible Pay, Constant Downsizing, But Decent Overall

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Research Analyst  in  Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Herndon, VA

    Pros

    Nice facility, telework is encouraged, good benefits, good managers, game room

    Cons

    Low pay, constant acquisitions/firing, high employee turnover, disconnected executives who think they are connected, out sourcing jobs to the Philippines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Motivation is low because people are not paid what they should. Raise salaries and keep your top employees instead of being cheap.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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