Direct Technology

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A decent enough place to work.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roseville, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roseville, CA

I have been working at Direct Technology full-time (more than an year)

Pros

DT is a decent company. The leadership is enthusiastic and they don't micromanage. That's good for a person like me who hates people looking over his shoulder. They expect you to get the job done, but are willing to work with you and help build your skills and career instead of just dropping you off a cliff. DT is a great place for fresh college grads with not a whole lot of real world experience to gain that experience. So long as you're willing to work below industry standard wage. This is not to say the company is cheap, but they definitely expect you to prove yourself before throwing money at you.

Cons

As I eluded to in the Pros, DT isn't the best paying company in the world. Part of this is because they expect you to prove yourself. But part of it isn't. DT isn't the best place to be if you have a ton of experience and are used to making a butt-load of money. Also, DT isn't the place you want to be if you're used to sitting on your butt. Although there are over a hundred-fifty some odd people here, it's a tight ship. Everyone's job is important, and if one person isn't pulling their weight, the whole crew suffers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

First I'd like to say, stop bragging about all the crap you own. We get it, you're very fancy. You have crazy expensive cars and horses and all sorts of crap. But when you nickel and dime your employees over raises and pay, it's a little unsettling.

Also, you need to get a clear vision of your product and who your market is. You need to start thinking more about partnering and less about selling your software one product at a time. You're never going to make enough money that way.

Also, your products are not products the average person is going to care about. You're not a video game company or a CGI company. No one is going to care how many friends you have on Facebook. You're an industrial software company. Stop wasting time and money on useless enterprises.

Lastly, while your veteran's hiring initiative is noble in spirit, it's a total waste of time and money. You don't have the sort of jobs that the military trains people for. So, you need to either customize your staffing division to find the sort of jobs that the military is training people to do, or you need to get off the pot and stop wasting your time and money.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Long on Promises and Short on Deliverables

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Direct Technology full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They actively hire with only a single interview. They have little day to day supervision over the developers.

    Cons

    Inexperienced management, reactionary vision, poor salaries and benefits, bad client relations, technical group seems to be at the bottom of the company ladder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shake up your sales group and hire some professional management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Small company where owners look after themselves

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Direct Technology full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Company gives you a varied experience and are actively always hiring. The employees are what make the company and they stick together.

    Cons

    Work life is non-existent and you are expected to work long hours for low pay all so the owners can get more money. DT is always hiring as their turnover rate is almost the same so the company is slowly either growing or declining.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more competitive salaries and training to your employees and not stuff your pockets with more money from profits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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