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Culture changed for the worse after the NPD acquisition.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

Pros

Passion for the display industry.

Cons

Culture changed after the NPD acquisition. No longer a display analyst company. Alot of outsiders were brought in who didn't understand the display market or the market research business. Their contribution was minimal and it affected the culture for the worse. No longer about being rewarded for hard work and creating value, but about your relationship with the new President.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Bring in new management from analyst firms, not data firms.

Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Run--don't walk--away from an "opportunity" at this company.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    Pros

    DisplaySearch offers some opportunity for flexible hours and working from home. Working for DisplaySearch also affords you the opportunity to work with people from around the world, particularly in Asia.

    Cons

    The Austin office is very small--less than 10 people. If somebody didn't get you a job, you probably won't be there long, because favoritism is key. If you weren't hand-picked by somebody, you'll be treated like crap and talked down to before your short tenure comes to a close.

    Working in a very small office with a deeply established, hierarchical clique, is extremely difficult and uncomfortable. There is no way to work yourself in.

    Upper management has absolutely no idea what anybody does, and doesn't seem to care. I was never convinced upper management fully understood what it is the company does.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Grow up and get your own job based on your own qualifications, not where daddy placed you. Or, failing that, why not GET some qualifications?
    2. Learn what the business does, and learn what your employees do. Not just the upper level employees--everybody. The company is small enough that you can do this.
    3. Allow everyone to contribute. All your people have really great ideas--if they only had a voice...
    4. Talk to the "little guys" and not just the senior people when visiting satellite offices. Shutting yourself in a conference room with other senior people only further separates you from your real employees, who are actually doing the company's work.

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

    WARNING: DisplaySearch is BAD for your health and career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    Pros

    Flexibility to work at home when needed

    Cons

    -Senior management is extremely out of touch with employees
    -Some senior management have no experience in the industry and therefore lack vision and leadership skills
    -Some management in place have absolutely NO experience in the position they have been hired for - basically they were just hired because they are friends with senior management
    -Favoritism given to individuals that senior management likes personally or has had a previous relationship with - favoritism does not seem in any way based on the amount of hard work or expertise in field
    -Some senior leadership do not want to get their hands dirty with REAL WORK....they make people with more experience than them do all their grunt work...if you are looking for a position to grow professionally this is not the place....you will work like a rented mule and get absolutely no where....
    -All in all it is an extremely disorganized and unsatisfying place to work...avoid it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Find a new job in a industry you have experience in
    -Be a hands on leader with some VISION rather than relying on other people with just as little industry experience as YOU to run the company
    -LISTEN TO YOUR EMPLOYEES!!!!!
    -Stop playing favorites...I understand that it is going to happen almost everywhere you work but you have no shame in showing who you like best even if they have no experience in what you have hired them for or are completely lazy and have no purpose in the company....stop fooling yourself...your employees see right through your double talk

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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