Election Systems & Software

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Good pay, but no advancement opportunities.

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Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Rockford, IL
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Rockford, IL

Pros

Very good pay. Easy going work environment; that is it is not regimental. Good R&D funding for development tools. Excellent office spaces.

Cons

Products are arcane, and company deliberately stifels innovation to reduce re-certification costs; have been told NOT to fix bugs because the change will cause another certification cycle. No room for advancement. Company tends to hire from outside rather than promote from within. Does not respect seniority at all; layoffs by mid-managers tend to be used to get rid of peole thay don't like personally rather than less qualified and less time on the job. Too much nepotism. No profit sharing. Don't be come to proprietary; you might be out the door on a moments notice.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop hiring mid-level managers from outside the company. Company needs to reduce nepotism and cronyism. Many new hires come from the same company. Establish a profit sharing program. No. He operates in a vacuum, and has been growing the company by buying smaller companies rather than developing from within. Typically have ended up with inferior additional products that usually have bugs or technical faults.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Other reviews for Election Systems & Software

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    Good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  East Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Omaha, NE

    Pros

    Fun, great co-workers, ability to give opinion

    Cons

    all male management - hard for women to advance to C or E level

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    The election industry is cyclic so be prepared to be laid off on the off election years. "Oops, we've hired to many"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources  in  Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Omaha, NE

    Pros

    Somewhat Flexible with time if your in with your manager, otherwise your the only one every actually working in your department.
    Good holiday schedule.

    Cons

    Terrible communication internally between departments.
    Focused more on keeping people that are terrible at their jobs, but have been there for years instead of keeping truly talented staff new to the company. Company needs to reduce nepotism and cronyism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This if for the CFO....Take notice of what actually goes on in the departments. Managers taking credit for their employees work. Getting rid of someone because they can and not because their not doing their job. Managers are not always consistent or fair with all of their employees. They pick favorites and the others suffer. I was there for several years and saw this with almost every department, especially the one I worked in.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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