General Datatech

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Great Place to Work

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Current Employee - Human Resources in Dallas, TX
Current Employee - Human Resources in Dallas, TX

I have been working at General Datatech full-time (less than an year)

Pros

The work environment is very flexible, t compensation is great, and individual growth is important from the top down. Free lunches a couple days a week and an onsite gym, with trainers.

Cons

Health benefits are mediocre, there is no annual compensation review, the organization is very flat, which limits the opportunity for promotion.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

7 Other Employee Reviews for General Datatech (View Most Recent)

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    Loosey Goosey

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at General Datatech full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent employee perks. Weekly paid lunches. Free onsite gym with free personal trainer access. Some flexibility in schedule. Bring kids to work occasionally. Dogs around periodically. Fun games with coworkers. Drive to engage everyone to get to know each other.

    Cons

    No hard and fast rules. Policies in place but not followed. Wants to be a big company but doesn't want the big company rules and regs. A lot of growth opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Play by the rules.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Run, Run Run Away As Fast As You Can From This Place!!!

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    Former Employee - Sales in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Sales in Dallas, TX

    I worked at General Datatech full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    No overbearing management. No real professional management at all.

    Cons

    Ethical concerns with customers with things like swapping memory and other components within gear to increase margin. Has a reputation for not paying sales reps and engineers who leave if they owed money and there is a major churn and burn atmosphere on the sales side in particular. JW (the owner) is very eccentric and most of his employees think he is a kook (but he is a rich kook) and looses his temper and has said to have run off with profanity laced rants. Oh and don't be fooled by the promise of high earnings. Yes, a select few insiders make great money but only with large long term accounts that have been with the company for years or stolen from other reps who get fooled by coming to GDT. Don't expect to be handed ANY of those. Also new reps will not be given any leads and you will go on straight commission after a meager allowance is exhausted. Benefits are minimal . This is a lifestyle (for the owner JW mainly) company, they have full blown health club and a basketball court in their offices and the owner races cars and owns a jet. He and a select few long term 5-10 year reps make money but the majority of the sales staff with the exception of 4-5 of those come and go constantly because they can't make money there. The companies reputation is spotty with customers. They do a lot of business mainly with Verizon and have some other key big accounts but they have lots of customers who have dropped them over poor account management and execution, and shady practices. Great place to go if you want to waste 6-18 months hoping you join their boys club and dreaming that you will make money (but you won't no mater how talented you are because there is nothing but pure prospecting and their sales force is at 12-20 people in North Texas so all the major accounts are on someone else's named list....). Advise you to talk to people who have worked there within 6-18 months and ask THEM how the ride has been (not the long time insiders who have a different deal).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have made a fortune ripping off engineers, sales employees and customers. Do you believe in Karma?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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