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Likely my single largest career ... mistake

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Denver, CO
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

I have been working at Open Scan Technologies full-time

Pros

There are some good people there and I made some good friends while working at Open Scam. The office is reasonably nice. The location is reasonably convenient.

Cons

Like another post said, check your personal values at the door. It is hands down one of the strangest working environments you might ever encounter. You're told to lie to the customer - not just stretch the truth. If you are in sales, you can rely on not being paid appropriately for commissions and bonuses for whatever made-up reason that comes to management's mind. The software development process is about as unstructured as it gets. Release dates and functionality are rarely met on time and with accuracy. I could go on. No workplace is perfect... and this one sets the dysfunctional bar.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Treat people like you want to be treated. Having just a tiny bit of integrity is a great first step. Structured software development isn't easy but is attainable. Don't borrow money from your employee's 401K's to make payroll.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Walk on Egg Shells

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Grunt  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Grunt in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Open Scan Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of friendly people. Each group (Sales, Professinal Services, Development) has a nice mix of hardworking and good natured people. The veteran leaders of each group know what it takes to get the job done; so if you are unsure of something, there is someone who knows the answer. Unsanctioned team activities (poker, game night, golf, etc) are very enjoyable. There is a gym in the basement, a massage chair upstairs and plenty of candy.

    Cons

    There is more focused placed on the aesthetics of the company than on the software product itself. Instead of spending funds enhancing what looks to be a college sophmores 1998 computer science project, "leadership" likes to purchase lots and lots of art, expand the size of the office unnessarily and build things onto the office. "Leadership" will micro manage very odd parts of your life. Forget to use the handrail going down the stairs, that's a scolding. Forget to take your shoes off in the winter, another scolding. Of all things though, make sure that you attend the summer and winter company parties. You miss one of those and you may as well look for another job. Notice something that the company can improve on and relay that to management, that's a firing (don't ever mention anything about improvements to benefits). Oh, even though you are a salaried adult, you are expected to clock in and out. You should know that if you take a job here you need to walk on eggshells.

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

    A promising, yet utterly horrible place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I worked at Open Scan Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Many good people have and still do work there. They have a very interesting niche, with a great value proposition for what they do. Lots of possibilities as a company. You can almost always work just an 8 hour day.

    Cons

    A truly horrible place to work. By far, the worst place I have worked in my entire career. You don't really realize how utterly bad it is until you are actually gone. It's kind of like an abusive relationship. You think the problems are you, and the seemingly right things are said to you at the right time, and you don't leave. But then finally you come to the realization that it isn't a good place to be at all, and you find the strength and the inner resolve to believe in yourself and get the heck out. You see all those articles that talk about good bosses and good management? This company is the antithesis of all of those. First level management is generally just fine. The problem stems from the very top. But management hands are tied, and they are bypassed and overruled on a regular basis.
    My recommendation to anyone considering going to work for here: Look up former employees on LinkedIn. Get the straight scoop from them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step away and hire a CEO, or hand the reigns to someone already there. Go travel and enjoy life. Those who work there will be so much happier.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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