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Great technical potential never acheived due to owners' greed and lack of respect for employees and customers.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Johnsbury, VT
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Johnsbury, VT

I worked at microDATA GIS

Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

outdoors recreational opportunities and cheap real estate in the Northeast Kingdom; oh, yeah, and they have never had a lay-off due to lack of work

Cons

"micro management" (pun intended); lack of any professional management skills amongst the owners; when work runs out, good employees are fired "for cause", and to avoid an increase in their premiums, unemployment claims are denied and fought to the highest level; average length of employment = 2.5 years; no Human Resources manager has even lasted that long;

Advice to Management

I will second that "sell the company" suggestion

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Nice employees but horrible management by the owners

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Johnsbury, VT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Johnsbury, VT

    I worked at microDATA GIS

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Pretty location with a leading edge product, although software quality control was a huge issue.

    Cons

    Owners treat employees horribly, always looking over their shoulders and expecting the worst of everybody. It's a huge red flag when a vast majority of a 25+ year old company's employees have been there for 2 years or less. Their rate of employee turnover should tell you something is wrong with this company.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company and let experienced management take over

  2. Helpful (1)

    Treated like dirt

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    Current Employee - Technician in Saint Johnsbury, VT
    Current Employee - Technician in Saint Johnsbury, VT

    I have been working at microDATA GIS

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    They need people so badly you'll likely be able to get a job here without perfect qualifications. Use what you learn (on the job, there's no support for paid training) in a field that can be hard to break into and get a better job with it in a couple years.

    Cons

    Senior management gives middle management no say in how things are run. Middle management is just a tool for the executives to use so they don't have to interact directly with employees.

    There's no career path. Unless someone gets fired or quits you won't get a promotion. Fortunately that happens a lot since there's a close to 30% turnover per year at the company.

    Pay is good for the area, but mediocre for the field. Expect frequent reminders about "not decorating your cubicle unless it's pre-approved" or "not using the executive fridge"

    Advice to Management

    Maybe get a consultant to help you see outside your bubble? I don't know if management cares enough to do anything. It certainly didn't feel like it to me.

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