GeoDecisions
2.2 of 5 4 reviews
www.geodecisions.com Harrisburg, PA 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Mar 8, 2014

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Brendan Wesdock

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33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Proud to work for GeoDecisions

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Harrisburg, PA

I have been working at GeoDecisions

ProsSenior Management cares about the professional and personal needs of employees and strives to be flexible.
Fun group of colleagues.
We are using evolving technologies to create solutions for clients that, in many cases, improve the way business gets done, make the world a little safer in one way or another, and save taxpayers money.

ConsI think it's hard for some people to understand where their contributions fit into the company's strategic goals - there could be better communication along those lines.

Advice to Senior ManagementRelated to the cons - help all employees know how they fit into the bigger picture so they are more invested in the overall success of the company and keep honest communication going both ways as much as possible.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Geo Decisions Do not Value Employees - Stiff Management - Inflexible Policies, Did not keep employment agreements.

Spatial Database Administrator (Former Employee)
Bonita Springs, FL

I worked at GeoDecisions full-time for less than a year

ProsCan't think of any right now.

ConsBreath down employees necks. No room or incentive for creative solutions.

Advice to Senior ManagementRespect your employees and they will respect you.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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This could be a stepping-stone

Project Manager (Former Employee)
Harrisburg, PA

I worked at GeoDecisions

ProsAbility to grow technical skills. There is opportunity to learn new skills in and around GIS, and in and around related technologies. The atmosphere is pretty good, friendly staff. Headquarters location is pretty good, the commute in the harrisburg area west shore isn't bad by standards of larger cities. There is opportunity for varied assignments among different industries and clients. The company relies a little too much on methodologies, they can be very regimented in terms of approach to business development and project execution.
Partners with ESRI. Will get little opportunity to work with non-ESRI technologies. Starting to look at other platforms.

ConsCompany is starting to churn through staff - turnover

Advice to Senior ManagementValue the staff and promote loyalty to staff, not just from staff

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Geodecisions is slow to reward creativity and accomplishment but fast to punish policy and procedural errors.

Specialized Senior Technical Staff (Current Employee)

I have been working at GeoDecisions

ProsSubject matter experts in Geo Enabled transportation systems. Allow some flexibility in working from home.

ConsExcessive meetings, micromanagement, questionable technical competence of Project Managers and more senior levels. Low level of compensation as compared to market rates. Allow employees little leeway in their job or schedule and little independence in how they perform it..
GD is penny wise and dollar foolish. It watches employee expenses very closely and denies many expenses that would be deemed fair by neutral observers.

Company tends to focus on software independence at the expense of their
customers. They take on jobs that can be done with 1/3 of he staff and 1/4 of the time and budget. By using "open" tools (not really open) they have to keep reinventing the wheel thus costing their customers a bundle.
Also, they alienate experienced and capable creating a high turnover of employees. They then try to pass the costs for their mistakes on to their customers.

Advice to Senior ManagementFire yourselves and get a new crew in, but don't hire them yourselves, get some honest high level help from very competent Human Resources professionals. Give yourself a modest golden parachute and go home. You will be doing the company a great favor.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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