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  1. A great place to grow

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MDA DataQuick full-time

    Pros

    People are friendly, hours are flexible, fun atmosphere

    Cons

    Mid-range salary, office politics, new parent

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose your identity to your new parent company.


  2. Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Architect in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Software Architect in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Intelligent people with high expertize and a good attitude.

    Cons

    Office politics, Company was acquired by new parent


  3. Helpful (1)

    Couldn't understand the decisioning data they were selling to other

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MDA DataQuick full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Best people putting out a good product at an incredible time

    Cons

    Self-interested CEO, secretive financial processes, failure to profit during boom periods

    Advice to Management

    Understand that the data you sell predicts the future of the industry you're in and then behave accordingly.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great leadership

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MDA DataQuick full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This is a company that succeeds due to the strong influence of the managers. Everyone works together through the strong team effort mentality fostered by senior management.

    Cons

    DataQuick is going through a transition with the sale of the information technology to CoreLogic. Until the sale is finalized, the company is in a hold paternal.

    Advice to Management

    Management is doing a excellent job managing operations quality and productivity during this time of transition


  6. Interesting Work, Friendly Co-Workers

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Current Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Current Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at MDA DataQuick full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The work is interesting, products are built around national residential property database. The people are friendly, and atmosphere is casual, flexible work hours too. The people include a large team of developers and data analysts, as well as sales and customer service. The paid time off is generous, and the pay is good.

    Cons

    It's a small company that has merged with two larger companies, so it needs to assert its small company culture.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the casual work environment and flexible schedules, they are important to retaining good employees.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Stable, reasonably happy place to work but you may find your career stuck in a rut.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at MDA DataQuick full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Bright, interesting people to work with. The atmosphere is casual, and there aren't a lot of strict, annoying controls on the data because most of it is from public records. The culture encourages teamwork. The structure is pretty flat, so senior management people are always accessible to everyone. Nice location, plenty of off-street parking. Not a lot of drama or politics in the office.

    Cons

    Dead-end career in my case, and I saw the same happen to many others. I was cast in a particular role when I was hired, and not allowed to expand my horizons as much as I was capable of doing. Over a period of five years I reported directly to a series of six different people, none of whom were able to comprehend how much my skills had expanded during my tenure there. None of them ever looked back at my resume to see that I had broader experience under my belt that could have been applied at DataQuick. Frustrated with three years of no pay raise in spite of positive performance reviews, I ended up seeking and quickly finding another job at significantly higher pay. Nepotism is a problem. There is an obvious clique of privileged people who seem to always get raises and bonuses while others who aren't part of that group are given nothing, no matter how well they are performing.

    Advice to Management

    Allow all talented people, not just connected ones, to grow and expand their responsibilities.


  8. Helpful (2)

    S/w Devlopmnent

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    Former Employee - Senior Developer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in San Diego, CA

    Pros

    Flexible hours and Nice Location

    Cons

    No cafeteria on site . No Growth Potential !! You ll be stuck in the same position for years.Largely disfunctional; not innovative (as other reviews state). Generally low employee morale.


  9. Decent place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    Can be better and improved

    Advice to Management

    Continuous improvement



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