Resource Data Inc

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Resource Data Inc Reviews in Anchorage, AK

Updated August 5, 2014
Updated August 5, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, very flexible, cares about employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - GIS Programmer Analyst in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - GIS Programmer Analyst in Anchorage, AK

    I have been working at Resource Data Inc full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    RDI is a great place to work, especially if you're starting out in your field. There are a lot of more experienced employees, and the team structure for projects mean that you can glean a lot of information from coworkers, who are all ready, willing and able to help. Project managers are also wonderful. They give a lot of latitude on how you get the work done, as long as it gets done. Very flexible. They have a big commitment to work/life balance and make sure that all employees - from the top on down have the same access to working from home or elsewhere offsite if needed.

    Cons

    Benefits could be a little more robust, but they have been getting better. In the short time I've work there, they added short term disability, which they previously didn't have.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up, you're doing fantastic!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent place to work, flexible and really cares about employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anchorage, AK

    I worked at Resource Data Inc full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you work hard, do quality work and have ambition, you will be rewarded handsomely at RDI. They are very good about letting you guide the kinds of work you want to do, and then environment is as laid back as you will ever see in a business of this size. Salary is in line with other companies, benefits are good and getting better every year, and the HR department is the most active I've ever seen and genuinely cares about employees.

    Cons

    Not as much leave time or retirement contribution as the clients that you will be working for. Management is almost too relaxed in a way, and though it is part of the company's desired culture, it leads to communication problems between workgroups at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase PTO and retirement contributions, establish clear paths to shareholder status for all employees, not just Programmers, GIS and Project Managers. Reward fast-achieving employees with interim reviews/raises instead of waiting until the annual review.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work; plenty of growth opportunities; sane management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Anchorage, AK

    I have been working at Resource Data Inc full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    RDI really commits to employees who are committed to the company - there is a lot of room to grow your career and to take on responsibility.

    The company is growing, which is creating a lot of space for advancement.

    RDI has a serious commitment to work/life balance - flexible schedules, remote work, leave without pay, and a company culture that does not encourage overwork. The retention rate is high.

    Cons

    Pay and benefits are kept at average levels for consulting companies - so RDI is mediocre there. Non-salary benefits have been improving in the last two years, but health insurance is still just OK. The leave-without-pay benefit often only works for employees in a financial position to use it. The paid leave is slightly below average for technology positions, mostly because there are so few standard holidays.

    Working at RDI comes with the standard drawbacks of consulting, but the company does a good job of balancing its clients' needs with its employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer/Analyst in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer/Analyst in Anchorage, AK

    I have been working at Resource Data Inc full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company genuinely cares about its people. The transparency and honesty is impressive. You get input on which project you work. There is a good culture of smart and dedicated people.

    Cons

    Like any consulting firm, your experience working there will largely depend on the project you are working on. Some are better than others. They mitigate this by allowing you to move to different projects within reason.

    They do the best they can, but the health insurance is expensive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great work-life balance, some interesting work, mediocre pay, little upward mobility.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Anchorage, AK

    I worked at Resource Data Inc full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are a few really smart people there and if you are lucky enough to be on the same projects it can be a great learning experience.

    For coders, they have some interesting/challenging problems to solve.

    Work-life balance is really good.

    The company is very willing to invest in people fresh out of college with no real-world experience. It's a great first job.

    Developers are provided with good hardware and all the necessary tools.

    Cons

    I've notice that employee experience can vary wildly, dependent upon the projects you're first placed in.

    In my opinion, the promotional structure is odd. Upper management feels that you should already be filling a role to be promoted into it. You likely won't ever get promoted unless you force their hand and if you ask for a promotion outside of annual review time they'll tell you to wait for your review.

    Turnover rate seems high which really hinders any greater sense of community.

    Pay isn't the best. Benefits aren't great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-think the process of promoting. In my opinion, employees should be promoted when upper management wants to reward and challenge them, it doesn't seem like this is currently the case.

    Work to change this culture of "nothing happens unless it's your review." Even if it's not entirely accurate (though I believe it is mostly), many employees feel they have to wait for their review for anything to happen.

    Take some time to analyze RDI's turnover rate and try to determine what is causing it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent Work/Life Balance - Highly Competent Colleagues

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Anchorage, AK

    I worked at Resource Data Inc full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    RDI is very committed to its clients and devoted to the concept of work/life balance

    Cons

    You will not get rich working here, but you will grow professionally if you are hungry to learn.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open minded to new ideas and improve web site.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exceptional company, great business model, care about their employees as individuals

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Anchorage, AK

    I have been working at Resource Data Inc full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, broad range of projects, the company managers are incredibly thoughtful and work with you to make sure the fit between you and your projects is the most ideal it can be. The company doesn't hire for projects, they hire because you are one of the best and that's all they take. Great teammates, most capable company I've been with.

    Cons

    Pay is not as high as it is with larger consulting companies located in Anchorage; benefits are expanding but leave some things to be desired; vacation accumulation rates seem low

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Programmer/Analyst in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Senior Programmer/Analyst in Anchorage, AK

    I worked at Resource Data Inc full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Always new projects, lots of vacation time, flexible work environment. Management cares about people. Very stable. Very moral company.

    Cons

    Pay isn't as great as some large companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Work life balance? Check. Close-minded? Check

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Anchorage, AK

    I have been working at Resource Data Inc

    Pros

    RDI has a consistent culture and hires great people. They are focused on being consultants and so billable % is important, but not usually brought up. They are very flexible and treat their employees with respect, honoring vacation requests and flexible time. No politics.

    Cons

    They don't really embrace new technology; look for the known, proven solution. Open source is not used there much at all and generally discouraged. Opportunities for advancement are limited in the corporate sense (company is organizationally flat) and main career opportunity is to become a project manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in developing more of a corporate technology culture.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A fair and honest employer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anchorage, AK

    I have been working at Resource Data Inc

    Pros

    People get treated well, and the opportunities vary by what you want to do. The project work is generally interesting, and there is an effort to get people matched to projects that they are interested in that advance their career.

    Cons

    There is always room for improvement in communications. Sometimes the vision and direction could be more clearly communicated, and there is still room for improvement when teaming between offices so that the cultures are better aligned.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While it is nice that the offices have some independence, the way projects are done should be better aligned between the offices.

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